Mount Kailash is one of the most mysterious and sacred places on the planet. The mountain is located near Lake Manasarovar and Lake Rakshastal, close to the source of some of the longest Asian rivers: the Indus, Sutlej, Brahmaputra, and Karnali also known as Ghaghara.
The mountain is known as “Kailāsa” in Sanskrit. The name also could have been derived from the word “kelāsa”, which means "crystal".
Mount Kailash is considered to be sacred in four religions: Hinduism, Buddhism, Bön and Jainism.
Mount Everest is 8848 m. in height and its summit has been scaled by over 4,000 people, while Mount Kailash is 6638 m. and its summit is unclimbed.
The legends of this mystical region have been worn for hundreds of years and have prompted the interest of philosophers, travelers, theologians and even politicians. According to some myths, this territory is populated by superior intellect, power or energy.