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Lhagang, Nyingmapa Sherda monastery, Tibet

Just outsite Lhagang lies,The Nyingmapa Sherda college run by Khenpo Chodrak. Here there are over 100 monks of the Nyingma tradition engaged in the study of classical philosophocal texts. The small temple of the college has recently been expanded into a large Lhakhang, capable of accommodating an increased number of students. The view from the plain below the college dramatically overlooks the distant snow range of Minyak Gangkar.

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The sacred Mount Zhara Lhatse 5820m, Tibet

High peaking above the graslands is the snow-covered peak of Mt Zhara Lhatse with a unique sharp pointed shape of 5820m hight.
This mountain is also strongly connected with the stories of Guru Rinpoche (Padmasambhava).
Lhagong is surrounded by five holy mountains : Chenresig, Jambayang, Chana Dorje and Drolma, and to the north, the snow mountain called Zhara.
Because it is surrounded by these holy mountains, it is a special and blessed place.
 
Sacred Mountains

Sacredpeaks of snow and ice, bare rock and slate or grass-covered ranges are found throughout the Tibetan Plateau. Among them, the most important focal points for Buddhist and Bon pilgrimage are Mount Kailash in Ngari, Mounts Amnye Machen and Nyenpo Yurtse in Golok, Mount Kawa Karpo in Dechen, Mount Zhara Lhatse in Minyak, Mount Dakpa Shelri in Tsari, Mount Bonri in Kongpo, Mount Yarlha Shampo in Yarlung, Mount Nyenchen Tangla near Lake Namtso Chukmo, Mount Lapchi Gang along with other perennial snow massifs in the Himalayan range. During the pilgrimage season, these peaks and their secret grottoes are circumambulated by Tibetans from all parts of the plateau, as well as by devotees from India, Nepal and the West.

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Tro La Ri range (Cho La Ri),Tibet

The ascent to the watershed Tro La pass(Cho La ), with an altitude of 4864 m, northeast of Derge (the Derge county capital), is precipitous and switchback, gradually rising above the tree line into a world of jagged snow mountains. There are magnificent views of the Dri chu འབྲི་ཆུ་ (Yangtze) gorge to the southwest. On the far side of Tro La, the landscape is totally different, the enclosed forested valleys giving way to rugged open grassland. The crossroads town of Manigango is located in the grassland, 110 km from Derge, and 41 km from Tro La pass.

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Yarlung Pemako monastery, Tibet

The monastery of Yarlung Pemako was founded in the 18th century by the First Dodrubchen on his return from Central Tibet, and therefore follows the tradition of Rigdzin Jigme Llingpa. The Guru Lhakhang at Yarlung Pemako is situated below the motor road and has recently been reconstructed, it contains a large image of Padmakara above floor level, with assorted images of Vajrasattva, Shakyamuni, Vimalamitra, Aksobhya and Tara beneath. Adjacent to the assembly hall is the meditation hermitage of the Third Dodrubchen ( Tulku Tarlo), who has supervised the reconstruction since 1984, generallyresides at Gogentang, and there are 100 monks.

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Dholavira

On the way to Dholavira we need to go slow and experience the beauty the terrain surrounds with. With the white desert on both the sides, it sure has some of the best views and fauna one can enjoy. We enjoyed the flamingos on the way back to Ahmedabad.
While in Dholavira we did get a chance to visit the Karni post. A BSF (border security post) which has a beach kind of feel overseeing the island. The view feels straight from one of the Hollywood movies.

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Be amused in the town of Nirona

The town of Hodka has many campsites which offers one and all the best of the hospitalities and comfort. We chose to stick to the basics and stayed over at a Village stay. The place is warm and has some of the coolest people running the place. The food is pretty basic and so is the stay but well that is what we were searching for once in a while, aren’t we?

Heading to the town of Nirona can be heavy on the pocket at times. The town of famous for some of its beautiful artwork like the Rogan art. The artwork is straight from Persia and has been practiced for more than 400 years now. It is truly a magical moment seeing the art in the making too.

Besides the family which makes the Rogan art there is one family out there too which copper bells. The family has been doing so for about 5 generations now.

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The Royal Camaraderie

The Royal camaraderie on the Desert. Everyone had joined me for the ride last December to the Rann of Kutch (Desert of Kutch).We were lucky enough to have the camel Regiment around too for an event. I asked them if we could have the photos with them and all the mighty motorcycles to which they were more than happy to help us out for a few minutes.

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