17 August, 2005

Mt. Kailash

As soon as we arrived at Mt. Kailash, Timon and I threw on our packs immediately and hired some lovely porters to help carry our oversized Tibetan camping gear (in our defense, the drive to Kailash continually climbs in elevation, so even though we were adjusted to altitude in Lhasa, we were another 3,000 feet higher out here, and in no shape to carry 50 pound packs). The snowy peak in the distance is Mt. Kailash, and it took us 4 days to trek around it. Tibetan Buddhist and Bon pilgrims do it in one.

For more info on Mt. Kailash, click here.

Our campsite on the first night.

A passing herd of yaks across the stream from us.

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