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 Kashmir to Ladakh Overland 2015

Ladakh is a  rugged corner of north India's Himalayas. It is inhabited by people of Indo-Aryan and Tibetan descent. And is often referred to as little Tibet because of its historical connection to Lhasa. This land of high passes is also known as the land beyond time.

Kashmir is the northernmost geographical region of the Indian subcontinent. Until the mid-19th century, the term "Kashmir" denoted only the Kashmir Valley between the Great Himalayas and the Pir Panjal Range. For the last 20 years Kashmir has been largely off limits to tourism.

Despite the high altitudes, rugged conditions and ever changing weather the mountain vistas between Kashmir and Ladakh are spectacular. The road, bordering Pakistan to the North, closes frequently due to snow and poor conditions and is impassible for most of the year. It is the highest motorable road in the world. It was a thrill to travel on it!

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