Kailash Manasarovar Yatra

June 14, 20196 days 00
  • Union Minister of External Affairs S Jaishankar flagged off the first batch of pilgrims from New Delhi, for this years’ Kailash Mansarovar Yatra.
  • The duration of pilgrimage is 24 days for each batch including 3 days in Delhi for preparatory work.
  • The pilgrimage was started in 1981.
  • The Kailash Mansarovar Yatra is undertaken by two routes
    • Lipulekh Pass in Uttarakhand – This route passes through a very mountainous area.
    • Nathu La Pass in Sikkim – Fully motorable route. Helpful for Senior Citizens.
  • The Yatra involves a treacherous route that crosses territorial boundaries of India, Nepal and China.
  • It is organised with support from governments of Delhi, Uttarakhand and Sikkim and also with cooperation of Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP).

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