This gompa belonging to the reformist Gelukpa sect, is a pleasant 2 km walk north of Changspa.
The monastery also serves as the official residence of the Ladakh’s head of Gelukpa Sect.
Kushak Bakula’s residence
Very few monks live on site. As a result, visiting hours are limited to early morning and evening.
Doors leading to the prayer hall
Mural – Wheel of life
Home For Helpless Donkeys‘ was set up in 2008 by South African photojournalist Joanne Lefson. This shelter is now run by Padma Dorge, who provides shelter to the numerous old/injured donkeys abandoned by their owners.
Joanne is a former professional golfer with a degree in wildlife and fisheries science from the Texas A&M University.Throughout her life, she has been dedicated to the cause of shelter dogs and other animals.
About the sanctuary
Store rooms – mainly for hay
Savi feeding the donkeys
Don’t forget to take loads of carrots !
Patiently waiting for the treats
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