1575 pilgrims stuck on Kailash Mansarovar Yatra, Embassy issues helpline numbers

Updated:4 months, 2 weeks ago IST

Kathmandu (Nepal), Jul 03 (ANI): Pilgrims undertaking the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra in Nepal were stranded in large numbers after heavy rains caused landslides at various locations. Indian Embassy in Kathmandu is providing medical care for the stranded pilgrims and made arrangements for food and water as well. The Embassy is monitoring the situation along Nepalgunj-Simikot-Hilsa route of Kailash Mansarovar Yatra, through Nepal. Due to bad weather conditions there is very little chance of operating evacuation flights. 1575 pilgrims are said to be stranded, 525 pilgrims in Simikot, 550 in Hilsa and another 500 more in Tibet side, who are safe as of Tuesday. The Embassy has undertaken various measures to ensure the safety and evacuation of pilgrims on all affected routes. They have asked tour operators to try and hold pilgrims back on the Tibet side since medical and civic facilities on Nepal side are inadequate. They have further been told to accord first priority in clearing up situation in Hilsa, which is the most infrastructure lean route. The Embassy has set up hot line services for pilgrims and their family members: Pranav Ganesh, First Secretary (Consular) - +977-9851107006. Tashi Khampa, Second Secretary (Consular) - +977-9851155007. Tarun Raheja, Attache (Consular) - +977-9851107021. Rajesh Jha, Aso (Community Welfare) - +977-9818832398, +977-9851165140. Yogananda (Hotline – Kannada) - +977-9823672371. Pindi Naresh (Hotline – Telugu) - +977-9808082292. R Murugan (Hotline – Tamil) - +977-9808500642. C Ranjith (Hotline – Malayalam) - +977-9808500644.

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