First mountain flight to Kailash Mansarovar has commenced from Nepalgunj

First mountain flight to Kailash Mansarovar has commenced from Nepalgunj

Posted by Marine2alpine on Thursday, 9th May 2024.

In a groundbreaking initiative, the first mountain flight to Kailash Mansarovar has commenced from Nepalgunj. The chartered flight, called the Kailash-Mansarovar Darshan Flight, took off from Nepalgunj, with 38 Indian pilgrims on board. The flight offered a magnificent close view of the holy pilgrim places Mount Kailash and the Mansarovar Lake. The flight soared to an elevation of 27,000 ft., providing a breathtaking close-up view of the revered Mount Kailash and Mansarovar Lake.

The Kailash Mansarovar pilgrimage, situated in the Ngari prefecture of the Tibet Autonomous Region, holds profound significance for Hindus globally, and is also revered by Buddhists, Jains, and adherents of Tibet’s indigenous Bonpa faith.

Following the easing of COVID-19 restrictions, China reopened the pilgrimage route in 2023. However, the substantial increase in fees and stringent visa restrictions, particularly for Indian pilgrims, meant that the yatra’s practically didn’t happen.

This chartered flight of Shri Airlines, carrying 38 Indian tourists, completed the trip in approximately one and a half hours, “reported Keshav Neupane, the regional director of the Siddhartha Business Group spearheading the venture. If reports are to go by, the diverse group of tourists on this maiden flight hailed from major Indian cities, including New Delhi, Mumbai, Gujarat, and Uttar Pradesh.

With this new approach, Indian tourists can now witness the divine beauty of Mt. Kailash and Lake Mansarovar without the need to travel to Kathmandu. The location of Nepalgunj, being a mere 200 km northeast of Lucknow in India and accessible by road, will provide a streamlined journey for pilgrims.

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