The head Lama decides to visit the Lamayaru Monastery and what we get to see; The local populace decked in their traditional attire and all finery proceeding the monastery.
It is festive atmosphere all along the stark naked desert landscape. People who cannot make it to the monastery, set up reception areas complete with music and food to welcome the Lama.
At the monastery, not to be left behind the Monks too are busy in preparation and paint the road with beautiful patterns.
Lamayaru monastery, perched atop a hill on moonscapes is located in Kargil District a little distance away from Alchi. Said to be among the oldest, the monastery itself is quites simple, but some how I felt this is the best among the many monasteries, I have seen