Day 8: Bragha Gumpa, Trail to Milerepa’s Cave

The Following day we went about 30 min back to see Bragha Gumpa. This is a Chorten betwenn Manang and Bragha.
The Following day we went about 30 min back to see Bragha Gumpa. This is a Chorten betwenn Manang and Bragha.
…Please do not "shit or pee around". Unfortunately we didn't have the time to go there.
…Please do not “shit or pee around”. Unfortunately we didn’t have the time to go there.
This statue was apparently flown in by helicopter. We were told many pilgrims gathered in Bargha for the event.
This statue was apparently flown in by helicopter. We were told many pilgrims gathered in Bargha for the event.
It was a cold but very beautiful day.
It was a cold but very beautiful day.
We climbed up to yhis Gompa (monastary) which is 500 years old.
We climbed up to yhis Gompa (monastary) which is 500 years old.
Unfortunately there were no munks to open the doors to the Gompa (it was too cold), but on the top one could open a small door and find this statue of Buddha inside.
Unfortunately there were no munks to open the doors to the Gompa (it was too cold), but on the top one could open a small door and find this statue of Buddha inside.
The text on the prayerflags is in Tibetan. We never found out what the stories were about.
The text on the prayerflags is in Tibetan. We never found out what the stories were about.
By the entrance to Bragha there was this prayer wheel as large as a man. Every time it turn a whole round it rang a bell.
By the entrance to Bragha there was this prayer wheel as large as a man. Every time it turn a whole round it rang a bell.
After Bragha we continued to Milerepa's cave which is one of the most importent buddhist pilgramage sights. On the way there were lots of stones with Tibetan writings on them.
After Bragha we continued to Milerepa’s cave which is one of the most importent buddhist pilgramage sights. On the way there were lots of stones with Tibetan writings on them.
I'm not entirely sure but I think these signs say the Tibetan phrase "Om Ma Ni Padme Hum" which is the mantra they keep repeating in the meditative buddhist songs.
I’m not entirely sure but I think these signs say the Tibetan phrase “Om Ma Ni Padme Hum” which is the mantra they keep repeating in the meditative buddhist songs.
On the way we climbed a total of about 4-500 meters. Zooming in on this photo Bragha (and the Gompa) is visible in about the middle of the photo while Manang is visible in the left side. Unfortunately I have no photo's of Milarepa's cave it self as I ran out of battery on the way.
On the way we climbed a total of about 4-500 meters. Zooming in on this photo Bragha (and the Gompa) is visible in about the middle of the photo while Manang is visible in the left side. Unfortunately I have no photo’s of Milarepa’s cave it self as I ran out of battery on the way.

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