Buddhist Architecture in the Western Himalaya
FWF Research Project P22857
 

 

  Sumda Chung    
  Alchi  

Research Results

 

 

Sumda Chung can be reached in half a days walk from the street running alongside the Zanskar-River. The footpath follows the waterways continuously uphill to the village, which lies on 3850m of altitude. Only a few families live in the village and due to its difficult accessability Sumda Chung is not well known. The temple complex is situated on the crest of the rising hill just behind the few houses of the settlement and has a marvelous view into the valley.