Ngari : Kailash
Go on pilgrimage to the holiest mountain for Tibetan Buddhists and several other religions, located far in Western Tibet. This film shows a world in itself where religion, traditions, beliefs and superstitions takes precedence over any lay activity.
The video begins with background on the religion and life in Tibet under Chinese occupation. After three days of driving in dire conditions and with frugal meals, the crew reaches the final stage of the pilgrimage, a three-day, 53 km walk, named Kora, around Kailash Holy Mountain, which constantly looms on the horizon. In an atmosphere of legends and spirituality, constantly surrounded by pilgrims turning their sutra wheels in their hands and by yaks loaded with gear and food, the crew sleeps in high altitude monasteries, eventually reaching a prayer flag covered pass, Drolma La, at 5,630 meters.