Kedarnath Helicopter Services 2019

The Helicopter services to Kedarnath now has been started by DGCA. The administration has given permission to seven aviation companies to operate Heli services from Sirsi, Phata & Guptkashi Helipads. The companies are Aryan, Thumby Aviation Pvt. Ltd. Arrow Air Craft, Pawan Hans, UTair india pvt ltd, Indocopters private limited & Himalayan Heli.
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The Helicopter service to Kedarnath is likely to resume from 15 Sep 2019. Kedarnath Heli Service was stopped during the monsoons.

News Update: From 27th May onwards, govt. has given tender to two more companies to start their services from Sersi Helipad. These two new companies are Heritage Aviation Pvt. Ltd. & crystal aviation. Now you can also book Helicopter to Kedarnath online from GMVN's website.

Initially, DGCA has given approval to only five aviation companies to fly to Kedarnath but now seven firms are announced by Govt. which are providing heli services for Kedarnath from different helipads. Below are the details.

Operational Helipads for Kedarnath Route & Authorised Companies to opt. Services from those Helipads

Helipad Location on Kedarnath Route 
Authorised Firms 
Fixed Charges by Govt. 
Sirsi Helipad
Heritage Aviation Pvt. Ltd.
INR 2349/-
crystal aviation.
Himalayan Heli Services Pvt. Ltd.
Phata Helipad
Pawan Hans
INR 2399/-
UTair India Pvt. Ltd.
Thumby Aviation Pvt. Ltd.
Indocopter Pvt. Ltd.
Guptkashi Helipad
Aryan Aviation
INR 4275/-
Aero Aviation Ltd.

Being situated at an astonishing elevation of 3553 Meter, Kedarnath temple is one of the 12 Jyotirlings of lord shiva and also the part of char dham yatra of Uttarakhand but is not easy to access by all pilgrims. The motorable road towards Kedarnath stretches till Gauri Kund. Only way to reach the temple is long 18 km trek from Gauri Kund. 

There are many aged people who are not able to travel the long trek route and Kedarnath Helicopter services are best suited to them. These helicopter services have now become a preferred mode of travel by many pilgrims who don’t want to take the road journey. Thousands of pilgrims and travelers each year visit Kedarnath through this mode of travel. 

Every year Uttarakhand Civil Aviation Development Authority (UCADA) launch tender dates for Helicopter service providing companies those who are interested in giving their helicopter services in char dham yatra routes of Uttarakhand. UCADA release tender info on their website. Those companies who got selected in tender bids are being awarded as an authority to give Helicopter services for a particular period of time in a particular region.

Many aviation companies offer helicopter services for Kedarnath at reasonable prices. You can book your advance tickets online and avail the service.

Latest Helicopter Ticket Rates to Kedarnath & Hemkund Sahib

A good news for those pilgrims who are planning to visit Kedarnath or Hemkund Sahib through Helicopter. Now the Uttarakhand govt. has decreased the rates of Helicopter charges to Kedarnath as compare to last year. Here are the latest chopper rates.

Helicopter charges to Kedarnath & Hemkund
From 
To
Ticket Rate in INR 
Phata
Kedarnath
INR 2399/-
Sirsi
Kedarnath
INR 2349/-
Guptkashi
Kedarnath
INR 4275/-
Govindghat
Ghangharia
INR 2895/-
Recent Update on Kedarnath Helicopter Service: Because of too high demand of Helicopter tickets to Kedarnath & for the two empty Kedarnath Heli Services slots, Govt. is going to start the re-tender process on the upcoming 23rd of May. Right now pilgrims are facing difficulties in getting Helicopter tickets to Kedarnath which is almost full till first two weeks of June .

Approved Aviations Companies for 2019 Helicopter services to Kedarnath

1. Aryan Aviation

Aryan aviation is the leading aviation company which is providing their chopper services to Kedarnath. Aryan aviation Pvt Ltd is a professionally managed non-scheduled helicopter services company promoted by Ex-services pilot who have been part of civil aviation industry for past 15 years.Aryan aviation is flying pilgrims by one 5 seator Eurocopter AS350B3 and one 5 seater Bell 407 helicopter from Narayankoti near Guptkashi.

  • Flight originate from: Narayankoti, Guptkashi (Kindly check with Aryan Aviation for updates)
  • Shuttle service for Kedarnath cost : To be updated
  • Office Address:  7, Koldongri CHS,  Sahar Road, Andheri East, Mumbai- 400099\

Online Ticket Booking Link:http://www.aryanaviation.com


2. Pawan Hans

Pawan Hans is one of the regular Heli service provider to Shri Kedarnath Dham. They use 6-seater Bell 407/ Ecureuil B3 helicopters from Phata. Pawan Hans Limited has been awarded contract for operating helicopter services for Shri Kedarnath Ji yatra 2019 from Phata. Ticket Fare from Phata sectors in 2019 will be as follows, Opening Shortly the bookings for 26 May onwards.

Phata – Kedarnath – Phata  = Rs.4798/- Per Passenger
Phata – Kedarnath = Rs.2399/- Per Passenger
Kedarnath – Phata = Rs.2399/- Per Passenger

  • Flight originate from: Phata
  • Office Address: Pawan Hans Limited C-14, Sector, 1, Block C, Sector 1, Noida, Uttar Pradesh 201301

Online Ticket Booking Website: https://booking.pawanhans.co.in

3. Himalayan Heli

Himalayn Heli is one of the experienced companies which were providing the helicopter services to Kedarnath. It was also awarded as operator of the year 2015 at BizAvIndia ath side lines of Banglore Aero India Show 2015.

Same Day and Next Day Return: Rs 4950 (Sersi - Kedarnath - Sersi)
One Way Ticket: Rs 2470 (Sersi - Kedarnath or Kedarnath - Sersi)

  • Flight originate from: Sersi
  • Shuttle service for Kedarnath cost : 4950 Rs Per Person for Sersi - Kedarnath - Sersi
  • Head Office Address: Himalayan Heli Services Pvt. Ltd.7, Local Shopping Centre, Madangir, New Delhi, Delhi 110062, India

Online Ticket Booking Website: https://kedarnath.himalayanheli.com

4. UT Air India

UTair India is a private limited Company registered under the Indian Companies Act, 1956 headquartered at New Delhi. It is An ISO 9001 : 2015 certified Company with highest degree of maintenance and safety standards. UTair India is a subsidiary of UTair Aviation JSC, Russia, the biggest helicopter company and a major world helicopter operator. The Indian Company is responsible for promoting the helicopter business of the Group in South East Asia.

Phata–Kedarnath-Phata: Rs. 4,798 (inclusive of taxes) Per Passenger
Phata-Kedarnath: Rs. 2,399 (inclusive of taxes) Per Passenger
Kedarnath-Phata: Rs. 2,399 (inclusive of taxes) Per Passenger

  • Flight originate from: Phata
  • Shuttle service for Kedarnath cost : 4798 Rs Per Person for Phata - Kedarnath - Phata
  • Head Office Address: UTair Inida, Office No.2, 24, Ferozeshah Road, New Delhi – 110001, INDIA

Online Ticket Booking Website:  http://kedarnath.utair-india.com

5. Arrow Air Craft

Arrow Aircraft is the preferred choice when you are looking for Safety, Integrity and Efficiency for Kedarnath Yatra by Helicopter. Give yourself the experience of a lifetime, see the breathtaking aerial view of the Kedarnath Dham. Arrow Aircraft is India’s leading boutique aviation company in the business aviation segment. Arrow operates in five key segments – Aircraft Charters, Aircraft Sales, Aircraft Management & Acquisition Advisory, Jet Aviation MRO services and Char Dham Yatra.

Gupta Kashi – Kedarnath – Gupta Kashi (same day and overnight options available)
Day-to-day timings: 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Approx. 20 trips in one day (subject to weather and other technical conditions)
Type of Helicopter: Bell 407 (Please click here for Passenger Briefing Card)
Seating capacity: 6 passengers
Average trip time: 7 minutes (One-way)

Guptkashi –Kedarnath-Guptkashi : Rs. 8550 (inclusive of taxes) Per Passenger
Guptkashi -Kedarnath: Rs. 4275 (inclusive of taxes) Per Passenger
Kedarnath-Guptkashi Rs. 4275 (inclusive of taxes) Per Passenger

  • Flight originate from: Guptkashi
  • Head Office Address: Arrow Air Crafts, 503, G+5 Building, Opp. Terminal 1C, Domestic Airport, New Delhi-110037, India

Official Website of Arrow Air Craft: https://arrowaircraft.com

Other Helicopter Operators which offered services to Kedarnath in past years

Heritage Aviation
Heritage Aviation is one of the fastest growing aviation companies of Uttarakhand. They offer their Heli services in Kedarnath too. 

  • Flight originate from: Dehradun
  • Shuttle service for Kedarnath cost : As per the package requirement
  • Office Address: Heritage Aviation Private Limited, SU 22,23,24, Bhikaji Cama Bhavan, Bhikaji Cama Place, New Delhi - 110091, India


SAR Aviation
Sar aviation is one of the few companies those are providing helicopter services on Char dham routes including Kedarnat. They operate Chardham Yatra Helicopter Service on Power-full, Sophisticated and  Comfortable  Bell 407 / AS350B3 Helicopters.They are approved by DGCA, Govt of India to operate Non-Scheduled Air Transport Service and  CAR-145 by the Director of Airworthiness (NR) to perform maintenance functions at IGI Airport Terminal-I, next to hangar no.4. 

  • Flight originate from: Sahastradhara, Dehradun
  • Shuttle service for Kedarnath cost : To be updated
  • Office Address: 401 G+5 Building, IGI Airport, New Delhi 110037


Transbharat Aviation
Transbharat is also providing its helicopter services from Guptkashi and Sersi Helipad towards Kedarnath. Which takes almost 8 - 10 minutes to reach Kedarnath

  • Flight originate from: Guptkashi & Sersi
  • Office Address: 8/23,Ground Floor, Mehram Nagar, Opp. Domestic IGI Airport, NewDelhi-110037


Thumby Aviation
Led by Gp Capt. KNG Nair, an Indian Air force Veteran with a rich experience in aviation.
Address: Thumby Aviation Pvt. Ltd., Juhu Old Airport, Near Nanavati Hospital, SV Road, Vile Parle West, Mumbai - 400 045, India


Others are: Bolt Aircraft Sales and Charter, Premair, Apex Aviation, Summit Aviation, Bajaj Aviation, Indocopters 

Helipads enroute Kedarnath for Helicopter Services

1. Sirsi Helipad for Kedarnath Helicopter service

  • Distance from Kedarnath : 23 kms
  • Time taken to reach Kedarnath via Chopper : 11 minutes
  • Ticket Price :  2470 Rs. of one side, per person **
  • Location :  Sirsi village, 7km from Phata
  • Altitude : 6500 feet
  • Accommodation : Budget & deluxe rooms facility available at Sirsi itself and nearby towns like Guptkashi, Phata, Rampur & Sonprayag.

Sirsi is the nearest helipad to Kedarnath, it takes around 11 minutes to reach the shrine. It is situated in a hamlet called Sirsi. It was inaugurated in 2002 by Mr. Harsh Vardhan Sharma & Wangchuk Shamshu. It is on the way of Kedarnath. Click to know how to reach Kedarnath.

Click to Know more about Sirsi village & Sirsi Helipad


2. Phata Helipad for Kedarnath Helicopter service

  • Distance from Kedarnath : 31 Kms
  • Time taken to reach Kedarnath via Chopper : 9 minutes 
  • Ticket Price :  Around 2399 Rs. one sided per person**
  • First flight timing : 6:30 am
  • Location :  14 kms from Guptkashi
  • Altitude : 4921 feet
  • Accommodation : Budget & deluxe rooms facility available at Phata itself and nearby locations like Guptkashi

Phata to Kedarnath aerial journey is a nine minute ride. You can book tickets through both online and offline ways. Phata is one of the busiest helipad for Kedarnath because of its location. Many helicopter companies provide their chopper services from this helipad.

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3. Guptkashi Helipad for Kedarnath Helicopter service

  • Distance from Kedarnath : 46 kms
  • Time taken to reach Kedarnath via Chopper : 15 minutes 
  • Ticket Price :  4275 Rs. of one side, per person **
  • First flight timing : 6:30 am
  • Location :  In Narayankoti
  • Altitude : approx 4800 ft 
  • Accommodation : Guptkashi is a major halt towards Kedarnath. Lots of budget, deluxe & luxury rooms facilty is available at Guptkashi.

Guptkashi to Kedarnath areal journey is about 15 minutes. Guptkashi is a major town & city before Kedarnath which is well connected by public transport. If offers multiple hotels and medical facilities to pilgrims which makes Guptkashi helipad a preferred helipad to tourists. Narayankoti is about 2 kms from Guptkashi towards phata. Helipad at Narayankoti is at approx 4800 ft.

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4. Sitapur Helipad for Kedarnath Helicopter service

  • Distance from Kedarnath : 22 kms
  • Time taken to reach Kedarnath via Chopper : 5 to 7 minutes
  • Ticket Price :  Around 4000+ Rs. of side, per person **
  • First flight timing : 6:30 am
  • Location :  7km before Gaurikund
  • Accommodation :  Budget and Deluxe room facility is available at Sitapur itself and nearby locations like Guptkashi, Phata & Sonprayag

Sitapur helipad is about 26 km ahead of Guptkashi from where you can start your aerial ride to Kedarnath. You can book your chopper ticket through both online and offline mode. The ride take 5 to 7 minutes to reach Kedarnath.

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5. Augustmuni helipad For Kedarnath Helicopter service

  • Distance from Kedarnath : 70 kms
  • Time taken to reach Kedarnath via Chopper : 15 to 20 minutes
  • Ticket Price :  Around 4500 Rs. of side, per person **
  • First flight timing : 6:30 am
  • Location :  Play ground near police station Augustya muni
  • Altitude : 3280 feet
  • Accommodation : Budget & deluxe rooms facility available at Augustya Muni itself and at the nearby town Rudraprayag.

The Helipad of Augustmuni is situated on the left side of Rudraprayag - Kedarnath highway near police station. It is about 160 kms from Rishikesh. Earlier Pawan Hans was operating helicopter services to Kedarnath from this helipad. The flight departing time from Augustyamuni is 6.30 am to 11.10 am. A 5-seater Bell 407 helicopter is being used from this Helipad which takes 45 minutes for a round trip.

Check how to reach & other info on Augustmuni


6. Dehradun to Kedarnath Helicopter service

  • Distance from Kedarnath : 266 kms
  • Time taken to reach Kedarnath via Chopper : Depends on Package halts.
  • Ticket Price :  70000 for char dham package **
  • First flight timing : 6:30 am
  • Location :  Sahastradhara, Dehradun
  • Altitude : 2175 feet
  • Accommodation : Budget, deluxe & luxury rooms facility available at Dehradun itself.

Direct helicopter service from Dehradun to Kedarnath is also operational but the cost of the seat could be higher because of its long distance from Kedarnath. Many aviation companies sell the char dham package direct from Dehradun which includes many halts on the way. 


Why visit Kedarnath by Helicopters?

  1. When you fly to Kedarnath your journey is cut down to an hour and helicopter lands close to the temple site making the whole journey comfortable and convenient. 
  2. The highlight of helicopter journey is that you get the aerial view of the scenic location, which you don’t get to see on the road journey.
  3. Darshan to Kedarnath temple becomes easy as helicopter Kedarnath Yatras enjoy the privilege of priority darshan on payment of extra charges. 
  4. Kedarnath journey is a tough one for aged, kids or physically weak but Kedarnath Helicopter Yatra in one day journey has made it easy for them.
  5. The Kedarnath yatra through helicopter is totally worth the money. The expense that one has to bear in surface travel is relatively the same.
  6. The helicopter journey to Kedarnath is a totally different experience. The view of snow clad peaks as the helicopter soar up in the sky is a treat for the eyes. The adventure lovers who love to enjoy the scenic beauty of Uttarakhand should surely take the trek route to Kedarnath from Gaurikund. 
  7. By road or by helicopter, you must once in your lifetime travel to Kedarnath and allure the beauty that this place offers.
Note:  Rate of the Helicopter services to Kedarnath could be different. For latest rates of Helicopter service to Kedarnath in 2019, please visit our site again. For terms and conditions, please visit the booking site or contact your travel agent.


Some Frequently Asked Questions regarding Helicopters for Kedarnath Yatra

Q1. Is there any Helicopter service for Kedarnath temple?
 A. 
Yes, every year thousands of tourists visit Kedarnath by using chopper service.

Q2. How to book Helicopter ticket to Kedarnath temple for 2019 Yatra?
 A. 
Helicopter service to Kedarnath can be booked through both online and offline mode through the official portals of aviation firms chosen for the service but the name of firms is still pending because of Uttarakhand high court stay on tenders.

Q3. From which locations of Uttarakhand, Helicopter service to Kedarnath is available?
 A.
Sirsi, Phata, Gupkashi, Sitapur, Augustmuni and Dehradun. Check aviation companies site for operational helipads

Q4. Which helipad for Kedarnath is closest to the railway station & airport?
 A.
Sehastradhara helipad at Dehradun is closest to both railhead & airport at a distance of less than an hour.

Q5. What document should I need for availing Kedarnath Helicopter service?
 A.
Chopper ticket, weight & Aadhar card or ID proof, Char Dham biometric registration and medical checkup.

Q6. What is the minimum ticket price for Kedarnath Helicopter service?
 A. 
Earlier it was around 3500 for one side from Sirsi but it all depends on aviation companies to fluctuating price. 

Q7. How many kgs of baggage per passenger is permitted?
 A. 
Only 5kg per person, please do not carry big suitcases.

Q8. Is there any ticket concession for children?
 A.
Children above the age of 2 years will be considered a full ticket and no etc seat for children below 2 years. Please check your aviation company for full terms & conditions.

Q9. How much time I will get for Darshan in case if I book returned ticket too?
 A. 
About 2 hours, but it also depends on your aviation company too. For return, you have to check in at Kedarnath helipad, a number will be provided to you by authorities and you have to wait in a queue for your term. The process may take place more than 2 hours at Kedarnath Helipad.

Q10. What is the distance between Kedarnath Helipad & the temple?
 A.
500 meter or 15 minutes’ walk. In case if you are unable to trek then you can book Pithhus/Palkis for yourself.

Q11. How much time it takes to reach Kedarnath by Helicopter.
 
A. Hardly 5 to 7 minutes from nearest Helipad Sirsi and about 15 minutes from Guptkashi (except Dehradun Helipad). 

Q12. What is the average price for go and Fro for Kedarnath helicopter ride?
 A. 
7000 to 8000 Rs. 

Q13. Can I buy only a one-way ticket to Kedarnath?
 A. 
Yes

Q14. Are the Camera and mobile phone is allowed during the Helicopter ride?
 A.
  Yes

Q15. Are there any chances of flight cancellation?
 A.
Yes, because of bad weather conditions. It is requested you to get prepared for conditions like flight cancellation, instant rainfall/snowfall & extreme cold weather. Carry essentials things like woolen clothes, raincoat, waterproof shoes, gloves, etc pair of socks, etc.

   

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