The Kailash Mansarovar Yatra in Tibet, which has been closed for three years, is set to reopen on April 1, according to sources. The China Foreign Exchange Office has reportedly conveyed the decision to open the Mansarovar Yatra.
As per the sources, three ports will be opened towards China – Kerung in Rasuwa, Simikot-Hilsa in Humla, and Lassa – for air travel. Road transport via Kathmandu-Rasuwa, air travel via Kathmandu-Nepalgunj-Simikot, and helicopter travel via Simikot-Hilsa will be used to travel to Mansarovar.
China had previously only opened the border to Nepal and not to India for travel to Mansarovar. However, the decision to open these three gates to Nepal is expected to boost religious tourism in Nepal. In the past, 20,000 to 24,000 tourists from Nepal visited the holy religious site of Kailash Mansarovar.
The businessman noted that the decision to open the border of Tibet has given new enthusiasm to businessmen and tourists, with bookings already coming in for the Kailash Yatra. Mount Kailash, which has a religious significance, is believed to be the abode of Lord Shiva and Parvati and stands at a height of 6,714 meters.