SHRI AMARNATHJI YATRA 2016
PUBLIC INTEREST MESSAGES [Do’s and Don’ts]
Do’s for the Yatris
1. Do carry sufficient woolen clothing as the temperature may
sometimes abruptly fall to below 5 degree Celsius.
2. Do carry umbrella, wind cheater, raincoat, and waterproof shoes as
the weather in the Yatra area is unpredictable.
3. Do keep your clothes and eatables in a suitable water proof bag to
avoid your belongings getting wet.
4. Do keep in your pocket a note containing the name / address, mobile
telephone number of any Yatri proceeding for Darshan on the same
date as you are doing, for emergency purposes.
5. Do carry your identity card / driving license and Yatra permit with you.
6. Do travel in a group, with porters / horses / ponies carrying your
7. Do ensure that all those comprising the group remain in your sight,
lest you are separated from your group.
8. On your journey home, you must leave the Base Camps along with
all other members of your group.
9. Do seek immediate assistance of the Police in case any member of
your group is missing. Also have an announcement made on the
Public Address System at the Yatra Camp.
10. Do help your fellow Yatris travelling with you and perform Yatra with a
11. Do strictly follow the instructions issued by the Yatra Administration,
from time to time.
12. For any assistance, contact SASB Camp Directors / nearest Yatra
13. In case of any accident or emergent situation, immediately contact
the nearest Camp Director / Mountain Rescue Teams (MRTs)
deployed at various locations.
14. The gates of Access Control at Domel and Chandanwari open at
05.00 am and close at 11.00 am. Reach the gates on time. No Yatri
shall be allowed to undertake pilgrimage after the closure of the Gate.
15. Free food facility is available in the entire Yatra area at the Langars.
16. Do follow the prescribed Food Menu available on the Board’s
website: www.shriamarnathjishri...om while having food in the
17. Pre-paid SIM Cards from other States shall not work in J&K and
Yatra area. Yatris can purchase pre-activated SIM Cards at the Base
Camps of Baltal and Nunwan.
18. Earth, water, air, fire and sky are integral parts of Lord Shiva.
Therefore respect the environment and do nothing whatsoever to
pollute the Yatra area.
Don’ts for the Yatris
1. For women Yatris: They must not wear sarees during the Yatra.
Salwar kameez, pant-shirt or a track suit is advisable.
2. Women who are more than 6 week pregnant shall not be allowed
to undertake the pilgrimage.
3. Children below 13 years in age and elderly persons above the
age of 75 years shall not be permitted to undertake the
4. Don’t stop at places which are marked by warning notices. Walk only
on the tracks.
5. Don’t walk barefoot or be without woolen clothing at any time as the
temperature in the Yatra area remains low and changes abruptly.
6. Don’t use slippers because there are steep rises and falls on the
route to the Holy Cave. Only wear trekking shoes with laces.
7. Don’t attempt any short cuts on the route as doing so is dangerous.
8. Don’t commence journey on an empty stomach. If you do so, you
may attract a serious medical problem.
9. Don’t do anything during the entire Yatra which could cause pollution
or disturb the environment of the area.
10. Do not bring with you any polythene material as its use is banned in
J&K and is punishable under law.
11. Avoid throwing coins, currency notes, decorative chunnis, brass lotas
or any other material towards the Shivlingam while having Darshans
at the Holy Cave.
12. Do not stay at Holy Cave overnight in view of high altitude and harsh
and unpredictable weather conditions.
13. Do not leave Panjtarni Camp towards Holy Cave after 3.00 PM as no
darshan is allowed at Holy Cave after 6.00 PM.
14. Please visit the website of the Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board and
watch the informative Video documentary to get familiarized with the
difficulties to be faced on the Yatra route.
15. In case of any query related to Yatra, please contact us at
01912503399 and 01912555662 (Jammu) 01942501679,
01942591821(Srinagar) and website: www.shriamarnathjishri...om.
1. The Pilgrimage to Holy Cave of Shri Amarnathji involves trekking at
altitudes as high as 14000 feet.
2. Yatris may develop High Altitude Sickness with following symptoms:
loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, fatigue, weakness, dizziness,
lightheadedness and difficulty in sleeping, visual impairment, bladder
dysfunction, bowl dysfunction, loss of coordination of movements,
paralysis on one side of the body, gradual loss of consciousness and
mental status changes, drowsiness, chest tightness, fullness,
congestion, fast breathing and increased heart rate.
3. If high altitude sickness is not treated timely, it may be lethal in a
matter of hours.
Do’s for prevention of High Altitude Sickness.
1. Do prepare for the Yatra by achieving Physical Fitness – it is
advisable to start a preparatory Morning/ Evening walk, about 4-5 km
per day, at least a month prior to the Yatra.
2. Start deep breathing exercise and Yoga, particularly pranayam for
improving oxygen efficiency of the body.
3. Do check with your physician prior to travelling to higher elevations, if
you have any existing pre-existing medical conditions.
4. Do walk slowly while ascending and take time to acclimatize-, relax
for a short while on steep inclines.
5. Do avoid exerting beyond your normal capacity.
6. Do take compulsory rest at various locations and ensure time logging
and take ideal walking time mentioned on the display boards while
moving towards next location.
7. Do check with your physician prior to taking any medications.
8. Do drink lots of water to combat dehydration and headaches – about
5 liters of fluid per day.
9. Do follow the prescribed food menu – available at Shrine Board’s
website, Shriamarnathjishrine.com – when having food in the Yatra
10. Do consume plenty of carbohydrates to reduce fatigue and prevent
low blood sugar levels.
11. Do bring portable oxygen with you as it is helpful in case you have
difficulty in breathing.
12. Do descend immediately to a lower elevation, if you start having
altitude illness symptoms.
13 In case there is any change in the status of your health after having
obtained Compulsory Health Certificate some weeks earlier, do
consult your doctor before embarking on the pilgrimage.
14. In case of any signs of high altitude sickness or any other discomfort,
immediately contact the nearest medical facility located at every 2
Don’ts for prevention of High Altitude Illness.
1. Don’t ignore the symptoms of high altitude illness.
2. Don’t drink alcohol, caffeinated drink, or smoke.
3. Don’t ascend any further if you have altitude illness. Instead, descend
immediately to an elevation where you can acclimatize.
4. Don’t accept everything a sick Yatri says since his/ her judgment is
Help line related to Amarnath Yatra
Pilgrims can also get yatra-related information from SASB website www.Shriamarnathjishri...om.
Booking of helicopter ticket
State / UT wise List of Doctors / Institution, authorised to issue Compulsory Health Certificate
Guidelines for onspot registration
This will give you an idea on expenses
For group registration
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