Chardham Yatra by Helicopter

Inarguably, helicopter is the easiest way to reach the Chardhams in Uttarakhand. Where the trekking can take a day or two for the devotees to make it to the pilgrimage sites, a helicopter tour is the best idea for those with tight schedule and of course those with ailing health and other issues to be able to perform pilgrimage relatively quick.

There are a number of helicopter services, both private and public available for Chardham Yatra in Uttarakhand that provide variety of travel packages. One can opt from 1 night 2 days to 4 nights 5 days packages. Also, there are a few operators that offer services according to the number of Dhams one wish to perform pilgrimage at. The price also vary for Ek Dham, Do Dham, Teen Dham and Char Dham Helicopter Yatra package.

There are also the service of charter planes available for Kedarnath and Badrinath Yatra. Pilgrims can choose to visit only Kedarnath or Badrinath by a charter or can choose either of the two sacred sites. The helicopters operate from Dehradun Helipad every morning for Chardhams and return to the city every evening. However, it is to be noted the timings may differ from operator to operator and so does the charges for overweight passengers.

Chardham Yatra by Helicopter

Some of the Major Helicopter Operators

  • Heritage Aviation
  • JetTech Aviation
  • Aryan Aviation Pvt Ltd
  • Godhavat Aviation
  • Sar Aviation
  • Colossus Air
  • Pinnacle Air Pvt Ltd
  • UTair India Pvt Ltd
  • Himalayan Heli
  • Summit Aviation Pvt Ltd
  • Aerodream Aviation
  • Pawan Hans

FAQ'S for Char Dham Yatra by Helicopter

Q. Are helicopter services available for the Char Dham Yatra shrines?

Yes, helicopter services are available for all the four shrines of Char Dham Yatra i.e., for Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath. The helicopter trip stats from Dehradun (Sahastradhara Helipad) in Uttarakhand. Also, for Kedarnath, pilgrims can even avail the helicopter service from Guptkashi, Fata and Sersi in Rudraprayag District of Uttarakhand.

Q. Is there any weight limit for Chardham Helicopter Tours?

As there is very limited space in the chopper, only 5kg per passenger is permitted for Chardham Helicopter tours. Also, passengers should carry only handbags as there will be no space for the suitcases.

Q. How many passengers can fly at a time on Chardham Yatra Helicopter?

Only 6 passengers can fly at a time.

Q. What essentials should I carry with me during my helicopter flight?

Helicopter tickets and cash are important things you should be carrying during your helicopter flight.

Q. Do I get exclusive helicopter service, or will I be sharing it with other passengers?

Yes, you need to share your helicopter tour with other passengers. Exclusive helicopter service for Chardham Yatra is only for the VVIPs.

Q. Do you offer Chardham helicopter service to persons with disabilities?

Yes, we do provide service to the persons with disabilities.

Q. How to book your Chardham helicopter service?

The process of booking your Chardham helicopter service is very easy as you can simply book it from our website. Follow the mandatory steps to book your tour package and rest will be taken care of by our tour executive.

Q. What happens if the weather is bad?

The helicopter service for Chardham Yatra can be ceased if the weather is bad.

Q. What if I need to cancel my helicopter tour?

The cancellation policy depends on the helicopter service provider. If you wish to cancel your tour, we can help you with it.

Q. How do I get to the helipad?

Our driver will assist you in reaching the helipad for Chardham Yatra.

Q. How long does it take to get to the heliport?

It takes only 5 minutes by walking to get to the heliport.

Q. What items/essentials can I carry with me on the helicopter?

The essential items to carry on the Chardham helicopter tour are;

  • Helicopter tickets
  • First-aid box
  • Woollen clothes
  • Raincoat
  • 2-3 pair of socks
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Handy torch
  • Moisturizing cream

Q. At which altitude can the Chardham Yatra Helicopter fly?

The Chardham Yatra helicopter for Yamunotri, Gangotri and Kedarnath can fly at an altitude of approx 5,000 metres to 6,000 metres and for Badrinath, it can fly at an altitude of approx 7,000 metres to 8,000 metres.

Q. Who operates the Chardham Yatra Helicopter services?

Pawan Hans is a regular heli service provider to Chardham Yatra. There are more than 10 helicopter operators providing services to Chardham Yatra shrines.

Q. What should I expect on my Chardham Yatra Helicopter adventure?

You will get to witness the mesmerising views of the Indian Himalayas on your Chardham Yatra helicopter adventure.

Q. What are the terms and conditions & cancellation process of your Chardham Yatra Helicopter services?

The terms & conditions and cancellation process of the Chardham Yatra Helicopter services depends on the operator. However, if the passengers wish to cancel their booking, they need to pay the cancellation charges up to 7 days before Chardham journey.

  • 20% of the amount up to 48 hours before the journey
  • 50% of the amount less than 48 hours before the journey
  • 75% of the amount less than 24 hours before the journey
  • In addition to this, no refund or rescheduling of the booking will be done depending on the availability and on payment of 10% of the cost. This will be only done 7 days prior to the journey date.
  • In case the rescheduling of Chardham Yatra helicopter service is requested with less than 7 days of the journey, the booking will be treated as cancelled and a new booking will be given as per the availability.
  • Of all the 5 days of the yatra, if you get stuck in a bad weather situation, the darshan will be rescheduled to the next day.
  • Also, in case you won’t be able to make it to the Dham due to a bad weather situation, a proportionate amount of money will be refunded. In the sense, if you are unable to visit two Dhams, 50% of the payment will be refunded and if you are unable to visit three Dhams, 75% of the payment will be refunded to you.

Q. During what hours are helicopter tour flights conducted?

The helicopter service to Chardham Yatra starts from Dehradun at 6:30 AM.

Q. Are there any other circumstances under which my helicopter tour flight would be delayed?

Any delay on the helicopter tour for the Chardham Yatra would depend on the weather situation.

Q. From which place the Chardham Yatra Aviation service is available?

The Chardham Yatra aviation service is available from Dehradun (Sahashtradhara Helipad) to all the four destinations including Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath.