Adi Kailash and Om Parvat Trek

Located in the snowy Himalayas of the Kumaon region in Uttarakhand, the trek to Om Parvat starts and ends in Kathgodam, passing through many small towns and villages to finally arrive at the magnificent view of the Om Parvat. Rising to an altitude of 14816 ft, this peak is also referred to by several other names such as Adi Kailash, Chota Kailash, Baba Kailash, and Jonglingkong. A virgin peak largely because of its religious significance, the most astounding trait of this peak is the miraculous impression of “OM” naturally formed with the deposition of snow against the black background of the mountain

Adi Kailash and Om Parvat Package 2022

Adi Kailash Trek

According to the legends, there are only eight mountains in India, which has an impression of OM symbol. Out of these eight, only one has been discovered, which is known as Om Parvat or Adi Kailash. This magical mountain, Adi Kailash, is standing tall at an elevation of 6191 m in the Dharchula district. It is quite known for its strong religious and adventure connect, also, it is believed that the mountain has a miraculous nature. One thing, which makes this mountain look apart from other Himalayan ranges is its OM shape, which is formed by the by deposition of snow on the black mountain. Also, the mountains bear a resemblance to the pious, Mount Kailash. Perhaps, this is the reason it is called Adi Kailash. To reach the base of the Om Parvat, trekkers need to walk the entire distance on foot, which will take approximately 12 days to complete. The pious Om Parvat is pristine or relatively undisturbed by human activity; however, many attempts by mountaineers were made to reach its summit. The trek is usually undertaken during the monsoon season, June to October, from the picturesque Dharchula.

Begin your spiritual journey escaping the chaos of life to the Chota Kailash of India, and resonate in the peaceful vibes of Uttarakhand. Snuggled up in the Pithoragarh district of Uttarakhand, Adi Kailash is one of the Hindu sacred sites which is the oldest resting place of the divine Lord Shiva. Another fact that adds more religious importance to the place is that Ravana, the great king of Lanka who was also a great devotee of Lord Shiva visited Adi Kailash. Set at an elevation of 6191 mts, it is an essential part of the Kailash trilogy nestled in the Himalayas which are Kailash Mansarovar, Adi Kailash and Kinnaur Kailash. As per Hindu mythology, these places are the abodes of Lord Shiva, Goddess Parvati, Lord Ganapati and Kartik Swami. Adi Kailash is set up close to Brahma Parvat and Sin La whereas the spiritually blessed Om Parvat near Nabidang. Talking about Om Parvat, it is till date the only one out of the 8 ‘OM’ emergence discovered in the Himalayas. Where a little detour from Adi Kailash can be just perfect to sight the prepossessing Om Parvat which is carved on the Indo-Nepal border, where the silhouette of ‘OM’ is facing India and the back in Nepal.

In this Adi Kailash and Om Parvat Yatra, you can experience the scenic beauty of Bhimtal which you can traverse while visiting Pithoragarh. On your way you may come across the Kumaon hamlets like Lakhanpur, Lamari which will be just perfect to acquaint you with the culture and traditions of the region. The main expedition to the serene environ finally lands you in the ideal spot of Nabidang from where you can sightsee the heartwarming mountain range of Om Parvat.At Tour My India, you can select one of our finest Adi Kailash and Om Parvat adventure package which comes with all the services like guided trekking tours and porter intact. In the adventure packages, not just our facilities but our itineraries are also curated with such care that you would be pleased to have a vacation in Spiritual Uttarakhand.Our itineraries also take care of your basic requirements and needs while touring with us which includes finest accommodation and quality meals. Through our 11D/12N trekking expedition you will get a chance to witness the beauty of the pristine pilgrimage site of Adi Kailash, Om Parvat, Parvati Lake, Shiva temple, Gaurikund along with the scenic vistas of various villages like Nabidang, Daniya on the route.

Adi Kailash Om Parvat Trek Massif Mountain with an OM symbol

Adi Kailash Om Parvat Trek stands high at an altitude of 6191 m in Dharchula district of Uttarakhand.

The Adi Kailash is close to Sin La and Brahma Parvat whereas Om Parvat is located near Nabidang on the Indo- Nepal border.

The Massif Mountain is recognized as “Om Parvat” because of its totally different “OM” shape and “Adi Kailash” because of its resemblance to “Mt. Kailash”.

Only one of the 8 mountains with an Om symbol is discovered and that is – Om Parvat. Reason of its popularity is hard religious connect with a taste of jaw dropping adventure.

Adi Kailash Om Parvat Trek, The best Monsoon Trek

Adi Kailash and Om Parvat trek is undisturbed and under explored which maintains its pristine beauty. The best time to do this trek is June to October, it is one of those rare treks which are best when done in Monsoon.

The Kailash Tribology of Adi Kailash Om Parvat Trek in the Himalayas

Nestled in the peaceful Himalayas of Uttarakhand Om Parvat is the oldest resting place of Shiva and is of great significance to Hindus.

The Kailash trilogy are –Kailash MansarovarAdi Kailash and Kinnaur Kailash, according to the legends these are abodes of Lord Shiva, Parvat, Ganesha and Kartikeya.

Key Points of Adi Kailash Om Parvat Trek

Level: Moderate to Difficult

Proper conditioning & training of body required

Need proper gear & clothing for sub-zero temperature

Shoes are the single most important equipment.

Altitude requires proper acclimatization.

Beautiful landscapes so carry good photo gear & Extra battery backup.

Travel light

The backpack should not exceed 12 kgs.

Must Read about Adi Kailash Om Parvat Trek

Duration – 12 days (Kathgodam to Kathgodam)

Best Time – April to December

Level – Moderate to Difficult

Highest point – 4419 m

Weather – Nights are cold and day temperature is pleasant during the season.

Temperature – Day (12°C to 15°C) Night (-2°C to 5°C)

Starting point – Kathgodam

Day 1 – Kathgodam to Dharchula (290 km) (9/10 hours)

The vehicle will be arranged from Kathgodam Railway Station and the departure time is 6:30 am. The drive is through Almora via picturesque valley of Kumaon. Cross Joulijbi, see the confluence of River Gori with Kali River which crosses at Dharchula from India to Nepal.

Day 2 : Dharchula to Budi (2740 m) (4/5 hours)

Have breakfast at Dharchula and move to Budi. The taxis will drop you, start the descent along the gushing river, it is coffee milky (sandy) in colour. It is also known as “Kali”. On its course lies huge boulders. Pass this adventurous section and reach Budi. Setup the camps and retire for the night.

Day 3 : Budi to Nabi/Gunji (2895 m) (5/6 hours)

Today, to reach Budi to Gunji trek through the forest and from a clearing witness a majestic view of a glacier. River Kali flows on the other side. Spot wildflowers and a variety of tall trees. Reach Gunji, setup the camps and retire for the night.

Day 4 :Nabi to Kutti (3810 m) (5/6 hours)

The trek from Nabito Kutti is long through the wide meadows and greenery everywhere. The forests accompany you all the way to Kutti.

Day 5 : Kutti to Jyolingkong (4419 m) (14 km) (6/7 hours)

Start the trek early to reach Jyolinkong, the trek is strenuous today. The ascents are steep which can be crossed after some efforts. The alpine trek from Kutti to Jyolingkong is a beautiful one, have breakfast in middle of the way at Sumchuma. Continue the trek towards Jyolingkong, meals will be served there and the night stay will be in tents.

Day 6 : Rest Day at Jyolingkong

Today rest and relax at Jyolingkong as tomorrow is going to be a strenuous trek to Sinla pass.

Day 7 : Jyolingkong to Nabi (14 km) (6/7 hours)

Post breakfast, leave Jyolingkong and move to Nabi, it lies 14 km away and reaching there would take around 6 to 7 hours. Have lunch en route. After reaching the campsite, have salubrious food and retire for the night.

Day 8: Nabi to Nabidang (Om Parvat) (3500 m) (5/6 hours)

From Nabi, visit Nabidang to sightsee Om Parvat and Kalapani temple. After the pilgrimage tour, the lunch will be served at Kalapani. Get back to Nabi and enjoy your dinner and stay there.

Day 9 : Nabidang to Gunji (2895 m) (5/6 hours)

Wake up to the beautiful views of Om Parvat and after breakfast return to Gunji. Reach Gunji and enjoy your dinner and stay there.

Day 10: Gunji to Budi (2740 m) (4/5 hours)

Post breakfast start the trek from Gunji to Budi, cross forested sections and get great view of the glacier. On the other side flows Kali River. Reach Budi, setup the camps and retire for the night.

Day 11: Budi to Dharchula (4/5 hours)

Retrace your steps, the vehicles will be arranged to reach Dharchula. Arrangements will be made in a hotel there.

Day 12: Dharchula to Kathgodam (290 km) (9/10 hours)

Today the drive is from Dharchula to Kathgodam via Almora. Post breakfast, leave early to reach Kathgodam on time.

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