Adi Kailash

Key information: Adi Kailash

  • A long, high trek in remote and lovely landscape to the foot of the sacred Adi Kailash in the far north-east of the Uttarakhand Himalaya.

Walkopedia rating

  • Walkopedia rating85
  • Beauty34
  • Natural interest16
  • Human interest4
  • Charisma33
  • Negative points2
  • Total rating85
  • Note: Neg: altitude

Vital Statistics

  • Length: 14 Days
  • Maximum Altitude: 4,770m
  • Level of Difficulty: Strenuous

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The sacred moutain of Adi (or Chota or Little) Kailash (6,191m) sits in the far north-east of the Uttarakhand Himalaya, close to the Nepal border.

This long and high trek to its foot takes in remote and lovely landscape, from terraces and villages to lovely Parvati Lake, to icy summits including Adi Kailash itself.

With a high point of 4,770m, this is a demanding trek in remote mountains, where altitude can cause real problems. Come fully prepared, including proper acclimatization.

Earlyish Autumn the best time to visit.

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