Panch Kailash Yatra > Adi Kailash - Om Parbat Yatra 2018


Adi Kailash: The abode of Lord Shiva popularly known as Adi-Kailash is in the Indian Territory, close to the Indo Tibetan Border. This pilgrimage takes about 16 days in total and covers almost 50% of the distance while traveling to Kailash Manasarovar thru the Indian Side. As per the mythology Adi-Kailash is worshiped as the abode of Lord Shiva and has been considered the most sacred and revered mountain ranges in the world.


'Adi Kailash' is considered Lord Shiva's oldest abode. Ravana is Biggest Follower of Lord Shiva. Ravana comes from south (Lanka) to the far North AdiKailash to pray Lord Shiva. AdiKailash popularly known as Chotta Kailash is a holy place on an ancient pilgrim route in the Himalayan Range close to the Indo-Tibetan border. It is similar to Mount Kailash in Tibet in its spiritual significance. Though in a very remote area, the Darshan (view) of Lord Shiva's abode is well worth the effort it takes to get there. It is an area of great natural beauty, peace and serenity. Among the five abode of Shiva 'Adi Kailash' is situated in Kumaon Mandal in Uttarakhand.


OM Parvat: It’s a miracle of nature, the shape of valley & peaks forms natural OM. One can see white (Snow) OM on black background. No hypothesis, no assumption, & no imagination are required to visualize OM. OM-The symbol and guide to meditation connecting Man, God and the Universe Chanted at the beginning and finale of all proceedings, extolled in the Upanishads as the best and most effective symbol of God.


From Navidang "AumParvat" the miracle of nature is clearly perceptible. Snow lies on this mountain in the shape of a perpetual "Aum", the primordial sound. All other slopes may be bare but this inscription in snow is everlasting and as one observes it, one gets the feeling that the mountain itself is Lord Shiva incarnate


After reaching Dharchula, Preparation to walk on foots, porter pony arranged to carry luggage from Dharchula. Jeep is the mode of travel from Dharchula to Mangati, then by foot from Mangati to Gala, Budhi, Chhayalekh & then reach Gunji(48 km). For Darshan of Om Parvat, go to Navidhang & then back to Gunji. From Gunji travel to Kutti (18 km). Kutti to Jollingkong (14 km), Jollingkong to Adi Kailash (4 km).


From Gunji the Kailash Mansarover route branches off to Kalapani from where the Kali river originates. Onwards from here is Navidang (3987m) Lipupass is only 9 kms from here. During this trek one gets an opportunity to view the snow peaks of Annapurna, thick forests, waterfalls and wild flowers.



TOUR ITINERARY (Ex - Kathgodam)


Kathgodam :- "The Gateway of Kumaon Hills" is situated at the foothills of Himalayas in Nainital District, is the terminus of the broad gauge line of North East Railways connecting Nainital with Delhi, Dehradun & Howarah line from Bareilly.


The Distance from Kathgodam to New Delhi is 266 km, Kathgodam to Nainital is 35 km and 6 km is immediately north of Haldwani. Kathgodam is considered the twin city of Haldwani and the beauty of Uttarakhand reflects in the small town of Kathgodam.



Kumaun, Uttarakhand


14 Days


Moderate to Difficult


15,650 fts.

Best Time:

May – June & September


Tour Route : Kathgodam - Dharchula - Budhi - Gunji - Nabhidang - Om Parvat - Gunji - Kutti - Jollingkong - Adi Kailash 


Tour Cost : On request


Day 1: Kathgodam to Dharchula. (325 km by taxi) 8 - 10 Hrs.

From Kathgodam drive to Darchula, lunch enroute. A beautiful village located in the right bank of Kali River. Arrival at Darchula by evening. Upon arrival check in to hotel. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.


Day 2: Dharchula

Today free for leisure at Dharchula. You can visit Nepal by crossing Kali River. Dinner and overnight stay at Dharchula.


Day 3: Drive to Garbadhar and Trek to Budhi (2740 MTS)

In the morning drive to Garbadhar. Breakfast enroute. Trek start from Garbadhar. Set out for challenging and beautiful trek. You will find lush green valley, murmurings waterfalls falling like shower. In last couple of hrs we will trek a steep ascent till Budhi Village. Dinner and overnight stay in tents.


Day 4: Trek to Gunji (3500 Mts) 17 Kms trek

In the morning after breakfast start your trek with a steep climb to Chhiyalekh. Today you can see also a glimpse of Mt. Annapurna and other Himalayan peaks. The trek is full of thrill with its beauty. Arrival at Gungi by evening. Dinner and overnight in tents.


Day 5: Trek to Kalapani - Nabhidhang - Om Parvat Darshan

In the morning, start your trek towards Kalapani. Kalapani River is named after the Kali Temple and is dedicated to Goddess Kali and Lord Shiva. The famous Vyas Gufa, where Maharishi Ved Vyas is believed to have stayed, is visible from the temple. Start trekking towards Om Parvat is a famous mountain in the Himalayan mountain range and considered sacred by Hindus. Its snow disposition outline bears a resemblance to the sacred Hindu word OM.Dinner and overnight stay in Nabhidhang


Day 6: Trek to Gunji

Have Darshan at Om Parvat and return back to Gunji, a small hamlet in the Pithoragarh district in the northern state of Uttarakhand, India. It is located close to the borders of Nepal and Tibet and the confluence of the Kali River and Kuthi River.


Day 7: Trek to Kutti (3600mt) 19kms

Trek from Gunji to Kutti to arrive by evening. Dinner and overnight at Kutti.


Day 8: Trek to Jollingkong

Trek from Kutti to Jollingkong to arrive by evening. Dinner and overnight at Jollingkong.


Day 9: Jollingkong - Adi Kailash Darshan / Parvati Sarovar

Trek from Jollingkong to Adi Kailash. The trek is 4 kilometers in distance and goes through the Darshan of Adi Kailash. Halt at Parvati Sarovar for lunch. Retun back to Jollingkong.


Day 10: Jollingkong - Kutti

Continue trek to Kutti. Arrive by evening. Dinner and overnight in tents.


Day 11: Trek to Gunji /19kms

Trek from Kutti to Gunji to arrive by evening. Dinner and overnight in tent.


Day 12: Trek to Budhi. /17kms

Start your trek from Gunji to Budhi and reach there by evening. The trekking journey from Gunji to Budhi is just 17 kilometers. After reaching the place, there is lunch and overnight stay at tourist rest house in Budhi.


Day 13: Budhi to Dharchula

This is our last day of trek. Continue journey from Budhi to Garbadhar is 15 Kms. Drive to Dharchula. Check in at hotel.


Day 14: Dharchula to Kathgodam

After breakfast drive to Kathgodam.Drop at Kathgodam railway station. Tour ends here with sweet memories…….


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