Dhirendrasingh Rajpurohit, our shutterbug from TBWES, clicked this during a Manali -Leh Ladakh- Srinagar Bike Ride in Aug 2016.

Over to him –

“Actually this place is Shergol village in  Mulbek Valley, on the way from Lamayaru (Leh)  to Kargill  along the banks of the Wakha river.

The picturesque villages edging the lake, surrounded by barren mountains and scintillating view  made me feel wonderful. And the contrasting view of barren mountains with paddy fields in the centre was just too breathtaking.

The valley is a Buddhist inhabited village and was once a small chiefdom of Ladakh. The main attraction is a cave monastery which is visible from afar as a white speck against the vertically rising ochre hill from which it appears to hang out. Below this monastery is a larger Buddhist nunnery with about a dozen incumbents. The village is accessible by a motorable road that branches off from the Kargil-Leh road.”