amarnath yatra

Shree Amarnath Yatra 2019

The Journey to Satyam, Shivam and Sundaram

Fixed Departure Date: 28 June-7 July, 2019

Yatra Overview:

The Holy Amarnath Cave of Kashmir is amongst the most holy shrines in Sanatan Dharma. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, the cave shrine is located in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir at elevation of above 3,658m/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 Lingam 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 Lingam. 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 is 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.

Trip Highlights

  • Darshan of highly revered Amarnath.
  • Pilgrimage at Ma Vaishnodevi and Shiva Khodi in Jammu.
  • Sightseeing in Srinagar including Shankaracharya Temple, Kashmir.
  • Houseboats stay at Dal Lake

 

Day-to-day detailed itinerary

Day 1 (28 June 2019): 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 (29 June 2019): 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.

Day 3 (30 June 2019): 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 (01 July 2019): Day excursion to Shiv Khodi.
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 (02 July 2019): 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 (03 July 2019): 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 (04 July 2019): 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 (05 July 2019): 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.

Day 09 (06 July 2019): 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 (07 July 2019): Trip concludes and depart for onward journey.
Karnali Excursions will provide a vehicle for your airport drop.