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Kinnaur Kailash

LocationKinnaur valley, Himachal Pradesh
Altitude6050 meters

Description

Kinnaur Kailash is considered sacred by both Hindu and Buddhist Kinnauris. The mountain is revered as a huge shivalingam, a representation of Lord Shiva. According to Hindu mythology Kinnaur Kailash is the legendary home of Lord Shiva, who is said to retire here each winter to meditate.

Every year thousands of pilgrims perambulate this peak on religious pilgrimages known as Kinnaur Kailash Parikrama.The trek is a 44-kms route that takes about 3 to 4 days.

Ecological attributes

The region is a cold dessert. Vegetation is sparse and consists primarily of hardy grasses.

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