Kargyu Monastery

Kargyu Monastery

2001.35.396.5.1 (Album Print black & white)

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Key Information


Evan Yorke Nepean


Evan Yorke Nepean

Date of Photo

August 2nd 1936


Chumbi Valley Region > Kargyu >

Accession number


Image Dimensions

90 x 58 mm

View of Kargyu Monastery in the Chumbi Valley. The British Mission party of 1936 briefly visited the gompa and met the Abbot whilst en route to Lhasa in August

Further Information

Photographic Process

Print silver

Date Acquired

Loaned August 2002

Donated by

Judy Goldthorp


British Diplomatic Mission to Lhasa 1936-37

Photo also owned by

Lady Nepean

This Image also appears in another collection


Other Information

Notes on print/mount - 'Kargyu Gompa Monastery'. [MS 28/07/2006]

Other Information - Setting

Other Information - Setting: August 2nd: "The march started in drizzling rain along a very muddy more or less level track until a mile above Kargyu Gompa we went very steeply downhill. Everywhere masses of lovely wild flowers abounded, the most noticeable being a red wild rose, and a lovely small azalea covered with white or creamy blossom" ['Lhasa Mission, 1936: Diary of Events', part 1, written by Brig. Philip Neame] [MS 09/03/2006]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Kargyu Monastery" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_2001.35.396.5.1.html>.

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