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Submitted by Team TOI on 2 February 2017

Ministry of External Affairs organises this Yatra during June to September each year through two different routes - Lipulekh Pass, and Nathu La Pass. Kailash Manasarovar Yatra 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 common 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. 

Last Date For Registration: 15/03/2017 

There are two different routes to undertake the 

Yatra: Route 1: Lipulekh Pass (Uttarakhand) Total number of batches: 18 Duration: about 24 days. Estimated cost per person: Rs.1.6 Lakh. 

Route 2: Nathu La (Sikkim) Total number of batches: 08 Duration: about 21 days. Estimated cost per person: Rs. 2 Lakhs.

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