The Inner and Outer Paths of Mt. Kailash by Wolfgang Wollmer|
Mt. Kailash in the far west of Tibet is one of the holiest mountains in the world, worshipped by Hindus, Buddhists, Jains and Bönpo. During the last two decades, Westerners too set out for this remote region. Due to the improved infrastructure their numbers and those of Indian pilgrims have increased massively. Aside from Mt. Kailash, there are other goals for pilgrims and tourists: Lake Manasarovar, Tirthapuri and the historical Guge kingdom, and the sources of the four major rivers Indus, Brahmaputra, Karnali and Sutlej. After several Mt. Kailash pilgrimages in the years 2002 - 2013, the author describes the whole region in detail and the recent trend to develop it as a center of tourism, supported by improved accessibility on paved roads.
By: Wolfgang Wollmer