PM 'Prachanda' visits Kailash-Mansarovar; pledges to make it accessible through Nepal

Updated: Sep 29 2023 9:52PM

By Shirish B Pradhan

Kathmandu, Sep 29 (PTI) Nepal's Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' visited Mount Kailash and Mansarovar Lake in the Tibet Autonomous Region in China and vowed to make them more accessible to pilgrims, including Indians, through the Himalayan country.

Prachanda, who is on an eight-day official visit to China, visited Mount Kailash and Mansarovar Lake, considered holy by Hindus, on Thursday after visiting Lhasa, Tibet's capital, on Wednesday. The prime minister told Nepal's national news agency RSS that provisions would be made for pilgrims to visit Mt Kailash and Manasarovar Lake through the Nepali route via the Humla district of Karnali province.

According to Prachanda, an agreement has been made with the Chinese government in principle for allowing the travel of visitors and pilgrims, including tourists from Nepal, India and other countries, through Humla district to Mt. Kailash and Mansarovar, MyRepublica newspaper reported.