Mt. Kailash in Tibet is considered the holiest place on earth to one out of every five humans. Buddhist, Hindu, Jan, and Bon pilgrims believe that walking around Mount Kailash on foot is a holy ritual that brings good fortune and absolves all sins. In August 2013, photographer/writer Mikkel Aaland and his Japanese companion, Kazz Tagami, traveled from Nepal, through western Tibet, to Mt. Kailash. This is a record of their journey.
Mikkel Aaland is an award winning photographer, popular workshop leader and author of over fifteen books and numerous training videos. He has been at the forefront of digital photo technology since its beginnings. His documentary photography has been published widely and exhibited in major galleries across the world, including Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris and the former Lenin Museum in Prague. Watch him discuss one of his projects with David Letterman by clicking here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z6CjoomEBVI. Aaland is the creator and director of the "Adobe Lightroom Adventure", which was held in Iceland in 2006 and Tasmania in 2008. His training titles can be found here: http://www.peachpit.com/authors/bio.aspx?a=c7afd4dc-0be0-4098-ab3c-d89f2a12f4a6 and here: http://www.lynda.com/Mikkel-Aaland/2127227-1.html Aaland lives in San Francisco and in Ulefoss, Norway with his wife and two children.