Kedarnath Helicopter Ticket Online Booking Cost Rs. 6,000/- Per Person

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Kedarnath Helicopter Ticket Online Booking Cost Rs. 6,000/- Per Person

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.

Kedarnath Helicopter Ticket Rates has Been Announced by Govt for 2020. Ticket Prices are as Follows:

Kedarnath Tickets We Provide

Dehradun-Phata-Kedarnath Shrine-Phata-Dehradun Rs. 75,000/- Per Person
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

Kedarnath Yatra by Helicopter

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 Yatra By Helicopter From Dehradun (Charter Package)

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.

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 Services For 2020

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

  1. SAR Aviation
  2. Bolt Aircraft Sales and Charter
  3. Aryan Aviation
  4. Transbharat Aviation
  5. Pawan Hans
  6. Premair
  7. Apex Aviation
  8. Summit Aviation
  9. Bajaj Aviation
  10. Indocopters
                       Kedarnath Yatra By Helicopter  Inclusions Cost Per Person
 Meet at Sahastradhara as per advised schedule

0700: You will be made to depart from Sahastradhara helipad in Dehradun early in the morning.

0800:
 You will be arriving at Phata – the only helipad of Kedarnath Dham after an hour of journey. Here you will be made to change the helicopter and head on towards Kedarnath Dham where upon arriving you will be escorted to the main Dham shrine for priority puja darshan.

10:00: You will be escorted out from Kedarnath Dham to Phata where you will be boarded the helicopter headed towards Phata.

11:00:  You will be departed from Phata towards Dehradun.   

12:00 Noon :  You will be arriving at Dehradun.

Our Helicopter Charter Services Includes:

  1. To and fro helicopter ride for Dehradun.
  2. Shuttle service along with a pass for priority puja at Kedarnath Dham.
  3. Breakfast meal in Kedarnath.
  4. Assistance during arrival and departure.
  5. Allowance for fuel, driver payment, parking fees and toll.
  6. Charges for ground handling.
  7. Pickup and drop facility at Dehradun helipad.
  8. The said package is included with 5% of service tax.
75,000/-

Same Day Return.
(Inclusive Taxes)

Helicopter type
Bell 407/AS 350 B3
(Subject to Availabilities)

Seating04/05/06 Passengers.

 

Destinations: Dehradun – Kedarnath Ji – Dehradun

Our Helicopter Charter Services Excludes:

  • Any sort of special puja and darshan charges will be paid by the passengers directly.
  • Any expenses of personal nature which includes tipping, laundry bill, room service and telephone among others.
  • Evacuation of the passengers in case of ill health conditions will also be incurred on the passengers directly.
  • Delayed charges which are caused owing to unpredictable operation dysfunctions and changing weather conditions.
  • Any other costs which are not mentioned within the package will be incurred on the passengers.

Guidelines For Passengers

  • Since there is restricted and limited space in the helicopter then only 5 kgs of luggage per passenger is allowed.
  • Passengers are advised to carry just their handbags with essentials in them since heavy and bulky luggages are not permitted inside the helicopter.
  • Be sure to carry a medical and a first aid kit since all the dham sites are located on high altitudes.
  • All the passengers taking this yatra are advised to be medically and physically fit.
  • As cautionary measure be sure to carry an oxygen bottle which is easily available in the local medical shops.
  • Ensure that you carry a number of woolen clothing and warm clothing items which will save you from the harsh cold weather conditions.

Terms and Conditions

  1. Only 5 kgs of baggage per passenger is allowed and they are advised not to carry a big suitcase since there is limited space available inside the helicopter. People bringing excess baggage into the chopper will not be permitted inside the helicopter.
  2. Children who are above the age of 2 years will require a full ticket.
  3. There are no provisions made for the concession of either senior citizens or children.
  4. The total weight of all the passengers will not be more than 350 kgs.
  5. A maximum of 4 / 5 / 6 passengers are allowed inside 1 helicopter.
  6. In case the yatra is not completed in the given time and the passengers are not able to visit all the dhams or even 1 dham which may be caused due to bad weather conditions or some technical reasons the company will try its best to visit the remaining places in time. In case this is also not possible then the company is liable for refund of the remaining unutilized sectors.
  7. In case you are planning to reschedule your booking then these changes are dependent on the availability of dates along with an extra payment of 10% of the total cost. This can only be done if the request is made 7 days prior to the commencement of the journey. in case this request is made in less than 7 days prior to the commencement of the journey then the booking will stand cancelled and a new booking will be made depending on the availability.
  8. In case of naturally or manmade causes like unpredictable weather changes, riots, bandhs, political unrest among others then this program will be duly changed or extended, depending on the situation. Additional expenses will be incurred on the passenger directly.
  9. The company has the right to cancel, advance, reschedule, or make any sort of other changes, without providing any reason. The company also has the right to refuse its services to any person whom they find unfit for completing the journey or poses as a risk to the aircraft or the people who are on board.

Cancellations

In case a passenger decides to cancel the booking then the following cancellation charges will incur:

  • Up to 7 days prior to the journey – 20% of the amount
  • Up to 48 hours prior to the journey – 50% of the amount
  • Less than 48 hours prior to the journey – 75 % of the amount
  • Less than 24 hours prior to the journey – no refund

Note:
INR 11,000/- per passenger is an extra charge as per the directions of the Government of Uttarakhand who has imposed a royalty of INR 25,000/- per sector. This has also resulted in an increase in the landing charges of all Dhams. (these royalty charges will be refunded whenever the government of Uttarakhand rolls back).
The exact schedule for the Dham yatra will be devised just a day before the departure. The above-mentioned package is created just to give you an idea and understanding of the operational structure and timings. Last moment changes will be made in case of any weather or operational changes.
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.
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.

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