Monthly Archives: August 2012

monsoon, monkeys and media: three things bethraham dominates

Well, the hills are alive once again with ferns and mossy undergrowth, the trails have been transformed into streambeds, and our closets bear the familiar scent of mildew.  The kids are back in dorms and we just finished our first … Continue reading

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pictures: nubra valley and the legend of khardung la

Our last major excursion from Leh was to the Nubra Valley, which lies about five hours’ drive northeast of Leh. The route takes you over the Khardung La pass, which is advertised and known as the “highest motorable road in … Continue reading

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photos: a tour of Tibetan Buddhist monasteries

A couple of our days in Ladakh were spent touring the monasteries within a two hour radius of Leh.  These striking structures can be seen for miles away, perched up on rocky outcroppings throughout the Indus Valley.  They all shared … Continue reading

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