Adi Kailash Land & Om Parwat

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Adi Kailash and Om Parvat  is working eminently since its establishment year 2014 and is acting as a fruitful assistance for its clients to attain the utmost satisfaction through each mile they cover during their expedition while being associated with us. We ensure you a memorable journey to one of the hardest trails towards the majestic and the highly pious Mount Kailash as our team of travel companions is accompanied with a prolific experience in the travel industry.

Rajesh Raypa  — Founder & CEO, Adi Kailash and Om Parvat

Adi Kailash and Om Parvat

It is believed that after the victory in the Mahabharata period, the Pandavas first travelled to Kailash Mansarovar with Mata Kunti and Draupadi and the idea of traveling to Badri-Kedar was made. Mata Kunti became unwell while crossing the Lipulekh pass from Taklakot while returning from Mansarovar. After reaching Navidang after Kalapani, the local residents came to know that there is an ashram of Vyas Rishi in Gunji village, who knows the medicines and will make Mata Kunti healthy.

Knowing this, Yudhishthira sent Bhima from Navidang to Gunji near Maharishi Vyas. Vyas Rishi gave Bhim a medicine made of herbs, due to which Mata Kunti started recovering and his further journey from Gunji to Kuti via Navi. Keeping in mind the health of Mata Kunti, the five brothers built a house in this village. While living here, Mata Kunti’s health started deteriorating again, eventually she left the body. The place where Mata Kunti died, there is a very large rock which is known as ‘Kunti Parvat’. According to folklore, Kunti Ama’s recognition as the ‘Goddess of Truth’ remains even today. Here it is a local tradition that kunti ama is sworn to know the truth when there is a dispute. It is believed that a person who takes the oath of Kunti Ama cannot lie. Even today, in Kuti village, there are ruins in the middle hill of the village by the name of Pandav Fort. Nothing is brought from this ruin, not even a pile of soil. By doing this, a series of disasters starts in the entire village. It is said that no matter how heavy rain, storm, snowfall, the stones of this ruins remain the same.

Before independence, this darma of Pithoragarh frontier was divided into three strips – Beas, Chaudas and Darma. In the settlement of 1872, the Darma belt was divided into two strips Malla and Talla. There is a range of mountains from Chhipla peak in the south to the Kali river in the east, Hundesh in the north, Panchchuli and Chhipla in the west. On the east side, the hill stream Yigrunjung has risen to 20264 feet, which separates the Darma Strip from the Beas Valley and the Chaudas Strip. To reach here, one has to cross the Nirpania axis or pass near Gala. To the east is the snowy Cuttack, Namjung and Lingu, which are the sub-peaks of the Api Mountain (18500 feet) across the Kali River. Due to lack of water, this pass was named Nirpania. On the east side of where we cross it by road, there are two trenches that are somewhat less deep which divide this entire hill into three parts. The name of the hill on the side of Chaudas is Yigranchim and the second is Birdog, the third edge is Tiyangwa-Vinayak, which is the border of Vyas and Chaudas. It is five kilometers from Gala. There are hard rocks in the upper part of Gollum-La and there is a confluence of Najyongad and Kali river in the bottom about two thousand feet deep. Further, the Kali River flows in a deep ravine. Going forward, this path becomes very narrow and staircase in Golmaal. After this landslide, malpa-gad is crossed. Moving forward towards Chantidong, the climb starts again. Beyond this, there is a complete slope in the road up to Lamaden (8000 feet) in the Kali river plate. The climb starts again from Lamade. Now going down from Kwathala, crossing Thaktigad and Palangad, one can reach Bundi village, which is the first village in the Vyas belt.

This is the vyasa strip to the north of which is the mountain stream separating Hun Desh and Bhot. There is another stream in the east direction that goes along the Kali river turning towards the southeast. The Kali river separates it from Nepal. This eastern subdivision of Bhot Pradesh has picturesque but frightening valleys of Kuti-Yangti and Kali River. Through these valleys, there are three passes to go to Hun Desh i.e. Tibet. Among these, the Than Pass goes up to Taklakot in the Turang Valley.

Before the Gorkhas conquered Kumaon, this land belonged to Jumla of Nepal. In the last decade of the last century, the princes of Askot merged it with Kumaon. The first village in the upper part of the Beas Valley is Garbyang (10320 feet), which is near the Kali River. The foothills of this valley are made up of debris and swamps of nearby hills, through which the river has made its way. The route from Garbyang goes to the bottom of the river. The bridge is built slightly above the confluence of the Tikad River and the Kali River coming from two branches from the east and northeast. From this place onwards, the Kali River diverts from a steep rock towards the northwest. After crossing the bridge, the path reaches Gunji (9900 feet) via the left bank. Next is the Kuti Valley area from which there are two passes to go to Rakstal, Labhiya and Mangdang. To go to Adi Kailas, one has to go to Navi village.

The border between Gunji and Navi is Gundajhara. Next is Chiram, which falls in the Navi area, there are dense forests and open fields. Here is the Nampa Rest House near Karbi Bugyal. On the other side of the Kuti river from Nampa, there is a water tank called ‘Nu-Ti’. It is believed that no matter how much rain it rains, the water here remains milky. According to legend, a woman was milking cow’s milk in a wooden vessel when the cow kicked her, whose splashes fell in nine places and the sources exploded from every place. Since then it has been called the nine streams of milk water or ‘Gvi Daru Nu Ti’. There is a ‘Karbe’ bugyal in which countless species of flora and pharmaceuticals are present. Next to this comes the last village of the country, Kuti, which is also the last village in the Vyas Valley. There are mountain ranges all around, including Vishnu Parvat or ‘Nikurcha Rama’, Pandav Mountain and Pandav Fort. There is also a dragon rock here. People believe that snakes cannot enter this village due to this. Three kilometers ahead of Kuti village is “Yaar Mango” Bugyal. Sela Pass is found from this place.

The last stop of adi kailash yatra is Jiallinkang. There is no settlement here. There is a hotel run by local residents and a guest house of Kumaon Mandal Development Corporation. From here, there is a wonderful view of Gauri Kund, Parvati Kund, Ga Sero, Madua Sero and Adi Kailash. The entire Vyas Valley with its unique traditions and ancient culture is full of picturesque places for adventure travel and tourism. It is believed that the king of Vyas started the Adi Kailash Yatra as an alternative to the journey to Kailash-Mansarovar. “Chhota Kailash” is the name given by the Kumaon Mandal Development Corporation.

The borders of India and Nepal have been fixed from the East Kali River. There is a very wide valley area in which the western branch of the Kali River flows, which is known as Kute-Yangti. On the right bank of the river, the village of Napalchu is situated near the river ‘Pier-Yangti’ coming from the west. Two kilometers ahead of this, the fields of Navi village are spread far and wide on the left bank of the river, just in front of the ‘Danjyun Yanti’ river, there is Foot Rokang village. To its southwest, the ‘Gankan Yagti’ river flows through a deep ditch from the snowy hill Dhar Raukang-Pier, which divides Raukang-Pier into two parts. The pass across Raukang-Pier earlier used to go to Palganghati below Bundi, which is no longer in circulation due to being very inaccessible. From this path, King Rudrapal of Askot conquered Vyasa and merged it with Kumaon. Here gunkan is a very big river on which many bridges have been built for traffic.

There is also a bridge over the Kute river between Rokang and Navi villages. A lot of land is flat on the banks of this river and above it is the ‘Chhachala’ peak, next to which is Ralekan Tok, which is at the root of a large hill that leads to the valley, it is part of navi village. In the middle of them is the hill of Syandangle filled with pine and bhoj forests. Moving forward, there is a sight of a small sarita named Nayal-Yangti, which originates from the hill of the same name. Then there is the ‘Gankang’ river emanating from the glacier, which is very large and fast-flowing. Further, on the left side of the narrow valley, Nampa and Nayagti gad flow, which originate from the hills of the same name. On the other side are the Nussilati and Kharkulam rivers.

Moving forward from here comes Kuti village (12330 feet), which is situated at the highest altitude in this valley. To reach Kuti village, they have to cross the river, which originates from the glacier below the snow-capped chain ‘Kadia’. To go from Kuti village to Hun Desh, one has to cross the Sanga bridge on the Limpya river. After crossing it, then cross the Mangda river and proceed further. Here the valley becomes very narrow. From here to the north, the main valley also enters the Toshi-Yangtze or Kemblew River.

Now there is a stream of Synchim hill (13900 feet) across it. Next is the Nikurch River and the Yangtze, above which the Sinla Pass falls. Through this, Khimling is reached in Derma, between Kuti and Lunpia Pass, there is a stop of Jilinkong (14350 feet).

This area of Dharchula in Pithoragarh district is adjacent to the neighboring country Nepal and the other is from the border of China. Years ago, China started building concrete roads in this area. In recent years, Nepal has also started increasing sentinel posts in its border areas, which are still going on. In the past years, the Oli government of Nepal has created conditions of tension with India over the Kalapani dispute, and sometimes there has been an attempt to assert its right over Indian territories on the pretext of census. India started construction of the road connecting Garbadhar to Lipulekh in the year 2006. Due to the difficult geographical conditions of this remote area, this road could not be completed in 2012. The cutting of the road from Ghattabgarh to Lipulekh was completed in June 2020.

Since the Kalapani border dispute, Nepal has continuously opened border area posts and deployed guards near the border with India. Nepal is strengthening its security system through it in the borders with India in nine districts of Paschimanchal. Inaugurating its headquarters, Nepal’s Inspector General of Armed Police Shailendra Khanal said that with the construction of this headquarters, it will be possible to curb revenue theft and illegal activities on the border as well as create an atmosphere of peace, security and cooperation in the region. In any case, the armed police force has already been making efforts to prevent human trafficking and illegal herbal trade.

Due to the border dispute with China for the last three years, it is not possible to organize the Kailash-Mansarovar Yatra directly from Uttarakhand. However, many private travel companies are booking travel to Nepal directly by vehicle and helicopter. Adi Kailash Yatra is going to start from June 2 this year. With the construction of a national highway near the Indo-Tibetan border, Kumaon Division Vikas etc. will conduct the Kailash Yatra by vehicles. Due to lack of motorable road facility, till now devotees and tourists had to travel about 51 kilometers. Earlier, there was a motor facility from Dharchula to Mangati. Further, the journey on foot started from Mangati to Ghatta Bagad and started at the first stop gala . The second stop next to this is Bundi. The Kali river flows under the roaring road and at the same time one has to go under the waterfalls. Shantivan is 000 kilometers ahead of Garbadhar where there is a rain shelter. Further the road to Lakhanpur goes along the banks of kali river. There are some shops in lakhanpur’s stop site in which tea and snacks are available. Gunji is about 200 km from Bundi. In the meantime, after a hard climb, there is a bugyal of Chhialekh. It is called ‘chhe: to’ in the local dialect. Where ‘ch’ means heat and ‘to’ means prevention. From here, one can see the Namjyung Mountain, which is worshiped as the gana of Shiva.

(Adi Kailash Yatra)

The inner line starts after the inscription. Near it is the ‘Sita Mound’ surrounded by beautiful trees. Apiya Annapurna Mountain is clearly visible from here. After Chhiyalekh comes Garbyang village. From here, the center point of the Vyas Valley and the maharishi’s penance place Gunji are seen. It is a village situated on the banks of a huge plain at the confluence of the Kuti River and the Kali River coming from Kalapani. Napalchu village falls while walking on the banks of the river. The ‘Kute’ river divides Napalchu and Gunji. From Gunji, Adi goes to Navi village to go to Kailash, next to which comes Kuti village, which is also a stop of Adi Kailash Yatra and also the last village of India.

Now the construction work of NH up to Nabhidhang and Jaulingkong is in progress. Kumaon Mandal Vikas Nigam MD Narendra Bhandari and General Manager A.P. Bajpai have claimed to have made proper arrangements for the journey to Adi Kailas by motor way from June 2022 to October 2022. A contract has been signed with Noida-based organization ‘Mantra’ for participation in this. Mantra has been contracted with the objective of providing better facilities to the passengers and better employment opportunities to the local people with the registration of this yatra. At the same time, the Kumaon Mandal Development Corporation is also trying to promote home stays, for which there is a plan to contact home stay operators built in border areas. This eight-day journey runs from June to October

It will start from Kathgodam and will take passengers to Pithoragarh on the first day. On the second day, tourists will reach Dharchula from Pithoragarh and on the third day from Dharchula to Gunji. On the fourth day from Gunji, there will be a Adikailash Yatra in which it will be possible to see Om Parvat, Parvati Sarovar and Pandav Mountain. On the fifth day, after visiting Om Parvat from Guji via Kalapani, the night rest will be done in Nabi. On the sixth day, Didihat will stop from Nabi via Dharchula Ogla. On the seventh day, there will be a journey from Didihat to Bhimtal and on the eighth day from Bhimtal to Kathgodam. In this yatra, tourists will be able to visit many places and shrines of religious and mythological importance, including Ved Vyas Cave, Pandav Mountain, Kunti Mountain, ruins of Pandav Fort, Parvati Sarovar Gaurikund, Parvati Mukut, Brahma Parvat, Sheshnag Mountain as well as Patal Bhubaneswar, Golla Than of Chitai and Kanchi Dham

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