Adi Kailash (4770 M) Adi Kailash also known as Chhota Kailash is an area filled with great natural beauty, peace and serenity with its appearance distinctly similar to Mount Kailash in Tibet. The area of Adi Kailash is in close proximity with Indian-Tibetan border. Trekking at Adi-Kailash routes will bring the people a healing quietude conducive to liking inward and discouraging with one's inner self.
The trek makes its start near Pangu India and goes via Budi, Shialek, Garbyang, Gunji, Nampha, Nabi dhang, Kuti, and Kala paani, which is then joined with the Darma valley via the Shin La pass. This is a slightly tougher trek and being of a longer duration, the trek requires careful planning and detailed analysis keeping in mind the needs of the trekking. During Adi-Kailash trekking, the tourists will come across the mighty splendor 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 waterfalls.
Further, the trek of Adi-Kailash will also take the trekkers to the famous Kali temple at Kalapani which is a very auspicious place and is 14 kms from Aum Parvat. Aum Parvat is on the way to Kailash Manasarovar and the snow deposition pattern gives the impression of the Hindu sacred syllable 'AUM' (?) written on it. Besides, the Sumchuma is a miracle stream found near Adi Kailash that flows every three days and halts for three days in a continuous circle throughout the year. Aachri Taal, Parvati Sarovar and Gauri Kund are some of the very auspicious and pristine water bodies in these regions.
Trekking in Adi-Kailash is a mind-refreshing opportunity to visualize all these major attractions along the exciting strenuous routes of the Kumaon valley.
Day 1 Delhi - Kausani
Early in the morning drive to Kausani via Kathgodam. Lunch enroute. Arrival at Kausani by evening. Enjoy the fascinating Himalayan view and Sunset in Kausani. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 2 Kausani - Dharchula
Morning after breakfast drive to Darchula, lunch enroute. A beautiful village located in the right bank of Kali River. Arrival at Darchula by evening. Upon arrival check in to hotel. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 3 Dharchulla - Pangu
Morning after breakfast drive to Tawaghat from here we will start our day 1 trek to Pangu. The trek passes through the beautiful valley. Pangu is a Bhotia village (local tribe). Dinner and overnight stay at the camp.
Day 4 Pangu - Sirkha
In the morning we will trek down to Juyntigad. After that steep Om Pravat, Kumaon Himalayas
ascent to reach Sasa Village. The gradual climb is up to Tihalakot. Here is also a small Bhotiya village. Be evening reach Sirkha ground. This is an ideal camping site. Dinner and overnight stay at the camp.
Day 5 Sirkha - Galgad
In the morning 2 kms trek down Samuri. From here a steep stony climb through thick forest to Sumariya - Dhar (3048 mts/9998 ft). On the top there are so many stone boulders with flags. From here you will enter in a thick forest to the stream Simkhola - gad. After few minute you will enter at Galla village and Jipti. Again you can see Kali river which is missing from Tawaghat. Reach Galad by evening. Dinner and overnight stay at Galagad in tents.
Day 6 Galgad - Malpa
In the morning after breakfast trek to Malpa. Today the trek is difficult up to Garbyang. There is a steep down up to the Kali River. After few hrs treks we will find a beautiful Najang waterfall. It’s almost 100 feet high. After a zigzag trek we will reach Malpa. Dinner and overnight stay in tents.
Day 7 Malpa - Budhi
In the morning after breakfast set out for another challenging trek. You will find lush green valley, murmurings waterfalls falling like shower. In last couple of hrs we will trek a steep ascent till Budhi Village. Dinner and overnight stay in tents.
Day 8 Budhi - Gungi
In the morning after breakfast start your trek with a steep climb to Chhiyalekh. Today we will also trek through lush green valley and with a numerous of wild flower. Today you can see also a glimpse of Mt. Annapurna and other Himalayan peaks. The trek is full of thrill with its beauty. Arrival at Gungi by evening. Dinner and overnight in tents.
Day 9 Gunji - Kutti
In the morning trek up to Kutti follow to Kutti River. Her you will find high altitude forest of Bhojpatra (Betula Utilies). Her you can see a magnificent view of the Api and Nampha peaks. Kutti is the last village on this trek. Bhotia (local tribe) is local people who lived here. Kutti is named after Kunti (Mother of the Pandavas) in the epic Mahabharata. The local people tell you the truth about the Kutti village. Dinner and overnight stay in tents at Kutti.
Day 10 Kutti - Jollingkong
In the morning start your trek to reach Jollingkong. It’s the last stretch of the trek to reach the base of Holy Mt Adi Kailash (6191 mts/20307 ft). Arrive Jollingkong by evening. Here is a check post of ITBP (Indo-Tibet Border Police). Dinner and overnight in tent/Fiber Huts in Jollingkong.
Day 11 Jollingkong - Adi Kailash / Jollingkong
In the morning trek to Mt. Adi Kailash. One can see Parvati Lake also. After spending a couple of hrs trace back your feet to Jollingkong. Dinner and overnight stay in tents/Fiber Huts in Jollingkong.
Day 12 Jollingkong - Kutti
In the morning track back to Kutti. Dinner and overnight stay in tents.
Day 13 Kutti - Gunji
In the morning track back to Gunji . Dinner and overnight stay in tents.
Day 14 Gunji - Budhi
In the morning track back to Budhi . Dinner and overnight stay in tents.
Day 15 Budhi - Malpa
In the morning track back to Malpa . Dinner and overnight stay in tents.
Day 16 Malpa - Galgad
In the morning track back to Galgad. Dinner and overnight stay in tents.
Day 17 Galgad -Sirkha
In the morning track back to Sirkha. Dinner and overnight stay in tents.
Day 18 Sirkha - Dharchula
In the morning trek to Tawaghat and from here drive to Darchula. Dinner and overnight stay in hotel.
Day 19 Dharchula - Champawat
In the morning drive to champawat. Enroute lunch at Pithoragarh. Dinner and overnight stay in hotel.
Day 20 Champawat - Delhi
In the morning drive to delhi with pack lunch. Arrive delhi by evening. Check in to hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 21 Delhi Departure
In the morning half day city tour and then transfer to the airport to catch your onward flight.