The Kailash Mansarovar Yatra is organized every year from June to September through two separate routes - Lipulekh Pass (Uttarakhand), and Nathu-La Pass (Sikkim).
The Kailash Mansarovar Yatra is known for its religious values and cultural importance. Every year hundreds of pilgrims go for this Yatra. The Kailash Parvat or Mount Kailash along with the holy Mansarovar lake is an integral part of Hindu mythology and religious beliefs. Kailash Parvat is believed to be the abode of Lord Shiva. The sacred blue and emerald green Mansarovar lake lies about 20 km from Mount Kailash at a height of 15,015 ft. It also holds religious significance for people of Jain and Buddhist faiths.
This visit is open to those eligible Indian nationals who are legitimate Indian passport holders and wish to go to Kailash Mansarovar for religious purposes. Uttar Pradesh Government will provide Rs 1 lakh aid to pilgrims wishing to go on the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra. The Yatra involves trekking at high altitudes of up to 19,500 feet, under inhospitable conditions, including extreme weather, and rugged terrain. Pilgrims must go for medical check-up provisioned by the government before starting the Yatra.