Tayul is a 17th century Gompa around 7 KMs from Keylong, the HQ of Lahaul. The monastery established by a Zanskari monk is located at around 3600 meters and can be reached only through a brief trek.Read more
Carpet of wild flowers, meeting with Gaddis, fall on the river… Trek to Miyar Valley was full of incidents.Read more
Yardong Gompa is located very near to Keylong by the side of the main road yet almost nobody seems to be visiting it. After googling, I could barely find a couple of mentions of it.Read more
People normally drive for almost 20 KMs to Kardang Monastery from Keylong. But you can also take the shorter but harder route and trek directly from Keylong.Read more
Many serious trekkers opt for the multi-day trek to Miyar glacier and beyond. But I had neither the time nor the budget for this. I just wanted to experience the valley, which I expected to be covered with bright summer blossoms.Read more
The valley around Keylong, and in fact the entire Lahaul was at its fecund best during June and July. In fact it was so fecund that I almost found it erotic. The days were long and the colours were popping out of the landscape. So, this post is not only an account of a solitary trek to Shahsur but a love letter to Lahaul.