According to the reports, Kinner-Kailash Yatra 2019 will revive only once all weather conditions and forecast seem safe. Until an opening date is announced, no one is allowed to embark on the trip.
Kinner-Kailash stands at an altitude of around 21000 ft and concludes at a 79 ft vertical rock shivlingam at the peak of the mountain. Heavy snowfall in the area recently has made it very difficult to trek without safety measures and gear, posing a high risk to trekkers. The two trekkers who lost their lives belonged from a group of five and they headed towards Kinner-Kailash without informing the authorities.
In 2018, heavy rainfall forced the district administration to halt the pilgrimage midway after 100 tourists were left stranded near the cave. Rescue missions were then put in place and the pilgrims were brought back to safety.