Hugh Richardson at the summit of Gyamberi, the mountain overlooking Drepung Monastery. Also known as Mount Gephelri, Gephelutse or Gyemphel Utsi. Image shows Richardson standing on the mountain top with a vast panorama of mountains in the far distance. Summit covered with cairns left by pilgrims over many years, even centuries. It Is One Of The Most Sacred Mountains In The Lhasa area. Many Ceremonies in Lhasa take their starting point as the time When The Sun Lights Up The Summit. An Important Ceremony Of Juniper Offerings Is Held Here And An Auspicious Celebration For The Buddha's birthday. Chapman calls Gyemphel Utsi 'Holy Hill'.
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