Stage 2 - Little Tibet

FLOWERS FIT FOR A DALAI LAMA  Plant Conservation Project 

Gompa (Tibetan Monastery) in Little Tibet

*Presentation of Kohli Memorial Gold Medal (on behalf of Himalayan Plant Association) to amchi (Doctor of traditional Tibetan Medicine) Tsewang Smanla in recognition of the significant contribution he has made to the study and teaching of Tibetan Medicine

Chris Chadwell and Tsewang Smanla having been presented with silk scarves
*Inspection of Yuthog Foundation Training Centre, Nurla

Nurla Village
*Inspection of Men Tsee Khang (H.H. The Dalai Lama's Tibetan Medical & Astrological Institute)'s Medicinal Plant Nursery/Trial Ground near Leh

Tibetan Sea Buckthorn being grown at Trial Ground 

 Sea-Buckthorn Jam - a vitamin C-rich drink 'Leh Juice' is also produced from the berries

Showy CLEMATIS LADAKHIANA scrambling over low vegetation
*Field Excursions and discussion of past plant conservation projects in Little Tibet

 Prayer flags on a high pass

High Pass over 5000m


Tibetan Larkspur at high altitude with THYLACOSPERMUM CAESPITOSUM and SIBBALDIA TERANDRA

 Miniature WALDHEIMIA similar to GLABRA and SAUSSUREA GNAPHALODES at high altitude
*Lecture on 'Wild Flowers and Birds of Ladakh'

Chris Chadwell giving digital presentation at Lonpo House, Leh Palace, on behalf of
the IALS (International Association for Ladakh Studies)
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Lunar-like  landscape in Indus Valley

Village Oasis in Indus Valley

Winnowing barley in village

 Helping with the harvest - the baby seems fascinated by Chris

Chris Chadwell turning prayer wheels at monastery

Young trainee lamas (some enter the monastery aged 7) relaxing after long session of prayers