Darchen: Kailash Mansarovar will get oxygen bar from next year on the circumambulation route.
The Tibet administration is preparing to set up these and will also start a medical facility
at Darchain, a travel base camp and at Taklakot or Purang near the border of India and Nepal.
About one and a half thousand pilgrims visit Lord Shankar’s shrine every year from India,
organized by the Ministry of External Affairs, while thousands of pilgrims also arrive
via Lhasa or Hilsa Simikot via private tour operators in Nepal.
Most of the travelers are from the plains and many people also fall ill
due to lack of oxygen at an altitude of about 15,000 feet above sea level.
In an interaction with a delegation of Indian journalists visiting the Kailash Mansarovar
Yatra for the expansion of passenger facilities, Awang, director general of the Foreign
Department of Ali Prefecture in the Tibet Autonomous Region, said that it has been decided
to place oxygen bars at some places along the route.
At this time it is being studied in a scientific manner that at which point they should be
planted so that any passenger can get immediate oxygen facility.
He informed that oxygen bars have been provided in some hotels.
When asked about the demand of Indian travelers for medical facility in Darchen and Purang,
he said that the Central Government of China and the Tibet Administration constructed
four guest houses and various facilities in order for overall development in
Kailash Mansarovar region at a cost of about Rs 380 crore.
Is constructing and includes medical facilities.
Kailash Mansarovar’s facilities to increase
He said that oxygen bar and medical facility will be available very soon from next year.
Mr. Awang also informed that four guest houses have been built near Darchen, Derapuk, Juturpuk and Mansarovar which also have modern toilets and kitchen.
He showed the newly built guest houses in Jaturpuk, which had these facilities,
the Derapuk fixed for the first night’s rest in Parikrama route and the foundation stone
for the second night’s rest.
The ban imposed on the dip in Manasarovar lake last year has been partially lifted.
Passengers are not allowed to enter the lake.
They have been given permission to separate water by taking water in the bucket.
On this occasion, journalists also met the 13th batch of Indian travelers who came through the Lipulekh Pass and the ninth batch through Nathu La Pass.
Nearly every passenger was satisfied with the travel arrangements and the development work being done by the Chinese administration in the area.
Chinese officials took a team of Indian journalists from Purang or Taklakot to Lipulekh Pass on Saturday where the road construction work was progressing rapidly.
On this occasion, 42 passengers of the 12th batch of Indian passengers returned from the Chinese border to the Indian border, while 58 passengers in the 14th batch entered the Chinese border.
Officials of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police were also present on the border on this occasion.
Facilities are increasing for Indian pilgrims
Sun Xiaobo, an official of China’s Foreign Service in Lhasa and deputy director general of the Foreign Department of the Tibet Autonomous Administration, told reporters that relations with India were a priority in Chinese diplomacy and Tibet’s exchange of culture and religion with India Has a very long history.
Passengers who have been on the trip before also told journalists that they used to get the road going three kilometers towards China.
Mr. Sun Xiaobo said, “The Kailas Mansarovar Yatra is a very important part of the exchange between the two countries.”
We understand the importance of providing better facilities to Indians.
We will keep this policy and we will do everything we can to make the Indians coming to Tibet feel at home. ”
Are giving Implementation of many steps is awaited.
We believe that the efforts of both governments will lead to a better future.