With the Chinese government offering logistic support enroute Kailash Mansarovar, Indian pilgrims’ turmoil of trekking the high altitude journey uphill has been eased.
All arrangement for the pilgrims including accommodation facility from mile to mile has been provided. The facilities have been designed as reception centres by Chinese government. It will improve wellness comfort of pilgrims after a long arduous journey.
According to Awang Chering, Director General of the Foreign Affairs Office of the Ali Prefecture, “The Chinese government has spent 36.8 million RMBs ($5.21 million) in building these centres.”
All the four reception centres have similar facilities. The centres have 150 beds, rooms with charging points, common kitchen and common washroom and provide food for the yatris. He added that two are open this year, the other two will be open to yatris from 2020.
Jitendra Singh Rautala, 43, a pilgrim from Uttarakhand said, “They have ensured that a difficult trek has been made easier and comfortable.”A private tour operator appreciated both the Indian and Chinese governments and said that earlier yatris used to stay in tents; now they stay in buildings with attached bathrooms. Mr. Awang said the government is planning to set up oxygen bars along the high altitude routes