Every year, monks dressed in colorful robes and frightful masks perform cham, which is widely celebrated (sacred mask dances). These cham represent both mental purification and the triumph of good over evil. It's a photographer's dream journey, full of color, enchantment, and rare opportunities to capture Ladakh in all its glory.
This is a different India, not the one depicted in Bollywood or conjured up by tired associations with the British Raj. The Festivals of Ladakh is an excellent reason to visit!