Kedarnath Yatra by Helicopter 2018 Cost Rs.9,000/- Per Person

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Helicopter services – New Age Solution for Age-Old Pilgrimage

Gone were the days when one had to wrestle their way up Kedarnath trail to enjoy Lord Shiva’s darshan. Advancements in technology and transport have rendered the pilgrimage safer, convenient and easier for today’s pilgrims. We have noticed a steady increase in the demands for helicopter services to Kedarnath over the past few years. Read on to find out all you need to know about helicopter services to Kedarnath, but not before we give you a concise, yet much needed introduction about the significance of Kedarnath jyotirlinga.

Why Visit Kedarnath?

Kedarnath is visited third in the Char Dham pilgrimage trail. The sacred shrine also forms the crux of Panch Kedar. Also, Kedarnath is one of the rare twelve jyotirlingas. A Shivlinga is said to be a focal point of the omniscient Shiva consciousness that permeates the entirety of the cosmos. While Jyotirlinga is said to be a millionfold times more powerful than a typical shivlinga. In fact as per Shiv Purana, Lord Shiva would dwell in 12 chosen points. It is said that the blessed of the spiritually advanced devotees can witness in these jyotirlingas, the iridescent rays of divine light that emanate from the holy Shivlinga.

Kedarnath Jyotirlinga, situated at an altitude of 11,755 ft above sea level, is the highest of all the jyotirlingas, and perhaps the most difficult to access. That is until helicopter services till the shrine began to emerge as an option for ardent seekers.

One cannot dwell on the significance of Kedarnath shrine without mentioning its inexorable link with Pandavas. As per Mahabharata, with the end of the war and subsequent victory of Pandavas over Kauravas, the five brothers found themselves burdened with guilt over their having to flow the blood of their own kith and kin. They were advised to approach the all-forgiving Shiva to seek reparation for their sins. Lord Shiva was not to be easily placated. In fact, he did not want to give them darshan and took the guise of a bull to escape from their notice. Suspecting certain anomaly, they chased the bull. Bhima, known for his physical strength, managed to catch hold of the rear of the animal as it dived into the ground at Kedarnath. Only the hump of the animal was left above the ground while the rest of its organs appeared at four different places in the Garhwal Himalayas. Recognizing that he had unknowingly hurt the corporeal form taken by Lord himself, Bhima was struck with enormous remorse and began to massage the injured hump with ghee. Even today, ghee abhishek remains one of the most important of all the pooja rituals practiced at the sacred shrine. Pandavas built temples at each of the places where the body parts of the bull appeared- Tungnath (arms), Madhmaheswar (stomach), Rudranath (face), Kalpeshwar (hair & head) and Kedarnath (hump).

Kedarnath Yatra By Helicopter

All You Need to Know About Helicopter Services

Now that we have iterated the mythology behind the temple’s conception and let you know why thousands seek to have darshan of Mahadev in his chosen abode at Himalayas, let us give you all the necessitate details you need to know about helicopter services for Kedarnath. For many decades, Kedarnath has remained quite inaccessible to pilgrims who could not risk the perils of the trek. Not everyone was blessed with good health and fit physique to trek the strenuous trail till the shrine from Gaurikund (16-19 km). Also, there isn’t sufficient provision for accommodation near the premises of the temple. So the individual was expected to finish the round trip – uphill trek, darshan and downhill trek within a single day. No wonder, Kedarnath darshan remained an excruciating challenge.

It is against this backdrop that helicopter services to Kedarnath began. Opting for helicopter made the seemingly impossible task of finishing Kedarnath Yatra within a day. In fact, our Kedarnath helicopter packages begin by early morning from Dehradun and intend to fetch you by the afternoon at the same helipad at Dehradun. Talk about modern age miracles!

Kedarnath Helicopter Services for 2018

The following helicopter companies have been chosen by Uttarakhand Civil Aviation Development Authority to carry helicopter services for the year 2018:

  1. Global Vectra Helicorp
  2. UT Air India Pvt Ltd
  3. SAR Aviation
  4. Bolt Aircraft Sales and Charter
  5. Himalayan Heli Services
  6. Aryan Aviation
  7. Transbharat Aviation
  8. Pawan Hans
  9. Premair
  10. Apex Aviation
  11. Summit Aviation
  12. Bajaj Aviation
  13. Indocopters
  14. Heritage Aviation

The booking for helicopter services to Kedarnath has already begun; Make sure you make travel reservations soon to avoid disappointments. When you travel with us, you can be assured that we will fly you safe and comfortable at the best possible prices.

Let us now give you a glimpse of the typical itinerary for one day Kedarnath trip. Please note that the timings shown are tentative and is subject to changes depending on the expert discretion of our pilots regarding the weather patterns.

Itinerary for Kedarnath Yatra 2018 by Helicopter

The following itinerary illustrates a typical round-trip – outbound trip from Dehradun, return trip from Kedarnath after the blissful darshan.

What do they say about pilgrimages and the need to embark on them as early as in the morning as possible? So our day begins early too. Ensure that you reach Sahastradhara Helipad, Dehradun by 6.30 in the morning. The day begins with a session briefing all the necessitate information one needs to know before embarking on the helicopter trip. Your questions will be duly answered so that you can cooperate in ensuring a wonderful trip.

7:00 am: Departure from Sahastradhara Helipad, Dehradun

The beauty of the Himalayas is indescribable, more so when it is offered via aerial views. Prepare to have your senses fully rejuvenated as you are gifted the spectacular scenery of Mussoorie and Tehri dam from thousands of feet up in the air. If this is your first time flying via helicopter, your excitement may know no bounds!

7: 50 am:- Change into shuttle service at Gupta/Phata Kashi

The helicopter would alight at Guptkashi/Phata. Government regulations insist that a separate helicopter service be in charge of operating between Phata/Guptkashi and Kedarnath helipad. This is usually referred to as shuttle service. The shuttle service would hardly take 8 minutes to land you at Kedarnath shrine.

8: 00 am: – Arrival at Kedarnath Shrine

It is time for the Blissful darshan! The VIP darshan coupons are covered in our travel packages. This will ensure you enjoy darshan without any further hassles. If you wish, you might even head on to pay obeisance at Bhairavnath Ghati, located nearby. The deity, a fierce of Lord Shiva himself, is considered as the guardian deity of the sacred place especially when the Kedarnath idol is shifted to Ukhimath during winters.

11:00 am – Scheduled departure

Prepare to enjoy the overhead trip again as you will be flown back to Dehradun.

12: 00 am – Reach Sahastradhara Helipad, Dehradun

Is the Cost Too Much for You? You Have Another Option

If you find the cost for helicopter packages high, you have the option to choose only the shuttle service from Phata/Guptakashi till Kedarnath shrine. You can travel till Phata/Guptkashi via road and then opt for the shuttle service alone to fetch you till Kedarnath. Depending upon our prior experience, the charges for this is around 9,000 Rs. This does not include VIP darshan passes through.

There is even provision for one way ticket to and from the shrine. This is subject to availability though. Please contact us for further details.

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Please give me a package for kedarnath by helicopter for two persons.p lease give all details . Inclusions and exclusions.


Please give me the cost for two persons from Delhi.

Tapan Kumar Mondal

7,500 Per Person



There is no need to bather about Kedarnath yatra. if you have some patience you can reach Haridwar by train, next day so many buses will go to kedarnath at 6AM, if you have no interest to trek the kedarnath nearly 14 km, you may go through helicopter from Phata to Kedarnath temple. Haridwar to Kedarnath bus charge nearly Rs.350/- and Helicopter charge Rs.3500/- both tickets are one way only. If you go to Badrinath from kedarnath you may go through bus, charge nearly Rs.300/-. Badrinath to Haridwar by bus charge Rs.350/-. There is no need of Tours and Travel… Read more »
Rajat Katti

Dear Ratna kumarji,
Thanks for providing the above information regards to the Kedarnath yatra. Please can you guide me since I am visiting Badrinath & Kedarnath from 8th May to 13th May. I will be travelling by road to both the places. Can you help me in understanding more details. I request you to share me your number on +919765409337 and I will call you.

Look forward to talk to you.


Please give me a package for PATHA TT kedarnath AND BACK PATHA by helicopter for two persons.p lease give all details . Inclusions and exclusions. FOR DATED 20TH MAY TO 25 MAY

J. Suresh

We are taking the Panicker Travels tour for Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath starting May 22nd from Delhi. We need to do helicopter booking for Phata to Kedarnath and back on 29th May. We were told by Panicker Travels that helicopter booking is not available as it is already fully booked. Is there any way to book directly through the helicopter travel operators ?

Mr. Nageshwar Rao

If you are travelling in the months May & till June, Please book in Advance, you wont get helicopter even though hotel also. A normal hotel cost you 2000 – 2500 per day per room,
dont wait for last mintue or wait for regular govt buses. book in advance we suffer lot & pay extra money for normal hotel & we waited for 2 days, but unable to get helicopter tickets. I have seen people going back without darshan, as they didnt get the helicopter Ticket

Devki joshi

Is there any specific timing to trek or once can start trekking anytime


before 10 Am you have to start