A Visit to Ladakh is the embarking on a journey, an adventure of a lifetime. The austere beauty of the rugged terrain is striking as it is colorful. A high altitude desert with Bactrian camels swaying gracefully as do the dancers of ladakh to the lilt of the local music. the night sky has twice the number of stars on a moonless night and the absence of dust in the atmosphere makes it more pronounced. The full moon is as bright as a streetlight and on a full moon night, there is a surreal beauty which is enchanting. During the day the sky is wonderful pollution free deep blue. there are monasteries which dot the landscape providing proof of human habitation and they are always located at a height so that the people can live beneath their benign shadow.