The kora (circumambulation/circuit/parikrama) around Mt Kailash is one of the most important pilgrimages in Asia. Mt Kailash has been a religious sanctuary since pre-Buddhist times. Pilgrims of Hindu, Buddhist, Jain and Bon believe that one kora around Mt Kailash cleans sins of this lifetime; 108 koras breaks the cycle of rebirth and assures one of nirvana at death.
Mt Kailash Kora is 52km long, usually takes 3 days to complete. Altitude ranges from 4675m at Darchen the starting point to 5630m at Drolma-la, the highest point of the kora. The kora is made in a clockwise direction by Hindus and Buddhists but counterclockwise by followers of the Jain and Bön religions.
A trip here wonderfully integrates the spiritual, cultural and physical dimensions of any trip to Tibet. Being able to meet pilgrims from across Tibet and other countries is one of the many alluring factors of this trek.
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