About this book
Paperback edition of Thubron's chronicle of his trip to Mount Kallas in Tibet, one of the most sacred mountains in the world. He joined Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims to the site, and talked to secluded villagers and monks on the way. 'A master class in travel writing that's also infused with the author's shadowy melancholy of ageing and grief...' "Sunday Times"
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. This title tells the stories of exiles and of eccentric explorers from the West.