This trip departs on 27 June 2017.

The Holy Amarnath Cave of Kashmir is amongst the most holy shrines in SanatanDharma.  Dedicated to Lord Shiva, the cave shrine is located in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir at elevation of above 12,000-feet. The Amarnath Cave shrine is claimed to have a history of over 5,000 years,and its legends are part of the Hindu Puranic Tradition.

Inside the main Amarnath Cave is found the Amarnath Ice Lingam of Lord Shiva.  This naturally formed Ice Linga grows in size during the months of May through August. During this time, pious people come from around the world for the annual pilgrimage and festival of the Amarnath Linga. The Amarnath Lingam is said to grow and shrink with the phases of the moon, reaching its height during the summer festival.

According to Hindu mythology, this is the cave where Lord Shiva explained the secret of life and eternity to his divine consort,Mother Parvati. Within the cave are also two other ice formations that represent Mother Parvati and Lord Ganesha.

This is a popular pilgrimage destination for Hindus – about 400,000 people visit during the 45-day season coinciding with the Hindu holy month of Shravan. Devotees generally take the Pilgrimage on foot from the town of Pahalgam, and cover the journey in four to five days.

There are two alternate routes to the Amarnath Cave Shrine, the longer and more traditional path from Srinagar, and the shorter route from the town of Baltal. For devotees who are unable to make the Pilgrimage on foot, horses and travel assistance are available. Arrangements to ease the journey for the elderly and infirm are available along the Pilgrimage route, provided by charitable organizations.

Since Karnali Excursions was one of the first tour agencies in Nepal/India to offer pilgrimages to Amarnath since long time, we have developed a strong, well-organized and spiritually fulfilling experience for those who join us for this holy Yatra.

Shree Amarnath Yatra 2017

head-tripfacts

  • Total Duration: 10 Days
  • Max Elevation: 3,888 Meters
  • Trek Grading: Moderate to Strenuous
  • Best Months: June to July
  • Journey Starts/Ends: Delhi, India
  • Accommodation: Hotels, except basic tented camp in cave area or Panjatarni.

Trip Highlights

  • Darshan of highly revered Amarnath
  • Pilgrimage at Ma Vaishnidevi and Shiva Khodi in Jammu
  • Sightseeing in Srinagar including Shankaracharya temple, Kashmir
  • House boat stay at Dal Lake

Dates & Prices

Dates: This trip departs on 27 June 2017, and completes on 6 July 2017.

Prices: $2149 (USD) per person. Single supplement cost: $299 USD. Traveling with a group? Contact us with your group size and needs and we’ll work out the best possible price for you.

The Cost Includes:

  • Return economy class Delhi, Jammu & Srinagar- Delhi flight
  • Airport transfers and sightseeing by Coach as per tour program in India
  • Tour leader with high altitude trained supporting crew from Nepal
  • Accommodation with twin sharing bed
  • Helicopter ride Baltal-Panchtarni-Baltal
  • All present applicable taxes
  • All the meals

The Cost Does Not Include:

  • Visa Fee for India
  • Expenses of personal nature such as tips, telephone calls, laundry, liquor etc.
  • Any other item not specified in ‘Cost Includes’
  • Porter, Ponies or Doli’s charge during trekking
  • Medical checkup charge
  • Expenses caused by factors beyond our control like rail and flight delays, roadblocks, vehicle mal-functions, flight cancellations, political disturbances etc.

Outline Itinerary

Preparation Days

  • Day 1 (27th June 2017):  Arrive at Delhi Airport and transfer to hotel
    One of Karnali representatives will receive at the airport and arrange immediate transfer to hotel. Overnight in Hotel Jaypee Sidhartha or similar ones on full board basis.
  • Day 2 (28th June 2017):  Fly to Jammu and Drive to Katra
    After having breakfast, we will fly to Jammu and drive to Katra. We will spend overnight in K.C. Residency or similar one on full board basis.

Yatra Days

  • Day 3 (29th June 2017): Vaishnodevi Darshan
    Katra is the base point of Mata Vaishnodevi. Vaishnodevi is 14 km uphill trek from Katra. Doli and horses are available for the trek. We will spend overnight in K.C. Residency or similar one on full board basis.
  • Day 4 (30th June 2017): Day excursion to Shiv Khori
    After having breakfast, we will drive to Ransoo (80 km) and then we will trek to Shiv Khori Gufa (4 km). We will return to Katra after visiting Shiv Khori Gufa. We will spend overnight in K.C. Residency or similar one on full board basis.
  • Day 5 (1st July 2017):  Fly to Srinagar and transfer to hotel
    We will fly to Srinagar and drive to hotel. Today will be our Medical Certificate obtaining day. We will also do a sightseeing tour if time permits. We will spend overnight in Hotel Grand Mahal or similar one.
  • Day 6 (2nd July 2017): Morning Sightseeing in Srinagar and Drive to Sonmarg
    In the morning, we will do a guided sightseeing in Srinagar and then drive to Sonmarg. We will spend overnight in Thajwass Hotel or similar one.
  • Day 7(3rd July 2017): Drive to Baltal and fly to Panchtarni
    We will drive to Baltal and then fly to Panchtarni. It is 6 km uphill trek to Shree Amarnath jee Gufa. We will spend overnight below Gufa in the tented camp or return to Panchtarni if time and situation permits.
  • Day 8 (4th July 2017):  Trek downhill to Panchtarni and fly back to Baltal.
    First of all, we will trek downhill to Panchtarni and then fly to Baltal. It is 3 hours scenic drive to Srinagar and then we will ease at leisure. We will spend overnight at Mahjong Houseboat or similar one.

Return to Delhi

  • Day 09 (5th July 2017): Fly to Delhi transfer to hotel
    We will fly to Delhi and drive to hotel. We will spend overnight at Jaypee Sidharth Hotel or similar one.
  • Day 10 (6th July 2017): Trip concludes and depart for onward journey

Trip Extensions

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