First batch of Mansarovar pilgrims enters Tibet
Pithoragarh: The first batch of
devotees on an annual pilgrimage to Kailash Mansarovar yatra
entered Tibet Wednesday morning, official sources said here.
The 49-member batch comprising 8 women stepped into Tibet
through 5334-meter high Lipu-Lekh pass, they said.
From Lipu-Lekh pass, the devotees trekked a distance of
two km to reach Pala, from where the Chinese authorities took
them to Mansarovar area in buses.
After staying in Tibet for 12 days, the first batch of
pilgrims would return to Indian territory through the pass on
June 21, the sources said.
The Kailash Mansarovar yatra had begun on June 1 and a
total of 16 batches are scheduled to go on pilgrimage this
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