The changpa people

Julley, Ladakh. (When in Ladakh, everyone greets each other with a simple “Julley” . It means Hello, Thank you, Goodbye and Sorry at the same time)

Back in June, we spent many hours in cars and buses cracking and wheezing up hill and down dale over the vast mountains and winding passes of Ladakh. Many times, we found our mind falling between the mountain faces, as wide as the skies above the peaks of the mountains, feeling warm and fuzzy with the many “Julley” we exchanged along the way. Walking in the mountains, by the row of small crumbling white stupas, we hear and feel the wind and took turns breathing in the clouds' of the himalayas.

Shot on iPhone6
Music: Spring in my steps by Silent Partner

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The changpa people

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The Changpa or Champa are a semi-nomadic Tibetan people found mainly in the Changtang in Ladakh and in Jammu and Kashmir. A smaller number resides in the western regions of the Tibet Autonomous Region and were partially relocated for the establishment…


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The Changpa or Champa are a semi-nomadic Tibetan people found mainly in the Changtang in Ladakh and in Jammu and Kashmir. A smaller number resides in the western regions of the Tibet Autonomous Region and were partially relocated for the establishment of the Changtang Nature Reserve. As of 1989 there were half a million nomads living in the Changtang area.[1]

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