Mt Kailash

Mt Kailash, photo by Heringf
Mt Kailash (photo by Heringf)
 

Mount Kailash is located in the far west of Tibet, at the headwaters of a number of Asia’s largest rivers.

It is a sacred mountain to several religions:

1. Tibetan Buddhists believe Kang Rinpoche, which means Precious Snow Mountain, is a natural mandala representing the Buddhist cosmology on the earth.

2. Hindus regard the peak as Shiva’s symbolic ‘Lingam’and worship Mt Kailash, which is the Sanskrit name for the mountain.

3. Bonpos believe the sacred mountain to be the place where the founder of the Bon religion landed when he descended from the sky.

4. Jains believe this is the place where their religion’s founder was spiritually awakened.

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Mt Kailash Kora (Pilgrimage Circuit)

A pilgrimage to Mt Kailash involves making circuits around the sacred mountain. The Outer Pilgrimage Circuit (Chikhor) is about 52km, and Tibetans can complete a circuit in a day. The majority of pilgrims try for 13 circuits, if they can. Some pilgrims do a circuit performing Kyangcha (Prostration). While the average circuit takes about 14 hours to complete, those doing prostration can take a couple of weeks. Those seeking to secure their path to enlightenment try for 108 circuits. Buddhists and Hindus travel clockwise around the mountain while Bonpos travel counter-clockwise.

Most travelers take three days to complete a circuit (without prostrations).
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Scenic Waterways
Lake Manasarovar is another pilgrimage site. The circuit around the lake is a little over 100km, taking 4-5 days to complete. Chiu Gompa, 30 km south of Darchen, is a good starting point for a circuit around the lake.
Alpine Mountains
Mount Kailash presents a striking presence, isolated as it is from its alpine surroundings. Its shape is like the pyramids in Egypt with four nearly symmetrical sides. It is located at the headwaters of a number of Asia’s largest rivers: 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).
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