Kailash Mansarovar yatra now possible in 1 week 9 May Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday used the video conference to usher in a new 80-km road in Uttarakhand to help the Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims complete the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra in the Himalayas across the China border in one week instead of the arduous trekking of 90 km through high altitude terrain taking two to three weeks Border Roads Organisation (BRO) of the Indian Army has built this road that starts from Dharchula in Pithoragarh district, 499 km from Haridwar, and leaves the pilgrims at Lipulekh Pass on the China Border to reach the lake in the mount Kailash in the Tibet region of China. The pilgrims so far had to travel to Kailash Mansarovar through Sikkim or Nepal routes, that required 80 per cent of the land journey in China. Now the pilgrims will traverse 84 per cent land journey on the Indian roads and only 16 per cent in China. This is truly historic, the defence minister said. He credited BRO for being actively involved in th development of Garhwal and Kumaon regions of Uttarakhand.