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Chimphu Mountain lies a few hours walk from Samye. The peak is riddled with caves and stands at 17,500 feet. Longchenpa achieved enlightenment on Chimphu, as did many other famous adepts. Guru Rinpoche and Yeshe Tsogyel spent protracted time in various caves. Today, many monks and nuns still occupy the caves in isolated retreat. This nun and her sister were photographed about half-way up the slope.

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