|Elevation||5,570 m (18,270 ft) |
|Location||Pithoragarh District, Uttarakhand, India|
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. Near Om Parvat, Parvat Lake and "Jonglingkong Lake". Jonglingkong Lake is sacred, as Lake Manasarovar, to the Hindus.
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. 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.
Adi Kailash Yatra Circuit
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.
- Himalaya-Info.org - Nepal Northwest (Api - Saipal)
- American Alpine Journal, 2003, pp. 365-366. Available at AAJ Online (PDF) Archived 27 September 2007 at the Wayback Machine
- AsiaNews - Borderline blues
- Moran-Mountain.co.uk Little Kailash expedition 2012