Professor Robert Thurman, head of Tibetan studies at Columbia University, leads a tour through Tibet; Lhasa, Gyantse, Shigatse, Tashilumpo, with a journey around sacred Mt. Kailash and Lake Mansarovar.
This was Robert Thurman's fourth trip around Mt. Kailash. Sponsored by Tibet House, he also decided to take the "inner kora" journey around Kailash - and wound up missing for more than 18 hours. The festival at the end of the journey, Saga Dawa, celebrates the birth of Buddha, and is attended by thousands of Tibetan pilgrims.