Om Parvat

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Om Parvat
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Highest point
Elevation5,570 m (18,270 ft) [1]
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
Om Parvat is located in India
Om Parvat
Om Parvat
Location in India
LocationPithoragarh District, Uttarakhand, India
Parent rangeHimalayas

Om Parvat is a mountain in the Pithoragarh district of Uttarakhand, India. It is close to Adi Kailash and 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.[2] 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.[3] 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.[4]

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.[4]