Since there is not much going on on our website at the moment, we would like to present a small gallery of the pictures taken on the way to and in the Zanskar Valley. We passed piles of “mani stones” – pieces of rock with mantras and deities carved in them everywhere we went. They are believed to bring good karma to a person that circumambulates the pile (clockwise).
The piles are created by layering rocks and stones to form a rectangular structure with the most beautiful, flat pieces of rock with mantras and – only in Zanskar so far – buddhas and bodhisattvas. This results in spectacular open air galleries with pieces too heavy to be stolen.