Mount Kailash (6,638 m)

Mount Kailash is a peak in the Kailas Range, which forms part of the Transhimalaya in Tibet. It lies near the source of some of the longest rivers in Asia: the Indus River, the Sutlej River (a major tributary of the Indus River), the Brahmaputra River, and the Karnali River (a tributary of the River Ganga). It is considered a sacred place in four religions: Bon, Buddhism, Hinduism and Jainism. The mountain lies near Lake Manasarovar and Lake Rakshastal in Tibet. The Tibetan name for the mountain is Gangs Rin-po-che. Gangs or Kang is the Tibetan word for snow peak analogous to alp or himal; rinpoche is an honorific meaning "precious one" so the combined term can be translated "precious jewel of snows"."

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Peak Facts

Elevation:
6,638 m / 21,778 ft
Alt. Name:
Gangs Rin-po-che
Latitude:
31.066667
Longitude:
81.3125

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