Standing 6714 meters high, the mysterious and mythical Mt. Kailash is hidden and isolated for centuries behind the nearly impenetrable barrier of the Himalayas in the northwest of the western Nepal, Indian and Tibetan border. For more than 1000 years, it has been a central pilgrimage site for some of the world’s main religions. Buddhists revere it as Kang Rinpoche, “precious jewel of the snows”, like a pyramid of nature that can cleanse the sins of a lifetime. Hindus worship it because of Shiva, their god of destruction, sitting here. For the Jam pilgrims from India, it is the sacred peak of Asthapada, where the first Jam Prophet gained enlightenment. And finally for the Bonpo, the first religious people of Tibet, it is the nine-storied swastika mountain.
For globe travelers, Mt. Kailash equates to adventure, a landmark of inspirational beauty, and a place to seek spiritual peace. The road to Kailash is studded with these jewels; stupendous scenery clear luminescent light, crumbling history and vast rolling plains. Harsh land with quaint villages, yak herds set in a timeless landscapes along with its curious, lively and friendly people make this spiritual trip a very extraordinary experience.