In the summer of 2007 the Yorkshire Schools Exploring Society and Derbyshire Youth Exploration Group will be organising a four week trip to Tibet, the ‘Roof of the World’! If you are between the ages of 14 and 18 and live or go to school in Yorkshire or Derbyshire, you can be a part of this trip of a lifetime! We are also considering taking a small group of adults who are interested in the area.
The expedition group will enter Tibet from western China after having spent a few days in Pakistan. We will travel eastwards across the Tibetan Plateau with the Karakoram and Himalayan Mountain ranges to our south. In western Tibet we will undertake two major treks. Firstly, trekking on the shores of Lake Manasarovar, sacred to Buddhists and Hindus. At 4470 metres above sea level, you might also want to risk a swim in ‘the lake conceived in the mind of God’.
From Manasarovar we will make the short journey to the foot of the holy mountain, Mount Kailash.
There, we will complete the 53km pilgrimage circuit or kora of the 6714 metre peak, (although local legend tells us that the peak is in fact 64.000 miles high!). We will walk in a clockwise direction and climb to an altitude of 5600 at the Dromla La Pass. Having completed the Kora, (which is said to erase the sins of a lifetime!), we hope to continue to Lhasa, the Tibetan capital city, before leaving Tibet for home.
This expedition will cost in the region of £2500 plus air fares.
All expeditioners will be given advice and help with raising the funds required for the trip.