Mount Kailash

Located in western Tibet, Mount Kailash is sacred to almost one-fifth of humankind. Serving as the watershed of South Asia, its magnificent peak lies near the source of the Indus, the Brahmaputra and the Ganges Rivers. Mount Kailash is an interfaith pilgrimage site shared by Buddhists, Hindus, Bonpos, and Jains. Following traditions that span a millennium, every year thousands of pilgrims travel to the region to circumambulate Mount Kailash on foot. Starting at 4,600 m/15,000 ft and going as high a 5,500 m/18,200 ft. trekking or pilgrimage around Kailash takes about three days.