Kailash Manasarovar Yatra 2015
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 April, 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.
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
Now, there are two routes to undertake the Yatra:
Route 1: Lipulekh Pass (Uttarakhand)
- 18 batches of 60 members each with total duration of about 25 days per batch.
- Estimated cost per person: Rs.1.5 Lakh.
Route 2: Nathu La (Sikkim)
- 5 batches of 50 members each with total duration of about 23 days per batch.
- Estimated cost per person: Rs.1.7 Lakh.
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.
The Government 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.
Legal: Without prejudice to the contents of the KMY websites, all claims, disputes and differences shall be subject to the jurisdiction of courts in Delhi only.