Mature Flâneur

The Waterfall That Changed My World

In Ladakh, a new way of seeing

Tim Ward, Mature Flâneur
Globetrotters
Published in
10 min readMar 8, 2024

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Rust-red Himalayan desert (Note: This is not Ladakh, as I have no photos from that time. I took this photo in Mustang, Nepal, which has similar terrain and TIbetan Buddhist culture — note the monumental Stupa just above the cultivated valley on the bank of a mountain stream. The story below took place in a similar location). Photo credit: Tim Ward

I’m going to tell you about a waterfall so small and insignificant that it doesn’t appear on any map. It can be found in the Himalayas in a ravine high above Hemis Monastery in Ladakh, India. It is a waterfall that changed my perception of the world, irrevocably and forever. I seldom tell this story and…

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Tim Ward, Mature Flâneur
Globetrotters

Author, communications expert and publisher of Changemakers Books, Tim is now a full time Mature Flaneur, wandering Europe with Teresa, his beloved wife.