Adi Kailash FAQs

Adi Kailash is famous as Adventure, Pilgrimage, Trekking, Religious, Peaks and Mountains, with over 1 Places to See in Adi Kailash. Nearest Airport from Adi Kailash is Pantnagar Airport, 315 kms and Nearest Railway Station is Tanakpur Railway Station, 218 kms.

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What is the best time to visit Adi Kailash Trek?

There is a short window to do the sacred journey of Adi Kailash. And June to September is considered the best time to do this trek.

Where is the Adi Kailash Trek?

Adi Kailash peak stands at an astounding height of 5945 meters and is located in the Pithoragarh district of Uttarakhand, close to the Indo-Tibetan border. After the Chinese occupation of Tibet, Chotta Kailash has been looked up as the closest and most respected substitute of Mt. Kailash. Every year thousands of pilgrims undergo this sacred yatra for Lord Shiva’s blessing and to see the glimpse of the majestic ‘Om Parvat’.

What is the other name of Adi Kailash?

Because of a very close resemblance with Mount Kailash, Adi Kailash is also called the ‘Chotta Kailash’.

What is the altitude of Adi Kailash?

Adi Kailash is situated at a altitude of 5945 meters. During the trek to Adi Kailash, the highest altitude we’ll reach will be around 4770mts above sea level at the foot of the peak.

What is the duration of the Adi Kailash Trek in Uttarakhand?

Adi Kailash trek duration is based upon your trekking itinerary. Adi Kailash trek will take approx 13-14 days. You can also keep 1-2 buffer days in case of rainfall.

Which is the nearest airport and railway station for Adi Kailash?

Pantnagar Airport or Pithoragarh Airport are the nearest airport and Tanakpur railway station is the nearest railway station for Adi Kailash.

Is there any mobile network available?

No there is no mobile network available except BSNL, It works properly in some villages en-route to Adi Kailash.

What types of cuisine available in the Adi Kailash trek?

Ans:- There is traditional north Indian and local kumaoni cuisine available during the trek to Adi Kailash.

What are the important items for Adi Kailash Trek?

Here is the  list of important items or equipments for Adi Kailash trek.

Important things to carry for trekking

What is the trek grade of the Adi Kailash trek?

Adi Kailash trek is a moderate to difficult trek considering its length and duration. 

Is Adi Kailash a pilgrimage?

Yes, Adi Kailash yatra is one of the most sacred pilgrimages and one of the most elusive hiking trails in the eastern borderlands of Uttarakhand.

Hotels and Accommodations

Are there any hotels to stay in during the Adi Kailash trek?

There are good hotels at Pithoragarh and Dharchula. During the trek there will be basic lodging facilities, homestay options and camping ground available for pitching tents.

List of some hotels enroute Adi Kailash:

  • Himtop Hotel Dharchula
  • Hotel Lakeside, Mansarovar Road, Khatigaun
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