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Embarking on a road trip to Adi Kailash, also known as Chhota Kailash, is a journey filled with spiritual significance and breathtaking natural beauty. Nestled in the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand, India, Adi Kailash is revered by Hindus and trekkers alike, often referred to as the replica of Mount Kailash in Tibet. Here’s a guide to making the most of your Adi Kailash road trip:

Preparing for the Trip
Best Time to Visit :
The ideal time to visit Adi Kailash is from May to October when the weather is conducive for travel and trekking. The monsoon season (July-August) should be avoided due to landslides and roadblocks.

Permits and Documentation:
Being a sensitive border area near Tibet, travelers need an Inner Line Permit (ILP) from the local authorities. Ensure you have valid identification and copies of necessary documents for the permit application.

The Route Starting Point:
The journey typically begins in Delhi, from where you can drive to Dharchula, a small town in Uttarakhand, which serves as the base for the Adi Kailash trek.

Route Overview:

Delhi to Dharchula: About 500 km via NH9, passing through Haldwani, Almora, and Pithoragarh. The route offers scenic views of the Kumaon hills and lush valleys.

Dharchula to Gunji: A 90 km drive, partially on rugged roads, taking you through picturesque landscapes and small villages.

Gunji to Jolingkong: The final 40 km stretch to Jolingkong, where you can camp and acclimate before trekking to Adi Kailash.

Highlights of the Road Trip
Natural Beauty:
The journey offers stunning views of the Himalayan ranges, dense forests, and serene rivers. Keep your camera ready for landscapes that seem straight out of a postcard.

Cultural Experience:
Along the way, you’ll encounter the rich culture of the Kumaon region. Traditional villages, ancient temples, and hospitable locals add a unique charm to the trip.

The region is home to diverse wildlife. Spotting Himalayan flora and fauna, including rare birds and animals, adds excitement to the journey.

 Key Attractions

Adi Kailash:

Adi Kailash, standing at 6,191 meters, is a mesmerizing sight. The snow-clad peak against the backdrop of clear blue skies creates a spiritual and awe-inspiring ambiance.

Parvati Sarovar:
A serene lake near Adi Kailash, believed to be where Goddess Parvati used to bathe. The crystal-clear waters reflect the surrounding peaks, offering a perfect spot for meditation and photography.

Om Parvat:
A nearby peak that draws pilgrims and trekkers alike. The natural snow deposition forming an ‘Om’ symbol on the mountain is considered sacred and attracts numerous visitors.

Travel Tips

Accommodation: Basic guesthouses and camps are available in Dharchula and along the route. Booking in advance, especially during peak seasons, is recommended.

Health and Safety: Acclimatization is crucial due to the high altitude. Carry necessary medications, a first aid kit, and stay hydrated.
The roads can be challenging, with narrow and steep sections. Experienced drivers and sturdy vehicles are recommended.

Packing Essentials: Warm clothing, trekking gear, sturdy shoes, and essential toiletries.
High-energy snacks, water bottles, and a good quality camera to capture the stunning vistas.

A road trip to Adi Kailash is more than just a journey; it’s an exploration of spiritual heritage and natural splendor. Whether you’re seeking a pilgrimage, an adventurous trek, or simply an escape into pristine nature, Adi Kailash offers an unforgettable experience. The serene landscapes, the cultural richness of the Kumaon region, and the majestic Himalayan views make this road trip a once-in-a-lifetime adventure. Plan meticulously, respect the local traditions, and embark on this divine journey to witness one of the most sacred and scenic places in India.

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Trip Days

Day-1: Haldwani/Kathgodam to Pithoragarh (200 km / 07-08 Hrs – 1627 m)
  • Breakfast at bhimtal.

  • En-route we will see:-

    1.) Bhimtal
    2.) Neem Karoli Baba temple, kainchi dham 3.) Goludevta temple
    4.) Jageshwar temple

  • En-route lunch.

  • Evening we reach Pithoragarh.

  • Dinner and Overnight stay in Hotel.

Day-2: Pithoragarh to Dharchula (90 km / 2.5-03 Hrs - 940 m)
  • After breakfast, drive to Dharchula.

  • Reached Dharchula and we will get our paperwork for the Inner line Permit and Medical.

  • After Lunch, Day free for leisure and exploring Dharchula and Nepal.

  • Dinner and overnight stay in Hotel.

Day-3: Dharchula – Nabi Village (68 Km / 05-06 Hrs – 3400 m)
  • Early morning after breakfast, we will drive from Dharchula to Nabi. Today you can have a glimpse of Himalayan peaks.

  •  You will come across beautiful Villages:- 1.) Chiyalekh

    2.) Garbyang

    3.) Napalchu

  • Enroute lunch.

  •  The road is full of thrill with its beauty. Arrival at Nabi by evening.

  • Dinner and overnight stay in Homestay/Camps.

Day- 4: Nabi – Kuti village – Jollingkong (ADI KAILASH) (30 km / 02-03 Hrs – 4700 m)
  •   Early morning after breakfast, we head towards jollingkong from NABI village.

  •   See the beauty of the divine Adi Kailash. Visit Parvati temple, which is around 2.5 Km by

    trekking from our camp site. Here you can see the reflecting image of Mt Adi Kailash in Gauri kund/ Parvati Sarovar, near to the foot of Adi Kailash We perform Spiritual Puja / KoTarpan in Lord Shiva & Parvati Temple.

  •  We will see:-
    1.) Brahma parvat 2.) Pandava parvat 3.) Pandav fort
    4.) Parvati mukut

  •  Afternoon lunch at jollingkong or kuti village.

  •  Sightseeing of kuti village which is named after mata Kunti. According to mythology Pandavas

    stayed here during their journey towards heaven.

  •  Evening return to Nabi village.

  • Dinner and overnight stay in Homestay/Camps.

Day-5: Nabi – Gunji – Kalapani – Omparvat – Nabi (40 Km / 4-5 Hrs approx. - 3400m)
  •   Early in the morning after breakfast we head towards OM Parvat.

  • En-route we will see:-

    1.) Kali temple
    2.) Ved vayas gufa
    3.) Sheshnag parvat
    4.) Manokamna temple

  • On the way we reach kalapani, where origination of Kali river is seen at kali temple.

  • Visit Kali temple.

  • After kalapani we reach navidhang where we witness the presence of OM Parvat a symbol for

    existence of almighty lord shiva.

  • We take a meal break at navidhang.

  • Then we head towards nabi on the way we visit Manokamna temple in nabi village.

  • Dinner and overnight stay in Homestay/Camps.

Day - 6: Nabi – Dharchula (68Km / 05-06 Hrs - 940 m)
  •  After breakfast, the group will return to Dharchula.

  •  Check in hotel, the day is free for leisure.

  • Lunch/Dinner and Overnight stay at Hotel.

Day - 7: Dharchula to Haldwani/Kathgodam (280Km / 09 Hrs - 424 m)

 Breakfast and Lunch enroute.
Here tour ends with happy and lifetime memories.

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1.Research your destination: Learn about the culture, customs, and laws of your destination to avoid any unintentional faux pas. 2.Pack smartly: Pack only what you need and avoid overpacking. Consider the climate and culture of your destination when choosing clothes and accessories. 3.Keep important documents safe: Keep your passport, visa, and other important documents in a secure place, such as a hotel safe. 4.Stay hydrated: Drink plenty of water and keep yourself hydrated, especially in hot and humid climates. 5.Respect local customs and traditions: Be respectful of local customs and traditions, and avoid any behavior that may be offensive or disrespectful. 6.Be open-minded and flexible: Embrace new experiences and be open to trying new things. Be flexible with your plans and willing to adapt to changes. 7.Learn some local phrases: Learning a few basic phrases in the local language can go a long way in communicating with locals and showing respect. 8.Try local cuisine: Trying local cuisine can be a great way to experience the culture and flavors of your destination. 9.Stick to a schedule: Stick to a schedule to ensure that everyone has enough rest and downtime throughout the trip. 10.Respect nature: Respect nature and leave no trace of your presence behind


1.Don't ignore safety warnings: Pay attention to safety warnings and avoid areas that are known to be dangerous. 2.Don't carry too much cash: Avoid carrying large amounts of cash, and consider using a travel card or credit card instead. 3.Don't be overly trusting: Be cautious of strangers and avoid giving out personal information or accepting offers from people you don't know. 4.Don't be disrespectful: Avoid disrespectful behavior such as littering, defacing public property, or ignoring local customs and traditions. 5.Don't rely solely on technology: Don't rely solely on technology for navigation or communication. Carry a physical map and a backup charger for your phone. 6.Don't overindulge: Avoid excessive alcohol or drug use, which can impair your judgment and put you at risk. 7.Don't be afraid to ask for help: If you're lost or need assistance, don't be afraid to ask for help from locals or authorities. 8.Don't overschedule: Avoid packing too many activities into your itinerary, which can leave everyone feeling exhausted and stressed. 9.Don't forget to take breaks: Make sure to schedule breaks throughout the day to allow everyone to rest and recharge. 10.Don't leave trash behind: Carry your trash with you and dispose of it properly when you reach a designated trash bin.

Inclusion Notes:



Please keep in mind that the itinerary can be altered based on your preferences and travel plans. 5 % GST on Total Bill Extra. 5% Service Charges will be added to Final Bill. Have fun! Remember that the purpose of an adventure tour is to have fun and create memorable experiences. Enjoy yourself, be present in the moment, and make the most of your trip

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. We strictly follow "Do Not Litter" policy. If possible we will pick up already existing garbage from the nature. 2. All necessities will be taken care by the organizer. We expect you to be flexible enough during the event. 3. Go Buddy Adventures not responsible for any accidents or injuries, loss or damage to your personal belongings or any other uncertainties during the event. The participants agree to take full responsibilities and sign a letter of undertaking before the start of the event.

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Cancelation Policy
All the bookings Confirmation after 50% Advance Payment. Once the booking is Confirmed, Vouchers will be issued with suggested Trip Detail & hotel reservation, which may change with prior notice to the client. Once you receive the Hotel confirmation from our staff, the client can reconfirm with the hotel for their reservation. We would Require 100% payment Before Travelling . For Cash Deposit In Current Account Pan Card Required If cancelled from 00 to 10 days before the check-in date 100% booking amount will be charged. If cancelled from 11 to 20 days before the check-in date 70% booking amount will be charged. If cancelled from 21 to 30 days before the check-in date 30% booking amount will be charged. No refunds for unused nights or early check-outs or Any Kind Of Services. All refunds are processed by the method of payment used in the initial transaction, except in the case of cash payments where the refund is processed through Cheque or online transfer. Mid-tour Cancellation – Yes you can cancel but the amount would be nonrefundable

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