New Road to Mount Kailash for Devotees from Indian Territory Underway

The Border Road Organization (BRO) has undertaken an ambitious project to create a new road, granting Indian devotees easier access to the sacred Mount Kailash. The construction involves cutting a route from KMVN Hut in the picturesque Pithoragarh district of Uttarakhand to the Lipulekh pass situated on the India-China border. It is estimated that the road construction will be completed by September, providing a vital alternative path for devotees to embark on the Kailash-Mansarovar Yatra.

With the Kailash-Mansarovar Yatra suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Indian Government has taken the responsibility of developing the ‘Kailash Point View’ project and entrusted it to the Hirak Project. This endeavor comes as a significant effort to offer devotees a means to reach Mount Kailash, which holds immense spiritual significance for Buddhists, Jains, Hindus, and the Tibetan religion of Bon.

Mount Kailash, revered as the “stairway to heaven,” captivates pilgrims with its majestic diamond-like shape and breathtaking surrounding landscapes. Standing tall at an impressive altitude of 6,638 meters (21,778 feet), this striking peak is located in the remote southwest corner of Tibet, within the Himalayan Mountains. It also serves as a crucial source for some of Asia’s longest rivers.

Each year, thousands of people from various corners of the world embark on a pilgrimage to Mount Kailash to seek spiritual solace and divine blessings. Its sacred significance transcends religious boundaries, making it a significant destination for Buddhists, Jains, Hindus, and adherents of the Tibetan Bon religion. The construction of the new road aims to open up this holy destination to even more devoted souls, enhancing the spiritual journey to Mount Kailash.