If time related constraints have been keeping you away from fulfillig your wish to do Himalayan Char Dham yatra, helicopter services provide means to fulfill your desire.
There are two options for the helicopter service:
Option 1 (Only Kedarnath): Avoid the trek to Kedarnath, use shuttle service from the basecamp at Guptkashi / Sersi to and from Kedarnath.
Option 2 ( Entire trip by Helicopter) : Avoid the long and strenuous drives on mountain roads and go on Ek Dahm, Do Dham or even the Entire CharDham by Helicopter.
Our carefully selected partner has more than two decades of expertise in operating shuttle & charter helicopter services in Himalayan terrain.
What is included in the tour
Helicopter flying from Dehradun to the Chardham shrines, & back.
Accommodation at Dehradun on date of arrival - no meals included.
Accommodation for 4 nights, 01 night at each Dham, with all meals included.
Local Sight Seeing with guides at all four destinations.
Airport & hotel transfers at Dehradun.
Palki or Pony at Yamunotri - subject to availability.
Shri Kedarnath ji helicopter shuttle services: Sersi – Kedar - Sersi
What is NOT included in the tour
Tips and gratuity paid to porters/guide etc.
Any extension of hotel stay due to bad weather or any other reason.
Any other services not mentioned in the inclusions.
When are the services available : May – June and September - October
Helicopter type and capacity : Airbus AS 350 B3 singe engine. This helicopter is known for high altitude performance.
Capacity : The craft seats a maximum of 6 passangers.
Baggage limit : Only one hand bag of max 5 kg is allowed per passenger.
Food during the trip : Pure vegetarian food with no onion or garlic.
Walking: Only at Yamunotri there is a 6 km walk, which can be done using palki / pony.
Heath advisory : All the Char Dhams are at High altitude and Kedarnath being the highest. It is advisable to acclimatize and adjust to low oxygen levels for high altitude, but due to the short itinerary your body will not get enough time to acclimatize. You have to be careful and walk slowly. Over exersion can lead to high altitude sickness, which could be life threatening. You need to consult your physician whether you should take this trip.
Bad weather and cancellations due to technical problems and crew health: The flights can get cancelled or reschedule to bad weather, technical snag, government restrictions or crew health.
We advise travellers toprovision for at least one extra day at hand in case bad weather or any other reason delays return to Dehradun.
Itinerary : Dehradun-Yamunotri-Gangotri-Kedarnath-Badrinath-Dehradun
Day 1 : Arrive in Dehradun
Day 2 : Fly Dehradun – Kahrsail helipad near Yamunotri (fly time 30 mins) and then 6 Km walk to Yamunotri. Overnight at Kahrsil.
Day 3 : Fly Kharsil Helipad – Harsil Helipad near Gangotri(fly time 30 mins). Check-in at Hotel and then drive 1 hr to Gangotri and back. Overnight at Harsil.
Day 4 : Fly Harsil Helipad to Sersi Helipad and then fly to Kedarnath helipad(fly time 30 mins). Overnight at Sersi.
Day 5 : Fly Sersi Helipad to Badrinath Helipad . Visit Bardinath(fly time 30 mins). Overnight at Badrinath.
Day 6 : Fly Badrinath Helipad to Dehradun Helipad ( fly time 1 hr). Drive to Dehradun Airport.