The Torugart Pass is a pass in the Tian Shan mountain range. Elevation: 3,752 m (12,310 ft).
The pass is the main border crossing between the People's Republic of China (Xinjiang province) and Kyrgyzstan. The nearest large Chinese city is Kashgar, the nearest Kyrgyz city is Naryn. The road on the Kyrgyz side, from Torugart to Naryn and then to Balykshy and Bishkek, is narrow and ...
It is in Tibetan language.
The biggest set is 170 m wide, 50 m tall.
It’s the six letter mantra of the Buddha of Compassion, or AVALOKITESHVARA. It goes, Ohm, Ma, Nih, Pedh, Meh, Hung. This is sort of the most widely recited Mantra by Tibetans, and you will find this even carved on stones everywhere in Tibet.
Here's Marco Polos (1254-1324) Journey to Beijing and the way back. I found a few cities he went through (these are named), the marks without a name (only numbers) are very close to his way. I wasn't able to locate some cities between Balkh and Kashgar (Talukan, Faisabad, Wakhan), and between Kashgar and Dunhuang (Jarkand, Khotan, Lop). If you find some more waypoints please add it/tell me. It'...
A tour along the high road to China from Rawalpindi, Pakistan to Kashgar across the 5000m high Kunjerab Pass. Takes approx 1/2 hour into the lesser Himalaya, along the Indus River, see the Nanga Parbat of the Himalayas, the Hindukush, Karakorum and Pamir Ranges.
Play the Tour with F10 but make sure no other of your placemarks are ticked.