Day 01 : Kathgodam (560mts)–Pithoragarh(1520mts)
[Drive : 8-9hrs]
Day 02 : Pithoragarh–Dharchula (950mts)
[Drive : 4-5hrs]
Day 03 : Dharchula-Lakhanpur -Lamari (2450mts)
[Drive : 2hrs / Trek : 4-5hrs]
Day 04 : Lamari-Chialekh -Nabi (3220mts.)
[Trek : 4-5hrs / Drive : 1hr]
Day 05 : Nabi – Nampa -Kuti (3600mts.)
[Drive : 1hr / Trek : 3-4hrs]
Day 06 :Kuti – Jyolingkong(4350mts)(Adi Kailash)
[Trek : 7-8hrs]
Day 07 : Jyolingkong (4350mts) rest and excursion day
Day 08 : Jyolingkong-Kuti(3600mts)
Day 09 : Kuti – Nampa -Nabi (3220mts)
[Trek : 2-3hrs / Drive : 1hr]
Day 10 : Nabi- Nabidhang (3987 mts)(Om Parvat) -Nabi
[Drive : 1hr / Trek : 3-4hrs]
Day 11 : Rest in Nabi
Day 12 : Nabi-Chialekh–Lamari
[Drive : 1hr / Trek : 3-4hrs]
Day 13 : Lamari-Lakhanpur -Dharchula
[Trek : 3-4hrs / Drive : 1.5hr]
Day 14 : Dharchula- Kathgodam
[Drive : 10-11hrs]
Adi Kailash: (6191 mt) Popularly known as Chota Kailash is in many ways a replica of the better known Mt. Kailash in Tibet, especially in appearance. Adi-Kailash, however, is in the Indian Territory close to the Indo-Tibetan border, it is an area of great natural beauty, peace and serenity. Men and women, tired by the incessant roar of urban life, will find here a healing quietude, conducive to looking inward and discoursing with one’s inner self. At the very foot of Mt. Kailash is Gauri Kund, whose water reflects the mountain itself. Close by is Parvati Sarovar, also called “Mansarovar‟ but much smaller than the original, on the bank of the Sarovar, local people have erected a temple of Shiva and Parvati. After the Chinese occupied Tibet from Gunji, Indian Sadhus or pilgrims offered their prayers here to Lord Shiva and took their journey to Kuti followed by Jyolingkong at an altitude of over 14500 feet to have a ‘Darshan‘ of this mountain. When we enter this magical place, for a moment you feel, why God chose this place for their abode.
OM Parvat: From Gunji the route branches off to Kalapani where the Kali river originates and then on to Nabidhang (3987 m) (Lipu Pass is only 9 km ahead). At Nabidhang we can see “Om Parvat” a miracle of nature, snow lies in the mountain in the shape of a perpetual “Om”. All other slopes may be bare but this inscription in the snow is everlasting and as one observes it, one gets the feeling that the mountain itself is Lord Shiva’s incarnate- the destroyer, showing himself in a rare glimpse. 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. Being the only one to be discovered among 8 such natural “OM” formations in the Himalayas, Om Parvat is also part of the Kailash trilogy in the Himalayas which consists of Kailash Mansarovar (Bada Kailash – Tibet, China), Adi Kailash (Chota Kailash, Om Parvat – Kumaon, Uttarakhand), and Kinnaur Kailash (Himachal Pradesh). No hypothesis, no assumption and no imagination are required to visualize “Om”. The symbol and guide to mediation 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.
During Adi-Kailash, Om Parvat Yatra/Trekking expedition, you will come across the mighty splendour of the snow peaks of Api, Nampha, Tinker and Ganesha Parvat massive naming western Nepal’s Himalayan peak, the gushing Kali river, forest, can see the enchanting beauty of Chaudas, Byans and Darma Valley, traditional villages like Garbiyang,, Gunji, Nabi, Kuti and, Chiyalekh en route. From Chialek we can see the mind-blowing Bugyal which is full of alpine wildflowers, Himalayan herbs, Great Himalayan peaks, peace and serenity. Enroute to Adi-Kailash from Chhiyalekh, Gunji, Nabi, Kuti we see a breathtaking view of the Himalayan peaks. You can catch the different and ever-changing moods of the snow in Adi Kailash Yatra 2018. Snow-covered mountains, beautiful rivers, peaks, which seem to touch the sky, green meadows and treacherous glaciers make this area a haven for those seeking high adrenaline doses.
The Villages: The local folk called “Shauka” and “Rang” of Garbyang, Gunji, Nabi, and Kuti has much to say about their land. The village Kuti is named after Kunti, the mother of Pandavas. Kunti apparently stayed at this spot for some time. Likewise, they claim that the great sage Vyas lived here for a long time and wrote many books. The bhotiyas have preserved their heritage assiduously and are always ready to show glimpses of it through dance and music.
The Guests will be reaching Kathgodam from Delhi by night train. On reaching Kathgodam they will board the awaiting vehicles (Tempo Traveler/ jeeps) and continue their journey onwards for Pittoragath. Breakfast will be en route. The drive to reach Pithoragarh from Kathgodam will be around 250 km which will take us 7-8 hrs. Lunch will also be en route.
Today we will stay at a Hotel/Guesthouse in Pithoragarh. Dinner at the Hotel
Today, after breakfast we will again start our onward journey to reach Dharchula which is around 90kms drive from Pithoragarh. This drive will take us around 4-5 hrs to reach Dharchula. Enroute we will be passing the very famous Jauljibi Temple. From here we will be driving along the river Maha Kali (Kali river marks the border between India and Nepal). During lunchtime, we will reach our day’s destination i.e Dharchula. Here Hotel/Guesthouse will be provided to our Guest. After some rest, we can go out to explore the township of Dharchula. We can even visit Nepal by crossing a bridge to reach the other side. This day a team briefing about the following days will be done at the Hotel/Guesthouse.
After dinner overnight stay in Dharchula.
After an early breakfast, we will head for our first campsite (Lamari) of our Adi Kailash Yatra. Today we will drive for about 40 km to reach Lakhanpur by Jeeps/Tempo Traveler and from Lakhanpur we trek for about 9 km to reach Lamari. Here at Lamari, we stay at fixed accommodations.
Today we trek for 9 km to reach Chialek, and from here we drive for about 16 km to Nabi by Jeeps. Here at Nabi, we will be putting up in a village homestay.
This day we will drive for 14 km till Nampa and then from here, we will trek for about 6 km till Kuti. Today also we will have a Village Stay
This is the longest day of our Trek as we will be Trekking for around 14kms. For this day we would suggest the elderly people use horse/mules to cover this 14 km stretch. Horses can be provided if informed prior to the trek. We camp here for the night in tents.
This is the rest day and the entire day can be utilized for photography or visit to the temple. Our group can even do the parikrama of Parvarti Sarvovar which takes around 2 hrs to complete the circle. Horses can also be arranged to do the same.
Today’s trek is all the way downhill of about 14 km. We will spend the night in a village homestay.
This day we again trek for 6 km The entire trail will be a downhill walk till Nampa and from there we drive to Nabi which is about 14 km by Jeep. This day’s stay will be a village stay at Nabi.
On this day we start with our second phase of yatra to visit Om Parvat. Today we drive for 12 km to reach Kalapani (the source of the Maha Kali river). Then from Kalapani to Nabidhang (here we see the first glimpse of OM Parvat), we will be trekking for 8 km. After having the ‘Darshan’ of Om Parvat from we trek back to Kalapani where vehicles will be waiting to drive us back to Nabi. [In case the Indian Army allows our vehicles to go up to Nabidhang from Kalapani then the entire drive will be for 40 km from Nabi to Nabidhang].
Today’s stay will again be at Nabi (Village Stay).
After completing almost ¾ of our yatra this day will be a rest day and can be utilized for a village visit and local interaction.
This day we will again drive back for around 14 km up till Chialek and then trek 9 km to reach Lamari. Here we stay in fixed accommodation for the night.
This will be our last day of trekking. Today we trek for about 9 km to Lakhanpur and then drive for 40 km up till Dharchula. Tonight we stay at Dharchula where our tired guest can indulge in a hot bath and party as we have successful completed our Yatra.
Today after an early breakfast we board the awaiting vehicles to reach Kathgodam. The drive will be around 280 km and will take us 10-11 hrs. Here we say goodbye to our guest as this marks the completion of our Yatra. We wish to see you guys again on more such beautiful trips.
Our trip ends here.
Meals starting from lunch on day 1 to breakfast on day 13
Professional guide to ensure high safety
Accommodation in alpine tents, hotels and homestays
Morning, evening and during the trek