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 is located outside Lhasa on a tall, grassy mountain at 12,467 feet. While much of Ganden was 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.
Burning incense for good luck, again 🙂
Bought my prayer flags and now ready to Brave the mountain side to go tie it with our guide Norbu. You can contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org Please notice the angle and how steep the climb was! At one point I had to sit down because I felt my chest was going to burst open! Picnic lunch after our tour of the monastery.