Mount Kailash is located in southern Tibet close to the Nepalese and Indian border, in a region that has long been considered one of the most inaccessible in the world. Its name meaning "precious snow crystal" was given due to its unique diamond shape. Especially in Buddhism and Hinduism Mount Kailash is considered to be a sacred mountain. Buddhists believe that circling around the mountain for 108 times leads to enlightenment. Due to the mountains religious significance, a climbing ban was issued. Thus Mount Kailash remains unclimbed to this day.



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Elevation: 6638 m
Country and region: China, Tibet
Mountain range: Transhimalaya
Prominence: 1319 m
Orometric dominance: 20
Coordinates: 31.066667, 81.312500

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