Mount Kailash lies near the Lake Manasarovar in Ngari prefecture, Tibet. The two attractions are famous as Sacred Mountain and Holy Lake respectively. The Pilgrimage Kora around Kailash and Manasarovar attracts countless pilgrims every year.
Lake Manasarovar is a fresh water lake at 4,590 meters above sea level which is also one of the Three Holy Lake in Tibet. It is said that Manasarovar is the most sacred lake, bathing and drinking the water is believed by Hindus to cleanse all sins. There is a ghost lake next to Manasarovar, named Rakshastal (means ‘lake of demon’ in Sanskrit). Lake Rakshastal does not share the historic religious significance with its neighbor, Manasarovar. The circumference of the holy lake is 60 km which takes 4-5 days trekking in clockwise direction.
Manasarovar Lake Travel Tips
- 1. Foreigners travel to Mt. Kailash, a dozen of permits are needed. Here are some Travel Permits you need to know.
- 2. Mt. Kailash lies about 20 km southeast of Lake Manasarovar.
- 3. Admission Fee: Lake Manasarovar CNY 150 Mt. Kailash CNY 150
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