Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Kumar Chamling will brief Home Minister Rajnath Singh on the pilgrims in person tomorrow in Delhi, said sources in his office.
In 2015, China agreed to let Indians cross the border in Sikkim as they make the tough Kailash-Manasarovar Yatra .
There are two routes to get to Mount Kailash, considered the abode of Lord Shiva and of religious significance to Hindus, Jains and Buddhists -through a pass in Uttarakhand, which was ravaged by floods in the hill state in 2013, and through the Nathu Lu pass in Sikkim.
The route through Nathu La Pass sees Indians crossing through to Tibet and then using Chinese buses for their journey.
Chinese President Xi Jinping committed the new route to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who pointed out the terrain difficulties of the existing routes through Uttarakhand and Nepal.
About 1,400 devotees will undertake the yatra this year. Most of them will use the tougher Uttarakhand route; about 350 will attempt the journey through Sikkim.