Some Tibetan pilgrims take the meaning of pilgrimage to the most extreme definition. Not only they have walked thousands of kilometers from their villages to the sacred mountain of Kailash. They also circumambulate the mountains by crawling, for 53 kilometer journey at 5000-ish elevation. A journey on foot for the whole distance takes at least two days for most people, while by crawling it will take minimum two painful weeks. But on every devotee’s face, you will see gaze of happiness and fulfillment, as they have undergone this pilgrimage of a lifetime.

Kailash, Tibet, 2005

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