Kawa Karpo is one of the most sacred mountains for Tibetan Buddhists. It is visited by 20,000 pilgrims each year from throughout the Tibetan world. The kora, a circumambulation of the mountain range, is a 240 km trek passing through ever-changing altitudes from the 1800m Mekong River valley to to Shola Pass at 4,810m. A completion of the kora is thought to purify a lifetime of negative karma and is an amazing journey through ancient moss-laced forests, remote Tibetan villages, alpine meadows and panoramic mountain passes strewn with prayer flags and pungent yak butter. I’m currently working on a project documenting this spiritual journey. More information can be found on wikipedia HERE.