There will be no Kailash Mansarovar Yatra even in the year 2023. In response to the question asked by the Rajya Sabha MP, the Ministry of External Affairs said that this decision was taken keeping in view the safety of the passengers.
New Delhi:The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has said that the situation remains challenging for the resumption of the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra in Tibet. The Center is closely monitoring the situation and is expected to make an announcement regarding the resumption of travel soon. Actually this journey has stopped for the last three years due to Kovid-19. The situation still remains challenging with international travel restrictions in place.
The safety of the yatris (pilgrims) is the primary precondition. The government is closely monitoring this matter and information about it will be given on time.
What is Kailash Mansarovar Yatra?
The Kailash Mansarovar Yatra is a pilgrimage and an important cultural and religious event for Indians. The Ministry of External Affairs organizes the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra every year between June and September. This is done through two official routes – Lipulekh Pass in Uttarakhand and Nathu La Pass in Sikkim.
Good news for Kailash Mansarovar Yatra : By December 2023, Indians will be able to visit Kailash Mansarovar without going via China or Nepal, as per Union Minister Nitin Gadkari. Route being carved out from Pithoragarh, Uttarakhand that would take one straight to Mansarovar.
The road through Uttarakhand would not only cut time, but would offer a smooth ride unlike the present treacherous trek.