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KAILASH MANASAROVAR YATRA



There are two different routes to undertake the Yatra:
Route 1: Lipulekh Pass (Uttarakhand)
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Total number of batches : 18
Duration : about 24 days.
Estimated cost per person: Rs.1.6 Lakh.
To see itinerary for each batch-click here
Route 2: Nathu La (Sikkim)
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Total number of batches : 08
Duration : about 21 days.
Estimated cost per person: Rs. 2 Lakhs.
To see itinerary for each batch-click here

Ministry of External Affairs organizes this Yatra during June to September each year through two different routes - Lipulekh Pass (Uttarakhand),and Nathu La Pass (Sikkim). Kailash Manasarovar Yatra (KMY) is known for its religious value, cultural significance. It is undertaken by hundreds of people every year. Holding significance for Hindus as the abode of Lord Shiva, it holds religious importance also for the Jains and the Buddhists. It is open to eligible Indian citizens,holding valid Indian passports, who wish to proceed to Kailash-Manasarovar for religious purposes. Ministry of External Affairs does not provide any subsidy or financial assistance to Yatris.

Yatris need to spend 3 or 4 days in Delhi for preparations and medical tests before starting the Yatra. Delhi Government arranges comman boarding and lodging facilities free of cost for Yatris only. Yatris are at liberty to make their own arrangements for boarding and lodging in Delhi.

The applicant may do some basic checks to determine their state of health and fitness before registering on-line. However, this will not be valid for the medical tests to be conducted by DHLI and ITBP in Delhi before the Yatra.

Advisory: The Yatra involves trekking at high altitudes of up to 19,500 feet, under inhospitable conditions, including extreme weather, and rugged terrain, and may prove hazardous for those who are not physically and medically fit. The itinerary provided is tentative and visits to the places are subject to local conditions at any point of time. The Government of India shall not be responsible in any manner for any loss of life or injury to a Yatri, or any loss or damage to property of a Yatri due to any natural calamity or due to any other reason. Pilgrims undertake the Yatra purely at their own volition, cost, risk and consequences. In case of death across the border, the Government shall not have any obligation to bring the mortal remains of any pilgrim for cremation to the Indian side. All Yatris are, therefore, required to sign a Consent Form for cremation of mortal remains on the Chinese side in case of death.

This Yatra is organized with the support of the state governments of Uttarakhand, Delhi, and Sikkim; and the cooperation of Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP). The Kumaon Mandal Vikas Nigam (KMVN), and Sikkim Tourism Development Corporation (STDC) and their associated organizations provide logistical support and facilities for each batch of Yatris in India. The Delhi Heart and Lung Institute conducts medical tests to determine fitness levels of applicants for this Yatra.

Disclaimer: The Ministry has not involved any other NGO, voluntary organization, or individual for any purpose or in any manner for the conduct of this Yatra. Any claim of association by such organization or individual is their own, and MEA has no liability in this regard.

Legal: Without prejudice to the contents of the KMY website, all claims, disputes and differences shall be subject to the jurisdiction of courts in Delhi only.

Application is to be submitted online only.

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