Amarnath Yatra – 3 Nights 4 Days

Shri Amarnath Yatra 2014

“The Himalayan pilgrimages are the oldest organised travel system, evolved over time by Hindu sages and embodying the spirit of wander, adventure and spirituality”.

book of India, the ‘Rig Veda’ evokes his presence in its hymns. Vedic myths, ritual and even astronomy testify to his existence from the dawn of time.

Lord Shiva is known to have made his adobe in the Himalayas. He built no house nor shelter, not for himself or his consort, Goddess Parvati . He was an ascetic, and yet married; He could be both for “He is the God sporting in the forest or taking his ease on a cloud.”

Situated in a narrow gorge at the farther end of Lidder valley, Shri Amarnathji 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, and cover the distance to Shri Amarnathji 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.

The base points for the pilgrim’s trek are picturesque Pahalgam and Sonamarg, a large 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 for providing 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 all the pilgrimage related activities.

The Yatra is organised in the month of Shravan and commences from Pahalgam & Baltal on specified dates

Day 1: ARRIVAL SRINAGAR – SONMARG
Welcome to Srinagar Airport. You will be met our representative and get transfer to Sonmarg which will take about 3 hrs to reach the destination. Check into at hotel. At after relax enjoy natural surroundings. Overnight stay the Hotel Sonmarg.

Day 02: SONMARG – BALTAL- SRINAGAR
Leave after early breakfast and short drive will take you to Baltal (Helipad) and board into the helicopter and Baltal to Panchtarni to Baltal by helicopter. From Panchtarni to Amarnath ji cave it is about 5/6 Kms by foot/Horse/Palki which will take about 1 and half hours to reach to the cave depends on the rush of the yatries. Evening catch the Helicopter to proceed back to Baltal. In the evening we proceed to Srinagar. Overnight stay in Srinagar Hotel.

Day 3: SRINAGAR LOCAL SIGHTSEEING
After breakfast enjoy Srinagar famous Mughal Gardens Chashma Shahi (The Royal Springs), Nishat Bagh (Garden of Delight), Shalimar Garden (Adobe of Love). In the evening back to Hotel for a comfortable overnight stay.

Day 04: DEPARTURE
After breakfast departure from Srinagar Airport for your onward flight back home.

Option 01 Standard Package
Based on 02 Paying Pax: Rs. 16,000/- Per Pax Twin Sharing – MAP AI
Based on 04 Paying Pax: Rs. 14,500/- Per Pax Twin Sharing – MAP AI
Based on 06 Paying Pax: Rs. 13,500/- Per Pax Twin Sharing – MAP AI
Based on 08 Paying Pax: Rs. 13,300/- Per Pax Twin Sharing – MAP AI
Based on 10 Paying Pax: Rs. 13,000/- Per Pax Twin Sharing – MAP AI
Based on 12 Paying Pax: Rs. 13,000/- Per Pax Twin Sharing – MAP AI

Hotels Envisaged:
01 Night Hotel Sonmarg Palace or Hotel Himalayan at Sonmarg
02 Nights Hotel Mount View or Bruj Hotel at Srinagar

Option 02 Deluxe Package
Based on 02 Paying Pax: Rs. 17,500/- Per Pax Twin Sharing – MAP AI
Based on 04 Paying Pax: Rs. 16,000/- Per Pax Twin Sharing – MAP AI
Based on 06 Paying Pax: Rs. 15,000/- Per Pax Twin Sharing – MAP AI
Based on 08 Paying Pax: Rs. 14,800/- Per Pax Twin Sharing – MAP AI
Based on 10 Paying Pax: Rs. 14,500/- Per Pax Twin Sharing – MAP AI
Based on 12 Paying Pax: Rs. 14,300/- Per Pax Twin Sharing – MAP AI

Hotels Envisaged:
01 Night Hotel Medoland Resort or Hotel Paradise Camping at Sonmarg
02 Nights Hotel All Seasons at Srinagar

The Above Cost Includes:-
Accommodation on Twin Sharing / MAP Basis at Hotels as mentioned above.
Heli tickets for Amarnath Darshan Ji
NAC Sumo, Tavera, Tempo traveler and Indica for Arr. and Dep. transfer from Srinagar Apt to Baltal & vice versa
All Transfers / Sightseeing Tours / Excursion as per programme
Full day Sightseeing Tour of Mughal Gardens.
Entrance fee at all places of visit.
Meeting and Assistance on Arr / Dep by Desh Pardesh Tour Operator & Travel Agent.

The Above Cost doesn’t Includes:
Expenses of personal Nature such as tips, laundry, telephone, table drinks, beverages etc.
Any other services not in the programme.
Cable Car / Pony Ride in Gulmarg, Sonmarg and Pahalgam
Car for any sightseeing in Gulmarg, Sonmarg and Pahalgam
Local guide for any SS Tours / Excursions
Pack / Riding Pony for Trekking

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