Top 8 Interesting Facts about Mt. Kailash

Tucked away far in west Tibet, Mount Kailash at 6,714m dominates the entire landscapes of the region. Mount Kailash tour is one most popular and challenging pilgrimage tour in the world. It is known as the ultimate journey to the center of the universe.


The tour is famous for spiritual Kora around the Mt. Kailash which is sacred for four religion i.e. Hindu, Buddhist, Jain and Bon. Every year thousands of pilgrims visit Mt. Kailash in course of their spiritual pursuits.

1.     Religious Beliefs

According to Hinduism, Mt. Kailash is the holy abode of lord Shiva. He sits here in a state of perpetual meditation along with his consort Parvati.  Jain calls it the Astapahada and it is the revered site where first Jain Tirthankara, Rishabhanatha, attained Nirvana (Moksya). Buddhist calls this mountain “precious jewel of snow” and a gigantic mandala. Legend has it that it is the abode of Chakra Samvara or Guru Rinpoche (Padmasambhava) who bought Buddhism to Tibet and beyond. Bon followers call this mountain Tise and believe it as a holy seat of sky Goddess Sipaimen.

2.     The Kailash Kora or the sacred Circumambulation

Hindus believes this mountain as the holy seat of Lord Shiva, the great Tirtha and the ultimate pilgrimage trip on earth. It is believed that 53 km circumambulation (kora) to mount Kailash cleanses all the sins attained in lifetime while 108 Kora gives the way of salvation.

3.     The sacred lakes of Mansarovar

The entire region of Mt. Kailash has great spiritual significance. The region comprises two turquoise-tinted lakes – Mansarovar and Rakshesa. Lake Mansarovar is blue water sprawling over several miles and believed to the holy seat of Lord Brahma (the creator of universe). Taking a holy dip and drinking the holy water cleanses all the sins attained in lifetime.

4.     Source of the four major rivers

Mount Kailash is the major source of four most sacred rivers of Indian sub-continent – Sutlej, Karnali, Brahmaputra and Indus.

5.     Legend, Myths and Ancient Traditions

Every single elements in Mount Kailash is sacred and pure. It is mentioned in holy book of Ramayana (most revered Hindu text). Sugreev mentioned his team of Vanars about the three significant peaks – Mount Krauncha (highly impassable tunnel), Mt. Kaama (treeless) and Mt. Maanasa (abode of birds). Sugreev feared that the Raman would have taken Sita to those high peaks and seek shelter with his beloved Lord at his residence.

6.     Unclimbed Mountain

Mount Kailash Peak had not been summited till date. Because of its spiritual significance and deity power, no climbers have been successful to summit the Mount Kailash Peak.

It is said that if you conquer this mountain then you conquer something in people’s soul.

7.     A Man-made Pyramid

Mount Kailash unusual shape has led to speculation that the mountain is not a mountain at all. Russian scientist and researcher have said that the top of Mt. Kailash is massive man-made pyramid from ancient time. If it’s true, it can be the largest man-made pyramid in existence.

8.     Naturally rewarding Journey of a lifetime

Mt. Kailash, the holy mountain, not only appeals with its religious values but with its immaculate and vast beauty. Mount Kailash Tour offers rugged beauty, secluded Himalayas and extreme adventure.

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