Manimahesh Yatra by helicopter

manimahesh-lake.jpgThose not hardy enough to trek it to tranquil lake at the feet of the 5656 meter high Manimahesh Kailash peak, would be able to avail the chopper service. “We have given a no objection certificate for landing at the Gauri Kund helipad, which is just a kilometer short of the pilgrimage spot” said Pushpendra Rajput, deputy commissioner of Chamba.

“The helicopter route has obtained clearance from the Director General of Civil Aviation, at Delhi,” he said.

Rajput informed that last year about 4 lakh pilgrims had trekked it to Manimahesh. “Since then we have set up the Manimahesh Trust for overlooking all the arrangements of the yatra and more pilgrims that last year were expected this time,” he said. A helicopter flight, costing Rs 8000, would enable the pilgrim to part take in the customary bath at the holy lake on the same day which otherwise involved about a weeks trek.

Held sacred to Lord Shiva, the Manimahesh lake is at a 4080 meter altitude in the Budhil valley of Manimahesh ranges. The peak is regarded as one of the mythical abodes of Shiva.

Pilgrims have already started undertaking the yatra but and enough preparations have been made to oversee any exigencies, said Rajput. The whole route has been covered with wireless communications, medical camps complete with oxygen cylinders and staff is in place and arrangements for food and shelter have been made, he said. The ‘chari’ yatra will start on 13th September and culminate a week later, he informed. Trained mountaineers are being deployed all along the route to tackle any emergency situation. Road traffic beyond Bharmaur is regulated, said Rajput.

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  1. says: ashwani kumar

    i want the complete information regarding full and detail journey of manimahesh yatra . detail information should eqiped with date of journey place, towhome contact medical fitness required and total expanditure and all details of performing yatra for a person

    1. says: ASHWANIKUMAR

      ashwani kumar says:
      March 25, 2008 at 6:52 ami want the complete information regarding full and detail journey of manimahesh yatra . detail information should eqiped with date of journey place, towhome contact medical fitness required and total expanditure and all details of performing yatra for a person

      Reply

  2. says: dheeraj jaura

    i want a detail of yatra, and ways to reach there,
    how can i register myself for this yatra, and where.?
    if anyone knows about this then please call me on my num 09418494180, or can contact me at my e-mail.. [email protected]

  3. says: Divya Mahajan

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  4. says: Helen Premji

    Hello

    I like todo helicopter tour of char dham, please let me know how long does this take and cost for two adults.
    Planning to visit end of sep and beginning of Oct from Delhi.

    Also is there any medical checks you need before travelling by helicopter.

    Hope to here from you soon.

    Regards:
    Mrs H Premji

  5. says: komal

    i want to know that what would be route from delhi to manimahesh if i would like to go by helicopter? and also what would be the expence per person?
    and also the minimum age to go to such hight? and exact date and time of yatra?
    waiting for quick reply,
    komal.

  6. says: sourabh

    i want to know that what would be route from amritsar to manimahesh if i would like to go by helicopter? and also what would be the expence per person?
    and ? and exact date and time of yatra?
    waiting for quick reply,
    komal.

  7. says: Atul Thakur

    Hi Friends,
    I am giving details of pathankot-manimahesh
    You can reach pathankot by Air (plane) , train and bus. I don’t know about helicopter service and you may need to hire a personal helicopter.
    Pathankot-chamba -Bharmour-hudser around 200km (can be travelled by bus or hire taxi)
    pathankot-chamba (4-5 hrs) 120 km
    Chamba-Bhr(2-3hrs) 60 km
    Bhr-hudser(1hr) 13-15 km
    taxi can be a little faster (rates I dont know) .

    Hudser – Manimahesh (walking 14-16 km) tents available at different places and can be hired.
    Bharmour-Manimahesh by helicopter (around 8000 rs)
    Rooms can be hired from around 250-1200 rs per room
    sometime people charge around 200-300 per person
    not many hotels depends on availability. sometime rooms can be hired in houses also.
    very difficult to find accommodation if arrived at night
    this is some detail I could give. I am from Bharmour and can give practical information required. Can answer other queries by mail [email protected].
    Atul

    1. says: ajay

      Thax. for information about Shri Manimahesh yatra.
      i want to know that what is the ideal time for Manimahesh Yatra. Can we go in august. What will be the temprature there in august month.
      Ajay

  8. says: Hemant Pahuja

    Dear Jai Bhole Ki,

    The maniMahesh Yatra is going to starts on 2nd September 2010 on Krishan JanamAsthami and will ends on 15th September on Radha Asthami.

    Me going all alone from Delhi If anyone wants a company can contact as I had already been there last year.

    Kindly Contact +91 9818798718
    Me will be leaving Delhi on 7th September

    Warm Regards
    Hemant Pahuja
    +91 9818798718

  9. says: amit singla

    i want to go to manimahesh yatra with my family by halicopter . please send me detail of package

  10. says: Anna

    MANI MAHESH YATRA BY HELICOPTER

    Manimahesh Lake is situated at 27 Kms from Bharmour at the altitude of 13390 Feet in the foot of Manimahesh Kailash. Lord Shiva is believed to reside on this snow-covered mountain. The lake and peak are considered sacred and a fair called as Manimahesh fair (Manimahesh Yatra) is held at the lake every year in the month of August and September; the Yatra starts from Janamastami and end on Radhastami every year. It is believed that on this occasion both Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati gets the bath in the Lake. For this holy moment lacks of peoples comes here from the country and abroad to take holy dip in the Manimahesh Lake. Providing a rare occasion to see and study the customs and rituals of the local peoples.

    For this holy dip in the Lake many people’s follow 14 Kms trekking route from Bharmour to Manimahesh. But all of devotees are not able to trek this gradual and steep access and miss their dream to take dip in the sacred Manimahesh Lake and glorious glimpse of Manimahesh Kailash. So don’t disappoint Anna Adventures & Tours Bharmour is providing a facility of helicopter service with the help of a private company to the devotee of lord Shiva who are not able to trek this 14 Kms gradual and steep access to Manimahesh Lake.

    So book your helicopter tickets in advance to avoid any botheration during Yatra. The facility of Helicopter services is only available from Janamastami to Radhastami every year. Anna Adventure & Tours Bharmour is providing special packages for this Yatra. We provide all of your necessity like lodging in Hotel, ponies, porters, traveling guide, tents at Dhancho, Gourikund and Manimahesh Lake and meal etc.

    for more detail please login following link
    http://www.bharmourtreks.com/manimahesh_yatra_by_helicopter.php

  11. says: SURAJ VERMA

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    August 15, 2011 – 3:34 am
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  12. says: Amrik Panesar

    Manimahesh Kailash also known as Chamba Kailash, which stands towering high over the Manimahesh Lake, is believed to be the abode of Lord Shiva. It is located in the Bharmour subdivision of the Chamba district in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. The peak is 26 kilometres from Bharmour in the Budhil valley. It is one of the major pilgrimage sites in Himachal Pradesh.

    Manimahesh Lake is situated at the foot of Manimahesh Kailash. Lord Shiva is believed to reside on this snow-covered mountain. The lake and peak are considered sacred and a fair called as Manimahesh fair (Manimahesh Yatra) is held at the lake each and every year in the month of August and September. The Yatra held from Janamastmi to Radhastami each and every year. It is believed that on this occasion both Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati gets the bath in the Lake. For this holy moment lacks of peoples comes from the country and abroad to take holy bath in the Manimahesh Lake

    Manimahesh Kailash has not been successfully summitted by mountaineers and is thus a virgin peak.There are several mythical legends narrated on the sanctity of this peak and the lake at its base. In one popular legend, it is believed that Lord Shiva created Manimahesh after he married Goddess Parvati. According to a local myth, Lord Shiva is believed to reside in Manimahesh Kailash. A rock formation in the form of a Shivling on this mountain is considered as the manifestation of Lord Shiva. The snow field at the base of the mountain is called by the local people as Shiva’s Chaugan (play field).

    It is also believed that Manimahesh Kailash is invincible as no one has so far scaled it, in spite of claims to the contrary and the fact that much taller peaks have been scaled, including Mount Everest. According to one legend, a local tribe, a Gaddi, tried to climb along with a herd of sheep and is believed to have been turned into stone along with his sheep. The series of minor peaks around the principal peak are believed to be the remnants of the shepherd and his sheep. Another legend narrated is that a snake also attempted to climb the mountain but failed and was converted into stone. Devotees believe that that they can view the peak only if the Lord wishes so. Bad weather covering the peak with clouds is also explained as displeasure of the Lord.

    Shree Manimahesh Travels always strive to provide comfortable trekking experience during their pilgrimage camping and trekking journey to Lord Shiva.

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