Chardham by Helicopter -
4N/5D Tour

Book your chardham charter on per seat basis. The most cost effective Chardham Charter.

Duration: 4 Nights / 5 Days (Excluding complimentary stay at Dehradun)

Itinerary: Dehradun ➝ Yamunotri ➝ Gangotri ➝ Kedarnath ➝ Badrinath ➝ Dehradun

This package includes

1. Helicopter flying charges ex Dehradun.

2. All accommodations and meals for passengers for 4N/5D.

3. Complimentary stay at Dehradun on arrival (this additional night makes our package a 5N/6D tour).

4. Airport and hotel transfers, and local transportation

5. Palki/ Pony at Yamunotri

6. Shri Kedarnath Ji shuttle tickets

7. VIP Darshan at all four temples

8. Maha Abhishek Puja at Badrinath (optional)

9. Royalty, Landing and parking charges applicable in Uttarakhand (As per UCADA order issued on 12th May, 20 18).

Package Cost: INR 1,75,000 per person (Tax Inclusive)

  • Itinerary

    Day 01: Arrival at Dehradun:

    The first day of the journey shall be spent at Dehradun. We give our guests a complimentary stay on their arrival at Dehradun.

    We shall pick up the guests from Dehradun airport/train station as per their scheduled arrivals. Up on arrival, guests shall be checked-in to their hotel. Rooms are booked on EP plan.

    Guests shall be provided duffel bags by our crew, to shift their necessary luggage. They will not be allowed to carry their own suitcases in the helicopters.

    After a good day’s rest, guests will be fresh and ready to start their Chardham journey.

    Day 02: From Dehradun to Yamunotri:

    • Departure : 06:30 hrs
    • Location: Sahastradhara Heliport, Dehradun
    • Altitude : 2800 ft

    • Arrival : 07:00 hrs
    • Location: Kharsali Helipad, Yamunotri
    • Altitude : 8500 ft

    This is officially the starting day of the Chardham yatra. Check out from Dehradun hotel at 0530 hrs.

    FA quick briefing shall be given by our base manager at Sahastradhara helipad. Following that, departure to Kharsali by 0630 hrs. Breakfast shall be ready on arrival at Kharsali. Trek to Yamunotri Dham shall commence after breakfast.

    From Kharsali, the Mandir is a 6km trek. Due to the high-altitude, we arrange Palki & Pony for the guests. The distance to temple is a 6km trek, and return journey will take approximately 5 hour 30 minutes.

    Night halt shall be at Kharsali.

    Day 03: From Yamunotri to Gangotri:

    • Departure: 07:00 Hrss
    • Location: Kharsali Helipad (Yamunotri)
    • Altitude : 8500 ft

    • Arrival : 07:30 hrs
    • Location: Harsil Helipad (Gangotri)
    • Altitude : 8200 ft

    Breakfast shall be served at the Kharsali hotel before check out. Check-out time from Kharsali is 0700 hrs.

    Up on reaching Harsil, guests will be taken for their darshan at Gangotri Dham..

    Gangotri Dham is 25kms from Harsil and it takes around one hour to reach there by car. It will take approximately 3 hrs for them to complete their darshan.

    After darshan, guests will be checked in to their hotel at Harsil. After freshening up and having lunch at the hotel, they can have a leisure time at the hotel and enjoy the views. This day can be utilized to rejuvenate for the rest of the yatra.

    Day 04: From Gangotri to Kedarnath:

    • Departure: 07:30 hrs
    • Location: Harsil Helipad, Gangotri
    • Altitude : 8200 ft

    • Arrival : 08:00 hrs
    • Location: Sersi Helipad
    • Altitude : 5500 ft

    Check-out time from Harsil shall be 0700 hrs. Breakfast will be ready on arrival at our helipad in Sersi.

    After breakfast, guests will change the helicopter at Sersi, and take a 6 minute flight to Kedarnath Helipad which is at an altitude of 11,500 ft. Kedarnath Dham is at a distance of 500 m from the helipad.

    Guests are allowed maximum 2 hours to complete darshan. After darshan, flight will be taken back to Sersi. Following that, they will be checked-in to their hotel at Sersi.

    In the afternoon, we shall arrange a visit to the Triyugi Narayan Temple for the guests.

    Day 05: From Kedarnath to Badrinath:

    • Departure : 09:00 hrs
    • Location: SERSI HELIPAD
    • Altitude : 8200 ft

    • Arrival : 09:30 hrs
    • Location: Badrinath Helipad
    • Altitude : 10300 ft

    Check-out time from Sersi hotel is 0730 hrs. Breakfast will be served at our helipad in Sersi.

    Upon reaching Badrinath helipad a pick up car will be ready, it is a 5-minute drive from the helipad to Badrinath Hotel. After having lunch at the hotel, guests will be taken for the VIP Darshan to the Badrinath dham. They may also enjoy the evening Aarti.

    In the next early morning, guests will visit the temple to witness the Maha Abhishek puja.

    Day 06: From BADRINATH to DEHRADUN :

    • Departure : 1000 hrs
    • Location: Badrinath Helipad
    • Altitude : 10300 ft

    • Arrival : 1100 hrs
    • Location: Sahastradhaara Heliport, Dehradun
    • Altitude : 2800 ft

    Guests should be ready for Maha Abhishek Puja at 0400 hrs in the morning. Puja shall be wrapped up by 0700 hrs.

    After the Puja, they will be brought back to the hotel for breakfast and check-out. Check-out from Badrinath hotel is 0830 hrs.

    Our Base Manager will be at Sahastradhara to welcome you back to Dehradun. A car will be ready to drop you back to the airport.


    We operate Airbus AS350 B3 single engine helicopters. This helicopter is known for its high altitude performance.

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

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    Q.1: How is the weather going to be?
    Ans : As all of the 4 dhams are located above 8500 ft. and as such the climate is highly unpredictable and can change abruptly from sunny weather to rainy.

    Q.2: What kind of clothing should I be bring?
    Ans : You must be prepared with warm and waterproof clothing against such sudden changes and please refer to what to wear section.

    Q.3: How will the food be arranged?
    Ans : Depending on your arrival, breakfast, lunch and dinner will be arranged at the hotels. Any additional orders shall be chargeable.

    Q.4: Which telephone networks work?
    Ans : Kharsali: Airtel, BSNL
    Harsil: BSNL
    Sersi: Airtel, Vodafone, BSNL
    Kedarnath: BSNL
    Badrinath: BSNL

    Q.5: Will there be a guide with us through out the Yatra?
    Ans : You will be welcomed and briefed on landing at all helipads by our base managers. All transport will be arranged by us. However no guides will accompany you for your darshan.

    Q.6: What kind of accomodation will be provided at places?
    Ans : Luxury hotels are not available at these remote locations, passengers are advised not keep very high expectation of hotels. However, we will provide the best available hotels at all locations.
  • health advisory

    All of the four dhams are situated at a high altitude, ranging between 8500 ft – 11500 ft. Kedarnath Dham being the highest at 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 your chardham yatra is only for 2 days, 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. 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.
  • Mobile Networks & Connectivity

    Only certain mobile networks function at these remote locations and data services may not work.

    Kharsali (Yamunotri): Airtel, BSNL
    Harsil (Gangotri): BSNL
    Sersi: Airtel, Vodafone, BSNL
    Kedarnath: BSNL
    Badrinath: BSNL

    Incase your mobile network does not work, you can always use our Base Managers phone at all locations.
  • High Altitude Do’s & Don’ts


    ( 1 ) Take Palkis/Horses instead of trekking to avoid high altitude sickness.

    ( 2 ) Take short breaks to catch your breath when tired.

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

    ( 4 ) 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.

    ( 5 ) Keep spare clothes and eatables in a suitable water proof bag.

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

    ( 7 ) Keep in your pocket your identity card with emergency contact number, incase of an emergency.


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

    ( 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. Only wear trekking / sports 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.
  • Weather & What to wear

    ( ! ) In the summer months of May –June if it is sunny it the weather can be quite pleasant and you can wear light clothes. However, due to the high altitude, the climate is highly unpredictable and changes abruptly from sunny weather to heavy rain and the weather can gets cold quickly.

    During September - October , temperatures can sometimes abruptly fall to 5 degrees Celsius or lower. Passengers are advised to be prepared for cold / wet weather and carry this list of essential items:

    (1) Trousers (preferably waterproof).

    (2) Adequate woolen clothing

    (3) Small umbrella

    (4) Raincoat / Wind cheater

    (5) Waterproof trekking shoes

    (6) torch

    (7) Warm Cap

    (8) Gloves

    (9) Woolen socks

    (10) Spare clothes

    Guests have to MANDATORILY submit their correct weights at the time of booking.
    If any change in weight found at the time of their travel, from the submitted weights, which may lead to exceeding of our aircraft weight carrying capacity, guest(s) would be deboarded and cancelled for the heli-tour, without any refund.

    Over weight charges would be charged to guests who are above 80 kg weight.
    The reason for the same is that, we operate at very high-altitude terrain, where the weight carrying capacity of the aircraft is only 450 kg. Hence, due to overweight passengers, we lose seats in our Chardham flights. Overweight charges are applicable at INR 1,000/kg, for the total weight above 80 kg.

    Weighing at the time of boarding the helicopter is a must, since the company shall not allow boarding in case the total weight exceeds the weight limitation of the helicopter. And, due to the same reason, in case of more than 01 available aircraft, we reserve the right to shuffle passengers between helicopters to manage the right weight of helicopters for safe flying in the hills. Therefore, passengers travelling together may not be in the same helicopter flight.

    Maha Abhishek Puja confirmation needs to provided to guests at the time of booking. Payment for the same shall be collected by our crew at Dehradun, so that we can arrange the Puja for the guests prior to their arrival at Badrinath ji.

    When planning your tour, we strongly advise the guests to keep one additional day at hand at Dehradun, over and above the 5N6D period, so that they do not end up in problem in case the weather gets very bad after the commencement of tour.

    HHSPL provides 01 Innova vehicle at Dehradun and Harsil, and 01 Xylo/TUV300 at Sersi and Badrinath for local transportation. 01 vehicle is booked for a group of 06 people. In case any guest or group wishes to book personal vehicle for themselves, on non-sharing basis, it shall be extra chargeable @ INR 12,000 (tax inclusive).

    AADHAR & PAN Card copies are to be shared mandatorily by all Indians, and passport is required in case of foreign nationals.

    Guests would not be allowed to carry their suitcases/luggage in the aircraft. Duffel bags would be provided by our crew on the day of arrival to all guests, in which they’ll will be allowed to carry up to 05 kg of luggage along with them during the tour.

    Hotel properties at all the Dhams are non-star category. However, HHSPL has arranged the stay at the most reliable and best options out of the available choices.

    All temples in Chardham sector are located at a high altitude, & guests are advised to carry their own medication with them during travel. Guests are also advised to carry heavy woollen clothing with them, since during evenings & nights the temperature drops drastically.

    Flying in hills is subject to weather conditions. And, in regards to our Chardham operations, we would like to bring to your kind attention, that cancellations and other inconveniences due to weather is very much likely, since weather is extremely unpredictable in the hills. Hence, guests should come prepared to face the eventualities in case of weather problems. In case of bad weather, we shall operate as per our policy mentioned in the ‘Terms and Conditions’ and ‘Important Guidelines and Information’ section.
  • Terms and Conditions

    Flying in hills are subject to many factors like delayed clearances from Air Force & Civil Aviation, VVIP movements, valley flying by Indian Air Force (NOTAM), bad weather, sudden occurrence of technical snag in helicopter, illness of flying crew or late reporting of the guests at the helipads.

    Any passenger weighing above 80 Kg, shall have to pay extra weight charges @ INR 250/kg for the excess weight, toward the extra weight charges against Palki at Yamunotri, & shuttle service at Sersi on direct payment basis.

    Our company shall not be liable for any medical emergency on the ground to the party. Therefore, in your own interest, guests are hereby advised to kindly consult a doctor and get medical check-up done, before commencing the yatra. Medical check-up is mainly required if a guest has any medical suffering/condition.

    Any donations, tips, pitthu and porter charges shall be borne by the guests only.

    Single Supplement @ INR 15,000/- shall be extra chargeable, in case any guest wishes to stay in a single occupancy room at the hotels.

    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 noninternational.
    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.

    Aerial Photography from Helicopter is illegal and punishable by law and photography at the helipad is strictly prohibited.

    Infant below 2 years/12kg are carried free of charge. In case of verification of age, ID proof/birth certificate of the child shall be checked.

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

    Passengers would be taken on board depending up on the load and temperature conditions. Pilots call will be final. Maximum weight capacity of the helicopter is 420 kg (excluding baggage weight) at these destinations. All passengers on board must be within this limit. Hence, passengers are advised to provide us their exact weights at the time of booking and carry baggage within the permissible limit.

    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.

    The booking has to be done in advance with a deposit of 50% of the charter amount. Full amount has to be deposited 7 days prior to date of journey.

    Rescheduling of booking to a next date will be done subject to availability and on payment of 10% of the cost. This will be permitted only if informed 7 days before arrival date. In case the rescheduling is requested with less than 7 days to the arrival, then the booking would be treated as cancelled and a fresh booking will be given subject to availability

    If passengers wish to cancel their booking then they will have to pay following cancellation charges
    (1) More than 15 days before the departure date — 30% of total charter amount
    (2) Between 08th to 15th day before departure date — 50% of total charter amount
    (3) Up to 07th day before the departure date — No Refund.
    (4) No show – No Refund.
    (5) Bad weather – Full refund toward the proportionate amount of the unutilized sector(s), minus INR 20,000 toward the flight preparation and ground arrangement charges.

    (1) Our obligation toward this charter is up to the 4N/5D period of your Chardham yatra. Dehradun night stay is only a complimentary stay provided by us. The actual flying commences from day 02 of your tour.
    (2) In case the journey is not finished within the stipulated time and passengers are not able to visit one or more Dhams due to bad weather conditions/technical reasons, then the company will try to visit all places within the stipulated time, by covering more than 02 dhams in one single day. Although if this is not possible then the liability of the company will be limited to refund (as mentioned in our cancellation/refunds policy) of unutilized sectors.
    (3) If we are stuck in a bad weather situation on any particular day out of the 5 days, we will still try to finish the darshan on next day. Suppose there is bad weather on 3rd day, and we are unable to fly to Kedarnath then we will try to do both Kedarnath and Badrinath on 4th day. In case it is not possible to visit any dham due to bad weather situation, we will refund proportionate money (as per the cancellation/refunds policy). This means that, if due to any reason we are unable to do 2 dhams then we will refund 50% payment (minus the flight preparation/ground arrangement charges).
    (4) In case for 5 straight days there is no flying due to bad weather/technical reasons, guests will be refunded full refund toward the charter, minus the flight preparation charges (as per the cancellation/refunds policy).

    Bookings will be accepted, only on acceptance of the above-mentioned terms and conditions by the guests. In case of bookings through a tour operator/travel agent, the same shall be applicable.

Helipad Location
Sahastradhara Helidrome, P.O Kulhan Dehradun 248001, UK