We were on the trail early. An hour into the hike I noticed 2 pilgrims rising and crouching then laying on the ground. They were prostrating around Kailash. As I approached I took the photos below. I could feel there devotion. I heard through the grape vine that it had taken this couple 5 days to do what we did in 5 hours. It would take roughly 21 days to prostrate around Kailash. Climbing Everest is like Disney Land compared to prostrating around Kailash. As I approached the couple I was expecting tired haggard faces. Eyes heavy and heart dusty. I smiled at the woman as she turned my way. She gave back a big smile with sparkling eyes and a hearty Tashidelek ( the Tibetan greeting). She turned back to the trail in front and began her next prostration.
Tibetan Men starting the Kora