Lakes of Nepal - Thomas L. Kelly

Nying lake, Humla, Nepal

Nying means heart, and the Nying Lake valley is considered sacred ground – Padmasambava traveled this way on his pilgrimage to Mt. Kailash. Settled by Tibetans over 800 years ago, Limi shares much of its cultures with Tibet, but is proud to be the territory of Nepal. When the Chinese invaded Tibet in 1959, they offered Limi 1,000 silver coins to become a part of Chinese Tibet. The villagers prayed to their protectress-goddess, Alchi, whose oracle told the villagers to refuse the Chinese offers.
Humla, Nepal

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