Introduction

All the people who believe in Sanatan Dharm or Hinduism, they wishlist Char Dham Yatra to go in future. But sometimes they get stuck in a hectic life and don’t get 10 to 15 days leave to go on Yatra. To all those individuals, who want to come and get the precious Darshan of Char Dham Temples along with their family members or friends, here’s the complete guide. The main purpose of the helicopter Yatra is to save time and complete the Yatra in a comparatively shorter time duration. So all those who are unable to take leave for 10 days, shouldn’t worry. Because we can make you finish this Yatra in only 2 Days, 5 Days and so on.
Besides this, the people who don’t want to go through the car rides, they can prefer the helicopter yatra. It will save them from long rides in the Himalayas. Although there are rare beautiful experiences in long rides amid the Himalayas. But if you want to visualise the aerial beauty, then read this page to get all the right information on Helicopter Packages.

Char Dham Yatra By Helicopter Route Map

If you travel to Char Dham By Helicopter, then your route map and itinerary would be different from non-helicopter packages. So here’s the brief information on the helicopter route map. Like other tour packages, the first destination will be Yamunotri in helicopter packages. To reach the Yamunotri Dham, usually, the Kharsali helipad is preferred by travel agencies. To reach Gangotri, you will land on the Harsil Helipad.

If you have opted for only Gangotri and Yamunotri Dham Darshan, then you’ll sit in the Helicopter that will take you to the end point of the tour directly from the Harsil Heliport. But if you have opted to complete Char Dham Yatra, then you’ll fly for the Sirsi Helipad to reach Kedarnath Dham.
Thereafter, at last, you’ll be in air by helicopter to reach the land or Vishnu Ji, Badrinath Dham. And from there you’ll return to the end point of the tour.

In case you have selected only Kedarnath and Badrinath Darshan by Helicopter then you’ll not go to Kharsali or Harsil helipads. We shall directly make you fly for the Kedarnath Helipad. The rest of the itinerary is the same as above.
This will be a general Char Dham route map by helicopter. But there might be some changes, in particular your tour package. So you should go through all the details keenly.

Char Dham Yatra By Helicopter Price

The tour package cost varies according to the package. So we can not reveal all the package costs exactly. But for an idea, we can predict the prices of these helicopter packages.
Broadly, all the helicopter packages which include all 4 site visits and their trip duration is approximately 6 Days will cost around Rs.2,00,000. Then the other package with a similar number of destinations but a trip duration of 5 Days will cost about Rs.1,65,000. And then if you look for the Char Dham Yatra in only 2 days then this helicopter package cost will be around 1,30,000. These costs were for the packages with a 4 Dhams visit.

Do Dham Yatra by Helicopter Package Cost

Now the other helicopter packages which include visits to only 2 sites of Char Dhams cost less than the above ones. There are two varieties of Do Dham Packages. One is the Gangotri-Yamunotri by helicopter Tour Package and another is the Badrinath-Kedarnath Darshan by Helicopter Tour Package. The general cost of these packages will be around Rs.70,000.
If you want to visit any additional sites like Valley of Flowers by helicopter then we shall include that in your tour Itinerary. But you have to pay the charges according to the number of additional sites.

Speciality of Helicopter Packages

If we look at the benefits or specialities of Helicopter packages, then there are many to count on. There’s no exaggeration in saying that people who want to bypass the tiring journey, they prefer this mode of travel. However, there are many interpretations of that, because some people prefer Helicopter mode due to other issues also.

  • These packages have been designed after taking care of the basic demands of high-class people during travel.
  • In other words, for people who prefer luxury, the helicopter package is the best mode to cover these destinations.
  • Unlike the other non-helicopter packages, these tour packages include all 3 meals for their guests.
  • We select the best places to schedule the stay of the guests of helicopter packages. Along with the cleanliness and hygienic stay, you’ll get a room with good views of the Himalayas. But on the basis of availability, it can vary.
  • Not all, but the packages with less tour duration offer VIP Darshan also. So you’ll get the chance to avail the VIP Darshan service in the main temples. This will enable you to complete the yatra in less time.
  • To helicopter package guests, we book the palki or horse also. Whatever you prefer, we shall provide you with at the time of the trek.
  • Last but not least, as we mentioned earlier also, the helicopter packages are time-saving modes for covering the Char Dham sites. In addition, you would not have to spend many hours on the narrow roads of the upper Himalayas.
  • Besides this, the helicopter yatra will save you from time-consuming hurdles like landsliding etc.

Helipads Information

For your information, here we shall share the required details about the heliport which will be used in this Char Dham Yatra.

Kharsali Helipad

Locals call the Kharsali helipad the Yamunotri helipad also. Basically, it’s the heliport near the Yamunotri Dham. So all the pilgrims come here by helicopter and then trek to Yamunotri Dham. This helipad is situated just before the Jankichatti. After you’ll walk a few meters and you’ll find the Yamunotri Dham Gateway. From there onwards there is a moderately challenging trek to the Temple and the origin point of river Yamuna Ji.

Harsil Helipad

Harsil helipad makes the way for helicopter passengers to the Gangotri Dham. It is known as the Harsil Civil Helipad as well. It is situated between the Harsil and Dharali beside the Uttarkashi Gangotri Road.

Kedarnath Helipad

For Kedarnath, there are many helipads which send or receive helicopters. The closest heliport is the VIP Heliport, but that is accessible by VIPs only. Besides this, the Sersi Helipad, Phata Helipad and Guptkashi Helipad are the ones that are used mainly for the Kedarnath Dham.

Badrinath Helipad

Badrinath Helipad is very close to the temple. So it is the one used for the transportation of pilgrims. People can easily reach the temple by walking from there.

Health Guidelines for Helicopter Tour

Before starting the trip, you must go through the health guidelines for the Helicopter Tour. It may be that you are travelling by helicopter for the first time in your life. If it is so, then do not feel any kind of fear, we shall ensure that you feel comfortable and confident while on the helicopter ride. But here are some more tips that can help you maintain your health on this tour, so read the below tips carefully.

  • If you are above 50 years, then you should go for a body check-up before the trip. If you have any serious health issues, then consult the doctor and ask for special guidelines.
  • Additionally, you should inform us about your health condition, so that we can plan your tour after considering your health.
  • Besides this, you should carry medicines for motion sickness. So that if you ever feel those symptoms, then you can take them.
  • When the Helicopter takes off then you might feel pressure on your ears, so listen to the pilot’s instructions carefully.
  • In your small pouch, you should carry a handy water bottle, energy snacks, torch and cell phone.
  • There’s a limitation of weight in a helicopter, so if you are overweight, inform us before the booking. We shall help you out with that issue.
  • In the helicopter, you should wear the seat belts during the ride always. Do not ignore any safety protocol.

How to Book the Char Dham Yatra by Helicopter Package

The procedure for booking is very simple. You should contact us first. Then discuss all the things with us before the registration. If you want any kind of alterations in the standard tour packages then ask us to do. We shall try our best to include your wanted services in the package on the basis of the price you pay for them. Henceforth, you should complete the registration process through your device. You have to pay a certain advance payment for the package also. But do not worry, we shall communicate to you the whole procedure properly in the phone call. Then after you make payment for the package, we shall ask for the payment receipt. Thereafter your Yatra will be our priority. Our team will ensure that you get proper sightseeing and Darshan at all the places included in your package.

FAQs

Q1: Can we book a one-sided Helicopter for Kedarnath?

A1. Yes, you can book a one-sided helicopter ride to Kedarnath Dham. If you want such a type of booking, then please inform us while registering. We shall include this in your ordinary tour package accordingly.

Q2. Is luggage allowed in Helicopters during Char Dham Yatra?

A2. If you want to carry any lightweight bag under 1 Kg, then you can carry that I’m Helicopter ride. But you cannot carry heavy bags. Overall the passengers of a helicopter can carry up to 5 Kg of weight. So we would advise you to carry only essentials in a small pouch to fly by helicopter.

Q3. What is the cost of Do Dham Yatra by helicopter Package?

A3. Generally, you will have to pay approximately 50,000-60,000 for Do Dham Yatra by Helicopter. Though this price is not only for helicopter rides, it includes many other services like stay, meals, etc. Overall this price gives you the entire Do Dham Yatra by helicopter tour package.

Q4. How to plan the Char Dham yatra by helicopter?

A4. To plan the Char Dham Yatra through helicopter, you should visit our travel website. We have mentioned many of the helicopter packages that offer a complete visit to Char Dham temples. From there, you can proceed with any of the suitable packages and contact us freely. If you have any extra doubts regarding the tour, then we will solve them patiently.

Q5. When did Helicopter booking open for Char Dham Yatra 2024?

A5. Currently, the helicopter tour booking is switched on for Char Dham Yatra 2024. It is a good time to book one. Generally, the helicopter booking registration starts before the opening of Char Dham temples in May.

Q6. Can We reach Yamunotri by helicopter?

A6. Yes, you can definitely reach Yamunotri by helicopter. There are many tour packages that plan your Yamunotri tour by helicopter. Some of the packages start from Dehradun while some of them start from Haridwar. So you can opt for the one according to your preferred starting point.

Q7. How far is the main Kedarnath temple from the helipad?

A7. The distance between Helipad, where you’ll land and the main Kedarnath temple is within 1 Km. You can get there by walking for 15 to 20 minutes easily. That is almost negligible distance. However, if you have landed in a distant Helipad, then you can take the help of chopper services to reach the doorstep of the temple.

Q8. What is the best starting point for Char Dham Yatra?

A8. According to the tourist’s choice, Dehradun is the best starting point for those who are proceeding with helicopters. Besides this, those who are looking forward to other ordinary packages can start from Haridwar.

Q9. How many days are enough to visit Char Dham By Helicopter?

A9. If you are thinking of planning the tour by helicopter then, 5 days are enough for a complete visit. However, there’s a variety of packages, which offer Char Dham yatra by helicopter in only 2 or 3 days also. So you can go with the one which suits your trip duration and budget the most.

Q10. Is VIP Darshan included in all Helicopter Packages?

A10. No, all helicopter packages don’t include the VIP Darshan. The helicopter packages with less trip Duration offer VIP Darshan so that you can complete the yatra smoothly in less time. But if you want the VIP Darshan in your package then you can ask the trip Coordinator to customise your package at genuine prices.