Protest outside Chinese Embassy against suspend of Kailash Mansarovar Yatra from Nathu La Pass

New Delhi

Hundreds of people protest in front of the Chinese embassy against the China suspended Kailash Mansarovar Yatra from Nathu La Pass in Sikkim  on Tuesday.  The Yatra was  officially called off over a face-off between Indian and Chinese troops along the Sino-Indian border in Sikkim.

China has reportedly refused entry to the first batch of some 50 pilgrims, who were supposed to travel to Kailash Mansarovar, via Nathu La  pass in Sikkim.

China’s move cancelling the Kailash Mansarovar yatra through Nathu La in Sikkim came as a disappointment to the 800 devotees hoping to visit the high altitude area, believed to be the abode of Lord Shiva.

The ministry permits over 1,000 pilgrims a year in 18 batches involving a 22-day arduous journey unlike the Nathu La route which enabled pilgrims to travel 1,500-km-long route from Nathu La to Kailash by buses.

The Nathu La route is the second one opened by China for the Indian pilgrims to visit Kailash and Mansarovar areas located at an altitude of 15,160 feet in Tibet.

China’s move cancelling the Kailash Mansarovar yatra through Nathu La in Sikkim came as a disappointment to the 800 devotees hoping to visit the high altitude area, believed to be the abode of Lord Shiva.