The digital age in Kagbeni's Kag Chode Thupten Samphen Ling Monastery. Kagbeni is at the bottom of the Muktinath Valley and at the entrance of Upper Mustang, an incredible location in Nepal with the arid mountains and barren, windswept landscapes surrounding the Kali Gandaki valley. This is also gateway to an independent kingdom closely tied in language and culture to Tibet. The monastery is reportedly almost 600 years old and still has a community of 30-40 monks, one whom showed me around and explained some of their lifestyle as we wandered the prayer areas as butter lamps burned and ancient texts sat where they had last been read. As I left younger monks played, washed clothes and peered at smartphones together outside. An incredible juxtaposition of the old and new mixing together....From the archives: Kagbeni, Nepal, April 2017....#guardiantravelsnaps #bbctravel #lonelyplanet #lonelyplanetnepal #festival #wanderlust #explore #travelphotography #visitedplanet #ilovenepal #worldtraveller #traveleverywhere #exploretheworld #traveltheworld #opentheworld #instatravel #fromwhereyoudratherbe #wonderful_places #beyourbucketlist #betheadventure #lonelyplanettraveller #natgeotravel #igtravel #mustang #kagbeni #uppermustang #nepal #monks #buddhistmonks - from Instagram

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