Pilgrims can pay homage to Kailash from Lapcha Peak

Simkot, Aug 12: Praying at and paying homage to the Hindu pilgrimage site of Mansarobar Kailash from the top of the Lapcha Peak located at Limi Village of Namkha Rural Municipality of Humla is getting popular.

Paying homage at Mansarobar Kailash from 5,000-meter tall Lapcha peak was in practice in the past also, but it has been sporadic these days owing to obstruction from the Chinese government to locals to visit to the pilgrimage area through the Lapcha Pass.Praying and paying homage at Mansarobar Kailash is possible from the top of Lapcha peak despite the obstruction of the Chinese government to go their through Lapcha Pass, said Palden Tshering, a local of Limi Village.

 This is also the best alternative to pay homage to the holly mountain, since the Chinese government made the provision of taking visa to reach there, Palden said.

 He said that the local government should intensively promote Lapcha as the destination to make view and pay homage to Kailash Mansarobar.

 The number of pilgrims paying homage from Lapcha peak have gone up in recent days, he said.

 “For the promotion and publicity of Lapcha entry point, we are inviting representative from Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) in 4th week of September,” said Bishnu Bahadur Lama, chairman of Namkha Rural Municipality.

 Lama said that the rural municipality was also planning to make documentary of the Lapcha area for the promotion of tourism.

 He informed that a total of 300 internal tourists visited Mansarobar Kailash through Lapcha Pass last year, lama said.

 This year, the season has recently started and the number is likely to be higher than that of last year, he said.

 He said that construction of road is in progress to make the road access to Lapcha Pass. There will be the access of road service up to Lapcha Pass, after the completion Chyachhara section of Simkot-Hilsa road.

 After the access of road network up to Lapcha Pass, paying homage from the top of Lapcha peak will be easier, Lama said.


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