Online Booking of Helicopter Tickets for Shri Amarnathji Yatra commences on a date announced by Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board each year.
Last year Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board (SASB) had made arrangements with Pawan Hans Limited and Global Vectra Helicorp Ltd for providing Helicopter Services on the Neelgrath(Baltal)-Panjtarni-Neelgrath(Baltal) Sector and Himalayan Heli Services Pvt Ltd for Helicopter Services on the Pahalgam-Panjtarni-Pahalgam Sector.
On-line Booking facility is made available to the intending Yatris for Shri Amarnathji Yatra on websites of the aforesaid Companies for Neelgrath(Baltal)-Panjtarni-Neelgrath(Baltal) Sector and for Pahalgam-Panjtarni-Pahalgam sector separately.
The one way per passenger Helicopter fare, for Shri Amarnathji Yatra last year, towards Neelgrath (Baltal)-Panjtarni and Pahalgam-Panjtarni Sector was Rs.1,950/- and Rs.4,190/-, respectively.
Yatris who wish to avail Helicopter Service for their pilgrimage to Shri Amarnathji Shrine Cave are not required to seek Advance Registration through the designated Bank branches as their Helicopter Tickets is treated as Yatra permits for undertaking the pilgrimage.
However, such Yatris were not able to board the Helicopter-services till they produced the required Compulsory Health Certificate issued by authorised Doctor/ Institutes which was notified by their respective State Governments. These Yatris have to furnish Compulsory Health Certificates at the time of boarding the helicopter at Baltal or Pahalgam, without which the boarding passes is not be issued.