Travels in Nepal # 34 High altitude soccer match

Village of Tengboche, Nepal

Village of Tengboche, Nepal

During our brief stay at Tengboche in Nepal some of the trekking group went to visit the local monastery. I didn’t go because I was still recovering from the effects of the climb.

Later, when I had recovered, I took the above photo of this quaint little village. Earlier I was rather slow and missed taking an even better, and rather bizarre, photo of some young monks in their flowing crimson robes wearing sneakers and playing a very willing game of soccer.

I was often amazed at sights like this. It seemed such a clash of cultures, yet the young men were still young at heart, despite their spartan lifestyle in the monastery.


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