Adi Kailash Om Parvat Yatra from Kathgodam

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Duration

7N 8D

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

20 people

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About this tour

Adi Kailash Om Parvat are two distinct yet captivating mountain peaks in the Himalayan region of Uttarakhand, India. Adi Kailash, also known as Chhota Kailash, is a revered pilgrimage site for devotees of Lord Shiva. It is believed to be the earthly abode of Lord Shiva, and undertaking a pilgrimage to Adi Kailash is considered a deeply spiritual and transformative experience. The trek to Adi Kailash takes you through rugged terrains, remote villages, and breathtaking landscapes, allowing you to connect with nature and seek divine blessings.

Om Parvat, on the other hand, is renowned for its striking natural formation that resembles the sacred symbol “Om” of Hinduism. Located near Adi Kailash, this mountain peak stands as a symbol of devotion and spirituality. The sight of Om Parvat, with its distinct “Om” shape carved by snow and ice, is truly awe-inspiring, attracting pilgrims and adventure seekers alike. The trek to Om Parvat presents a unique blend of natural beauty and spiritual significance, allowing trekkers to immerse themselves in the serene atmosphere and marvel at the wonders of nature.

Adi Kailash and Om Parvat offer extraordinary experiences for those seeking spiritual solace, natural beauty, and adventure in the Himalayas. These majestic peaks are reminders of the region’s rich cultural heritage and deep-rooted spirituality, inviting visitors to embark on a journey of self-discovery and inner exploration amidst the grandeur of the mountains.

Quick information

  • Trek duration: 7N/8D
  • Trek difficulty: Moderate
  • Starting Point: Kathgodam/Haldwani (Uttarakhand)
  • Best time to Visit: May-June and September- October
  • Highest altitude: 5,945m
  • Total trek distance: 3-4 Km
  • Temperature: Day: (10°C to 15°C) and Night: (5°C to -2°C)
  • Meals: Veg
  • Accommodation: Homestay & Hotel
  • Age group: 8-60 years
  • Nearest airport: Pantnagar Airport
  • Nearest railway station: Kathgodam Railway Station

Short Itinerary

Day 1: Kathgodam/Haldwani – Bhimtal – Jageshwar (150km)

  • Early morning pickup.
  • Breakfast in Bhimtal.
  • En-route:​ Bhimtal, Kainchi Dham, Golu Devata Temple, Jageshwar Temple.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • Overnight Stay in Hotel at Jageshwar.

Day 2: Jageshwar – Dharchula (180km)

  • Morning aarti at Jageshwar temple.
  • Journey to Dharchula for an overnight stay.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • Overnight Stay in Hotel at Dharchula.

Day 3: Dharchula – Nabi/Gunji village (70km)

  • Medical check-ups and permit procedures.
  • After Breakfast Head to Nabi/Gunji village for an overnight stay.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • Overnight Stay in Home-Stay at Gunji.

Day 4: Nabi/Gunji to Adi Kailash to Parvati Kund to Nabi/Gunji (40km)

  • Early morning trek to Adi Kailash and Parvati Kund.
  • Aarti at Lord Shiva & Parvati Temple at Parvati Sarovar.
  • Peaks visible: Brahma Parvat, Pandava Parvat, Pandava Fort, Parvati Mukut
  • Return to Nabi/Gunji for an overnight stay.
  • Overnight Stay in Home-Stay at Gunji.

Day 5: Nabi/Gunji – Om Parvat Darshan – Narayan Ashram (150km)

  • Early morning Om Parvat darshan.
  • Places En Route: Kali Mandir, Kala Pani, Shesh Nag Parvat, Ved Vyas Gufa
  • Proceed to Narayan Ashram for an overnight stay.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 6: Narayan Ashram – Dharchula (50km)

  • The journey from Narayan Ashram to Dharchula.
  • Explore Dharchula and Darchula-Nepal.
  • Overnight stay in Hotel in Dharchula.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 7: Dharchula – Patal Bhuvaneshwar (135km)

  • After Breakfast Drive to Patal Bhuvaneshwar.
  • Explore Patal Bhuvaneshwar Cave.
  • Lunch Enroute.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 8: Patal Bhuvaneshwar – Kathgodam (200km)

  • After Breakfast Drive to Haldwani.
  • Drop at Kathgodam Railway Station or Haldwani Bus Stand.

How Difficult is Adi Kailash Om Parvat Yatra?

The Adi Kailash and Om Parvat Yatra is generally considered to be of easy difficulty. Here are the main reasons:

Historically, the trek was challenging due to the absence of proper roads. Nowadays, jeep services cover most of the journey, making it much easier for seniors and those with lower fitness levels. The remaining trek involves a short 4 km hike from Jolingkong (Adi Kailash Base Camp) to Parvati Kund and back.

Despite the improvements, some challenges remain. The trail includes steep ascents and descents and can be rough and unpaved. At Jolingkong (Adi Kailash Base Camp), you will be at an altitude of 4,572 meters (15,000 feet), and at Nabhidhang (Om Parvat Base Camp), the altitude is 4,300 meters (14,107 feet). These high elevations can cause altitude sickness, making even simple walking strenuous, especially for older participants.


Best Time To Visit

The best time to visit Adi Kailash Om Parvat is May-June and September-October. These months offer favorable weather conditions for trekking and exploring the region. The temperatures are moderate, with daytime temperatures ranging from 7°C to 15°C and nighttime temperatures ranging from 0°C to -2 °C. It is important to note that weather conditions can vary, so it’s always recommended to check the local forecast before planning your visit.

 


Essentials To Carry For Yatra

When planning an active trip, it’s essential to consider how to stay comfortable in changing weather conditions. The key to achieving maximum comfort with minimum weight is by layering appropriately. Versatile, mixed, and matched layers provide the proper insulation, ventilation, and weather protection.

We’ve created a comprehensive gear list to help you choose the proper equipment. It’s essential only to bring what is necessary, as this will help you stay comfortable and make the trek easier for the field staff.

What to Carry on the Trek?

  • Thermals – Tops and Bottoms to keep you warm in cold temperatures
  • Day Pack (20 L-30 L) and Rucksack 50 L – 60 L to carry your essentials
  • Bag Rain Cover to protect your belongings from Rain
  • Fleece pants and Woollen gloves and Woollen cap for Added Warmth
  • Fleece/ Woollen Jacket or Sweater to keep you warm on chilly evenings
  • Hiking Pants (Warm, Convertible, Quick-Dry, Lightweight) for comfort and flexibility
  • Woollen Socks (4-5 pairs) to keep your feet warm and dry
  • Trekking poles (1 Pair) to support your body during the trek
  • Insulated Jacket to Provide an extra layer of Warmth
  • Long Sleeve Shirts (Synthetic, Lightweight) to protect you from the sun and bugs
  • Rain-Coat/ Poncho to keep you dry during rain showers
  • Sport Sunglasses and Sun cap for protection against the sun
  • Hiking shoes for good grip and support
  • Water Bottles to stay hydrated during the trek

Make sure to pack wisely and leave behind any unnecessary items to keep your backpack light. A well-planned packing list ensures a safe and comfortable trek, allowing you to enjoy the beauty of nature fully.


Imports Things To Remember

  • Embarking on a high-altitude trek, allowing your body time to adjust to the altitude is essential.
  • In an emergency or natural disaster, the trek itinerary may need to be modified for safety reasons and be prepared for any changes.
  • Consulting with a doctor before the trek and carrying essential medication and a first-aid kit is recommended.
  • Camping during the trek is essential, and there may not be electricity or charging points available. It is recommended to keep power banks for mobile and cameras.
  • The trek is in an Eco-friendly zone, so avoiding littering and conserving water is crucial. This will help preserve the area’s natural beauty for future generations.
  • It is recommended to carry sufficient cash, as an ATM may not be available during the trek.
  • Using earphones should be avoided for safety reasons, as it can hinder your ability to hear crucial instructions and warnings from your trek guides and leaders.
  • Plastic bags should not be used to maintain the area’s ecological balance. Instead, it is recommended to bring reusable bags or containers.
  • For your safety, it is essential to follow the instructions of the trek guides and instructors. They are experienced, knowledgeable about the trek, and can help you avoid potential hazards.
  • In the event of a cancellation, informing the authorities is essential.
  • To make the trek more accessible and more comfortable, keeping luggage to a minimum is advised.
  • Children under six are not recommended for the trek due to its high altitude and potential risks.
  • Alcohol and other intoxicants should be avoided during the trek for safety reasons.

How To Reach Kathgodam/Haldwani

To reach Kathgodam or Haldwani, both located in the state of Uttarakhand, India, you have several options depending on your starting point:

By Air:

  • Nearest Airport: Pantnagar Airport (PGH) is the closest airport to Haldwani, situated approximately 35 kilometers away. From the airport, you can hire a taxi or use public transportation to reach Kathgodam or Haldwani.

By Train:

  • Kathgodam Railway Station: Kathgodam has a well-connected railway station with regular trains from major cities like Delhi, Lucknow, and Kolkata.

By Road:

  • From Delhi: Kathgodam and Haldwani are around 290 kilometers from Delhi. You can take NH9 and NH34, with the journey taking approximately 6-8 hours depending on traffic and road conditions.
  • Bus Services: Regular bus services operate from major cities such as Delhi and Dehradun to Kathgodam and Haldwani. Both state-owned and private buses are available on these routes.

By Taxi:

  • Private Taxis: You can hire a private taxi directly from Delhi to Kathgodam or Haldwani. This option provides more comfort and flexibility, though it is more expensive.

Tips:

  • Book in Advance: During peak seasons like summer or festivals, it’s advisable to book your tickets (flight, train, or bus) in advance to avoid last-minute hassles.
  • Weather Check: Check the weather conditions, especially if you’re traveling during the monsoon season, as landslides are common in the hilly areas of Uttarakhand.
  • Local Transport: Upon reaching Kathgodam or Haldwani, you can use local transport options such as auto-rickshaws, cycle-rickshaws, and local buses to navigate within the towns.

Adi Kailash Yatra Package Cost

Package Cost:

  1. 29,000 per person (Kathgodam to Kathgodam)
  2. ₹ 19,000 per person (Dharchula to Dharchula)

Highlights

  • Spiritual Significance: Adi Kailash and Om Parvat are revered as sacred sites associated with Lord Shiva, attracting devotees seeking spiritual enlightenment and blessings.
  • Mystical Symbol "Om": Om Parvat peak displays the enchanting formation of the sacred symbol "Om" created by natural elements, drawing visitors with its divine aura.
  • Scenic Himalayan Beauty: The yatra provides stunning panoramic views of the majestic Himalayan mountain range, including snow-clad peaks, pristine valleys, and cascading waterfalls, immersing travelers in nature's awe-inspiring splendor.
  • Cultural Immersion: The yatra offers opportunities to engage with the local culture, interact with village communities, and witness their unique traditions and way of life, providing a rich and authentic cultural experience.

Included/Excluded

  • Transportation from Haldwani to Haldwani (Tempo traveller, Mahindra Bolero, Swift Dzire, Ertiga, Innova)
  • Stay: Neat and clean rooms in hotel and homestay.
  • Meals: Pure veg food.
  • 7 Dinner, 8 breakfast, 8 Lunch, Morning evening Tea/Snacks. (Day 1 Breakfast to day 8 Lunch)
  • Permit charge.
  • Local Guide.
  • Oxygen cylinder during Adi Kailash, Om parvat yatra.
  • Any kind of personal expenses on the trek.
  • Any kind of travel insurance.
  • Anything not specified in the inclusion list.
  • Emergency evacuation charges.

Itinerary

As the first rays of the sun embrace the sleepy town of Kathgodam, your adventure begins. With excitement coursing through your veins, you embark on a mystical expedition. A scenic drive takes you through winding roads, revealing the hidden gem of Bhimtal. Here, you indulge in a sumptuous breakfast, savouring every morsel as you bask in the tranquil beauty of the lake. A couple of hours of relaxation leave you rejuvenated, ready to embrace the wonders that lie ahead. Leaving Bhimtal behind, the journey continues to Jageshwar, a place where divinity dances among ancient temples. The air is thick with devotion as you witness the morning aarti pooja at the revered Jageshwar temple. The scent of incense and the rhythmic chants create a sacred ambiance that touches your soul. With hearts filled with reverence, you retire for the night at a charming hotel in Jageshwar.

Awakening to the melodies of nature, you bid farewell to Jageshwar and set forth on a scenic drive to Dharchula. The road unfolds like a ribbon, revealing panoramic vistas of majestic mountains and meandering rivers. In Dharchula, you find solace in the comfort of a hotel, ready to embrace the adventure that awaits.

After completing necessary medical check-ups and permit procedures, you embark on a journey to the mystical villages of Nabi and Gunji. The rugged path leads you deeper into the heart of the mountains, where time seems to stand still. The warmth of homestays embraces you, immersing you in the local way of life. As the night sky blankets the village, you surrender to the serenity of the mountains.

With the first light of dawn, you set out towards Jyolingkong, a hidden treasure waiting to be discovered. The path is filled with anticipation as you trek through breath-taking landscapes. As you approach Parvati Kund, the essence of divinity permeates the air. A mere 2-3-kilometer trek unveils the sacred waters, a reflection of purity and spirituality. After revelling in this divine encounter, you return to the embrace of Nabi or Gunji, finding solace in the familiarity of homestays.

The break of dawn beckons you to witness the awe-inspiring sight of Om Parvat. With hearts brimming with devotion, you embark on a journey to the sacred mountain. As you stand before the magnificent rock formation that bears the resemblance of the sacred symbol "Om," a sense of oneness engulfs your being. With spirits uplifted, you proceed to Narayan Ashram, where tranquillity and spirituality converge. The serene ambiance of the ashram cradles you, offering solace and contemplation.

As the sun casts its golden glow upon the landscape, you bid farewell to the tranquil abode of Narayan Ashram. The journey leads you back to Dharchula, retracing the steps that brought you here. Memories of the mountains etched in your heart; you find solace in the comfort of the hotel in Dharchula.

Leaving Dharchula behind, the adventure takes you to Patal Bhuwaneshwar, a realm where ancient mysteries unfold. The drive through winding roads reveals the breath-taking beauty of the region. As you descend into the depths of the mystical caves, you explore the intricate limestone formations that hold tales of ancient legends.

The time has come to bid farewell to the mystical Himalayas as you embark on the final leg of your journey. The road winds its way through picturesque landscapes, offering glimpses of snow-capped peaks, cascading waterfalls, and lush valleys. Each passing mile is a bittersweet reminder of the unforgettable experiences and cherished moments you have encountered along the way. As you reach Haldwani, a sense of gratitude fills your heart for the enchanting journey you have undertaken. With a mind filled with memories and a soul forever touched by the magic of the Himalayas, you carry the essence of this adventure with you as you return to the bustling world beyond.

Season

Autumn (Sept-Oct)
Summer (May-Jun)

Duration

8+ Days

Difficulty

Easy

Tour's Location

Om Parvat

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