John's theory supports one legend that tells a brutal and merciless execution, after having surrendered his kingdom, the king and his ministers were beheaded on the spot, the royal women also met an equally gruesome end, there is a poem that purportedly tells of the massacre,
it describes how the royal women were taken and thrown from the palace ramparts, to the people below these brightly dressed princesses look like spring flowers falling from heaven, the Ladakhis soldiers yelled and shouted to see more and more flowers.
As for the abbot, he met his doom with the end of Ladakhis sword, treachery was repaid by treachery, as he was double crossed by his supposed allies, but a mystery still remains, why was Tsaparang entirely abandoned?
From the top of the citadel, you can still see the imprints left by the ancient aqueduct, following the contours of the hill,
even the legend Tsering Gyalpo speaks of has a basis in science, Guge is in the shadow of three of the world's largest mountain ranges, the Himalayas, the Karakorum and the Kunlun.