Adi-Kailash (Chhota Kailash)



Adi Kailash is an ancient holy place in the Himalayan Range, similar to Mount Kailash in Tibet. This abode of Lord Shiva ina remote area is worth to have a Darshan. Trekking to Adi Kailash in the Himalayan ranges of Kumaun region near the Indo Tibetan Border in district Pithoragarh.

Upto Gunji the route is same. One walks 14 km, first to the left of Kuti and then to the right, to reach Jollingkong (4572 m). The river Kuti and its bridge will perhaps may be under a thick blanket of snow.

Location from Base Camp
Dharchula approx. 120 kms.
Altitude 4700 mtrs(15510 ft.)
Longitude 80 025' East
Latitude 300 20' North
Camps Pangu,Sirkha,
Adi Kailash

Track Name Distance (Kms.) Altitude (Mtrs)
Tawaghat-Pangu 9 2200
Pangu-Sosa-Sirkha 16 2560
Sirkha-Galagad 14 2440
Galagad-Budhi 18 2050
Budhi-Gunji 17 3220
Gunji-Kalapani 18 4246
(Om Parvat) Darshan Navidhang 18 3220
Kalapani-Gunji Gunji-Kutti 19 3600
Kutti-Jollingkong 14 4770
Jollingkong-Adi Kailash 4 4770
Jollingkong-Kutti 14 3600
Kutti-Gunji 19 3200
Gunji-Budhi 17 2680
Budhi-Galagad 18 2050
Galagad-Sirkha 14 2560
Sirkha-Tawaghat(Trek Ends) 17 1200
Tawaghat-Dharchula (by bus) 19 900
Darchula-Champawat (by bus) 210 1615

Gunji (3200 m) Kuti 19 Km (on foot) Village
Kuti (3650 m) Jonlingkong 14.5 Km (on foot) Tourist Huts

  Jonglingkong is called Chhota Kailas (6191 m) while its small but beautiful lake is called Parvati Tal. The reflection of the peak in the lake is really fascinating.There is a temple near the lake, which is sometimes visited by swan-like birds. A little distance from here are to be found the remains of a dry lake. Along the river Kuti are two passes - Lampia Dhura and Mangsa Dhura - leading to Tibet. The ITBP and SPF personnel will tell whether one can cross the Sinla pass to reach Bedang. If this is not possible one will have to return. If there is little or no snow, one should set out early in the morning to cross the pass. The route to Sinla pass is under a heavy blanket of snow. One can see the Chhota Kailas peak constantly from there.
Jolingkong Bedang 12 km PWD/ITBP R.H.
Bedang (4000 m) Dugtu 12 km Village
Dugtu Sela 16 km Village
Sela (2400 m) Neu 16 km Village
Tawaghat Dharchula 19 km (by bus)