DO DHAM – EX SERSI

Ideal for pilgrims who are doing Chardham pilgrimage by road, our Dodham heli-tour from Sersi offers you the chance to cover your last two Dhams of the pilgrimage - Kedar & Badri, in a swift & comfortable same day trip with VIP darshans.

Duration: 01 Day

Itinerary: Sersi ➝ Kedarnath ➝ Badrinath ➝ Sersi

Operational During: May to June (Pre-monsoon), Sep to Oct (Post-monsoon).

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package includes:

>  Helicopter Flying from and to Sersi.

>  Shri Kedarnath Ji Shuttle Tickets.

>  Breakfast / Lunch at Sersi.

>  Vip Darshan at Kedarnath and Badrinath Temple.

>  Vehicle at Badrinath Ji.

>  Royalty, Landing & Parking charges as per UCADA.

>  Helicopter handling charges.


Package Cost: INR 2,90,000/ FOR 06 PASSENGERS (TAX INCLUSIVE)


  • ITINERARY

    Guests are supposed to report at Himalayan Heli Services’ Sersi Helipad as per the reporting time given to them, which will be advised by our crew one day prior to the flying date.

  • ADD-ON SERVICES AVAILABLE

    1. Accommodation at Sersi/Guptkashi/Phata:
    • For the duration of your stay at Sersi/Guptkashi/Phata, our team can take care of your hotel bookings. FYI, we arrange hotels at the most attractive rates you can get.
    • Cost for the hotel booking shall be quoted to you at the time of booking of your Dodham tour. Kindly check with our team for the same.
    • This booking must be done in advance.

    2. Hotel/airport transfers:
    • We arrange pick-up/drop services for our passengers at Dehradun.
    • Jolly grant Airport pick-up & drop = INR 5,000.
    • This booking must be done in advance.

    3. Maha-Abhishek Puja:
    • INR 4,300/Person (approx.).
    • This puja can be done only if we do 01-night halt at Badrinath ji. Hotel for the same shall be arranged by HHSPL.
    • Booking for the same is done on direct payment basis at Dehradun.

    4. Rudra-Abhishek Puja:
    • INR 6,500 for 05 People (approx.).
    • This puja can be done only if we do 01-night halt at Kedarnath ji. Hotel for the same shall be arranged by HHSPL.
    • Booking for the same is done on direct payment basis at Dehradun.

    5. Booking of Scheduled/Non-scheduled flights to Dehradun:
    • Price on request.
    • While our team takes care of your entire Dodham tour, they can also assist you in booking your air-tickets to Dehradun.

    6. Haridwar, Rishikesh or Mussoorie visit:
    • INR 6,000 for 06 People.
    • Our team can provide a car for same day visit to Haridwar, Rishikesh or Mussoorie from the city of Dehradun, before or after your tour.
    • This booking must be done in advance.

    7. Vehicle for your journey Dehradun to Sersi:
    • Price on request.
    • This booking must be done in advance.

  • COVID SAFETY

    • Passengers have to mandatorily follow the government prescribed measures in regards to COVID-19.

    • Passengers will be provided PPE gowns/kits, masks & sanitizers by our crew before boarding their respective flights.

    • Passengers should ensure social distancing with other pilgrims at the time of darshan.

    • Wearing a mask is compulsory to board the helicopter and must be worn at all times.

    • Post-flight our helicopters are sanitized and fumigated for the safe flying of our passengers.

  • BAD WEATHER/FORCE MAJEURE DISCLAIMER

    • Flying in hills is subject to weather conditions. And in regard to our Dodham operations, we would like to bring to your kind attention that flight cancellations & other inconveniences due to weather are very much likely since weather is extremely unpredictable in the hills.

    • Passengers should come prepared to face the eventualities which can arise by bad weather/force majeure problems.

    • Force Majeure situations include cases of bad weather, low visibility for flying, delayed Air Traffic Clearances/Permissions, VVIP movements, valley flying by Indian Air Force (NOTAM), sudden occurrence of technical snag in aircraft, illness of flying crew or late reporting of the guests at the helipads, among others.

    • Further please note, in case of bad weather/force majeure situation, we will operate as per our policies mentioned in the ‘Terms & Conditions’ & ‘Important Guidelines & Policies’ sections.

  • HELICOPTER TYPE & CAPACITY

    We operate Airbus AS350 B3 single engine helicopters. This helicopter is known for its high-altitude performance. The helicopter can seat a total of 6 passengers, maximum total weight permissible is 450 kgs.

  • BAGGAGE LIMITATION

    Only one handbag weighing a maximum of 5kgs is allowed per passenger.

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    Q.1: How is the weather going to be?
    Ans: Please refer to Weather & What to Wear section.

    Q.2: What kind of clothing should I bring?
    Ans: Please refer to Weather & What to Wear section.

    Q.3: What sort of meal is served on our tour?
    Ans: Pure Vegetarian food is served to all our pilgrims without onion and garlic. One meal is included in our Dodham Heli-tour.

    Q.4: Which telephone networks work?
    Ans: Kedarnath: BSNL
    Badrinath: BSNL, JIO

    In case your networks do not work, you can always reach out to our crew for any help or assistance regarding the same.

    Q.5: Will there be a guide with us through out the Yatra?
    Ans: HHSPL crew will be present at each Dham to assist you for all your needs.

    Q.6: When should we reach Sersi to start our Dodham Yatra?
    Ans: Guests are advised to reach Sersi one day prior to their Dodham tour date, so that they can report timely on the morning of their trip.

    Q.7: Will children be charged the same for the Dodham Yatra, or do they have any concessions?
    Ans: Children below the age of 2 years travel free of charge. For children 2 or above, full charges are applicable.

    Q.8: Are we supposed to pay for the darshans at the temple?
    Ans: VIP darshans at both the shrines are arranged by Himalayan Heli. However, special pujas are not included in our tour. The same can be arranged on request.

    Q.9: Do we need to bring any compulsory medical certificate before the commencement of our Dodham tour?
    Ans: No compulsory health certificates are required for Dodham Heli-Tour passengers.

    Q.10: Are there chances of High-Altitude sickness at any of the Do Dham destinations?
    Ans: Kedarnath and Badrinath Dham are at very high altitude, 10,000+ ft. Therefore, passengers are advised to be very cautious of strenuous activities there.

    Q.11: When is the Dodham tour available?
    Ans: The opening date of Kedarnath ji is announced every year on the day of Maha Shivratri, and opening date of Badrinath ji is announced on the day of Basant Panchmi.

    Based on the opening dates, our Dodham tours generally commence in the month of May, and are operational from May-June (pre-monsoon season) & September-October (post-monsoon season).
  • health advisory

    Both dhams are situated between 10500 ft – 11500 ft. Kedarnath Dham being the highest at 11500 ft. Since your Do Dham yatra is only for one day, the body cannot get enough time to acclimatize therefore it is advisable to go slow and always catch your breath.

    For your information if anyone exerts themselves too much too quickly, one of the common risks for the yatris is the development of acute mountain sickness (AMS). AMS, which affects the brain and lungs. Following are some common high altitude ailments and their symptoms.


    ( 1 ) Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS):  AMS is the most common form of mountain sickness and may occur after you ascend to altitudes above 2500 m.
    Symptoms: Breathing problems, headache, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, fatigue, weakness, dizziness and difficulty in sleeping.

    ( 2 ) High Altitude Cerebral Edema (HACE): HACE is a severe form of AMS and occurs due to swelling of the brain tissue which may eventually impair the brain. The illness often manifests itself at night and may result in coma/ death within hours.
    Symptoms: Breathing problems, headache, fatigue, visual impairment, bladder dysfunction, bowel dysfunction, disorientation and partial paralysis.

    ( 3 ) High Altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE): HAPE results in respiratory failure due to accumulation of fluid in the lungs. HAPE manifests itself at night (typically the second night of climbing in high altitude areas), progresses rapidly and may lead to fatality within hours.
    Symptoms: Shortness of breath even when resting, persistent dry cough, bright red stained sputum, weakness, fatigue, drowsiness, chest tightness, congestion and increased heart rate. Younger people are held to be more susceptible to this ailment as, in exuberance, they are inclined to over exert while trekking.
  • Weather & What to wear

    PRE-MONSOON SEASON
    • In the summer months of May –June, weather remains sunny during the day & approx. 20-30 degrees at night – which is very pleasant.
    • Comfortable summer leisure wear should be carried during the May-June season.

    POST-MONSOON SEASON
    • During Sep-Oct, temperatures remain pleasant during the day. However, they drop to around 10-20 degrees at night.
    • We provide disposable raincoats to our passengers in case of rain.
    • At Kedarnath & Badrinath, temperatures may suddenly fall below 10 degrees at night. Therefore, it is advisable to carry clothes for cold weather during these months.

  • High Altitude Do’s & Don’ts

    Do’s

    • Take Palkis/Horses instead of trekking to avoid high altitude sickness.

    • Take short breaks to catch your breath when tired.

    • Notice any symptoms such as extreme tiredness, headache, nausea, loss of appetite or vomiting.

    • Saree is NOT a suitable dress for the Yatra. Salwar Kameez, pant-shirt or a track suit will be better. Ladies who are more than 6 week pregnant shall not be allowed to undertake the pilgrimage.

    • Keep spare clothes and eatables in a suitable water proof bag.

    • Carry some cold cream/Vaseline/sunscreen to protect your hands /face against sunburn etc.

    • Keep in your pocket your identity card with emergency contact number, incase of an emergency.

    Don’ts

    • Don’t exert yourself too much and go out of breath.

    • Don’t ignore any symptoms such as extreme tiredness, headache, nausea, loss of appetite or vomiting.

    • Don’t stop at places which are marked by warning notices.

    • Don’t use slippers. Only wear trekking / sports shoes with laces.

    • Don’t attempt any short cuts on the route as doing so would be dangerous.

    • Don’t trek alone. Always stay together as a group. Your mobile network may not work.
  • IMPORTANT GUIDELINES AND POLICIES

    In respect of COVID-19, all necessary measures issued by the State & Central Governments would have to be adhered by the passengers. The measures shall be confirmed by HHSPL to the passengers 02-03 weeks prior to the date of arrival. Without adhering to the prescribed measures/requirements, boarding would be denied without any refunds.

    Guests have to MANDATORILY submit their correct weights at the time of booking. If any change in weight found at the time of their travel, from the submitted weights, which may lead to exceeding of our aircraft weight carrying capacity, guest(s) would be deboarded & cancelled for the Heli-tour, without any refund.

    In case of a per seat booking: Booking shall be taken by HHSPL on provisional basis and confirmed to the passengers 03 weeks prior to the date of arrival at the latest. Please note, for Dodham (ex-Dehradun) per seat bookings, HHSPL shall fly subject to 04 or more passengers being on board, otherwise provisional booking shall be released, and 100% advance shall be refunded by us.

    • The ETA/ETD timings mentioned in our itinerary are not final. Timings may differ on your date of travel, depending up on weather and other Force Majeure reasons.

    • Guests are advised to have some fruits/light food before boarding flight in the morning on their date of travel.

    AADHAR & PAN Card copies are to be shared mandatorily by all Indians, & passport is required in case of foreign nationals.

    • Waiting time at Sersi and Kedarnath helipad would be approximately 30 minutes to 02 hours.

    • Breakfast/lunch can be arranged at either of the Dhams, depending up on the time of departure from Sahastradhara. Only one meal – lunch/breakfast, is included in the tour package.

    Overweight charges would be charged to guests who are above 80kg weight. The reason for the same is that we operate at very high-altitude terrain, where the weight carrying capacity of the aircraft is only 450 kg. Hence, due to overweight passengers, we lose seats in our sharing flights. Overweight charges are applicable at INR 1,000/kg, for the total weight above 80kg/pax.

    • Passengers should carry only one handbag each. Suitcases cannot be carried on board.

    Baggage up to 5 kg/passenger will be permitted on board.

    • Passengers should carry only one handbag each. Suitcases cannot be carried on board.

    • HHSPL has its own crew at both the Dhams. For any help, guidance or assistance, guests are free to reach out to them.

    • Confirmation of additional services is to be provided by the guests at the time of confirmation of booking.

    • Both the temples are located at a high altitude. Passengers are advised to carry regular medical kit & woollen clothes with them, as temperatures can drop drastically at night in the hills.

    • Any donations, tips, pitthu and porter charges shall be borne by the guests.

    • Weighing at the time of boarding the helicopter is a must, since the company shall not allow boarding in case the total weight exceeds the weight limitation of the helicopter. And, due to the same reason, in case of more than 01 available aircraft, we reserve the right to shuffle passengers between different groups to manage the right weight of helicopters for safe flying in the hills.

    • One warm jacket during the Dodham tour will suffice. Further, necessary medicines should be carried along during the period of the tour.

    • Network connectivity at Badrinath is very poor. The only telecom networks that work a bit in the region are BSNL and Jio.

    • When planning your tour, we strongly advise the guests to keep at least one additional day at hand at Dehradun, after the respective travel date, so that they do not end up in problem in case the weather gets very bad on the day of your tour, which may lead to extension of the tour.

    • Flying in hills is subject to weather conditions. And in regards to our Dodham operations, we would like to bring to your kind attention, that cancellations and other inconveniences due to weather is very much likely, since weather is extremely unpredictable in the hills. Hence, guests should come prepared to face the eventualities in case of weather problems. In case of bad weather, we shall operate as per our policy mentioned in the ‘Terms and Conditions’ and ‘Important Guidelines and Information’ section.

  • Terms and Conditions

    • Passengers have to mandatorily follow the government prescribed measures in regards to COVID-19. Without adhering to the same, boarding shall be denied by HHSPL without any refunds.

    Our Heli Tours are not available for the following VIP’s:
    - Speaker Lok Sabha
    - Dy. Chairperson Rajya Sabha
    - Central Ministers of Cabinet Rank
    - C J I Supreme Court
    - Governors of State
    - Chief Ministers of State
    - State Ministers of Cabinet Rank
    - SPG Protectees – Z category only.

    • HHSPL reserves the right to postpone the timings of flying, subject to weather conditions. And, in case of night halt due to Force majeure reasons, cost for the same will be borne by the clients.

    • Flying in hills are subject to many Force Majeure factors like delayed Air Traffic Clearances/Permissions, VVIP movements, valley flying by Indian Air Force (NOTAM), bad weather, sudden occurrence of technical snag in aircraft, illness of flying crew or late reporting of the guests at the helipads, among others.

    • Himalayan Heli Services reserves the right to cancel passengers, who are unruly, abusive, intoxicated, sick, mentally unbalanced or anyone else whom we deem to be unfit/unsafe to fly. No refund shall be issued to such passengers.

    • In case of tour getting cancelled due to bad weather on the date of travel of the guests, the booking will not be revalidated for the next day. Refund as per the refunds/cancellations policy shall be done to the clients, with no further obligation of HHSPL whatsoever. Any kind of inconvenience caused because of cancellation of flights is beyond the control of the operator. No compensation or reimbursement of any sort of services shall be offered in the event of cancellation of a flight.

    • Guests are required to pay the 100% of the additional charges before the commencement of tour. Passengers would not be allowed to board or commence the tour, without paying the full and final payable amount.

    • Our company shall not be liable for any medical emergency on the ground to the party. Therefore, in your own interest, guests are hereby advised to kindly consult a doctor and get medical check-up done, before commencing the yatra. Medical check-up is mainly required if a guest has any medical suffering/condition.

    • Passengers travelling together may not travel in the same helicopter flight, as we may have to shuffle passengers in helicopter flights to manage the total weight of the aircraft.

    CARRIAGE BY AIR ACT, 1972
    The carriage is subject to Himalayan Heli Services regulations relating to the conditions of Non-International Carriage (Passenger and Baggage) framed in accordance with The Carriage by Air Act, 1972 and Notification regarding application of the carriage which is non-international. The liability of the company for damage sustained in the event of the death or wounding of a passenger or any other bodily injury suffered by passenger or by his registered baggage during the course of carriage by air will be governed by the provisions of sections 4,5,6 and the rules contained in the second Schedule of Carriage by Air Act 1972 with certain exceptions, adaptations, modifications, etc as notified in the Govt. of India, Ministry of Civil Aviation Notification and as amended from time to time.

    NO AERIAL PHOTOPGRAPHY
    Aerial Photography from Helicopter is illegal and punishable by law and photography at the helipad is strictly prohibited.

    INFANTS 
    Infant below 2 years/12kg are carried free of charge. In case of verification of age, ID proof/birth certificate of the child shall be checked.

    BAGGAGE ALLOWANCE
    Only one handbag weighing a maximum of 5 kgs is allowed per passenger.

    HELICOPTER WEIGHT LIMTATION
    Passengers would be taken on board depending up on the load and temperature conditions. Pilots call will be final. Maximum weight capacity of the helicopter is 450 kg (excluding baggage weight) at these destinations. All passengers on board must be within this limit. Hence, passengers are advised to provide us their exact weights at the time of booking and carry baggage within the permissible limit.

    SEATING CAPACITY
    The maximum seating capacity for this Heli-Tour is 06 passengers + 01 Crew on board.

    DISPUTES
    Disputes as to legality, interpretation, application, or performance of service or any of its terms and conditions shall be governed by the laws of Delhi Jurisdiction.

    PAYMENT TERMS
    The booking has to be done in advance with a deposit of 10% of the total amount. Balance payment has to be deposited at least 14 days prior to the date of arrival at Dehradun.

    RESCHEDULING OF BOOKING
    Rescheduling your travel date to any future or prior date, will be done subject to availability and on payment of 10% of the total tour cost. This will be permitted only if informed at least 07 days before arrival date. In case the rescheduling is requested in less than 07 days prior to the arrival, then the booking would be treated as cancelled and a fresh booking will be given subject to availability.

    REFUND POLICY:
    If passengers wish to cancel their booking, following refund policy shall be applicable –
    - More than 15 days before the departure date — 70% of total tour cost will be refunded.
    - Between 08th to 15th day before departure date — 50% of total tour cost will be refunded.
    - Up to 07th day before the departure date — No Refund.
    - No show – No Refund.
    - Cancellation after commencement of Tour – No Refund.

    Bad weather/Force Majeure Policy:
    - In case Yatra gets cancelled/disturbed due to any force majeure, guests will be provided Credit Voucher from HHSPL for the advance paid, which will be valid for one year from the initial date of travel. Please note, advance once paid will not be refunded, but it can be utilised in the next one year against our helicopter tours/ charter services by availing the mentioned credit voucher.
    - Where bad weather, technical snags, or any force majeure reason beyond Himalayan Heli Services’ control results in the cancellation of the flight being delayed or cancelled, Himalayan Heli Services will not be liable in any way for the cancelled or delayed flight. However, refund will be given to clients as per the refunds policy. Any kind of inconvenience caused because of cancellation of flights is beyond the control of the operator. No compensation or reimbursement for accommodation, transportation, meals or any other travel expenses done by the guests shall be offered in the event of cancellation of a flight.
    - Refund applicable in case the entire tour gets cancelled on the flying date due to any Force Majeure reason, minus flight preparation charges of INR 2,500 Per Person Per Sector and any additional services provided to guests.
    - Additional Services: Deduction of any additional services provided at any of the Dhams during the tour of the guests will be deducted over and above the refundable Tour Cost.
    - Full refund toward the proportionate amount of the cancelled sector (as mentioned below), minus any additional services provided to guests.
    - - In case we are able to only cover Kedarnath Dham, billing shall be done for our Ekdham Tour of Kedarnath which is INR 50,000 (tax inclusive) for 06 passengers. - In case we are able to only cover Badrinath Dham, billing shall be done for our Ekdham Tour of Badrinath which is INR 2,00,000 (tax inclusive) for 06 passengers. - Additional Services: Deduction of any additional services provided at any of the Dhams during the tour of the guests will be deducted over and above the refundable Tour Cost. - In case we are able to only cover Badrinath Dham, billing shall be done for our Ekdham Tour of Badrinath which is INR 3,60,000 (tax inclusive) for 06 passengers. - Refund against any unutilized service would not be calculated separately and be added to the refundable amount.
    - After commencement of tour, if the aircraft has to return mid-way due to weather/force majeure conditions, guests will be charged for the flying time of the sector getting cancelled @ INR 90,000/hr plus GST, over & above the additional services rendered to the guest.
    - The flying time shall be chargeable above the Kedarnath Dham charges, if Badrinath Dham gets cancelled mid-way while the Kedarnath Dham has been covered prior to it, or vice versa.
    - In case passengers are not able to reach Dehradun due to any international/national/state emergency, 100% refund of the total tour cost shall be done by HHSPL without any levy of charge.
    - Where bad weather, technical snags, or any force majeure reason beyond Himalayan Heli Services’ control results in the cancellation of the flight being delayed or cancelled, Himalayan Heli Services will not be liable in any way for the cancelled or delayed flight. However, refund will be given to clients as per the refunds policy. Any kind of inconvenience caused because of cancellation of flights is beyond the control of the operator. No compensation or reimbursement for accommodation, transportation, meals, or any other travel expenses done by the guests shall be offered in the event of cancellation of a flight.
    - New Dodham passenger(s) scheduled for departure from Dehradun on any respective travel date shall be our top priority, over the back-log passenger(s) of previous days(s).

    • Any increase in government levied taxes/royalties after the confirmation of booking, would be extra chargeable to the guests. Payment of any increase in government levy will be mandatory before the commencement of tour.

    • Bookings will be taken, considering there is acceptance of the above-mentioned terms & conditions by the party.



Helipad Location Pahalgam
Sahastradhara Helidrome, P.O Kulhan Dehradun 248001, UK