Adi Kailash Range, approaching up the Darma, using the Shin La as the link and returning via the Kuthi Yankti Valley to join the Tibetan pilgrim route down the Kali Ganga is known as the Adi Kailash Yatra. The circuit is rarely completed because the Shin La is a high pass, usually snow-bound. However, increasing numbers of Indian pilgrims trek up to Jollingkong via the Kali Ganga route. Also, thanks to easing of restrictions, foreigners can undertake the journey as well.
Adi Kailash or Chhota Kailash and Parvati Sarovar (Gauri Kund) are considered near equivalent to Mount Kailash and Manasarovar Lake in Tibet. The Adi Kailash Yatra is considered next best to visiting Mount Kailash itself. Along the route is the breathtaking Om Parvat. Snow falls upon this beautiful mountain in the shape of the sacred 'Om', which is just as beautifully reflected in Gauri Kund, at its base. This incredible phenomenon will move even the most die-hard cynic.
The route for this pilgrimage is the same as that of the Kailash-Mansarovar Yatra (MEA trek) up to Gunji. From Gunji, Kailash-Manasarovar yatris head for the Lipu Lekh Pass, beyond which lies China. Adi Kailash permit holders need to go to Gunji via Budhi and then trek onwards to Jollingkong, from where Adi Kailash and Parvati Sarovar are a short return trip.
Day01: Arrive New Delhi - Kathgodam
On your arrival at New Delhi our representatives will greet you and transfer you to the hotel. Evening we will drive you to the railway station to board the train. Over night in train.
Day 02: Arrive Kathgodam - Kausani
Morning you will arrive Kathgodam and from here you will be driven to the Kausani. On arrival, check into the hotel. Relax and night stay at the hotel.
Day 03: Devprayag – Rudraprayag (66 Kms / 4 Hrs)
Morning after a hearty breakfast we drive you to Darchula which is a beautiful village located in the right bank of Kali River. On arrival, check into the hotel. Dinner and over night stay at the hotel.
Day 04 : Dharchula - Tawaghat (914 meters / 19 kms by road) - Pangu (2250meters / 9 km trek)
Start your day with a delicious breakfast. Post breakfast we drive you to Tawaghat. From here you can start your trekking. You will be thrilled to cross the wooden bridge over roaring, foaming river. On you way you can stop for a cup of tea. Enjoy the view of Khela and the magical surrounding. Finally you will trek you way to Pangu. On arrival book your stay at one of the hotel. Dinner and over night stay at the hotel.
Day 05: Pangu - Sirkha (2440 meters / 8 kms trek)
Start your day afresh. On this day we take you to Juyntigad which is 2 kms on the descent. From here again trek up to Sosa village (2440 meters). On your way you can visit the Tithaldhuraor Tihalakot, Dharma Dvara and a variety of camping grounds. From here you will be taken to Sirkha. Here you can enjoy the beautiful P.W.D. Inspection House, a small Bhotiya village, few shops and a Panchayat Ghar. On arrival book your stay at one of the hotel in Sirkha. Dinner and over night stay at the hotel.
Day 06: Sirkha - Jipti (2378 meters / 16 kms)
Post a scrumptious breakfast we take you to Samuri/Samre which is 2 km down. You can indulge in visiting the few shops available there. From Samuri you can trek along a steep stony ascent through thick forest to Rungling or Sumariya - Dhar (3048 meters). You will also come across the stream Simkhola - gad. From here you will be taken to the village Galla, Bindakoti and finally to Jipti. Here you can again view the Kali River. On arrival, check into the hotel. Dinner and over night say at the hotel.
Day 07: Jipti - Malpa (2019 meters / 9 kms trek)
Start your day with a delicious breakfast. Post breakfast we will take you to Garbyang. The steep descent to the River Kali is a thrilling experience. While walking along the River you can also take up Chhatta which is a more difficult trek. While on your way you will be bewildered by the view of the beatific Najang waterfall about 100 feet high. Finally you will trek a descending steep to Malpa. You can book yourself in one of the resorts in Malpa. Dinner and over night stay at the resort.
Day08: Malpa - Budhi (2740 meters / 8 kms trek)
Start your day with extra enthusiastic mood. From Malpa we will take you again the steep ascent. On your way you will come across very mesmerizing water falls that will enrapture your hearts. You need to be careful as the path gets quite slippery. On the way you can halt at Lamare, where you can get a cup of tea to refresh yourself. After a steep descent walk you will finally reach the village Budhi. On arrival, check into the hotel. Over night stay at the hotel.
Day 09: Bundi - Gunji (3,220 meters / 20 kms trek)
Post a healthy breakfast on this day we take you Chhiyalekh whish is a 3 Kms steep climb. Once you reach the place you will forget about the tiring journey as the beautiful landscape will mesmerize you. The meadows, lush greenery, pretty yellow and mauve flowers and a little temple in the middle are sure to blow your minds off. From here you can have a glimpse of the Mount Annapurna and other peaks and glaciers around. From here we let you trek Garbyang (3225 meters). On your way you will be amazed by the towering, spiraling trees. You can also view River Tinker that flows from Tibet which merges with the Kali at this point. Finally you reach the other side of the river, Gunji. It is situated at the confluence of rivers Kali and Kutti. On arrival, check in to the hotel. Dinner and over night stay at the hotel.
Day 10: Gunji - Kutti (3,600 meters / 19 kms trek)
After a hearty breakfast you can walk along the banks of the meandering river Kuti. Get bewildered by the snow clad peaks and the Bhojpatra forests. You can also enjoy the splendid view of the Apiand Nampha peaks. On your way you reach Nabi, which has a wonderful temple. You will find that in many places the river Kuti is completely covered with snow. We then take you to the Public Works Department hut at Nampha from where you can get a magnificent view. Kutti is the last village on your trek. Relish the heritage and traditions of the people of this village. On arrival, check in to the hotel. Dinner and over night stay at Kutti.
Day 11: Kutti - Zolingkong (4,572 meters / 14 kms trek)
Start your day afresh with a hearty breakfast. Post breakfast you may start your trek. To Zolingkong. You will find that the river Kutti and its bridges are under a thick cover of snow. On your way you will find snow capped mountain ranges on all sides and strong winds. You will also come across the Indo-Tibet Border Police Force (ITBP) post at Zolinkong, which is open for a small part of the year. The marvelously crafted snow capped Mount Adi Kailash looks like true paradise. On your opposite you will find Parvati's mukut (throne). At the foot of Mount Adi Kailash is the Gauri Kund whose waters reflect the mountain. Closely (4 kilometers) is the beautiful Parvati sarovar (lake). You may visit the temples built on the bank of the river. Finally you reach Zolingkong. Cjeck in the hotel and over night stay at the hotel.
Day 12: Jollingkong -Adi Kailash - Jollingkong (4 kms by trek)
Enjoy your final part of your trek to reach Adi Kailash. In the evening retreat back to Zolingkong. Dinner and over night stay at the hotel in Zolingkong.
Day 13 to Day 22: Jollingkong-Kutti-Gunji-Budhi-Malpa-Jipti-Sirkha-Pangu- Tawaghat -Dharchula-Kausani
Follow the same route to arrive to Kausani. On your arrival at Kasani, check into the hotel. Dinner and over night stay at the hotel.
Day 23: Kausani - Delhi
After a scrumptious breakfast you will either be driven or have to travel by train (the choice is yours) to Delhi. Over night stay at the train.
Day 24: Departure Transfer
Here ends your trekking trip. On arriving Delhi, we will take you to the airport. From here you can board the flight to your home destination. In time transfer to the airport to board flight back home.