Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Monasteries of Leh-1

Finally Lehd.  Always wondered  what makes a traveler to Leh to be Lehd. Where lack of oxygen take the breath away, where on the first day my wife had to be treated for Acute Mountain Sickness and administered oxygen  and again later on driving toward Tsomorori  in every sort of landscape one can imagine (dry desert, high mountain cliffs , rough road which can hardly qualify as a road, snow filled on wither side oxygen) administered  oxygen and Glucose  at a Military hospital set up in wilderness and yet again at  a ITBP camp (thanks to these people who were so caring). Missing Nubra valley due to a blizzard like situation  on the Kardung La-facing the vagaries of the weather, one will surely be Lehd . So much so wanting to badly go back.

Thiskey Monastery- amount  19 kms from Leh, situated atop a hill top in the Indus Valley  and said to resemble the Potala Place in Tibet

A grand complex with many buildings, consisting of prayer halls, Nunnery and housing many ancient relics and  priceless Thangka art

Most beautiful is this 49 feet statues of Maitreya - The future Buddha

An many such statues in the monastery