Do Dham Yatra By Private Charter Helicopter
THE DODHAM TOUR:
Including the two most sanctified and popular holy places in India- Kedarnath dham & Badrinath dham, is the most requisition packages.
Dehradun → Kedarnath → Badrinath →
HOTELS USED :
- DEHRADUN: Hyatt Centric/ Lemon Tree or Similar
- GUPTKASHI: Turia Heli Resort / Kedar Paradise Resort/Tail Wind Resort or Similar
- BADRINATH: Sarovar Portico Badrinath / Snow crest/Lords/similar
Day 1: ARRIVAL AT DEHRADUN
The tour commences with pick up facility from Dehradun Airport/ Dehradun Railway Station, a day prior to the Do Dham yatra departure and drop to a hotel in Dehradun where an overnight stay and dinner awaits you.
Day 2: DEHRADUN – KEDARNATH
We start the day by an early morning take off from the Sahastradhara Helipad Dehradun by 10 A.M. towards Phata/Guptkashi/Sirsi.
Due to Government regulations, we would be changing helicopter to other helicopter at Guptkashi/Sirsi/Phata which will fly you to Kedarnath helipad and back. Temple is approximately 500meters away from the helipad andwill take approx.15 minutes to reach. Special VIP darshan slips for your darshan at the temple are arranged by us.
After the Divine Darshan the passengers will be shuttled back to Phata/Sirsi/Guptkashi. The group’s exotic lunch & dinner at Hotel with overnight stay.
Day 3: GUPTKASHI – BADRINATH
We will start the day by an early morning take off from Phata/Sirsi/Guptkashi helipad to Badrinath helipad by 11 am in the morning.
After arrival at Badrinath helipad, pick up will be provided and the group will proceed for lunch. After Lunch, enjoy your sightseeing to Mana village, the last border of India. Evening Darshan at Badrinath temple will be arranged. The group would thenenjoy overnight stay and dinner at Hotel.
Day 4: BADRINATH – DEHRADUN
Pickup will be provided from Badrinath helipad for your return journey to Dehradun Airport /Dehradun Railway Station. Arrival at Dehradun by approx 2 PM shall mark the end of this divine Helicopter trip of yours.
NOTE:- *All time and schedule mentioned are tentative, in order to understand Dodham flying routine. It can be rescheduled as per condition prevailing at time of flying.
This is the end of the Dodham yatra.
- To & from airport transfers in Dehradun with complimentary night stay in a Luxury hotel/resort on twin sharing basis with dinner.
- Helicopter flying services by helicopter from Dehradun helipad to the Kedarnath ji, Badrinath ji & back.
- Ground handling staff in all locations. VIP Darshan at Kedarnath & Badrinath. Kedarnath ji shuttle services.
- Vehicle cost at Badrinath.
- Night stay at Badrinath Hotel or similar on twin sharing basis with all meals.
- Sightseeing to Mana Village, Badrinath.
- Helicopter handling and landing charges.
- Inclusive of GST.
- Shayan Aarti (on special request & additional payment basis).
- Additional Night stay due to bad weather
- 5% GOVT Service Tax.
- Cost of Pony rides, Palki, Dollies tips etc
- Any meals other than those specified in ‘Cost Includes’.
- Expenses of personal nature such as tips, telephone calls, laundry.
- Porterage during trekking.
- Entrance fees during sightseeing.
- Any item of personal nature like Telephone, Tips, Donations At Temples, Extended Stay or Travelling due to any reason.
- Travel insurance
- Personal expenses of the clients or any other expenses incurred due to bad weather, road closure, landslides etc. and anything not specified in cost include.
- Once Booked 25% of the Total Package Cost is Non Refundable.
- 40% cancellation charge of the total package cost, if cancelled between 30 to 60 days before arrival.
- 60% cancellation charge of the total package cost if cancelled between 20 to 29 days before arrival.
- 100% cancellation Charges applicable if cancelled between 0 to 19 days before arrival.
GUIDELINES / TERMS & CONDITIONS
Chardham / Do Dham / Ek Dham Heli-tours are booked as per desired departure date ex-Dehradun / Haridwar, however, passengers are advised to arrive one day prior to the yatra date to be on time and get all briefing done prior journey. A complimentary one-night stay with Dinner at Dehradun is provided on the arrival date and the helicopter tour commences on day 02 from Dehradun. We strongly advise pilgrims to keep one reserve day after the completion of the yatra to cater for any lost day during the yatra owing to bad weather etc.
This is a daily fixed departure helicopter tour and all departure timings for each destination are pre-planned,mostly early morning. Therefore, passengers must ensure to leave the hotel as per the scheduled estimated time of departure each day of the tour, or else the delayed or No show shall be treated as cancelled without any refund.
·Helicopter Weight Limitation
The maximum weight capacity of the helicopter is 450 kgs (excluding baggage weight). Passengers are taken on board depending upon the load, weather, temperature conditions, etc and the pilot’s call will be final. The total weight of all passengers on board must be within limit. Hence, passengers are required to provide us with their exact weights with heavy clothes at the time of booking to shuffle passengers between helicopters to maintain the right weight of the helicopter for safe flying.
Only one baggage weighing a maximum of 5 kg is allowed per passenger. Guests are not permitted to carry suitcases or any other bags in the helicopter due to size constraints of boot space in a helicopter. Therefore, only duffle/handbags are to be carried on the tour. In view of helicopters’ limited weight-carrying capacity, operators reserve the right to shuffle passengers between helicopters to manage the right weight for safe flying in the hills. Therefore, passengers traveling together may not be accommodated in the same helicopter flight at times on way to the same destination
·Flight Safety & Discipline
The operator reserves the legal right to deboard passengers, who are unruly, abusive, intoxicated, sick, mentally unfit or whose boarding is deemed unsafe for the flight. No refund shall be applicable to such passenger(s).
Perfect load factor is always maintained by helicopters while flying over mountains for safety reasons and is more adhered to commercial flying. 75 kgs per passenger is the prescribed average weight of a passenger along with their handbags while flying within a group of 06 or fewer.
·Passengers weighing above 75Kgs will be charged Rs 2000 per Kg over and above 75 Kgs.
·We confirm the full helicopter booking only after receiving weights from passengers and by maintaining the weight below 450 kgs per helicopter.
·We shall enforce deboarding of passenger/s without any refund if actual weight exceeds much beyond the weights conveyed during booking or shall be allowed boarding after paying applicable extra weight charges. In such excess weight scenarios, the final call shall be of the helicopter pilot.
·From Phata to Kedarnath, the passengers will be divided in different helicopters depending on the weight and balance of helicopter. The passengers will be requested to maintain the same arrangement till the end of the trip for all safety reasons.
Guests are strongly advised to disclose the accurate body weight with clothes/shoes/ handbags on at the time of booking and any major variation might lead to the unfortunate deboarding of such passenger without any refund. The Pilot & the operation crew of the aviation crew shall have the final call on the same.
·Single Person Supplement
The pilgrims are charged per seat basis on a double/twin accommodation sharing basis at all destinations and the separate single occupancy room if any, shall be chargeable @ INR 25,000/- per Person for Do Dham 3 Nights / 4 Days (tax inclusive) over & above the package cost.
·Infant / Senior Citizen Policy
Children below 02 years are treated as infants and are accommodated free of charge along with guardians. For verification of the age of the child, ID proof/birth certificate shall be checked before boarding. Children above 02 years flying by helicopters are considered adults as per DGCA SOP and are thus charged at par with an adult. Moreover, there are no provisions for any discount for senior citizens.
·Hotels / Charges
Hotels at all destinations except Dehradun are non-star category but are the best available as of date with all amenities including Western Commode, cozy mattresses & hot running water. The package includes the accommodation in twin/double sharing & meals (Non-Onion Non-Garlic) only for the nights mentioned in the final itinerary and any extension beyond the same due to any reason whatsoever, shall be chargeable to the guests on an actual/ direct basis by the hotel.
Any extras apart from the meals prescribed in the itinerary will be borne by the passengers directly. Also, the company will not be responsible for any change in the restaurants/hotel by the customer.
Expenses made towards any new inclusion in the itinerary (in the form of newly added sightseeing destination) not mentioned previously in the original itinerary list will be chargeable on actual basis.
Carrying of Aadhar card is a must for an Indian, whereas a passport shall be necessary in the case of foreign nationals &NRI.
Network connectivity at Harshil & Badrinath is poor and BSNL & Jio are the main telecom services active in the region.
All temples in the Chardham sector are located at a high altitude of about 10,000 feet and thus the passengers are advised to consult their doctor before commencing the journey and not to forget to carry their personal medication as prescribed. However, the Government of Uttarakhand shall be operating local medical centers’ at Chardham Circuit to attend to any medical emergencies.
Guests are advised to carry heavy woolen because the temperature drops drastically during the night. There are no set guidelines for clothing to be worn within temple premises, but the formal clothing should be comfortable &trekking friendly.
·COVID Travel Guidelines
COVID-19 protocols shall be followed by the passengers and the operator as well as per prevailing government guidelines. Boarding can be denied to the passengers without refund if found not adhering to the same.
30 % of the tour package shall be paid in advance to get confirmation of the booking by official mail and approximately 70% is to be paid 30 days prior to the yatra date. The full payment is to be made 15 days prior to the date of yatra ex-Dehradun (or any other helicopter base). Any delay in payment on the due date shall invite the cancellation of the booking without any refund. Passengers shall not be permitted to board or commence the tour unless full & final payment of the tour is made on the due dates.
The cancellation and refund policies are drafted after having carefully catered to the different policies of all aviation companies operating
Chardham helicopter tours within Uttarakhand. The cancellation fee is charged to compensate for the loss of seats and revenue due to sudden cancellations resulting in empty or throw-away cost-priced seats on the entire tour. Full refund minus 15% of the tour cost (Services and flight management charges) shall only be applicable if the entire tour gets cancelled due to bad weather/International/ National / State emergencies or force majeure reasons.
Request for replacing passenger or rescheduling the booking shall be entertained subject to suitability of body weight and the availability of seats but only after payment of 20% extra of the tour cost. No refund shall be applicable if the request for rescheduling/replacing is not processed owing to different reasons within 24 Hrs from its first official notification and the pilgrims don’t wish to fly on previously reserved dates with original passengers.
Cancellation – COVID-19 / National – State Emergency
In case passenger(s) test COVID positive or the yatra gets terminated by the government or any National or State emergency is imposed, there shall be no refunds applicable beyond the refund policies mentioned above. However, passengers shall be provided with a credit voucher against the amount (Applicable refund minus service and flight management charges @ 15% of total cost), which shall remain valid for one year from its issuance and can be utilized against any other helicopter tours or charter services by the passengers or any of their friends/relatives.
Bad Weather & Force Majeure Disclaimer
·Safe flying in hills is subject to many Force Majeure factors like bad weather, delayed Air Traffic Clearances / Permissions, VVIP movements, valley flying by Indian Air Force (NOTAM), a sudden
occurrence of technical snag in aircraft, illness to flying crew or even delayed reporting by the passengers at the helipads. Therefore, passengers must be prepared to face any eventuality in such scenarios and cooperate with the crew & operator.
·In case of postponement or cancellation of flight owing to factors mentioned above, the operator & crew shall reserve the sole right to plan a new itinerary keeping in the mind the safety of the machine & passengers. The guests shall be applicable for a due refund for the unutilized services as per the refund/cancellation policy in such circumstances.
·The new arrivals at Dehradun shall have priority over the layover passengers and they shall fly as scheduled, however, the layover passengers shall have options either to continue with the original tour on the next available date, shift to any other tour being operated or cancel the tour completely adhering cancellation/ refund policy.
·In case guests cannot visit any Dham due to bad weather, the company shall refund proportionate money considering the missed services and helicopter journey. The applicable amount would be refunded through the banking network and that would take some time.
Disputes- Disputes as to legality, interpretation, application, or performance of service or any of its terms and conditions shall be governed by the laws of Uttar Pradesh Jurisdiction.