Om Parvat

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Om Parvat
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Highest point
Elevation6,191 m (20,312 ft)
Coordinates30°11′48″N 81°01′57″E / 30.19667°N 81.03250°E / 30.19667; 81.03250Coordinates: 30°11′48″N 81°01′57″E / 30.19667°N 81.03250°E / 30.19667; 81.03250
Geography
Om Parvat is located in Nepal
Om Parvat
Om Parvat
Location in Nepal
Om Parvat is located in India
Om Parvat
Om Parvat
Om Parvat (India)
LocationDarchula District, Nepal / Pithoragarh District, India
Parent rangeHimalayas

Om Parvat, (Hindi: ओम पर्वत, Nepali: ओम पर्बत), close to Adi Kailash mountain, is a mountain in the Darchula District of Sudurpashchim Pradesh, Nepal and Pithoragarh District of Uttarakhand, India. The international border between Nepal and India runs across its summit point.

Sacred Status[edit]

It is considered sacred by Hindus and its snow deposition pattern resembles the sacred 'Om' (ॐ). Its appearance is distinctly similar to Mount Kailash in Tibet.[1] Near Om Parvat, Parvat Lake and "Jonglingkong Lake". Jonglingkong Lake is sacred, as Lake Manasarovar, to the Hindus.

Om Parvat[edit]

Om Parvat can be viewed en route to the Kailash Manasarovar Yatra from the last camp below Lipulekh Pass at Nabhidhang India-China border post protected by the Indo-Tibetan Border Police also has Public Works Department guest house on the Nepali side.[2] Many trekkers to Adi Kailash often make a diversion to view Om Parvat. Om Parvat is located near Nabhi Dhang camp (Nepal) on Mount Kailash-Lake Manasarovar yatra route.

The Adi Kailash or Shiva Kailash is located in a different direction, near Sin La pass and near Brahma Parvat, the base camp of Adi Kailash is 17 km from the Kutti village at sacred Jolingkong Lake with a Hindu Shiva temple.[3]

Adi Kailash Yatra Circuit[edit]

The Adi Kailash Yatra Circuit begins by going up the Darma Valley and then going to Kuthi Yankti Valley (India) via the Sin La pass to join the Mount Kailash-Lake Manasarovar Tibetan pilgrimage route down the Sharda River.[3]

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