Tibetan Refugees

After the Chinese invasion in Tibet in the fifties, a ongoing stream of refugees have left Tibet. Most of them walk to Nepal over the high mountains of the Himalayas, a walk of about thirty days. They arrive in Bouddhanath, near Kathmandu. Often they also bring a visit to the Dalai Lama, who lives in Dharmasala, India. In this little village in the mountains a great number of Tibetans live. They try very hard to retain their age old buddhist culture.