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or Karsha Monastery the largest monastic establishment in Zanskar, is built along a steep mountainside. Only a short distance from Padum, you'll still have to climb up to the main section high above you. Sacred dances or chhams are held yearly to cemmemorate the birthday of Tsongkha-pa, founder of the Gelukpa order, referred to as the yellow hat sect. Today was Day 2 of the two-day festival. We found a teeny, cramped piece of ledge to sit on, settled in to watch. The roof was filled. Monks watched out of monastery windows. Latecomers tried squish into whatever "space" they could find. Truthfully? A little Gustor dance goes a LONG...way!