Tibet'- Where Earth Meets Sky
deep in the Indian Himalayas on the western edge of the Tibetan
plateau, Ladakh, or 'Little Tibet', is one of the highest and driest
inhabited places on earth. This is an extremely harsh environment,
yet for centuries it has been home to a rich and self-sustaining
a land that can be described only in speculative expanse. Geographical,
historical and human factors have endowed this region, known earlier
as Manyul - the land of men - with its unique character and place
in the World.
area of 59,000 square kilometres having one of the lowest population
densities in the world: 2 inhabitants per kilometre, 59,000 square
kilometres of rocky desert, apparently inhospitable mountains, A
world of bewitching silence, framed in a parallel fashion by two
of the most imposing mountain ranges, the Karakorams to the North,
the Himalayas to the South. The land
of jagged peaks, high passes and barren landscape.
a rich landscape, peopled with different ethnic groups.