Mt. Kailash is a peak in the Kailas Range (Gangdisê Mountains), which are part of the Transhimalaya in Tibet. It lies near the source of some of the longest rivers in Asia: the Indus River, the Sutlej River (a major tributary of the Indus River), the Brahmaputra River, and the Karnali River (a tributary of the River Ganga).
In addition, the Mt. Kailash has always enjoyed the reputation of “the top of Ali Regions”, stands in the Ngari Prefecture of Tibet and stretches to the border of China, India and Nepal. Mt. Kailash is universally accepted to be the holy mountain and meanwhile, it is regarded as the center of the world by Hinduism, Tibetan Buddhism, Bon and Jainism. Furthermore, Shiva, the god that possessed the maximum mana and enjoyed the highest position of the three Great Gods is said to live here and both the Indus River and the upper reaches of the Ganges River are originated from here. Therefore, apart from local Tibetans, a large number of pilgrims from India can be seen here in Mt. Kailash. For centuries, Mt. Kailash has always been the dream place in the minds of the pilgrims and explorers, however, no one has climbed to the summit or said in this way that no one dares to offend the center of the world.
After reached in Ali area, it is suggested to have a look at the four great rivers there flowed from the Mt. Kailash in four directions including Maquan River, Shiquan River, Xiangquan River and Kongqi River. Meanwhile, different religions deem that the mountain is to some extent related with their own gods. For example, Mt. Kailash is the “Sumeru Mountain” composed of gold, silver, glaze, and glass, surrounded by the Seven Kingsoft, Seven Heung Hoi and twelve Deltas, which symbolized the center of the whole universe of Buddhism. In the Tibetan Bon religion, it is where three hundred and sixty deities live. Furthermore, it is also the heaven of Shiva in the beliefs of the Hinduism. A variety of denominations invariably take Mt. Kailash as the world center, hence there are numerous believers come to worship here every year. Particularly, religious believers of India, Nepal and Sikkim from thousands of miles away would experience a lot of hardship came here, kowtow to pray along the way and only considered successful after praying around the mountain, and this is especially prosperous in the year of the horse. The sites left around the Mt. Kailash are countless and the district composed of two mountains – Mt. Kailash and Naimona’nyi and two lakes – Lake Manasarovar and Lake Rahshastal is reputed as “holy mountain and lake” by the Tibetan people.
As one of the most challenging trekking route in the world, Mt. Kailash Kora is the best way to worship this holy mountain and realize your lifetime trip of thoroughly meditation. The whole circle route is about 52km. For some Tibetans, the Kailash Kora trekking will only cost them 15 hours while for most tourists, they may need 2 nights and 3days on foot to finish the trek. However, your journey will be very enjoyable because of the appropriate arrangement made by our well-experienced tour guides.