11 Hidden Places in The Himalayas, That Are Secretly Spiritual


Earth once asked Vishnu: “Why do you come in the form of mountains and not in your form?” 

Vishnu replied: “The pleasure that exists in mountains is greater than that of animate beings, for they feel no heat, nor cold, nor pain, nor anger, nor fear, nor pleasure. We three gods as mountains will reside in the earth for the benefit of mankind.”

With this phrase, let’s get into the essence of the Spirituality of the Himalayas.

A blanket of glaciated sheets of the Himalayas has been worshiped and admired by a large scale of people for years. Considered as the hidden milestone, everyone is in a desperate urge to attain the inner peace and satisfaction of the soul by climbing these dangerous heights. These Secret spiritual places of Himalayas are known to be endured and accessed only by the people who have given their body, mind, and soul in the name of divine powers, by giving up on their luxurious lives. These Spiritual Himalayan Places can only be attained by yogis, monks, yetis, saints, sadhus, and anyone who has been practicing the yogic life for years.

Spirituality comes within, hence, these places are kept hidden due to their sacred and religious integrity. These secret places, imbibed with spiritism, are a holy roof for yogis to live in peace and solace. The yogis discharge themselves from their bodies to charge their souls with divine powers and to find the answers to their lost souls. To set their life free and to submit it all to the spirit by enduring the hardships and sufferings. 

Believe it or not, the Himalayas have a spiritual aura about them that has invited people to visit these foothills. The question is, what do they find or attain, after undergoing a dangerous path that risks their lives? 

Mountains are calling you to submit yourself, to achieve the absolute end, to set your life free, for the purification of your soul, to experience the hardships and suffering, to resist these sufferings of life. This call from the mountain is never excused, and it urges you to travel more and more, irrespective of your sufferings or living conditions.

The Himalayas are the mystic centers for the utmost peace and satisfaction of humankind. Let’s look into the ultimate ranges, where you can find some well-known spiritual personalities, with some spiritual secrets and unknown mysteries. 

Here is the list of top 11 Secret spiritual places of himalayas.

  • Gangotri, shivling (Uttarakhand, India)
  • SHRI KHAND MAHADEV (Kullu, Himachal Pradesh, India)
  • Kanchengyao Mountain (Sikkim, India)
  • Roopkund Lake (Uttarakhand, India)
  • Tiger’s Nest Monastery (Bhutan)
  • Gangkhar Puensum (Bhutan)
  • Gyanganj (somewhere in north of Kailash-Mansarovar in Tibet)
  • Nanda Devi (Uttarakhand, India)
  • Om Parvat (Uttarakhand, India)
  • Mount Kailash (6,638 m high peak in the Kailash)
  • GOMUKH (Uttarakhand, India)

1. Gangotri, shivling

One of the char dhams, in Uttarakhand, Gangotri is considered an important pilgrimage for Hindus. It is the highest temple dedicated to the goddess Ganga. For this, you have to go through the region of GARHWAL that lies under the Indian Himalaya, if you wish to climb up the shivling. It gives the effects of Golden, white and blue, deep glacier. This peak provokes a spiritual yearning that does not only boost you up physically but also mentally. 

First climbed in the 1970s, people have secretly discovered different routes and ranges for this one destination. Each lane is filled with suffering, resistance, and pain that leads to the desired destination with utmost satisfaction. 

Many of the leading stories and books and films have fascinated and attracted a lot of climbers to this valley/pilgrims. 


2. Shri Khand Mahadev

The Shivling, when looked at from the front, has cracks in it and for this reason, it is named Shri ‘KHAND’ Mahadev. Usually, a piece that cracks is thrown away or not considered valuable. But, this mountain range holds a massive value amongst the people of India, specifically Hindus. 

Experiencing a trip to this holy mountain can be one of the most precious moments, after which you might feel a spiritual flow rolling down your veins. A visit to Khand Mahadev has proven to be worth it; it can change your life in a way you won’t ever be able to imagine. The range has a magical air, which can only be lived by a few souls.

Kanchengyao Mountain

3. Kanchengyao Mountain

This 17800ft, the decider high-altitude lake is a source of the Teesta River, placed on a side of the Kanchengyao mountain range. According to the legends, it was dried and frozen all year long. But, magically, the lake has a small portion that never dries out,  no matter the weather. Even if you take a trip to the valley in freezing winters, unbelievably you will find a watery part that stays unfrozen!

To unfold the mystery, the locals believe that a Buddhist Guru, named Padmasambhava, who was also known for his magnificent knowledge of Tantrics, once, while traveling to Tibet, touched a concrete spot and blessed it to remain unfrozen. Since that time, the half unfrozen lake has been the source of survival for a lot of creatures.

Hard to believe, but visitors and locals demand to travel through this secretively unbelievable valley desperately. 

Roopkund Lake

4. Roopkund Lake

Roopkund Lake comes up with a breathtaking mystery, the range has a spot bulked up with human remains, skeletal bones, and skulls on the rock. 

Why are they found? Where did it all come from? 

No one knows. 

There are two theories or myths associated with the bunch of skulls, one says that the bones belong to the dead soldiers of WW2 and the other theory states that it belongs to a king’s family, cursed by a goddess to die this way.  

You can choose whichever theory is suitable for you to believe. But, the fact is that the bunch of bones is still an unresolved mystery. 

This place has happened to be secretly spiritual and scary at the same time. It can be called pleasant during winters. But, during summers, the ice starts to melt, and the water gushes down horrifyingly with visible bones, skeleton figures, and more. The locals have also noticed jewels, leather, fabric, etc. attached to the watery flow of skulls and bones.

Tiger-s Nest Monastery Bhutan

5. Tiger’s Nest Monastery,  Bhutan

Do you believe in spiritual secrets or magic?

If not, then you will after reading about Tiger’s Nest Monastery. 

In the middle of our beautiful country, a person can see a model of a magnificent deity that is believed to live in a cave, named- GURU Padmasambhava. It has been recorded that he has meditated at the same spot for three years, three months, three weeks, three days, and three hours. His place has been hard to accomplish, reach or conquer, even to date. It has been said that Guru Padmasambhava flew to this spot from Tibet, that too on the back of a tigress. That gives it the name!

It’s all about the secrets behind the spirits!

Gangkhar Puensum

6. Gangkhar Puensum

This mountain, located in Bhutan, has been considered as the highest mountain in the world that has not been climbed yet, as anyone till the date, was not able to measure the exact altitudes. The Bhutanese supernatural beliefs have made this mountain range more suspicious, magical, and spiritual. They claim that no one can climb this mountain, except the spiritual beings, that includes- Yetis, Gurus, and earthly gods.

It has also been observed by people residing near the Gangkhar Puensum range, that as a person tries to climb higher to this mountain range, he might undergo spiritually strange happenings, like- changing of the wind’s direction, unexplained noises, mysterious lights, and a change in the aura of the air. This mountain does not want to be found or climbed on.

Now, you can make a call to climb this mountain! Share your experiences, if you ever make the decision to.


7. Gyanganj

A mountain that is untouched and is possibly discovered through satellites. It has kept itself far away from human existence. This Inaccessible range of the Himalayas may carry some unknown spiritual secrets, enabling humans to explore and reach this range. Moreover, the satellite is unable to catch the place, till now. 

Buddhists, from Tibet and India, believe that this is the only accessible permanent home for sages, yogis, and immoral souls; people who do not wish to go back! Or people who wish to be immortal!

It can be ignored as a story or folklore. But, interestingly, a lot of spiritual entities- sages and yogis have claimed this place to have a mystical and spiritual existence. 

This place is also called Siddhashram, a mystical hermitage

of the Himalayas, Yogis, great Sadhus, and Buddhas who have claimed to live here. This land that has been a home for Rishis is only accessible to people with spiritual consciousness. It is a secretive spot, escaping all the geographical surveys. Stories claim that this holy mountain can only be discovered by those who are virtuous, seeking spiritual evolution.

Nanda Devi

8. Nanda Devi

Nanda Devi is the second-highest mountain in the country, and also considered the 23rd highest in the World.

The interesting part is that- once, a team executed a mission to install a nuclear sensing device at the peak of Nanda Devi, to prevent nuclear explosions. But, the mountain did not allow them to work there, hence, the team was unable to transport the apparatus, but they placed an element. This element of Plutonium, which was placed securely, was missing. It is not found till today. Where did it go? Nobody knows, and this mystery has been untouched to date. 

This region has remained closed for decades now, no reason given. But, this is the suspicious part. A person might be curious to ask the following questions, 

Why did it get closed?

Was there any spiritual essence?

Is there any spiritual secret behind Nanda Devi mountain? 

Even if you try to question, you will never be able to find the answers to the secrets behind Nanda Devi, if there are any. 

Om Parvat

9. Om Parvat

Can you believe a mountain range with an OM symbol?

This is the most fascinating spiritual secret of the OM Parvat mountain. This unbelievable positioning of OM, against the black background of the mountain, is unexplained to the date.

It is considered spiritually sacred because it resonates with a very strong spiritual energy. The utterance of OM vibrates at 7.83 Hz, the same as the Earth vibrations.

Mount Kailash

10. Mount Kailash

A lot of unanswered mysteries have been piled up for Mount Kailash. This 21,000 ft mountain range above sea level is not a hidden place, but it is circulated with a lot of secrets. 

Starting with, whether it is Shiva’s abode, to magical lakes, this range has been a sacred entity for ages. According to the Tibetans, it is the abode of their meditation deity Demchog. And according to The Jains, it has been the spot where Tirtankar attained Nirvana. These different beliefs and perspectives make it mysteriously spiritual.

Another spiritual secret is that the mountain keeps changing its location! Is that even a possible reality? 

Well, no. But, it’s all about the spirits and secrets!

Mount Kailash is also known as Axis Mundi. This axis of the world provides a magically unexplained connection between the physical and spiritual worlds. People believe that this connection is keeping human lives alive, by helping to maintain the atmosphere. 

11. Gomukh

BEWARE: “People with demonic vibes, beastly thoughts, or evil spirits are not allowed”.

The mystery of this secret spiritual place is unfolded by the fact that people with bad intentions are tortured, terrified, and horrified while visiting this place. It has been observed that they can also experience the spirits of the afterlife or ghosts of hell. This holy land does not allow anyone who is a non-believer. If you attempt to enter, the place will eat you up and will haunt you with trauma. 

This spiritual spot is blessed and cursed at the same time, due to its spiritual beauty but magical rules for demonic entries.

The mountain is named originally after the mouth of the cow, known as Gomukh, flowing a milky stream of ice and water that comes directly through the streams of the Ganges, giving aesthetically pleasing effects of Shivling.

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