Minister of State for External Affairs V K Singh flagged off the 1st batch of three month-long Kailash Mansarovar Yatra-2018 in New Delhi today. The Yatra will continue till the 8th of September. There are two routes for the Yatra, one through Lipulekh Pass in Uttarakhand which involves some trekking also.
The other route is through Nathu La Pass in Sikkim, which is motorable and suitable for senior citizens who unable to undertake arduous trekking.
Yatra through Lipulekh Pass will be conducted in 18 batches of 60 pilgrims each. The duration of the Yatra will be 24 days for each batch, including three days in Delhi for preparatory work.
Yatra through Nathu La Pass will have a duration of 21 days, including 3 days in Delhi for preparatory work. This year 10 batches of 50 pilgrims each are scheduled for this route.