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Amarnath Yatra Dates is very popular amongst the Shiva Devotees and the passengers planning for Jammu and Kashmir tour between June to August. Amarnath Yatra Schedule is fixed by Jammu and Kashmir government by its authorized bodyShri Amarnathji Shrine Board. As per schedule Amarnath Yatra is organized inthe month of June /July till August. The schedule of starting and closingdates is different for each year. Amarnath Yatra Dates is planned according tothe hindu calendar and Masik Shivratri. Every year the starting date of theyatra is not fixed but the closing date of the yatra is Sawan Purnima.
The schedule variate and the Annual Holy Pilgrimage starts in the month ofJune and sometimes it starts in July. Amarnath Yatra by any chance if delayedstarts by the 2nd of July that particular year otherwise the second, third orfourth week of June are fixed, on the same lines the last date of Yatra isSawan Purnima. So whatever dates will fall during Sawan Purnima yatra with concluding for that year. Generally, Sawan Purnima falls in the month of August. hence August is fixed for the closing date.
The total time frame of Amarnath Yatra is also not fixed for each year. It isusually open for the pilgrims for the time frame of 35 days to 60 days in a particularyear. Initially, Amarnath Yatra was organized for 60 days later due to multiplelocal problems like Security, Weather, and others like route clearance, etc.duration are planned judiciously on the accord. NTP India Tourism team isblessed by Lord Shiva for the conduction of AmarnathYatra Tours, Chardham, Kailash Yatra, OmParvat Yatra, and Many More.
The Spiritual journey to the Amarnath cave of Lord Shiva ispopular among the devotees as It is advisable to plan from 1st July onward.Every year, Lakhs of pilgrims wait desperately for this yatra to open. The holycave is at an altitude of 13700 ft above sea level on the Himalayas, mostimportant it is a lifetime opportunity for all pilgrims. Every year, theAmarnath Pilgrimage is open for the devotees during the month of June andAugust. That is the time to attain the real blessings of the almighty LordShiva through his ‘Ice Shivalinga’ form. This year, June/July 2023 is the Amarnath Yatra opening Month. It isthe auspicious day of Skandshasthi on which the holy cave door will be open forthe devotees. The yatra will remain in continuation for about two months and receives its conclusion on Shravan Purnima. Following the announcement of the Amarnath Yatra opening date 2023, registrations for the pilgrimage from routes such as Amarnath Yatra Via Baltal and Amarnath Yatra Via Pahalgam willstart. According to the rules, devotees need to carry registration or say permitcards with them to undertake the yatra trek. Also, pilgrims are essential tosubmit their respective health certificates while they are applying forregistration. AmarnathYatra 2023 registrations or bookings can be plan inadvance. Devotees are free to choose their mode of the yatra Road, Helicopter,trekking, etc.
Situated in a narrow gorge at the farther end of Lidder valley, Shri Amarnath ji Cave Shrine stands at 3,888 m and is 45 km from Pahalgam and 141 km from Srinagar.Though the original pilgrimage subscribes that the yatra be undertaken from Srinagar, the more common practice is to begin the journey from Pahalgam, andcover the distance to Shri Amarnath ji and back in four or five days. Pahalgam is 96 km from Srinagar.
In recent times the Baltal route via Sonamarg has also become very popular because of its short distance track (although very steep) to the Holy Cave of Shri Amarnathji.
Thebase points for the pilgrim's trek are picturesque Pahalgam and Sonamarg, alarge tented township springs up to accommodate the pilgrims at both these locations. The conduct of the yatra is a gigantic task in which the Jammu &Kashmir State Government takes the assistance of the security departments forproviding security and helping to keep the route open. All intermediate halting places have the same kind of facilities as are provided at Pahalgam and Baltal. These days Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board (SASB) conducts and coordinates allpilgrimage-related activities.
Shri Amarnath Yatra is organized in the month of Shravan and commences from Pahalgam & Baltal on specified dates. This year Shri Amarnathji Yatra 2023 will commence on 30 June 2023 and the Registration started on 1st December 2022 at the NTP office. Situated in a narrow gorge at the farther end of Lidder valley, Shri Amarnath ji Cave Shrine stands at 3,888 m and is 45 km from Pahalgam and 141 km from Srinagar. Though the original pilgrimage subscribes that the yatra be undertaken from Srinagar, the more common practice is tobegin the journey from Pahalgam, and cover the distance to Shri Amarnath ji andback in four or five days. Pahalgam is 96 km from Srinagar.
Inrecent times the Baltal route via Sonamarg has also become very popular becauseof its short distance track (although very steep) to the Holy Cave of ShriAmarnathji.
Forcurrent information on Shri Amarnath Yatra 2023 please read our blog carefully,this will help you in planning for the tour You may also like to visit the section Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's) for Shri Amarnath Yatra Registration
Useful Tips on the Yatra
Dress: Pilgrims are advised to carry sufficient woolens such as sweaters, drawers, woolen strousers, monkey cap, etc. Other items could include wind cheaters,raincoats, sleeping bags or blankets, umbrellas, waterproof boots/shoes,walking sticks, a torch, etc. Ladies are advised not to go on the trek in saris, instead Salwar suits should be used.
Medical Assistance: Medical posts manned by qualified doctors and nursing staff are established en route tocater to the needs of the pilgrims, free of cost. However, pilgrims are advised to carry along any medicines specifically prescribed for them.
Provisions: Essentialrations are available at fair price rates from the specially established Govt.Depots at Chandanwari, Sheshnag, and Panchami, Numerous wayside tea-shops and small restaurants are set up by private parties. However, pilgrims are advised to carry with them biscuits, tinned food, etc. to cater to their immediate needs. Firewood or gas can be obtained at Chandanwari, Sheshnag, Panchtarni, and near the Cave.
Insurance: Inview of the hazardous nature, pilgrims are advised to insure themselves before proceeding on the Yatra. In recent years SASB has been providing Accident Insurance cover to the Registered Yatris (Pilgrims).
Accommodation: Good tented accommodation with allied facilities is set up during the Yatra period.These are provided on the basis of payment of rates fixed by the authorities manning the Yatra.
Registration:Registrations open early by the agents so that pilgrim allocation can be better coordinated with the Amarnath Shrine board. The dates are notified through press advertisements usually 2-3 months in advance but the usual Schedule asappraised above is Opening on Sk and Shasthi & closing on Swan Purnima. As per rules, no Yatri is allowed to proceed on the journey without a Registration Card/ Permit. The process of Registration for Yatris (Pilgrims) of Shri Amarnath ji Yatra 2022 will commence according to the dates set by the Shrine Board, simultaneously for both the Baltal and Chandanwari routes,through our offices is starting from 1st December 2021
Do's And Don'ts for the Yatris: It is important to observe discipline on the trek and keep moving slowly and steadily. Adhere to the instructions issued by the Yatra Officer from time to time. Officials of the State Government from various concerned Departments are deployed on duty to help the pilgrims.
Youmust also ensure that you are physically fit for the journey, and have yourself medically examined. Remember that you have to cross Mahagunus pass which is atan altitude of 14,000 feet above sea level. It is now essential for the applicant Yatri to submit a Compulsory Health Certificate while seeking registration for this year’s Shri Amarnath ji Yatra.
Pilgrims may take this caution, that ponies carrying your luggage and eatables remain with you at all times. Also ensure that the Pony walla, laborer or Dandiwalla is properly registered and carries a token. You can get these allotted at fixed rates at the base camps..
Content of Compulsory Health Certificate Link
The list of Doctors/ Institutes authorized to issue 'Compulsory Health Certificate'for Shri Amarnath Yatra 2021 have active links only against information received from respective authorities.
State/UT wise List of Doctors/ Institutions, authorized to issue 'Compulsory HealthCertificate' for Shri Amarnath Yatra 2021 (List is being updated as the information is being received from respective authorities):
01 Andhra Pradesh
02 Andaman and Nicobar Islands
03 Arunachal Pardesh
08 Dadra & Nagar Haveli
09 Daman & Diu
14 Himachal Pradesh
15 Jammu & Kashmir
21 Madhya Pradesh
33 Tamil Nadu
36 Uttar Pradesh
38 West Bengal
Please note that the State/ UT wise List of Doctors/ Institution authorized to issue'Compulsory Health Certificate' for Shri Amarnath Yatra 2021 is being updated as soon as information is being received from concerned authorities.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's) for Shri Amarnath Yatra Registration
Some of the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's) for Shri Amarnath Yatra Registration for Yatris (pilgrims) who wish tracking on foot/ by pony have been answered below:
Why do I need to Register for Shri Amarnath Yatra?
Keeping in view the safety and security along with the covid protocol number ofthe pilgrims and the carrying capacity of the mountainous tracks,the number of pilgrims allowed to undertake the Yatra in 2022 is not announced yet by Shri Amarnath Yatra 2022. Usually, Pahalgam-Chandanwari Trackand Sonamarg-Baltal Track would each be allowed to have 7500 Registrations every day. To regulate this SASB has made it mandatory for all the pilgrims to register well before undertaking the Yatra.
Arethere any criteria to qualify for Yatra Registration?
No one below the age of 13 years or above the age of 75 years and no lady withmore than six week’s pregnancy is allowed to register for the Yatra.
Isthere any Yatra Registration fee?
Ifthe Application for Registration is in order, the applicant would be required to make a payment of Rs.50/- per Yatri/ Yatra Permit.
Ladakh Where do I go to register myself?
Onecan get registration only at the designated Bank Branches identified by SASB throughout India.
Where are the Registration counters located?
Onlythe designated Bank Branches spread all over India are the Registration counters.
Wheredo I get list of designated Bank Branches for Yatra Registration?
The list of designated Bank Branches for Yatra Registration is made available online as and when such information is received from the authorities. We suggest you to kindly keep visiting our section 'designated Bank Branches forShri Amarnath Yatra Registration' for the latest.
What are the documents needed for Registration?
Every Yatri has to submit Application Form along with Compulsory Health Certificate (CHC) to obtain Yatra Permit for Shri Amarnath Yatra.
Where do I get the Yatra Registration Form?
The Application Form for Registration has been made available online by SASB. The same may also be obtained from the Registration Counter/ designated Bank Branch.
Whatis the procedure for Group Registration?
Please view 'Guidelines for Group Registration for Shri Amarnath Yatra-2021'.
What is Compulsory Health Certificates (CHC)?
The high-altitude trek to the Holy Cave involves exposure to extreme cold, low humidity, increased ultraviolet radiations, and reduced air pressure. Under these conditions only physically fit are advised to apply for the Yatra Registration and this is the reason a Compulsory Health Certificates (CHC) is mandatory for each applicant. The Compulsory Health Certificate (CHC) format made by SASB is also available online.
Also,note that the prescribed CHC should have been issued betweena particular period in 2022 by the Authorized Doctor/ Medical Institution. CHC's issued before that period would not be valid for Shri Amarnath Yatra 2021.
Wheredo I get the Compulsory Health Registration Certificate (CHC)?
Only an Authorized Institution / Doctor has been entrusted with the responsibility to issue Compulsory Health Certificates (CHC). The List of such Authorized Institutions / Doctors for issuing Compulsory Health Certificates (CHC) for different states in India is constantly updated and made available online.
Where do I get the List of Authorised Institutions/ Doctors in my town or state to issue Compulsory Health Certificates (CHC)?
The list of Authorized Institutions / Doctors for issuing Compulsory Health certificates (CHC) for different states in India is constantly updated and made available online.
What is the difference between Pahalgam-Chandanwari & Baltal-Sonamarg Tracks for Shri Amarnath Yatra?
To know details about both the tracks that include distances and approximate time associated with each stretch, please visit 'Pahalgam-Chandanwari &Baltal-Sonamarg Tracks'.