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Tour Shri Amarnath ji Yatra will commence on 1st July 2023 and will culminate on 31st August 2023
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.
The annual pilgrimage to Shri Amarnath takes place in the month of Shravan and starts from Pahalgam and Baltal on specific dates . The Shri Amarnath-ji Yatra of 2023 will start on its scheduled date, and the Amarnath yatra 2023 registration date will also be announced accordingly. You can fill the Amarnath yatra registration form and Amarnath yatra 2023 medical form online at Amarnath Yatra official website.
Pahalgam to Amarnath route :
Amarnath Yatra 2023 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 2023
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.
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 2023 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 2023 :
Amarnath Yatra 2023 registration date has not yet started for the Year 2023 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 2023 at Amarnath yatra online registration. It is the Amarnath yatra official website where you can also check Amarnath yatra 2023 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 2023
Do’s And Don’ts For Amarnath Yatris
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’t use slippery shoes.
Always follow the rules and instructions.
Do not try to stop at locations which are marked as dangerous.