In winter '97/98 I started to study Tibetan Buddhism for two semesters at a Shedra (Buddhist university) in the Ka-Ling Gompa, Bodhnath. Shedra
99/2000 I was attending the teachings of Kenpo Tsultrim Rinpoche in the Pullahari gompa Bodhnath Pullahari Nepal.
My first trip to Mt. Kailash was in spring '96 and since then I have walked over 100 circuits of the mountain and 14 of Lake Manasarovar. So far my visits to the holy mountain have taken place in all the months from April to November. Since I was working as a volunteer, I have had to look for a way of combining my special interests with paid work. I wanted to share my high appreciation of Tibet with others and to give them my support by letting them benefit from my experience and expertise. So in '98 I started to lead groups to the holy mountain and to organize budget trips for individuals, starting in Kathmandu and China (Chengdu).