For today’s traveller, with great beauty comes great video. And Ladakh, or the “land of high passes”, is the gift that keeps giving, without any irony intended.

One of the most rewarding video offerings from Ladakh is Pranav Seth’s Dance of the Gods. For those who haven’t made it to Ladkah for themselves, this compilation of time-lapse videos (above) shows off, among other things, the stupendous skies of Ladakh with all their staggering beauty.

Living in urban (read: heavily polluted) areas, it is difficult to gauge just what a spectacle a star-studded sky may present. Here are Ladakh – and Seth’s video – to the rescue.