Jetsum Milarepa sang fondly of Yolmo when he meditated in the Tiger Cave Lion Fortress (Ta-Puk-Senge-Dzong) in the 11th century.
This is a delightful place, a place of hills and forests.
from The Song of a Yogi's Joy
The cave is a few hours walk across the river and down the valley from Melemchi, and you can see it from parts of the village. When I first visited in 1971, it was nothing more than a shelter beside a trail. When I returned in 1989, the statute had been sealed in, and a gompa was under construction beside the refuge. In 2000, a guest house and plaza had been added. One day I will post some photographs, and another I will post my own appreciation of the Yogi poet. But for now, here are some links to sites that have stories and images about this remarkable saint.
Jetsun Milarepa Tibet's
most famous meditator (1052-1135)
Milarepa By Sri Swami Sivananda
Milarepa,Yogi of Tibet