Kailash Mansarovar Yatra 2015 (Dates Announced): via Sikkim (Nathu La)

Kailash Mansarovar Yatra 2015

(Dates Announced): via Sikkim (Nathu La)

Kailash Manasarovar Yatra is known for its religious value, cultural significance, physical beauty and thrilling nature. It is undertaken by hundreds of people every year. Holding significance for the Hindus as the abode of Lord Shiva, it holds religious importance also for the Jains and the Buddhists.

The Yatra is organized by the Ministry of External Affairs every year between June and September. It is open to eligible Indian citizens, holding valid Indian passports, who wish to proceed to Kailash-Manasarovar for religious purposes.

Applications to participate in the Yatra can be filed online only at http://kmy.gov.in The last date to apply online is 10/04/2015

The Yatra-2015     will be conducted between 08 June and 09 September through two different routes – Lipulekh Pass in Uttarakhand and Nathu La in Sikkim. Yatris need to spend 3-4 days in Delhi for preparations before the Yatra. The Delhi Government provides free meals and accommodation for the stay in Delhi. Yatris are, however, free to make their own arrangements for their stay.

The sikkim route is easy as compared to the uttrakhand route.

 Caution: The Yatra involves trekking at high altitudes of up to 19,500 feet, under inhospitable conditions, including extreme cold and rugged terrain, and may prove hazardous for those who are not physically and medically fit.


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::Route for Kailash Mansarovar Yatra via Sikkim (Nathu La)::

New Delhi – Bagdogra Airport – Gangtok – Nathula – Kangma – Lazi – Zongba -Dharchen – Qugu – Deraphuk – Zunzhui Phu – Back to Darchen and same route back via Nathu La

Important Note:

The Government of India or the tour operator 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.

The Government or the tour operator shall not have any obligation to bring the mortal remains of any pilgrim across the border for cremation in the Indian side, in case of death on the Chinese side. All Yatris are, therefore, required to sign a Consent Form for cremation of mortal remains on the Chinese side in case of death.

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Mansarovar Yatra from Sikkim (NathuLa)


The much awaited route from Sikkim for Masarovar-Kailash(China) will be open to tourists from 2015.

Tourists will have to reach Bagdogra(airport) or New Jalpaiguri(Railway Station) and from there they will have to reach Gangtok(Sikkim). It takes 3.5 hours to reach Gangtok from the airport/railway station.

Gangtok will be a stopover for them as the yatris will have to go to Nathu La which happens to be the Indo-China border. To reach Nathu La you need a permit which is easily available if the weather is good.

The new route for Mansarovar starts from Nathu La which was not open for the yatris or tourists earlier. It takes four hours to reach Nathu La from Gangtok and 4-5 days to reach Mansarovar via Nathu La. The route is motor-able and a much awaited relief for the yatris or Shiva followers who used to trek for a month to reach Mansarovar that too only if they were physically fit from Uttrakhand.

Though this new route will certainly be boom for Sikkim but it has turned into a sad news for the traders of uttrakhand and it will certainly affect the tourism there.

Feel free to ask questions if you need more info on the new route:

Warm Regards
Rohit Khattar
Adventurer & Founder at Himalayan Explorers Club

Maild id: khattarrohit@yahoo.com