Roads untravelled in Zanskar Valley

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With my one-day preparation for this expedition I felt a bit respectful of what awaited us to get to Phuktal to electrify it: a day of cycling a 1,5 days of hiking to reach Phuktal monastery, working in the altitude of around 3700m and moving up and down 300 stairs, carved into the stone at the monastery’s precincts, […]

So we did it – Phuktal Monastery is lit up by solar mini-grids!

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In the Himalayan Zanskar Valley, there is now light that shines upon the Tsarap River. The 2500-years old Phuktar Monastery has been electrified by the Global Himalayan Expedition team 2016. Yay!  The story on how we got to Phuktal can be found here. Around 30 of us from all over the world (starting with Chile, USA, through few […]