Om Parvat

Om Parvat is a mountain located in the Dharchula tehsil of Pithoragarh district, Kumaon, Uttarakhand, India and the international border between Nepal and china runs across its summit point.

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
LocationDharchula, Pithoragarh District, Kumaon, India & Sudurpaschim Province, Nepal
Parent range Kumaon Himalayas

Sacred StatusEdit

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 ParvatEdit

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 CircuitEdit

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]


  1. ^ - India Northwest (Api - Saipal)
  2. ^ American Alpine Journal, 2003 (the pdf has been taken down and no longer available online), pp. 365-366. Available at AAJ Online (PDF no longer available online)Archived 27 September 2007 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ AsiaNews - Borderline blues(broken link, page not found)
  4. ^ a b Little Kailash expedition 2012(page not found)