Adi Kailash

Adi Kailash Yatra

Situated at a fairly impressive altitude of 6,310 metres, Adi Kailash also referred to as Chota Kailash or Little Kailash is in one or the other way a replica of Mount Kailash in Tibet. 

It is situated in the Indian Territory in Pithoragarh district of Uttarakhand within a proximity to the Indo-Tibetan border. In the quietude of the tranquil Kumaon Himalayas, Adi Kailash is a popular pilgrimage of the Hindu devotees. One can catch a glimpse of the emerald Parvati lake and the Gauri Kund adorned on the very foot of Chota Kailash.

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Adi Kailash, a trekking spree and a popular pilgrim place for the Hindu devotees 

The love for hiking and spirituality often attracts the tourists to enjoy the splendor of Mount Adi Kailash which features wildflowers, fruits, cascading waterfalls and the thick woodlands that can engulf the wanderers in its gloom. The trek passes through the awe-inspiring Darma, Bryans and Chaundans Valley. One can admire the grandeur of the snowy Annapurna peak, the bubbling Kali River and the Narayan ashram. Many devotees like to head to Adi Kailash as in this trek one can explore the tiny Kuti village named after ‘Kunti’, the mother of Pandavas. 

At the very foot of Chotta Kailash is Gauri kund reflecting its entire expanse. Yet another water body close by is called Parvati Sarovar. Also known as "Mansarovar" it is much smaller than the original one. A temple dedicated to Shiva and Parvati is there at the shoreline. Following the Chinese occupation of Tibet, Chotta Kailash served as the most revered substitute of Mount Kailash.

For experiencing spirituality in the lap of the Himalayas, the pilgrims can pay obeisance at the temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and Parvati, adorned on the shoreline of the Adi Kailash. During the Chinese invasion of Tibet, the Chota Kailash was revered next to Mount Kailash by the locals. 

OM Parvat on the Way to Adi Kailash Yatra

From Gunji the Kailash Mansarovar route branches off to Kalapani from where the Kali river originates. Onwards from here is Navidhang (3987m) Lipupass is only 9 kms from here. From Navidhang "Om Parvat" , the miracle of nature is clearly perceptible. Snow lies on this mountain in the shape of a perpetual "OM", the primordial sound. 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 incarnate.

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Adi Kailash Travel News

02 Apr 2024
Adi Kailash Yatra by Helicopter Started from 01 April 2024

Helicopter Service to Adi Kailash has been started from Naini Saini Airport for same day Adi Kailash and Om Parvat darshan tour.

Adi Kailash Yatra by Helicopter Started - News
14 Mar 2024
Adi Kailash, Om Parvat Darshan from April 2024

Pilgrimage to Adi Kailash will start from April 2024. Tourists and pilgrims are waiting for Adi Kailash Yatra eagerly. Govt is planning to start Adi Kailash Yatra by Helicopter from April month.

Adi Kailash Yatra by Heli from April - News
11 Mar 2024
With more than 2 Lacs enquiries and Heli Services on cards, Adi Kailash is becoming an alternative to Mansarovar Yatra

More than 2 Lakh enquiries has been made for Adi Kailash till now. From May 2nd week, tourists and pilgrims will throng to Adi Kailash Yatra. Govt is also planning to start Adi Kailash Yatra by Helicopter soon. With the increase in number of pilgrims and travellers, Adi Kailash Yatra now becoming an alternative to Mansarovar Yatra.

Adi Kailash Yatra 2024 - News
21 Oct 2023
Pithoragarh landslide blocks route to Adi Kailash

A mountain chunk near Tawaghat in Pithoragarh district broke off, impacting the route connecting Lipulekh and Dharchula.

12 Oct 2023
Prime Minister Modi offered prayers in front of the Adi Kailash mountain peak at Parvati Kund

Prime Minister Narendra Modi started his day-long visit to Uttarakhand by offering prayers at Parvati Kund in front of the holy Adi Kailash. Check more details of Modi ji visiting Adi kailash.

02 Jun 2023
180 Adi Kailash pilgrims were successfully rescued from the road affected by a landslide

Approximately 300 Adi Kailash pilgrims, both en route to and returning from the pilgrimage, found themselves stranded after a landslide washed away nearly 100 meters of a road stretch on Tuesday evening. Of these, over 180 pilgrims returning from Adi Kailash in Uttarakhand were successfully rescued by a collaborative effort involving the state disaster response force (SDRF), revenue police, and Seema Suraksha Bal (SSB).

The pilgrims had been stranded since Tuesday in Najang, following a massive landslide that caused extensive damage to the road in Pithoragarh district. The incident occurred as the pilgrims were traveling from Gunji to the Dharchula base camp, with the landslide happening at the Najang spot, approximately 45 km from Dharchula.

Activities in Adi Kailash

Devoutly referred to as ‘Chhota Kailash’, the towering Adi Kailash mountain will leave you gasping for breath as one try to comprehend the sheer size of this peak associated with Lord Shiva. The chain of snow-covered peaks that one used to look at from the vantage of hills of Uttarakhand stand right in front. Surrounded by the mighty Himalayas, the mesmerizing sightseeing is visible in every direction one turns his or her gaze to.

Adi Kailash Travel Tips

  • Adi Kailash Yatra happens in high altitude area so one must ensure that he/she is physically fit to travel in such area & must go through proper medical check-up before applying.
  • This yatra is being conducted in Himalaya region. In case of any natural calamity / emergency for evacuation by Heli service cost will be borne by the Yatri subject to the availability and permission of district administration.
  • Physically fit person from age of 18 Years to 70 Years is eligible for Adi Kailash & Om Parvat Yatra.
  • One must have a valid Govt issued id proof (Aadhar Card / Passport / Voter Card / DrivingLicence).
  • Physical fitness certificate by any MBBS doctor before 15 days of commencement of yatra.
  • Person with foreign origin/ foreign citizenship any other person barred by the rule of Government of India / Uttarakhand Government will not been eligible for Yatra.

History of Adi Kailash

Earlier pilgrims had to do the trekking of 198 kms for preforming Adi Kailash & Om Parvat Yatra. Now Government has developed a new road in the area with BRO which bought down the optional trekking part to 2-7 kms only. Beyond Dhrchula roads are rough so you must go in local Bolero/ Bolero Camper etc.

Due to its ease of accessibility, now Adi Kailash Yatra getting popular day by day. 

Mythology about Adi Kailash

The distinguished Adi Kailash is one of the most revered mountains of India, known for its spiritual munificence and hiking bliss. According to the Hindu mythology, Adi Kailash is the abode of Lord Shiva, his consort Parvati and their offspring Ganpati and Kartikey. Therefore, the spectacular Adi Kailash mountain range is considered as the most sacred mountain range in the world and is worshiped by many Hindus for its religious importance.

Suggested Adi Kailash Travel Itinerary

Day 1: Kathgodam - Jageshwar – Pithoragarh (1627 mts.)
(196 kms - 9 to 10 hours of journey) -
Start your tour at 6:30 am from Kathgodam. Proceed to Pithoragarh via Jageshwar.
Enroute visiting Places: Kainchi Dham, Golu Devta temple at Chitayi, Jageshwar Dham via Bhimtal and Almora.

Day 2: Pithoragarh to Dharchula (910 mts.)
(96 kms. 4 to 5 hours of journey)
Morning tea, Breakfast at Pithoragarh. Proceed to Dharchula (at 7:00am) by bus/Tempo traveler.
Visiting Places: Gori and Kaali River at Jauljibi and Jwaleshwar temple at Joljibi on the way.

Day 3: Dharchula  to Gunji (3200 mts.)
(71 kms. 5 to 6 hours of journey)
Morning tea, Breakfast at Dharchula. Proceed to Gunji (at 7:00am) by Bolero/ Bolero Camper.
Visiting Places: - Budhi village, Chiyalekh meadows and panoramic view of Mount Aapi and Namjing Parvat, Garbyang, Napalchu on the way to Gunji.

Day 4: Gunji to Nabhidhang (4266 mts.) back to Gunji
Morning tea, Breakfast at Gunji. Proceed to Nabhidhang (at 7:00am) by Bolero/Bolero Camper via Kalapani (22+22 kms. 6 to 7 hours of journey). Lunch at Nabhidhang (at 12:00 noon), Om parvat darshan at Nabhidhang and back to Gunji (at 4:00pm).
Visiting Places: - Ganesh Parwat and Mount Aapi darshan from Gunji, Nag Parwat, Vyash Gufa, Kaali Mandir dharshan at Kalapani, Nabhi parwat and Om parwat darshan at Nabhidhang.

Day 5: Gunji to Jyolingkong (4378 mts.) - Adi Kailash and back to Budhi
Morning tea, Breakfast at Gunji. Proceed to Jyolingkong (at 6:30am) via Nabi, Kutti, by Bolero/Camper. (86 kms. to and fro from Gunji to Adi Kailash and back to budhi and 9 to 10 hours of journey). Visit parwati sarovar and Adi Kailash darshan, Gauri Kund, Parwati mukut, Pandav parwat, lunch at Jyolingkong (at 1:pm), after lunch proceed to Budhi (at 5:00pm)
Visiting Places: - Kunti Kila, Kutti village, Nikarchu Parwat darshan, Parwati Sarovar visits, Aadi Kailash, Parwati mukut, Pandav Parwat, Gauri kund darshan.

Day 6: Budhi to Chaukori (2010 mts.) via Dharchula
(193 kms and 8 to 9 hours journey)
Morning tea, Breakfast at Budhi Proceed to Chaukori (at 7:00am) via Dharchula, Didihat by Bus/ tempo traveler. Lunch at Didihat, after lunch proceed to Chaukori

Day 7: Chaukori to Bhimtal (1370mts.) via Patal Bhuvneshwar, Sheraghat, Almora.
(209km and 9 to 10 hours journey)
Morning tea, Breakfast at Chaukori Proceed to Bhimtal (at 8:00am) via Patal Bhuvneshwar/Almora, by bus/ tempo traveler. Lunch at Patal Bhuvneshwar (at 12:00pm) after lunch proceed to Bhimtal (at 6:00pm)

Day 8: Bhimtal to Kathgodam
Morning tea, breakfast at Bhimtal after breakfast proceed to Kathagodam (at 8:30am). You can also visit Nainital, Sattal after the tour.

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Adi Kailash Photo Gallery

Chhota Kailash or Adi Kailash, On The Way To Sinla Pass Trekking Route.
Trek route of Aadi Kailash
Aadi Kailash peak and Parvati sarovar lake
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Adi Kailash Weather

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Adi Kailash Weather in May

The minimun and maximum temperature in May in Adi Kailash is -7°C and 15°C respectively. The weather is generally sunny and clear in May and you would feel cold throughout the day. Light Woolen clothes are recommended for Adi Kailash in May.

What is Adi Kailash famous for?

Adi Kailash is famous among tourist as Pilgrimage, High Altitude Trek, Expedition, Remote, Road Trip, Adventure.

Adi Kailash is popular destination for following activities/ interests - Adventure, Peaks and Mountains, Pilgrimage, Religious, Trekking.

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