Kailash is beauty and divinity combined. Forming a part of the Trans-Himalaya in Tibet, Mount Kailash is the grandest peak in the Kailash Range of mountains. Kailash is close to the sources of few of the longest Asian rivers such as the Sutlej, Indus, Karnali, and Brahmaputra. Considered to be a holy place in as many as four religions, like Jainism, Hinduism, Buddhism and Bon, Kailash lies near Rakshas Tal Lake and Mansarovar Lake.
The Sanskrit word “Kailash” means “Crystal” in the English-Tibetan dictionary. However, the Tibetan name of the mountain happens to be Gangs Rin-po-che, as Kang or Gangs means “snow peak” in Tibetan.
A Kailash-Mansarovar Yatra is organized every year by the Government of India. The journey takes place through the “Lipu Lekh” Pass, which is a route that had been officially inaugurated in 1981. One has to first reach the foothills of Dharchula, from New Delhi. The subsequent uphill trek is a lot of hard work, tiring the travelers immensely. The pain often gets enhanced due to the narrow pathways. However, the backbreaking trek becomes worthwhile due to the abundant beauty of Mother Nature, spread all around. The difficulties are more than compensated by the beautiful natural scenes that Kailash is blessed with. Mountain tops are visibly covered with sparkling white snow, while the greenery is also picturesque. The murmur of leaves is the only sound audible at this divine place. It seems that the leaves sing in happiness as the cool breeze caresses them. A gorgeous panorama is offered by the wide expanses of valley below.
As the trek progresses, the visuals become more breathtaking with the sighting of the beautiful springs. The natural views make the tourists forget the difficulty that the terrain offers. Nature's vibrant colors are turned more charming with the blooming of beautiful flowers and flying around of colorful butterflies. Visit Kailash and soothe your soul.