Envis Centre, Ministry of Environment & Forest, Govt. of India

Printed Date: Monday, May 25, 2020

Om Parvat



Om Parvat, perched at an altitude of 6191 m in the Pithoragarh district of Uttarakhand, is one of the mountains of the Himalayan mountain range. The mountain is also known by the name Little Kailash, Adi Kailash, Baba Kailash and Jonglingkong Peak. Owing to the pattern of snow settlement in the form of 'Om' or 'Aum' syllable, this peak holds religious significance in Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism.


Located in the vicinity of the Indian-Tibetan border, this mountain offers a splendid view of the snow enveloped peaks of Annapurna. During Adi-Kailash yatra, travellers can enjoy the magnificent view of the River Kali, waterfalls, dense forests and Narayan Ashram.



In the vicinity of the Om Parvat lie the beautiful Parvati Lake and the Jonglingkong Lake. The Jonglingkong Lake is as sacrosanct as the Mansarovar for the Hindus. Parvati Tal situated at the foot of the mountain is famous for the water of which reflects the image of the mountain. There is a temple near the lake, which is sometimes visited by swan-like birds.