Indian Embassy Issues Travel Advisory for Indian citizens

Indian Embassy Issues Travel Advisory for Indian citizens

June 2, 2016, 5:45 p.m. Published in Magazine Issue: Vol.9,No 21,May 20,2016 (Jesth 7, 2073)

Indian Embassy issues a travel advisory for Indian citizens requesting not to fly Humla- Simikot for few days as the weather is getting worse.  According to a press release issued by Indian Embassy, Since weather conditions are expected to deteriorate in the weeks to come, Indian citizens are advised to avoid the Nepalgunj - Simikot - Hilsa route.

A large number of Indian citizens have been going under own, private arrangement for Kailash Mansarover Yatra via Nepalgunj - Simikot - Hilsa.   It has been noticed that a number of them are facing logistical problems in Hilsa and Simikot, primarily on account of bad weather which prevents regular evacuation from Hilsa to Simikot by helicopter and Simikot to Nepalgunj by fixed-wing aircraft.

 “The Embassy in cooperation with Government of Nepal and tour operators is making all possible arrangements for timely evacuation of pilgrims from Hilsa to Simikot and from Simikot to Nepalgunj. However, inclement weather conditions are impeding regular air services, thereby causing difficulties for the stranded persons at Hilsa and Simikot,” said a press release.

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