Nubra Valley : Sumur
Sumur is a picturesque village in the Nubra Valley with lovely green and yellow fields.
Sumur village is popular on the tourist circuit for the Samstemling Gompa.
This Gompa was founded by Lama Tsultrim Nima about 150 years ago.
Waiting for the lamaji to open the gompa
This Gompa houses about 100 lamas.
Head Lama’s accommodations
Samstemling Gompa is known for its elaborate frescos and Thankas.
Thankas are Tibetan silk paintings with embroidered borders, usually depicting a mandala, or Buddhist deities.