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Ladakh in India is a land of mighty mountains, The Himalayas and Karakoram. The name" Ladakh" means Land of Mountain Passes". The other famous element in Ladakh are its monasteries. Mostly situated on a high peak, these monasteries offer wonderful sights.

The photo shows Chemrey Monastery which one comes across on the way to Nubra Valley about 40 Kms away from Leh town . Located at a high 12385 ft , the monastery belongs to the Red Hat Sect and was construted in late 17th century. The photo also shows a high mountain in the background with brownish colour from mineral deposits and gives a good ompression of the high altitude of the area.

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