A video of a snow-capped mountain range has been shared with the following message on social media – “Due to the efforts of the Government of India, it was possible to see the top of Mount Kailash for the first time.” The message adds that the video was taken on July 21, 2021. One Facebook user Sachin KushwAh garnered 2,000 shares for the video.

राम राम जी🙏🙏
भारत सरकार के प्रयास के कारण कैलाश पर्वत के ऊपर का दृश्य पहली बार संभव हो सका है जी 21-7-2021
सावन प्रारंभ हो गया आप भी दर्शन कर लें जी

Posted by Sachin KushwAh on Saturday, July 24, 2021

Several Twitter users shared this video with the same Hindi caption.

This video is hugely viral on Facebook with the same Hindi caption. Alt News has received a fact-check request on our official WhatsApp number (+91 76000 11160).

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Fact-check

With the help of InVID, we did a reverse search of one of the keyframes of the video on Yandex and found the same posted by one Instagram user with the caption “Kilimanjaro, unforgettable moment! # tanzasafaris

Mount Kilimanjaro is a dormant volcano in Tanzania. There are several videos of the mountain on YouTube. Below is the comparison of a still from the viral video and a YoutTube video.

We also found a photograph of Mount Kilimanjaro on iStock, which clearly shows the crest of the mountain.

Further search on YouTube led us to the same video uploaded by a channel named Daily News Digital on July 23, 2020, and the title of the video is – “Pilot makes 360 degrees turn around Mount Kilimanjaro | Rubani alivyoizungusha ndege Mlima Kilimanjaro.

In conclusion, a video of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania is viral on social media as Mount Kailash. It is also noteworthy that the viral message applauds the Indian government for making it possible to see the peak of Mount Kailash for the first time. Mount Kailash, considered the home of Hindu deity Shiva, is in China.

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