Adi Kailash Yatra


Adi Kailash & Om Parvat Yatra

Located at the boundary of Nepal and Tibet, Adi Kailash and Om Parvat are the hidden gems of Uttarakhand. The destination is majorly famous among adventure lovers and Lord Shiva devotees. The trek of Adi Kailash and Om Parvat is known for its wonderful environment, natural beauty, flora and fauna, and cultural and traditional villages. 

Since Adi Kailash & Om Parvat Yatra is a lesser-known tour, therefore yatries have a lot of queries regarding the same. We feel it is our duty to give all the possible details of the destination so that the Bhole Bhakts are at ease and do not have any issues in planning for their trip to Adi Kailash and Om Parvat

The frequently asked questions about Chota Kailash Haldwani have been grouped into the most pertinent sections so that readers may easily understand them. You may find comprehensive information on the following subjects on this page:

Old Trek Route of Adi Kailash & OM Parvat:
Until 2019 the Adi Kailash trek of approx 200 KM was from Dharchula to Dharchula via Pangu,-srikha--Galgad--Malpa-Budhi-Gunji-kutti-Jolingkong-Adi Kailash .

New Motorable Route of Adi Kailash & OM Parvat:

Now in the most popular itinerary offered by Trip To Temples, Adi Kailash & Om Parvat yatra is of 7Night 8 Days. It starts from Kathgodam and ends at Kathgodam. 

1st day, we have Darshan of Neem Karoli Baba Ashram at Kainchi Dham, Chitai Golu Mandir & the Jageshwar Dham. After Darshan, we reach Pithoragarh & stay in a Rest houses

2nd day, we reach Dharchula & complete the medical & documentation part (inner line permit & police verification). 

3rd Day, we start from Dharchula to reach Gunji covering beautiful waterfalls and natural villages en route. Starting from Dharchula we cover villages and places like Dobat- Tawaghat- Pangla- Garbadhar- Lakhanpur- Najang- Malpa- Lamari-Budhi-Chialekh-Garbyang-Napalchu-Gunji
4th Day, we start from Gunji and head towards the darshan of Adi Kailash to Jolingkong Base on 4th day. Although Adi Kailash is clearly visible from Jolingkong base. Those who are comfortable in small treks of 2-3 km can go uphills & have a darshan of the holy Shiva Temple & Parvati Sarovar and then further to Gauri Kund. We return back to Homestays in Gunji/Napalchu for Night.

5th Day, we head towards OM Parvat view point on 5th day which is Nabhidhang and is 22km from Gunji.we return back to Home stay in Gunji/nabi/Napalchu for night. 
6th Day, we drive to Didihat/Chaukori Via Dharchula ,collecting our left out Luggage from Dharchula and  having lunch. 
7th Day, we visit Patal Bhuvaneshwar and later drive to Bhimtal. 
8th Day, after Breakfast in Bhimtal we drop yatris in Kathgodam and Yatra ends at Kathgodam. 

With the new road network development, the trekking part of the Adi Kailash Yatra route has been shortened to an optional 2-3 km approx. The rest of the part is now motorable. We go up to Jolinkong by vehicle from where we have the darshan of Adi Kailash Parvat which is popularly known as Chota Kailash or Baba Kailash.. Adi Kailash & Om Parvat Darshan Yatra happens in 8 days from Kathgodam & in 5 days from Dharchula.
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No, there is no dress code for males and females for the darshan of Adi Kailash Parvat and Om Parvat. It is advisable to wear comfortable clothes on the entire journey.

There are a total of 10 check posts en route to Adi Kailash and Om Parvat where your Inner line permit will be checked. Yatris need to be patient and cooperative while the forces do their work and do the verification.

The time taken at each check post-en-route Adi Kailash & Om Parvat will depend on the size of the group. At each check-post, the authority verifies your documents and maintains a record of the details.

There will be a maximum of 30-35 people in one group on Adi Kailash Om Parvat Yatra. Each group will be accompanied by a Trip To Temples tour coordinator.

Adi Kailash stands seconds in the list of Panch Kailash. Believed as the second abode of Lord Shiva and his family. The Adi Kailash mountain is a replica of Mount Kailash and the place where Lord Shiva meditated for a very long time. According to Mythology when Lord Shiva came from Mount Kailash with his Barat to Marry Mata Parvati to Rudraprayag then Adi Kailash was the first halt of Shiva's Barat.

Spiritual Significance of Adi Kailash:

 It is believed that Rakshash Raj Ravan was Blessed by Ten heads, power and strength here in Adi Kailash after his intense Tapasya to impress Lord Shiva. It is believed that Pandavas and even Adi Shankaracharya visited Kailash Mansarovar via the same route and did Tapasya here. It is a blessing in itself to be able to walk on the same spiritual path on which many Rishis and Munis went. It is believed that Darshan of Adi Kailash can bring a new approach to your Life and purify your karmic cycle.

OM Parvat
OM Parvat is One of the rare sights ever to have been found. One can find a natural image of OM being imprinted on OM mountain being beautifully highlighted by snow. According to Puranas, there are a total of eight such naturally existing structures of OM yet only one has been found that exists in the shared borders of three countries, Nepal China and India. As a matter of fact, the front face of OM can be witnessed only the from Indian side from Nabhidang Viewpoint(4300 metres).




Before the construction of new road people use to trek a total of 200 km distance from dharchula to dharchula and yatra was completely done by walking. Earlier few mountaineering groups were given permission/permit to scale Holy Adi kailash but now after the building of new roads and awareness among locals, the administration as well as local people do not support climbing over the holy peak of Adi Kailash. You can trek up to Gauri Kund and touch the feet of the Adi Kailash and receive the blessings of Lord Shiva but you cannot climb over it.

 Adi Kailash is the second home of Lord shiva and his family. When Shiva Barat started from Mount Kailash towards Rudraprayag for the Shiva’s marriage, the very first halt taken by them was in Adi Kailash. It is believed that Lord Shiva taught the art and the principles of Yoga to Rishis and sages here and was given the title of Adi Yogi. It is because of this reason, this mountain is knwon as Adi Kailash. Even Ravan did Tapsya and performed Penance here to please Shiva and was blessed with 10 heads, numerous power and strength. Just Darshan of Adi Kailash can cleanse your Karmic Cycle.

OM Parvat is one of the rarest wonders of the world. OM is the sound of the Universe .It is revered and considered Holy word in Hinduism,Buddhism,Jainism. The Symbol of OM  (ॐ) can be naturally witnessed and seen taking a shape in the mountain. It is built without any human intervention. One can witness the full honour of OM on clear weather. A sense of connectivity is experienced by people when they are in the region (Nabhidhang) looking at OM. Om parvat images and om parvat photos do look surreal when you look them on the internet and indeed it is something which looks out of the world. But OM parvat in Uttarakhand is 100% real and authentic. 

Adi Kailash is considered to be a replica of Mount Kailash, hence Adi Kailash is popularly known by the name of Chota Kailash. Some people also call it baba Kailash.
There are total of 5 mountains/panch kailash in the world. It is believed that you can feel the presence of Lord shiv in these places.
  1. Mount Kailash Mansarovar in Tibet(China)
  2. Adi kailash/chhota kailash/Baba kailash in Jolingkong,(Uttarakhand)
  3. Manimahesh kailash/ chamba kailash in Chamba (Himachal Pradesh)
  4. Shrikhand Mahadev in kullu district (Himachal Pradesh)
  5. Kinnaur Kailash Yatra  in kinnaur valley (Himachal Pradesh)

Shared by three countries Nepal ,China and Tibet .OM mountain can be seen clearly only from India. Nabhidhang is the viewpoint which is in the Pithoragarh district of Uttarakhand state. Natural OM is seen on the OM mountain/OM parvat with snow highlighting it. One can feel the divine OM mantra 432 hz being echoed in the region with the presence of it. OM Mountain/ OM parvat trek distance - OM parvat trek route lies en-route kailash parvat trail and is approximately around 70-80 km from Mount Kailash Mansarovar. Hindus and bhuddhist believe that kailash parvat is the centre of earth. Earlier the om parvat trek distance from dharchula was 110 km one sided but now it has been reduced to bare minimum as one can have darshan of om parvat while sitting in vehicle itself.

Both Adi Kailash and Om Parvat are considered sacred pilgrimage sites in Hinduism.

Story of Adi Kailash:
Adi Kailash or chota kailash Uttarakhand, also known as Baba Kailash is the Second Dham of the Panch Kailash. It was the first halt place of Shiv barat which started from Kailash Mountain towards Rudraprayag . Ravan was blessed with different boons in Adi Kailash. It has been visited by many great Rishis and Munis like Ved Vyas and Adi shankaracharya during their time. It is said that the darshan of Adi Kailash can make your inner self enlightened and the cosmic energy prevalent here can transform a person with negative thoughts into a positive thinker.

Secret/Rahsya of OM Parvat:
It is the only mountain among such eight mountains in India that has been discovered with the natural imprint of OM in it..The rehsya of om parvat or secret of om parvat is that it is the natural existing mountain with the shape of OM  in it without any human intervention. .OM is the sound of universe and om parvat is the personification of it.

Om parvat Mountain is in India with its shared territories in Nepal and China with the naturally formed shape of OM in it. It is visible from the Indian side where as Kailash Mansarovar is First in Panch Kailash in Tibet China and is considered as the abode of Lord Shiva.

Adi Kailash stands tall at a height of 5945 meters above sea level  near to the Indo-Tibet border with the last village of India, Kuti.Om Parvat stands at the height of 5543 meters above sea level on the Indo-Nepal border.
The highest altitude on the Adi Kailash & Om Parvat Yatra up to which people go on is Parvati Sarovar which is 4501 meters above sea level and Nabhidang view point for OM Parvat 4300 metre.


According to the Puranas, Adi Kailash has great importance as it was the main stoppage of Lord Shiva’s marriage barat with Mata Parvati, which originated from Kailash Parvat Mansarovar. It is said that the demon king Ravana who was one of the most fierce devotees of Lord Shiva meditated here for a very long period and later was blessed with immense power, strength, and 10 heads. Not only Ravana but as history says the Pandava Brothers and the Sage Vyas also meditated here at Adi Kailash for a very long time.

Shiva and Shiva Parivar It has been said in Hindu mythology that Adi Kailash is the abode of Shiva- Parvati Pariwar. It is believed to be the place where Lord Shiva did Tapasya and this place is also considered to be the first stoppage of the Shiva Parvati Barat. Visiting different holy places during Yatra: Apart from the darshan of Adi Kailash and Om parvat you will also get the opportunity to visit Chitai Golu Devta’s Temple which is popularly known as God of Justice, it is believed that in case you have an ongoing legal case and you make a wish in this temple then your wish will be granted and you shall be given justice. Jageshwar temple, which is believed to be the place where Adi Shankaracharya, saptrishi and Lord shiva himself did Tapasya. It is also believed that the very first shivling of the world is present in Jageshwar Dham. Patal Bhuvaneshwar wherein it is considered that taking a blessing here is equivalent to taking a blessing of Chota Char dham.

Holy significance: It is said that Adi Kailash & Om Parvat yatra washes away the sins, thus restoring the Karma cycle. The cosmic energy that is prevalent here will make you feel transformed.With the recitation of OM namah shivay and om parvati pataye namah yatris believe that they feel a direct spiritual connection with Lord Shiva in the region.

With the availability of limited resources in the region and unpredictable scenarios, it becomes difficult for people to make arrangements for themselves.Trip to Temples carried the maximum number of people to the Adi Kailash yatra in both 2021 and 2022 and is the most- trusted among yatris for the Kailash yatra. Planning your Adi Kailash and OM Parvat yatra with us will make you hassle and worry-free.You will not have to worry about the meal, transportation and stay. You will always have a Tour coordinator from Trip to Temple to rely on. Our Team is based in Dharchula and during any emergency situation, they are ready to help you out of the crisis.

Trip to Temples ensures the safety and security of all the yatris and pilgrims travelling with them. we have diverse people with us travelling from different parts of India from north to south and east to west. some people like to travel with families while others with groups and some just like to go alone;all distinguished types of people are welcomed in our batches. with the shared feeling of devotion towards Lord shiva groups turn into families and take care of each other during yatra. maximum yatris are senior citizens with families so everybody understands and helps each other like a big family.

During the entire Adi Kailash & Om Parvat yatra, you will get plenty of picturesque spots. However, you are not allowed to take pictures of all the military bases that come en route to Adi Kailash Om Parvat Yatra, Uttarakhand.

The Adi Kailash & Om Parvat Yatra takes place from mid-May to mid-October. Trip To Temples will be organizing the Adi Kailash Yatra on the following dates that are taken from Hindu Panchang:-
Kathgodam to Kathgodam (Most popular):
May - 17 to 24, 19 to 26,21 to 28,23 to 30,25 to 01 June,27 to 03 June,29 to 05 June,31 to 07 June
June- 02 to 09, 04 to 11, 06 to 13,08 to 15,10 to 17,12 to 19,14 to 21,16 to 23,20 to 27,24 to 01 Jul
September- 10 to 17,14 to 21,18 to 25,22 to 29,26 to 03 Oct,30 to 07 Oct
October- 04 to 11,08 to 15,12 to 19 
Dharchula to Dharchula:
May- 18 to 22,20 to 24,22 to 26,24 to 28,26 to 30,28 to 01 June,30 to 03 June
June- 01 to 05,03 to 07,05 to 09,07 to 11,09 to 13,11 to 15, 13 to 17,15 to 19,17 to 21,21 to 25,25 to 29,
September- 11 to 15,15 to 19,19 to 23,23 to 27,27 to 01 Oct
October- 01 to 05,05 to 09,09 to 13,13 to 17
Delhi to Delhi:
May - 16 to 25,18 to 27,20 to 29,22 to 31,24 to 02,26 to 04 June,28 to 06 June,30 to 08 June
June- 01 to 10,03 to 12,05 to 14,07 to 16,09 to 18,11 to 20,13 to 22,15 to 24,19 to 28,23 to 02 July
September- 09 to 18,13 to 22,17 to 26,21 to 30,25 to 04 Oct,29 to 08 Oct
October- 03 to 12,07 to 16,11 to 20 
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