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

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Do’s for the Yatris

  1. Do  carry   sufficient   woolen   clothing   as   the   temperature   maysometimes abruptly fall to below 5 degree Celsius.
  1. Do carry umbrella, wind cheater, raincoat, and waterproof shoes as theweather in the Yatra area is unpredictable.
  1. Do keep your clothes and eatables in a suitable water proof bag to avoidyour belongings getting wet.
  1. Do keep in your pocket a note containing the name / address, mobiletelephone number of any Yatri proceeding for Darshan on the same date as youare 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 youare separated from your group.
  1. On your journey home, you must leave the Base Camps along with all othermembers of your group.
  1. Do seek immediate assistance of the Police in case any member of yourgroup 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 piousmind.
  1. Do strictly follow the instructions issued by the Yatra Administration, from timeto time.
  1. For any assistance, contact SASB Camp Directors / nearest Yatra Control room.
  1. In case of any accident or emergent situation, immediately contact thenearest Camp Director / 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 beallowed to undertake 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’swebsite:  while  having  food  in  the Yatraarea.
  1. Pre-paid SIM Cards from other States shall not work in J&K and Yatraarea. Yatris can purchase pre-activated SIM Cards at the Base Camps of Baltaland Nunwan.
  1. Earth,  water,  air,  fire  and  sky  are  integral  parts  of  Lord  Shiva.

            Therefore respect the environment and do nothing whatsoever to pollutethe 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 toundertake the pilgrimage.
  1. Children below 13 years in age and elderly persons above the ageof 75 years shall not be permitted to undertake the pilgrimage.
  1. Don’t stop at places which are marked by warning notices. Walk only on thetracks.
  1. Don’t walk barefoot or be without woolen clothing at any time as thetemperature in the Yatra 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 theenvironment of the area.
  1. Do not bring with you any polythene material as its use is banned in J&K and is  punishable under law
  1. Avoid throwing coins, currency notes, decorative chunnis, brass lotas or anyother material towards 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 unpredictable weather conditions.
  1. Do not leave Panjtarni Camp towards Holy Cave after 3.00 PM as no darshanis allowed at Holy Cave after 6.00 PM.
  1. Please visit the website of the Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board and watch theinformative Video documentary to get familiarized with the difficulties to be facedon 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: