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On Pilgrimage in the Land of Snows: Visiting the Sacred Sites of Tibet

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A road side truck repair shop that was constructed from old windows and scrap metal. Lhatse, Tibet.
A road side truck repair shop that was constructed from old windows and scrap metal. Lhatse, Tibet.

 

Heading out to Western Tibet. Lhatse, Tibet.
Heading out to Western Tibet. Lhatse, Tibet.

 

From Lhasa to Kailash is about 5 days of driving on dirt roads and about 700 miles (1200km). Saga, Western Tibet.
From Lhasa to Kailash is about 5 days of driving on dirt roads and about 700 miles (1200km). Saga, Western Tibet.

 

Sunrise on a cold morning. Saga, Western Tibet.
Sunrise on a cold morning. Saga, Western Tibet.

 

Tibetan nomad man. Saga, Western Tibet.
Tibetan nomad man. Saga, Western Tibet.

 

A stupa and prayer flags. Zhongba, Western Tibet.
A stupa and prayer flags. Zhongba, Western Tibet.

 

Small temple and wild dogs. Zhongba, Western Tibet.
Small temple and wild dogs. Zhongba, Western Tibet.

 

Mani stones and yak horns. Zhongba, Western Tibet.
Mani stones and yak horns. Zhongba, Western Tibet.

 

Electric solar panels are used to power this remote satellite phone system, Paryang, Western Tibet.
Electric solar panels are used to power this remote satellite phone system, Paryang, Western Tibet.

 

Looking toward the snow capped peaks of Nepal. Paryang, Western Tibet.
Looking toward the snow capped peaks of Nepal. Paryang, Western Tibet.

 

Sheep pen and a small house, the Himalayan peaks of north central Nepal are in the background. Paryang, Western Tibet.
Sheep pen and a small house, the Himalayan peaks of north central Nepal are in the background. Paryang, Western Tibet.

 

Most of the people of this region are nomadic headers. Paryang, Western Tibet.
Most of the people of this region are nomadic headers. Paryang, Western Tibet.

 

Looking south to Gurla Mandhala from near Mt. Kailash. Horchu, Western Tibet.
Looking south to Gurla Mandhala from near Mt. Kailash. Horchu, Western Tibet.

 

A guy from Beijing that was crossing Western Tibet by bicycle. Barga, Western Tibet.
The famous traveler, Xiao Biar, from Beijing. He was crossing Western Tibet by bicycle. Barga, Western Tibet.

 

Ray walking to Mt. Kailash. Mt. Kailash is the snow peak in the background. Barga, Western Tibet.
Ray walking to Mt. Kailash. Mt. Kailash is the snow peak in the background. Barga, Western Tibet.

 

Mt. Kailash viewed from the plains south of the mountain. Western Tibet.
Mt. Kailash viewed from the plains south of the mountain. Western Tibet.

 

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Mt. Bonri. Western Tibet.

 

Mt. Kailash. Western Tibet.
Mt. Kailash. Western Tibet.

 

Mani stones on the start of the inner kora (circuit). Mt. Kailash, Western, Tibet.
Mani stones on the start of the inner kora (circuit). Mt. Kailash, Western, Tibet.

 

Camping out on the inner kora. The monastery was closed for the winter. Mt. Kailash, Western Tibet.
Camping out on the inner kora. The monastery was closed for the winter. Mt. Kailash, Western Tibet.

 

Ray drinking a cup of hot chai (Indian sweet milk tea) on a cold evening. Mt. Kailash, Western Tibet.
Ray drinking a cup of hot chai (Indian sweet milk tea) on a cold evening. Mt. Kailash, Western Tibet.

 

The south face of Mt. Kailash as the sun goes down. Mt. Kailash, Western Tibet.
The south face of Mt. Kailash as the sun goes down. Western Tibet.

 

Mt. Kailash in the moonlight with the stars overhead. Mt. Kailash, Western Tibet.
Mt. Kailash in the moonlight with the stars overhead. Western Tibet.

 

Ray walking the inner kora in early winter. Mt. Kailash, Western.
Ray walking the inner kora in early winter. Mt. Kailash, Western.

 

Most of the trail for the inner kora is up at around 15744 ft., (3800m). Mt. Kailash, Western Tibet.
Most of the trail for the inner kora is up at around 15744 ft., (3800m). Mt. Kailash, Western Tibet.

 

Looking out to the plains south of Mt. Kailash. Western Tibet.
Looking out to the plains south of Mt. Kailash. Western Tibet.

 

Stupas and prayer flags on small ledge that is located on the actual face of Mt. Kailash. Western Tibet.
Stupas and prayer flags on small ledge that is located on the actual face of Mt. Kailash. Western Tibet.

 

Ray walking through the snow, in Teva sandals and Gortex socks. Mt. Kailash, Western Tibet.
Ray walking through the snow, in Teva sandals and Gortex socks. Mt. Kailash, Western Tibet.

 

Ray walking the inner kora (circuit). Mt. Kailash, Western Tibet.
Ray walking the inner kora (circuit). Mt. Kailash, Western Tibet.

 

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