About Mt. Kailash

About Mt. Kailash

A great mass of black rock soaring over 22,000 feet, Mt. Kailash (6741 m) has the unique distinction of being the world's most respected holy place at the same time that it is the least visited.

The absolutely sacred site of four religions and billions of people, Kailash is seen by no more than a few thousand pilgrims each year. This curious fact is explained by the mountain's remote location in far western Tibet. No planes, trains or buses journey anywhere near the region and even with rugged over-land vehicles the journey still requires weeks of travel. Mt Kailash (6741 m) is not only the most sacred Holy Mountains in Tibet, but also the holiest mountain among Hindus and Buddhists of the world. Together with the two lakes of Manasarovar & Rakshas, the region is one of the few truly nature wonders of the world.

Three of the orient's greatest rivers; the Bramaputra, the Sutlej, and the Indus, all take their sources within a hundred kilometers of this "snow capped jewel" which has attracted Hindus, Buddhists, Jains and Bon-po’s from the four corners of Asia for centuries. Mt Kailash - also known as Tise or Khang Rimposhe (Jewel of the snow) and Mt.Meru, the axis mundi (the center of the physical and metaphysical universe). For the Hindus, it represents the abode of Lord Shiva and for the Buddhists, an earthly projection of the cosmic Mandala of the Five Dhyani Buddha & the wheel of life.

Buddhists believe that a single Kora or Parikrama washes away the sins of a lifetime and that 108 circuits obtained Nirvana in this life. On the trek, one may encounter Bon Pilgrims circling the route counter clockwise or the very devoted continually prostrate themselves along the whole 32.5 miles loop. There is also the ‘inner Kora’ that passes two lakes to the south of Mt. Kailash. Tradition permits that only those who have made 13 circumambulations of Kailash may follow this inner route. The mouth of the four great rivers are within 100 Km of the mountain-the Indus, The Brahamaputra, The Sutlej and the Karnali, a major tributaries of The Ganges. Mt. Kailash circuit is 32.5 miles of strenuous trails which crosses the Dolma La. This pass is the route highest point at 18525 ft. At a large boulder is a collection of offerings where pilgrims traditionally deposit one item and take another. Although the journey entails long rides by Land cruisers over Tibet’s great western plateau through a region inhabited by few wild animals, holy lakes and the occasional nomad, this existing tour involving a three day trek with yaks in the remotest part around Mt Kailash and offers the most fascinating experience.

Our Mount Kailash holidays take in the best sites & off-the-beaten-track places and include trips that circumambulate the mountain as a pilgrimage. All our Mount Kailash holidays are committed to support local people & the environment.

Mt. Kailash Tours and Treks

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Kailash Trekking Sacred Mountain – 25 days

Mt. Kailas, located in far west corner of Tibet is the most sacred peak of Asia. Few mountains rival the mystique, isolation, and beauty of Kailas. Considered the Center of the Universe by Buddhists ...

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Kailash Lhasa Beijing tour

Trip destination: Kailash-Lhasa-Beijing
Trip Duration: 21 Days

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Kailash Manasarovar Helicopter Tour - 11 days

There is an ample explanation for regarding Mount Kailash – the highest mountain exclusively within Tibet – as the holiest of all holy places. For Hindus, this awe-inspiring lone peak is the representation...

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Kailash Manasarovar Yatra - 16 days

Since the beginning of human history billions believe, The Holy Himalaya, where the universe sprang from a place so divine that just a glimpse of it can devour all evil, a palace of the Gods who ..

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Lhasa Mt. Kailash Guge Kingdom Trek - 23 days

There is an ample explanation for regarding Mount Kailash – the highest mountain exclusively within Tibet – as the holiest of all holy places. For Hindus, this awe-inspiring lone peak is the representation..

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Mt. Kailash Holiday Travel – 16 Days

On the Journey of Mt. Kailash - Mansarovar, you have a great opportunity to explore the amazing views of the Himalayan ranges, Tibetan culture and their lifestyles. See the wonderful landscape, beautiful views.

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Lhasa Mt. Kailash Lake Manasarovar – 19 days

Mount Kailash, located in far west corner of Tibet is the most sacred peak of Asia. The beauty of the 6700-meter high Mount Kailash, that looks like a symmetrical cone shaped rock capped by...

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Simikot Kailash Guge Toling trek

Trip destination: Mt. Kailash-Tibet
Trip Duration: 28 Days

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Two weeks holiday in Nepal with Mission Eco-Trek

My wife and I took a 2 week tour in Nepal with Mission Eco-Trek in Feb 2011 and had a fantastic time. Mission Eco-Trek provided the very highest caliber guides and Ram Kumar (the proprietor) personally made sure that everything went smoothly. When storms caused our original flights to be cancelled and then cancelled for a second time, he graciously accommodated our changes at no extra cost. The cost was reasonable and the services provided were exceptional -even beyond what we had expected from the contract....

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New York, USA

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