Attractions

Village in Rangdum

Rangdum Village

Topped with winter feed-piles, Rangdum's 20 or so low-rise buildings look as though they were dropped randomly onto the remarkably wild, big-sky valley. The valley's meandering streams are backed to the west by a br…
Buddhist Monastery in Rangdum

Rangdum Gompa

Seen from Rangdum village, 5km west, this small, slightly raised monastery looks like a tiny island floating above the valley floor. The gompa’s 25 yellow-hatted monks are outnumbered by monastery donkeys, who sleep…
Village in Rangdum

Doksa Camp

In summer, when the weather is suitable, villagers (mostly women) from upper Zanskar move up to a series of ultra-basic stone huts to collect yak dung, milk the animals and make curd and cheese. One such 'doksa' cam…
Village in Rangdum

Shakmak Kharpo

Around 10km west of Rangdum village, Shakmak is just seven traditional houses backed by a truly spectacular horizon of snow-dusted jagged peaks. There are no shops or facilities, but it's worth stopping for a quick …