Mt. Kailash
A Journey to Lhasa and Mt. Kailash

Mt. Kailash

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2006-09-13 lhasa to saga and back again

From Saga, Tibet our group split into two teams. One team went directly to Mt. Everest and the other team went on to Mt. Kailash.
From Saga, Tibet our group split into two teams. One team went directly to Mt. Everest and the other team went on to Mt. Kailash.


Humm.. I think that is Chocolate swirl skippy\'s peanut butter on a dairy queen knife. Josh\'s fellow car riders knew then they had gotten in the better car.
Humm.. I think that is Chocolate swirl skippy's peanut butter on a dairy queen knife. Josh's fellow car riders knew then they had gotten in the better car.


See how much pleasure sharing can give a human being. I think that peanut butter is permamently stuck to that dairy queen knife.
See how much pleasure sharing can give a human being. I think that peanut butter is permamently stuck to that dairy queen knife.


Linda and Kerri going through the Tashilhunpo Monastery in Shigatse. Glenn and Josh up ahead.
Linda and Kerri going through the Tashilhunpo Monastery in Shigatse. Glenn and Josh up ahead.


Close up of mural at Tashilhunpo.
Close up of mural at Tashilhunpo.


Mural of Green Tara.
Mural of Green Tara.


Monks at Tashilhunpo looking at pictures on their cell phone, especially the risque pictures of one of the team members.
Monks at Tashilhunpo looking at pictures on their cell phone, especially the risque pictures of one of the team members.


Humm.. Monk shoes.
Humm.. Monk shoes.


Stare into the swirling light Glenn. You\'re getting sleepy. Pass on way to Lhatse.
Stare into the swirling light Glenn. You're getting sleepy. Pass on way to Lhatse.


Elmer.
Elmer.


Kerri ran from the bottom of the pass and overtook our vechile right before the top. Go girl.
Kerri ran from the bottom of the pass and overtook our vechile right before the top. Go girl.


Josh tries to explain the new super string theory from Timothy Ferris\' book to a tibetan. The prayer papers were a prop for convex B-Spline hulls.
Josh tries to explain the new super string theory from Timothy Ferris' book to a tibetan. The prayer papers were a prop for convex B-Spline hulls.


Holiday Inn Pass-side.
Holiday Inn Pass-side.


This was the penthouse suite walkin bathroom.
This was the penthouse suite walkin bathroom.


View from penthouse bathroom. Please take notice of the neatly piled Yak/Cow dung. Lifetime supply to anyone who can count them all.
View from penthouse bathroom. Please take notice of the neatly piled Yak/Cow dung. Lifetime supply to anyone who can count them all.


Team 2. Can you stop the westerners?
Team 2. Can you stop the westerners?


Cho-Oyu on the way to Tingri. Damn more beautiful views.
Cho-Oyu on the way to Tingri. Damn more beautiful views.


The only 2 phones in Tingri.
The only 2 phones in Tingri.


Glenn and Janet wearing the latest prayer flag fashion on the way to Everest.
Glenn and Janet wearing the latest prayer flag fashion on the way to Everest.


Prayer flags on the same pass.
Prayer flags on the same pass.


Yes that is Everest.
Yes that is Everest.


Tibetan cattle.
Tibetan cattle.


Cattle herder in the valley heading towards Everest.
Cattle herder in the valley heading towards Everest.


Whow! Spectacular! Everest. Need we say more.
Whow! Spectacular! Everest. Need we say more.






First man to run to top of Everest in one day.
First man to run to top of Everest in one day.


Ruins built into a cave opening coming back from Everest.
Ruins built into a cave opening coming back from Everest.


Start of switchbacks climbing back up pass to Tingri.
Start of switchbacks climbing back up pass to Tingri.


PetroChina gas station located in Tingri, Tibet.
PetroChina gas station located in Tingri, Tibet.


Passes take a toll on the brakes. One down, 3 to go.
Passes take a toll on the brakes. One down, 3 to go.


No card game for bed choice tonight. We both lose. At night in Tingri wild dogs and Everest winds take over the town.
No card game for bed choice tonight. We both lose. At night in Tingri wild dogs and Everest winds take over the town.


The Western Tibet yak riding champion of 2006 letting grandmom wear his championship buckle.
The Western Tibet yak riding champion of 2006 letting grandmom wear his championship buckle.


Just hanging out by the river in Western Tibet. No biggie.  Vikki learning one of the Chinese photo posing techniques.
Just hanging out by the river in Western Tibet. No biggie. Vikki learning one of the Chinese photo posing techniques.


Yet another La. That\'s tibetan for pass.
Yet another La. That's tibetan for pass.


Gyantse Kumbum.
Gyantse Kumbum.


Glenn\'s joy of riding in cars drove him to continue the trip on this yak.
Glenn's joy of riding in cars drove him to continue the trip on this yak.


Janet modeling the latest in yak fashion. Watch your step getting down Janet! One step foward no steps back.
Janet modeling the latest in yak fashion. Watch your step getting down Janet! One step foward no steps back.


Beautiful view of Yamdrok Lake on the way back to Lhasa.
Beautiful view of Yamdrok Lake on the way back to Lhasa.


Vikki ready to take on the Western Tibet yak riding champion.
Vikki ready to take on the Western Tibet yak riding champion.


Flowers at the pass.
Flowers at the pass.


 


All images and text Copyright © 2006 Ray Kreisel