Thousands of Hindu devotees and adventurous mountain trekkers partake in the annual Adi Kailash Yatra to have a glimpse of the formation of the Sanskrit letter ‘ॐ’ (om or aum) from snow on the Om Parvat. In 2016, the Adi Kailash Yatra conducted by Kumaon Mandal Vikas Nigam (KMVN) from June 10, 2016 to August 25, 2016.
Mount Adi Kailash, popularly known as Chhota Kailash and Baba Kailas, is one of the abodes of Lord Shiva in the Himalayas. The annual yatra takes place from June to September.
Other spiritual attractions during the Yatra include the snow-clad peaks of
Annapurna Mountain, , and Narayan Ashram. For nature enthusiasts, the route to Adi Kailash is through jungles with wildflowers and fruits, and numerous waterfalls. Kali River
The annual Yatra also passes through numerous places mentioned in Hindu scriptures like the
, named after Kunti, the mother of Pandavas. Kutti Village
The Yatra also provides opportunity to interact with people living in the Chaudans, Byans and Darma valleys and learn about their social and cultural life.
The duration of the Adi Kailash Yatra conducted by Kumaon Mandal Vikas Nigam (KMVN) is 19 Nights and 19 Days.
You can find more details about the Adi Kailash Yatra and on how to participate in the Yatra at the official website of Kumaon Mandal Vikas Nigam (KMVN).