Location & description
Sirkha, located at an altitude of 2240 Meters, in 1994 was a small but quiet little village and was the next halt after Pangu in the Kailash Manas Sarovar Yatra.
Being an important halt in the Kailash Manas Sarovar route from ancient times, its importance lay solely in its being a campsite in the Kailash Manas Yatra route.
From Pangu to Sirkha, the path went gradually up through the high mountains of lower Himalayas. At the altitude of 2240 meters, Sirkha still retained green vegetation and tall high altiude trees.
Today Sirkha village has grown much in size and activitiy.
A partial map of MEA route map of Kailash Manas Sarovar Yatra in 2014 is given below.
Route map 2014 - Dharchula to Kailash Manas Sarovar
New shorter route to Kailash Manas
The BRO project (started in 2005) of building a high quality road directly connecting Dharchula to Lipulekh pass finally has been completed and on 9th May, 2020 it was inaugurated by flagging off a convoy of vehicles.
According to mainstream media report, the new road will eliminate arduous trekking on the journey to Kailash Manas Sarovar cutting short the journey time by 6 days.
Possibly, Sirkha will be bypassed in the new route.
Nothing remains unchanged, and you will never get back the olden days.