DO DHAM – EX SERSI

Duration : 01 Day (Same Day Return)

Day 1: SERSI HELIPAD ➝ KEDARNATH ➝ SERSI ➝ BADRINATH ➝ SERSI


This package includes

1. Helicopter flying charges ex-Sersi.

2. Shri Kedarnath ji shuttle tickets.

3. Breakfast / Lunch at Sersi.

4. VIP Darshan at Kedarnath and Badrinath temple.

5. Royalty, landing and parking charges applicable in Uttarakhand

6. Helicopter handling charges.

7. Transportation at Badrinath.


Package Cost: INR 54,999/ Person (TAX INCLUSIVE)


GUIDELINES

1. Kedarnath ji is a very high-altitude destination. Passengers are beware about the chances of high-altitude sickness.

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

3. Passengers are advised to carry woollen clothes along with them as temperatures are fairly cold during the trip.

4. 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.

  • ITINERARY

  • 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: How is the weather going to be?
    Ans : As all of the 2 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?
    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.
  • Mobile Networks & Connectivity

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

    Kharsali (Yamunotri): 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.
  • health advisory

    Both dhams are situated between 10500 ft – 11500 ft. Kedarnath Dham being the highest at 11500 ft. Since your Do Dham yatra is only for one day, the body cannot get enough time to acclimatize therefore it is advisable to go slow and always catch your breath.

    For your information if anyone exerts themselves too much too quickly, one of the common risks for the yatris is the development of acute mountain sickness (AMS). AMS, which affects the brain and lungs. Following are some common high altitude ailments and their symptoms.


    ( 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.
  • 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
  • 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

    Both dhams are situated between 10500 ft – 11500 ft. Kedarnath Dham being the highest at 11500 ft. Since your Do Dham yatra is only for one day, the body cannot get enough time to acclimatize therefore it is advisable to go slow and always catch your breath.

    For your information if anyone exerts themselves too much too quickly, one of the common risks for the yatris is the development of acute mountain sickness (AMS). AMS, which affects the brain and lungs. Following are some common high altitude ailments and their symptoms.




    ( 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 ) 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’ts

    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.
  • Terms and Conditions

    HHSPL reserves the right to postpone the timings of flying, which is subject to weather conditions, & any extra night stay cost in case of bad weather will be borne by the client only.

    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 occurence of technical snag in helicopter, illness flying crew or late reporting of the guests at the helipads.

    Himalayan Heli Services reserves the right to cancel passengers, who are unruly, abusive, intoxicated, sick, mentally unbalanced or anyone else whom we deem to be unfit/unsafe to fly. Full refund shall be issued to such passengers.

    Any passenger weighing above 80 kg, would have to pay INR 150/kg for shuttle service at Kedarnath ji, toward the overweight charges, on direct payment basis.

    We shall refund the proportionate amount to the guests, in case either one, or both, of the dhams are not able to get completed due to bad weather conditions/technical snag/force majeure reasons.

    In case of charter getting cancelled due to bad weather on the date of travel of the guests, the booking will not be revalidated for the next day. Refund as per the refunds/cancellations policy shall be done to the clients, with no further obligation of HHSPL whatsoever. Any kind of inconvenience caused because of cancellation of flights is beyond the control of the operator. No compensation, reimbursement or arrangements shall be offered in the event of cancellation of a flight.

    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 & porter charges shall be borne by the guests only.


    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 PHOTOPGRAPHY

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

    INFANTS

    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.

    HAND BAGGAGE ALLOWANCE

    Only one handbag weighing a maximum of 2 kgs is allowed per passenger.

    HELICOPTER WEIGHT LIMTATION

    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

    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.

    PAYMENT TERMS

    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.

    CANCELLATION/REFUND POLICY : 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 cancelled sector.


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


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