MT. KAILASH is a sacred mountain for Tibetans, Jains, Hindus, and followers of the indigenous Tibetan religion of Bon. It is also the source of the four longest rivers in Asia. Next to the mountain are two sacred lakes, notably Lake Manasarowar, which Cary and I circumambulated in June, 2004 when we participated in an overland pilgrimage through Tibet. As we moved closer to the mountain we camped on the rugged terrain with nomads close by. You can imagine how thrilled we were to complete the rugged 32-mile hike and reach the Dolma Pass at 18,600 ft., completing our pilgrimage.