Road Signs of Ladakh - Photographs by Sherap Sherpa

Since August 2008 I have been regularly travelling to Ladakh on motorbike. As an avid traveller and photographer I fell in love with this place. The scenic moonlike landscapes, the raging rivers, melting glaciers, snowy mountain peaks, winding roads, curious faces old and new, historical monasteries, all became subjects that elated my inner spirit. However, there was something else too, something man-made that caught my attention giving me immense pleasure during my journey through the world’s highest motorable roads. And that was all the interesting road signs by Border Roads Organization (BRO). These signs carried all sorts of messages such as road safety warnings to inspirational quotes, messages reminding you of your loved ones back at home to road ethics. I soon grew fond of them and started capturing them in my camera. Five plus years of continuous clicking resulted to an archive of 150 different signs and some of them don’t even exist anymore. I hope you enjoy the book as much as I enjoyed capturing them.
– Sherap Sherpa, traveller, photographer & tour leader.

Road Signs of Ladakh Book by Sherap Sherpa

Road Signs of Ladakh

Photographs by Sherap Sherpa
Foreword by Lt. Col. Sohan Roy (Retd) Total Pages: 176 (150 color)
1St Edition: Paperback
Size: 17.5 x 11inches
Price: US$10 | INRs. 680
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Sherap Sherpa Bike Tour Leader

About Photographer

Sherap Sherpa has been regularly travelling to Ladakh since 2008 on his old Royal Enfield motorbike. Photographing roughly 150 different road signs took him more than 5 years. "I hope you enjoy the book as much as I enjoyed capturing them through my lens." - Sherap Sherpa

Lt. Col. Sohan Roy - a veteran rider

About Col. Sohan Roy

Lt. Col. Sohan Roy (Retd) is one of the few veteran riders enlisted in the Limca Book of Record for being the oldest rider to ride through World's highest motorable road in Ladakh. "Beti Padao. Beti bachao" has been his motto throughout his ride all over India.

We have been to Ladakh with my wife during 2009. One of our gigs was working in elementary school in Mulbekh so we encountered few of these signs. So your book brings back some good memories. Thank you!

Antonin Kral from Kyskov, Czech Rep.


Visit the Road Sign gallery.

These road signs were photographed over a span of 5 years. Many signs have been renovated, many of them were washed away by the flood and many of them have just disappeared.