SHRI AMARNATH JI CHARTER

Duration: 01 Day (Same Day Return)

Day 1: Srinagar Airport-Neelgrath-Panjtarni-Neelgrath-Srinagar Airport


This package includes

1. Helicopter Flying Charges.

2. SASB Registration, Helipad Charges.

3. Ground Handling & Landing Charges at Srinagar.

4. Shuttle tickets at Shri Amarnath Ji.

5. Charter handling charges at Neelgrath & Panjtarni.

Package Cost: INR 4,34,240/- FOR UPTO 6 PASSENGERS (TAX INCLUSIVE)


GUIDELINES

1. Amarnath ji is a very high-altitude destination. Passengers are beware about the chances of high-altitude sickness. Hiring of Palki/Pony for Panjtarni-Amarnath ji (06 km) trek is advisable, in order to avoid any strenuous activity.

2. Passengers will be picked up from Srinagar airport depending up on the arrival of their flights. Passengers are advised to arrive before 1000 hrs, in order to avoid any probable delays

3. Passengers are allowed to carry maximum 5 kg/passenger luggage along with them.

4. Passengers are advised to carry woollen clothes along with them as temperatures are fairly cold above Panjtarni.

5. Passengers would be taken on board depending on load and temperature conditions. Pilots call will be final. Hence, passengers are advised to provide their exact weights at the time of booking and carry luggage within the permissible limit.

6. The total time needed to complete the trekking will be 5hrs and 30mins from and to Panjtarni.

7. Amarnath charter services will be available during the duration of the Yatra which is generally July-August.

  • ITINERARY

    1.

    On arrival at Srinagar Airport, our crew will receive you and take you through the security clearance to the passenger waiting lounge. Once you are there, you will be ready for departure.

    • Departure : Srinagar Airport
    • Altitude : 5,430 ft


    • Arrival : Neelgrath
    • Altitude : 11,500 ft

    2.

    On arrival, from Neelgrath, you will be boarding in the shuttle helicopter and fly to Panjtarni heli-pad. From here it is a 2.5hrs, 6kms trek to the Holy cave of Shri Amarnath Ji. If you require a horse/ palki, we will arrange it for you.

    • Departure : Neelgrath
    • Altitude : 11,500 ft


    • Arrival : Panjtarni
    • Altitude : 12,000 ft

    3.

    After your Darshan, you will be escorted back to Panjtarni Helipad and we will be ready for departure in shuttle flight to Neelgrath helipad.

    • Departure : Panjtarni
    • Altitude : 12,000 ft


    • Arrival : Neelgrath
    • Altitude : 11,500 ft


    4.

    Our team will receive you at the helipad and will escort you to the charter helicopter.

    • Departure : Neelgrath
    • Altitude : 11,500 ft


    • Arrival : Srinagar Airport
    • Altitude : 5,430 ft

    On landing back at Srinagar airport, our manager will receive you at Airport and take you to the airport lobby

  • HELICOPTER TYPE & CAPACITY

    We operate Airbus AS350 B3 single engine helicopters. This helicopter is known for its high altitude performance. The helicopter can seat a total of 6 passengers, maximum total weight permissible is 450 kgs.

  • BAGGAGE LIMITATION

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



  • Frequently Asked Questions

    Q.1: What will happen incase of bad weather?
    Ans : Passengers will be refunded as per Cancellation policy.

    Q.2: How much time will I get for darshan?
    Ans : Pilgrims will be given an hour for the darshan.

    Q.3: What kind of clothing should I be bring?
    Ans :Passengers are strongly advised to come to the shrine prepared with enough winter garments. Advisable clothing should include:

    1. Trousers (preferably waterproof).
    2. Adequate woollen clothing
    3. Small umbrella
    4. Raincoat or wind cheater
    5. Waterproof trekking shoes
    6. Torch
    7. Warm Cap
    8. Gloves
    9. Woollen socks
    10. Spare clothes


    Q.4: Which telephone networks work?
    Ans : Only postpaid mobile numbers work in Jammu & Kashmir. At Neelgrath, 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 member, there is a Public Announcement (PA) system at Panjtarni.

    Q.5: Will we be escorted throughout our Darshan?
    Ans : Our crew will assist you in getting the palki/ pony for the trekking

    Q.6: What is the distance of shrine from Panjtarni?
    Ans : It is a 6 kms trek till the Holy Cave from Panjtarni.

    Q.7: When did the Yatra and booking start?
    Ans : Shri Amarnath Ji Yatra commences every year depending upon the declaration of dates done by Shri Amarnath Ji Shrine Board, which is generally done in the month of February/March.

    Bookings are open for every year after the announcement of yatra dates.
  • Mobile Networks & Connectivity

    Only postpaid mobile numbers work in Jammu & Kashmir. At Neelgrath, 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 member, there is a Public Announcement (PA) system at Panjtarni.
  • Weather & What to wear

    Chances of flight cancellation due to bad weather are common during monsoon. All passengers are strongly advised to be prepared in case 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 woollen clothing.

    3. Small umbrella

    4. Raincoat or wind cheater

    5. Waterproof trekking shoes

    6. Torch

    7. Warm Cap

    8. Gloves

    9. Woollen socks

    10. Spare clothes
  • Safety while on the track

    SAFETY WHILE ON THE TRACK:

    There are lots of landslide prone areas along the track. Please avoid resting near landslide prone areas. Avoid using routes closed for repairs. This can prove extremely dangerous. Don’t crowd anywhere Instead keep moving. Yatries with any kind of medical problems are strongly advised against using the stairs. Avoid carrying too much cash, Jewellery and valuables. Take proper care whatever you carry and beware of pickpockets and petty thieves.



    GENERAL 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 2500 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.
  • Terms and Conditions

    (1) Darshan & Porter charges are not included, same has to be borne by the charterer.

    (2) Shri Amarnath Ji bookings are subject to declaration made by Shri Amarnath Ji Shrine Board. Any cancelation or postponing, as a result of such declaration is not responsibility of HHSPL

    (3) Sri Amarnath Ji booking will be accepted each year depending upon the Yatra date declared by Shri Amarnath Ji Shrine Board, which is generally done in the month of February/ March.

    (4) Mentioned flight shall depend upon weather/wind/fog/visibility conditions and flight schedules are subject to change/divert due to weather conditions, flight safety and operational restrictions.

    (5) Confirmation of the flight is subject to availability of machines and government permissions, and booking can be confirmed only after the receipt of 100% advance payment. All the required landing and other necessary permissions from local administration is the responsibility of Himalayan Heli Services.

    (6) In case of extension to the scheduled program leading to crew layover, hiring party will make suitable arrangements for boarding, lodging & local transport at a 5-star level category or Himalayan Heli Services will make the necessary arrangements on additional price.

    (7) The total amount offered above is subject to fluctuation, subject to any change in taxes or any other charges imposed by the government. Any such change will be levied on the charterer.

    (8) Himalayan Heli Services shall not be liable for any delay/inconvenience caused towards diversion, due to bad weather/VIP movements, unforeseen circumstances caused by nature, or due to force majeure reasons. In such conditions, the charterer has to bear the cost of extra flying/overnight halt/waiting etc.

    (9) No aerial filming/ photography is allowed on board.

    (10)Cancellation Charges:-

    (1) 25% of the total charter cost will be levied if the flight is cancelled any time after blocking of the aircraft till 48 hours of the scheduled departure.
    (2) 50% of the total charter cost will be levied if the flight is cancelled within 48 to 24 hrs of the scheduled departure.
    (3) 100 % of the total charter cost will be levied if the flight is cancelled within 24 hrs of the scheduled departure.
    (4) Cancellations due to bad weather/technical/force majeure reasons get a refund for an equivalent amount of the cancelled travel sector(s). A full refund will be done in the case of both way flights being cancelled.
    (5) No show passengers get no refund.
    (5) In case of cancellation of one way sector due to bad weather/technical/force majeure reasons, Shrine board royalty shall remain applicable as applicable on the full charter cost.



    (11) In case the flight is cancelled by the Charterer due to delay in departure due to “Force Majeure” reasons like weather/visibility, 100% of the Charter cost will be levied if updated in advance to the charterer about chances of such delay.

    (12) In case the flight being operated has Foreign national(s) on board, minimum 07 working days prior notice is mandatory in order to obtain the AOR clearance. No such flight can be operated if notice is given less than the mentioned period.

    (13) Where Force Majeure reasons which are beyond HHSPL’s control has resulted in your flight being delayed or cancelled, HHSPL will not be liable in any way for the delayed or cancelled flight. However, 100% refund shall be given for the cancelled flight. No compensation towards accommodation, flight tickets and meals shall be offered in the event of cancellation of a flight.

    (14) In case the flight is cancelled due to technical/operational reasons from HHSPL's end, the due refund will be done to the charterer with no obligation of HHSPL whatsoever.

    (15) HHSPL reserves the right to cancel passengers who are A) unruly or abusive B) intoxicated C) sick or mentally unbalanced, or anyone whom we deem unsafe to fly. HHSPL also reserves the right to ferry company personnel on any of its flights in case of any urgent requirement.

    (16) Carriage of dangerous goods/articles is not permitted. Restricted articles include, but are not limited to, compressed gases/corosives/explosives/flammable liquids/solid/radio-active materials/infectious substances and briefcases with installed alarm devices.

    (17) The courts in Delhi will have the jurisdiction in case the dispute can not be resolved by mutual discussions.


Helipad Location
Searli Helipad, Near Searli Check Post, Katra Reasi Distt. J&K - 182301