Tibetan monks washing their robes in Bhagsu River

Tibetan monks washing their robes in Bhagsu River

I stayed in McLeod Ganj for a week and during that time I casually taught English to a fewTibetans that had recently arrived. I took many hikes through the beautiful mountains finding hidden temples, retreats, silent oases to connect to the simple beauty of this land. One hike was along the road to Bhagsunag and then beyond to the mouth of the waterfall. The Bhagsunag Pathway wends it’s way along the river side and down below you could see Tibetan monks cleaning their kashaya robes in the Bhagsu waters, and laying them out over large rocks to dry. It was an overcast day and not particularly warm. The roadway was uneven and rocky with a shear drop off to the bottom of the mountain on one side. While hiking, I came across two girls with a herd of goats on Bhagsunag Pathway.

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Map of the Soundscape of Bhagsunag

Here is a map that shows where Bhagsunag is in relation to larger towns – such as McLeod Ganj. I hope that you have enjoyed listening and sharing in my experience:
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