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Chota Kailash

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Adi-Kailash is an ancient holy place in the Himalayan Range is in Indian territory , similar to Mount Kailash in Tibet. Mt. Adi-Kailash popularly known as Chhota-Kailash, close to the Indian tibetan border. It is an area of great natural beauty and peace . During Adi-Kailash Yatra, one will come across the mighty splendour of the snow peaks of Annapurna, the gushing Kali river, thick Forest, Narayan Ashram full of wild flowers and rare variation of fruits and number of water falls . At the very foot of Mt. Kailash is Gauri Kund, whose water reflect the mountain itself.

Om Parvat

It is very exciting trekking region, which covers a large portion of the Kailas - Mansarovar Yatra route. During this trek one can understand the social and cultural life of the people living in the Chaudans, Byans and Darma valleys. The treckking journey begins and ends at Tawaghat, the confluence of the river Kali and Dhauli in District Pithoragarh. The trek route is as follows.

 

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

Kumaon Mandal Vikash Nigam (KMVN) is conducting tour programme for Chhota Kailash during June - August every year. For more details please visit www.kmvn.gov.in.