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Dolma La Pass Panorama - 1

The Dolma La pass is at an elevation of 19500 feet, which is the highest altitude of our entire yatra.

 

Dolma La is the Tibetan name of Goddess Parvati, wife of Lord Shiva residing at Mount Kailash.

 

The pass can be treacherous if the weather is not favourable. It is said that one can cross only if Goddess Dolma allows you to. Today, she was kind enough to bestow her blessings and we crossed the pass with no hindrance at all.

 

We were warned not to linger around for too long at this altitude for the air is very thin here. We only spent a few moments at the top of the pass and quickly hurried down towards Gauri Kund.

 

We made a yatra (pilgrimage) to the holy land of Mt. Kailash and Manassarovar Lake in Tibet in September 2007. It is only now that I have begun posting pictures from our journey! So enjoy the yatra on Flickr and if you have been to the Kailash Manassarovar region, do contribute your pictures to the Kailash Manasarovar Yatra group!

 

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Taken on September 11, 2007