The shorter route to Kailash Mansarover
Nathu La passthe new route via Sikkim is shorter, safer and more comfortable than the older route via Lipulekh Pass
On June 18, a group of Indians, mostly pilgrims on their way to Kailash Mansarovar, crossed the India-China border at the Nathu La pass in Sikkim. The new route via Sikkim is in addition to the older route via Lipulekh Pass—the only route earlier that was badly damaged in the Uttarakhand floods in 2013. Both the routes are operational, though the new route via Nathu La is shorter, safer and more comfortable.