Indian Embassy engaged in rescue of stranded Mansarovar pilgrims


8th Jul, 2018 | Tourism Mail Crew


KATHMANDU, July 08: The Indian Embassy at Kathmandu has started the rescue of more than 1500 stranded Indian pilgrims visiting Kailash Mansarovar from Hilsa and Simikot regions. The embassy started evacuations of the Indian tourists from July 2.

In a press release published on Friday, the Indian Embassy informed that it has delegated its personnel to the affected regions including Hilsa, Simikot, and Surkhet, with medical supplies in order to make treatment of old and injured pilgrims easier.

The embassy has informed that its personnel have been involved in their emergency control room since July 2 in order to fulfill the needs of the stranded pilgrims as well as to inform their families of the developments at all hours. 1225 pilgrims had been evacuated from Simikot to Nepalgunj and Surkhet through flights by July 6. The embassy has also collaborated with tour operators to evacuate 675 pilgrims from Hilsa to Simikot, and then to Nepalgunj and Surkhet. 74 business flights have already been conducted in coordination with the Nepal Army while the embassy has also used private helicopters for rescue.