Kangrinboqe Peak, Tibet, China (with Map & Photos)

Let yourself be enveloped by the magic and mystery of the most sacred mountain in all of Asia, Kangrinboqe Peak (Mount Kailash). She continues reading and discovers the wonders of him in Beyond.

Kangrinboqe Peak in Tibet

Kangrinboqe Peak is located in Tibet. It is part of the Himalayas and is the center of six mountain ranges.

Kangrinboqe Peak Mount Kailash
Kangrinboqe Peak

It is said to be one of the most sacred mountains in Asia. It is revered both in Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism and in Bön or Bönpo, which is the original religion of Tibet.

Kangrinboqe Peak
Kangrinboqe Peak

It is not yet clear what the meaning of the word Kailash is. Much research has been done on this topic. But still, there are discrepancies. Some believe that it means “throne of the gods”, while others think that the name of this mountain means “precious jewel” or “precious jewel of snow”. This last translation is the most common.

Kangrinboqe Peak is located very close to two beautiful lakes.

  • Lake Mansarovar, which means, "lake of the mind" and is round like the Sun, is located at an altitude of 14,950 feet, it is considered the highest body of fresh water in the world.
  • Lake Mansarovar, which is shaped like a crescent and is associated with deep spiritual significance.
  • Each lake is said to represent light and darkness respectively.

Some of the largest rivers in all of Asia also rise in the vicinity of Mount Kailash. The Indus River, the Sutlej River (or Satlush River), the Brahmaputra, and the Karnali River.

Kangrinboqe Peak
Kangrinboqe Peak

According to Buddhist and Hindu scriptures, around Kangrinboqe Peak, there are ancient monasteries and caves where holy sages reside in their material bodies. These caves can only be seen by a few.

Kangrinboqe Peak - a mountain similar to a pyramid, symbolizing the abode of the god Shiva - the sacred mountain Meru. Four world religions worship Mount Kailash (Buddhism, Jainism, Hinduism, Bon Po, and Lamaism).

Kangrinboqe Peak
Kangrinboqe Peak

Sacred Kangrinboqe Peak is located in the west of the Tibetan Plateau in the Tibet Autonomous Region of the People's Republic of China, 200 km from the border with Nepal. Geographically and geologically, it does not belong to the main Himalayan range. According to the official version of geologists, it rose along with the plateau from the bottom of the ocean, and then water and wind honed its edges, giving it a pyramidal shape.

The height of Kangrinboqe Peak is about 6700 meters. The exact height of Mount Kailash has not been determined, it is still considered unconquered and it is widely believed that Kailash has a height of 6666 m. Scientists disagree from 6638 to 6890 m, which is due to the method of measuring the heights of the mountains. In addition, the Himalayan mountains are considered young, so their height increases on average, taking into account weathering of the rock, by 0.5-0.6 cm per year.

Mount Kailash Map