Shri Kedarnath Ji temple opens from Akshaya Triteeya in May and closes after Deepawali in November every year.
Sersi ➝ Kedarnath ➝ Sersi
Sersi ➝ Kedarnath ➝ Sersi
Sersi ➝ Kedarnath
Kedarnath ➝ Sersi
2 hours time shall be given for darshan to Same Day Return passengers. So that you can complete your darshan in the given time passengers are advised to seek priority darshan slip issued by Shri Kedarnath Ji Mandir Samiti.
Priority Darshan slips cost around Rs. 2500 per yatri and are available at the helipad. We do not take any percentage of this Rs. 2500, full payment goes to Shri Kedarnath Ji Mandir Samiti.
All passengers must present valid photo Identification, bio-metric registration & medical checkup at Check-in.
Medical check up can be done at Phata and Sonprayag. Biometric registration can be done at Phata , Sonprayag and Kedarnath top.
Only one handbag weighing a maximum of 5 kgs is allowed per passenger.
Our helipad is located at Sersi, it is a small village that is located 7 kms after Phata on the way to Sonprayag. Sersi comes right after you cross Badasu village.
You will land at Kedarnath Helipad. Shri Kedarnathji temple is at a distance of 500 meters from here, it takes a short and easy 15-20 minute walk to reach the temple. Palki’s and Pitthus are also available.
Since Kedarnathji is at an altitude of 11500 feet, you are requested to read the High Altitude Advisory and High Altitude Do’s and Don’ts section.
2 hours time shall be given for darshan to Same Day Return passengers. So that you can complete your darshan in the given time passengers are advised to seek priority darshan slip available at Sersi Helipad, issued by Shri Kedarnath Ji Mandir Samiti.
Chances of flight cancellation due to bad weather are common during monsoon. All passengers are strongly advised to bring spare warm clothes incase you get stuck at Kedarnath due to bad weather.
To obtain your reporting time please contact 7895479452 or 8126907539 after 6:30 p.m. one day prior to your Travel Date.
At your reporting time. Reporting time is not to be confused with boarding time. Boarding shall take place upto 2 hours after reporting at Sersi Helipad.
11 minute helicopter flight. Kedarnath is situated at a high altitude of 11500 ft you must not exert yourself, go slow, take breaks and always catch your breath.
The temple is situated a distance of only 500m from the helipad, it takes 15 minute walk to reach the temple. Pitthus / Palkis are also available.
15 minute walk.
On First Come First Serve basis. Passengers are checked in at Kedarnath Helipad on First Come First Serve Basis. You will be in a que and will be given a number. You will board once your number comes. Depending on your place in the que boarding may take place upto 2 hours after reporting at Kedarnath Helipad.
11 minute helicopter flight.
Q.1: When does the Kedarnath Yatra commence?
Ans : Shri Kedarnath Ji temple opens from Akshaya Triteeya in May and closes after Deepawali in November every year.
Q.2: When does the booking for Kedarnath ji start?
Ans : Every year, bookings start from February onwards.
Q.3: What documents are needed?
Ans : All passengers must present valid photo Identification, Medical Check up and Bio-metri registration at Check-in.
Q.4: Where is the Helipad?
Ans : The Helipad is in Sersi Village, which is 22 kms from Guptkashi and 7 Kms after Phata Village. Our address is Himalayan Heli Services Sersi Helipad, Sonprayag Road, Village Sersi, Patwari Phata, Distt. Rudraprayag, Uttarakhand. Refer google maps location given below.
Q.5: Where can I do my biometric registration and medical check up?
Ans : Medical check up can be done at the following sites: → 1. Phata , 2. Sonprayag.
Biometric registration can be done at the following sites: → 1. Phata , 2. Sonprayag , 3. Kedarnath top.
Q.6: Can I buy one way tickets?
Ans : Yes
At Sersi most mobile networks like Airtel, Vodafone, Jio and BSNL work. However data services may or may not work.
At Kedarnath only BSNL network works and it doesn’t work very well. Incase you are lost or lose any of your group members, there is a Public Announcement (PA) system near the Kedarnath Temple.
Kedarnath is located at a high altitude of 11500 ft. Being at such a high altitude involves exposure to extreme cold, low humidity, increased ultra violet radiations and reduced air pressure and oxygen.
Since you will only be there for a couple of hours, the body cannot 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. 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 2500m.
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.
( 1 ) Increase your fitness. Start at least a month prior to the Yatra at least a 4-5km Morning/Evening walk. For Improving 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 identity card with emergency contact number, incase of an emergency.
( 1 ) Don’t exert yourself too much and go out of breath.
( 2 ) Don’t ignore any symptoms such as extreme tiredness, headache, nausea, loss of appetite or vomiting.
( 3 ) Don’t stop at places which are marked by warning notices.
( 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. Your mobile network may not work at Kedarnath, only BSNL works.
( ! ) 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 Kedarnath 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/waterproof clothing
(3) Small umbrella
(4) Raincoat / Wind cheater
(5) Waterproof trekking shoes;
(7) Warm Cap
(9) Woolen socks
(10) Spare clothes
1. 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.
2. REQUIRED DOCUMENTS
All passengers must present valid photo Identification, Biometric registration slip and Medical check up slip at Check-in.
3. PASSENGER GROUPING
The passenger in groups or families 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.
4. 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.
5. HAND BAGGAGE ALLOWANCE
Only one handbag weighing a maximum of 5 kgs is allowed per passenger. Any additional piece of baggage will not be allowed.
6. 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.
7. 2 HRS DARSHAN TIME
2 Hours time will be allotted for same day return passengers for darshan at Shri Kedarnath Ji temple. Passengers must complete darshan in this time.
8. INCASE OF BAD WEATHER / TECHNICAL SNAG
Chances of flight cancellation due to bad weather are common during monsoon. Incase of cancellation due to technical reason/bad weather or other unforeseen reasons beyond our control, full refund of the ticket will be given. HHSPL bears no other liability to the passenger. No accommodation, meals or cost of transport or any such cost would be reimbursed or compensated.
9. NO AERIAL PHOTOPGRAPHY
Aerial Photography from Helicopter is illegal and punishable by law and photography at the helipad is strictly prohibited.
10. 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. Full refund will be issued to such passengers.
Infant below 2 years/10kg are carried free of charge in case of dispute age proof certificate shall prevail.
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.
13. 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.
14. CANCELLATION POLICY
Incase of cancellation the following cancellation charges shall be applicable
|#||Time / Type of cancellation||Cancellation Charges and Refund|
|a.||1 day before Travel Date||No Refund.|
|b.||2-9 days before Travel Date||30% Cancellation Charges|
|c.||10 days or more before Travel Date||20% Cancellation Charges|
|d.||Cancelled due to bad weather||Full Refund|
|e.||Cancelled due to technical reason||Full Refund|
|f.||No show by passenger||No Refund|
|g.||Once PTD is issued change of Passenger Name will be charged at 10% per passenger|