Old woman on trail to Chuku Gompa
A Tibetan woman, exhausted by the climb, waits to recover before continuing towards the Drolma La, the highest point on the kora around Mt Kailash, nearChuku Gompa. Most Tibetan pilgrims accomplish the circuit within a single day, and in 1985 the German mountaineer Reinhold Messner completed it in 12 hours.
Photo ID: 15289_37_MtKailash
Author: Michael Freeman
File state: Final
Photo size: 19.0 Mpixels (54.4 MB uncompressed) - 5308x3579 pixels (17.6x11.9 in / 44.9x30.3 cm at 300 ppi)