Mount Kailash

Mount Kailash Overview

Chinese Name: 冈仁波齐峰 English IPA: Mount Kailash Location: In the Southwest of Tibet, North of Burang County Population (city): Language: Zip code: Tel code: Time zone:

Mount Kailash is located in Burang County, Ngari. Mount Kailash means King of mountains. The major peak Kangrinboqe in west is the most famous divine mountain in Tibetan Buddhism, which is famed as one of four sacred mountains. At the altitude of 6721 meters, Mount Kailash is not the highest mountain in Ngari prefecture. However, only its snowy peak can reflect fantastic and brilliant light under the sunshine. Above 6000 meters, there are 28 contemporary glaciers distributed.

Highlights of Mount Kailash

Mount Kailash(冈仁波齐神山): Except for Tibetan Buddhism, Hinduism, Bonism and Jainism also regard Mount Kailash as the center of world. Every year thousands of religious people make pilgrimages devoutly around it.

• Lake Manasarovar(玛旁雍错湖): Covering more than 400 square kilometers of waters, Lake Manasarovar is the world’s highest freshwater lake. with 4587 meters above sea level and the water depth of 77 meters.

• Lhanag-tso(拉昂错): Lhanag-tso Lake appears dark blue and is very salty. There are no plants, no cattle or sheep around the lake. Everything seems lifeless. That is why the lake got the name of “ghost lake”.

Namunani Peak(纳木那尼峰): Covers an area of 200 square kilometers, it has the largest glacier group. Local people call it “holy mountain” or “goddess peak”.

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Mount Kailash Attractions

As a holy mountain, Buddhism, Hinduism, Jainism and Bonpo four different religions consider Mount Kailash the most sacred place in the world. A precious and prominent peak, Mount Kailash is a symmetrical, pyramid-like mountain made of black rock and is surrounded by a beautiful, yet dry and rugged landscape. The main attractions around Mount Kailash include Lake Manasarovar(Covering more than 400 square kilometers of waters, Lake Manasarovar is the world’s highest freshwater lake. It is also known as Holy Lake), Lhanag-tso拉昂错(Lhanag-tso Lake appears dark blue [...]

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Mount Kailash Tours

Mount Kailash tours are usually include Lake Manasarovar, Dolma La Pass, Chuku Monastery, Diraphuk Monastery and Zutrulphuk Monastery, as well as are in relation to other Shigatse highlight attractions like Mount Everest and Lhasa highlight attractions like Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Drepung Monastery, Barkhor street and the like. Mount Kailash is one of famous holy mountains and Buddhist shrines in the world. There are a lot of famous historical sites remained around Mount Kailash, it is the Holy Land in the hearts of all [...]

Climate & When to Go

The top of the mountain is 6656 meters above sea level. Mount Kailash is the main peak of the Gangdise Mountains in China and the second peak of the Gangdise Mountains. As one of the famous mountains in China, it is located in the northern part of Burang County, southwest of Tibet Autonomous region.  Climate and Weather of Mount Kailash Like most areas of Tibet, the Mount Kailash have a large temperature difference between daytime and night. The climate is mild and [...]

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Located in the west part of Tibet, in the Ngari Prefecture, it is a long journey to drive to Mount Kailash. Generally speaking, it takes at least 4 days departing from Lhasa to Mount Kailash in Ngari, and usually longer.  Lhasa-Mount Kailash For those travelling from Lhasa to Mount Kailash, there are several routes to choose from, but the most popular is the south route, which is shorter and less rugged. No matter which route you take to Lhasa, whether by [...]

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Festivals and Activities

Most Tibetan festivals are full of the color of  religion. In addition to annual large-scale worship rituals to Buddha and Buddhist masters, Tibetan people will also hold a series of festivities associated with religious life and agricultural production consisting of religious festivals and folk ones. Festivals in the Areas Around Mount Kailash 1. Saga Dawa festival(萨嘎达瓦节) Saga means "the fourth" and Dawa refers to "month" in Tibetan. This festival is celebrated for whole month and is one of the most significant festivals celebrated [...]

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Travel Tips

Mount Kailash travel tips provide some considerations when traveling at Mount Kailash, which can help you to prepare a trip. General Numbers in Tibet Fire: 119 Police: 110 Ambulance: 120 Weather Broadcast: 121  Area code of Ngari: 0897 Consumer Complaint: 12315 Local Phone Number Inquiries: 114 Tourist complaint Center: 0891-6833476 Long-distance Phone Number Inquiries: 113 Read More: Useful Numbers for Travelers in Tibet Features of Mount Kailash Religions Mount Kailash is the holy mountain of many religions. Known as Giluosha Mountain(吉罗娑山) in Sanskrit, the northern foot of Mount Kailash is the birthplace of the [...]

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Useful Maps

Mount Kailash is located in the north of Burang County, the southwest of Tibet. To help you have a better understanding of Mount Kailash, we provide you different Ngari Mount Kailash maps including Mount Kailash transportation map, Mount Kailash tourist attractions map, Mount Kailash region map and Mount Kailash location map, etc, through which you can probably know how to get to Mount Kailash and what to discover there. [...]

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Mount Kailash Accommodation

There are many hostels to choose from when you visit in Mount Kailash Region. But Mount Kailash area is still under the development, please kindly do not hold a high expectation. The accommodation level would be much lower than that in other cities. More importantly, there is no 5-star hotel in this region. Here below are some recommended hotels, which have relatively elegant environment, well-equipped facilities and excellent service.  Chinese Name English Name Address Tel. 喜马拉雅·冈仁波齐酒店 Himalaya.Kailash Hotel Mount Kailash Scenic Area, Baga Township, Burang County, Ngari阿里地区普兰县八嘎乡神山冈仁波齐风景区内 13989974987 [...]

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