This itinerary starts and finishes at the Nepal/Tibet border. This program combines Mt Kailsh, Tholing monastery, the ancient Guge Kingdom and Lake Mansarovar in Western Tibet, at an altitude of (4572m) above sea level. It is the holiest lake for both Hindus and Buddhists. Conceived in the mind of God it is the mental creation of Samvara, or Demchok in Tibetan, the wrathful meditational deity who is the Buddhist tantric aspect of great compassion. For Tibetan Bon followers, whose custom it is to circumambulate anti-clockwise, it is the mental creation of Lord Tonpa Shenrab. For Hindus, it is the mental creation of Shiva, the destroyer of evil. Jains also hold Lake Mansarovar sacred.