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Buddhist nuns and monks follow His Holiness the Twelfth Gyalwang Drukpa, the head of the Drukpa Lineage during his "Walking On The World's Rooftop" Pad Yatra (walk) from Manali to Ladakh. The 400 km walk was focused on raising awareness of His Holiness' charitable projects including education, environment and cultural preservation of tribal people from the area. Pilgrims are accompanied on the Yatra by large numbers of Buddhist monks, nuns, foreigners and local villagers. The culmination of the Pad Yatra coincides with the colourful age-old Hemis festival in Leh.