Kathmandu, June 02: In Nepal, some 500 Indian pilgrims, who were stranded in a remote mountain region in Nepal due to bad weather while returning from Kailash Mansarovar, have been safely evacuated. The Indian mission in Kathmandu said today and also asked its citizens to avoid the route via Nepal for the journey.
All Indian nationals, who were stranded in Simikot and Hilsa of Humla district in far-west Nepal, safely returned to Kathmandu on Wednesday. The Embassy of India had coordinated with the Nepalese authorities and the concerned tour operators and arranged for their evacuation, a spokesperson said.
Kailash and Mansarovar are famous pilgrimage destinations for both Hindus and Buddhists and every year thousands of Indian pilgrims visit the site situated in Tibet through western Nepal.