Exploring The Phugtal Monastery

Updated: June 07, 2016 17:33 IST

Exploring the Phugtal Monastery, home to 150 Monks.

Exploring The Phugtal Monastery
Located at a height of 14000 Ft. above sea level, this beautiful cave monastery is home to 150 Monks. The Phugtal Monastery houses a temple, library, prayer rooms, apartments, kitchens and a sacred spring.
Exploring The Phugtal Monastery
The ancient architecture of this serene abode is nothing short of spectacular. Built over hundreds of years the Phugtal Monastery has a breathtaking view.
Exploring The Phugtal Monastery
Monks have been educated in the premises of the Phugtal Monastery for thousands of years. The traditions and teachings have been passed on from the early ages of Buddhism.
Exploring The Phugtal Monastery
At an altitude of 14000 feet, a team of 20 highly motivated change-makers, from several corners of the world, take on the task of installing sustainable and scalable solar power in Phugtal Monastery to produce electricity.
Exploring The Phugtal Monastery
This beautiful bridge hangs gently above the Trasrap river connecting to pristine valleys of the Himalayas.
Exploring The Phugtal Monastery
This bridge is often used by back-packers, monks, and various expedition teams throughout the year.
Exploring The Phugtal Monastery
Monks at the Phugtal Monastery lead a life of simplicity and dedication. The food served contains barley and very little spices. They dine together at the opening of the cave at a platform that looks over the Lungnak river.
Exploring The Phugtal Monastery
Team members of the expedition camp in the valleys of the Zanskar. And in their experience, chilly winds push through the valley and create sounds that are louder than thousands of trumpets blown together.

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