Kailash Manasarovar Yatra 2014 dates are announced by Kumaon Mandal Vikash Nigam, the nodal agency for the yatra. In 2014, Kailash Manasarovar Yatra begins on June 9th.
Kailash Manasarovar Yatra is an annual Kailash Mansarowar yatra, which involves circumambulation of Mount Kailash and Mansarovar lake in Tibet.
In 2013, the yatra was suspended midway after the mid-June flash floods in Uttarakhand.
The first batch of pilgrims will reach Kumaon from New Delhi on June 12.
As per the officials, the First batch of Kailash Mansarowar yatra 2014 will reach Almora from New Delhi on June 12. It will reach the base camp at Dharchula on June 13 and the yatra will be concluded on September 9 after the last batch reaches New Delhi.
Eighteen batches will be sent to Kailash and Mansarowar for pilgrimage this year and each batch will have a total of 22 days pilgrimage including 18 nights of stay on the route inside India and in Chinese territory.
Each of the 18 batches this year will have not more than 60 pilgrims.
The officials said that “Each pilgrim will be charged an amount of Rs 32,000 for services inside Indian territory and US Dollar 901 inside Chinese territory by Chinese agencies which help in completing this yatra.”
There has not been any change in the route of the yatra this year and it will pass through Kathgodam, Almora, Dania, Pithoragarh, Dharchula, on motor road and Sirkha, Gala, Bundi Gumti, Kalapani, Nabhidhang and Lipulekh pass on track route.
The yatra could not be completed last year due to the flood disaster on the track route and only one batch of pilgrims could reach Chinese territory of Tibet to complete the pilgrimage. Rest of the batches had to return as the yatra had to be cancelled midway due to the calamity.