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15 Little-known Mount Kailash Facts & Mysteries

Mount Kailash is located in western Tibet. At an elevation of 6,656 meters above sea level, Mt.Kailash is not a high mountain Tibet. But it's been worshipped as a famous sacred site by countless people of Buddhism, Bon, Hinduism, and Jainism. Hinduism believes that the mountain is the residence of Shiva and the center of the world, while Jainism believes that the mountain is the place where its ancestor Rishabhanatha attained the path, Tibetan Buddhism believes that this mountain is the residence of Cakrasamvara representing boundless happiness, and for Bönpo Religion, Mt Kailash is a nine-story swastika mountain that is the seat of spiritual power. So this spiritual mountain is actually the center of the world and holy place of many sects. The miracles at Kailash Mansarovar have been constantly heard, speculated, talked about, and even investigated, but so far there is no conclusion. Here we have collected 15 secrets, mysteries, or facts of Mount Kailash, and maybe give you some new insight into it.

1. Kailash Mountain Is Unclimbable

Mysterious mountain
Mysterious Kailash in the sunset

Mount Kailash’s height is 6,656 meters above sea level. It is not the tallest mountain in Tibetan areas. However, no one has climbed to the Mount Kailash summit. The ancient legend claimed that only Milarepa, a Buddhist monk had peaked Mount Kailash.

2. The Climbers’ Mysterious Death

A team of scientists who intended to climb to the top of Mount Kailash finally gave up on the advice of a Tibetan Lama. Four of the climbers still died within a year or two. It is said climbing mount Kailash will offend the gods.

3. The Cross Mark Proved the Existence of religion Masters

A groove and a gouge form a giant cross mark on the mountain. The groove around the waist of Kailash Mountain is Shiva neck's snake trailed. The gouge was left when Milarepa was fighting with Naro Bönchung for the control of Kailash Mansarovar.

4. Kailash Peak Is Pyramid

Kailash Pyramid
The top of Mt. Kailash looks like a pyramid

Scientists have discovered that the top of Mt. Kailash is actually a man-made vacuum pyramid. It is surrounded by more than 100 other small pyramids. According to preliminary estimates, the direct height of the pyramid complex is between 100 and 1,800 meters, while the Egyptian pyramid is only 146 meters. If true, it would be larger than any known pyramid today.

5. Supernatural Energy Created Mt. Kailash

The Kailash Pyramids miracle was probably built by an advanced civilization that understood the subtle laws of energy (the twist field) and how to control energy and time.

6. Google Maps show the center location of Mt.Kailash

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Mount Kailash is the center of the world

Kailash Mountain is considered the axis of the universe, the center of the world, the pillar of the world. It is the place where the earth connects with heaven. As you can see from Google Maps, the distance from Stonehenge in the UK to Mt Kailash is 6,666 kilometers, which is also the distance from Kailash Range to the North Pole. The distance from Mt Kailash to the South Pole is 13,332 kilometers, which is exactly twice the distance to the North Pole or Stonehenge.

7. Mt Kailash Is Also Energy Center of Earth

Mt Kailash is the center of a worldwide system that connects mystical sites and energy sites from around the world, including the Pyramids of Egypt, the Pyramids of Mexico, Easter Island, Stonehenge, and the North Pole... which constitute the global energy grid system.

8. Kailash Range Area Will Accelerated Aging

Some scientists believe that the Kailash range is a vortex of energy that lifts the body and mind. It is said that people who spend 12 hours in the vicinity of Kailash experience accelerated hair and fingernails growth, which is equivalent to two weeks of normal time.

9. Mount Kailash is the prototype of Mount Meru, the world center recorded in Hinduism and Buddhism.

10. Mansarovar Lake & Lake Rakshastal Represent Yin-Yang

Mansarovar Lake and Rakshas tal Lake
Rakshastal (left) and Mansarovar (right) lie at the foot of the southern face of Mount Kailash.

There are two lakes at the foot of Mount Kailash. Mansarovar Lake was originally created in the Hindu god’s thoughts and then visualized on the earth. This holy lake is a freshwater lake, whereas, the Rakshas Tal Lake, which is separated by only one way, is a saltwater lake known as a ghost lake. One shapes like the sun, and the other shapes like the moon. The two lakes represent light and darkness respectively.

11. Mount Kailash's satellite view shows that the shadow side of the Kailash Himalaya is like Shiva's face, smiling.

Shiva's face on Kailash
The satellite view shows the face of Lord Shiva on Kailash Mountain.

12. Kailash Parvat Mystery

Kailash Parvat OM
OM(ॐ) is definitely God's signature in the Himalayas.

Viewing from the south of the ridge, you can see the Kailash Parvat's Hindu OM(ॐ) symbol. The huge ice trough and horizontal rock formations from the top of the mountain constitute this symbol. 

13. Lord Shiva and Rishabhanatha store their knowledge at Kailash Himalaya

When we say that Mount Kailash is the residence of Lord Shiva, it does not mean that Lord Shiva was seen in the Himalayas or hiding in the mountains, but that he stores the knowledge of enlightenment there in a specific form of energy. Similarly, Buddhists say that their three main bodhisattvas: Guanyin Bodhisattva, Vajrasattva Bodhisattva, and Manjushri Bodhisattva all live in Mt.Kailash, while Jains say that their first ancestor Rishabhanatha also lives there. This does not mean that they actually live there, but that they store the knowledge and truth of enlightenment there.

14. Four Asia Rivers Source From Kailash Mansarovar

Kailash Himalaya and the lake Manasarovar nearby give birth to the Indus River, Ganges, Sutlej River, and Brahmaputra in Asia. Originating from there, the four rivers set off at the same time but flowed in different directions. After traveling tens of thousands of miles, they went to the same destination—the Indian Ocean.

15. Kailash Range Area Exist Underground Cities

There are two dungeons in the area around Kailash, Shambhala and Agartha. They are two branches of human civilization. These two advanced civilizations come from the Gobi Desert and the Himalayas respectively.

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Asked by Nare***

I am keen for this spritual your . Let me know how to participate in this.

Answered by Jennie

Dear Nare****,

We can arrange the Mt.Kailash tour for you from late April to early October. 

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Thank you very much for this information. Is it possible to visit this Sacral place in a Pilgrimage trip?
What allowed for pilgrims, when they are in this area? Thank you.

Answered by Merry

Dear Nata***, 

We have Mount Kailash tours, which wonderfully integrate 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. During the tour, guests can explore the Mount Kailash Facts & Mysteries.

We have confirmed 15 days Mt.Everest & Mt.Kailash Kora Pilgrimage group tours on 13 and 16 June 2024.


Asked by Loga***

Hello we loved like to do a trip to lake Manasorovar and the outer and inner quora off Mt kailash..

Answered by Jennie

Dear Logan****,

We can arrange an outer Kailash Kora for you. Right now, travel agencies cannot arrange your inner Kora but you can ask your tour guide to take you to touch Kailash, 2 hrs trek from Dirapuk. I suggest you consider a group tour. Currently, we have a group departure on 1 October, would you consider joining? Please let me know how many people from you. And may I know your nationality?

Asked by Trid***

First of all thanks for sharing this interesting info.
Could you please elaborate that whether our heart or inner self is having any connection with Kailash mountain since I feel immense attraction to Mt. kailash and it seems I am having a great connection with Lord Shiva ( May be in Past / future).

Om namah shivaya!

Answered by Beatrice

As a Tibet travel agency, we can arrange an Mt.Kailash tour for you. You might be interested in going there and experiencing this sacred mountain on your own.