Gurla Mandhata, or Naimona’nyi Peak（纳木那尼峰） is located in Burang County, facing the crystal-clear and white snow-capped Mt. Kailash in the north across the pure Lake Manasarovar and demon Lake Rakshastal. Being 7,694-meter high, the peak is one of the highest peaks in the Himalayas. Best time to visit is from May to late June. Naimona’nyi means “the Mountain of Goddess” in Tibetan language.
Naimona’nyi Peak has an area of 200 square kilometers and has 6 mountain ridges, on which are tens of mountains soaring to 6,000 meters. The western ridges fan out from north to south. The only ridge in the east has been corroded into a blade-shape ridge, which is very steep with a height difference of 2,000 meters. Compared with the eastern ridge, the western one has a less steep gradient. Five huge glaciers pour down in the canyon, among which are ice steeps full of cracks.
May to late June is the best tourist time for the Naimona’nyi Peak. The weather is fine most of the time, and sometimes, good weather may last for six to eight days.