Mt. Kailash (6,714m) is sacred mountain. Mt. Kailash is located in a high and isolated enclave of West Tibet. It is one of three pilgrimages sites in the area, known collectively as Kangri Tsosum. All are said to be at the heart of the ancient Shangshung kingdom, the supposed land of origin of the pre-Buddist Bonpos. Mt Kailash is their sould-mountain, which they also call View for Kailash Parikrama (Enlarge Map )Yungdrung Gu Tse, the Nine-story Swastika Mountain.
It is a 53-km pilgrim path around Mt. Kailash . Mt. Kailash Parikrma tour begins and ends at Darchen, a small settlement at the mountain south base and in the process visits four monasteries crosses the high Drolma La Pass (5,636m). Three days is perhaps the minimum time required to walk leisurely around the mountain: spend two nights in or near Drira Phuk and Zutrul Phuk Monasteries. If conditions permit, try to stay four or five days, which would allow time for short trips to the inner regions of the area.