Evacuation of stranded Kailash Mansarovar Yatra pilgrims begins in Nepal


The evacuation of stranded Kailash Mansarovar Yatra pilgrims in Nepal has started.

The flight services between Nepalgunj and Simikot resumed this afternoon as weather conditions improved.

AIR correspondent reports that more than 80 pilgrims have been evacuated from Simikot so far.

Over 1500 pilgrims, mostly from India were stranded on Nepalganj-Simikot-Hilsa route of Kailash Mansarovar Yatra since Saturday due to bad weather.

The Embassy of India is continuously monitoring the situation.

The representatives of Indian Embassy in Nepalganj and Simikot are personally in touch with each and every stranded pilgrim.

They are ensuring that proper food and lodging facilities are available to all the pilgrims.

A hot line for pilgrims and their family members has also been set up. The number are 977-9851107006,and 977-9851155007 .


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