Mount Kailash, Tibet

Mount Kailash, the sacred mountain, is placed 6638 m above sea level. It is the highest peak in the Kailash Range. Mount Kailash has derived its named from the word “kelasa” meaning crystal. Mount Kailasha is known to be a metasedimentary roof with a robust granite base. The sacredness of the mountain, known to be the residing place of Shiva, has touched and influenced numerous religious beliefs like Buddhism, Bon, Jainism and Hinduism.

The Mount Kailash has thousands of pilgrims visiting from all over the country. Historically, Meru Mountain was considered the scared mountain peak of Asia. With the advancement of time this “stairways to heaven” evolved to be called Mount Kailash. The mountain is believed to be so sacred that a glimpse of the peak is definite to wash away all sins and further create a protection shield from all evil spirits. Buddhist holds the strong opinion that trekking the mountain 13 times is definite to bring enlightenment! The path along the Mount Kailash is estimated to be 52km long and journeying it on foot is also believed to invite good fortune.

The path through uneven terrain coupled with harsh climatic condition is challenging to cross. Nevertheless with devotion in heart and strong determination in spirit, thousands set the journey. The north phase of the mountain portrays an astonishing view of golden blanket covered summit. It is best advised to plan a trip to the Kailash peak with a travel agency. The specialized travel tour encompasses provision of travel permit, driver with a travel vehicle and a specialized tour guide. To combat the harsh climatic conditions in the area proper medical checkup prior the commencement of the journey is further advised.

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