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14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Sustainable Travel
Living with Change in Himalayas

I was lost in splendid beauty of Zanskar valley in Padum Himalayan Village in Kargil District of J & k state of India. This Himalayan village is at an altitude of 12000 ft which is a cold desert region & agriculture is mostly through channels of glacier water and i was touched & inspired by how this communities has survived this harsh weather for centuries through sustainable agriculture and innovative water harvesting systems like Artificial glaciers.

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Date Taken: 08.2015
Date Uploaded: 11.2016
Photo Location: Kargil, India
Copyright: © Amit Kumar