External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar on Tuesday flagged-off the first batch of pilgrims for this year’s Kailash Mansarovar Yatra.
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.
Addressing media persons, the external affairs minister said that all the government agencies have been asked to ensure safety of pilgrims.
Jaishankar also expressed gratitude towards Government of China in organising the yatra. He said that this is an important step towards promoting people to people exchanges.