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Date: 23-05-2023

Amarnath Yatra 2024

About Amarnath Yatra


The Amarnath Yatra, an annual Hidu pilgrimage to the Amarnath Cave located at lidder valley in district Anantnag at an altitude of 3,888 meters, 45 km from Pahalgam and from Srinagar it is  around 141 km. The cave is surrounded by glaciers and snowy mountains and remains covered by snow throughout the year. Amarnath Yatra is one of the toughest and challenging journeys  for the devotees. This pilgrimage  is believed to be the abode of Lord Shiva. Every Year Thousands of devotees visit the Amarnath cave to seek blessings from the divine. In 2000 Shri Amarnath-ji shrine board (SASB) was set up by the Government of Jammu and Kashmir for the overall management  of the pilgrimage , including medical facilities, infrastructure, security and other logistical arrangements.


Amarnath Pilgrimage 2024 Dates

 

Amarnath Pilgrimage 2024 official date yet to be announced, and it may be from 01st Jul 2024 till 19th August 2024.

 

In 2024 Pilgrimage Will Of 51 Days. Registration May Start From 17th Aprilthrough Online & Offline. Last Date of Registration 19th Aug 2024 Subject To Availability.

 

Amarnath Cave Pilgrimage Dates

 

The Amarnath Yatra is popularly called the Amarnath Pilgrimage. This is a Hindu pilgrimage to the Amarnath cave shrine in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. The cave is situated in the Himalayan Region at an altitude of 13,500 feet (4,100 m). The shrine is dedicated to Lord Shiva, one of the three main deities of Hindu Religion. Every year, millions of pilgrims from all over the world visit the shrine. The pilgrimage takes place in the summer months, from June to August. The exact dates of the pilgrimage vary each year, depending on the Hindu calendar.

 

The Amarnath Yatra is a challenging tour & pilgrimage. The pilgrims on the route opt for the trekking & helicopter route. Pilgrims trek for several days to reach the shrine. However, the pilgrims are rewarded with the sight of the natural ice formation of Shiva Lingam, which is believed to be a manifestation of Lord Shiva.

 

Here are the Amarnath Yatra dates for the past few years:

 

2024 : Tentative 01st July – 19th Aug

2023: 01 Jul- August 31

2022: June 30- August 11

2021: June 28 – August 22

2020: June 23 – August 3

 

Amarnath Cave Pilgrimage 2024 Dates

 

The Amarnath Pilgrimage 2024 may start from July 1 to August 19, 2024. The pilgrimage will be for a total of 51 days. The dates are not announced by the Shri Amarnath Shrine Board, the government agency responsible for managing and organizing the pilgrimage. The Yatra takes place during Shraavana Mela, which falls in the Shravan month. Amarnath Yatra is organized only during July and August..!! Hence the tentative schedule is planned accordingly

 

The Amarnath Pilgrimage is a Hindu pilgrimage to the Amarnath cave, which is located in the Himalayas in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. The cave is believed to house a natural ice formation that is said to represent Shiva, one of the three main gods in Hinduism.

 

If you are planning to participate in the Amarnath Pilgrimage in 2024, it is important to be prepared. Pilgrims should make sure that they are in good physical condition, and one should also be aware of the risks involved. You should also book your pilgrimage well in advance, as the pilgrimage is very popular, and permits fill up quickly.

 

Tips for preparing for the Amarnath Pilgrimage:

 

- Get in good physical condition. The pilgrimage is a strenuous one, and you will need to be in good shape to complete it.

- Be aware of the risks involved. The pilgrimage is not without its risks, and you should be aware of them before you go.

- Book your pilgrimage well in advance. Spaces fill up quickly, so it is important to book your pilgrimage as early as possible.

 

Here are some tips for staying safe during the Amarnath Pilgrimage:

 

- Stay hydrated  - The high altitude can cause dehydration, so it is important to drink plenty of fluids to maintain the body balance.

- Eat a balanced diet. Eating a healthy diet will help you to stay energized and prevent illness and encourage sustainence.

- Understand and perform according to your body. If you start to feel unwell, stop and rest. Do not push yourself too hard and get into trouble.

 

Now if you finalize your date for 2024 then FAQ


Q: What are the dates for the Amarnath Pilgrimage in 2024?

A: The Amarnath Pilgrimage in 2024 tentatively may start from July 1 to August 19. The exact dates may vary, so it is important to check with the authorities before planning your trip.

 

Q: What are the requirements for a pilgrimage to Amarnath?

A: There are no specific requirements for a pilgrimage to Amarnath. However, it is important to be in good physical condition as the journey can be strenuous. You should also be aware of the altitude sickness, which can be a problem at high altitudes.

 

** Medical Fitness certificate is an important permit for the permit

 

Q: How to finalize the dates for Amarnath Pilgrimage 2024?

A: Finalizing the dates for the Amarnath Pilgrimage 2024 depends on the time in hand with you. You have the option to choose any dates between July 1 and August 19, 2024, as these are the safe and confirmed dates. Planning is important, because sometimes changing the dates after booking may not be possible or may come up with some date change liabilities.

 

Q: How to book tour packages for dates let’s say 05th Aug 2024?

A: Since you have finalized dates for 05th Aug which is well between (01st Jul- 19th August 2024) dates. So, we don’t have any problem booking your darshan for that date. To book this date, you just need to drop a query through the below query form or drop a direct mail with the following information:

 

- Name of the Group Leader (if you are single person then you are the group leader)

- Contact Number of the Group Leader

- WhatsApp Number of the group Leader

- Email id of the group leader

- Emergency contact number (non-travelling family/Friend)

- Number of Persons (Age limit must be between 13 years to 70 years on the date of Travelling, Children below 13 years, Adults above 70 years and a lady having 6-month pregnancy cannot travel as per govt rule. Handicapped People can travel.)

 

Package Type by Helicopter or Trekking –

 

Duration of Pilgrimage (for Helicopter Package 4 Nights 5 Days is recommended and for Trekking Package 7 Nights 8 Days recommended

 

Route of Pilgrimage (There are two routes (i) Baltal / Neelgrath route – This route is shorter, new and cheaper route. (II) Pahalgam – Longer, Expensive and Traditional Lord Shiva route)

 

If you finalize your package & ready to confirm, then please send the amount deposit slip. A 50% advance amount is required to book your package tour.

 

Mention Pick up and drop Point. Our Packages start from Srinagar and Jammu. On a Special Request you can book a tour from your city too.

 

Note:

 

You may plan to travel only Amarnath Pilgrimage then Srinagar is the best option and also Srinagar is well connected from New Delhi and other main Indian Airports via Delhi like Mumbai, Hyderabad, Chennai, Bengaluru, Kolkata, Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Lucknow, Chandigarh, Bhopal, Nagpur, Visakhapatnam etc but not connected fully by Indian Railway from rest of the Indian states.

 

If you want to have darshan of both Amarnath and Mata Vaishno Devi, then you can come either to Jammu or Srinagar. Jammu is well connected by Flights all over India and also Jammu / Katra is well connected by Indian Railway (IRCTC).

 

By any chance you plan to have darshan of Amarnath and Maa Vaishno Devi together in one trip then book a flight for Srinagar first for Shri Amarnath Pilgrimage and take a return flight from Jammu and vice versa, you also have option of adding Patnitop en route to the Yatra.

 

By any chance if you want to use Railway Route or intend to avail LTC, then Jammu/ Katra is the only option. Katra is the nearest Railway Station for Mata Vaishno Devi Dham and Jammu is 50 kms away from Katra.

 

Any govt ID Proof like Passport, Driving License, Voter Id, Adhar Card, School/college etc. will work. But Adhar and Passport are important documents for an easy process so try to send the scan copy of this id through mail. Click here to know more about documents

 

Medical Fitness Certificate (This is important document which is required to go for Amarnath Pilgrimage. At the time of booking, we don’t require these documents so be relaxed. You need to submit the scanned copy to us before 20th April 2024 & bring this original medical certificate at the time of arrival, so you have enough time to make this. If you book after 20th April, then book after making the certificate. If you are International Traveller / Foreigner, then you can make your certificate from the National or govt hospital of your country or alternatively you can make it in India too provided you come to India at least 7-15 days in advance.

 

Q: What happens after I finalize my date, deposit the amount, and send all the details through mail?

A: Once we receive all the details except for the medical certificate and ID proof, we will reserve your booking for the selected date. You can send a scanned copy of the medical certificate and the original at the time of arrival. You can send the ID proof at any time after sending the amount, but please do not delay it beyond 7 days.

 

Once we have reserved your booking, we will send you a confirmation email with all the details of your package and the advance amount. If you find any errors or want to change the date of the pilgrimage, you have a maximum of 3 days to do so, provided you booked 120 days or more in advance. If you do not change the date within the first 3 days, we will consider it final. If you want to change, postpone, or cancel the trip after the 3 days, a cancellation charge will be applicable. Date change is subject to availability.

 

Q: What is the procedure to add extra persons after finalizing the tour and paying the amount?

A: You can add extra persons to your tour after finalizing the tour and paying the amount, subject to seat availability. The rates may vary and may not be the same as the price you booked. To add extra persons, please contact us and we will be happy to assist you.

 

Q: When will I receive my travel booking documents?

A: After you have paid the initial deposit, we will send you a confirmation email with all the details of your booking. In the meantime, we will book your hotel accommodation, transportation, helicopter, and registration. Advance payment is calculated as INR10, 000 plus Helicopter ticket and permit charges

 

You can collect your hotel and transportation voucher at any time after you have paid 100% of the total amount. The helicopter tickets and registration will be issued once the government gives the green signal.

 

Q: What are the cancellation policy and terms and conditions?

A: Our cancellation policy and terms and conditions are designed to be fair and transparent. We understand that things happen, and we want to make it as easy as possible for you to cancel your trip if you need to.

 

Here are the key points of our cancellation policy:

 

- You can cancel your trip up to 90 days before the start of your trip for a 50% refund provided you pay full amount of the package.

- If you cancel your trip within 90 days of the start of your trip, you will not receive any refund.

- Here are the key points of our terms and conditions:

- You must be at least 18 years old to book a trip. Official age for pilgrimage 13-70 years.

- You must provide us with accurate and up-to-date information when you book your trip.

- You are responsible for all costs associated with your trip, including but not limited to airfare, accommodation, and transportation.

- You agree to abide by all of our rules and regulations, including but not limited to the dress code

 

Q: How will we identify your representative in Srinagar or Jammu?

A: Our representative can be contacted as the contact number mentioned on the travel voucher.

 

Q: What if we get delayed reaching the airport due to flight delay?

A: If you are delayed reaching the airport due to a flight delay, please contact us as soon as possible. We will do our best to accommodate you and arrange a pickup for your desired time. If your flight is delayed on the way, we will wait for you at the airport.

 

Q: What are the important and auspicious dates for Amarnath Pilgrimage 2024?

A: All dates are auspicious and have relevance for the Amarnath Pilgrimage because it is organized for a limited period only. However, if you are looking for specific dates, the following are considered to be auspicious:

 

Sawan: The month of Sawan is considered to be the most auspicious time for the Amarnath Pilgrimage. This is because it is the month when Lord Shiva is said to reside in the cave.

 

Monday: Mondays are considered to be auspicious days for visiting temples in Hinduism. This is because Lord Shiva is said to be the presiding deity of Mondays.

 

Guru Purnima: Guru Purnima is a Hindu festival that celebrates the importance of teachers and mentors. It is also considered to be an auspicious day for pilgrimage.

 

Somvati Amavasya: Somvati Amavasya is a Hindu festival that celebrates the new moon in the month of Somvaar (Monday). It is also considered to be an auspicious day for pilgrimage.

 

Masik Shivratri: Masik Shivratri is a Hindu festival that celebrates the night of Shivaratri every month. It is also considered to be an auspicious day for pilgrimage.

 

Sawan Purnima: Sawan Purnima is the full moon in the month of Sawan. It is considered to be one of the most auspicious days for the Amarnath Pilgrimage.

 

It is important to note that these are just a few of the many auspicious dates for the Amarnath Pilgrimage. Ultimately, the best date to visit is the one that is most convenient for you and your family.

 

Q: What happens if our booked dates are not finalized?

A: We offer a 100% guarantee of your booking date. If your dates are not finalized, we will not take your booking. However, there are some factors that are beyond our control, but our success rate is 99% and our proven credentials since 1986 (company establishment) speak about us.

 

You can hire a pony or Palki from Holycave to reach Pahalgam. The distance from Holycave to Pahagam is 45 kms in which 29 km is by trekking via Sheshnag, Panchatrni and 16 kms is by road from Chandanwari. Generally, it takes around 2- 3 days to complete by walk and 2 days by pony / Palki. Generally returning pilgrims complete in 1 day also provided there is no rain and the route is clear from holycave to Chandanwari /Pahalgam..




Registration flow chart for Amarnath Yatra 2024

Flow chart for Amarnath Yatra 2024

How to download Compulsory Health certificate for Shri Amarnathji yatra 2024

Go to Amarnath yatra's official website.

Click on ‘Download Compulsory Health Certificate (CHC) for Yatra 2024‘.

Download and print it.

For Compulsory Health Certificate authorization.

Click on ‘State/UT wise List of Doctors/Institutions authorized to issue Compulsory Health Certificate (CHC) for Yatra 2024’.

Select your UT/State and download the list.

Find your district and nearest hospital and get your certificate authorized.

Health certificate for Shri Amarnathji Yatra 2024

Compulsory Health certificate for Shri Amarnathji yatra 2024

Amarnath Yatra routes

There are two route map for the Amarnath yatra | Pahalgam-Amarnath and Baltal-Amarnath

 


Pahalgam to Amarnath route :


Amarnath Yatra 2024 starts from Pahalgam base camp to Chandanwari, the distance between them is 16kms ,the road connectivity is upto to Chandanwari only. From Chandanwari you have to trek to reach the Amarnath Cave and the first top you reach is Pissu top. After a trek of 14 km you will reach sheshnag and then a trek of around 4km you will reach Panchtarni. The Amarnath cave is only 2 kms from Panchtarni. Pahalgam to Amarnath Cave distance is completed in around three to five days (one way). Pahalgam route is considered easier then baltal route. So this is a better option for senior citizens or for those having some health issues. So, if you’re or you have a senior devotee with you , this is the better option. From Pahalgam route Amarnath yatra distance is approximately 36 to 48 km.


Amarnath Yatra 2024


Cost By Road


By Road there are many ways to come.  The cheapest way is to come to Katra by Train then get on a bus or taxi and arrive till Banihal Railway Station, Further from Banihal Station get dropped off at Awantipora , From there hire a taxi till Pahlagam and then from there its a trek which has to be done on your own. The total journey will cost you around 2000-3000 on individual basis and sharing basis.


by road amaranth yatra 2024

Helicopter registration for Amaranth Yatra 2024


Cost By Helicopter for Amarnath Yatra


There are 2 heli-pads for landing and dropping to and from Bholay Baba Amarnath , First is from Sonmarg and second is from Pahalgam. The Sonmarg route is called Baltal and Pahlagam route is called Panjtharni. The cost for Single person one way is expected to be 3500 and for return 7000. Till pahalgam and till sonmarg one has to reach on their own by Taxi and Cab services in Srinagar Kashmir which is always a good thing to keep pre-booked taxi as due to rush things become expensive and good things are always sold out first.


Amarnath Helicopter Routes:


If you’re short on time or have health issues but still want to seek divine blessings, the Amarnath helicopter service is a great option. The Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board (SASB) provides online booking dates for Amarnath yatra tickets, which now includes two additional sectors: Srinagar to Neelgrath, Srinagar to Pahalgam, Neelgrath to Panchtarni, and Pahalgam to Panchtarni. You can choose the helicopter service that best fits your needs and requirements for the Amarnath Yatra. For Amarnath Yatra 2024 helicopter booking visit the official website of Amarnath Yatra.


Baltal to Amarnath route :


Amarnath-Baltal starts from Baltal to Domali. From Domali there is a trek of 6km to Barari  which is 4km away from sangam. Once you reach Sangam , you will be only 2 km away from the destination , the Amarnath Cave.This is a shorter route but is also difficult as compared to Pahalgam route . Baltal to Amarnath cave distance is 14 km and can be completed in 1 or 2 days. On this route there are no ponies available, handicapped and old aged pilgrims can opt for dandies.


Registration for Amarnath yatra 2024 :

 

Amarnath Yatra 2024 registration date has not yet started for the Year 2024 but government centrally and state makes sure to set-up seva kendra at all states and places for registration and ease of devotees. This year the Amarnath yatra is  supposed to start from July month. But eventually it depends on the weather as well. You can register for Amarnath Yatra 2024 at Amarnath yatra online registration.  It is the Amarnath yatra official website where you can also check Amarnath yatra 2024 registration fee, Amarnath yatra 2023 dates  and latest Amarnath yatra news.


Budget for Amarnath yatra :


For Helicopter and convenience oriented trips a person can expect a budget of 20000-25000 per person which will include 5 days of tour with Some srinagar sightseeing , Meals , Taxi transfers and some small activities like Shikara ride , Hot-Air-Baloon .


For an Economical Darshan of Amarnath Ji one can expect a budget of 10000-15000 per person with all basic and budget facilities.


 Budget for Amarnath yatra 2024


Do’s And Don’ts For Amarnath Yatris


Do's


It is recommended that you walk a minimum of 4-5 kilometers daily for at least one month before yatra to increase the oxygen efficiency in your body.

It is recommended that you bring along warm clothing, an umbrella, gloves, a flashlight, waterproof shoes, a jacket, woolen socks, and a walking stick for the journey, as it will involve trekking across high mountains.

It is suggested that women wear a pant-shirt, Salwar Kameez, or a track suit instead of a saree.

It is advisable to bring along a water bottle, dried fruits, toffees, and chocolates.

To protect yourself from sun burns you can carry cold cream or Vaseline.

Avoid trek alone, always trek in a group.


Don'ts


Don’t use slippery shoes.

Always follow the rules and instructions.

Do not try to stop at locations which are marked as dangerous.

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