Ganden Monastery – Lhasa

I Spoke to a friend this evening and I am trying to convince her to do Tibet instead of Ladakh. So Sanjana, This one is for you 🙂

Ganden Monastery

Ganden is located outside Lhasa on a tall, grassy mountain at 12,467 feet. While much of Ganden was      DSC_0809 previously destroyed, much of it has now been rebuilt. Ganden has great hiking. For those interested in a short hike, walk the short circumambulation route around the monastery. On the backside of the mountain on which Ganden is located are fantastic views of the valley far below. As Ganden is a sky burial site, vultures and crows can sometimes be seen circling overhead.

Tibet Insider has a very good blog here.

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DSC_0767 DSC_0768 DSC_0771 DSC_0780 Burning incense for good luck, again  🙂DSC_0786 DSC_0788 DSC_0790 DSC_0791 DSC_0795 DSC_0799 DSC_0800 DSC_0801 DSC_0802 DSC_0803
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