Amarnath Yatra 2009 Update

The annual Amarnath yatra commenced from the traditional Pahalgam route from today (06/26), while the pilgrimage has already been in progress via Baltal route on the Srinagar-Leh axis from June 16. The yatra via Pahalgam route earlier scheduled to begin from June 7 could not be started due to bad weather conditions and accumulation of heavy snow on several patches along the 32-km-long Chandanwari-holy cave stretch.

A batch of 1,415 pilgrims, who were camping at the Nunwan Base Camp, Pahalgam, was allowed to proceed for the pilgrimage this morning via the traditional Chandanwari route.

Meanwhile, the Amarnath Shrine board has once again appealed to the intending pilgrims registered for the Pahalgam route to keep adequate flexibility in their travel plans as only 2,000 registered pilgrims per day would be permitted in the initial phase to proceed on the yatra on a first-come, first-served basis on the traditional Pahalgam-Chandanwari-holy cave route in view of the track and weather conditions. No old or infirm person and children below 12 years will be permitted to undertake the yatra on the Sheshnag route in view of the difficult snow route.

Women pilgrims have been advised to avoid undertaking the yatra on this route, at least for the next seven days or so.

3 thoughts on “Amarnath Yatra 2009 Update”

  1. The helicopter service between Pahalgam and Panchtarni, six km from the Amarnath shrine, would be launched from July 22

  2. That is great news about the helicopter service,make easy for the old age poeple and will save time but mean time it is good walk too.Thanks

  3. In Pahalgam,few guys have mess up the whole area,there names will soon in this site and other media print,we all locals have decided that we have give them a big lesson that they never do this again.thanks

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