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To a Mountain in Tibet

by Colin Thubron
Publisher: Random House
Release Date: 2011-04-08
Genre: Religion
Pages: 240 pages
ISBN 13: 144646718X
ISBN 10: 9781446467183
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Synopsis : To a Mountain in Tibet written by Colin Thubron, published by Random House which was released on 2011-04-08. Download To a Mountain in Tibet Books now! Available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. He talks to secluded villagers and to monks in their decaying monasteries; he tells the stories of exiles and of eccentric explorers from the West. Yet he is also walking on a pilgrimage of his own. -- **TOP TEN BESTSELLER** 'I would rather read Colin Thubron than any other travel writer alive' John Simpson Mount Kailas is the most sacred of the world's mountains - holy to one fifth of humanity. Isolated beyond the central Himalayas, its summit has never been scaled, but for centuries the mountain has been ritually circled by Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims. Colin Thubron joins these pilgrims, after an arduous trek from Nepal, through the high passes of Tibet, to the magical lakes beneath the slopes of Kailas itself. He talks to secluded villagers and to monks in their decaying monasteries; he tells the stories of exiles and of eccentric explorers from the West. Yet he is also walking on a pilgrimage of his own. Having recently witnessed the death of the last of his family, his trek around the great mountain awakes an inner landscape of love and grief, restoring precious fragments of his own past.

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