Kailash Mansarovar New Route Map via Lipulekh Pass Road

By | May 9, 2020

Kailash Mansarovar New Route Map via Lipulekh Pass Road:

Kailash Mansarovar New Route Map

A New route to Kailash Mansarovar, a pilgrimage destination in the Himalayas, has been completed. It will soon be open to pilgrims. The road connecting the town of Dharchula in Uttarakhand with the Lipulekh Pass is 17,000 feet above sea level.

A road to the 17,000 feet high Lipulekh pass has been completed, the holy Mount Kailash  is located some 97 km north of the pass in Tibet.

In a video conference, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh Friday inaugurated the road that almost goes up till Lipulekh Pass at the India-China border, 17,000 feet above the sea level. It connects the pass to Dharchula, a town in Uttarakahand’s Pithoragarh.

Connectivity of the 80 km of Ghatiabgarh-Lipulekh was achieved by the Border Road Organisation (BRO) on April 17, some trials followed and on Friday morning Defence Minister Rajnath Singh opened the road by video conferencing. Lipulekh pass close to the Tri-junction of  India-China-Nepal, is the lowest point in this section of the high Himalayas.

The Defence Minister says Delighted to inaugurate the Link Road to Mansarovar Yatra today. The BRO achieved road connectivity from Dharchula to Lipulekh (China Border) known as Kailash-Mansarovar Yatra Route.  Also flagged off a convoy of vehicles from Pithoragarh to Gunji through video conferencing.

Lake Manasarovar also called Mapam Yumtso, as well as Manas Sarovar (in Sanskrit and several other Indian languages), is a high altitude freshwater lake fed by the Kailash Glaciers near Mount Kailash in the Tibet Autonomous Region, China. The lake is revered as a sacred place in four religions: Bön, Buddhism, Hinduism and Jainism.

Lake Manasarovar lies at 4,590 m (15,060 ft) above mean sea level, a relatively high elevation for a large fresh water lake on the mostly saline lake-studded Tibetan Plateau.

Lake Manasarovar is relatively round in shape with the circumference of 88 km (54.7 mi). Its depth reaches a maximum depth of 90 m (300 ft) and its surface area is 320 km2 (123.6 sq mi). It is connected to nearby Lake Rakshastal by the natural Ganga Chhu channel. Lake Manasarovar is near the source of the Sutlej, which is the easternmost large tributary of the Indus. Nearby are the sources of the Brahmaputra River, the Indus River, and the Ghaghara, an important tributary of the Ganges.

Lake Manasarovar overflows into Lake Rakshastal which is a salt-water endorheic lake. These lakes used to be part of the Sutlej basin and were separated due to tectonic activity.

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