First batch of Kailash Mansarovar yatris complete yatra

Gangtok, 02 Jul [IPR]:

The first batch of Yatris for the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra 2018 via Nathula, who had left for the pilgrimage on 20 Jun, have successfully completed the yatra and returned to the capital on 01 Jul.

This batch had a total of 33 yatris including 02 Liaison Officers. However, two yatris could not complete the yatra and had to return due to personal and health reasons, it is informed.

On their return, a programme was organized at a local hotel here in the capital wherein Secretary for Tourism & Civil Aviation, CP Dhakal, presented mementos to the yatris and congratulated them on completion of their pilgrimage. He further urged them to convey the message of the pilgrimage, tourism and hospitality of Sikkim to others interested in the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra via Nathula.