Help protect Halji village and monastery

The director of The Mountain Institute‘s  Himalayan programme has agreed to help raise funds, and we are now developing a three-step plan to protect Halji village and the Rinchenling monastery. The initial and most urgent step is to get funding to help the villagers build further embankments and to divert the river flow away from the village. Next, The Mountain Institute is planning to bring in a team of experts to study the glacial lake and to develop appropriate long term mitigation actions to reduce the risk of the floods recurring. The final part of the programme is to preserve the monastery architecture. There has been a problem of leakage from the roof into the main monastery buildings and some of the murals and statues are in need of restoration. Proposals for grants to initiate the work have been submitted and we hope for positive response. Those who are interested in helping can make donations directly to the Himalayan programme through The Mountain Institute’s donation page and will be processed through PayPal.

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