Badrinath Kedarnath Yatra by Helicopter

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Badrinath and Kedarnath are undoubtedly two of the most holy and pious pilgrimage destinations not just in India but also in the world. Badrinath or Badri Vishal, the temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu is set amidst the lap of nature while Kedarnath, the temple dedicated to lord shiva graces the bank of Alaknanda River and against the backdrop of Kedar dome ranges. The helicopter journey of Badrinath Kedarnath will take you through fantastic valleys, impeccable bird’s eye view of the Garhwal Himalayas and a peaceful and smooth darshan.

Badrinath Kedarnath Yatra by Helicopter from Dehradun (All Inclusive Charter Package)- Same Day

Tour Name : Badrinath Kedarnath Yatra by Helicopter

Tour Duration : 01 Day (Same Day)

Destination Covered : Badrinath Darshan

Meals : Meals ( Breakfast, Lunch)

Helicopter Type : Bell 407/ AS 350 B3

Starting Point : Dehradun

Ending Point : Dehradun

Package Inclusion : Priority Darshan Charges + Hotel Pick Up and Drop+ Ground Handling Assistance

Booking Date : 18 May - 10 July || 10 Sep -04 Nov

Tour Itinerary

The Char Dham yatra of Badri Kedar will start off from Sahastradhara helipad in Dehradun at 7 am in the morning. All the passengers are expected to arrive at least an hour prior to the time of departure so that your ground formalities are completed and the chopper leaves with you on time.

Your first destination will be the helipad near Kedarnath which can be either Phata, Sitapur, Sersi or Guptkashi. On reaching one of these many Helipads you will then be transferred to another shuttle that will fly you to the Kedarnath Helipad which is just about 500 metres away from the main entrance of the temple. This transfer is initiated by the government of India.

After landing near the temple, you will then be given some time to go and offer your darshan and pooja at the Kedarnath Temple via a VIP darshan pass which enables you to skip the crowd and offer your darshan in person. You will be given about 1.5 hours to complete your darshan and reach back to the helicopter at the helipad near the temple.

By around 10 am you will be flown off to Badrinath from Kedarnath helipad commencing the 2ndleg of the 1 day 2 Dham yatra of Badri Kedar by helicopter.

After a memorable journey of around half an hour to 45 minutes you will be made to land at the helipad near the temple of Badrinath.

The helipad is just around 1 km from the main entrance of the temple. A taxi service will be provided for you to transfer you from the helipad to the main temple entrance.

Just like in Kedarnath you will be given another 1.5 hours to complete the pooja and darshan rituals via a VIP darshan pass. After the completion of your pooja darshan at Badrinath, you will be made to head back to the place where you started at the Sahastradhara Helipad in Dehradun.

By 2 pm the journey will come to an end following your drop off at the Dehradun helipad.

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Tour Includes
  • The helicopter ride to and fro Dehradun..
  • Car services in Badrinath along with a pass for performing priority puja.
  • Breakfast & Lunch.
  • Any sort of assistance that you may require during the arrival or departure procedure.
  • Driver allowance, parking fees, toll and fuel prices.
  • Charges for handling all the ground duty.
  • Pick and drop facility to helipad at Dehradun.
  • Shuttle service at Kedarnath with priority Puja Pass
  • Landing & Parking charges at Sersi /Sitapur helipad
Tour Excluded
  • Any special puja or Darshan charges other than the mentioned ones in the package will be paid by the passenger directly.
  • Personal expenses which include – tip, laundry, room service etc.
  • Evacuation due to medical conditions or any sort of illness will be incurred by the passenger themselves.
  • Any insurance charges.
  • Extra charges which may occur in case of unpredictable conditions like sudden weather changes or from the operations end.
  • Any other charges which have not been mentioned in the tour package will be levied on the passengers.
  • 5% service tax is levied within this package.
Infants Policy
  • 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. Children above the age of 2 years will be considered full ticket
Baggage Allowance
  • Only one handbag (Soft Bags/duffle bags) weighing maximum 5 kg is allowed per passenger, there is very limited space for luggage in the helicopter. Trollies are not strictly not allowed.
Helicopter Weight Limitation
  • Total passenger weight should not exceed over 350 Kgs for 05 Passengers and 420 for 06 Passengers. Passengers would be taken on board depending upon the load and temperature conditions. Pilots’ calls will be final. Beyond the said weight limit the flight won’t be able to take off and your journey will be canceled effective immediately with no refund. it is vital for you to provide us with the right & exact weight to avoid such a situation
  • 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 & canceled for the heli-tour, without any refund.
Guidelines For Passengers
  • Carrying of AADHAR CARD is must for all Indians, whereas passport is required for foreign nationals
  • It is advisable for passengers to carry a medical and first aid kit since all these Dham sites are located at an extremely high altitude which may cause illness to some passengers.
  • Passengers are also advised to get a full body checkup done 3-2 months prior to the Yatra in order to assure sound health conditions.
  • It is advised for the passengers to carry a small oxygen bottle in case of emergencies. These bottles are locally available in all medical shops.
  • Although warm and pleasant during the day, Badrinath Dham experiences freezing temperatures during night. Ensure you carry some heavy woolen clothing like down jackets, sweaters, and shawls and accessories like woolen gloves, socks, and mufflers.
  • All passengers undertaking this yatra should be medically and physically fit.
  • Overweight charges would be charged to guests who are above 75kg 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 420 kg. Hence, due to overweight passengers, we lose seats in our sharing flights. Overweight charges are applicable at INR 1,500 per Kg. This will be decided on a day before the date of Journey. However, if the overall weight of 6 Passengers does not exceed 420 Kgs, then there will be no extra charge for overweight passengers
  • Maximum 05 / 06 Passengers will be allowed in 01 Helicopter
  • The above-mentioned timings are not final. Timings may differ on your date of travel, mentioned timings is tentative just for understanding the operational system & timing. Things can be changed at last moment due to any operational, weather changes, clearance from Air Force & Civil Aviation, VVIP movements, valley flying by Indian Air Force (NOTAM), sudden occurrence of technical snag in a helicopter, illness of flying crew & delayed positioning of the guests at the helipads.
Term and Conditions
  • Owing to the less availability of space inside the helicopter, passengers are strictly advised to carry only 5 kgs of luggage. Passengers carrying extra baggage then they might also not be allowed to enter the helicopter.
  • Children of 2 years will be required a full ticket.
  • No provisions are made for concession of charges for children and senior citizens.
  • The total passenger weight will not exceed 350 kgs.
  • A maximum of 5 passengers are allowed inside 1 helicopter.
  • If your journey is not completed within the given time and if the unpredictable bad weather persists not letting you to complete the Dham Yatra then the company will try to visit the remaining Dhams in the given time. However, if the uncalled situation remains then then company will be liable to providing you with refund for the unutilized sector / sectors.
  • In case you want to reschedule your booking to a later date then this will be subject to availability upon the payment of a 10% of the cost. It is vital that this should happen 7 days prior to the starting date of the journey. if you request rescheduling in less than 7 days then your booking will be entirely cancelled and a new booking will be made which will also be a subject to availability.
  • In case of act of god like – flooding, avalanches, bad weather conditions or manmade disruptions like – riots, bandhs or any political unrest then the entire program will be changed or extended to a further date. In this case the passenger directly will be responsible for some added expenses.
  • 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. Although if this is not possible then the liability of the company will be limited to refund of unutilised sector/s.
  • 100% refund shall be applicable in case the entire tour gets cancelled due to any Force Majeure reason, minus flight preparation charges of INR 2,500 Per Person Per Sector and any additional services provided to guests.
  • Where bad weather, technical snags or any force majeure reason beyond company control results in the cancellation of the flight being delayed or cancelled, Company will not be liable in any way for the cancelled or delayed flight. However, refund will be given to clients as per the refunds policy. Any kind of inconvenience caused because of cancellation of flights is beyond the control of the operator. No compensation or reimbursement for accommodation, transportation, meals or any other travel expenses done by the guests shall be offered in the event of cancellation of a flight.
  • The company has the right to cancel, reschedule, advance, over – fly or delay the continuance of the flight, without assigning any sort of reason to anyone. The company has the freedom to not incur any liability in damages or to the passengers or any other individual on any grounds. The company has the right to refusal of carrying any person whom they feel is unfit for travelling and going the distance or in any case and circumstances which may prove to be a risk factor to the chopper or the people who are on board.
Cancellations
  • In case you are looking to cancel the booking then you will be liable to pay the following cancellation charges:
  • 7 days prior to the commencement – 20% of the total amount
  • Upto 48 hours prior to the commencement – 50% of the total amount
  • Less than 48 hours prior to the commencement – 75% of the total amount
  • Less than 24 hours prior to the commencement – no refund
Clothing
  • There is no restriction for clothing while you enter in Temple as such. you can wear anything you wish. ladies can wear Salwaar Kameez, track pants etc.
Advisory
  • It is advised to you to reach Dehradun a day prior to the commencement of your journey, since the helicopter will be boarded early in the morning around 6 AM
  • In order to avoid any unforeseen circumstances (like weather change or some sort of an operational or technical issues) which may be an unfortunate cause for your delay, it would be wise for you to book return flight or train tickets for next day (keep at least one additional day in hand). No compensation will be provided if any flight/train or any other things missed out
  • All temples in Chardham are located in high altitude areas. Passengers are advised to kindly keep their daily-use medical kits with them, during travel
Best Season
  • The best season to avail the yatra on helicopter is May, June and September and October.
Communication
  • Although all private mobile phones have coverage, BSNL, Airtel mobile is better in most of the places.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) – Chardham Tour

Q1. Helicopter Type and Capacity

Q2. How many passengers can fly at a time in helicopter for Chardham yatra?

Q3. What are the opening and closing dates for Chardham Yatra?

Q4. Are there any VIP darshan facility in Chardham temple?

Q5. What is the best time for Chardham Yatra by helicopter?

Q6. Is there any Helicopter services to Chardham from Hyderabad, Bangalore Chennai, Delhi/Mumbai/Ahmedabad etc.?

Q7. Is registration required for char Dham yatra?

Q8. What kind of clothing should I be bring?

Q9. Type of Food?

Q10. What kind of accommodation will be provided at places?

Q11. What type of vehicle we will get in Badrinath & Gangotri to reach Temple?

Q12. Age Limit for Yatris?

Q13. Do I get exclusive helicopter service, or will I be sharing it with other passengers?

Q14. Do you offer Chardham helicopter service to persons with disabilities?

Q15. How to book your Chardham yatra by helicopter package?

Q16. How do I get to the helipad?

Q17. What are some Health advisory for Chardham Yatra by Helicopter?

Q18. Will there be a guide with us throughout the Yatra?

Q19. At which altitude can the Chardham Yatra Helicopter fly?

Q20. During what hours are helicopter tour flights Operated?

Q21. How far Dehradun airport is from helipad?

Q22. Is there any weight limit for Chardham Helicopter Tours?

Q23. Are there any other circumstances under which my helicopter would be delayed?

Q24. From which place the Chardham Yatra Helicopter service is available?

Q25. Does helicopter goes to Yamunotri Temple?

Q26. What is Duration of Chardham Package By Helicopter?

Q27. What if I need to cancel my helicopter tour?

Q28. What is procedure of refund and how much time it take

Q29. Does Char Dham by helicopter package include all Maha Abhishek Pooja and other activities during Chardham Yatra?

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