Adi-Kailash (Om Parvat)
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.
Dharchula approx. 120 kms.
Altitude 4700 mtrs(15510 ft.)
Longitude 80 025′ East
Latitude 300 20′ North
|Track Name||Distance (Kms.)||Altitude (Mtrs)|
|(Om Parvat) Darshan Navidhang||18||3220|
|Tawaghat-Dharchula (by bus)||19||900|
|Darchula-Champawat (by bus)||210||1615|
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.