Places to visit in Kailash
Lake Mansarovar: Mansarovar, a lake considered to be sacred, has many myths and legends. Located at a height of 4556 meters, the lake is 300 feet deep. It covers an area of almost 350 square kilometer. Creating a picturesque backdrop to Mount Kailash, Lake Mansarovar has Kailash on its north and Gurla Mandhata on its south. Hills on the east and Rakshas Tal on the west completes the beauty of the natural frame. Besides the natural beauty, monasteries are another asset of Mansarovar, the most striking being the Chiu Gompa Monastery.
It is believed by pilgrims that the soothing water of Lake Mansarovar washes away all kinds of sins. The best time to visit this place is during sunrise.
Gauri Kund: Gauri Kund is another prime sightseeing spot in the Kailash-Mansarovar region. The place is associated with numerous mythological tales and legendary stories. Lying at a height of 5607 meters, Gauri Kund is also popularly called “Parvati Sarovar”.
Shiv Purana describes Gauri Kund as a “Lake of Compassion”. A beautiful reflection of “Chhota Kailash” peak, falling on the lake's surface, makes the place more serene.
A tourist can climb the Dolma La Pass to start the trek. The sacred Kund is located on the top of the pass. On the way, the tourists will cross Zuthulphuk. Climbing the Dolma La Pass is difficult, but the scenic beauty energizes the tourists.
Rakshas Tal: Rakshas Tal is a colorful place, covering an area of almost 70 square kilometers. It is located at a height of 15,591 feet and is slightly smaller in expanse than Lake Mansarovar. Lake Rakshas Tal, also known as La Nga Co is situated in the western side of Mount Kailash and Lake Mansarovar. The water of Rakshas Tal is brackish, in comparison to the fresh water of Mansarovar. Ambience or marine nature of Rakshas Tal is different from Mansarovar.
Rakshas Tal happens to have a silent and strange beauty due to a regal deep blue color. This lake receives water directly from Mount Kailash, which the prominent Lake Mansarovar does not receive.