Amarnath Yatra Packages

Welcome to this post about Amarnath Yatra Packages. Here package refers to the travel arrangement along with tour itinerary for the Amarnath Yatra Pilgrimage. 

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Generally Amarnath Yatra Pilgrimage can be performed from two routes as finalised by the Jammu and Kashmir Government nodal agency Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board.

In this Post we will cover three routes for Amarnath Yatra Pilgrimage Package and you can download the Package details in PDF format 

1. Amarnath Yatra Package from Baltal /Neelgrath

2. Amarnath Yatra Package from Pahalgam

3. Amarnath Yatra Package from Leh /Ladakh /Kargil

4. Amarnath Yatra 2021 Package

5. Amarnath Yatra Package Frequently Asked Questions.

  1.  Amarnath Yatra Package from Neelgrath /Baltal Route.

Amarnath Yatra from Baltal /Neelgrath is the newest route as compared to Pahalgam route. This is the shortest route opened by the Jammu and Kashmir Government. This is the busiest route for helicopter users during the yatra. Most of the pilgrims who prefer to use helicopters choose this route because Amarnath Yatra Package and helicopter price is cheaper than Pahagam route. Trekking route from Baltal is also busiest but not as much compared to Pahagam trekking route. Nowadays people dont have so much time so focusing on darshan people started using Baltal route for trekking. But the old and traditional route is Pahagam so first timer  Amarnathji trekkers prefer to go from Pahalgam route and return from Baltal. 

There are two options to reach the holy cave from this route depending which mode you select. If You go by Helicopter then Neelgrath is the only base point now and if you go by trekking then Baltal is the only base Point. Earlier helicopters used to fly from Baltal so Baltal was the base point for both types of journey by trek and by helicopter. But In 2015 Neelgrath Helipad was built to reduce the load at Baltal and kept this place only for trekking.

Baltal – Baltal is also known as Camp city of Kashmir because during Yatra you find thousands of tents and many Langars for Amarnath Yatra Pilgrimage at this route. Baltal is 95 kms from Srinagar and  395 kms from Jammu city. Baltal is situated at the bank of Sindh River and Zojila Pass is the base of this scenic beauty place. Baltal is located beside the national highway which leads to Leh. It is 16 kms from Sonamarg which is another beautiful place for local sightseeing. You can start trekking for Amarnathji Pilgrimage from here. If you want to go by helicopter then return to Neelgrath 12 kms towards Srinagar.

Neelgrath – It is a small village located at the bank of River Sindh. Neelgrath is also known as Neelgrat and just 4 kms away from Sonamarg city and 84 kms from Srinagar and 12 kms before the Baltal. This place is famous for its scenic beauty and due to Helipad the Importance of this place has increased. During Yatra you find a small number of tents here. There is no proper accommodation facility available at Neelgrath. If you want a decent hotel to stay then you will have to stay in Sonamarg 4 kms before this helipad. If you want to go Amarnathji Darshan by Helicopter then Neelgrat  is the base point and if you want to go by trek then go 12 km  ahead and reach Baltal. From Baltal you will have to start a trek for the Holy PIlgrimage. 

How to reach Neelgrath / Baltal ?

Neelgrath / Baltal  is well connected by road from Jammu and Srinagar city.

From Srinagar –  Neelgrath  is 84  km and Baltal is  95 kms away from Srinagar Airport/ City and it takes around 2- 2.5  hours to reach by road. There is no alternate option to reach Neelgrath / Baltal  except by road from Srinagar. 

From Jammu– Neelgrath is 384  kms and Baltal is  395 kms away from Jammu Airport/ City and it takes around 13 hours to reach by road. There is an alternate option to reach Neelgrath /Baltal from Jammu. You can come by flight to Srinagar and from there you can reach by road.. 

Weather Condition and Average Temperature of Neelgrath /Baltal

The weather of Neelgrath / Baltal is cold and during winter you can see the heavy snow fall while during Amarnath yatra in June and July the temperature goes upto 20 degree centigrade. 

For June , July and August the average day temperature is recorded as  15-20 degree C while lowest temperature is recorded as 2 degree centigrade to 4 degree centigrade.

1.1  Amarnath Yatra Helicopter Package From Neelgrath-

If You plan to go Amarnath Yatra from this route then the Helicopter facility is available on a regular basis for the holy Pilgrimage. Generally Helicopters fly till Panchtarni Helipad from here. Panchtarni helipad is  15 kms away from Neelgrath and takes around  7 minutes to reach Panchtarni one side.  Amarnath Yatra Helicopter Packages from Neelgrath are cheaper than Pahagam route because helicopter tickets cost is cheaper as compared to Pahalgam. We have many options to choose from this route. Generally  3 Nights 4 days Helicopter Packages are always recommended from this route. If You need sightseeing of Kashmir  then you can increase the duration of the package upto 7 nights 8 Days minimum and upto 10 Nights 11 days if you want to add Maa Vaishno Devi Package too. If You want to Cover Kargil, Leh and Ladakh  then you can increase package duration upto  15 Nights 16 days. 2 Nights 3 days Amarnath Yatra Helicopter packages from Neelgrath  are never recommended from this route due to weather problems.

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1.2  Amarnath Yatra Trekking  Package From Baltal-

Amarnath Yatra Trekking from Baltal is the shortest route to reach the holy cave. This is a new route and is not considered as auspicious as Pahalgam Chandanwari Route. To reduce the traffic load from pahalgam this route was open a few decades back. The distance from here to Holycave is 18 kms and takes around 6 hrs from one side. Generally Pilgrims return the same day if they start the trek around 5 am in the morning for the holy pilgrimage of Amarnath Yatra. We have Amarnath Yatra Trekking Package from Baltal  with hotel and tent facility. If you want to stay in a Hotel then you will have to stay in Sonamarg and if you  want to stay in Tent or hut then you can stay in  Baltal. Staying in Baltal is recommended,  then only you will be able to start the trek at  5 am and will get the religious atmosphere. Sonamarg to Baltal  is 1 hr journey. Baltal gives a full religious atmosphere because lots of  langars are available there which gives almost  24 hrs service  and also the movement of pilgrims are mostly from this route due to regular flying of helicopters during day time  nearby and due to shortest trekking.  The  route is also connected to Leh and Ladakh. 

Weather is not always good to return the same day so we recommend 3 Nights 4 days Amarnath Yatra trekking Package from Baltal. 2 Nights 3 days Packages are not recommended from this trekking route. If You want to cover Kashmir  sightseeing too then minimum 7 Nights 8 Days packages are recommended and if you want to add Maa Vaishno devi tour also then go upto  10 nights 11 days package. 

If You want to Cover Kargil, Leh , Ladakh , Pangong lake, Nubra valley etc then 15 Nights 16 days packages are recommended. If No kashmir and Maa Vaishno Devi yatra and only Amarnathji and Leh Ladakh then go for  8 Nights 9 days Minimum. 

Download the Amarnath Yatra Trekking  Package Itinerary and tour Cost  from Neelgrath.

Distance Chart, Altitude and Duration to reach Holycave from  Baltal /Neelgrath  route Starting from from Jammu and Srinagar

By Helicopter from Neelgrath  to Panchtarni- Distance 14 kms and time 7 minutes.

Below are the details by road/trek.

Sr NoStarting PointDestination PointKmsAltitudeTime by Walk/Trek /Motor
1SrinagarNeelgrath84 kms8500 Ft / 2600 M2 hrs by Car
2JammuNeelgrath384 kms8500 Ft / 2600 M10 hrs by car/ 12 hrs by bus
3SonamargNeelgrath16 kms8500 Ft / 2600 M5 minutes by walk
4NeelgrathBaltal12 kms9000ft/ 2743 M30 minutes by car /5 hrs by trek
5BaltalDomel Check Point2.75 kms9300 ft/ 2840 M1 hr by trek/ 30 min by pony
6DomelBarari marg6 kms11730 Ft/ 3352 M3 hr by trek/ 2 hrs by pony
7Barari MargSangam3 kms13000 Ft /3962 M1.5 hr by trek/ 1 hr by pony
8SangamHolycave3 km13500 Ft / 4115 M1.5 hr by trek/ 1 hr by pony

Sightseeing and in and around  Places in Baltal /Neelgrath

There are lots of places in and around Neelgrath /Baltal for SIghtseeing. 

  1. Thajiwas Glacier Sonamarg : 

A paradise on Earth, the name “Sonamarg” itself signifies its beauty: The Golden Meadow. Set in a backdrop of snow capped mountains and bright flowers, this place is sure to get your energy flowing. Sonamarg, which means ‘ meadow of gold ‘ has, as its backdrop, snowy mountains against a cerulean sky. the Sindh meanders along here and abounds with trout and mahseer, snow trout can be caught in the main river. In late April when Sonamarg is open for road transport, the visitors can have access to snow which is furnished all over like a white carpet. Ponies can be hired for the trip up to Thajiwas glacier, a major attraction during the summer months. However, there is need for some stricter regulation to save the environment of the area from over tourism. Litters such as plastic bottles, etc., are strewn all over along the track. It offers many adventurous routes with amazing green water & frozen lakes around and Thajiwas glacier is a one such major tourist attraction in the region. Located 7 km from Sonamarg, it is an ideal spot for enjoying a sledge ride on the snow even in mid-summer. The nearby area is a perfect camping site too.

  1. Gangabal Lake

The Gangabal Lake, also known by the name of Harmukh Ganga is a lake situated at the foothills of Harmukh Mountain in Ganderbal district of Kashmir valley. This alpine high altitude lake lies at an elevation of 3570 meters, and is home to many types of fishes including rainbow and brown trout. The lake can be reached via Ganderbal and Naranag and then, need to cover a 15 km trek route via Vishansar and Krishnasar Lake. The Gangabal Lake can also be accessed through a trek from Bandipora via Arin. The best season to visit the lake is from the month of July to September.

Attractions : 

The twin lakes of Gangabal and Nandakol look stunning when viewed from Zach Pass on the hills opposite side. It is definitely worth the effort, try and hike up as high as possible, higher you go, better is the view. If there are shepherds around with their flock, the lake is great for fishing but one needs a permit from Srinagar. On a clear day, the view of Nandakol lake at the base of Harmukh peak towering to a height of over 5000m is fantastic. You can make this trip on horse/pony from Narnag.

Major Tourist Activity:

Trekking and fishing.

How to Reach? 

The Gangabal lake is approached from Srinagar 45 kilometres by road via Ganderbal up to Naranag and then a trek of 15 kilometres upslopes leads to the lake, which can be covered by a horse ride or by foot. The shepherds and gujjars can be seen during the trek with their flocks of sheep and goats. Another trek (25 kilometres long) leads to the lake site from Sonamarg via the Vishansar Lake crossing the Nichnai pass ( 4100 meteres). It can also be accessed through a trek from Bandipora via Arin.

Gangabal Lake Trek 

The trek to the lake Gangabal takes place in an alpine environment, (cut crossing) with meadows, (cut from) and huts of Gujjars – Himalayan nomads – with their herds crossing through two passes (cut steeps of) over 4,000 m to get to the lake Gangabal, the sacred Hindu lake and place of pilgrimage.

  1. VishanSar Lake

The Vishansar Lake is an alpine high altitude oligotrophic lake situated in the vicinity of Sonamarg at an elevation of 3710 meters. It has a maximum length of 1 kilometer and maximum width of 0.6 kilometers. Vishansar in hindi means the lake of Vishnu is home to many types of fishes among which is the brown trout. It freezes during winter. During the summer season, the lake is surrounded by green lush meadows where local shepherds graze their flocks of sheep and goat. The Lake with its scenic beauty, snow covered mountains and their gorges filled with small glaciers and the meadows around, with alpine flowers is an attraction for the trekkers in the Kashmir Valley. It is fed by the Krishnasar Lake and glaciers. The Vishansar Lake is the source of Neelum River which flows northwards up to Badoab and then westwards through Gurais along the Line of Control. The Gadsar Lake lies some 9 km west crossing Gadsar Pass.

The Vishansar Lake is situated 115 km. northeast from Srinagar and 35 km from Shitkadi Sonamarg. It can be accessed from Srinagar or Srinagar Airport, 80 km by road NH 1D up to village Shitkadi from which ponies can be hired to cover an alpine trek of 35 km which takes a complete day of trekking and one has to cross the Nichnai Pass of 4100 meters above sea level. The best time to visit the lake is in the month of June to September.

Fed by Krishansar Lake and glaciers, the lake is the main source of Neelum River. During winter, the lake freezes while in summer, the lush green meadow surrounding the lake gives truly an amazing sight.

A high altitude lake, it can be reached through trekking or pony rides. The lake is also accessible from Nichnai Pass, which is another high elevation well-known tourist spot.

  1. Kishansar Lake

Situated at a height of 3801 m above sea level, Krishnasar Lake is one of the most mesmerizing lakes in the chain of many Himalayan lakes. You will see travelers from all over the state coming here and enjoying themselves. Most of them will be engaged in Trout fishing which has made this lake a famous excursion spot.

Fishing in Kishansar Lake:

Similar to most lakes, rivers and streams of Kashmir, Kishnasar is an angler’s paradise. Here, trout fishing is cheaper than most parts of the world. The Department of Fisheries in Kashmir that controls angling in the valley is said to ensure no depletion of stock by indiscriminate fishing, and hence, sets the best angling experiences in ideal conditions in all the fishing sites of the state. Fishing at a high altitude lake like Kishansar, (approx 14,000 feet above sea level) that needs you to trek, is one of the most adventurous experiences one can take from the valley Cradled by snow clad mountains, the surface of the Kishansar Lake is frozen during the winter, and the fish hence, keep close to the bottom. The lake also allows the use of spoons and spinners.

  1. Gadsar Lake

Gadsar Lake is located 5,000 m above sea level, in the Himalayan Ranges. It is considered as one of the highest altitude lakes in the Kashmir region. This lake is famous as a trekking base, which can be reached through the alpine trek. Brown-trout fishing is a popular activity among the tourists visiting this lake Known as the ‘valley of flowers’, the Gadsar Lake is located at a distance of 28 km from Sonamarg. Sonamarg, which literally means the ‘meadow of gold’ gives the Lake a beautiful picturesque backdrop of the Himalayas. The Lake stretches up to 0.85 kilometres with a width of 0.76 km and is well known for trout fishing. Amongst one of the highest altitude lakes of the region, the Gadsar Lake in literal transition in Kashmiri stands for the ‘the lake of fishes’. Gadsar Lake is surrounded by alpine flowers and remains frozen during the months of November and April. However, on other times, this lake is a must-visit for anglers and fishing enthusiasts for the famous brown colored game and food fishes, mainly trout.

Attractions:

Located in Sonamarg in the Kashmir valley, the hub is the gateway to Ladakh and situated just before the Zoji La pass.

Gadsar Lake is famous as a trekking base that is reached through the alpine trek.

Vaishnosar Lake and Krishnasar Lake are the nearby tourist attractions.

  1. Nund Kolsar

This is a smaller lake which comes before Gangabal. It is situated at the foothills of Harmukh. A beautiful lake with crystal clear water, the water from Gangabal flows into this lake and the waters of the two lakes together form the crank naaz stream. The Nundkol Lake lies at the foothills of Mount Harmukh (5,142m (16,870 ft)). The Gangabal Lake which is bigger and at higher elevation lies 1.5 km to the north of the lake. Surrounded by the lush green meadows, the banks of the Nundkol Lake serve as the camping site during the summers. Naranag is the nearest settlement and serves as the base camp for trekking to the lake. The Nundkol Lake is fed by Gangabal Lake and the melting glaciers of Mount Harmukh. It gives rise to Wangath Nallah, the major right tributary of the Sindh River.

During the winter, the Lake freezes and is covered by heavy snow. In the summers, the basin of the lake is surrounded by a sheet of alpine flowers. The geum, blue poppy, potentilla and gentian are relatively common. Hedysarum flowers are found in late spring throughout the area around the lake. The Nundkol Lake is stocked with trout among which is the brown trout. The fishing is permitted to the licensed anglers. This Lake is accessible only during the summer; during the winter, the treks are closed because of the heavy snowfall. It can be reached from Srinagar, via a 65 km motorable road which leads through Ganderbal and Wayil to the Naranag trekking camp. The alpine meadows of Trunakhul and Bad Pathri lies at the halfway point of this two-day trek to the lake. An alternate trek starts from Chattergul village, 10 km to the west of Naranag which leads through the meadows of Mahlish. The lake can also be accessed through Bandipora and the five-day trekking starting point is Arin. Tourists prefer Naranag trek and return via Gadsar Lake, Vishansar Lake and Sonamarg to cover most alpine lakes of the area.

  1. Naranag

Naranag (or Nara Nag) is a tourist village of Ganderbal district, Jammu and Kashmir, India. It is located around 8 km from Kangan, 6 km upstream from the Nallah Sindh. Noted for its scenic meadows, lakes and mountains, it is a base camp for trekking to Mount Harmukh 16,870 ft (5,142 metres) and Gangabal Lake. The village lies at the left bank of the Wangath river, which is a tributary of the Nallah Sindh.

The Naranag valley is noted for its scenic meadows. The village is a base camp for trekkers to Mount Harmukh, the Gangabal Lake and Satsar (the seven lakes). It is also a base for the trekkers to Gadsar Lake, the Vishansar Lake and the Krishansar Lake, though it takes 5 to 7 days of trekking. There are also many other peaks and alpine meadows around the Naranag Valley. In the winters, Naranag receives heavy snowfall, during which skiing is practiced.

The Naranag temple is the main attraction for the tourists. It is one of the important archaeological sites of the country. The site consists of a cluster of temples facing each other at a distance of about 200 meters. Historians say that the temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva by the 8th century ruler Lalithdatiya muktadiya. It is believed that the king Awantivarman paid a visit and donated a pedestal for bathing at Bhutsher. Its architecture reveals the art art of the 8th century. The government has only constructed walls to protect it from encroachments and nothing else has been done. It is now left in ruins of which only faint traces have survived. This temple has the typical Aryan structure as was present in Aryan Kashmir.

  1. Kanasar

Kana Sar is a mountain in Kashmir (Jammu and Kashmir), India with the region font code of Asia/Pacific. It is located at an elevation of 4,346 meters above sea level.

  1. Kushal Sar

Best Place for Sightseeing

  1. Lol Gul Lake

Lol Gul Lake Is a break in a mountain range or other high obstruction, used for transportation from one side to the other in the country of India. Its center lies at a latitude of 34.4416700 and longitude of 74.8833300 and it has an elevation of 4062 meters above sea level.

  1.  Atmas lake

Best Place for Sightseeing

  1.  Mount Haramukh

Harmukh (also known as Mount Harmukh or Harmukh mountain) is a mountain with a peak elevation of 5,142 metres (16,870 ft), in Ganderbal district of Jammu and Kashmir. Harmukh is part of the Himalaya Range, and is located between Nallah Sindh in the south and Kishanganga Neelum River in the north, rising above Gangabal Lake in the vicinity of Kashmir valley. It is mostly climbed from the northwestern side of Arin Bandipore.

The closest tourism destination to Haramukh is Dachigam. Other close by tourism destinations include Sonamarg, Srinagar and Pahalgam. The nearest major railway station to Haramukh is Jammu (JAT) which is at a distance of 5.2 kilometres. The nearest airport is at Srinagar which is at a distance of 44 kilometres. Lying at an elevation of 11945 m, it is one of the highest cities in India. According to Hindu mythology, Harmukh is the abode of Lord Shiva. According to the legend of “Hurmukhuk Gisoni”. Once a hermit tried to reach the summit of Harmukh to see Lord Shiva face to face. For twelve long years he tried to scale the summit, but failed until one day he saw a Gujar descending the summit. When the Gujar approached him, the hermit inquired as to what he had seen there. The Gujar said he had been searching for a stray goat, and that while searching he saw a couple milking a cow and drinking the milk from a human skull. The couple had offered him some milk, which he refused to drink; when they departed they rubbed a little of the milk on his forehead. When the Gujar indicated the spot where the milk was rubbed, the hermit was extremely joyful and rushed to lick his forehead. It is said that the hermit attained Nirvana and disappeared from The most enchanting high altitude trek in the entire Kashmir valley is the one leading to the the place, to the complete surprise of the Gujar.

famous Lake of Gangabal situated at the foot of Mount Harmukh. This Lake is approachable either from Sonamarg involving a 3 to 4 day trek or directly through Chatargul along Bramahsar or via Naranag up the steep slope of Buth-Sher which takes a day or two. The trek from Sonamarg across Nichnai pass is out of this world. 

There are more than a dozen Lakes on this trek. Kishensar, Vishansar, Yemsar, Gadsar, Satsar, and finally the Gangabal and Nundkol Lakes. After crossing Nichnai pass, one can either go through the valleys or cross some more passes to go along the Lakes directly. Each Lake has its own peculiarity and the bigger ones, Kishensar, Vishensar, Gangabal, and Nundkol are stocked with trout fish. There are excellent camping sites all along the trek. The mountainsides are full of varied flora. Some places one finds a mind boggling variety of plants and flowers especially while climbing the pass near Gadsar to reach Satsar.

  1. Poschar Lake

Best Place for Sightseeing

  1. Soksar Lake

Best Place for Sightseeing

  1. Baba Mathesir

Best Place for Sightseeing

Note -You can reach above places of sightseeing  by local transport only because outsider transports are not allowed. Outsider transport means any transport that comes outside Sonamarg  due to local union of transports. So if you want sightseeing you will have to hire a local vehicle. In our Package cost sightseeing of Sonamarg  is included only , if you want above places then extra charges will be applicable and need extra days. For more details contact us. 

2. Amarnath Yatra Package from Pahalgam route – 

Amarnath Yatra Pahalgam route is the oldest and traditional route to perform Amarnath yatra. This route was used by Lord Shiva in ancient times to go to Holycave. There are two options from here either you can take Helicopter ride or you can go by trek. We have both types of Amarnath Yatra Packages from here. Below we are going to describe each option to reach holycave cave from Pahalgam. 

 Pahalgam is one of  the beautiful places in Kashmir and generally preferred by Bollywood for their Bollywood film suits. Pahalgam is also known as Bail Gaon because lord shiva while moving to Holy Cave left his Sevak Nandi at the Pahalgam so this place was earlier known as Bailgaon later changed to Pahalgam. Pahalgam is a hill station and is located at the bank of river Lidder at an altitude of  2200 metre around  7200 feet.  It is said that Lord shiva Amrit Bachan in Pahalgam. Pahalgam is in Anantnag District of Jammu and Kashmir.

How to reach Pahalgam ?

Pahalgam is well connected by road from Jammu and Srinagar city.

From Srinagar –  Pahalgam is 95 kms away from Srinagar Airport/ City and it takes around 2 hours to reach by road. There is no alternate option to reach Pahalgam except by road from Srinagar. 

From Jammu– Pahalgam is 295 kms away from Jammu Airport/ City and it takes around 10 hours to reach by road. There is no alternate option to reach Pahalgam except by road from Jammu. 

Weather Condition and Average Temperature of Pahalgam

The weather of Pahalgam is moderate and during winter you can see the heavy snow fall while during Amarnath yatra in June and July the temperature goes upto 32 degree centigrade. 

For June , July and August the average day temperature is recorded as  30- 32 degree C while lowest temperature is recorded as 1 degree centigrade to 4 degree centigrade.

2.1  Amarnath Yatra Helicopter Package From Pahalgam-

Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board has kept the facility of helicopters on this route. Helicopter service starts from Pahalgam city helipad to Panchtarni helipad which is the last point by Helicopter . Helicopter flies from Pahalgam to Panchtarni only. The distance from Pahalgam to Panchtarni is  45 kms and it takes around 20 minutes to reach Panchtarni Helipad. Once pilgrims reach Panchtarni,  from there they  can start their journey by walk or by pony to Shri Amarnathji Shrine Holycave. The distance from Panchtarni to Holycave  is 6 kms and can be covered in 2 hrs each side. If you don’t want to  go for a walk then you can hire a pony palki from Panchtarni Helipad. Click here to check the Pony / Palki rates fixed by govt. Generally 3 Nights 4 Days Helicopter Package from Pahalgam is recommended. Weather Condition is not always good so we never recommend 2 Nights 3 days Helicopter Package from Pahagam.  The Package cost by helicopter from this route is expensive as compared to the Neelgrath route.  If you want nearby sightseeing  and other kashmir  places sightseeing then you can increase the duration upto  7 Nights 8 days Minimum and if you want to add Maa Vaishno Devi package and Jammu Sightseeing then you can go upto  10 Nights 11 days.  If You want to Cover Kargil, Leh and Ladakh  then you can increase package duration upto  15 Nights 16 days.

Download the Amarnath Yatra Helicopter Package Itinerary and tour Cost  from Pahalgam.

2.2  Amarnath Yatra Trekking Package From Nunwan /  Pahalgam-

Amarnath Yatra trekking from Pahalgam /Nunwan is the perfect traditional route which was used by Lord shiva to reach the holy cave. This is the reason Amarnath Yatra Trekking Package from Pahagam is the highest selling trekking  package for Amarnath yatra. Nunwan is the base point just a km from the  Pahalgam CIty.  When you start trekking from Pahalgam then you come across  Chandanwari  16 kms from Pahalgam, it is assumed that Lord shiva left his moon at this place that is why this place is called Chandanwari . From Chandanwari Pilgrims trek via Pissutop to Sheshnag which is 14 kms away from Chandanwari. This is the place where lord shiva left his Snake that is why this place is called Sheshnag. Later once you move towards Panchtarni on the way you find Mahaguna Top ( Mahaganesh Mountain ) , this is the place where Lord Shiva left his son Lord Ganesha. THe distance from Sheshnag to Panchtanri is around 14kms. This is the place where Lord SHiva Left his all 5 elements ( Earth, Water, Fire, Air, and Sky ) that is why this place is known as Panchtarni. From Panchtarni  3 kms is Sangam . Sangam is a place where routes from Baltal and Pahalgam merge and from Sangam Holycave is 3 kms.

Generally 5 Nights 6 Days trekking Package from Pahalgam is recommended. Weather Condition is not always good so we never recommend 4 Nights 5 days Trekking Package from Pahagam.  The Package cost by Trekking  from this route is expensive as compared to  Baltal route because it takes extra days to complete the Yatra as compared to Baltal.  If you want nearby sightseeing  and other kashmir places sightseeing then you can increase the duration upto  9 Nights 10 days Minimum and if you want to add Maa Vaishno Devi package and Jammu SIghtseeing then you can go upto  12 Nights 13 days. In 12 Nights 13 days almost every main main place will be covered by the Both the famous Yatra Amarnath yatra and Maa Vaishno Devi Yatra.  If You want to Cover Kargil, Leh and Ladakh  then you can increase package duration upto 17 Nights 18 days.

Download the Amarnath Yatra Helicopter Package Itinerary and tour Cost  from Pahalgam

Distance Chart, Altitude and Duration to reach Holycave from  Pahagam  route Starting from from Jammu and Srinagar

By Helicopter from Pahagam to Panchtarni- Distance 45 kms and time  20 minutes.

Below are the details by road/trek.

Sr NoStarting PointDestination PointKmsAltitudeTime by Walk/Trek /Motor
1SrinagarPahalgam95 kms7200 Feet / 2195 M2 hrs by Car
2JammuPahalgam295 kms10 hrs by car/ 12 hrs by bus
3NunwanPahalgam1km`5 minutes by walk
4PahalgamChandanwari16 kms9500 Feet/ 2896 M30 minutes by car /5 hrs by trek
5ChandanwariPissutop3 kms11000 ft/ 3377 M1 hr by trek
6PissutopSheshnag11 kms11730 Ft/ 3352 M4 hrs by trek
7SheshnagMahaguna Top4.6 km14000 ft/ 4276 m2 hrs by trek
8Mahaguna TopPanchtarni9.4 km12000 Ft /3657 M4 hrs by trek
9PanchtarniSangam3 km13000 Ft /3962 M1.5 hrs by trek
10SangamHoly Cave3 km13500 Ft / 4115 M1 hrs by trek

Sightseeing and in and around  Places in Pahalgam

There are lots of places in and around Pahalgam for SIghtseeing. 

  1. Betaab Valley– Betaab valley is located 15 kms away from the Pahalgam and the valley got its  name from the Sunny Deol Starrer Bollywood Movie Betaab that was shot here. 
  1. Kolahoi Glacier – It is one of the famous glaciers and is spreaded in almost  35 kms situated up the Lidder Valley and below the Kolahoi Peak. It is accessible via Aru Valley.
  1. Aru Valley– Aru valley is a famous tourist destination  because of its peaceful environment and scenic beauty. Aru valley is  located 12 kms away from Pahalgam city and 11 km upstream from the Lidder River.  Aru Valley  is noted for its scenic Meadows, Lakes and Mountains.  The village is a base camp for trekkers to the Kolahoi Glacier, the Tarsar-Marsar lakes and the Katrinag valley. It is also a base for the treks to Lidderwat, the Vishansar-Kishansar lakes and Kangan.[6][1] The Kolahoi is the largest glacier in the Kashmir Valley, and is located near Mt. Kolahoi (5425m), the highest peak in the Valley. A number of hotels, restaurants and huts are available for boarding and lodging.There are about 20 alpine lakes, peaks and meadows around the Aru Valley. In the winters, when Aru receives heavy snowfall, skiing and heliskiing are practiced. Other popular tourist activities include fishing of trout in the Lidder river, trekking, hiking, horse riding, sightseeing and photography.
  1.  Chandanwari – Chandanwari is one of the beautiful scenic places for local sightseeing and is located  16 kms from Pahalgam. This route is used to start trekking for Shri Amarnathji Holycave. Lord shiva left his Moon while trekking for Amarnathji Cave that is why this place is Known as Chandanwari because Moon is known as Chandrama In Hindi. If you are not going for Amarnath yatra then this place is not suggested to go for sightseeing because of lots of rush.
  2. Baisaran :- Situated at a distance of around 5 km from Pahalgam, Baisaran offers panoramic views over the town as well as the Lidder valley.This location has some of the darkest and long meadows matching with those in Switzerland. Hence it is also termed as Mini Switzerland and the dense pine forest around gives the green carpet look to the meadow a fine contrast. Even more contrasting is provided by the snow-capped peaks of all the surrounding mountains. Seldom one sees such contrasting hues spread all over and it is enough to become a jaw dropping scenery for the surprise visitor.
  1. Tulian Lake– Tulian Lake is located in a meadow with pine forests and lies between the two Himalayan mountain ranges of Pir Panjal and Zanskar.
  1. SHeshnag Lake –  Sheshnag Lake is a high altitude mountain lake at an elevation of 12,000 feet, near Vavjan.
  1. Katernag Lake-  A high altitude alpine lake 7km from Aru, remains almost frozen the whole year that is why it gets this name Kater Nag.
  1. Mt Kolahoi – Highest Mountain Peak in Kashmir Valley. It is also called Matterhorn of Kashmir because it resembles Mt.Matterhorn of Switzerland.
  2. Tarsar Lake : The Tarsar Lake trek gives you a most memorable glimpse of the breath-taking beauty of Kashmir.
  3.  Marsar Lake – The Marsar Lake is drained by an outlet stream which falls into the Lidder River and is situated at 5 km away from the village Nagberan.
  4. Litherwath – The Litherwath runs through Pahalgam in a rushing gray-green torrent, breaking in curling waves against the boulders that lie in its path.
  5. Chari Nag Lake – Good place for Sightseeing

The Nearby Places to Pahalgam are Aru Valley, Betaab Valley ,  Kolahoi Glacier, Sheikhpora , Sheshnag, Chandanwari , Khanbal, Anantnag, Apple Garden, Baisaran Etc. These are very beautiful Places to have sightseeing.

Note -You can reach above places of sightseeing  by local transport only because outsider transports are not allowed. Outsider transport means any transport that comes outside Pahalgam due to local union of transports. So if you want sightseeing you will have to hire a local vehicle. In our Package cost sightseeing of Pahalgam is included only , if you want above places then extra charges will be applicable with extra duration and time. Contact us for more details. 

3. Amarnath Yatra Package from Leh /Ladakh/ Kargil

If you want to come for Amarnathji Darshan from Leh /Kargil then we have Amarnath yatra Packages by Helicopter and Trekking  From Leh/ Kargil.

3.1- Download Amarnath Yatra Helicopter Package from Leh / Kargil

3.2 – Download Amarnath Yatra Trekking Package from Leh kargil

There are many places in and around Leh/ Ladah for the sightseeing. When you book amarnath yatra tour from tis route then we also cover the sightseeing of Numbra Valley, Pangong lake, Leh and Kargil. You can reach leh directly by flight connected from New delhi and other airports of India

4.  Amarnath Yatra 2021 Packages

We have started to take the booking of Amarnath Yatra 2021 Packages for the date 5th July 2021 till 21st July 2021. These dates are safe and confirmed. We have kept many itineraries to choose from. We have kept the price of Amarnath Yatra 2021 Packages same as last year. Prices were supposed to increase due to Covid 19 but to give relief to the Pilgrims we have not increased our Amarnath Yatra 2021 Tour price. Amarnath Yatra 2021 Packages cost includes Stay in Well appointed 3 star hotel, Breakfast and DInner, Non ac Transport, Registration for the darshan, Helicopter tickets and local sightseeing. If you want to go by trekking then helicopter tickets will not be provided. The standard 3 Nights 4 days Helicopter Package starting from Srinaagr Via Neelgrath route will cost Rs 17500 and Trekking Packages from Baltal will cost Rs Rs 10500 . If you choose to go from Pahagam route then the package cost of 3 Nights 4 Days by Helicopter starting from Srinagar will cost Rs 18500 and trekking packages starting from Srinagar via Pahalgam will cost Rs 12000.

If you want to join from jammu then transportation costs will be extra on an actual basis. The package cost will have  5% gst extra. 

Click here to download the packages we have for the year 2021.  

5 Amarnath Yatra Package Frequently Asked Questions.

Q1 – What is the purpose of the Amarnath Yatra Tour Package ?


Ans- The purpose of Amarnath Yatra tour package is to give hassle free services in exchange of money to have good live darshan of Lord Amarnathji with accommodation facility, transport facility, registration, helicopter tickets and local sightseeing.

Q2- How many  years experience do you have in conducting the Amarnath Yatra Tour ?

Ans- We have around 30 years of experience in conducting amarnath yatra tour. We have been helping pilgrims since 1990 to manage the Darshan of this Holy pilgrimage of Lord shiva. 

Q3 -How do you Manage Amarnath Yatra Tour Package  ?

Ans- We have been  tied up with different vendors across Kashmir to give the direct service for the holy Pilgrimage. Since We are local tour operators of kashmir so we have full grip on vendors who give different types of services required for the pilgrimage. Apart from this we have a number of staff stationed at different places in Kashmir who makes it easy to manage the amarnath yatra trip ?

Q4- How many types of Amarnath yatra Packages do you have?

Ans- Generally there are two types of Packages. One is by trekking and the other is by helicopter. So PIlgrims can choose from amarnath yatra helicopter packages or from Amarnath yatra Trekking Packages. Since there are two routes so we conduct tours from both the routes. You can read the details above. 

Q5- Which is the recommended amarnath yatra tour ?

Ans- Details already mentioned above. Amarnath Yatra tours depend upon your choice. If you prefer the traditional route then go from pahalgam route, but if you are only focused for darshan then you can choose Baltal /Neelgrath route. Baltal/ Neelgrath route is cheaper and takes less time as compared to Pahalgam.

Q6 – What is the recommended tour duration for Amarnath Yatra  ?

Ans- It depends upon the route and mode of transport you choose . If you want to go by helicopter then 3 Nights 4 days amarnath yatra tour packages are recommended from both the routes,  Pahalgam as well as Neelgrath. If  you want to go by trekking  then from Pahalgam 5 nights 6 days trekking packages are recommended and from Baltal route 3 Nights 4 days  trekking Packages are recommended.

Q7 – What is the USP of your Amarnath Yatra Packages ?

Ans- Our USP is Experience, Services and Travel Itinerary. Since we are conducting tours from the past several years so we have full experience of the Amarnath trip. We also  know each and every minute details about the Amarnath yatra PIlgrimage routes and the problems associated with the trip , routes etc. Full Experience in conducting Lord Shiva PIlgrimagefrom past several years gives us unique techniques to manage the trip  properly and efficiently. As far as services are concerned we choose the best hotel at low price through a tender process for the Yatra Period and we have our own transport facility as well as our own tent facility so we don’t face any problem as ground level. As far as Helicopter Services are concerned that depends upon the operator and weather condition. Since prices are the same for any time and any helicopter service for a particular route so we choose the best option so that pilgrims could not face any problem while traveling for the Pilgrimage.

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Q 8 – How many travel itineraries do you have for Amarnath Yatra and Maa Vaishno Devi  Pilgrimage?

Ans- We have more than 200 itineraries for Amarnath Yatra and Maa Vaishno Devi Pilgrimage. We have separate tours of Amarnath Yatra. We have  Combination of amarnath yatra tours with Maa vaishon devi tours, amarnath yatra tours with Kargil and  Leh and Ladakh, amarnath yatra trip with local kashmir sightseeing tours, amarnath yatra and jammu sightseeing, maa viahsno devi tour with leh and ladakh, kashmir tour with leh and ladakh and local kashmir tour itineraries etc. 

Q9 – WHat is the duration of your packages ?

Ans- Duration depends upon the places you cover. Minimum Package duration we have is 2 Nights 3 days for Amarnathji and 1 Night 2 days for Maa Vaishno Devi. If you go only for Amarnath Yatra then you can take  3 Nights 4 Days by Helicopter. If You want to go by trek then 5 Night  6 days is enough.  If  you want amarnath  by helicopter  and local kashmir then  you can go for  7 Nights 8 days Package , If You want Amarnathji and Maa vaishno devi then you can take  6 Nights 7 Days. If you want to cover Kashmir, Amarnathji and Maa Vaishno devi then go for 10 Nights 11 days and if you want to cover everything of Maa Vaishno devi, Amarnathji , Local Kashmir and Leh Ladakh then you can take a minimum 15 Nights 16 days Package. Download the pdf from the above link and you will find most of the details about the travel itineraries we have. 

Q10 – What is the package cost and where can we find it ? 

Ans – Package cost depends upon the types of hotels and transport you take. Generally we use  3 star hotels for stay  wherever hotel facility is available. Transport depends upon the number of persons and generally we use Tavera. Qualis, Sumo, Swift Dzire , Tempo Traveller , LP Coach etc.  We have Standard tents available at different locations with proper facilities with bed, Mattress, coats, pillow, bedsheet and blankets . 

To Know the Amarnath Yatra Package cost download the pdf file given above. First choose the route from above details and then download the pdf file of that route with all cost and plan details. 

Q11 – Do you provide meals in your Amarnath Yatra Packages ? 

Ans- Yes we provide a Modified American Plan ( MAP) in our packages. We don’t provide an All meals plan ( AP )  because during day time either you go for sightseeing  or for the darshan so you generally miss lunch. We generally provide Breakfast and dinner in Our Amarnath Yatra,  Maa Vaishno Devi  and Local Travel Packages. 

Q11 – Is you Package cheaper or expensive ? 

Ans- Our Package prices are standard and are value for Money. We believe in Services so our delivery rate is 100%. Whatever we commit we deliver that. This is the reason we are surviving in the Market of Amarnath yatra Pilgrimage from past several years.  We don’t quote low and higher prices because we dont believe in Bargaining. Our prices are fixed that is the reason highest standard services are delivered. If you are price conscious then you may find it expensive but if you are service conscious then you will find our packages prices are cheaper.  SInce Amarnath Yatra Pilgrimage Needs Proper and timely service at an Altitude of  even 14000 feet so we are service conscious instead of price. If you use our services you will come again and again with us.

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Q12- Why should we go for Amarnath Yatra Pilgrimage  with your Agency ?

Ans- We have full hand on experience of Lord Shiva Pilgriamges lIke Amarnath Yatra , Kedarnath Yatra, Kailash Mansarovar Yatra, Manimahesh Yatra, Om parvat Yatra etc. We are local tour operators and at the same time we are service oriented organisation. We are on the mission of Promoting Lord Shiva PIlgrimages at an affordable price. We are focused on Service, Security and Safety. We don’t compromise with  Safety, Security and Service. For us Pilgrims FIrst. 

Q 13- How many pilgrims bookings can you take for a particular date  ?

Ans- If you go by trekking then for a particular date then we can take upto 500 persons booking and if you go by helicopter then  50 persons. 

Q 14- What is the meaning of Amarnath Yatra Itinerary  ?

Ans- Day to day travel programme scheduled to reach the holy cave for Amarnath Yatra darshan and returning  back after darshan from the holy cave is known as Amarnath Yatra Itinerary . 

Q 15- How to Book the Amarnath Yatra 2021 Package  ?

Ans- First select your choice of  package from above pdf files. check all the details carefully. Once you are finalized then choose the dates between 5th July- 21 st August 2021 . Read more about Amarnath Yatar dates from here. Once the date is finalised call us or send the query through the below query form.  

Also Click here for all the details about Amarnath Yatra 2021  Booking Procedure or you can drop your query through below query  form we will contact you with all the details . 

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