About the walk

Changpa community of Kharnag area in Changthang region of eastern Ladakh are among the finest producers of Lena or Pashmina wool. However, in recent times most of the families of this community migrated to Kharnagling area of Choglamsa in Leh, adandoning their traditional nomadic way of life and occupation of rearing sheep and goats in vast mountain pastures. Each of these families have faced great ordeal in continuing as nomads moving from one pasture to another, as they did for centuries, and they have their own stories to narrate about their woes that led to their migration. 

Women members of the community, however, have been outstanding in successfully emerging from such a crises situation. They got together as self- help groups and continued weaving, creating niche for their range of products. This walk gives you that surreal experience of nomadic life expressed through their weaving skills. 

This guided tour is free.

Walk Time
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Walk Date
Meeting Time
10:45 am
Wefts and Warps - Traditional Crafts by Changpa Women
In Association with
Ladakh Arts and Media Organisation
Saturday
14 Dec

Walk Leader

Tashi Morup
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Duration

11:00 am - 01:00 pm

Meeting Time10:45 am

Meeting Point

Main Entrance Gate, Central Institute of Buddhist Studies (CIBS)

MediumEnglish, Ladakhi

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About the Walk

Changpa community of Kharnag area in Changthang region of eastern Ladakh are among the finest producers of Lena or Pashmina wool. However, in recent times most of the families of this community migrated to Kharnagling area of Choglamsa in Leh, adandoning their traditional nomadic way of life and occupation of rearing sheep and goats in vast mountain pastures. Each of these families have faced great ordeal in continuing as nomads moving from one pasture to another, as they did for centuries, and they have their own stories to narrate about their woes that led to their migration. 

Women members of the community, however, have been outstanding in successfully emerging from such a crises situation. They got together as self- help groups and continued weaving, creating niche for their range of products. This walk gives you that surreal experience of nomadic life expressed through their weaving skills. 

This guided tour is free.

Please Note

 

  • Please wear comfortable shoes and carry drinking water.
  • Parking facilities available in front of the gate. 
  • Photography allowed.
  • No entry fee. 

Nearest Metro/Bus Station

Choglamsar Zampa

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