Jai Baba Barfani
Amarnath Yatra Package 2023
Jai Baba Barfani
₹ 16999 + 5% GST
Srinagar to Srinagar
+ Rs 6000 for Helicopter Yatra (Both Sides)
Difficulty Level: 3
1 July to 31 august
Amarnath Package Overview
The Amarnath Yatra is an annual pilgrimage to the Amarnath Cave in Jammu and Kashmir, India, which is believed to be the abode of Lord Shiva. The pilgrimage is considered one of the holiest in Hinduism and attracts thousands of devotees from all over India and other parts of the world.
The Amarnath cave is located at an altitude of around 3,888 meters and is believed to be the abode of Lord Shiva, one of the three principal deities in Hinduism. The cave is believed to have been discovered by a shepherd in ancient times, and since then, it has become a popular pilgrimage site.
The yatra usually takes place during the months of June to August, and the dates are announced by the Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board (SASB) closer to the time of the yatra. The pilgrimage involves trekking through rugged terrain, and pilgrims have to face several challenges like high altitude, harsh weather conditions, and difficult terrain.
Walking The Himalayas provides various facilities like medical aid, food, and accommodation to the pilgrims. However, due to the prevailing security situation in the region, the yatra is subject to restrictions, and pilgrims are advised to follow the guidelines and instructions issued by the authorities.
The Amarnath Yatra is considered one of the most significant and holiest pilgrimages in Hinduism. It is important for several reasons:
1. Association with Lord Shiva: The Amarnath Cave is believed to be the abode of Lord Shiva, one of the principal deities in Hinduism. It is believed that Lord Shiva revealed the secret of life and eternity to Goddess Parvati in this very cave.
2. The Holy Ice Lingam: The naturally formed ice lingam inside the cave is considered a representation of Lord Shiva. It is believed that the lingam grows and shrinks with the phases of the moon and is at its maximum size during the full moon.
3. Religious significance: The Amarnath Yatra is believed to be one of the toughest and most challenging pilgrimages in India. Undertaking this pilgrimage is considered an act of devotion and is believed to bring blessings and good fortune.
4. Cultural significance: The Amarnath Yatra is a reflection of India's rich cultural and religious diversity. Thousands of devotees from all over India and other parts of the world undertake this pilgrimage every year, making it a symbol of India's spiritual and cultural heritage.
Overall, the Amarnath Yatra is an important pilgrimage for Hindus and is a testament to their devotion and faith.
Itinerary of Amarnath Yatra
The itinerary for the Amarnath Yatra may vary depending on the mode of transportation and the duration of the yatra. However, a typical itinerary for the yatra is as follows:
Day 1: Arrival in Srinagar
Upon your arrival in Srinagar, you will be greeted by our representative who will assist you with the transfer to your hotel. Once you have checked in, you can spend the rest of the day exploring the city and acclimatizing to the high altitude. Srinagar is known for its beautiful gardens, including the Mughal Gardens and the Shalimar Bagh. You can also take a shikhara ride on Dal Lake or visit the famous Hazratbal Shrine. In the evening, enjoy a traditional Kashmiri dinner and get a good night's sleep in preparation for the journey ahead.
Day 2: Srinagar to Pahalgam
After an early breakfast, you will drive to Pahalgam, which is located at an altitude of 7200 feet. The journey will take you through the picturesque countryside of Kashmir, with its lush green meadows and snow-capped mountains. On arrival, check into your hotel and spend the rest of the day exploring the beautiful town of Pahalgam, and pilgrims must wear warm clothing and comfortable shoes.
Day 3: Trek from Pahalgam to Chandanwari
The Amarnath Yatra trek from Pahalgam to the holy cave of Amarnath starts from Chandanwari, which is about 16 km from Pahalgam. On the third day of the yatra, you will start trekking from Pahalgam to Chandanwari, which is at an altitude of around 2,895 meters above sea level. The trek distance from Pahalgam to Chandanwari is approximately 16 km and takes around 5-6 hours to complete. The trek route follows the Lidder River and passes through beautiful valleys and scenic landscapes.
Once you reach Chandanwari, you will need to complete your registration and medical check-up formalities before starting the trek to the holy cave. From Chandanwari, you can either trek to the cave or hire a pony or palanquin. The distance from Chandanwari to the holy cave is around 14 km and takes about 6-7 hours to complete on foot. The route passes through Pissu Top and Sheshnag, which are popular rest points along the way.
Day 4: Trek from Chandanwari to Sheshnag
After breakfast, begin the trek towards Sheshnag. This is a long day of trekking, covering a distance of around 13 km, and will take around 7-8 hours. The route passes through Pissu Top, and you will cross the Sheeshnag River on the way. Once you reach Sheshnag, you will set up camp for the night. The scenic beauty of the place is breathtaking, with the snow-capped mountains, the glistening waters, and the lush greenery.
Day 5: Trek from Sheshnag to Panchtarni
On day 5 of the Amarnath Yatra, the trek continues from Sheshnag to Panchtarni. The distance covered on this day is approximately 13 kilometers, and it takes around 6-7 hours to complete the trek.
The trail passes through steep inclines and descents, and the altitude gradually increases as the trek progresses. The path takes you through beautiful landscapes, including a meadow named Mahagunas Pass and a waterfall named as 'Zajibal'.
Panchtarni, located at an altitude of 3,657 meters, is the destination for the day. It is a significant stop for pilgrims on the Amarnath Yatra as it is the last stop before the holy cave. The name Panchtarni means 'five rivers' as it is believed that five rivers, namely Vipasha, Sindhu, Saraswati, Vitasta, and the Ganges, meet at this place.
Upon reaching Panchtarni, the pilgrims rest for the night and prepare for the final ascent to the holy cave the next day. Accommodation facilities, including tented accommodation and langars, are available for pilgrims at Panchtarni.
Day 6: Trek from Panchtarni to the Amarnath Cave and return to Baltal
On Day 6 of the Amarnath Yatra, you will wake up early in the morning in Panchtarni and begin your trek to the holy Amarnath Cave, which is about 6 km away. The route passes through the beautiful Panchtarni valley and involves a steep climb toward the cave. The cave is situated at an altitude of 3,888 meters and is known for its natural ice lingam, which is formed due to the freezing of water drops that fall from the cave roof.
Upon reaching the cave, you will have to stand in a queue for the darshan (worship) of the ice lingam. The darshan usually takes around 1-2 hours depending on the rush. After the darshan, you will start your return journey to Baltal. The route is the same as the one you took while coming up, but it's mostly downhill and therefore, relatively easier.
Upon reaching Baltal, you can take some rest and spend the night at the campsite. This marks the end of your Amarnath Yatra.
Day 7: Baltal to Srinagar
On Day 7 of the Amarnath Yatra, you will leave Baltal and drive back to Srinagar. The drive takes around 4 hours and covers a distance of approximately 100 kilometers.
Once you reach Srinagar, you can spend the rest of the day exploring the city, shopping for souvenirs, or simply relaxing in your hotel. You may want to visit some of the famous landmarks of Srinagar such as the Mughal Gardens, Dal Lake, and the Hazratbal Shrine.
You can also try some of the local delicacies such as Wazwan, Rogan Josh, and Kahwa. In the evening, you can take a leisurely stroll along Dal Lake and enjoy the cool breeze and the stunning views of the mountains.
Overnight stay in a hotel in Srinagar.
Amarnath Yatra Packages Price
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Breakfast and dinner
Pick up and drop off from Srinagar railway station.
Private car for sightseeing as per the itinerary
Professional English/Hindi speaking guide cum driver
Sightseeing as per the itinerary
Know Before You Go for Amarnath Package
Minimum 2 persons are required to book this tour.
Rates may fluctuate with any change in services/hotels. The difference in the cost shall be borne by the client in case of any amendment in the package due to an increase in the number of guests.
The hotels are subject to their availability. In case they are not available, the travelers will be accommodated in a property of a similar standard.
Walking The Himalayas reserves the right to rearrange the itinerary due to any kind of disturbance that occurred (i.e weather conditions, political conditions or any others) without changing the total number of days and without compromising any service.
All entry tickets for stupas, monasteries, sightseeing, state and entry fees, monument entrances, camera charges, etc. are not a part of the package.
Any personal expenses or items of personal nature will not be included in the package. Any meals or transfers not mentioned in the itinerary are to be considered an exclusion in the deal.
Any kind of drink (alcoholic, aerated, or mineral water) is not included in the package cost.
Usage of the swimming pool is strictly according to government guidelines.
Guidelines issued by the State-Government is to be followed. Social distancing to be maintained. Frequent hand sanitization and use of mask recommended.
ID proof is mandatory for each individual guest at the time of booking, and also upon arrival. PAN card will not be considered as a valid address proof.
Any breakage or damage of any items in the resort will be charged at actuals.
The display prices mentioned are for minimum 4 PAX for 2-star or 3-star properties.
Children above 5 years of age will be considered as adults only. There are no charges for children below 5 years of age.