Adi Kailash - The Chota Kailash Yatra

Situated at a fairly impressive altitude of 5,945 metres, Adi Kailash also referred to as Chota Kailash or Little Kailash is in one or the other way a replica of Mount Kailash in Tibet. It is situated in the Indian Territory within a proximity to the Indo-Tibetan border. In the quietude of the tranquil Kumaon Himalayas, Adi Kailash is a popular pilgrimage of the Hindu devotees. 

One can catch a glimpse of the emerald Parvati lake and the Gauri Kund adorned on the very foot of Chota Kailash. For experiencing spirituality in the lap of the Himalayas, the pilgrims can pay obeisance at the temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and Parvati, adorned on the shoreline of the Adi Kailash. During the Chinese invasion of Tibet, the Chota Kailash was revered next to Mount Kailash by the locals.

Mythology of Adi Kailash

The distinguished Adi Kailash is one of the most revered mountains of India, known for its spiritual munificence and hiking bliss. According to the Hindu mythology, Adi Kailash is the abode of Lord Shiva, his consort Parvati and their offspring Ganpati and Kartikey. Therefore, the spectacular Adi Kailash mountain range is considered as the most sacred mountain ranges in the world and is worshiped by many Hindus for its religious importance.

Best time to visit Adi Kailash
May    June    September

Starts from

Trek grade

Trek duration
13 days

Altitude range

Pithoragarh, Kumaon

Adi Kailash is famous for
Pilgrimage and Trek

Tanakpur Railway Station, 218 kms

Pantnagar Airport, 315kms

How To Reach

The majestic Adi Kailash mountain is located in the vicinity of Om Parvat, in the Himalayan range lying in Dharchula district of western Nepal and in Pithoragarh district of Uttarakhand. 

How to reach Dharchula: Base camp for this trek is Tawaghat but Dharchula is the nearest known place/location where you can get accommodation and basic facilities easily.

By Air: Pantnagar Civil Aerodrome is the nearest airport about 301 km away from Dharchula.
By Rail: Tanakpur is the nearest railway station located about 239 km from Pithoragarh.
By Road: From ISBT New Delhi direct buses to several Kumaon regions are available like Champawat, Almora and Tanakpur from where you can hire local taxis to Dharchula or if you want to spend less then public transport is the best option for you.


  • Transportation from Delhi to Tanakpur Railway station
  • Accommodation on twin sharing basis in tourist guest houses at Dharchula - Pangu .
  • Tour guide.
  • All forest entries.
  • Sightseeing and local information.
  • All meals during the trip.
  • Morning & evening tea, cookies .
  • Accommodation. (Guest house, Home stay, Camping)
  • All Meals while on trek & transits (Veg.) (Egg)
  • Trek equipments.
  • First aid medical kit.
  • Qualified & experienced trek Leader, Guide and Support staff.
  • All transportation during the trek program.


  • Any Air/Train/Bus fare
  • Any meals other than 3 meals a day and tea & snacks en route.
  • 3.09 % service tax.
  • Personal expenses like laundry, telephone and fax calls, alcoholic beverages, medical expenses, gratuities etc.
  • Any Insurance
  • Any other services not mentioned in the inclusions.
  • Cost arising of any unforeseen circumstances.
  • Any kind of personal expenses.
  • Insurance.
  • Mules or porter to carry personal luggage.
  • Anything not specifically mentioned under the head "Price Includes".

Terms & Conditions

Cancellation: If a trek is called off at the last moment due to a natural calamity/unforeseen circumstances (like rains, earthquake, landslides, strike, bandh etc), Indiahikes will issue a trek voucher for the full amount. The voucher can be redeemed for the same trek or another trek in the next one year.
In case, you wish to cancel your trek, please e-mail us at Cancellation requests are not taken over phone.

The cancellation charges are as under.
Cancellations prior to 30 days from the start of the trek — full refund.
Cancellation between 30 days and 20 days to the start of the trek — 50% refund.
Cancellation less than 20 days to the start of the trek — no refund.
Please note: In case of refund, there will be a deduction of 4% (bank charges) from the total fee you have paid.