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Mansarovar - Shanmugam IAS academy in coimbatore


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On the difficult trek to the high-altitude Kailash Manasarovar, the Chinese government made the things might have just got easier from this year.

Key data’s:

  • Kailash Manasarovar, the Hindu holy site located in Tibet. Every year, the Indian pilgrims have a visit to this holy site.
  • Reception centers, have been built at various points of the pilgrimage, which provides the Accommodation facility to the pilgrims.
  • The reception centers, each with about 150 beds, have rooms with charging points, a common kitchen and a common washroom, and provide food for the yatris. 
  • Out of 4 reception centers, two were opened for now, and the other two will be open to yatris from 2020.
  • The Chinese government is committed to improving facilities for the yatris, there were some expectations from India too
  • Since the Kailash Manasarovar Yatra is important for Tibet, it’s important of providing better service for Indians, who undertake the pilgrimage in Tibet.

Helps in Bilateral relations:

  • Tibet can play an important role in promoting relations between China and India.
  • China’s relationship with India is on the priority of Chinese diplomacy and Tibet has a very long history of exchanges with India in terms of culture and religion.

Why this pilgrimage is the toughest one?

  • Kailash Manasarovar, a pilgrimage for the followers of four religions, is the toughest pilgrimage in the world.
  • Situated some 20 km from the Mt Kailash, the lake Manasarovar further holds a prime significance in the mythology.
  • This region sees an inception of four of the prime rivers namely Sutlej, Indus, Brahmaputra and Karnati.
  • Kailash Mansarovar Yatra is known for its cultural significance, religious value, physical beauty and thrilling nature.
  • Holding importance for the Hindus as the abode of Lord Shiva, it embraces religious importance also for the Buddhists and the Jains.
  • The Kailash Manasarovar Yatra is arranged by the Government of India, Ministry of External Affairs beginning early May/early June to September.
  • The following are the reasons, to be the toughest trek.

Geographical location:

This 20 km trek is termed to be a dangerous field trek considering the highs and lows in the Himalayan region.

Medical reasons:

  • The rigid geography of the location gives birth to medical constraints which make up for the toughness of this Kailash Manasarovar Yatra.
  • Atmospheric air being under the low air pressure.
  • Stimulates diseases like the acute mountain sickness, coronary artery diseases, bronchial asthma and many more heart ailments along with respiration issues. 

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