Flying at Kedarnath ji since 2010, Himalayan Heli has operated it’s passenger-friendly shuttle services at Kedarnath ji for over 10 years. To book your heli-tickets, visit: heliservices.uk.gov.in.
• Opening Date: Opening date of Kedarnath Dham is announced every year on the day of Maha Shivratri.
• Yatra Period: May - October (closes on the eve of Bhai Duj every year)
• Heli-Services Operational During: May-June (pre-monsoon) & Sep-Oct (post-monsoon)
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Online booking of tickets on the official website of GMVN can be done once the booking is open.
For advance booking of tickets, please visit: heliservices.uk.gov.in
Current booking of tickets (only on date of travel) is available at the current counter of Himalayan Heli, Sersi. Please refer location on google maps mentioned below for exact location.
One-way current tickets for the sector Kedarnath – Sersi are available at our current counter on the Kedarnath Helipad.
All passengers must present valid photo identification, bio-metric registration & medical checkup at the time of check-in. Medical check up can be done at Phata and Sonprayag. Biometric registration can be done at Phata , Sonprayag and Kedarnath top.
2 hours time shall be given for darshan to same day return passengers. In order to complete your darshan in the given time passengers are advised to seek priority darshan slip available at Sersi helipad, issued by Shri Kedarnath ji Mandir Samiti.
Chances of flight cancellation and delay due to bad weather are common during monsoon. All passengers are strongly advised to bring spare warm clothes in case you get stuck at Kedarnath due to bad weather.
To obtain your reporting time please contact at the contact numbers provided on your ticket, after 6:30 pm one day prior to your travel date.
At your reporting time. Reporting time is not to be confused with boarding time. Boarding shall be done up to 2 hours after reporting at Sersi helipad.
11-minute helicopter flight. Kedarnath is situated at an altitude of 11,500 ft. You must not exert yourself, so go slow and take breaks, and always catch your breath.
The temple is situated a distance of only 500m from the helipad, it takes 15 minute walk to reach the temple. Pitthus / Palkis are also available.
15 minutes by walk.
On First-Come-First basis. Passengers are checked in at Kedarnath helipad on First-Come-First basis. You will be in a que, and will be given a number. You will board once your number comes. Depending up on your place in the que, boarding may take place up to 2 hours after reporting at Kedarnath Helipad.
11-minute helicopter flight.
2 hours time shall be given for darshan to same day return passengers. So that you can complete your darshan in the given time passengers are advised to purchase Shri Kedarnath Ji Mandir Samiti's priority darshan slip which is issued by our staff at Sersi helipad.
Priority Darshan slips cost around Rs. 2,500 per yatri and are available at the helipad. Full payment of the priority darshan slip goes to Shri Kedarnath ji Mandir Samiti.
Only one handbag weighing a maximum of 5 kgs is allowed per passenger.
Our helipad is located at Sersi. It is a small village that is located 7 kms after Phata on the way to Sonprayag. Sersi comes right after you cross Badasu village.
You will land at Kedarnath Helipad. Shri Kedarnathji temple is at a distance of 500 meters from here, it takes a short and easy 15-20 minute walk to reach the temple. Palki’s and Pitthus are also available.
Since Kedarnathji is at an altitude of 11500 feet, you are requested to read the High Altitude Advisory and High Altitude Do’s and Don’ts section.
Kedarnath is located at a high altitude of 11,500 ft. Being at such a high altitude involves exposure to extreme cold, low humidity, increased ultra violet radiations and reduced air pressure and oxygen.
Since you will only be there for a couple of hours, the body cannot get enough time to acclimatize and adjust to the low oxygen levels, therefore you must not exert yourself, go slow and always catch your breath. If anyone exerts themselves too much too quickly, depending on individual fitness levels, some of the common high altitude sicknesses and their symptoms are listed below:
1. Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS): AMS is the most common form of mountain sickness and may occur after you ascend to altitudes above 2,500m.
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.
1. Increase your fitness. Start at least a month prior to the Yatra at least a 4-5km Morning/Evening walk. For Improving the oxygen efficiency of your body.
2. Take Palkis/Horses instead of trekking to avoid high altitude sickness.
3. Take short breaks to catch your breath when tired.
4. Notice any symptoms such as extreme tiredness, headache, nausea, loss of appetite or vomiting.
5. 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.
6. Keep spare clothes and eatables in a suitable water proof bag.
7. Carry some cold cream/Vaseline/sunscreen to protect your hands /face against sunburn etc.
8. Keep in your pocket your identity card with emergency contact number, incase of an emergency.
1. Don’t exert yourself too much and go out of breath.
2. Don’t ignore any symptoms such as extreme tiredness, headache, nausea, loss of appetite or vomiting.
3. Don’t stop at places which are marked by warning notices.
4. Don’t use slippers because there are steep rises and falls on the route to the Holy Cave. Only wear trekking shoes with laces.
5. Don’t attempt any short cuts on the route as doing so would be dangerous.
6. Don’t trek alone. Always stay together as a group. Your mobile network may not work at Kedarnath, only BSNL works.
Q.1: When does the Kedarnath Yatra commence?
Ans : Shri Kedarnath Ji temple opens from Akshaya Tritiya in May and closes after Deepawali in November every year.
Q.2: When does the booking for Kedarnath ji start?
Ans : Every year, bookings start from February onwards.
Q.3: What documents are needed?
Ans : All passengers must present valid photo Identification, Medical Check up and Bio-metric registration at Check-in.
Q.4: Where is the Helipad?
Ans : The Helipad is in Sersi Village, which is 22 kms from Guptkashi and 7 Kms after Phata Village. Our address is Himalayan Heli Services Sersi Helipad, Sonprayag Road, Village Sersi, Patwari Phata, Distt. Rudraprayag, Uttarakhand. Refer google maps location given below.
Q.5: Where can I do my biometric registration and medical check up?
Ans : Medical check up can be done at the following sites: → 1. Phata , 2. Sonprayag.
Biometric registration can be done at the following sites: → 1. Phata , 2. Sonprayag , 3. Kedarnath top.
Q.6: Can I buy one way tickets?
Ans : Yes
Q.7: Mobile Networks and Connectivity?
Ans : At Sersi most mobile networks like Airtel, Vodafone, Jio and BSNL work. However data services may or may not work.
At Kedarnath only BSNL network works and it doesn’t work very well. Incase you are lost or lose any of your group members, there is a Public Announcement (PA) system near the Kedarnath Temple.
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.
All passengers must present valid photo Identification; Biometric registration slip and Medical check-up slip at Check-in.
The passenger in groups or families may not be carried together in the same helicopter as a matter of regrouping based on weight of the passengers due to load limitations of the helicopter.
INCASE OF OVERLOADING
If at any stage it is found that the helicopter is overloaded, HHSPL will have the right to decide which passengers or article shall be offloaded and such decision shall be binding.
HAND BAGGAGE ALLOWANCE
Only one handbag weighing a maximum of 5 kgs is allowed per passenger. Any additional piece of baggage will not be allowed.
LOSS OF BAGGAGE
HHSPL is not liable for any loss or damage occasioned by delay in the carriage by air of passengers or baggage. Receipt without complaint of registered baggage on the termination of the journey shall be prima facie evidence that the baggage has been delivered correctly and in good condition.
2 HRS DARSHAN TIME
2 hours time will be allotted for same day return passengers for darshan at Shri Kedarnath Ji temple. Passengers must complete darshan in this time.
INCASE OF BAD WEATHER / TECHNICAL SNAG
Chances of flight cancellation due to bad weather are common during monsoon. In case of cancellation due to technical reason/bad weather or other unforeseen reasons beyond our control, full refund of the ticket will be given. HHSPL bears no other liability to the passenger. No accommodation, meals or cost of transport or any such cost would be reimbursed or compensated.
NO AERIAL PHOTOPGRAPHY
Aerial Photography from Helicopter is illegal and punishable by law and photography at the helipad is strictly prohibited.
RIGHT TO CANCEL UNSAFE PASSSNGERS
HHSPL reserves the right to cancel passengers who are A. Unruly or Abusive B. Intoxicated C. Sick / Mentally unbalanced or anyone whom we deem unsafe to fly. Full refund will be issued to such passengers.
Infant below 2 years/10kg are carried free of charge in case of dispute age proof certificate shall prevail.
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.
Carriage of dangerous goods/articles is not permitted. Restricted articles include but are not limited to compressed gases, corrosives, explosive, flammable liquids, solids, radioactive materials, poisons, infectious substances and brief cases with installed alarm devices. To know more, Click Here
GMVN approved cancellation rules shall apply. Please visit heliservices.uk.gov.in/CancellationPolicy/ for more details.
NOTICE FOR SHRI KEDARNATH JI YATRA
Shri Kedarnath ji yatra for the year 2021, is suspended due to Covid-19 till further orders from the state authorities. For announcements/updates, stay tuned to our social media pages & website.
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