6 Days Char Dham Yatra by Helicopter, comprising four Hindu pilgrimages in the Devbhumi of Uttarakhand – Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri & Yamunotri, starts and ends in Dehradun. Chardham Yatra is one of the most arduous journeys but travelling by helicopter makes it one of the most accessible yatras. Yamunotri is traditionally the first destination. The sacred Yamuna accompanies ‘yatris’ up to her source through the spectacularly scenic valley. Gangotri, the next ‘dham’, overlooks the tumultuous Bhagirathi and is surrounded by rugged mountains and ancient deodar forests. The thirds ‘dham’ to be visited is Kedarnath, dedicated to Lord Shiva and the northernmost ‘jyotirlinga’. Reach to the temple after a very short walk amidst floating clouds. Beautiful snow-capped Himalayan peaks create mesmerizingly enchanting backdrop of the temple. Badrinath, the last ‘dham’ & dedicated to Lord Vishnu, is the place where the lord meditates. Badrinath is located on the banks of the Alaknanda. Located amidst Nar & Narayan mountains, the vivid colours of Badrinath Temple offer a beautiful foreground to the magnificent Neelkanth Peak. Chardham Yatra by Helicopter, one of the most coveted pilgrimage tour packages in India, is highly in demand and need to be booked quite in advance.
Delhi - Dehradun
Chardham Yatra by Helicopter commences from Dehradun, the capital city of Uttarakhand. On arrival at Dehradun airport / railway station, you will be welcomed by our representative and transferred to pre-booked hotel. Spend rest of the day in leisure and have overnight stay therein.
Dehradun – Yamunotri
Departure from Sahastradhara Helipad in Dehradun - 7:00 AM
Arrival at Kharsali Helipad near Yamunotri – 7:45 AM
Early in the morning, you will be transferred in-time to Sahastradhara Helipad. You will be educated about dos & don’ts related to the entire trip. The helicopter will fly at 07:00 AM and reach Kharsali helipad in Yamunotri at 07:45 AM. You will be received by our ground staff. They will take care of you and your baggage and transfer to the pre-booked hotel. A 6 km long trek leads to the Yamunotri Temple. Yamunotri is the source of the sacred river Yamuna. The trek is traversed by Palki (palanquin /human carrier) / pony. Offer prayers to various deities in the Yamuna Temple and visit nearby places. Traditionally, the pilgrims collect water from Yamunotri & Gangotri to pour it over Lord Kedarnath Lingam. After 5/6 hrs, by lunch time, return to hotel. In the evening, visit Shani Temple located nearby. Overnight stay is scheduled in Yamunotri hotel.
Yamunotri – Gangotri
Departure from Kharsali Helipad in Yamunotri - 07:45 AM
Arrival at Hersil Helipad near Gangotri – 08:30 AM
You will be in-time transferred to Kharsali Helipad to board Gangotri-bound flight at 07:45 AM. On arrival at Harsil Helipad at 08:30 AM, our ground staff
will welcome you and collect your luggage to transfer to the hotel in Hersil Valley, known as mini Switzerland of Uttarakhand due to its mesmerizingly
picturesque landscape. Gangotri Temple, about 22 km from the helipad, is reached in 50 minutes. Gangotri is the area where the sacred Ganga takes her river-form.
It was at Gangotri that Bhagiratha, a great prince, had made the Ganga, the celestial river, descend on earth. Visit the holy Gangotri temple and other holy shrines around the area. Take holy dip and do ‘darshan - puja’ in Gangotri Temple. Collect the holy water to further offer in Kedarnath Temple. Ganga here is called Bhagirathi. Overnight stay is scheduled in Hersil hotel.
Gangotri - Kedarnath
Departure from Hersil Helipad in Gangotri - 09:00 AM
Arrival at Sersi Helipad at Kedarnath – 10:00 AM
You will be in-time transferred to Hersil helipad in Gangotri to board helicopter at 09:00 AM to reach Sersi helipad in Kedarnath at 10:00 AM. The helipad is merely 500 meter away from Kedarnath shrine. Kedarnath Temple is at an elevation of 11,735 feet above sea level dedicated to Shiva, standing on the ridge jutting out at right angle from below the 22,850-foot-high snowy Mahapanth or Nilakanth. This range of mountains, called the Rudra Himalaya or the Sumeru Parvat has five peaks — on the last of which four of the five Pandava brothers died. Kedarnath is the most remote site among all Char Dham in Uttarakhand. Visit Kedarnath Temple and offer water from Yamunotri & Gangotri. Once the ‘darshan’ is completed, you will be transferred hotel in Guptkashi because Kedarnath doesn’t have good hotels. In the evening, you can visit ancient Triyuginarayan Temple or Kalimath Temple. Overnight stay is scheduled in Guptkashi hotel.
Kedarnath (Guptkashi) - Badrinath
Departure from Sersi Helipad in Guptkasi (Kedarnath) - 10:00 AM
Arrival at Badrinath Helipad – 11:00 AM
You will be in-time transferred to Sersi Helipad to board helicopter at 10:00 AM to be flown to Badrinath. Badrinath holds special significance because, as per the Hindu scriptures, Lord Vishnu (Narayan) himself meditated here and Goddess Laxmi, his consort, took the form of a berry tree (Badri) to provide shade to him. This is why, the name Badrinarayan is still in vogue. Narad Muni is said to have stayed here for some time. On arrival at Badrinath, you will be directly taken to Badrinath Temple by car to have VIP darshan. The ‘puja’ & ‘darshan’ shall be completed in two hours. Hereinafter, you will be transferred to Badrinath hotel. In the evening, visit Mana village. It is the last village before the Mana Pass. The village is at a distance of about 3 km from the Badrinath. Overnight stay is scheduled in Badrinath hotel.
Badrinath – Dehradun - Departure
Departure from Badrinath Helipad - 11:30 AM
Arrival at Sahastradhara Helipad in Dehradun – 12:30 PM
Wake up early in the morning to attend a special religious ceremony within the precincts of Badrinath Temple. The most fascinating highlight of Char Dham Yatra by Helicopter is Maha Abhishek Puja. It starts at 04:00 AM and continues for two hours. During the course of Abhishek, watch the ‘shringar’ ritual from close quarters to a lifetime experience.
After breakfast, you will be transferred to Badrinath helipad at 11:30 AM to board the helicopter to be taken to Dehradun. On arrival at Sahastradhara helipad, you will be again met by our representative who will collect your baggage and hand over to you. You will be transferred to Dehradun airport / railway station to board flight / train to New Delhi.
Above rates are based on current exchange rate, fuel price, entrance fee, hotel rates and tax structure as applicable on the date of mailing the package proposal, however any change in these components beyond our control shall affect the cost accordingly.
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75% cancellation if cancelled within 30 days.
100% cancellation if cancelled 15 day or less.