Kargil to Lamayuru

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Shergol

Shergol is situated across the river, right off the Kargil-Leh highway. The main attraction is a cave monastery which is visible from far as a white speck against the vertically rising hill.

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Shergol Gompa

Mulbek

Situated 45 kms east of Kargil on the road to Leh, Mulbek is a predominantly Buddhist area.

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Road to Mulbek Chamba

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Courtyard, Mulbek Chamba

There is a 9 m high rock sculpture of the Maitreya (the “Future Buddha”). It dates back to the period when Buddhists missionaries came travelling east of the Himalayas.

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Maitreya

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Wall paintings inside the Gompa

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View from Chamba Gompa

Wakha

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Prayer flags

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View from the top

Fotu La Pass

At an elevation of 4108 m, Fotu La is the highest point on the Srinagar-Leh highway.

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Fotu La

Moving eastwards, the highway begins to descend towards the town of Lamayuru after Fotu La.

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View from Fotu La

Kargil, Lamayuru

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