One of the most acclaimed Spiritual Journeys in India, Chota Char Dham Yatra is settled amidst the backdrop of majestic snow-peaked mountains, rugged terrains, and narrow lanes. This makes this divine Yatra not only physically challenging but also requires a lot of mental strength hence, Chardham Yatra by Helicopter 2021 has brought more convenience and fun for the pilgrims embarking on this religious journey.
Millions of Hindu devotees flock to Uttarakhand to cover this divine Yatra every year. We must appreciate the government and the Temple authorities to introduce vivid transport facilities to make this arduous journey a relaxing and a convenient one.
In simple words, we can say that now it is not much physically challenging and you also experience a hassle-free journey due to improvisation in transport facilities. Our 4 Nights / 5 Days Chardham Yatra by Helicopter Package is also a step to provide comfort and ease to the travelers. However, Cost of Chardham Yatra Tour Package by Helicopter is a bit economical but it is super worthy to opt for.
Day 01: Dehradun – Yamunotri
Reach the Sahastradhara helipad in Dehradun before 7 am to start your Chardham Yatra by Helicopter. Board the helicopter and reach Kharsali helipad in Yamunotri by 7:45 am. After reaching Kharsali you will be transferred to the pre-listed hotel. Check-into the hotel, freshen up and get ready to pay a visit at the sacred Yamunotri Temple.
Yamunotri is the first stopover in Char Dham circuit which is perched at an elevation of almost 3300 meters above the sea level and is dedicated to the second holiest rivers in India River Yamuna Janki Chatti and Yamunotri Dham are the main attractions of the region. Janki Chatti also holds a great religious significance as this is a hot water thermal spring where devotees flock to take a holy dip.
Hindus believe that if they take a holy bath into this thermal spring then their all sins will be absolved. The temple is believed to be constructed by the King of Tehri Garhwal, Maharaja Pratap Shah. One can find a black stone idol of Goddess Yamuna at this shrine.
Note: All the clients are requested to reach Sahastradhara helipad from where you start enjoying the shuttle service offered by one of the best travel agencies for Chardham Yatra. Upon your arrival at the helipad, the ground staff will explain to you the do’s and don’ts to be followed by you.
Day 02: Yamunotri – Gangotri
Wake up little early in the morning and drive towards Kharsali helipad from where you will depart around 7:45 am. After flying for the next 45 minutes you will complete your arrival at Harsil helipad at 8:30 am.
On the second day of your journey, you will be transferred from Yamunotri helipad to Harsil helipad to reach the Gangotri shrine, the second pilgrimage of the circuit. After reaching the Harsil helipad head directly towards Gangotri Temple. It takes almost 1 hour to reach the shrine from here.
Located beautifully on the banks of River Bhagirathi, Gangotri is located at an elevation of almost 3100 meters above the sea level. If you want to explore the Gaumukh glacier then you will have to cover the challenging trekking trail of almost 19 km from here.
After paying homage at the Gangotri shrine built by General Amar Singh Thapa who was a great Gorkha General drive back to the hotel in the afternoon. Post completing the check-in formalities at the airport, freshen up and gorge upon the delectable Garhwali cuisines.
After enjoying the lunch, relax for a few hours in the hotel and later in the evening set out of the hotel and visit the nearby villages and also shop out some finest qualities of woolens. Return to the hotel, have your dinner and then go for a relaxing overnight stay.
Day 03: Gangotri – Kedarnath
Start your day little early today and reach the helipad before 9 am. At 9 am you will board the helicopter from Harsil helipad to reach Guptkashi. At Guptkashi you will have to change the helicopter as per the government rule. From Guptkashi board another aircraft to reach Kedarnath helipad.
After reaching the helipad, cover the walking distance of almost 500 meters to reach the shrine.
Hindu mythology states that the original construction of the temple was done by the Pandava brothers and then later in the 18th it was renovated by the great Hindu philosopher Adi Shankaracharya. Pilgrims can spot a statue of bull installed at the entrance gates of the shrine. Enter the temple and pay homage to the bull as well as the Shivlingas.
Later on, drive towards the popular Triyuginarayan Temple which is devoted to Lord Vishnu. According to Hindu mythologies, Lord Vishnu was a part of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati wedding ceremony. After paying homage at the shrine you will be dropped to the hotel for dinner which will be followed by an overnight stay.
Day 04: Kedarnath – Badrinath
On the fourth day of the journey, depart from Kedarnath Dham and proceed towards the last destination of the Char Dham circuit. Reach the helipad and Board the helicopter to reach Guptkashi to change the aircraft.
Upon arrival at Guptkashi helipad take the other flight at 10:15 am and then after covering the aerial distance of almost 45 minutes you will reach Badrinath. Upon arrival at the Badrinath helipad, you will be escorted to one of our listed hotels. Check-into the hotel room and freshen up to visit the sacred Badrinath shrine.
Badrinath Dham is dedicated to Lord Vishnu where millions of devotees flock to seek the blessing of Lord Badri. After completing the puja rituals at Badrinath, drive towards the last Indian Village. Mana village is located only a few kilometers ahead of Indo-Tibet border.
Try visiting Badrinath Temple very early morning to witness the special Maha Abhishek Puja organized every morning at 4 am. This special ritual continues for 2 hrs almost which is then followed by the Shringar rituals of the deity.
Day 05: Departure from Badrinath to Dehradun
Today you can start your little late as the schedule starts at 11:30 am. Gorge upon the lavish breakfast and then pack your bags. After completing the check-out formalities at the hotel, drive towards Badrinath helipad and reach there before 11:30 am. This is how the journey concludes here.
If you missed the puja day before then today you can witness Maha Abhishek Puja in the morning as it is believed to be one of the major highlights of this divine journey.
Round way helicopter trip from Sahastradhara helipad in Dehradun.
You will be provided with all the meals of the day including breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
You are not liable to pay the number of palanquins and pony rides at Yamunotri as it is included in the package.
VIP Darshan Pass will be provided to you at all the shrines to save your time.
Special arrangements are done for Abhishek Puja at Badrinath.
The package also includes the parking and the landing charges at Sersi/Sitapur Helipad.
Transportation charges are also included in the package. It includes both sightseeing and Darshan tour.
We provide accommodation to our guests at the best, luxury, and the nearby hotels at all the four holy pilgrimage sites.
We also provide you 1-night stay at Dehradun on a complimentary basis.
Pick up and drop facilities at the airport are also included in this package.
5% Service tax is also included in our package.
FAQs for Chardham Yatra by Helicopter
Unlike other travel journeys, Char Dham Yatra requires a lot of pre-planning to make their journey a complete success. One needs to keep many things in their mind while traveling to these holy places. Continue reading this article to get the knowledge of certain things which one must aware of.
Q. Is there any restriction regarding luggage weight?
Ans. Yes, passengers are allowed to carry a luggage of maximum 5 kg weight. It is always advised to carry handbags as carrying suitcase is not allowed. There is not enough space in the helicopter so it is difficult to keep suitcase inside it.
Q. Any suggestion for passengers suffering from prolonging diseases?
Ans. Fitness matters a lot as all the pilgrimages of Char Dham are located on insane altitudes especially Kedarnath Temple. So, anyone having asthma problem is advised not to cover this Yatra if the condition is extreme but if it is manageable then you can lend the oxygen cylinders at the helipad by paying very less amount.
You can also carry a small oxygen bottle with you. These bottles are easily available at the medical shops. Also, if you have any prolonged illness then you must not forget to carry it with you as you are not going to get medicines everywhere on the journey.
Q. How many passengers can travel in one Helicopter and what should be the maximum weight of the passenger boarding the Helicopter?
Ans. Only 6 passengers are allowed to travel in one helicopter and the total weight of those passengers must not exceed 420 kg. This means if you are more than 70 kg then you will not be allowed to cover the Yatra but in case you are like somewhat near to this average weight and there is someone who is underweight and matches the weight criteria then there is a chance of traveling.
However, the weight of the passengers is disclosed only at the helipad and on the day of Yatra.
Q. What are the other benefits of covering Chardham Yatra By Helicopter Service?
Ans. The very first benefit is you save a lot of time which means you get the chance to explore the natural beauty and other sightseeing destinations of the region you are visiting. Also, you are provided with VIP Darshan Pass at each pilgrimage site of the circuit and that too saves your time. At last, you don’t need to cover those arduous trekking trails.
Q. What is the provision of Helicopter tickets for children?
Ans. There is no charge of tickets for children below 2 years of age. If a child has completed his 2 years on the same day of Yatra then also you need to pay the full ticket amount. For more such details related to Chardham helicopter booking you can visit our official website.
Q. What is the best time to visit Chardham Yatra by Helicopter?
Ans. You can either plan your journey between the last week of April and June and then from September to the first week of November.
Avoid visiting the shrines in the monsoon months as the weather condition is not favorable and the roads are not well maintained at this time and even the helicopter services are also closed.
Q. What is the fare of Helicopter to Kedarnath?
Ans. The fare of helicopter service to Kedarnath depends upon the helipad you are preferring to start your journey.
- From Sirsi to Kedarnath- INR 2340
- From Phata to Kedarnath- INR 2360
- From Guptkashi to Kedarnath- INR 3875
Q. Which place should i visit first in Chardham Yatra by helicopter?
Ans. You must visit Yamunotri first and then followed by Gangotri, Kedarnath, and Badrinath.
Q. What is the 4 Dham in India?
Ans. Char Dham in India covers the set of four holy pilgrimage sites in the country including Badrinath, Dwarka, Puri, and Rameswaram.
Q. What is the Cost of Chardham Yatra by Helicopter
Ans. Char Dham Yatra Package by Helicopter will Cost you around 1,70,000 per head.
Q. What is the cancellation policy for Chardham Yatra by Helicopter?
Ans. However, every company has its own terms and conditions and we have enlisted a few cancellation policy.
- 50% cancellation charge- if cancellation is made 10 or 15 days prior to the journey.
- 75% cancellation charge- if you cancel your ticket between 5 and 10 days.
- No Refund- if the cancellation is done 5 or less days prior to your journey
Q. What is the opening and the closing dates of Char Dham Yatra of Uttarakhand?
Ans. The tentative dates are announced for the opening and closing of the shrines of this spiritual Yatra.
- Badrinath Dham- 16th May 2021 (tentative)
- Kedarnath Dham- 15th May 2021 (tentative)
- Yamunotri Dham-14th May 2021
- Gangotri Dham- 14th May 2021
Q. What are the places included in Chardham Yatra by Helicopter Package 2021?
Ans. All the four holy pedestals including Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath, and Badrinath are included in the package.
Q. Is registration required for Char Dham Yatra?
Ans. Yes, it is very mandatory for a traveler to register himself/herself for Char Dham Yatra.
Q. What is the Do’s and Don’t of Chardham Yatra by Helicopter?
Ans. There are several terms and conditions designed by different tour operators and to know them well check their official website. However, a few of them are enlisted below.
- Don’t board your flight if you are drunk.
- Don’t carry heavy bags or suitcases as there is a very limited space in the chopper.
- Do carry your valid ID Proof with you along with your ticket.
- Do carry enough woolens to stay fit and warm in the cold weather.
Q. Can I do Chardham Yatra registration Online and Offline?
Ans. Both the options are available for Chardham Yatra registration so you are free to select the most suitable one for your trip.
Q. How can I plan a trip to Chardham Yatra by Helicopter 2021?
Ans. It would not be easy for you to do the helicopter bookings by yourself hence, reach out to the most trusted and renowned travel agency for your Char Dham Yatra by helicopter.
Q. Is there any helicopter service to Chardham from Dehradun?
Ans. All the helicopter services start from the Sahastradhara helipad in Dehradun only.
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