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The plan was to rise at 5.00am for a trip by shikara to the floating fruit & veggie market. All the produce is grown on the floating islands and the market stalls are all boats with the customers all in boats too. I must have been dead to the world because when the butler tried to wake me I didn't stir. He came back at 5.15 and did wake me. I shot up and dressed but the party had already left. Bother. Still it was ...
Next on the program, we went up to Lamayuru Monastery and had the opportunity to sit with the Lamas for their prayers in the temple for a good 15 min. Quite a buzz! I might want to stay @ Phuktal for a few days just so I can experience more of this inner peace. We then came back home stopping at Phyang Festival for a few ...
... in their hair and silver ornaments as well.
After a short exploration of Dha, we picked up our little bag and day packs and went on our way to Hanu Gongma! Connie has influence.
Brokpa in Biama Too!
We hiked the mile or so back to the motorcycle.
At the village just east of Dha, we stopped to take a picture of a Brokpa couple. She was doing the heavy road work, shoveling ...
... are. It does explain the bailey bridges everywhere, but we would tank the army would like the roads to be a bit faster. Maybe it tells us a lot about the efficiency of the Indian military.
Our first monastery was Likir, built more than 500 years ago. Again, the setting is, to us, as interesting as the monastery. Set on a cliff face, overlooking a valley, it was notable mostly for the large statue sitting behind. In the rooms, we learned about ...
... by the then Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif (and current Prime Minister) and masterminded by (the then) Army Chief and former commando General Pervez Musharraf, later to become President following a coup d'tat in 1999. The highly controversial and internationally condemned infiltration and subsequent war was a notoriously brutal affair with Pakistani soldiers hurling down bombs and missiles from the high peaks of ...