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Mount Kailas (22,028 ft, 6,714 m), the famed holy peak, is situated to the north of the Himalayan barrier in Western Tibet. This legendary snow-shrouded rock dome is one of the most revered pilgrimage sites for Hindus, Buddhists, Jains and Bonpos (Pre-Buddhists) and draws pilgrims from India, Nepal, Mongolia, Tibet, Japan, China, Southeast Asia and other parts of the world. At the slopes of Kailas, a stream is said to pour into Manasarovar and from this lake, flow four of Asia's great rivers ­ the Indus, the Brahmaputra, the Karnali and the Sutlej.

- Manoj Kheradia

all text & images © Manoj Kheradia

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Mt. Kailas South Face
(Western Tibet)

Mt. Kailas North Face
(Western Tibet)

Manasarovar near
Serlung with Prayer Flag

Local Women Performing
Prayer at Chorten

Lake of Mercy at 18,600ft.

Gurla Mandhata
(Western Tibet)

Gurla Mandhata with Houre
Village in the Foreground
(Western Tibet)

Mt. Kailas with a Canopy of
Clouds (Western Tibet)

Herds of Kyangs at Manasarovar

Tholing (Sutlej River)

Herd of Sheeps Grazing in the Mountain

Lhatse woman

Girl from Changthang

Father & Child During
Kailas kora (circuit)

Girl at Tandruk

Woman from Lhasa

all text & images © Manoj Kheradia

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