Mount Kailash itself is a peak in the Gangdisê Mountains considered a sacred and holy place in five of the world’s religions: Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism, Ayyavazhi, and the Bön. It is particularly unique in that, at 6,638 meters, it remains one of the most significant peaks in the world that has yet to be stepped on by man. Considered
the abode of Lord Shiva in Hinduism, and Buddha Demchok in Buddhism the summit at Mount Kailash is off limits and no attempt to climb the mountain has been recorded.
Some of the world’s major rivers, Ganges, Indus, Brahmaputra, Yangtze, Mekong, Salween, Red River (Asia), Xunjiang, Chao Phraya, Irrawaddy River, Amu Darya, Syr Darya, Tarim River and Yellow River, rise in the Himalayas, and their combined drainage basin is home to some 3 billion people (almost half of Earth’s population) in countries which includes Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, People’s Republic of China, India, Nepal, Burma, Cambodia, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Malaysia and Pakistan [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Himalayas]
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