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Published by the Canada Tibet Committee

Thursday, July 17, 2003



2. Kailash-Mansarovar yatra reaches Tibet


Press Trust of India
WEDNESDAY, JULY 16, 2003

PITHORAGARH: The first batch of pilgrims undertaking the Kailash-Mansarovar
yatra crossed into Tibet on Wednesday morning from Lipu Lekh pass in
Pithoragarh district, official sources said.

The batch comprising 16 pilgrims mostly from Gujarat would stay at Takala
Kot in Tibet on Wednesday night, from where they would further trek to
Mansarovar in the Himaylayas, the sources said.

The pilgrims embarked on the Yatra from New Delhi on July 8 and would trek a
200-km stretch to reach Kailash-Mansarovar.

The second batch, comprising 24 pilgrims, reached Gala near here.

This year 10 batches comprising 390 pilgrims are scheduled to undertake the
famous yatra, a major part of which falls in Tibet.

Earlier, China had refused permission for the yatra in the wake of SARS
scare in that country.


Articles in this Issue:
  1. Nine Tibetans arrested in southeast Nepal, handed to UNHCR
  2. Kailash-Mansarovar yatra reaches Tibet
  3. Bhutanese lama's new movie set to leave audiences spellbound
  4. Canada, Bhutan establish diplomatic ties



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