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Helicopter Service – A new Age solution

Gone are 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.

Kedarnath Helicopter service operates from Dehradun and base camp (where the trek starts to Kedarnath) near Gaurikund. From Dehradun it is a charter service and from base camp it is shuttle service. You will get full charter package services which includes your VIP darshan, pickup, breakfast and you can have darshan of Kedarnath ji in 1 day from Dehradun.
Form base camp (Helipad location:- Phata, Guptkashi, Sersi) it is 3 days tour where you have reach base camp helipad by road by travelling 10 -12 hours (Approx. 270 Kms)journey from Dehradun.

Kedarnath yatra by Helicopter from Dehradun (All Inclusive Charter Package)- Same Day (1 Day Tour)

Tour Name : Kedarnath Yatra by Helicopter

Tour Duration : 01 Day (Same Day)

Destination Covered : Kedarnath 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

Tour Itinerary

Day 01 Arrive Dehradun

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 Phata / Guptakashi
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
Let us now give you a concise, yet much-needed introduction about the significance of Kedarnath jyotirlinga.

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Our Kedarnath Helicopter Package Includes
  • The helicopter ride to and fro Dehradun.
  • 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.
Our Helicopter Charter Services Exludes
  • 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 up on 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 cancelled effective immediately with no refund. it is vital for you to provide us with the right & exact weight to avoid such 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 & cancelled 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 temperature 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 helicopter, illness of flying crew & delayed positioning of the guests at the helipads.
Term and Conditions
  • There is no provision of concession to children or senior citizens.
  • We reserve the right to postpone the timings of flying subjected to weather, operational or technical issue.
  • 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 different groups to manage the right weight of helicopters for safe flying in the hills.
  • While changing the helicopter at Kedarnath or Guptkashi/Phata/sitapur the waiting time is between 10 mins to 3 hrs. depending on Shuttle slots / weather conditions or technical reasons or ground situations.
  • 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 applied 7 days before journey date. In case the rescheduling is requested with less than 7 days to the journey then booking will be treated as cancelled and a fresh booking will be given subject to availability.
  • If due to any reasons beyond our control like bad weather conditions, flood, Pandemic, riots, political unrest, bandhs, or any other natural or man-made misfortunes, program will have needed to be changed or extended. The additional expenditure for the same will have to be borne by the passengers directly.
  • In case of charter getting cancelled due to bad weather or any other reasons on the date of your travel, the booking will not be revalidated for the next day. Refund as per the refunds/cancellations policy, with no further obligation of Company 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.
  • 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 reserves the right, without assigning any reason, to cancel, advance, reschedule, over-fly or delay the commencement or continuance of the flight. Without incurring any liability in damages or otherwise to the passengers or any other person on any ground whatsoever. The Company reserves the right to refuse to carry any person whom it considers unfit for travel or what in the opinion of the company may constitute risk to the aircraft or to the persons on board.Disputes,if any, are to be settled by Courts in Dehradun who will have the Jurisdiction in this regard
Cancellation Policies
  • If passengers wish to cancel their booking, then they will have to pay following cancellation charges.
  • Upto 15 Days before journey – 25 % Cancellation charges and 75% Refund.
  • Upto 10 Days before journey – 50 % Cancellation charges and 50 % Refund
  • Upto 7 Days before journey – 75 % Cancellation charges and 25% Refund
  • Less than 7 Days before journey – no refund
  • No show by passenger – 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.
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).

Few Facts 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 Shuttle Tickets booking

Kedarnath Helicopter shuttle service start form their trekking point. Helipad located in Guptkashi, Phata and sitapur from where you get helicopter to kedarnath which is aprrox 270 km far from Dehradun Airport and take a full day journey of approx. 10 to 12 hours journey. This is fully ghat road section. There are 5 to 9 Helicopter operator operate their daily services form morning 6 Am to 6Pm depend on weather condition. For that you need to book helicopter ticket in advance, it is very hard to get ticket on spot at helipad, as palki and horse charges are higher then helicopter ticket so every one want to go by helicopter, so helipad remain fully crowed, so better you should have carry your pre booked helicopter ticket and reach helipad as per your reporting time, else you can go to gaurkund and take horse or doli for kedarnath temple, do not waste your time at helipad to get helicopter ticket

Kedarnath Helicopter Ticket Prices 2021
Guptkashi – Kedarnath – Guptkashi Rs. 8,550/- Per Person
Phata – Kedarnath – Phata Rs. 4,798/- Per Person
Sersi – Kedarnath – Sersi Rs. 4,940/- Per Person
Priority Darshan Charges Rs. 2100/- per person
All Inclusive Helicopter Package from Dehradun Rs. 69000/- Per Person
Day-to-day timings: 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Seating capacity: 6 passengers
Average trip time: 5 to 7 minutes (One-way)

Kedarnath Temple will open on May 09 and is expected to close its doors by Deepawali this year.Helicopter tickets to Kedarnath can be availed only between May-June and September-October. Helicopter services are stopped between the monsoon months of July-August.

VIP Darshan

Devotees would be allotted two hours time for Darshan at Kedarnath shrine i.e if you choose to travel either via two way tickets or Kedarnath Helicopter package from Dehradun. For those travelling under Kedarnath Helicopter package from Dehradun, VIP Darshan passes are already included in the package and entils no additional cost from you. It is strongly recommended that other pilgrims avail VIP Darshan passes issued by Sri Kedarnath Ji Mandir Samiti right from the helipad. The cost of VIP Darshan Passes is Rs 2100 per person.

How to Book Kedarnath Helicopter Tickets
  • Fill the form given above. Talk to our Travel Expert. After your doubts are cleared, confirm your status.
  • We will inform you of the availability of tickets. You may then transfer us the amount.
  • Tickets will be transferred to you via email after we receive your payment.
Baggage Limitation
  • Make sure the luggage you carry weighs under 2 Kg. You can carry handbags whose total weight does not exceed 2 kg.
Required Documents
  • Your documents of photo identification, favourable medical check-up report and biometric registration would be verified at Check-in.
  • There is provision for medical check-up at Phata and Sonprayag. Biometric registration needs to be done at Sonprayag or Phata.
About Phata

This beautiful Himalayan village is located at a distance of 14 km from Guptkashi along Gopeswar-Gaurikund road. It marks an important stopover in Kedarnath route since one can avail helicopter services from Phata helipad to Kedarnath, skipping the challenging Gaurikund-Kedarnath 14 km trek altogether.

Altitude: 6000 feet
Location: 14 km from Guptkashi, 31 km from Kedarnath
Accommodation: One can avail comfortable accommodation choices provided by budget and a few deluxe hotels in Phata.

Kedarnath Helicopter Services For 2021

The following helicopter companies have been chosen by Uttarakhand Civil Aviation Development Authority to carry helicopter services for the year 2020:

01 SAR Aviation 02 Bolt Aircraft Sales and Charter 03 Aryan Aviation 04 Transbharat Aviation
05 Pawan Hans 06 Premair 07 Apex Aviation 08 Summit Aviation
09 Bajaj Aviation 10 Bajaj Aviation
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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