Ladakh (The Land Of Monasteries)

Tripoto
23rd Jul 2019
Photo of Ladakh (The Land Of Monasteries) by Gnirest
Day 1

During my summer holiday we planned to go and explore the eastern part of Ladakh which is known as Changthang ( the land of lakes and nomads ).

As we set off , the first place was the Mahe village where there were hardly 10-15 houses and a monastery . It’s a beautiful village with peace and no hassle.

An old monastery of Mahe.

Photo of Mahe, Leh by Gnirest

Stupa which is quite unusual for me .

Photo of Mahe, Leh by Gnirest

A prayer wheel.

Photo of Mahe, Leh by Gnirest

A wild flower.

Photo of Mahe, Leh by Gnirest

After Mahe we head towards Nyoma village ,which is considered as the main market place of all Changthang villages . Main office and eatable stock are available here . The people here are soft hearted and generous.And we spent our night at a homestay . As you will find only homestay at remote places and the night was cold, even though it was in the mid of summer.

This is where the village starts.

Photo of Ladakh (The Land Of Monasteries) by Gnirest

The beautiful Nyoma village

Photo of Ladakh (The Land Of Monasteries) by Gnirest

The mountains and the lights .

Photo of Ladakh (The Land Of Monasteries) by Gnirest

The wild flower which I came across in the Nyoma

Photo of Ladakh (The Land Of Monasteries) by Gnirest

Stupas

Photo of Ladakh (The Land Of Monasteries) by Gnirest

A bunch of wild flowers (looks pretty altogether)

Photo of Ladakh (The Land Of Monasteries) by Gnirest
Day 2

Next day ,we moved towards Hanle village . On our way we came across the Black necked crane and the kyang . And a beautiful view of a lake .

Kyang

Photo of Hanle Gompa, Hanle by Gnirest

black necked crane

Photo of Hanle Gompa, Hanle by Gnirest
Photo of Hanle Gompa, Hanle by Gnirest

Our next stop was the Muth village . It was one of the oldest gompa .

The Muth village

Photo of Ladakh (The Land Of Monasteries) by Gnirest

This stone was used to be a message board at the early time.

Photo of Ladakh (The Land Of Monasteries) by Gnirest

The Muth monastery

Photo of Ladakh (The Land Of Monasteries) by Gnirest

We headed towards the most excited place Hanle where there is the second largest Astronomical observatory telescope. On our way back we saw beautiful landscapes , sheeps and goats , the nomadic homes . One of the best thing that happened was that we were blessed by His holiness Galwang Drukpa who was on visit to Hanle . We reached at the exact timing when he was giving blessing to the people. After that we went up hill towards the monastery . Afterwards headed towards the Astronomical observatory telescope centre.

And if you stay there at night you will able to see a sky full of stars ???? ????. But unfortunately we were not allowed to spend our night there . If you are an Indian then you can stay and enjoy the night view.

The goats (pashmina)

Photo of Ladakh (The Land Of Monasteries) by Gnirest

Blessed by His Holiness

Photo of Ladakh (The Land Of Monasteries) by Gnirest

The Hanle monastery .

Photo of Ladakh (The Land Of Monasteries) by Gnirest

View from the monastery.

Photo of Ladakh (The Land Of Monasteries) by Gnirest

beautiful landscapes

Photo of Ladakh (The Land Of Monasteries) by Gnirest
Photo of Ladakh (The Land Of Monasteries) by Gnirest

The mesmerising water memories.

Photo of Ladakh (The Land Of Monasteries) by Gnirest

The obsevatory centre

Photo of Ladakh (The Land Of Monasteries) by Gnirest

The microscope and the computer

Photo of Ladakh (The Land Of Monasteries) by Gnirest

It’s the gate which opens . Can rotate at 360 degree

Photo of Ladakh (The Land Of Monasteries) by Gnirest

The Astronomical observatory telescope

Photo of Ladakh (The Land Of Monasteries) by Gnirest

After Hanle our next stop was Tsaga.

Day 3

Tsaga is considered as the coldest place. We spent our night at homestay. We visited the monastery .It had beautiful wall paintings of the Buddha and a big statue of Guru Padmasambhava.

Photo of Ladakh (The Land Of Monasteries) by Gnirest

beautiful old paintings

Photo of Ladakh (The Land Of Monasteries) by Gnirest

Guru Rinpochae

Photo of Ladakh (The Land Of Monasteries) by Gnirest

Tsaga monastery

Photo of Ladakh (The Land Of Monasteries) by Gnirest

the view and the lights

Photo of Ladakh (The Land Of Monasteries) by Gnirest
Day 4

We were on our way to Shachukul village.

On our way we stopped at Chushul village.

Thanks for this direction otherwise we would have lost somewhere in between the mountains.

Photo of Ladakh (The Land Of Monasteries) by Gnirest

After reaching to Chushul we went to visit the monastery . The monks and the nuns were chanting prayers.

chushul village

Photo of Ladakh (The Land Of Monasteries) by Gnirest

Chushul monastery

Photo of Ladakh (The Land Of Monasteries) by Gnirest

Enroute to Shachukul we had to cross several passes but hardly remember any of the name There were snow capped mountains .As the scenery was so mesmerising that we stopped for a while to had our packed lunch .

the beautiful view and on the other side of the mountain is the Tibet

Photo of Ladakh (The Land Of Monasteries) by Gnirest

snow capped mountain at a Pass(la)

Photo of Ladakh (The Land Of Monasteries) by Gnirest
Day 5

Shachukul village was big as compared to village we had visited in this trip. Monastery was quite big as well. We spend our night at sweet homestay which is runned by an old lady and her daughter in law .

Shachukul monastery

Photo of Ladakh (The Land Of Monasteries) by Gnirest

On the following day we headed back to Leh. Though we were all very tired yet enjoyed the trip. We explored new places , met with people with beautiful and happy souls. What else do we need .

So , these was the places away from the cities, where there were no internet and hardly we can make a call but still people are enjoying and loving it.

Be kind and generous .

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