Lingshed Monastery, Ladakh

Lingshed Monastery

Lingshed Monastery or Kumbum, meaning ‘A Hundred Thousand Images’ was founded in the 1440s

In the winter of 2007 I did the famous Chadar trek till the village of Lingshed. We spent a ‘rest day’ in the village and climbed the nearby peaks to get spectacular views of the surrounding countryside.

Lingshed Village is in the Trans-Sengge-La region between Ladakh and Zanskar and has been inhabited for nearly a thousand years. Lingshed Monastery or Kumbum, meaning ‘A Hundred Thousand Images’ was founded in the 1440s by Changsems Sherabs Zangpo. Lingshed is located on the trekking route from Zanskar to Lamayuru.

I shot this on my Nikon FM, 24mm and slide film. Have a look at more photos from this trek.

 

 

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