Kailash Parvat and Manasarovar Lake are the two utmost important Hindu pilgrims. It is the belief of the Hindus that Lord Shiva lives on Kailash Parvat and the gods and goddesses visit Manasarovar Lake. Apart from Hindus, these two areas hold religious importance for Buddhists and the Jains as well. However, visiting these areas is physically challenging. It is not easy to trek the journey as it is extremely tiresome and not everyone can do it. Generally, it takes at least 23-25 days to complete the yatra through the current routes.
But the journey is going to be relatively easy and the Indian government is laying a new route with which we can skip traveling from China or Nepal.
The new route involves three stretches. The first stretch from Pithoragarh to Tawaghat in Uttarakhand covers 107.6 km… The second stretch is a two-lane road from Tawaghat to Ghatiabgarh (18.5 km). The third one from Ghatiabgarh to Lipulekh Pass (80 km) is being constructed.
If the new route is available for the pilgrims then the yatra time can be reduced from 3-4 weeks to a few days. After reaching Lipulekh Pass, a 97 km road route to Kailash Parvat is available.