Mt. Kailash, the highest mountain peak in the Kailash Range will be a journey to cherish throughout your life. This most popular mountain in Tibet is like a huge pyramid which has its peak perpetually engulfed with snow, and even a glimpse of it makes the devotees feel blessed. For Hindus the snow dusted mountain is Lord Shiva’s abode. For Jain’s, the first religion founder attained Nirvana here, whereas Buddhist believe Kailash Parvat is the place where Lord Buddha resides. Packed with such immense religious beliefs, Mt. Kailash is believed to be the centre of universe and a gateway to heaven and thus makes for an important pilgrimage place.
Another reason which makes Mt. Kailash so holy is the fact that the four most sacred rivers originate from here – Sutlej, Indus, Brahmaputra and Karnali. There are innumerable pilgrims wanting to visit Mt. Kailash every year, however only a few can make it due to its remote location, high altitude & extreme climate. The adventurous trek around Mt. Kailash comprises of three days, where the pilgrims perform a circuit (Parikrama) around the mountain. Hindus and Buddhists believe in performing a clockwise parikrama whereas the Tibetan pilgrims do an anti-clockwise parikrama. It is believed that a full parikrama (complete circuit) washes all your sins. Therefore, a visit to Mt. Kailash under extreme climatic conditions along with high religious spirit should definitely be a part of your bucket list.
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