Tibetans consider a pilgrimage journey around Mt. Kailash very important, some people even manage this high-altitude, difficult trek by making prostrations. It is even said that if one does 108 circumambulations, one will reach enlightenment. Quite a number of tales are connected to the mountain, linked with the greatest saints of Tibetan Buddhism, Guru Padmasambhava and Milarepa, and is the abode of the deity Chakrasamvara.
In Bon - Tibet's pre-Buddhist religion the mountain is called Tise and is believed to be the seat of the Sky Goddess Sipaimen. (Hindus identify it with the abode of Shiva. Jains call the mountain Astapada and believe it to be the place where Rishaba, the first of the twenty-four Tirthankaras attained liberation.)