Visitors from nearby villages walk for three days to attend rituals at Rinchenling monastery [Neelima Vallangi/Al Jazeera]
Humla District, Nepal – The trans-Himalayan village of Halji is a small collection of about 80 closely packed mud-and-stone houses at the base of a moraine hill.
Steep cliffs rise on either side of the village that is flanked by a glacial stream on its left.
By contemporary standards, Halji is extremely remote. It is snowed in