About Kargyak

Kargyak is an isolated village high in the Himalayan Mountains. Since there aren´t any schools the idea of building The Sun School is a fascinating dream for all the villagers.

On July 21st, 2006, after 5 days of walking, we reached Kargyak via the Shinku-la pass (5050 m). Having awaited our arrival, the villagers greeted us with wide smiles as they poured tea and asked many questions. We were in Zanskar and ready to start construction on The Sun School which is based on the principles of passive solar design and spares this Buddhist culture the eyesore of concrete and steel construction.

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