Kailash Kora

This is one of the most obvious Tibetan experiences, but still amazing if you leave your group and choose a group of Tibetans to walk with, hiking up to the monasteries for the smaller Koras and following them as they perform the many rituals along the way. I never get tired of this, and cresting… Read more →

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Canyons of Guge Kingdom

After driving across the vast Tibetan plateau, I think one of the more amazing experiences in Tibet is to climb to the top of the high pass past Kailash and drop into the deep canyons of the Guge Kingdom, completely unexpected, very dramatic, eroded and ochre-colored cliffs spreading as far as the eye can see…. Read more →

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Mount Kailash

Far and away, this is Mount Kailash. Rising like a crystal dome above the surrounding hills, Kailash is a magnificent sight; it’s easy to see why it is the sacred peak for practitioners of four Asian religions: Buddhists, Hindus, Bonpo, and the Jains. Tibetan pilgrims typically complete the circuit around the mountain in a long… Read more →

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