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    Climbing up the mighty Himalayas- Kailash Expedition


    by WildFilmsIndia

    The ardous trek from the Indian state of Uttarakhand through the pass to Mt Kailash and Mansarovar Lake, which falls in the Tibetan autonomous area in China.

    Mountain Kailash is considered holy by Hindus, Buddhists and Jains. In ancient texts, it is referred to as the center of the world. The reason can be understood from the geographical significance of it's place: within 30 miles radius, are the sources of mighty rivers Indus (north called "Sindhu" in India), Sutlej (in west), Brahmaputra (Yarlung Tsang-po in east), and Karnali (largest tributary to the Ganges in south).

    Kailash Mansarovar Yatra (KMY) is known for its religious importance, cultural significance and arduous nature. The trek through high altitudes in freezing temperature entails hard labour and courting danger. Inspite of the arduous nature of the yatra, pilgrims have been trudging through the cold desert since time immemorial. The annual pilgrimage holds religious importance for Hindus, Jains and Buddhists. It involves trekking at high altitudes of up to 19,500 feet, under inhospitable conditions, including extreme cold and rugged terrain. It may prove hazardous for those who are not physically and medically fit. Indian Mountaineering Foundation (IMF) has recognised KMY as a trekking expedition and it may involve high risk to person or property.


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