Rahul Gandhi arrives in Kathmandu for Kailash yatra
Gandhi's arrival was hours before India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi left for New Delhi after a two-day Nepal visit for participating in the 4th two-day Bimstec Summit that ended on Friday.
Gandhi, staying in a five-star hotel in Kathmandu, will fly to Nepalgunj on Saturday to take onwards flight to Humla on the Nepalese border with Tibet.
On April 26, a plane carrying Gandhi and some others from Delhi to Hubballi airport in Karnataka developed a technical problem and tilted heavily, but recovered and landed safely. On April 29, the Congress chief announced at a rally in the poll-bound state that he wanted to undertake the pilgrimage.