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Amnye Machen ཨ་མྱེས་རྨ་ཆེན། | by reurinkjan
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Amnye Machen ཨ་མྱེས་རྨ་ཆེན།

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Amnye Machen is one of the four main holy mountains of Tibet along with Kailash-Gangs Rinpoche, Gongga and Meili Xue. Located in Golog ,it rises to 6282m / 20,605 feet.


The higher peak on this picture is Chenrezig 6268m,more to the right is Amnye Machen 6090m,all to the right is Dradul Lungshok 6282m. Amnye Machen is situated between these two higher peaks. acording to this map;


This lesser known holy mountain is equally as important to the Tibetan people as the more well known Mt. Kailash (Gang Rinpoche). Amnye Machen attracts Tibetan pilgrims from all across eastern and northern Tibet (pictured below) during the summer months. The only people found around the mountain are nomad Tibetans. A trek around the holy mountain normally takes 7 to 10 days. There are many rivers and streams to cross over so having yaks and horses are essential. Most of the trek is above 4600m / 15,090 feet. The best time to do the trek around the mountain is from late June to early September. Even during these months, nights can be very cold and snow is possible. During the winter, the lows can reach -30C making it a bad time to do the trek.

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Taken on September 27, 2009