LADAKH. Under Karakoram, in the trans-Himalayan region of Kashmir. Remote place of broad arid valleys and peaks that rise up to 20.000 feet. From here, it is easier to travel north into Tibet than south across the Himalayas to the subcontinent.
Area of thin soil, scarce water and precious resources where every winter comes early and even if temperature fall under -40°F people still have warm hearts there. According to traditions living not on the land but with the land.
However, also this world is doomed, also this piece of Earth is disappearing. Younger ones are moving more and more to the big cities, to Leh or far away and culture is then protected just by elder ones.
And Wisdom of fathers should not be forgotten ...