5 to 6 people, including the pilot, are allowed to travel in one chopper. The overall weight of the helicopter with people should not be exceeding 430 kgs.
The best time to visit char dham by helicopter is during the peak pilgrimage months from may to early july. No. chopper services remain closed for the winter season, just as the char dham yatra shuts off for the season.
Yes. A helicopter yatra may be expensive for many people. It can cost on an average of 1.5 to 2 lakh rupees, which is way more than char dham yatra by road package.
Yes, char dham yatra by helicopter can be completed in one day, however it could prove to be super stressful for the pilgrims involved. Yes there are ek dham, do dham or even teen dham yatra by helicopter services available.
The nearest helipad in Yamunotri is in Kharsali which is located at a distance of a couple of kms. There is no helipad located just close to the temple because of the terrain. From Kharsali helipad passengers can be transferred to janki chatti in a cab and from there they can get a pony or a palki service.
Make sure to pack light and only the essentials while going on a helicopter ride. These include things like - medication, portable charger, some winter clothing, dry set of clothes etc. and the pack should not exceed 5 to 6 kgs. For prep work remember to start indulging yourself in physical activities like aerobics, walking, jogging etc.
Char dham yatra is a difficult one because of its challenging terrain and high altitude elevation. As for the age limit on helicopter rides, kids below the age of 5 years and senior citizens over the age of 70 are advised not to challenge themselves.
The passengers going for chardham yatra by helicopter will be given services like VIP darshan, yatri registration pass, smooth transfers from helipad to the temples and good accommodation.
Yes. There are provisions for special puja service and rituals. While booking the chardham by helicopter package, make sure to ask your tour manager about it so that they get time to make the necessary arrangements.
Yes. Other than the temple darshan experiences, there are numerous tourist attractions available for the passengers. It can also be included in the itinerary package once you mention it to your tour manager since these packages are easily customizable.