Ladakh Travel : Suru Valley
This village is completely isolated from the rest of the world during the winter months.
The villagers are descendants of the monastery’s agricultural serf-tenants, and do not own any land.
The area around Rangdum is not suitable for agriculture. As a result, the villagers survive on meat, and good old Maggi!
The Rangdum Gompa, located about 5kms from the village, was founded in the 18th century.
The Gompa is perched picturesquely atop a centrally rising hillock.
This gompa belongs to the Gelukpa order.
It serves as the residence for approximately 40 monks.
It is known for its rich collection of Tibetan relics.