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Rinchen Namgyal, aged 19, carries burning juniper around the room for the daily morning prayers in the ancient family gonpa on the roof of the 200 year old house on 3rd June 2009.. .They run a home stay program in Ulley Valley, a scattered village of only 5 houses, one school, 38 people, 4 school children, and 4 pet dogs. The village is not accessible by road. The homestay program is managed by 'Snow Leopard Conservation Organisation', an NGO that helps families in the mountains that face constant snow leopard attacks on their livestock...Leh town is 3505m above sea level, in the Indian Himalayan mountains. Multimedia travel story assignment to Leh, Ladakh with Scott Macmillan.  Photo by Suzanne Lee / For The National