Break From the Law travel blog

At the start of today's hike, we had to cross the Indus...

We are walking to the Mangyu Monastery!

The suspension bridge over the Indus River which we crossed en route...

Indus River. We crossed the Indus River en route to the village...

The view from the walk to Mangyu village.

The view from the walk to Mangyu village.

The view from the walk to Mangyu village.

The view from the walk to Mangyu village.

The view from the walk to Mangyu village.

The view from the walk to Mangyu village.

A sheep or goat herd far up on the mountainside above Mangyu...

A Ladakhi house in Mangyu village.

Mangyu village with its terraces.

Mangyu village with its terraces.

Mangyu Monastery.

Mangyu Monastery.

A small sheep on top of someone's house in front of the...

Mani stones inside the Mangyu Monastery compound.

A large chorten inside the Mangyu Monastery compound.

View from Mangyu Monastery.

Me inside the Mangyu Monastery compound.

View from Mangyu Monastery of the fields below Mangyu village.

Yellow, white & blue chortens at Mangyu Monastery.

Blue, white & yellow chortens in front of a gray mountainside at...

View of Mangyu village.

View of Mangyu village.

The streets of Mangyu village.

A calf & a sheep sharing sleeping quarters at a house in...

View from Mangyu village.

A house on the outskirts of Mangyu village.

Mangyu in the distance behind us.

Me after a cooling head soak in the cool stream. It felt...

A Buddhist painting on a chorten seen en route from the village...

View along the road we walked today up to the village of...

A lizard baking in the sun.


Today we left the resort in Uletopko and hiked to the village of Mangyu, which is home to a Buddhist monastery thought to have been built in the 11th century. The Mangyu Monastery, built by Lotsava Rhin Chen Zangpo, contains 14 main rooms, all of which are currently under restoration. Some 32 Kashmiri craftsmen worked on the interior designs of the monastery, giving its interior a look which reflects a distinct cross-cultural mix of Central Asian and western Tibetan influences. The village of Mangyu itself looks to be out of the pages of National Geographic, appearing to have scarcely changed in centuries. A cool place to check out...

Upon returning to our resort in the mid-afternoon, we spent much of the remainder of today relaxing and socializing with the other guests who had arrived today. I’m going to be hitting the sack shortly, as we have a long hike planned for tomorrow.



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