Grow Spiritually at Mount Kailash

China

Impressive Mount Kailash is a dominating mountain, with a summit up 6,714 meters, in western Tibet. It’s also the source of four of Asia’s great rivers: the Indus, the Sutlej, the Brahmaputra, and the Karnali (or Ghaghara), which feeds the Ganges. Buddhism, Jainism, Bon (a native Tibetan folk religion), and Hinduism all consider the mountain to be sacred.

The traditional pilgrimage to Mount Kailash takes place annually and has a history dating back thousands of years. It is believed that ascending and circling the 52-kilometer path at the summit will bring good fortune. Walking the route takes around 15 hours, however, many crawl and pray over four weeks to reach the top in a physical challenge feat of devotion.

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