Preparations generally start three months before in June when the first batch of yatris arrives in Kathgodam of Nainital district.
With the new road, a light vehicle can ply up to 75 kms (5 km short of boundary) and a five day trek will be reduced to two days of road travel thus saving six days of to and fro journey.
Preparations have started and the yatra routes and treks should be ready before three months of the first batch adding in Kathgodam of Nainital district.
The Indian embassy has set up a hotline for pilgrims and their family members, which also comprises other language speaking staff for Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam speakers.
Over 1,500 Indian pilgrims, undertaking the yatra, have been stranded in mountainous region in Nepal near Tibet due to inclement weather and India has sought assistance from Kathmandu to evacuate them
The ordeal seems to be over for some of the Kailash-Mansarovar pilgrims stranded in Simikot, Nepal.
Two Indian pilgrims have died while over 1,500 others returning from Kailash Mansarovar in Tibet are stranded in Simikot in Nepal's Humla district due to heavy rain and bad weather.
While addressing a rally on April 30, the Congress President had announced that he will undertake the Kailash Mansarovar pilgrimage post-Karnataka Assembly elections.