Mnt Kailash Pilgrimage

May 21 2012

Although it is little known in the western world, Mount Kailash is one of the most sacred spots on earth, and is a holy pilgrimage site for people of the Hindu, Buddhist, Jain and Bon faiths. Pilgrims and tourists alike perform a seriously challenging kora around the base of Mount Kailash.

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The pilgrimage route around Mt Kailash provides a rare insight into the people, ancient practices, traditions and cultures living in one of the last, remote, authentic spiritual sites undisturbed by the modern world. This walk provides magnificent views of all four sides of the mountain which constantly transforms from moment to moment. At times local shepherds herd goats which provide a local supply of yoghurt while yaks graze in the sunshine.The pilgrim. Four monasteries lay equi spaced about the mountain providing an insight to a spiritual culture both historic and contemporary. Mount Kailash and Lake Manasarovar are located in the far west of Tibet 4-5 days drive from Lhasa and at an altitude of over 4000m. The peak of Mt Kailash stands 6,700m high, has never been ascended and remains perpetually covered by snow. Lake Manasarovar is the source of four great rivers Indus, Brahmaputra, Sutlej and Karnali and can be seen glistening in the summer sun like a Turquoise ornament. At present, 101 kinds of mineral resources have already been discovered, 41 kinds of mineral resources have been identified, not withstanding the 100 reserves under exploration, not withstanding 2,000 mining points, 22 mines have been opened up for development.

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