How to book Pawan Hans helicopter to Kedarnath?

I plan to visit Kedarnath using Kedarnath helicopter service of Pawan Hans. Grateful if anyone can provide detailed information on Where to book, fare for Kedarnath helicopter tour and Operational months
asked May, 2012 by anonymous

Pawan Hans Kedarnath Helicopter Tour

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Booking Procedure for Kedarnath Helicopter Yatra

  • Call Pawan Hans on 011-24652878 and make a tentative booking.
  • If you cannot get thru to the number, send an email to kedarnath(at)pawanhans.co.in
  • Mention passengers wishing to travel and date of travel
  • Indicate whether you wish to return back same day or stay overnight at Kedarnath
  • Pawan Hans will then reply indicating whether there is a seat available and the bank account to which you can transfer the amount

Months of Operation:
May to June 20th and from Sept.10 to Oct. 31
They do not operate Kedernath helicopter tour in other months as weather is unfavorable. In the months they operate, onward flights are available at 6:30 am, 8:10 am, 9:40 am and at 11:10 am

Helicopter Charges :
Rs. 7347 per person for round trip.
This excludes Rs.1,100 to be paid for special darshan at Kedarnath
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Contact numbers to book helicopter tour from Pawan Hans
Phata : 01364-265325; Augustmuni :01364-256825; Delhi : 011-24652878
Mobile : 9868123667 / 668

Pawan Hans operates Kedarnath helicopter service from Phata and Agustmuni
Augustmuni is 17 Kms from Rudraprayag, while Phata is further up north at 14 Kms from Gupt Kashi.

Online Booking
Pawan Hans has official booking site at

https://booking.pawanhans.co.in/web/ta/home.aspx
That was not operational for Kedarnath booking at time of writing this post.

Other Information
Passengers can only carry one hand baggage on helicopter flight.
Using Kedarnath helicopter service, the advantage is you can reach Badrinath by night after darshan of Kedarnath.

Pawan Hans uses a 5-seater helicopter for the tour. Helicopter ride is only for 20 minutes one way.
Darshan needs to be completed in 1.5 hours and hence you need to buy special darshan tickets. If you wish to stay overnight take the last flight to Kedarnath and return by first flight next day (6:55 AM)

answered May, 2012 by HappyintheHills
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