HH KARMAPA AIRLIFTED OUT OF LADAKH - SEPTEMBER 21, 2008
His Holiness Karmapa and his aides which includes his sister and the General Secretary Drupon Rinpoche were airlifted by an army helicopter from Bara-lacha Pass to Leh in Ladakh after he was stranded on the Bara-lacha pass for the last two days due to heavy snowfall. (Ladakh Gonpa Association, Ladhak Buddhist Association and Mr.Tsering Dorji organised the airlift).
His Holiness was on his way to complete his next leg of Dharma tour in Lahual spiti and Kinnaur region of Himachal Pradesh.
"His Holiness and his followers are fine and in good health, and will spend two more days in Leh in Ladakh" said Drupon Rinpoche General Secretary to His Holiness.
His Holiness in Ladakh, September 17-24, 2008 (Photographer: Karma Norbu)