Kedarnath Yatra by Helicopter (01 Day / Same Day)

Kedarnath Yatra by Helicopter
Dehradun

Kedarnath

Dehradun

Tour Overview

One of the most prime destinations visited by Shiva worshippers, Kedarnath is situated at an astounding elevation of almost 3584 meters above the sea level.

It takes almost 10 hours to cover the distance between Dehradun and Kedarnath is 10 hours as the two segments are located at a distance of almost 340 km. So, it is a pretty wise decision to cover this divine pilgrimage is to go via helicopter services where you can transform this 10 hours long journey into 1 hour. We have designed this same day return helicopter package by considering ill-health pilgrims, old aged pilgrims, and pilgrims with a very tight schedule. Grab this most customized deal and get the opportunity to cherish your dream in a short time and also enjoy the aerial beauty of the majestic mountains, lush green valleys, dense forests, snow-capped mountain peaks.

Tour Highlights

  • Pick up and drop off service
  • Scenic helicopter ride
  • VIP darshan at Kedarnath
  • Additional sightseeing (if any)
  • Stay in a good hotel

Tour Itinerary

7:00 AM - You will have to start your journey little morning so that you reach there on time. You are requested to report at the helipad little early to complete some flying procedures. At sharp 7 am you will be ready to fly for Kedarnath Shrine.

7:45 AM - After covering the aerial distance of 45 minutes you will reach Phata helipad from where you will board another helicopter to reach Kedarnath helipad. It takes almost 15 minutes to cover the distance between the segments.

8:00 AM - After flying for 1 hour you will reach the helipad from where you will have to cover the walking distance to reach the shrine. The distance between the helipad and the shrine is not more than 500 meters. So, it is easy to cover by walking.

8:15 AM - As the distance is not more than 500 meters so it doesn’t take more than 15 minutes to reach the shrine by walking.

9:30 AM - We offer you the facility of VIP Darshan Pass so you do not need to stand in a long queue waiting for your turn. Complete the Puja rituals, pay your homage, and offerings to Lord Shiva. After seeking his blessings for lifelong prosperity and wealth it’s time to return to the helipad to board the flight way back home.

9:45 AM- Fly for Phata helipad

10:00 AM - After 15 minutes of flying you will reach Phata helipad from where you will board another helicopter to reach Dehradun helipad.

10:45 AM - Deboard at Sahastradhara helipad in Dehradun and your Kedarnath Temple visit by helicopter journey concludes here.

Inclusion / Exclusion

Inclusion

  • VIP darshan pass
  • Car Services at Kedarnath.
  • Tour representative who will guide you on arrival, departure, and performing puja rituals.
  • Fuel, Toll, driver allowance, and parking charge.
  • All the prevailing taxes charged on the trip.

Exclusion

  • Domestic / international air fare tickets.
  • Any meal or item bought from outside the things mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Anything that is not mentioned in the inclusions section.
  • Entrance fee if any is applicable.
  • Travel insurance and Tipping of nature to driver, helper etc.

Additional Information

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  • Yamunotri Temple - Opening (03 May 2023) / Closing (26 Oct 2023)
  • Gangotri Temple - Opening (03 May 2023) / Closing (26 Oct 2023)
  • Kedarnath Temple - Opening (10 May 2023) / Closing (01 Nov 2023)
  • Badrinath Temple - Opening (11 May 2023) / Closing (15 Nov 2023)
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  • Located : Uttarkashi, Chamoli, Rudraprayag
  • Temperature : 15 to 30 °C
  • Best time to visit Chardham : From Mid-Apr to June and Sep – Nov,
  • Activities : Trekking, Photography, Wildlife, Skiing, Paragliding, River Rafting, Local cuisine
  • Nearest Railway Station : Dehradun
  • Nearest Airport : Jolly Grant Airport Dehradun
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • The best season to avail the yatra on helicopter is May, June and September and October.
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  • Although all private mobile phones have coverage, BSNL, Airtel mobile is better in most of the places.
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  • 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.
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  • 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

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  • 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
  • Be sure to clarify about the refund and cancellation policies of the company beforehand with your tour operator to avoid confusion and clear out your doubts.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Ans. We operate Airbus AS350 B3, BELL 407 single Engine helicopter. This is known for its high-altitude performance.

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Ans. Only 6 passengers can fly at a time.

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Ans. Chardham yatra is going to open for 2021 from 14 May onwards and it will be closed during the first week in November.

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Ans. Yes, the VIP darshan tickets are available in All temples.

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Ans. The best time to go for Chardham yatra is during the months of May, June and September and October. Avoid rainy seasons of July & August

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Ans. There is no direct connectivity from anywhere else in India to the Char Dham Temples. the best option will be to fly up to Dehradun and then commence your journey from here on. if you want to save that hassle as well, then we can book this ticket as well for you to make it easier on you.

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Ans. Yes, registration is required for everyone who are going for this journey by road. In case of helicopter journey passengers do not require any registration.

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Ans. There are no strict regulations for clothing to visit the Temple as such. Being a place of worship, you should dress up decently and comfortably. you can wear anything you wish. Summer Months May and June, it is sunny and the weather remains quite pleasant, you can wear light clothes. However due to high altitude the climate is unpredictable and changes abruptly from sunny weather to heavy rain which suddenly makes the weather cold and freezing. make sure to carry waterproof raincoat and pants along with good quality of woollen socks, gloves and warm cap.

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Ans. You will get pure Vegetarian Meals during yatra (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

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Ans. Accommodation will be provided depending on your package. We make sure that every passenger stays in comfort. however, the idea of comfort on these remote parts of the Himalayas is very different and basic. You should not expect a high end 5-star property because most of these hotels on high altitude regions remain closed off for 6 months and opens up only when the yatra begins. the hotels that we will offer will be the best in this situation.

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Ans. Innova car with an experienced driver will be provided to you for visiting these temples.

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Ans. There is no fixed age limit for Char Dham Yatris. As the yatra will pass through high altitudes, therefore preferred age bracket is between 7-75.
Ladies who are more than 6 weeks pregnant shall not allowed to undertake this yatra

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Ans. Yes, you need to share your helicopter tour with other passengers. Exclusive helicopter service for Chardham Yatra is available but it would be very expensive.

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Ans. Yes, we do provide service to the persons with disabilities.

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Ans. The process of booking your Chardham helicopter service is very easy as you can simply book it from our website by clicking book now button and follow the booking procedure, else you can simply make a query by filling the enquiry form, our travel consultant will give you a call and send you the package via mail or WhatsApp, after clearing all you doubt you can book the package and make the advance payment by NEFT, RTGS, Net banking, Cash Deposit on Bank, or Dropping a check in your nearest bank.

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Ans. You will be provided with a cab service along with a driver who will take you to the helipad in Dehradun, which is the starting point for helicopter ride to Char Dham Temples.

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Ans. There is no such health advisory if you are well and not over 60 years old. Being a helicopter trip most of the work will be already taken care of and you won't have to exert yourself too much. however, the temple is located at a very high altitude and it may trigger motion sickness or high-altitude sickness. if you're still unsure then it is best to consult your doctor and tell them about your helicopter plans before hand to get the right idea. It is always a great idea to keep yourself properly hydrated at all times.

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Ans. There will not be a guide because there is no need for it. all the necessary assistance will be given by us and the base managers present at the helipad. this includes guiding you through the briefing process and timely transfers to your next destination.

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Ans. The flight journey will take you across a height of 3,000 to 6,000 Metres above sea level and through the lush valleys.

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Ans. The helicopter service to Chardham Yatra starts from Dehradun at 6:30 AM onwards

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Ans. It is 25 km away from airport and it takes approx. 1 hr. to reach depending on the traffic.

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Ans. Helicopter has a tiny space for people. keeping this in mind, 5kg per passenger is permitted for Chardham Helicopter tours.

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Ans. Yes, things can be changed at last moment due to a number of problems. this includes anything from operational issue to 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.

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Ans. Helicopter services are available from Dehradun (Sahastradhara Helipad) to all the four destinations of Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath.

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Ans. No, the nearest helipad is Kharsali which is 6 kms before the Yamunotri Temple. From there we will provide you palki (carried by 3 or 4 people) it take 2.5 hrs to reach temple.

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Ans. Chardham Helicopter packages can ideally be done in 5 Night and 6 Days comfortably. However, if you have limited holidays then you can plan for 1 Night and 2 Days package.

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Ans. Yes, you can cancel your tour but you will have to follow our cancellation policy. we can help you with it.

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Ans. Any refund against a payment received through a Credit Card, will be made on the same credit card only. Please note that the refund process may take 2 to 8 weeks due to banking procedures.

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Ans. Yes, Maha Abhishek Pooja at Badrinath & VIP darshans at all the temples are included in the Chardham Heli Package.

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Manish Kedarnath Yatra

After Covid, we really wished to get darshan of baba kedar. Since we were travelling with a small son of 4 years of age, we wanted to go there by helicopter. While scrolling we came across yatra by heli company and immediately connected with them through whatsapp number given on website. The trip started off early in the morning and we were picked up from our hotel in Dehradun and dropped off at the helipad of sahastradhara. The helicopter ride was on time, very smooth and mind blowing. My son faced no problems while in the helicopter and he was having fun as well. At the phata helipad we changed to a government chopper, easily and we were finally dropped off at the kedarnath helipad near the temple. We were then taken for an assisted VIP darshan at the temple. It was a very magical experience. We were given about 2.5 to 3 hours to complete everything and then brought back to helipad and flown to Dehradun helipad. I never expected kedarnath yatra by helicopter to be this relaxing and smooth. Contrary to what people believe, booking a helicopter yatra package through an agency really helped us out. Thank you to the entire team and our tour manager for everything they had arranged.