Pakistan: The Road to Shangri-La, with David Adams (2001)

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Approaching the Lake of Compassion, on the holy mountain of Kailas in Tibet. Walking around the base of the mountain is said to bring merit to pilgrims to the sacred siteAccording to Tibetan Buddhist teachings, paradise exists in the shape of Shambhala, a lost kingdom somewhere in central Asia. Source: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/3669971/The-road-to-Shangri-La.html
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Legend tells of a utopian kingdom hidden among the towering mountains of inner Asia. A paradise on Earth, yet a place apart. A place of spiritual contentment and eternal life. A place that’s become known to the West as Shangri-La. For century’s romantics, adventurers and the devout risked their lives searching for this heaven on Earth. Many perished in the quest. Those who returned told of a journey through hostile lands, of crossing treacherous mountain passes & desert gorges in their search for a valley where people live for hundreds of years. To this day its whereabouts remains a mystery...

David Adams goes in search of Shangri-La in the icy valleys of the Himalaya and Karakoram Mountains in Far North Pakistan.

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