After a hiatus of nine days, the yatra to Adi Kailash started on Wednesday, with 71 pilgrims setting out from Dharchula.
“The road to Adi kailash was blocked at Garbadhar for the past nine days due to snowfall and landslip,” Dhan Singh, in command of base camp at Dharchula, said.
The Kumaon Mandal Vikas Nigam, the coordinating body for the yatra, accommodated eleven of the pilgrims, while private organisations provided lodging for the remaining sixty.
“The snow on the way to Adi Kailash peak beyond Kuti village has now been cleared, and the new batches of pilgrims can now have darshan of the sacred peak,” he said.
Since the Kailash-Mansarovar Yatra has been on hold because of the COVID-19 pandemic since 2020, the government has been working to promote the Adi Kailash Yatra as an alternative.