Monks make offerings to the mountain gods during a ceremony at Gaden Monastery

Land of flying Lamas


“Hundreds of years ago the Llamas at this monastery flew to ceremonies. Modern Llamas have lost those powers of great concentration”
Lama Kungsang Dhundup

Nangchen is a remote county located in Yushu Prefecture in Kham, Tibet. One of the 5 original kingdoms of eastern Tibet - Nangchen has a high percentage of Tibetan people and more monks and nuns per capita than anywhere else in Tibet. Nangchen may have lost it’s flying Lamas but has some of the best-preserved Tibetan culture remaining.