*photo taken in Khardung La in the Indian Himalaya is the highest motorable road at 5,682 masl as per Guiness World Records. this photo was taken on our way back to Leh from Nubra Valley. we were inside the airconditioned car for over an hour before we got in Khardung La. it was winter- beloew zero. when the car came to a halt, i got excited with the scenery, i abruptly jumped out of the car i totally forgot about the high altitude. i instantly felt a piercing headache. altitude sickness. it lasted for a few days.
Statue of Godess is cerved from juniper wood. is in state of
negligance today. The ruins of the monastery is known as Sumdha Gokpo.
Is situated in himalayan valley in Ladakh at an altitude 3900 m and is
78 km from Leh. Monastery was founded by Lotsawa Rinchen Zangpo in the
Credit to my friend/trip mate Sebastien for taking this photo while we were in Ladakh, India. He perfectly captured the beauty of the Himalayas and the essence of the whole trip in this photo. Incredibly beautiful. ((Do not delete this caption))
With scenes like this, I could fall in love with driving in Ladakh a million times over.
This charmingly photogenic monastery is Chemrey, a couple of hours drive from Leh. It was undergoing extensive renovations at the time of my visit, unfortunately, so many parts of it were inaccessible.