Kailash is considered the holiest mountain on earth by a number of faiths and
religions. Through millennia, monks, yogis and pilgrims from all over the world
have braved unimaginable hardships to reach this abode of gods. Its exceptional
isolation and the peculiar contours of black granite that give it the appearance
of a Shivalinga, have caused Kailash to be venerated as a place that is both
representative and emblematic of Shiva. For Hindus, a journey to Kailash is
considered the ultimate yatra due to both the difficulty of reaching it and the
level of sanctity attached to it.