Mt. Kailash (6,638m/21,778ft), the holy mountain and the abode of the Hindu god Shiva, is one of the world’s greatest pilgrimage destinations especially for Hindus, Buddhist, Jains, and Bons. Mt. Kailash is holy to followers of four religions. To Hindus, Kailash is the abode of Shiva and nearby Manasarobar Lake is the means or soul of Brahma. Tibetans call Kailash Kang Rimpoche. Jains worship it as Mt Ashtapada, the peak from which the religion’s founder, Rishabanatha, achieved spiritual liberation. Followers of Bon-Po, the ancient pre- Buddhist shamanistic religion of Tibet, revere Kailash as the soul of Tibet. The 53 Km. Kailash circuit is the holiest of all-Hindu as well as Buddist pilgrimages and the beacon, which draws most traveler to western Tibet. It is said that a single Parikarma erases the accumulated sins of a lifetime, while 108 circulations will achieve Salvation.