The Amarnath yatra attracts lakhs of pilgrims every year who visit the site during Shravani Mela in July-August (Shravan month in Hindu calendar) – the only time in the whole year when the Amarnath Cave is accessible. The cave is placed at an altitude of 3,888m, about 141 km from Srinagar, the capital of Jammu and Kashmir and reached through Pahalgam town. Amarnath has an important part to play in Hinduism and is considered to be one of the holiest shrines. The annual ‘Amarnath Yatra’ is marked by ‘Pratham Pujan’ which is said to invoke the blessings of Baba Amarnath.
Moreover, since the ice is collected from the water dripping from the top of the cave due to the melting of the ice on top of it, the ‘lingam’ reaches a maximum around July-August when the ice caps around the cave are melting. Water seeps into the rocks that form the cave and progressively fade thereafter. As per the religious beliefs, it has been claimed that the lingam grows and shrinks with the phases of the moon reaching its height during the summer festival.
The Amarnath Yatra takes place once a year for a duration of 45 days, starting from somewhere in July and extending till late August. The Amarnath cave is the holy shrine houses the Shiva Linga, made out of ice (an accumulation of droplets of water that freezes upon touching the floor of the cave). It is this Shiva Linga that devotees come to see and seek blessings from. There is a train route available from most parts of the country to Jammu. It’s a total 45 km to traverse; out of which, the first 15 km to Chandanwari can be traversed by a bus in a few hours. The actual trek begins after that and takes anywhere from 2-4 days to reach. There are various means to reach the Amarnath cave; on foot, on horses, or by a helicopter. The entire rendezvous with the ice Shiva Linga does not last more than a few seconds due to a flood of people, but a mesmerizing experience, nevertheless.
If you think you can take the hardship of walking into the rough terrain of Kashmir and survive eating food of langars and enjoy the beauty of Mountains of Kashmir while facing the hardship of rain, low oxygen, rough terrain then we have our trained trekkers taking you through this journey. We do not have any fixed departure for this trek; if you can come with min 05 people then we can organize this trip. Book your Amarnath Yatra by trek well in advance to complete all the required formalities..
Day 01: Srinagar Airport / Jammu railway Station – Pahalgam.
On arrival at Srinagar airport met and transfer to Pahalgam. Or arrivals at Jammu Railway Station / Airport met and then drive to Pahalgam. . On arrival at Pahalgam transfer to hotel. Over Night Stay at hotel.
Day 02: Pahalgham – Chandanwari – Sheshnag
Leave Pahalgam (Valley of Shepherds) drive for Chandanwari. Pahalgam is the best base for most of the treks. Chandanwari (2896 Mts.) is a small shut off vale, at the junction of Sheshnag stream and the stream for Astanmarg. On arrival to Chandanwari, trek to Sheshnag which is about 13 kms (3576 Mts.). The trial climbs the Pissu Ghati and then climbs gradually to the Sheshnag Lake. Sheshnag is one of the windiest places in this valley. . Dinner and overnight stay in tents at Sheshnag.
Day 03: Sheshnag – Panchtarni – Amarnath – Panchtarni
Start trek from Sheshnag to Panchtarni (3657 Mts.) The walk is through Mahagunas Pass (3200 Mts), and then a gradual walk to Panchtarni. Further trek Panchtarni to Amarnath cave. Amarnath is only 6 kms away from Panchtarni. Have a dip in the ice-cold water of Amarnath Stream, which flows, outside the cave. Inside the cave there is scenery of calm tranquility of white and glistering three massive Lingmas stand erect symbol of Lord Shiva, Parvathi and Ganesh. Later trek back towards Panchtarni. Dinner and overnight stay in Panchtarni in tents.
Day 04: Panchtarni – Baltal
Leave early morning for Amarnath Holy cave (3953 M) where you can see Ice Lingam. This is the holy cave for Hindus and thousands of people visit the place during the full moon day. From Amarnath steep descend towards to Baltal 4 hours walk. Overnight in Tents Overnight stay at paradise camping baltal.
Day 05 : Baltal – Srinagar
Morning drive to Srinagar, on the way visit Manas bal Lake, Khear Bawani Temple. Overnight stay at Hotel in Srinagar.
Day 06 : Srinagar- Airport : Morning after Breakfast Drive to airport to your onwards Destination.