Amarnath Dham Yatra

Amarnath Yatra Faqs

Amarnath Yatra 2016 FAQs

As you are planning to visit the mighty dham of Lord Shiva – Amarnath Cave, its very natural that you may have various questions regarding your travel. We have compiled all the frequently asked questions and their suitable answers so that you can get the update information to plan this years Amarnath Yatra.

Following is the list of Important Questions About Amarnath Yatra

Q: What is the difference between Pahalgam-Chandanwari route & Baltal-Sonmarg route for Shri Amarnath Yatra?
A: Pahalgam-Amarnath is the historical and most popular route to reach Amarnath Cave. It takes around 30 kms trek to reach the Dham, this route contains the best facilitis in terms of camps and food stalls. Pahalgam route is the most preferred route by pilgrims. Know about Baltal Amarnath Route Here.

Q: What is the need of registration for Amarnath pilgrimage?
A: Due to the arduous nature of the Amarnath pilgrimage where the pilgrims have to cross steep cliffs and mountain passes, only 15000 pilgrims are allowed to partake in pilgrimage everyday for the 48-day long pilgrimage to Amarnath Cave shrine that starts on 2nd July 2016 and ends on 18th August 2016. This implies only 7,500 registrations are allowed for each Pahalgam and Baltal route. It is mandatory for all the pilgrims to register well before undertaking the Yatra. Check how and where to register for Amarnath Yatra.

Q: Are there any criteria to qualify for Amarnath Yatra registration?
A: Yes, there are few criteria for Amarnath Yatra registration. No one below the age of 13 years or above the age of 75 years is allowed for the pilgrimage. Also, no lady with more than six week’s pregnancy is allowed to register for the Yatra.

Q: Is there any Yatra Registration fee?
A: Yes, there is an application fee of Rs. 50/- for the 2016 Amarnath Yatra registration.

Q: Where do I go for registration for the Amarnath pilgrimage 2016?
A: One can get registration only at the designated bank branches identified by SASB throughout India. Only the designated Bank Branches spread all over India are the registration counters for the pilgrimage.

Q: Where can I find the list of designated bank branches for Amarnath Yatra registration?
A: The list of designated bank branches for Yatra Registration is made available online here:

Q: What are the documents required for the registration for Amarnath pilgrimage?
A: Every pilgrim has to submit an application form along with Compulsory Health Certificate (CHC) to obtain Yatra Permit for Shri Amarnath Yatra 2016.

Q: Where can I find the Amarnath Yatra registration form?
A: The registration form has been made available online by Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board (SASB) on their website: here

Q: What is the procedure for group registration for the Amarnath Yatra 2016?
A: Please view the guidelines for group registration for the Amarnath Yatra at:
http://www.jammu.com/shri-amarnath-yatra/registration-form.php#group

Q: What is a Compulsory Health Certificates (CHC)?
A: As the Amarnath Cave is locates an altitude of 14,000 feet, it involves exposure to extreme cold, low humidity, increased ultra violet radiations and reduced air pressure. Under these conditions, only physically fit are advised to apply for the Yatra Registration and this is the reason a Compulsory Health Certificates (CHC) is mandatory for each applicant. The Compulsory Health Certificates (CHC) format is also made available online at: http://shriamarnathjishrine.com/Yatra2016/CHC/CHC-YATRA%202016.pdf

Q: Where do I get the List of Authorised Institutions/ Doctors in my town or state to issue Compulsory Health Certificates (CHC)?          
A: List of Authorized Institutions / Doctors for issuing Compulsory Health Certificate (CHC) for different state in India is constantly updated and made available online at: http://www.jammu.com/shri-amarnath-yatra/latest-news.php#chc

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Published Date: May 8, 2016
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