shri amarnath ji yatra

Shri Amarnath Ji YatraSenior citizens above 75 years and children below 13 years of age are not allowed to
undertake Amarnathji yatra.



fare / Return Tickets

Only return tickets can be booked through advance booking.
There are 2 types of return tickets:


Same Day Return Ticket

Pahalgam ➝ Panjtarni ➝ Pahalgam

Rs. 5,502/_

Next Day Return Ticket

Pahalgam ➝ Panjtarni ➝ Pahalgam

Rs. 5,502/_

*Rates are inclusive of GST


fare / One Way Tickets

One way tickets can only be booked on current basis, and are not available for advance booking.
Online, one way tickets are only available on the last day of the yatra.


One way Ticket

Pahalgam ➝ Panjtarni

Rs. 2,751/_

One way Ticket

Panjtarni ➝ Pahalgam

Rs. 2,751/_

  • How to Book Tickets

    Advance tickets can be booked online only on this website.

    As per Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board, Amarnathji Yatra 2018 will be for the period 28th June'18 to 26th August'18.

    Amarnath yatra for the year 2018 has been concluded. For any updates related to Shri Amarnath yatra bookings of 2019, please keep visiting Himalayan Heli Services and Shri Amarnath ji Shrine Board’s website.


    PLEASE NOTE: With one credit/debit card, a maximum of five passengers can be booked within a period of one month. The same credit/debit card can not be used for booking of tickets for the next one month.

    The credit/debit card used for booking shall be verified by us at the time of the issuance of boarding pass at Pahalgam. Without this, boarding shall be denied and cancellation charges shall apply.
  • REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

    All passengers must present valid photo identification, Compulsory Health Certificate or yatra registration at check-in.

  • ITINERARY

    Itinerary All passengers departing Pahalgam after 10 am, will by default be getting Next Day Return ticket as it is practically not possible for passengers to report back to Panjtarni Helipad by the *cut off time of 3:00 p.m.

    Itinerary Chances of flight cancellation and delay due to bad weather are common at Pahalgam. All passengers are strongly advised to bring spare warm clothes incase you get stuck at Panjtarni due to bad weather.

    1.

    Check-in Pahalgam Helipad

    Reach at your reporting time. Reporting time is not to be confused with boarding time. After reporting at the helipad, boarding shall be done up to 2 hours after reporting at the helipad.

    2.

    Pahalgam – Panjtarni

    12 minute flight.

    3.

    Panjtarni – Holy Cave

    It will take 2.5 hours to reach Amarnath cave by a horse/palki ride. Due to the high alitude, passengers are strongly advised to not trek, and instead use Pony/Palki for their journey. For safety reasons, passengers are not allowed to leave Panjtarni to Amarnath cave after 3:00 pm by the authorities. Passengers arriving after 3:00 pm will have to do their darshan early morning on the next day.

    4.

    Darshan

    It will take approx. 1 hour to finish your darshan.

    5.

    Holy Cave To Panjtarni

    2.5 hours by horse/palki ride.

    6.

    Check-in Panjtarni Helipad

    Passengers are checked in at Panjtarni on First-Come-First basis. You will be in a que, and will be given a waiting list number. Boarding wil be done when your number comes. Depending up on your place in the que, boarding may take up to 2 – 3 hours after reporting at Panjtarni Helipad.

    7.

    Panjtarni - Pahalgam

    12 minute flight.

    *Cut off time is 3:00 p.m. Same day return passengers reporting at Panjtarni after 3:00 p.m. have little chance to return to Pahalgam. This is because of the backlog of other passengers that builds up by 3:00 p.m.

  • BAGGAGE LIMITATION

    Only one handbag weighing a maximum of 5 kgs is allowed per passenger.

  • ABOUT PAHALGAM

    Pahalgam is a tourist town situated at an altitude of 7,200 ft. It is at a distance of around 90 kms from Srinagar, and around 45 kms from Anantnag. The traditional trek of Shri Amarnathji Yatra starts from the Pahalgam route. The starting point of the trek is Chandanwadi, which is located 16 km away from Pahalgam.

    All Passengers departing Pahalgam after 10:00 am, will by default be getting Next Day Return ticket as it is practically not possible for passengers to report back to Panjtarni helipad by the cut off time of 3:00 pm.

    • Altitude: 7,200 feet
    • Location: 87 Km from Srinagar, 45 km from Anantnag, 257 Km from Jammu
    • Buses: Pahalgam Bus Station
    • Train: Not available
    • Airport: Srinagar Airport is the nearest airport.
    • Tourist spots nearby: Aaru Valley, Betaab Valley and Mamaleshwar Temple
    • Accomodation: There are plenty of hotels in Pahalgam to suit all kinds of budgets. Notably the Nunwan Camp is located just outside Pahalgam town.
  • ABOUT PANJTARNI

    You will land at Panjtarni helipad. The holy cave is at a distance of 6 km from here, it takes 5 - 6 hours to go to the holy cave, have darshan and come back to Panjtarni helipad. As Panjtarni is at a very high altitude, passengers are strongly advised to not trek, and instead use Horses and Palki services available at Panjtarni. Due to safety reasons, pilgrims are not allowed to leave Panjtarni to holy cave after 3:00 pm.

    After darshan, same day return passengers must report back at Panjtarni helipad by the cut-off time of 3:00 pm. At Panjtarni Helipad, boarding for the return flight to Pahalgam is done on First-Come-First basis.

    Passengers reporting back at Panjtarni Helipad after 3:00 pm have no chance to get the flight to Pahalgam same day, this is because of the backlog of passengers that builds up by 3:00 pm.

    • Altitude: 12,000 feet
    • Accomodation: There are no hotels at Panjtarni. However, Panjtarni Camp has a capacity of over 4,000 beds. Beds can cost between Rs. 300-500. Food and drinks are available at the various Bhandaaraas serving at Panjtarni.


  • Safety Guidelines

    1. You will be escorted to the helicopter by the ground staff, please follow their instructions.

    2. Secure all loose articles such as scarves, dupatta, caps etc. while approaching & exiting the helicopter.

    3. The Tail Rotor at the rear of the helicopter is dangerous. Please do not walk towards rear of the helicopter.

    4. Keep the seat belt fastened while seated inside the helicopter.

    5. The doors of the helicopter will be opened by our ground staff, please DO NOT open it yourself.

    6. Do not touch the red handles inside the helicopter, they are used only in case of emergency.

    7. Please keep your cell phone switched off during the flight.

    8. Aerial photography and photography at the helipad is strictly prohibited.

    9. Fire arms, knives, matches, lighters, any sharp objects, any food items like fruits etc. are not allowed.

    10. In case of any discomfort in ear after landing please inform the ground staff

    11. Smoking & consumption of alcohol is not allowed inside the aircraft, passengers under the influence of alcohol or drugs will not be permitted to board the helicopter
  • health advisory

    The Holy Cave of Shri Amarnathji is situated at an altitude of 13,500 feet atop the South Kashmir Himalayas. The high altitude journey to the holy Cave involves exposure to extreme cold, low humidity, increased ultra violet radiations and reduced air pressure and oxygen.

    Since you will only be there for one day, the body may not get enough time to acclimatize and adjust to the low oxygen levels, therefore you must not exert yourself. Go slow and always catch your breath. For your journey to the holy cave and and back, it is highly recommended that you do not trek and instead use a Horse or Palki.

    If anyone exerts themselves too much too quickly, depending on individual fitness levels, some of the common high altitude sicknesses and their symptoms are listed below:


    1. Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS):  AMS is the most common form of mountain sickness and may occur after you ascend to altitudes above 2,500 m.
    Symptoms: Breathing problems, headache, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, fatigue, weakness, dizziness and difficulty in sleeping.

    2. High Altitude Cerebral Edema (HACE): HACE is a severe form of AMS and occurs due to swelling of the brain tissue which may eventually impair the brain. The illness often manifests itself at night and may result in coma/ death within hours.
    Symptoms: Breathing problems, headache, fatigue, visual impairment, bladder dysfunction, bowel dysfunction, disorientation and partial paralysis.

    3. High Altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE): HAPE results in respiratory failure due to accumulation of fluid in the lungs. HAPE manifests itself at night (typically the second night of climbing in high altitude areas), progresses rapidly and may lead to fatality within hours.
    Symptoms: Shortness of breath even when resting, persistent dry cough, bright red stained sputum, weakness, fatigue, drowsiness, chest tightness, congestion and increased heart rate. Younger people are held to be more susceptible to this ailment as, in exuberance, they are inclined to over exert while trekking

  • High Altitude Do’s & Don’ts

    Do’s

    1. Increase your fitness. Start a 4-5 km morning/evening walk at least a month prior to the Yatra. This is to improved the oxygen efficiency of your body.

    2. Take Palkis/Horses instead of trekking to avoid high altitude sickness.

    3. Take short breaks to catch your breath when tired.

    4. Notice any symptoms such as extreme tiredness, headache, nausea, loss of appetite or vomiting.

    5. Saree is NOT a suitable dress for the Yatra. Salwar Kameez, pant-shirt or a track suit will be better. Ladies who are more than 6 week pregnant shall not be allowed to undertake the pilgrimage.

    6. Keep spare clothes and eatables in a suitable water proof bag.

    7. Carry some cold cream/Vaseline/sunscreen to protect your hands /face against sunburn etc.

    8. Keep in your pocket your yatra Permit or any other identity card, incase of an emergency.

    Don’ts

    1. Don’t stop at places which are marked by warning notices.

    2. Don’t exert yourself too much and get out of breath.

    3. Don’t ignore any symptoms such as extreme tiredness, headache, nausea, loss of appetite or vomiting.

    4. Don’t use slippers because there are steep rises and falls on the route to the Holy Cave. Only wear trekking shoes with laces.

    5. Don’t attempt any short cuts on the route as doing so would be dangerous.

    6. Don’t trek alone. Always stay together as a group. Mobile networks do not work at Panjtarni. Incase you are lost or lose any of your group members, there is a Public Announcement (PA) system at Panjtarni.

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    Q.1: Can persons who are above 75 years or children below 13 years of age for Amarnath Yatra?
    Ans : No. Due to the high altitude nature of the yatra, senior citizens above 75 years of age and Children below 13 years of age are strictly not allowed to undertake the Amarnathji Yatra.

    Q.2: When does the Amarnathji Yatra commence ?
    Ans : Every year the yatra starts around the first week of July and ends in the month of August. The shrine board declares the exact date in the month of March.

    Q.3: When does the booking for Amarnathji start?
    Ans : Exact start date for bookings will be notified on this website once the shrine board declares the start date around March. Advance booking usually starts in the month of April.

    Q.4: What are the rules for Booking?
    Ans : Using one debit/credit card you may purchase a maximum of 5 tickets in a period of 21 days.

    Q.5: What documents are needed?
    Ans : Valid ID and Yatra Registration or Health ceritificate are required for travel.

    Q.6: Is a health certificate necessary?
    Ans : Yes health certificate is necessary.

    Q.7: Which sector does Himalayan Heli operate?
    Ans : We operate in the Pahalgam – Panjtarni – Pahalgam sector.

    Q.8: Is there any other way to get tickets for Amarnathji
    Ans : Apart from Online Advance Booking, tickets are available only through current booking at the helipad.

    Q.9: Can I buy one way tickets?
    Ans : One way tickets can only be booked on current basis, and are not available for advance booking. Online, one way tickets are only available on the last day of the yatra.

    Q.10: Where is the Helipad?
    Ans : The helipad is in CRPF 116 Battallion helipad in Pahalgam Town. Please refer google maps location.

    Q.11: How is the mobile network connectivity in the region?
    Ans : Only postpaid mobile numbers work in Jammu & Kashmir. At Pahalgam, most mobile networks like Airtel, Vodafone, Jio and BSNL work. However, data services may or may not work. At Panjtarni, only BSNL network works and data services do not work. In case you are lost or lose any of your group members, there is a Public Announcement (PA) system at Panjtarni.

    Q.12: Are Palki, Pony and Porters available at Panjtarni?
    Ans : Since Panjtarni is a high altitude region, yatris are advised to take Palki, Pony or Porters from Panjtarni to Amarnath Cave to avoid high altitude sickness. These facilities are available outside the helipad at Pantarni. The rates of all these services are fixed and information about them is displayed on various sign boards across Panjtarni.

  • What to wear

    Itinerary Chances of flight cancellation due to bad weather are common during monsoon. All passengers are strongly advised to be prepared incase you get stuck at Panjtarni due to bad weather. These items are essential as the climate is highly unpredictable and changes abruptly from sunny weather to rain and snow. The temperature can sometimes abruptly fall to 5 degrees Celsius or lower.


    1. Trousers (preferably waterproof).

    2. Adequate woolen clothing

    3. Small umbrella

    4. Raincoat or wind cheater

    5. Waterproof trekking shoes

    6. Torch

    7. Warm Cap

    8. Gloves

    9. Woolen socks

    10. Spare clothes

  • Terms and Conditions

    CARRIAGE BY AIR ACT, 1972
    The carriage is subject to Himalayan Heli Services regulations relating to the conditions of Non-International Carriage (Passenger and Baggage) framed in accordance with The Carriage by Air Act, 1972 and Notification regarding application of the carriage which is non-international. The liability of the company for damage sustained in the event of the death or wounding of a passenger or any other bodily injuiry suffered by passenger or by his registered baggage during the course of carriage by air will be governed by the provisions of sections 4,5,6 and the rules contained in the second Schedule of Carriage by Air Act 1972 with certain exceptions, adaptations, modifications, etc as notified in the Govt. of India, Ministry of Civil Aviation Notification and as amended from time to time.

    NO AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY
    Aerial Photography from Helicopter is illegal and punishable by law and photography at the helipad is strictly prohibited.

    COMPULSORY HEALTH CERTIFICATE
    Compulsory health certificate signed and stamped by anyone from the list of Authorised Doctor/institutions available on our website and also on Shri Amarnath Ji Shrine board website www.shriamarnathjishrine.com is mandatory for every passenger, without the certificate the boarding would be denied and normal cancellation policy would be applicable.

    REQUIRED DOCUMENTS
    All passengers must present valid photo Identification, Compulsory health certificate or yatra registration at Check-in.

    PASSENGER GROUPING
    Passengers in groups may not be carried together in the same helicopter as a matter of regrouping based on weight of the passengers due to load limitations of the helicopter. In such cases groups/family will be split across two or three flights, such a decision will be binding.

    INCASE OF OVERLOADING
    If at any stage it is found that the helicopter is overloaded, HHSPL will have the right to decide which passengers or article shall be offloaded and such decision shall be binding.

    INCASE OF BAD WEATHER / TECHNICAL SNAG
    Chances of flight cancellation due to bad weather are common during monsoon, where bad weather or technical snags beyond our control has resulted in your flight being cancelled or delayed, Himalayan Heli Services will not be liable in any way for the cancelled or delayed flight. However full refund will be given for cancelled flight. No accommodation or meals shall be offered in the event of cancellation of a flight.

    HAND BAGGAGE ALLOWANCE
    Passengers may carry only one piece of luggage weighing no more than 5 kilograms, any additional piece of baggage will not be allowed.

    LOSS OF BAGGAGE
    HHSPL is not liable for any loss or damage occasioned by delay in the carriage by air of passengers or baggage. Receipt without complaint of registered baggage on the termination of the journey shall be prima facie evidence that the baggage has been delivered correctly and in good condition.

    BOOKING RULES
    With one Credit/debit card, a maximum of five passengers shall be booked. The same credit/debit card cannot be used for booking of tickets for the next three weeks. The credit/debit card used for booking shall have to be produced at the time of the issuance of boarding pass at Pahalgam. Without this boarding shall be denied and cancellation charges shall apply.

    ABOVE 75 YEARS & BELOW 13 YEARS NOT ALLOWED
    By strict orders of the Shrine Board, senior citizens above 75 years and children below 13 years are not allowed to undertake Amarnathji yatra.

    RIGHT TO CANCEL UNSAFE PASSSNGERS
    HHSPL reserves the right to cancel passengers who are A. Unruly or Abusive B. Intoxicated C. Sick / Mentally unbalanced or anyone whom we deem unsafe to fly. Service shall be denied and full refund will be issued to such passengers.

    PREGNANT PASSENGERS
    Expectant mothers may travel up to and including the 27 weeks of their pregnancy and will be accepted between 28 to 35 weeks if they are in possession of a doctor’s certificate stating that they are fit to fly. Expectant mother above their 36 weeks will not be allowed to fly on the helicopter flights.

    DANGEROUS GOODS
    Carriage of dangerous goods/articles is not permitted. Restricted articles include but are not limited to compressed gases, corrosives, explosive, flammable liquids, solids, radioactive materials, poisons, infectious substances and brief cases with installed alarm devices.

    DISPUTES
    Disputes as to legality, interpretation, application or performance of service or any of its terms and conditions shall be governed by the laws of Delhi Jurisdiction.

    CANCELLATION POLICY
    You may cancel your tickets online at anytime except when your are within 4 days of your departure date, at that time you must e-mail your Ticket ID no., PTD no. and passenger details to info@himalayanheli.com, the cancellations slabs shall apply as below.

    # Time/Type of cancellation Amount of Refund
    a. 0-59 min before the reporting time No Refund.
    b. 60 min -23.59 hrs before the reporting time 50% Refund after deducting transaction Fee as charged by the Bank and Administrative charges @Rs 150/- per passenger
    c. 24 hrs. – 47.59 hrs  before the reporting time 70% Refund after deducting transaction Fee as charged by the Bank and Administrative charges @Rs 150/- per passenger
    d. 48 hrs  or more  before the reporting time Full Refund after deducting transaction Fee as charged by the Bank and Administrative charges @Rs 150/- per passenger
    e. Cancelled due to bad weather Full Refund after deducting transaction Fee as charged by the Bank and Administrative charges @Rs 150/- per passenger
    f. Cancelled due to technical reason Full Refund after deducting transaction Fee as charged by the Bank
    No show by passenger No Refund. [in all such cases, the entire money (full amount of ticket price) shall accrue to the Board]


Helipad Location Pahalgam
Pahalgam Helipad, Near Bridge In Pahlagam Town