Buddhist monks in the Himalayas get ready for winter – in pictures

Buddhist monks in the Himalayas get ready for winter – in pictures

About 5,500m (18,000ft) above sea level in the Indian Himalayas sits the Tangyud Gompa Buddhist monastery, where snow can leave the monks in complete isolation for seven months a year. The monks and residents of the nearby village of Komik, said to be Asia’s highest, are already stocking up for winter – and praying.

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