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Mandas - Nubra Valley - Ladakh (India)

Those are like small stone dolmens (about 20-30 cm tall), with a pile on white stones on top.­ They are some sort of religious offering that the local seem to call "Mandas".­ There were several of those around a stupa.­

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Nubra Valley, Leh, Jammu and Kashmir, India

Photos of the Khardung-La Pass and Nubra Valley region, in Ladakh (India).­

Those pristine valleys are very close to Tibet, and near the border line with Pakistan-administered Kashmir.­ A special Inner-line permit is needed to travel in this region.­

The Nubra Valley region is only accessible by road during a couple of summer months, via Khardung-La Pass (elevation 5359 m or 17,615 feet).­

For more information on the Khardung-La pass, read the Wikipedia article:
en.­wikipedia.­org/­wiki/­Khardung_­La

For more information on the Nubra valley, read the Wikipedia article:
en.­wikipedia.­org/­wiki/­Nubra_­Valley

Photos taken during a 7-week, 7000 Km motorcycle tour across parts of India (Delhi, Rajasthan, Ladakh, Kashmir, Jammu and more) in May-June 2009.­