First Batch Of Kailash Mansarovar Yatris Reaches Tibet Via Uttarakhand’s Lipulekh Pass

Mansarovar Lake, the final destination of Kailash-Mansarovar Yatra (Photo By Prateek/Wikimedia Commons)

The first batch of 58 Kailash Mansarovar pilgrims who travelled through Lipulekh pass in Uttarakhand has reached Tibet, reports Times of India.

The total duration of the pilgrimage is 21 days, 14 will be spent in India and rest in Tibet Autonomous Region of China during which the yatris will visit Kailash Mansarovar. “The pilgrims crossed over into the Chinese territory through the Lipulekh pass located at 17,500 feet at 8.15 am,” said Ashok Joshi, general manager of Kumaon Mandal Vikas Nigam ( KMVN), the nodal agency for the yatra.

The batch embarked its journey on 12 June and reached Gunji on the 15th. After the second medical check-up done after two days of acclimatisation, the group started their journey for upper reaches of the Himalayas.

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