I wanted to see the Lamas dance ever since I saw a documentary on NatGeo, I don’t even remember the name of. My childhood dream came true in the form of Hemis Festival. And what better setting for a wanderer’s childhood dream to come true than Ladakh! A lot has been said about the beauty of Ladakh; it will never be enough. The high mountains, breathtaking landscapes, lakes, and hot-springs make Ladakh a fairyland.  Even more beautiful and incredible is its cultural and spiritual heritage. Ladakh is famous for its well-preserved monasteries, tantric traditions, and lively religious life. It takes you deep inside its history and mysticism. There is no better way to understand the people and culture of a region other than its festivals. Many monasteries celebrate annual festivals according to the Tibetan lunar calendar. These festivals involve sacred tantric dances performed by lamas bringing down the blessings of…

The Road to Pangong

 – Guest post by Tanya Sangoi It was the morning of 6th July which was coincidentally the birthday of His Holiness, the Dalai Lama. As most of the people flocked to the Diskit monastery where he would be delivering teachings,…