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Chardham Yatra By Helicopter
4 Nights / 5 Days

Chardham Yatra By Helicopter

Dehradun - Yamunotri - Gangotri - Kedarnath - Badrinath - Dehradun

Price INR 1,50,500 per person
Overview

Known to be one of the most revered religious treks of Hinduism, Char Dham Yatra Uttarakhand includes treks to 4 religious sites of Hinduism- Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath, and Badrinath. Have darshan at these destinations that are placed on high altitude, amidst snow-capped Himalayan Mountains. Book 4 Nights 5 Day Chardham Yatra by helicopter package 2020 that offers you a chance to visit the temple of Uttarakhand at a reasonable price with Indian Holiday.

The Chardham Yatra by helicopter starts from Dehradun offering a chance to pay homage to your lords and enjoy some refreshing moments in the lap of nature. While Yamunotri is the seat of Goddess Yamuna, Gangotri is dedicated to Goddess Ganga. Badrinath is known as the abode of Lord Vishnu (Badri) and Kedarnath is a shrine dedicated to Lord Shiva. As you cover the distance through a helicopter ride, you also save a lot of time.

Note: This is just a suggested itinerary of Chardham Yatra by Helicopter indicative of what could be possible. We customize the Yatra packages for your specific needs. Contact us if you want modifications so that we could tailor a 4 Dham yatra package by helicopter to suit your need for a spiritual trip to the holy Dhams.


Trip Highlights
  • VIP Darshan at Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath Temple
  • Chardham Helicopter ride in Dehradun
  • Pay homage at Gangotri Temple, the seat of holy river Ganga
  • Attend early morning Abhishek Puja at Badrinath and Kedarnath Temple
  • Evening visit to the ancient Triyuginarayan temple of Lord Vishnu
  • Ponies and Palkies at Yamunotri Temple

Itinerary Details
Day 1 : Arrival Dehradun to Yamunotri (by Helicopter)

07:00 AM: Departure from Sahastradhara helipad to Kharsali .

07:30 AM: Arrival at Kharsali helipad at Yamunotri.

Assemble at the State government helipad on Sahastradhara Road where your Chardham Yatra by helicopter from Dehradun will be started. This is the starting and concluding point of the Chardham helicopter Yatra. The ground staff briefs you about the dos and don'ts of the trip. The Chardham helicopter departs from Dehradun at around 7'o clock in the morning. As you arrive at the Kharsali helipad for Yamunotri, you are transferred to your hotel.

After freshening up, you visit the Yamunotri temple for darshan. One of the four sites of Chhota Chardham Yatra of Uttarakhand, Yamunotri (3293 m) is the seat of Rive Goddess Yamuna. Yamunotri, lying on the top of Bandar Poonch Parvat, is the source of Yamuna River.

The main attractions here are Goddess Yamuna and the thermal springs at Janki Chatti, which are around 7 km away. The actual Champasar glacier is at an altitude of 4421 m above the seal level and is inaccessible. The temple, placed on the left bank of Yamuna River, was erected by Maharaja Pratap Shah of Tehri Garhwal. The idol of the Goddess here is in black marble. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 2 : Yamunotri to Gangotri (by Helicopter)

07: 30 AM: Departure from Kharsali helipad in Yamunotri.

08:00 AM: Arrival at Harsil Helipad in Gangotri.

On day 2, depart from Yamunotri helipad and arrive at Harsil Helipad (Gangotri), lying amidst the beautiful lush Uttarakhand valleys. The day is scheduled for visiting the next Chardham destination of Uttarakhand- Gangotri. It is advisable that you visit the Gangotri temple, right from the helipad. The temple is located at a distance of 22 km from here. Arrive at the temple around 50 minutes later.

This religious town of the Hindu devotees is placed on the banks of Bhagirathi River and is the originating point of the holy River Ganga. The temple is located at an altitude of 3100 m. the river here is known as Bhagirathi and it gets the name Ganga from Devprayag where it meets Alaknanda River. Gaumukh in the Gangtori Glacier is the originating point of Ganges River. This glacier is a 19 km trek away from here.

Have Darshan at Gangotri temple, which was constructed by Amar Singh Thapa, the Gurkha General. The temple was constructed in 18th century. After Darshan, get transferred to your hotel in the afternoon. After completing the check-in, have your lunch. Later, you can relax for some time. The evening is at leisure. If you want, you can embark on an evening walk to the nearby villages where you can also buy some fine-quality woolens. Stay overnight.

Day 3 : Gangotri to Kedarnath (by Helicopter)

8.00 AM: Depart from Harsil helipad for Kedarnath.

8.30 AM: Arrive at Sersi helipad.

Start the 3rd day of the Char Dham Yatra early as on this day you will visit for the Kedarnath Darshan. Depart from Harsil helipad by 9.00 AM. Due to government regulation, you have to change the chopper at Guptkashi helipad to continue to Kedarnath. Deboard and aboard the new helicopter waiting for you at Guptkashi Helipad to fly for Kedarnath Helipad for further journey. Arrive at Kedarnath helipad by 10.00 AM approx.

Surrounded by snowcapped peaks, Kedarnath is the most remote site among all Char Dhams in Uttarakhand. The Kedarnath temple, the holy shrine of Lord Shiva houses one of the 12 Jyotirlingas in India. The temple lies at a distance of approximately 500m from the helipad and reaching it would take about 15 minutes.

The Kedarnath temple was originally constructed by the Pandava brothers of the Hindu epic, Mahabharata and later renovated by Adi Shankaracharya during the 8th-century. At the temple entrance gate, there is a Nandi bull statue (the divine bull of the Lord). Pay respects to bull and the divine lingam of Lord Shiva.

Since, Kedarnath doesn't have good hotel options, we will return to Guptkashi after Darshan at the temple.

In the evening, proceed to the ancient Triyuginarayan temple, which is dedicated to Lord Vishnu, is built on the site where it's believed that Lord Vishnu had witnessed the wedding ceremony of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. Or else you can pay homage at the Kalimath Mandir.

Overnight Stay at Guptkashi

Day 4 : Kedarnath to Badrinath by helicopter

9:30 A.M: Depart from Kedarnath for the Guptkashi helipad. Deboard at Gupkashi and board another chopper for Badrinath.

10:00 A.M: Arrival at Badrinath helipad.

After having a heartfelt breakfast at Kedarnath you will be left for Badrinath Temple today. Your chopper will take you to the Guptkashi helipad from Kedarnath and you will have to change the helicopter here for Badrinath. Board the new helicopter at 10:15 AM and you will arrive at Badrinath helipad by 11:00 AM.

Deboard at Badrinath helipad, after which you will be transferred to the hotel. Complete your check-in formalities at the hotel, and get ready to visit the Badrinath temple. The holy temple of Lord Vishnu, known as Lord Badri here is one of the divine 108 divya desams. Take blessings of the Lord.

Later, move on for a visit to the Mana village, close to Badrinath temple, the last village before Indo-China border, inhabited by an Indo-Mongolian tribe.

Overnight stay in Badrinath.

The highlight of Badrinath yatra is the special Maha Abhishek Pooja, which commences at 4 AM sharp in early morning and continues for almost 2hrs. Special arrangement has been made for you to sit inside the temple and watch the proceedings of the Shringar rituals of the deity.

Day 5 : Departure Badrinath to Dehradun

11:00 AM: Departure from Badrinath helipad.

12:30 PM: Arrival at Dehradun by helicopter.

On the last day of the Char Dham Yatra, wake up very early to attend the Special Abhishek Puja at Badrinath temple which is a major highlight of the yatra. Puja starts at 04.30 AM in the wee hours of the morning.

The Puja lasts for around 2 hours. Have darshan of the deity from close quarters.

Later, depart from the Badrinath helipad to the Sahastradhara helipad in Dehradun. The Chardham Yatra by Helicopter tour ends.

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Price Guide
No. of Pax Chardham Yatra By Helicopter 2020 Price
Min. 02 INR 1,50,500* Per Person inclusive of Royalty Charges

*Body Weight of Each Guest must be up to 75 Kg & 5% GST additional.

 

Destination Hotel/ Similar Meal Plan
Dehradun Hotel Madhuban Nothing
Kharsali Kalindi Hill Top All Meals
Harsil Hasil Retreat All Meals
Sersi Ghughuti Resort All Meals
Badrinath Hotel Snowcrest All Meals

* 01 Chopper Helicopter will allow 420 Kg Maximum weight.

 

Note:- We can customize the hotels and tour as per your choice with cost adjustments.

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Package Includes:
  • Helicopter flying charges ex-Dehradun.
  • Complimentary stay at Dehradun on your date of arrival on Room Only basis (no meals included). This additional night makes our heli-tour a 5N/6D tour.
  • Airport to hotel, and hotel to helipad transfers at Dehradun.
  • Local transportation at Harsil, Sersi and Badrinath ji.
  • Hotel accommodation for 4 nights on All Meals at each Dham.
  • Palki/Pony at Yamunotri.
  • Shri Kedarnath ji shuttle tickets.
  • VIP Darshan at all four temples.
  • Royalty, landing and parking charges applicable, as per UCADA order dated 12th May, 2018.
  • Charter handling charges.
Package Excludes:

Additional Add-on Services available:

  • Maha Abhishek Puja at Badrinath ji = INR 4,300/person (all inclusive). Total 100% amount has to be paid in cash to our representative at Dehradun, so that we can arrange and book the Puja in advance on behalf each guest.
  • Himalayan Darshan: Joy ride of approximately additional 30 minutes flying, during your flight from Sersi to Badrinath ji = INR 23,000/Person (tax inclusive). Confirmation for the same has to be done at the time of booking of your heli-tour.
  • (Aerial views to capture during the Joy ride: Chopta Peak Temple, Snow-capped mountains of the Garhwal Himalayan Range, Majestic Nanda Devi Peak and Gurudwara Hemkund Sahib. Guests would witness views they have never seen before.)
  • Mussoorie Visit: On your date of arrival or departure, we can arrange and book transportation for Mussoorie day trip from Dehradun = INR 6,600 for Innova – up to 06 guests (tax inclusive). Confirmation for the same has to be done at the time of booking of your heli-tour.
  • Note – Guides are not provided by us for the trip. Guests can take the vehicle and do sight-seeing as per their own desire.
  • Haridwar Or Rishikesh Visit: On your date of arrival or departure, we can arrange and book transportation for Mussoorie day trip from Dehradun = INR 6,600 for Innova – up to 06 guests (tax inclusive). Confirmation for the same has to be done at the time of booking of your heli-tour.



IMPORTANT GUIDLEINES FOR GUESTS:

  • Carrying of AADHAR/PAN CARD is must for all Indians, and passport is required in case for foriegn nationals.
  • Available Hotel properties at Yamunotri and Kedarnath are non-star category and the stay is arranged at best amongst them. Food served is pure vegetarian.
  • Hotels are subject to sudden change, due to unavoidable circumstances and it is on Twin Sharing basis.
  • All temples in Chardham sector are located at a high altitude, & guests are advised to carry their own medication with them. Guests are also advised to carry heavy woolen clothing with them, since during evenings & nights the temperature drops drastically.
  • 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 helicopters to manage the right weight of helicopters for safe flying in the hills.
  • Guests are advised to kindly keep their daily-use medical kits with them, during travel.
  • When planning your tour, we strongly advise the guests to keep one additional day at hand at Dehradun, over and above the 5N6D period, so that they do not end up in problem in case the weather gets very bad after the commencement of tour.
  • We provide 01 Innova vehicle at Dehradun and Harsil, and 01 Xylo/TUV300 at Sersi and Badrinath for local transportation. 01 vehicle is booked for a group of 06 people. In case any guest or group wishes to book personal vehicle for themselves, on non-sharing basis, it shall be extra chargeable @ INR 13,000 (tax inclusive).



TERMS & CONDITIONS:

  • Flying in hills are subject to many factors like delayed clearances from Air Force & Civil Aviation, VVIP movements, valley flying by Indian Air Force (NOTAM), bad weather, sudden occurrence of technical snag in helicopter, illness of flying crew or late reporting of the guests at the helipads.
  • Any passenger weighing above 80 Kg, shall have to pay extra weight charges @ INR 250/kg for the excess weight, toward the extra weight charges against Palki at Yamunotri, & shuttle service at Sersi on direct payment basis.
  • 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.
  • Any donations, tips, pitthu and porter charges shall be borne by the guests only.

Single Supplement @ INR 21,500/- shall be extra chargeable, in case any guest wishes to stay in a single occupancy room at the hotels.

CARRIAGE BY AIR ACT, 1972

  • The carriage is subject to Chopper Company regulations relating to the conditions of Non-International Carriage (Passenger and Baggage) framed in accordance with The Carriage by Air Act, 1972 and Notification regarding application of the carriage which is non-international.
  • The liability of the company for damage sustained in the event of the death or wounding of a passenger or any other bodily injuiry suffered by passenger or by his registered baggage during the course of carriage by air will be governed by the provisions of sections 4,5,6 and the rules contained in the second Schedule of Carriage by Air Act 1972 with certain exceptions, adaptations, modifications, etc as notified in the Govt. of India, Ministry of Civil Aviation Notification and as amended from time to time.

NO AERIAL PHOTOPGRAPHY

  • Aerial Photography from Helicopter is illegal and punishable by law and photography at the helipad is strictly prohibited.

INFANTS

  • 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.

HAND BAGGAGE ALLOWANCE

  • Only one handbag weighing a maximum of 5 kgs is allowed per passenger.

HELICOPTER WEIGHT LIMTATION

  • Passengers would be taken on board depending up on the load and temperature conditions. Pilots call will be final. Maximum weight capacity of the helicopter is 420 kg (excluding baggage weight) at these destinations. All passengers on board must be within this limit. Hence, passengers are advised to provide us their exact weights at the time of booking and carry baggage within the permissible limit.

DISPUTES

  • Disputes as to legality, interpretation, application or performance of service or any of its terms and conditions shall be governed by the laws of Delhi Jurisdiction.

PAYMENT TERMS

  • The booking has to be done in advance with a deposit of 50% of the charter amount. Full amount has to be deposited 15 days prior to date of journey.
  • Rescheduling of booking to a next date will be done subject to availability and on payment of 15% of the cost. This will be permitted only if informed 10 days before arrival date. In case the rescheduling is requested with less than 10 days to the arrival, then the booking would be treated as cancelled and a fresh booking will be given subject to availability.

CANCELLATION/REFUND POLICY: If passengers wish to cancel their booking then they will have to pay following cancellation charges -

  • More than 15 days before the departure date — 35% of total charter amount
  • Between 08th to 15th day before departure date — 60% of total charter amount
  • Up to 07th day before the departure date — No Refund.
  • No show – No Refund.
  • Bad weather – Full refund toward the proportionate amount of the unutilized sector(s), minus INR 20,000 toward the flight preparation and ground arrangement charges.


BAD WEATHER SITUATION:

  • Our obligation toward this charter is up to the 4N/5D period of your Chardham yatra. Dehradun night stay is only a complimentary stay provided by us. The actual flying commences from day 02 of your tour.
  • 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, by covering more than 02 dhams in one single day. Although if this is not possible then the liability of the company will be limited to refund (as mentioned in our cancellation/refunds policy) of unutilized sectors.
  • If we are stuck in a bad weather situation on any particular day out of the 5 days, we will still try to finish the darshan on next day. Suppose there is bad weather on 3rd day, and we are unable to fly to Kedarnath then we will try to do both Kedarnath and Badrinath on 4th day. In case it is not possible to visit any dham due to bad weather situation, we will refund proportionate money (as per the cancellation/refunds policy). This means that, if due to any reason we are unable to do 2 dhams then we will refund 50% payment (minus the flight preparation/ground arrangement charges).
  • In case for 5 straight days there is no flying due to bad weather/technical reasons, guests will be refunded full refund toward the charter, minus the flight preparation charges (as per the cancellation/refunds policy).

 

Special Note:

  • All taxes, entrance fees, airfare, Hotel / Transport rates are as on date. Any future hike will be charged extra.
  • The above rates are valid for the above mentioned dates. 
  • The above is only an offer and we are not holding any booking at this stage, booking would be subject to availability once confirmed by you along with guest details & guarantee to book.

 

Important:

  • Identity Proof: It is Mandatory for all guests to provide Photo ID + VISA at the time of booking confirmation. 
  • Terms & conditions :For terms & conditions click: www.indianholiday.com/terms-and-conditions.html
  • Jurisdiction Clause: All the disputes arising out of this agreement or any other subsequent agreement would be subject to Delhi Courts only.

FAQ'S of Chardham Yatra by Helicopter

Ques: Which is at higher altitude – Kedarnath or Badrinath?

Ans: Kedarnath is located at a higher altitude than the Badrinath. Kedarnath is perched at an altitude of 3584 m above the sea level while the Badrinath is located at 3133 meters.

Ques: How much time is required for Chardham Yatra?

Ans: The sufficient time required to complete the journey of Chardham Yatra is 10 to 11 days via road and 4 to 5 days via helicopter.

Ques: Which is the nearest airport located from the Char Dham pilgrimage sites?

Ans: Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun is the nearest airport from the Char Dham pilgrimage sites.

Ques: Are ATM facilities available in Badrinath?

Ans: Yes, there are numbers of ATMs available in Badrinath. Most of them are located in the main market.

Ques: Which is the nearest railway station from the destinations of Chardham Yatra?

Ans: The nearest railway station from the pilgrimage sites of Char Dham Yatra is Haridwar.

Ques: What is the importance of Char Dham for the Hindus?

Ans: Char Dhams are some of the most revered pilgrimage sites for Hindus. It is believed that undertaking a journey to these four pilgrimage sites washes away one’s sins and relieves one from the cycle of birth and death.

Ques: When will Char Dham Temple Open in 2020?

Ans: The Gangotri and Yamunotri temples open on Akshaya Tritiya every year. This year these temples will open on 26th April 2020. While the opening dates of Kedarnath Temple are announced on the auspicious day of Maha Shivaratri and Badrinath Temple opening date is announced on Basant Panchmi day. The Kedarnath Temple will open on 29th April 2020.

Ques: How much time does it take to reach Kedarnath from Sonprayag?

Ans: Sonprayag to Kedarnath distance is 16 km and a pony takes around 06 hours to reach. While people usually take 8 hours to reach from Sonprayag to Kedarnath on foot.

Ques: Is the Helicopter facility available for Yamunotri?

Ans: The helicopter service is available for Yamunotri till Kharsali. The Kharsali heli base is located at a distance of 6 km from the Yamunotri Temple. People need to trek from the helipad to the temple. They can also hire a pony or palanquin.

Ques: Is Prior registration mandatory for Char Dham Yatra?

Ans: No, there is no prior registration required for the Char Dham Yatra. The devotees are only required to register their biometrics which can be done during their travel to Rishikesh, Guptkashi and several other places.

Ques: What is Opening Dates and Closing dates of Char Dham Yatra 2020?

Ans: Chardham Yatra opening date is 26th April abd closing date is 30th November 2020.

Ques: How many days are required for Chardham Yatra by helicopter?

Ans: Minimum 2 to 5 days required for Chardham Yatra by Helicopter.

Ques: What is the Cost of Chardham Yatra by helicopter?

Ans: Chardham Yatra by helicopter price is INR 1,50,500 /- Per Person*.

Ques: How many days are required to visit Chardham yatra from Delhi?

Ans: Minimum 10 to 12 days required for Chardham Yatra from Delhi.

Ques: How many days are required for Chardham Yara from Haridwar/Rishikesh?

Ans: Minimum 8 to 10 days are required for Chardham Yatra from Haridwar/Rishikesh.

Ques: When is kedarnath yatra start in 2020?

Ans: Kedarnath Yatra will start on 29th April 2020.

Ques: When is Badrinath yatra start in 2020?

Ans: Badrinath Yatra will start on 28th April 2020.

Ques: Do you provide Chardham yatra by helicopter package from Delhi?

Ans: Yes, we offers the Chardham helicopter package from Delhi. Also customized tour as per the client's requirements.

Ques: What is the price of Chardham helicopter package?

Ans: The Chardham Yatra by helicopter package cost around 1.6 Lac per person. One can easily book for Helicopter Yatra with us.

Ques: Are there any special VIP darshan tickets in Chardham Temples?

Ans: Yes, there are special VIP darshan tickets for Maha Puja, Rudra Abhishek and Maha Abhishek at Kedarnath and Badrinath Temple.

Ques: Which mobile network is best during Chardham Yatra?

Ans: Airtel, BSNL, and Vodafone telecom services are good internet connectivity in Badrinath, Kedarnath, Yamunotri, and Gangotri Temples.

Ques: Which temple (Dham) should I visit first?

Ans: First, you should visit Yamunotri temple, then Gangotri temple, followed by the Kedarnath temple, and finally fishing Badrinath temple.

Ques: What is included in the Chardham Package?

Ans: Our Char Dham Yatra tour Package includes Transportation, accommodation, tour guide services, and other facilities as per the client's requirement.

Ques: What is the best route to reach Char Dham by Helicopter?

Ans: Dehradun (Sahastradhara helipad) - Yamunotri (Kharsali helipad) - Gangotri (Harsil Helipad) - Guptkashi - Kedarnath helipad – Guptkashi - Badrinath helipad - Return Dehradun.

Ques: Is it safe to visit Chardham during the Monsoon Season?

Ans: The chances of landslides and road blockage during the monsoon season between July to September is quite high. If you still wish to visit for Chardham Yatra in Uttarakhand then take a look at the weather forecast before planning. You will get a better idea about the climatic conditions which will help you to plan more sensibly.

Ques: What I should carry with me during my helicopter flight?

Ans: Helicopter tickets are the most important things you should carry during your helicopter flight. Apart from this you should also cash, woolens, first-aid box, raincoat, socks, cap, handy torch, and cash.

Ques: Who operates the Chardham Yatra Helicopter services?

Ans: You can book helicopter services from Indian Holiday without any hassle. We provide the services for the Char Dham Yatra.




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