Chardham Helicopter Services

Chardham Helicopter Services


Chardham Helicopter Services

Aviations is resuming daily helicopter services from 12th May 2018, from Phata (distt. Rudraprayag) to Kedarnath. Flight will depart from Phata daily between 6:30 am to 05:30 pm, by a 5-seater helicopter. Phata is located 25 km beyond Rudraprayag enroute to Kedarnath. Rudraprayag is about 140 km from Rishikesh and is linked by good motorable roads.

The service originates from the helipad located at big play groung at Phata. This is on the left side of main Kedarnath road while coming from Rudraprayag. The flying time would be around 30 minutes for a round trip (Phata - Kedarnath - Phata). The first flight would start at 6:30 am and the last flight from Phata would be at 05:30 am.

Darshan Time For Devotees
Passengers would get 1 hr 30 minutes at Kedarnath for darshan. The passenger who would like to stay overnight can take the last flight of the day around at 05:30 pm from Phata. Accomodation is available at Kedarnath. Passengers should book their own accomodation directly at Kedarnath. Aviations would assist them in this regard. Payment thereof shall be made directly by them.

Air Fare and Darshan / Cancellation Charges

Rs. 7,000/- per pax for the round trip (Phata - Kedarnath - Phata), Excluding Rs 2,100/- for special darshan on priority basis.
• Passengers can also purchase tickets for one way i.e. Phata - Kedarnath, subject to availability of seats. The fare for this will be Rs. 4,500/- and Rs. 4000/- for Kedarnath - Phata sectors respectively with no priority darshan.
• For infants less than 2 years, fare will be 10% of the ticket cost and no seats would be provided to the infants.
• There is no half ticket for children. Children would be provided with seats.
• Tickets purchased directly from Aviation, the cancellation charges for tickets would be as under:

Passengers can only carry one hand baggage on helicopter flight. They are required to abide by the security requirements and not to carry prohibited items in their baggage. At the helipad there's enough space for parking of vehicles. After coming back to Phata by helicopter, the devotees can also reach Joshimath / Badrinath on the same day by their own mode of transport via Kund , from Phata.

At Kedarnath, passengers would get assistance from Aviation, which would guide them for priority darshan etc. As Kedarnath is situated at high altitude, few passengers may require Oxygen, which is available at Kedarnath.