15 Nights Itinerary Covering: Kathgodam - Dharchula - Mangti - Gala - Malpa - Budhi - Gunji - Navidang - Om Parvat - Gunji - Kutti - Jollingkong - Adi Kailash
Considered as Lord Shiva’s oldest abode, Mount Kailash has a religious significance in the Hindu texts. Ravana was the biggest follower of Lord Shiva. Popularly known as Chota Kailash, Adi Kailash is a holy place where Ravana came from Lanka to pray to Lord Shiva.
This popular pilgrimage in the Himalayan range, close to the Indo-Tibetan war, is akin to Mount Kailash in Tibet. During the trek, one gets the opportunity to view the snow peaks of thick forests, wild flowers and Annapurna. Gauri Kund is located at the foot of Mt. Kailash, which has the reflection of water in the mountain.
Parvati Sarovar, also known as Mansarovar, is close but is not as big as the original one. Read the itinerary given below for your kind perusal.
Upon your arrival at Kathgodam, leave by road for Dharchula. A popular town in the Nagar Panchayat in Pithoragarh district of Uttarakhand, Dharchula is an ancient trading town for the Trans-Himalayan trade routes.
On the way, enjoy lunch. By evening, arrive in Darchula followed by check into the hotel. Dinner and overnight stay in the hotel.
Today, in the evening, arrive in Gala. Dinner and overnight stay at Gala in tent.
Post breakfast in the morning; embark on a challenging trek to Bundi. Bundi is a place located in the lush green valley, murmuring waterfalls beating down like shower. During the last couple of hours, we will trek a steep ascent till Budhi village. Dinner and overnight stay in tents.
Post breakfast in the morning, start your trek with a steep climb to Chhiyalekh. Today, you will also trek through verdant green valley with a numerous wild flowers. Here you can also see a glimpse of Mt. Annapurna and other Himalayan peaks. The trek is full of beauty and thrill. By evening, arrive at Gunji followed by dinner and overnight stay in tents.
On the day 5, you will start your trek from Gunji to Navidhang and covers the distance of 18 kilometers via trek.
After such long trekking journey, there is a lunch and night halt at the tourist rest house in Navidhang. Dinner and overnight in tent.
On the 6th day, start trekking towards Om Parvat is a famous mountain in the Himalayan mountain range and considered sacred by Hindus. Its snow disposition outline bears a resemblance to the sacred Hindu word 'OM'.
Have Darshan at Om Parvat and return back to Navidhang. Dinner and overnight stay in the tent.
On the 7th day, in the morning, start your trek towards Kalapani. Kalapani River is named after the Kali Temple and is dedicated to Goddess Kali and Lord Shiva. The famous Vyas Gufa, where Maharishi Ved Vyas is believed to have stayed, is visible from the temple. Dinner and overnight stay in Kalapani.
On the 8th day, you will trek towards Gunji, a small hamlet in the Pithoragarh district in the northern state of Uttarakhand, India. It is located close to the borders of Nepal and Tibet and the confluence of the Kali River and Kuthi River. Dinner and overnight stay in Kalapani.
On the 9th day of trek from Gunji to Kutti, which is 19 kilometers away, there is lunch and night halt at the tourist tent in Kutti. You will reach in Kutti by evening.
Today, you will start trekking from Kutti to Jollingkong for Adi Kailash and reach there by evening. The trek is 4 kilometers in distance and goes through the Darshan of Adi Kailash, halts at Parvati Sarovar for lunch and night halt at Fibre Huts in Jollingkong. Dinner and overnight stay in Jollikong.
On the 11th day, you will start your trek from Jollingkong to Adi Kailash, which is 4 kilometers distance from trek. Post Darshan at Adi Kailash, pay visit to the Parvati Sarovar. Halt at Parvati Sarovar for lunch. Later, return back to Jollingkong for dinner and overnight stay at Fibre Huts..
On the 12th day, start your trek from Jollingkong towards Kutti, which is a 14 kilometer long trek. This will be followed by lunch and overnight stay at Kutti in tents.
On the 13th day, the journey starts from Kutti to Gunji, which is a 19 kilometers trek. Later, go for lunch and overnight stay at the tourist rest house in Gunji..
On the 14th day, you will start your trek from Gunji to Budhi and reach there by evening. The trekking journey from Gunji to Budhi is just 17 kilometers. After reaching the place, there is lunch and overnight stay at tourist rest house in Budhi. .
On the 15th day, the trekking journey starts from Budhi to Mangati. The distance from Budhi to Mangati is 8 kilometers by trek. Thereafter, return back to Dharchula and check into the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Post breakfast in the morning, leave by road for Kathgodam. Finally, the journey comes to an end, leaving behind happy memories.