Last part of Suru Valley, near Rangdum is inhabited mostly by Buddhist population. Culturally it is a part of Zanskar.
Melting Drung Drang glacier.
Suru Valley and river in the morning
I Love Islam sign on local mini bus shows that Shi’a Muslim population dominate in neighbor Kargil district.
Rangdum village hotel. In many places in India word “hotel” means “small restaurant”
Local peasants bring harvested grass on the top of their homes to help it dry better.
Local Leh – Padum bus. Journey from capital of Ladakh to central point of Zanskar takes two days with overnight stay in Kargil.
Animals of the pasture with uphill Rangdum monastery in the background.
Rangdum monastery building from XVIII century
Monks from Rangdum monastery
On the upper level of Rangdum Monastery…
There is a unique mural paintings of Shambhala warriors running from center of Shambhala’s Kingdom mandala
Shambhala warriors mural painting detail with Manjushri and Dorje Chang
Old mural painting of Four Friends cooperating to reach the fruits.
Buddhist monk leaving Rangdum monastery
Rangdum gompa entrance and view on the Suru Valley
Surru Valley seen from Rangdum gompa
Monk from Rangdum monastery with view on Suru Valley and three stupas.