Darchen, a lonely village at the foot of Kailash
At the foot of Mt. Kailash, there is a lonely village, Darchen which is just situated right in front of the Sacred Mount Kailash and 330km to the southeast of Shiquanhe. Its altitude is 4,575 metres (15,010 ft). Every year, thousands of travelers, pilgrims and photographers come from all over the world to visit the holiest mountain in Tibet and stay at this small village, making the village an international town.