Sunrise Tibetan pilgrimage mountain Mount Kawa Karpo. As one of the most important pilgrimage sites in Tibet, Kawakarpo (or “Kagebo Peak”) tops the list of the “Eight Holy Mountains”. Mount Kawakarpo’s fame lies not only in its religious significance. At 6,740 meters above sea level, it is the tallest mountain in the entire Yunnan province and has never been scaled, despite numerous attempts since 1902 by experienced English, Chinese and Japanese climbers. It’s one of those rarities in today’s global village, a virgin peak. Precipitous cliffs, frequent avalanches, thick fogs, dense clouds, heavy rain and sudden storms have so far kept mountaineers from reaching the top, and added greatly to its legendary mystery. Description cited from Sinoway Travel.

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