More than 400 stranded Indian pilgrims in Nepal evacuated

, 7:46 PM IST

New Delhi: Over 400 Indian Nationals who were stranded in Nepal on their way back from Tibet’s Kailash Mansarovar, were safely evacuated with the help of Indian Government. All Indian nationals, who were stranded in Simikot and Hilsa of Humla district in far-west Nepal, safely returned to Kathmandu yesterday.

They were returning from Kailash Mansarovar, a famous Hindu pilgrimage site in Tibet, but due to the bad weather flights to Kathmandu were cancelled, which forced them to stay in the remote mountain region for 4-5 days. They were evacuated with the help of charter flights of helicopter and brought to Kathmandu, the embassy said.
The Embassy of India had coordinated with the Nepalese authorities and the concerned tour operators and arranged for their evacuation, said Ruby Jashpreet Sharma, a spokesperson at the embassy.