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Amarnath Yatra FAQs

As you are planning to visit the mighty dham of Lord Shiva – Amarnath Cave, its very natural that you may have various questions regarding your travel. We have compiled all the frequently asked questions and their suitable answers so that you can get the update information to plan this years Amarnath Yatra.

Following are the list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Amarnath Yatra

Q. What are the important dates for Amarnath Yatra 2019?

A. The registration for Amarnath Yatra has already begun.

The yatra starts on 1st July 2019 and concludes on 15th August 2019.

Q.What is the difference between Pahalgam-Chandanwari route & Baltal-Sonmarg route for Shri Amarnath Yatra?

A. Pahalgam-Amarnath route is the historical and most popular route to reach Amarnath Cave. From this route it takes around 30 km trek to reach the Dham. This route contains the best facilities in terms of camps and food stalls. Pahalgam route is the most preferred route by pilgrims because of its relatively easy gradient as compared to the Baltal-Sonmarg route. You can opt to reach Amarnath Temple either through feet, palanquin, horses, helicopter, and dandies for old folks.

Baltal Amarnath Route is comparatively shorter than Amarnath Route with just 15 km trek. However, the route is narrower and challenging as compared to the Pahalgam route. This route is advisable for young people who love adventure and challenging tracks.

Q: What is registration for Amarnath pilgrimage needed?

A. Due to the arduous nature of the Amarnath pilgrimage where the pilgrims have to cross steep cliffs and mountain passes, only 15000 pilgrims are allowed to partake in pilgrimage everyday for the 48-day long pilgrimage to Amarnath Cave shrine that starts on July and ends on August. This implies only 7,500 registrations are allowed for each Pahalgam and Baltal route. It is mandatory for all the pilgrims to register well before undertaking the Yatra. Check how and where to register for Amarnath Yatra.

Q. What is the criteria to qualify for Amarnath Yatra registration?

A. Yes, there are few criteria for Amarnath Yatra registration. No one below the age of 13 years or above the age of 75 years is allowed to undertake for the pilgrimage for safety reasons. Also, no lady with more than six week’s pregnancy is allowed to register for the Yatra.

Q. Is there any Yatra Registration fee?

A. Yes, the fee for registering for Amarnath Yatra 2019 is Rs.100.

Q. Where do I go for registration for the Amarnath pilgrimage 2019?

A. You can complete their registration either online or by visiting  registration counters at designated bank branches identified by SASB throughout India. Only the designated Bank Branches spread all over India are the registration counters for the pilgrimage.

Q. Where can I find the list of designated bank branches for Amarnath Yatra registration?

A. Here’s the list of all designated registration counters/bank branches for Amarnath Yatra registration 2019.

Q. What are the documents required for the registration for Amarnath pilgrimage?

A. Documents required for Amarnath Yatra registration-

  • 4 passport sized photographs
  • Duly filled Amarnath Yatra registration form
  • Compulsory Health Certificate

Q. What is a Compulsory Health Certificate (CHC)?

A. As the Amarnath Cave is locates an altitude of 14,000 feet, it involves exposure to extreme cold, low humidity, increased ultra violet radiations and reduced air pressure. Under these conditions, only physically fit are advised to apply for the Yatra Registration and this is the reason a Compulsory Health Certificates (CHC) is mandatory for each applicant.

CHC can only be issued by the list of authorized institutions/doctors.

Q. Where can I find Amarath Yatra registration form and CHC format?

A. Download the Amarnath Yatra registration form and CHC format.

Note that you must all the information in the registration form and get your Compulsory Health Certificate from a SASB authorized doctor or institute.

Q. Where can I find the list of authorized institutions/doctors for obtaining CHC?

A. Here is the list of authorized institutions/doctors for obtaining CHC.

Q. What is the procedure for group registration for the Amarnath Yatra 2019?

A. Through Group Registration, 5 or more people can register together for a single date of Yatra. This year, the group registration window was opened from 2nd April 2019 to 31st May 2019. Please view the guidelines for group registration for the Amarnath Yatra at:
http://www.jammu.com/shri-amarnath-yatra/registration-form.php

Q. What type of clothing should I carry for Amarnath Yatra?

A. As the temperature of Amarnath is cold with cold winds blowing frequently, carry warm and woollen clothing. Wear trekking shoes that can withstand rainy weather. Ladies should not wear sari and instead opt for salwaar kameez, yop-pants, and tracksuit. Carry eatables like dry fruits and nuts for the journey ahead.

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