Shrikhand Mahadev Kailash Yatra is one of the five most important Kailash Yatra in the world. The trek is one of the toughest and full of difficult terrains and that is the reason it is considered as one of the toughest pilgrimages in India at an altitude of 17150 Feet / 5227 metres above the sea level. Every year thousands of Lord Shiva devotees participate in this yatra between the scheduled dates as per the suitable weather conditions. This year Healing Himalayas Foundation team along with Tso_La Adventures performed recce of Shrikhand Mahadev trail in the month of July to understand the condition of garbage disposal during the yatra. Major camping sites such as Barati Nala, Thachru, Bheemdwari and Nainsarovar were full of garbage that majorly included plastic bottles, wrappers, disposed clothes, shoes, umbrellas by the pilgrims. The team was also highly surprised to find the surrounding area of the Khand to be full of plastic garbages.
Based on the recce, Healing Himalayas Foundation organised an event “Shrikhand Mahadev Cleaning Drive Yatra” on August 18.