First mountain flight to Kailash Mansarovar takes off from Nepalgunj – Hindustan Times – Travel India Alone

PTI | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, Kathmandu

Jan 30, 2024 03:00 PM IST

Kailash Mansarovar yatra turns into fast and accessible as chartered flight breaks limitations

A chartered flight , described as the primary mountain flight to the holy Kailash Mansarovar took off from Nepalgunj with 38 Indians on board on Monday.

The Kailash Mansarovar seen from the flight. First mountain flight to Kailash Mansarovar takes off from Nepalgunj (PTI Photo)
The Kailash Mansarovar seen from the flight. First mountain flight to Kailash Mansarovar takes off from Nepalgunj (PTI Picture)

Referred to as because the Kailash–Mansarovar Darshan Flight, the flight supplied a powerful shut view of the holy pilgrim locations Mount Kailash and the Mansarovar lake.

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The view of Mt Kailash was from 27,000 ft.

Located within the Ngari prefecture of the Tibet Autonomous Area, the Kailash Mansarovar pilgrimage is taken into account probably the most sacred by Hindus the world over. The 2 pure sacrosanct locations are additionally revered by Buddhists, Jains and Tibet’s indigenous Bonpa religion.

Publish the COVID-19 pandemic-induced lockdowns, China opened the Kailash Mansarovar pilgrimage in 2023. Nonetheless, the large hike in charges and a number of restrictions on visas, particularly for Indian pilgrims, meant that virtually the Yatra didn’t occur.

“This chartered flight of Shri Airways with 38 Indian vacationers took round one and a half our to finish the journey,” Keshav Neupane, regional director of the Siddhartha Enterprise Group that began the enterprise, instructed PTI.

The maiden flight had vacationers from numerous Indian cities, together with New Delhi, Mumbai, and plenty of from the states of Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh.

“The flight to Mt Kailash and Mansarovar is reasonable, fast, dependable and secure,” Neupane mentioned including, the following chartered flight will happen within the first week of February.

“We’ll attempt to make it as continuously as attainable based mostly on the demand,” he mentioned. Mani Lamichhane, director at Nepal Tourism Board, instructed PTI, “This may assist enhance border tourism motion. Now, Indians will have the ability to have a darshan of Mt Kailash and Lake Mansarovar with out coming to Kathmandu.”

“The Indian vacationers can really feel the divinity with out doing a lot laborious work. They don’t must spend days to see Mt. Kailash. They may get to see it inside 1.5 hour,” he mentioned, including, “A brand new avenue in tourism has opened up with this flight.”

The pilgrims going to Kailash Mansarovar Yatra by way of Nepal must journey to Kathmandu. However with this flight, they needn’t go to the Nepal capital. Nepalgunj is barely 200 kms northeast of Lucknow in India and accessible by highway too.

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