Buddhist monasteries, Ladakh

Ladakh is located in India's most northern state, Jammu & Kashmir. Ladakh is a mountainous region which includes parts of both the Himalayan and Karakoram mountain ranges. The population mostly live at an altitude of between 8,000ft and 14,000ft. These images focus on the Buddhist monasteries found throughout the landscape.

Statue, Thiksey monastery

Prayer flags on a bridge, Stakna Monastery

Dosmoche fetival, Likir monastery

Mountain view, Spituk monastery

Boy serving tea, Thiksey monastery

Puja, Thiksey monastery

Dosmoche festival, Likir monastery

Monks watch Dosmoche performances, Likir monastery

Monk, Spituk monastery

Prayer room door handle, Ladakh

Statue, Hemis monastery

The cook, Rhizong monastery

Dalai Lama card, Stakna monastery

Dosmoche festival, Likir monastery

Monk, Likir monastery

Monk, Hemis monastery

Food bowls, Thiksey monastery

Monk, Rhizong monastery

Monk playing cricket, Rhizong monastery

Prayer room, Atitse monastery

Prayer flags, Ladakh

Dosmoche festival, Likir monastery

Prayer wheels, Stakna monastery

Prayer wheel, Spituk monastery

Prayer flags in the landscape, Ladakh

Inscribed stones, Thiksey monastery

Dosmoche festival, Likir monastery

Monk, Matho monastery

Monk, Rhizong monastery