Tour overview

Adi Kailash Tour

Adi Kailash (Kumaoni: आदि कैलाश), also known as Shiva KailashChota KailashBaba Kailash or Jonglingkong Peak, is a mountain located in the Himalayan mountain range in the Pithoragarh district of UttarakhandIndia. Adi Kailash & Limpiyadhura Pass (further northwest of Adi Kailash) are both located northwest of Gunji. The Lipulekh PassOld Lipulekh Peak & Om Parvat (southwest of Lipulekh Pass) are located northeast of Gunji. Adi Kailash base camp, near the Hindu Shiva temple on the banks of sacred Jolingkong Lake, is located 17 km northwest of Kuthi (Kuti) village in Kuthi Yankti Valley (Kuthi or Kuti Valley). The Adi Kailash Yatra Circuit route-1 via Gunji, the eastern-southeastern route, is reached by the Pithoragagh-Lipulekh Pass Highway (PLPH) and its Gunji-Lampiya Dhura Pass Road (GLDPR) paved motorable spur via Kuthi Yankti Valley from Gunji to Adi Kailash. The Adi Kailash Yatra Circuit route-2 via Darma Valley, the western-southwestern route, begins by going up the Darma Valley and then crossing the Sin La pass south of Brahma Parvat to go to Kuthi Yankti Valley to Jolingkong Lake Base Camp. Many travellers who take the route-2, after the Adi Kailash darshan chose to traverse the route-1 in reverse direction till Gunji where they can join the Om Parvat & Mount KailashLake Manasarovar Tibetan pilgrimage route along the Sharda River (Kali River). Kailash-Mansarovar, Adi Kailash and Om Parvat are sacred to Hindus.The Adi Kailash and the Om Parvat are not one and the same.

The Adi Kailash or Chota Kailash is located in a different direction, near Sin La pass and near Brahma Parvat, the base camp of Adi Kailash is 17 km from the Kutti village at sacred Jolingkong Lake with Lord Shiva temple.

Om Parvat can be viewed in route to the Kailash Manasarovar Yatra from the last camp below Lipulekh Pass at Nabhidhang India-China border post protected by the Indo-Tibetan Border Police also has Public Works Department guest house on the Indian side.

Many trekkers to Adi Kailash often make a diversion to view Om Parvat. Om Parvat is located near Nabhi Dhang camp on Mount KailashLake Manasarovar yatra route.

Day 1 : Kathgodam to Dharchula by road

Arrival with warm welcome at Kathgodam, give quality time for refreshment then drive to Pithoragarh via Almora, on the way visit Bhimtal, Neem Karoli baba ashram and God of Justice Golu temple.

Then check in the hotel with traditional welcome drink, evening rest for day 1st acclimatize.

Overnight stay at Pithoragarh.

Day 2 : Dharchula permission day

Day 3 : Dharchula to Gunji by road night stay - homestay

Day 4 : Gunji to Nabi Dhang ( Om Parvat )

Day 5 : Gunji to Jolingkong by road

Day 6: Jolingkong to Dharchula by road

Day 7 : Dharchal to patal Bhuvneshwar cave and then to Mahavatar Babaji cave by road

Day 8: Mahavatar Babaji cave to Jageshwardham

and then going to Neem Karoli Babaji .... Drive to Naintal

DAY 9: Drop by road to Kathogam