1st batch of Kailash Mansarovar yatra enter Tibet

The first batch of 55 Indian pilgrims undertaking the annual Kailash Mansarovar yatra today entered Tibet through the Lipulekh pass in Pithoragarh district of Uttarakhand.

PTI| Last Updated: Jun 20, 2016, 18:25 PM IST

Pithoragarh: The first batch of 55 Indian pilgrims undertaking the annual Kailash Mansarovar yatra today entered Tibet through the Lipulekh pass in Pithoragarh district of Uttarakhand.

"First batch consisting of 55 pilgrims, bound for Kailash Mansarovar, entered Tibet early this morning at 7:30 AM," Kumaon Mandal Vikas Nigam (KMVN) GM, Trilok Singh Martolia said.

KMVN is the nodal agency of the yatra.

The batch reached the last trek route camp at Nabhidhan last evening and left?for 17500 feet high Lipulekh pass at 4:00 AM this morning, he said.

"All the members of the first batch were fit and fine at the time of crossing over to the Tibetan plateau from the pass," he added.

The batch will stay at Taklakot town of Tibet tonight and resume their journey for Kailash Mansarovar tomorrow," Martolia said.

He said the members of first batch?will remain in Kailash Mansarovar region in Tibet till June 27 and return to Lipulekh pass on June 28 before reaching Delhi through Jageshwar route on July 3.

Meanwhile, the second batch of 48 pilgrims reached the Bundi camp along the trek route today whereas the third batch of 41 pilgrims arrived at Kathgodam in Kumaon region from New Delhi.