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Lipulekh Pass

Lipulekh Pass:

Indian traders, engaged in border trade through the Lipulekh pass since 1992, urge the government to resume trade with China.

  • The route was closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic in 2019, leaving goods worth Rs 15 lakh stranded in Tibet.
  • Lipulekh Pass is located near the India-China (Tibet)-Nepal tri-junction in Uttarakhand’s Pithoragarh district, is a crucial pass in the Kumaun region’s Kali Valley.
  • Historically, it has served as a vital trade route for traders, pilgrims, and travelers, facilitating cultural exchange for centuries.
  • Importantly, it offers a shorter travel route for the Kailash Mansarovar Pilgrimage, saving considerable travel time.