Asia’s most sacred mountain, 23000ft Mt Kailas, rises in a remote part of west Tibet. A change in Chinese policy now means that it is possible to journey to the Ngari region of Tibet on foot from the Humla area of Northwest Nepal. We follow a group of trekkers on their journey to Mt. Kailas, over the Naralagna pass in Nepal onto the Tibetan plateau. The group travels in a couple of four-wheel drive vehicles past lakes Raksas Tal and Manasarovar to Darchen. Back on foot again, the trekkers join other pilgrims on the 32-mile circuit of the snow-capped dome of Kailas.
If you are contemplating travelling to Tibet then this travelogue offers you a unique opportunity of previewing some of the many wonderful aspects of this country. It will also act as a colourful reminder of a past visit. This programme can be enjoyed equally by the armchair traveller.
JOHN MYERS has travelled to many exotic lands and visited many numerous remote locations. Each volume portrays images of faraway distant lands, encapsulating the enticing atmosphere of the district, and the customs, culture and colour of the local people and their environment.
Running time is approximately 30 minutes.
Tags: China, Asia, Tibet