Yak Butter Blues
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Yak Butter Blues - One couple dares to challenge the "impossible" and sets off on an incredible 1000-kilometer journey on foot across Tibet. Join their adventure from Lhasa, Tibet to Kathmandu as they attempt to become the first Western couple to complete this perilous pilgrimage trek across the wild Himalayan plains.
Alone, with only their stalwart Tibetan horse Sadhu, they face Tibet's ruthless environment head-on: the blistering winds, extreme temperatures, sandstorms, blizzards, high altitudes and the thinnest of air-made all the more challenging by exhaustion, hunger, illness, inflexible bureaucrats and trigger-happy soldiers.
The land and climate leave their imprints daily. Yet an even more lasting impression on these adventurers is created by Tibetan pilgrims, monks and generous villagers eager to share what little they possess: yak butter tea, the warmth of their family's fire, camaraderie and a steadfast trust in the Dalai Lama's return.
In the shadow of Everest, the couple becomes an invaluable witness to a Tibetan culture pushed to the brink of extinction by brutal Chinese occupation for over fifty years. They also discover the human link connecting us all, a link that becomes clearest on a trek that removes the distractions of modern life as it unveils the truths of "deliberate travel" It's enlightenment - one-step-at-a-time. Together, they discover a sense of greater purpose, wonder, a renewed faith?and what it takes to survive.
Come along on their physical, spiritual and emotional pilgrimage through the highs and lows in this colorful, candid and classic tale.