Looking back 20 years to 1996 and when I was fortunate enough to spend time in Tibet, and in Dharamsala with His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama
The last light of day sets the roof of the world ablaze looking up to the North face of Everest from the Rongbuk Monastery.
The Dalai Lama welcomes new arrivals from Tibet to the hill station of Dharamsala where he and his office live in exile.
In Dharamsala, locals prepare for celebrations to mark the 1st anniversary of the announcement of the 11th Panchen Lama, Gendun Choekyi Nyima
Getting to Dharamsala from Tibet is a long, hazardous, and sometimes fatal journey often across the frozen passes that separate Tibet from Nepal. Exhausted refugees, arrive in Dharamsala with virtually nothing other than the clothes on their back and comfort in the knowledge that they are near their spiritual leader.