Amarnathji Yatra :Dos and Don’ts for the Yatris

By | March 17, 2016

Shri Amarnathji Yatra 2016

 Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board has also issued following Dos and Don’ts for the Yatris: 

Do’s for the Yatris

  1. Do  carry   sufficient   woolen   clothing   as   the   temperature   may sometimes abruptly fallto below 5 degree Celsius.
  1. Do carry umbrella, wind cheater, raincoat, and waterproof shoes as the weather in the Yatraarea is unpredictable.
  1. Do keep your clothes and eatables in a suitable water proof bag to avoid your belongingsgetting wet.
  1. Do keep in your pocket a note containing the name / address, mobile telephone number ofany Yatri proceeding for Darshan on the same date as you are doing, for emergency purposes.
  1. Do carry your identity card / driving license and Yatra permit with you.
  1. Do travel in a group, with porters / horses / ponies carrying your luggage.
  1. Do ensure that all those comprising the group remain in your sight, lest you are separatedfrom your group.
  1. On your journey home, you must leave the Base Camps along with all other members ofyour group.
  1. 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.
  1.  Do help your fellow Yatris travelling with you and perform Yatra with a pious mind.
  1. Do strictly follow the instructions issued by the Yatra Administration, from time to time.
  1. For any assistance, contact SASB Camp Directors / nearest Yatra

Control room.

  1. In case of any accident or emergent situation, immediately contact the nearest CampDirector / Mountain Rescue Teams (MRTs) deployed at various locations.
  1. 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 toundertake pilgrimage after the closure of the Gate.

  1. Free food facility is available in the entire Yatra area at the Langars.
  1. Do follow  the  prescribed  Food  Menu  available  on  the  Board’s website:  while  having  food  in  the Yatra area.
  1. Pre-paid SIM Cards from other States shall not work in J&K and Yatra area. Yatriscan purchase pre-activated SIM Cards at the Base Camps of Baltal and Nunwan.
  1. 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.

  1. Women who are more than 6 week pregnant shall not be allowed to undertake thepilgrimage.
  1. Children below 13 years in age and elderly persons above the age of 75 years shallnot be permitted to undertake the pilgrimage.
  1. Don’t stop at places which are marked by warning notices. Walk only on the tracks.
  1. Don’t walk barefoot or be without woolen clothing at any time as the temperature in theYatra area remains low and changes abruptly.
  1. Don’t use slippers because there are steep rises and falls on the

route to the Holy Cave. Only wear trekking shoes with laces.

  1.  Don’t attempt any short cuts on the route as doing so is dangerous.
  1. Don’t commence journey on an empty stomach. If you do so, you may attract a serious medical problem.
  1. Don’t do anything during the entire Yatra which could cause pollution or disturb the environment of the area.
  1. Do not bring with you any polythene material as its use is banned in J&K and is  punishableunder law
  1. Avoid throwing coins, currency notes, decorative chunnis, brass lotas or any other materialtowards the Shivlingam while having Darshans at the Holy Cave.
  1. Do not stay at Holy Cave overnight in view of high altitude and harsh and unpredictableweather conditions.
  1. Do not leave Panjtarni Camp towards Holy Cave after 3.00 PM as no darshan is allowed atHoly Cave after 6.00 PM.
  1. Please visit the website of the Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board and watch the informativeVideo documentary to get familiarized with the difficulties to be faced on the Yatra route.
  1. In  case  of  any  query  related  to  Yatra,  please  contact  us  at

01912503399     and     01912555662     (Jammu)     01942501679,

01942591821(Srinagar) and website:

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