Dehradun To Chardham Yatra By Helicopter | 5N/6D

Dehradun To Chardham Yatra By Helicopter | 5N/6D
Ex- Dehradun> Yamunotri> Gangotri> Kedarnath> Badrinath

About The Package

Our Dehradun to Chardham Yatra by Helicopter Package offers a safe and comfortable way to reach the shrine, saving you time and energy. The helicopter ride offers a bird's eye view of the beautiful Himalayan range and the lush green valleys of Uttarakhand, making it a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The journey takes around 5 nights and 6 days, assisting you to experience the divine bliss at the sacred shrines of Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath, and Badrinath.


A Quick Package Highlights

  • Duration- 5N/6D
  • Inclusions - Accommodation, Meals, Heli & VIP Darshan
  • Package Cost - 1,85,000
  • Pickup & Drop Point - Dehradun Helipad
  • Places Cover - Four Abodes
  • Route - Dehradun - Yamunotri - Gangotri - Kedarnath - Badrinath
  • Best Time to Visit - May to June and September to October
  • Reporting Place - Sahastradhara Helipad Dehradun
  • Report Timing- as per suggested
  • Experience:+10 Years of Experience operating tours.
  • Reviews- Heli Customer Feedback | Google Reviews | TripAdvisor


Day wise Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival Dehradun
Our representative will pick you up from Dehradun airport. After relaxation and refreshment in the Hotel. In the evening the welcome dinner and detailed briefing of Chardham Yatra will be provided. Overnight stay at the Hotel in Dehradun.
Day 2 Yamunotri Ji
0500 Hrs Check out from Dehradun hotel
0600 Hrs ETD from Sahastradhara Helidrome 0630 Hrs ETA at Kharsali Heli-Base


In the morning at 0500 hrs start the drive from the hotel to Sahastradhara helipad for Kharsali. On arrival at Kharsali, check-in at the hotel, after breakfast around 0900 hrs head toward the Yamunotri temple on Palki. Approximately 05hrs 30mins (roundtrip) time taken for Yamunotri temple. Yamunotri trek is 06 km one-way. On arrival, offer the prayers to Goddess Yamuna Ji and take the blessings of Goddess. After paying homage, return back to Kharsali. Dinner & overnight stay at the hotel.

Add-on excursion/sightseeing places: Hot Spring at Yamunotri Temple, Yamuna MataTemple, Shani Temple.

‘’ Yamunotri is a sacred place as it is an origin place of The River Yamuna.  One of four sacred Chota Char Dham of Uttarakhand. It is located in the north of Uttarkashi district in Uttarakhand, India. The temple was built by Amar Singh Thapa, a Gurkha general in 18th century. Later the temple was damaged & renovated by Maharani Guleria of Jaipur in the 19th century. The source of Yamuna The river lies in the Yamunotri Glacier which is at a height of 6,387 meters (20,955 ft) near the Bandarpunch peaks.’’
Day 3 Gangotri Ji
0630 Hrs ETD from Kharsali Heli-Base 0700 Hrs ETA at Harsil Helipad
Checkout at 0530 hrs and departure from Kharsali Heli Base will be by 0630 hrs & the estimated time of arrival at Harsil will be 0700 hrs. On arrival check-in at the hotel. After freshen-up and breakfast, at around 0900 hrs proceed to drive towards Gangotri. Estimated time taken is 4 Hrs (roundtrip) for Darshan of Goddess Ganga. Approx distance is 25 kms from Harsil to Temple and drives time is 50 mins. Dinner & overnight stay at the hotel.

Add-on excursion/sightseeing places: Bagodi Village walk / Mukhwa Village walk / Short trek to Chholmi village / Nature walk from Jhalla & Shiv Temple in Harsil.

‘’ The holy Gangotri temple is located in this sacred town. It is believed that at this place River Ganges descended on the earth after severe penance of King Bhagirathi. The Gangotri Temple was built by the Gurkha general Amar Singh Thapa in early 18th century. The Ganges originates from Gaumakh which is accessible after 19 Kms trek from Gangotri. During winters temple remain inaccessible due to heavy snowfall so the statue of Goddess Ganges is brought down to Mukhba, a small village in Harsil which lies on the way to the Gangotri Shrine.’’
Day 4 Kedarnath Ji
0700 Hrs ETD from Harsil Helipad 0730 Hrs ETA at Sersi Heli-Base
Check out at 0600 hrs and depart from Harsil for Sersi. On arrival at Sersi, check-in at the hotel after breakfast at around 1000 hrs, board the shuttle for Kedarnath ji which is 07 mins flight from Sersi. The temple is at a walking distance from the helipad, on arrival proceed for holy Darshan of Kedarnath Temple. Estimated time taken is 2 Hrs for Darshan of Kedarnath Ji. Night stay at Kedarnath/Sersi.

Add-on excursion/sightseeing places: Triyuginarayan Temple – It is the venue of the celestial marriage of Lord Shiva & Goddess Parvati or Gaurikund.

‘Kedarnath Dham is one of the most pre-eminent holy places for worshipers of Shiva. Situated in a breath-taking location, near the source of Mandakini River. Kedarnath temple is highest among the 12 Jyotirlingas and is also the most important temple among the Panch Kedars (a group of 5 Shiva temples in the Garhwal Himalayas).’’
Day 5 Badrinath Ji
0830 Hrs ETD from Sersi Heli-Base
0900 Hrs ETA at Badrinath Helipad

In the morning after breakfast check out from the hotel at around 0700 hrs and depart from Sersi helipad for Badrinath Dham at 0830 hrs. On arrival check-in at the hotel. Afternoon visits the shrine for Lord Badrinath Ji Darshan.

Add-on excursion/sightseeing places: Hot Spring at Badrinath temple, Mana Village / Evening Aarti at Badrinath.

‘’ Badrinath Dham is located between the two mountains Nar and Narayan Badrinath Dham or Badrinarayan Temple is a holy shrine, dedicated to Lord Vishnu. The sacred temple is one among the holiest Char Dham and Chota Char Dham pilgrimage sites. The majestic holy shrine is also one of the 108 Divya Desams dedicated to Lord Vishnu.’’
Day 6 Dehradun Departure
0900 Hrs ETD from Badrinath Helipad
1000 Hrs ETA at Sahastradhara Helidrome

Attend the very auspicious ceremony of Maha Abhishek Pooja at 4:30 AM at the Badrinath Temple which held for 02 hrs (Optional – at additional cost). After breakfast depart from Badrinath at 0830 hrs for Shahastradhara Helipad. Later, they will be taken to the Dehradun Hotel to collect the luggage from the cloakrooms, and then be dropped at the airport/railway station for their departure.

Kindly note that the actual flight operating timings are subject to changes based on weather conditions or some other unforeseen condition.

Inclusions

Helicopter flying from and to Dehradun. 

Hemkund Saheb aerial darshan. 

Complimentary stay at Dehradun on your date of arrival (no meals included). 

The night of complimentary stay makes our Heli-tour a 5N/6D tour. 

Airport & hotel transfers at Dehradun. 

Local transportation. 

Accommodation for 4 nights on AP basis (all meals included) at each Dham. 

Palki/Pony at Yamunotri (on request). 

Maha Abhishek at Badrinath ji (on request at additional cost). 

Rudra Abhishek at Kedarnath ji (on request at additional cost). 

Shri Kedarnath ji shuttle services. 

Local Sight Seeing with guides at all four destinations. 

VIP Darshans. 

Royalty, landing and parking charges are applicable as per UCADA. 

Charter handling charges. 

Note:

Hotels & rooms are subject to sudden change at times, due to unavoidable circumstances. 

Rooms are booked on a double or triple sharing basis only. 

If any guest requires a single occupancy room, it shall be extra chargeable @ INR 30,000/person (tax inclusive). 

Exclusions

Puja Samagri (Worship Materials).

Extra meal not mentioned or other dish ordered which is outside menu arrangement.

Tip and personal expenses.

Add on services at additional Payment:

Palki/Pony at Kharsali – Palki @ INR 7,500 / Pony @ INR 2,500 approx. Payment for the same will have to be done in cash at Dehradun to our representative.

Note – Palki/Pony payment will not be included in our billing amount, since the payment for the same goes directly to Palki/Pony providers. 

Maha Abhishek Puja at Badrinath Ji - INR 4,300/person. Total of 100% amount has to be paid in cash to our representative at Dehradun so that we can arrange and book the Puja in advance on behalf of each guest.

Note - Maha Abhishek Puja payment will not be included in our billing amount, since the payment for the same goes directly to Badrinath Ji Mandir Samiti. 

Rudra Abhishek Puja at Kedarnath Ji – INR 6,500 for a group of 05 people. Total of 100% amount has to be paid in cash to our representative at Dehradun so that we can arrange and book the Puja in advance on behalf of each guest.

Arrangement of Rudra Abhishek puja will be done subject to availability of rooms at Kedarnath Top, as guests will have to stay the night at Kedarnath top for the same. Additional charges towards the hotel accommodation will also be chargeable, as a stay at Kedarnath top is not included in our tour.

Note - Rudra Abhishek Puja expenses will not be included in our billing amount, since the payment for the same goes directly to Kedarnath Ji Mandir Samiti. Disclaimer – Hotel accommodation at Kedarnath top is a budget category, and there can be instances of complaints in regards to the hotel services and rooms. Furthermore, the temperature at Kedarnath top may drop to sub-zero levels at night, therefore guests are advised to take a decision keeping the same in view. 

Haridwar, Rishikesh or Mussoorie Visit: On your date of arrival or departure, we can arrange it at additional cost.

Cancellation Policy

IMPORTANT GUIDELINES AND POLICIES

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 our aircraft weight carrying capacity, guest(s) would be deboarded & cancelled for the heli-tour, without any refund. 

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. 

Overweight charges would be charged to guests who are above 80 kg weight. The reason for the same is that, helicopter operates at very high-altitude terrain where the weight carrying capacity of the aircraft is only 450 kg. Hence, due to overweight passengers, there are chances of seat losein the flights. Overweight charges are applicable at INR 1,000/kg, above 80 kg/pax. 

Weighing at the time of boarding the helicopter is a must, due to the same reason, in case of more than 01 available aircraft, we reserve the right to shuffle passengers between helicopters to manage the right weight of helicopters for safe flying in the hills. Therefore, passengers travelling together might not be accommodated in the same helicopter flight. 

When planning your tour, we strongly advise the guests to keep one additional day at hand at Dehradun, over & above the 5N6D period, so that they do not end up in problem in case the weather gets very bad after the commencement of tour, which may lead to extension of their tour. 

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

Network connectivity at Harsil & Badrinath ji is very poor. BSNL &Jio are the main telecom service providers, that work in these regions at times. It is most likely, that guests would be cut-off from the outside world during their time there. However, our crew shall be with the guests for any assistance required at both the Dhams. 

Guests would not be allowed to carry their suitcases/luggage in the aircraft. Duffle bags would be provided on the day of arrival, in which guests will be allowed to carry up to 05 kg of luggage during the tour. 

All temples in Chardham sector are located at a high altitude, & guests are advised to carry their own medication with them during travel. Guests are also advised to carry heavy woollen clothing with them, since during evenings & nights the temperature drops drastically. 

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. 

Flying in hills is subject to weather conditions. And, in regards to our Chardham operations, we would like to bring to your kind attention that cancellations & other inconveniences due to weather are very much likely since weather is extremely unpredictable in the hills. Therefore, guests should come prepared to face the eventualities caused by weather problems. Further please note, in case of bad weather, we shall operate as per our policies mentioned in the ‘Terms & Conditions’ & ‘Important Guidelines & Policies’ sections.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

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. 

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. 

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

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. 

We 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 done to such passenger(s). 

Guests are required to pay the 100% excess 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. 

CARRIAGE BY AIR ACT, 1972

- The carriage is subject to Helicopter operator 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 charter 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 

Between 08thto 15thday before departure date — 50% of total tour cost 

Up to 07thday before the departure date — No Refund

Noshow–NoRefund.

Cancellation after commencement of Tour – No Refund.

FORCEMAJEURE/BAD WEATHER REFUNDS:

Tour Cost: 25% of total tour base price per unutilized travel sector, minus INR 5,000 per person per sector toward the flight preparation and ground arrangement charges. 

Additional Services: Deduction of any additional services provided at any of the Dhams during the tour of the guests will be deducted over & above the refundable Tour Cost. 

Refund against any unutilized service would not be calculated separately and be added to the refundable amount. 

BAD WEATHER/FORCE MAJEURE SITUATIONS POLICY:

 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 us.

Where bad weather, technical snags or any force majeure reason beyond control results in the cancellation of your flight being delayed or cancelled, we will not be liable in any way for the cancelled or delayed flight. However, refund will be given to clients as per our 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. 

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 18% GST, over & above the additional services rendered to the guest. 

New Chardham 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). 

Our obligation toward this tour is up to the 1N/2D period of your Chardham yatra. Under no circumstance, we shall increase the 1N2D period for the guests, since we have advance bookings every day, hence carry forward of passengers will not be possible. In the mentioned period, we shall try to cover maximum Dhams for the guests that is possible, subject to weather conditions and other operational barriers. 

Additional night halt charges shall be payable by the guests to hotel on direct payment basis, who continue to stay in the hotel accommodation arranged in Dehradun or Sersi during the bad weather day halts.  

In case for 02 straight days there is no flying due to any force majeure reason, guests will be given full refund toward the heli-tour booking, minus the flight preparation charges (as per the cancellation/refunds policy). 

We shall try to cover the maximum Dhams possible for the guests in the 1N2D tour period, in case any force majeure disturbance occurs. And, for the unutilized Chardham sectors, guests would be given refund by us as per our refunds policy. 

Helicopter operator shall not operate at Harsil after 1200 hrs, under any circumstance, due to turbulent wind conditions. 

In case force majeure disturbance pertains remains for most part of the day, we shall plan the flights in the best possible way, subject to the remaining time-at-hand during the day, the operational restrictions and the weather forecast/conditions on the respective date. Planning of flights is as per the sole discretion of helicopter operator. 

Helicopter operator shall solely decide the planning of flights for the Chardham groups, since we have to cater for multiple number of groups, that are stranded at each Dham in case of Bad weather/Force Majeure situation. 

No additional ferry flights shall be borne by us under any circumstance. If any passenger(s) require ferry flights to be operated for them in emergency on personal request, cost for the same shall be charged to the party @ INR 90,000/hr plus 18% GST. 

In regards to the guests stranded at Kharsali/Harsil/Kedarnath/Badrinath, if any group requests to cancel their tour on their own desire and come down before their scheduled return date, the arrangement of vehicle for their return journey by road shall be done by us, however, cost for the same shall be borne by the guests on direct payment basis. No refunds are applicable in case guests wish to cancel & return mid-tour. 

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 the tour. 

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

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FAQs about Dehradun to Char Dham Heli Package

1. What is the Char Dham Helicopter Yatra?

The Char Dham Helicopter Yatra is a pilgrimage that offers a faster and more convenient way to visit the four sacred shrines of Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath, and Badrinath in Uttarakhand, India, using helicopter transportation.

2. How much does the Helicopter Yatra cost?

The cost of the Char Dham Helicopter Yatra varies depending on factors such as the chosen package, helicopter model, and the services included. On average, it may cost around INR 1,85,000 per person, covering darshan in all four Dhams, meals, local transfers, hotels, and a sightseeing tour.

3. What is included in the Helicopter Yatra package?

The package typically includes helicopter rides to and from the Dhams, meals, accommodation in hotels, local transfers, and a sightseeing tour. It is essential to check the specific details of each package for a comprehensive understanding.

4. Are there any age or health restrictions for the Helicopter Yatra?

While there may not be strict age restrictions, participants should be in good health to endure the high-altitude locations. It's advisable to consult with a healthcare professional before embarking on the journey, especially for elderly individuals or those with pre-existing health conditions.


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