Start your year off right! If your new year's resolution includes a promise to travel somewhere new, help others by volunteering, take an break from technology, enjoy the outdoors, have an adventure - a visit to Chhairo Gompa is the perfect way to achieve it.
This season volunteers will continue to work with Head Lama Shashi Doj, helping him as he creates brightly coloured, other-worldly wall-to-wall murals in the sacred gyalpo. In addition to working on the restoration activities; be it wall plastering using cow dung and straw, or cleaning the shrine room artefacts; there's also plenty of time for exploring neighboring villages, reading a book with a steaming pot of tea by your side, rummaging through the shops in Jomsom over a Himalayan treasure, befriending the very friendly community.
Spring in the Chhairo area is a magical time -- gorgeous, temperate days; cool, starry nights; bright green wheat