Tirthapuri is regarded as the third most important Buddhist pilgrimage site in western Tibet. It is situated at the northwest of Mt.Kailash and the north bank of the Sutlej River, Tirthapuri(4310m) is famous for its sacred hot springs and Guru Rinpoche monastery(Tirthapuri monastery). To reach Tirthapuri one need to drive 65km west of Darchen and then 9km south of Mensi(Moincer).
An hour of Prikarma around Tirthapuri, from the hot springs at the northwest area of the circle, the track climbs up to a cremation point where old clothes and rags have been left on the rocks. The path then turns east, passing a "sour" earth hole and a "sweet" earth hole, where pilgrims dig for small stones believed to have healing properties.