In June 2015, an international trekking team of office workers from five countries went on to fulfill their dream of entering the mysterious and deep Karakoram, a restricted conflict zone near the border between Pakistan and India. They planned to cross the Gondogoro LA Pass, at a height of 5,640 mt., not far from the K2 - the second highest mountain in the world. This was the first international team to get a trekking permit from the Pakistan government since 2013.

This is the first documentary about Gondogoro LA produced by a Chinese backpacker.
It's about what pushes so many people to go trekking.
With the participation of climbers and backpackers from ten countries.

Gondogoro La "Official Selection" at BANFF China.

Gondogoro La "Official Selection" at BANFF China.

Gondogoro La Poster

Lha La (lha bla)
Some confusion exists between two Tibetan words, sometimes used interchangeably: lha and la. The first, lha, is the Tibetan word used to translate the Sanskrit deva, meaning “deity,” “god,” or “divine.”

The word la (bla) literally means that which is “higher” or “above,” as in the word lama, the Tibetan translation of the Sanskrit guru (which literally means “heavy,” —heavy with good qualities, as the tradition explains). Lama Ugyen once explained lama as “one who looks down from above (la) with the love that a mother (ma) has for her children.”

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