Holy Mount Kailash-Spiritual Journey
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 Mount Kailash and Manasarovar attracts countless pilgrims every year.
Mount Kailash Pilgrimage Kora
Gangs Rin-po-che is the Tibetan name of Mt. Kailash which is considered as a sacred place in four regions: Bon Religion, Buddhism, Hinduism and Jainism. Every year, thousands make a pilgrimage to Kailash for the faith they believed that circumambulating Kailash by foot will bring good luck and clear the sins.
The trek begins and ends at Darchen which is at 4,575m elevation.Mount Kailash trekking is one of the most challenging and sacred treks in the world. The trek is widely known as Mt. Kailash kora which is scared in four religions, Bon Religion, Buddhism, Hinduism and Jainism. What’s more, this holy mountain is also the headstream of four famous rivers in Asia: Indus River (also called Shiquan River in China), Sutlej River (a major tributary of the Indus River), Yarlungzangpo River (also called Brahmaputra River) and Ganges River.
Every year, thousands make a pilgrimage to Kailash for the faith they believed that circumambulating this holy mountain by foot will bring good luck and clear the sins. Many local Tibetans could finish the kora in one day while most travelers normally take two or three days. During the circuit, you will meet a huge of pilgrims here, not only local Tibetans but also foreign believers and tourists. Know more Mt. Kailash Kora here.
The peak of the Mt. Kailash (6,638 m) is very pointed and looks like a pyramid pointing at the sky. The mountain is banned to climb due to its religious background.
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. Book Mt. Kailash Spiritual Tours at least 30 days before arrival date, for better price, early booking means big saving.