Tibetan Buddhists worship Mount Kailash as Kang Rinpoche or the precious jewel of snow. Mount Kailash is also observed as the home of Demchok, a multi-armed, enraged deity, and his consort, Dorje Phakmo.
For Bonpos (followers of the Bon religion) Mt. Kailash is considered as the seat of the world where the founder Tonpa Shenrab is said to have descended from heaven and for the Jains it is Mount Ashtapad where the noble prophet Rishabha achieved moksha or spiritual liberation.
Our journey begins from Kathmandu from where we take a flight westwards to Nepalgunj. From there we fly to the border town of Simikot. From Simikot we board a helicopter and take a short flight to Nepal-Tibet border, Hilsa. Our overland journey begins from Hilsa. We drive through the dry and arid landscape of Tibetan plateau and reach Lake Mansarover. Surrounded by gently rolling brown hills, the beauty of the serene Lake Mansarover is certain to take your breath away. We take a holy dip and continue our Kailash parikrama. On completion of our parikrama, we retrace our journey back to Kathmandu.
This trail is relatively unscathed by the earthquake and is safe for trekking.