Adi Kailash, also known as Chota Kailash, is located in the Indian Himalayan range near Om Parvat in Pithoragarh district, Uttarakhand, and shares its border with the Northern side of Tibet and Nepal to the east. Adi Kailash and Om Parvat are considered sacred by Hindus. Pithoragarh district is one of the hidden treasures for trekkers, visitors, mountaineers as well as religious tourists. Your journey goes through charming alpine meadows, glaciers, high altitude lakes, lush green valleys and snow-capped mountains with a stunning Himalayan sunrise and sunset. ‘Tawaghat’ is the basecamp for Adi Kailash where the confluence of river Kali and East Dhauli river. Om Parvat is located near Nabhi Dhang camp (Nepal) on Mt Kailash yatra route. You can reach the Om Parvat base only by foot and the landscape and path is very serene, you will get amazed with mesmerizing views.
Activity Type: High Altitude Trekking, Religious tour
Grade: Moderate to Difficult
Total Trekking Distance: 90km approx
Max Altitude: 14,500 Ft.
Best Season: May-July and September-October
Kathgodam to Dharchula, Distance 260km, Duration 9/10 hrs. Overnight stay in guest house/homestay.
Rest day and Medical check-up, Overnight stay in guest house/homestay.
Dharchula to Budhi via Garbandhar, Malpa, By Drive 55km, Trekking 15km. Overnight stay in guest house/homestay.
Budhi to Gunji via Garbyang, Trekking Distance 18km, Overnight stay in guest house/homestay.
Gunji to Navidhang Distance 17km, Overnight stay in guest house/homestay.
Navidhang to Gunji, Distance 17km, Overnight stay in guest house/homestay.
Gunji to Kutti via Lamfanala, Trekking Distance 18km, Overnight stay in guest house/homestay.
Kutti to Jolingkong, Trekking Distance 15km, Overnight stay in guest house/homestay.
Jolingkong to Adi Kailash/Parvati lake and back to Rakastal, Trekking distance 19km, Overnight stay in guest house/homestay.
Rakastal to Kutti, Distance 15km, Overnight stay in guest house/homestay.
Kutti to Gunji via Lafanaula, Distance 18km, Overnight stay in guest house/homestay.
Gunji to Budhi, Distance 18km, Overnight stay in guest house/homestay.
Budhi to Dharchula, Distance 15km, Overnight stay in guest house/homestay.
Dharchula to Kathgodam via Jageshwar
What is included in the tour
Accommodation on sharing basis in Guest house / homestay
All Transportation for 14 days Kathgodam to Kathgodam
All Food, Breakfast, Lunch, Diner, Evening tea snacks for entire trip
Local guide for all days
All entry fees
Experienced leader from Saya Adventures to manage entire trip
What is NOT included in the tour
Any kind of transportation till Kathgodam (by Air, Train, Road)
Any kind of personal expenses like Mineral water, soft drinks
Cost escalation due to natural reasons.
Food during travel (day 1 and day 14)
Mules or porters to carry your personal luggage
Any kind of extra cost on behalf of an individual due to hospitalization, sickness, or any personal emergency.
Anything other than above mention inclusions.
Ruck Sack: Compulsory to carry strong and steady rucksack, Between 55 to 60 Litre
Ruck sack cover: Protect your things from quick rain or snowfall
Day Pack: Optional, carry only if you are planning to offload your bigger bag. If you are offloading your bigger backpack, then you have to carry your personal valuable things, water bottles, pack lunch, raincoat/poncho etc.
Trekking Shoes: Good quality, rubber soul shoes with ankle support is advisable. Please make sure that shoes are well used before trek.
Note: Sports shoes are not recommended but you can carry as additional back up shoes.
T-shirts: As per your need, carry at least one quick dry type, avoid too bright/dark colours T-shirts. Cotton T-shirts avoid especially while walking. Full sleeves T-shirts are recommended.
Track Pants: As per your need, one synthetic quick dry type track pant is highly recommended.
Warm Jacket: Highly recommended one thick fleece jacket/ Down feather jacket is must to carry. You can use this when you cool down at camp.
Windproof Jacket/ Windcheater: We advise you to carry one as it resists wind chill/snowfall and quick burst of light rain.
Thermal Wear: You can use this once you reach the campsite. Thermal will keep your body warm especially during harsh winter temperatures.
Towel: One medium sized light weight towel quick dry type
Raincoat/ Poncho: Raincoats/ ponchos are water-resistant to protect the body from rain.
Woollen Cap / Balaclava: Mandatory to carry woollen cap or balaclava to protect from cold.
Sun cap / Hat: To protect you from direct sunlight
Undergarments: As per your need.
Socks: Hiking socks have the ability to wick moisture and keep feet dry. Full length socks are advisable.
Hand Gloves: Compulsory to carry, few gloves are constructed of water resistant or waterproof material that keep your fingers dry.
Walking stick / Trekking pole: Trekking pole provide useful literal stability on rough terrain and give balance while descending while also reducing pressure on knee.
Water Bottle/ Hydration pack: Compulsory to carry, please do not carry packaged drinking water bottles.
Sunglasses: Compulsory to carry. It is protecting from snow blindness. Person who use spectacle need to carry custom make powered sunglasses.
Head Torch / Torch: It is mandatory to carry with extra batteries. Head torch is advisable to keep your hands free while walking.
Sunscreen Lotion: Optional, advisable to carry sunscreen lotion (SPF 50+ and more)
Chapstick/ Cold cream: Optional, as per your need
Toilet Kit: Must carry, Personal toilet kit (toilet paper)
Sandals / Slippers: Optional, to walk around camp
Small Lunch Box & Tea mug: Compulsory, sometimes we give pack lunch so you can carry pack lunch items in it (one small leak proof lunch box is the best one), also carry one tea mug/glass
Dry Fruits / Energy Bars: We provide healthy adequate food on trip. Some do feel very less energetic compared to others, so you carry energy bars, dry fruits etc.
Repairs Kit: Must, one small repair kit which includes safety pins, needle, thread and string
Personal Medical Kit: Must carry small basic first aid. If you are taking any specific medicine from your doctor please inform us in advance. There will be a basic first kit will be available throughout the trek. Our Instructor has done a first aid course.
Camera: Optional, to capture your lifetime memories.