Kinnaur Kailash

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Kinnaur Kailash
Kinnaur Kailash with Monolithic pillar a 79 feet vertical rock formation that resembles a Shivalinga.jpg
Mount Kinner Kailash (6050 m) with a huge Monolithic pillar, which has religious significance.
Highest point
Elevation6,050 m (19,850 ft)[1]
Coordinates31°31′14″N 78°21′49″E / 31.52056°N 78.36361°E / 31.52056; 78.36361Coordinates: 31°31′14″N 78°21′49″E / 31.52056°N 78.36361°E / 31.52056; 78.36361
Geography
Kinnaur Kailash is located in Himachal Pradesh
Kinnaur Kailash
Kinnaur Kailash
Kinnaur Kailash is located in India
Kinnaur Kailash
Kinnaur Kailash
Kinnaur Kailash (India)
Parent rangeHimalayas
Satellite view of the Kinnaur Kailash (draped over SRTM digital elevation model)

The Kinnaur Kailasha (locally known as Kinner Kailash) is a mountain in the Kinnaur district of the Indian state Himachal Pradesh. Kinnaur Kailash has a height of 6050 meters and is considered sacred by both Hindu and Buddhist Kinnauris. This mountain is sometimes confused with the Mount Kailash in Tibet.

The monolithic pillar (Shivling) is located at an altitude of around 6050 meters.[2]

The Kinnaur Kailash Range borders the district of Kinnaur in the south and is dominated by Jorkanden (elevation- 6473m) peaks.[1] Jorkanden is the highest peak in the Kinner-Kailash range. Kinnaur Kailash is one of most visited tourist places in the world by Hindu and Buddhist worshippers from all around the world.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Deepak Sanan, Dhanu Swadi (2002). Exploring Kinnaur in the Trans-Himalaya. Indus Publishing. ISBN 9788173871313.
  2. ^ "Kinnaur Kailash Parikrama blog". Raacho Trekkers.