Ladakh is a region in the state of Jammu-Kashmir, in the far northern part of India in the Himalayas, in the northern part of the valley of the river Ind. It borders with Pakistan and China. The word Ladakh means "Land of the high ridge," because Ladakh is situated at altitudes of 3,000 to 5,600 meters above sea level, with playful mountain ranges, peaks and folds. Highest road in the world is Khardung la 5,602 m high. Ladakh is the center of Tibet Buddhist culture and to this day the dominant population are Tibetans. The capital is Leh, with about 30,000 residents. Ladakh is a land of medley of cultures, costumes, customs, lifestyles, but also rich in water from dissolving snows, which, running from great heights, create an ever shifting streams and river currents, the source of the Ind River and lakes of which the biggest and most magical is the lake Pangog on the border with China.