is referred to as 'the land between earth and sky.' In the rarefied
air at 3,500 meters, with temperatures ranging from scorching
to freezing and raging rivers slicing through bone-dry land, Ladakh
assuredly feels like 'another world.' Tikse village hugs the slopes
of a hill and is crowned by Tikse gompa, or monastery.
The gompa's roof-terrace provides a superb view
of the Indus River set in a wide, flat valley framed by snow-capped
peaks. Tikse was founded by Gelugpa Buddhists in the 15th century.
Ladakh, Jammu & Kashmir
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