Mt Kailash


Sacred Mt Kailash dominates the landscape of western Tibet through both its unique geographical allure and its sacred, metaphysical role as the religious focus of a billion people. Pilgrims show their devotion by walking around the mountain in three days; for nonbelievers it is simply one of Asia's classic treks.

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Nearby Ngari attractions

1. Chiu Monastery

20.99 MILES

Located 33km south of Darchen, Chiu (Sparrow) Monastery enjoys a fabulous location atop a craggy hill overlooking Lake Manasarovar. The monastery name…

2. Chiu Hot Springs

21.13 MILES

If you fancy a relaxing post-Kailash soak or just need to get clean after a kora, the small hot springs beside Chiu village are piped into clean, private…

3. Gossul Monastery

27.82 MILES

South of Chiu Monastery on the shore of Manasarovar, this charming 16th-century monastery has long been part of the Manasarovar kora but can now be…