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 call "Mandas". There were several of those around a stupa.
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.
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:
For more information on the Nubra valley, read the Wikipedia article: