Amarnath Yatra is one of the most sought-after pilgrimage expeditions that most devout Hindu would aspire to set out for. It is a Lord Shiva shrine high up in the Kashmir Himalayas cradled at an altitude of about 3, 888 meters above the sea level. Those who cannot bear the challenges of a difficult trek to Amarnath can avail the Helicopter Amarnath Yatra facility.
This tour will take you to another very significant pilgrimage destination for the Hindus; the shrine of Jai Mata Di or Mata Di. It is a cave shrine and can be reached from Jammu by trekking or helicopter. So, this tour is steeped in spirituality and should definitely be undertaken by someone who is in a mind to commune with the divine. Set out for this 5 Days / 4 Nights Tour and come back with many spiritual realizations.
- Scenic drive to Sonmarg
- Exciting helicopter ride to Amarnath cave from Baltal
- Spiritual trek up to Vaishno devi from Katra
- Additional sightseeing in Jammu
- Shopping for traditional souvenirs
Amarnath Helicopter Yatra from Baltal with Vaishno Devi Tour Itinerary
Day 1 :Arrive Jammu & Move to Baltal
Upon your arrival at Jammu railway station, after giving you a warm welcome our tour representative will take you to Baltal; a picturesque hamlet in the hill town of Sonamarg. Baltal comes with charming scenic appeal and serves as the halt destination for pilgrims of the Amarnath Yatra. Baltal is located only 14 kms away from the holy shrine. The drive is a long drive and takes near about 12 hrs to reach Baltal from Jammu. On reaching we check into our pre-booked tent for dinner and night stay.
Day 2 :Baltal – Amarnath Cave – Baltal
Today we’ll make our way to the holy crave shrine of Amarnath. For that we reach the Baltal Helipad early morning. After completion of the checking we are given our yatra boarding pass soon after which we begin our Amarnath Helicopter yatra which is of course an ethereal experience. On reaching Panchtarni; the next important stopover in vicinity to the Amarnath Cave, our Helicopter descends at the Panchtarni helipad and we start our trek towards the holy cave of Amarnath ji covering a distance of about 6 kms. Those who cannot trek can hire a palki or pony ride to reach the Amarnath Cave. Post darshan of Amarnath Ji, we trek our way back to Panchtarni from where we start our Helicopter journey back to Baltal. On reaching Baltal, we retire to our tent for dinner and night stay.
Day 3 :Baltal – Jammu
Next morning we drive back to Jammu and check into hotel for dinner and night stay. Try to have a sound sleep this night as next morning we’ll have to trek uphill to the Cave Shrine of Mata Vaishno Devi.
Day 4 :Vaishno Devi Yatra
Next day early morning we drive to Katra; the base camp of Vaishno Devi trek. Vaishno Devi is a shrine of Goddess Adi Shakti and is perched atop the Trikuta Parvat ranges. To reach the holy shrine of the Mata we need to trek uphill across a distance of 13 kms. Those who wish to avoid trekking can avail the Helicopter yatra facility or the palanquin or pony services. After paying our obeisance to the Goddess we trek back to Katra and then drive to our hotel for dinner and night stay.
Day 5 :Jammu Departure
Next morning we drive back to Jammu. On reaching Jammu, our tour representative will drop you at Jammu railway station and will see you off with many memorable experiences of a deeply spiritual tour.
- Guided sightseeing tour
- Pick up and drop off service
- Meals as per itinerary
- Accommodation as per itinerary
- Driver allowance, parking charges, fuel price
- Any expense of personal nature
- Extra charges in case of an emergency
- Shopping, laundry, tipping, portage
- Monument entrance fees, camera charges
- Anything not in the inclusions section
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q.What is the driving distance from Jammu to Sonmarg?
A. The road distance between Jammu and Sonmarg is over 300 kms and it takes more than 10 hours to reach.
Q.How long will it take to reach Amarnath cave from panjtarni helipad?
A. It will take about 2 hours of trekking to reach the holy amarnath cave from Panjtarni helipad.
Q.What is the cost of a helicopter ride to Vaishno devi?
A. The helicopter ticket price costs over 1,000/- rupees per person one way.
Q.Which time is best for Vaishno devi yatra?
A. Vaishno devi is open for pilgrim visit throughout the year. March to October however is the best time to go for vaishno mata yatra.
Q.Is there ropeway service available in Vaishno devi?
A. Yes, anyone can easily avail a ropeway ride to Vaishno devi.