Mummy of Giu Village

This was my first experience of watching a mummified body lying in front of me. Giu village, now famous for its Mummified  Lama, with multiple stories around it origin, identity and discovery.

 

Situated at an altitude of 3600 Meters, and 11 kilometers from Sumdo village, is this small village Giu. Take a small diversion after bridge and you are on a narrow mountain road which leads you a very lovely small village.

 

Villagers will welcome you with smile and hearing the stories from them about the mummy is an experience in itself. When I visited it last, the mummy was placed in a small, old monastery, but a new monastery was under construction.

MUMMY OF GIU VILLAGE

 

New Giu Monastery under construction, 2013

New Giu Monastery under construction, 2013

 

 

MUMMY OF GIU VILLAGE

 

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New monastery ready but not yet functional – June 2016

 

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