Ladakh & Kashmir – Across the Top of the World – Khardung La

Welcome to Day 15 of our Top of the World tour

Today we’re heading back over the Khardung La to Leh but have stopped to meet these local Ladakhis who are waiting to greet a high lama who is passing by enroute to Diskit Monastery where he’ll receive the Dalai Lama in a couple of days.
 
We are absolutely blessed to see this very authentic moment of Ladakhi buddhist culture. If you’re lucky, you might get to see a cultural show in the Nubra valley that has been put on for tourists but this is the real deal! Might I say a ‘once in a lifetime’ experience.

Ladakhi welcoming party for a High Lama

Ladakhi welcome party for a high Lama

Enjoying time with Ladakhi locals

Cutest baby donkeys

Near the Khardung La Pass