Om Parvat Trek Overview

Om Parvat Trek is one of the most challenging treks in India that rewards you with the blessings of an “OM” shaped mountain. Om Parvat holds utmost religious significance in India with the nearby Parvati Sarovar. Science says this holy expression is created with an arrangement of deposition of snow. Most of the trekkers who have been on this journey have known to classify this experience with positive and refreshing vibes. The 13-day and 12-night long trek is a long journey that takes you through various beautiful green valleys and hamlets. The trail passes through various places like Mangati, Gala, Budhi, Gunji, Kutti, Jolingkong, Nabhidang, etc. You get to explore the rawness of the Himalayas and travel 20+ km in a single day, making it one of the most challenging treks. The total trekking distance is a whopping 86 kilometers with the highest point being 4572 meters above ground level. This point is known as the Nabhidang point which showcases the beauty of Om Parvat or Adi Kailash Mountain, and Parvati Sarovar. The altitude gains of the trek are higher than 1000 meters on some days, making it difficult. Suitable for intermediate to expert-level trekkers, the trek sometimes offers you steep ascents and descents.

Quick Facts of Om Parvat Trek

Quick Facts of Om Parvat Trek
  • Duration: 13 Days / 12 Nights

  • Maximum Altitude: 18,270 ft

  • Difficulty Level: Moderate

  • Trekking Distance: 86km

  • Temperature: Day (12°C to 15°C); Night (-2°C to 5°C)

  • Best time to visit: April to June & September to October

  • ATM: Kathgodam

  • Start Point / End Point: Kathgodam

Om Parvat Trek Detailed Itinerary

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Day 1

Kathgodam to Dharchula

Distance: 325 km

Time: 8 hrs

  • Arrive at Kathgodam and from there you will be driven in a taxi to reach Dharchula that is 325 km away.

  • Halt at an eatery before Dharchula for lunch.

  • Reach Dharchula in the evening after 8 hours, a small town located on the right bank of Kali River.

  • Explore the breathtaking beauty of Dharchula near the hotel.

  • Check into the hotel and stay overnight.

What To Pack For Your Om Parvat Trek?

What To Pack For Your Om Parvat Trek?
  1. Clothing:
  • Winter hat or wide-brimmed hat, or insulating hat

  • Waterproof jacket and pants

  • Sweater

  • Fleece jacket

  • Warm clothes

  • Thermal socks

  1. Personal accessories:
  • Watch

  • UV-protected sunglasses

  • Extra passport photos and photocopies of passport

  • Cell phone

  • Camera

  • Binoculars

  1. Toiletries:
  • Toothpaste and toothbrushes

  • Face or body wipes

  • Deodorant

  • Toilet paper and wipes

  1. Medicine and first-aid kit:
  • Anti-diarrhea pills

  • Anti-headache pills

  • Antiseptic ointment for cuts

  • Bandage

  • Cough and/or cold medicine

  • Diamox or Acetazolamide (for acute mountain sickness)

  • Skin blister repair kit

  • Small personal first aid kit

  • Water filter (optional)

  1. Essentials:
  • Water purification tablets

  • Trekking pole

  • Thermal bottle

  • Headlight with additional batteries

  • Backpack or daypack

Know Before You Go To Om Parvat Trek

How to Reach
Important Tips for trekkers
How to Reach
  1. By Train:
  • You can access the Kathgodam station through major Indian cities like Delhi, Howrah, Lucknow, etc.

  • Board the Ranikhet Express (5014) train from Delhi at 10:40 PM to reach Kathgodam at 05:30 AM the next day.

  • Board Uttar sampark Kranti (5035) trains from Delhi at 04:00 PM to reach Kathgodam at 10:40 PM.

  • Board the Doon Express (4120) train from Dehardun at 10:30 PM to reach Kathgodam at 7:10 AM.

  1. By Air:

The nearest airport to Kathgodam is Pantnagar Airport at a distance of 32kms. You can access the airport via Delhi as 4 round flights operate per day.

  1. By Bus: Board a bus from ISBT Delhi Anand Vihar station to reach Kathgodam. There is no direct bus but the buses that go to Nainital stop at Haldwani bus station near Kathgodam. From there, you have to travel 4 km to reach Kathgodam Railway Station via local taxis.

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