External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar will today flag off the first batch of yatris of Kailash Mansarovar Yatra from New Delhi. There are two routes for Yatra- through Lipulekh pass, Uttarakhand and through Nathu La pass, Sikkim. The duration of the Yatra is 24 days for each batch including three days in Delhi for preparatory work.
The route through Lipulekh Pass will be conducted in 18 batches of 60 pilgrims each. The route through Nathu La Pass, Sikkim is motorable and suitable for senior citizens unable to undertake arduous trekking. This year 10 batches consisting of 50 pilgrims are scheduled for this route.