The Yatra is
organised by the Jammu & Kashmir Govt., in the month of
Shravan, and commences mainly from Pahalgam on specified
dates. In recent years the route from Baltal has also
been thrown open for the pilgrims to approach the holy
1. If the Helicopter does not operate due to bad
weather, technical or any other unforeseen reasons, we
will not be responsible for any financial loss that may
be incurred by the passengers due to this. The
Helicopter operator may offer the passengers an option
to travel the next day. In such cases the passengers
would have to pay Rs. 1000 for the vehicle retention for
1 extra night and will also have to pay for their hotel
accommodation for extra night. Alternately the
passengers may make their own arrangement for the stay
in Sonmarg. In case the passenger is unable to perform
the Helicopter journey due to the above mentioned
reasons, they are entitled to full refund for the
2. The Helicopter travel is subject to all the terms and
conditions mentioned on the Helicopter ticket.
Passengers are requested to read them carefully.
3. At the time of booking we require following details:
a) Full Name and Gender of all passenger.
b) Full address and phone no. of all families.
c) Details of ID card and No. that would be carried by
the passenger in whose name booking is being made.
4. 4. Following documents are accepted as valid Photo
IDs: Valid Passport / Driving License / Election Card /
Pan Card / Photo Id issued by Govt. / PSU and School
Dress: Pilgrims are advised to carry sufficient
wollens such as sweaters, drawers, wollen trousers,
monkey cap etc. Other items could include wind cheaters,
rain coat, sleeping bag or blankets, umbrella,
waterproof boots/shoes, walking stick, torch etc. Ladies
are advised not to go on the trek in saris, instead
pants or Salwar suits with drawers should be used.
Medical Assistance: Medical posts manned by
qualified doctors and nursing staff are established
enroute to cater to the needs of the pilgrims, free of
cost. However, pilgrims are advised to carry along any
medicines specifically prescribed for them.
Provisions: Essential rations are available at fair
price rates from the specially established Govt. Depots
at Chandanwari, Sheshnag and Panchtami, Numerous wayside
tea-shops and small restaurants are set up by private
parties. However, pilgrims are advised to carry with
them biscuits, toffees, tinned food etc. to cater to
their immediate needs. Firewood or gas can be obtained
at Chandanwari, Sheshnag (Wawajan), Panchtami and near
Insurance: In view of the hazardous nature, pilgrims
are advised to insure themselves before proceeding on
Accommodation: Good tented accommodation with allied
facilities are set-up during the Yatra period. These are
provided on the basis of payment of fixed rates
Registration: Registration of pilgrims are
undertaken about a month ahead of the date fixed for
commencement of Yatra
Still cameras, home video cameras are allowed in Valley
and however there is restriction inside the temple and
should consult temple authority before taking
With all round development in mobile telephony, almost
all the places have mobile network of all places.
However BSNL provides the best coverage.
All arrangements within Amarnath Yatra, reserves the
right to change itineraries without prior notice,
depending on the weather and road condition.
A good 15 minutes walk, jogging daily, stretching and
regular exercise should put you in the right shape. It
is recommended that you bring a good day pack and are
fit enough to carry snacks, filled water bottle/small
scissors and knife, waterproof matches, safety pins,
Thermometer, Lighter, Dehydration salt (electoral)
packets, Neoprene Powder and cream. Heat balm for
muscles/joints, Vicks inhaler/vapourub, Chopsticks. Dry
Fruits/snacks, camera, Film, Map, Jumper, Sun Hat, First
Aid Kit, Light weight Rain Gear, Extra Cloth etc.
This is an environment related condition that can affect
anyone who ascends too rapidly to high elevations
without acclimatizing properly. Suggested to read any
book on trekking, which has a chapter on this, and also
consult your doctor.