KATHMANDU: The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) have included Kailash Mansarovar in its tentative list of world heritage sites.

Both China and Nepal have proposed the landscape as a world heritage site to UNESCO.

In April, the Archaeological Survey of India along with Ministry of Environment and Forests had sent a proposal to UNESCO to list Kailash Mansarovar into its world Heritage sites.

Kailash Mansarovar was categorized under both as a natural as well as a cultural heritage.

Kailash Mansarovar is the highest peak in Kailash range located in Lake Mansarovar in the south-western portion of the Tibet Autonomous Region of China and adjacent districts in the far-western region of Nepal.

The Kailash Mansarovar is expanded across an area of 6,836 sq km within India; the area is flanked in the east by Nepal and bordered by China on the north. The Indian site is part of the larger landscape of 31,000 sq km.

At present, UNESCO’s list includes as many as 845 cultural Heritage sites across the world.