are advised not to pay more than the specified rates for either services or
their provisions. It is important to observe discipline on the trek and keep
moving slowly and steadily. Adhere to the instructions issued by the Yatra Officer
from time to time. Officials of the State Police, Health, Tourism, Food &
Supplies and other concerned Departments are deployed on duty to help the pilgrims.
You must also ensure that you are physically fit for the journey, and have yourself
medically examined. Remember that you have to cross Mahagunus pass which is
at an altitude of 14,000 feet above sea level.
Please ensure that ponies carrying your luggage and eatables remain with you
at all times. Also ensure that the Ponywalla, labourer or Dandiwalla is properly
registered and carries a token. You can get these alloted at fixed rates at
the base camps. Do not overstrain on steep gradients: do not relax at points
where there are warning notices; don't break traffic discipline or try to overtake
other on difficult stretches. Aged, infirm, ailing and insufficiently clothed
persons will not be permitted to proceed beyond Pahalgam.
Please ensure that you are physically and mentally fit to perform the journey
as the Yatra involves trekking at an altitude of 14, 000 ft. Have yourself medically
examined and certified fit for the journey and forward the medical certificate
to the registering authority designated for your area of residence.
2. Do carry sufficient heavy woolens including sweaters, (full as well as
half sleaved), drawers woolen trousers, gloves, monkey caps etc. other items
to be carried include wind cheater, light rain coat, a sleeping bag or blankets
or a set of bedding items water proof tent, a torch with sufficient batteries,
a walking stick with proper hand grip. Ladies are advised not go on the journey
in Saris, instead pants or salwar suits with drawers should be used.
3. Do carry some eatable like biscuits, candy, milk powder, sugar, assorted
dry fruits, honey and some tinned food with you. Also carry water bottle,
plastic plate, tumbler, Spoons, etc.
4. Ration and firewood quota has been especially arranged for you at all stations
enroute, against payment.
5. Make sure that the ponywalla, the labourer, the dandywalla is properly
registered and carries a token. You can get these allotted at fixed rates
by competent authority at the same camp.
6. Do ensure that ponies carrying your luggage and eatables etc. remain with
you all time, if you let them ramain behind you are likely to be unnecessarily
7. Do observe discipline on the trek and keep on moving slowly and steadily.
Adhere to the instructions issued by the Yatra Officer from time to time.
The officials of the Police, Tourism, Health, Food & Supplies and other
Departments are there to help you to perform the journey comfortably.
Do carry sufficient money to pay your accommodation at Pehalgam and at other
stations enroute to the Holy Cave and for meeting other personal requirements.
9. All medical facilities during the Yatra are free. However, do carry your
personal medical kit also.
10. Carrying/use of alcohol enroute the Yatra is strictly prohibited.
1. Do not overstrain on steep gradients.
2. Do not relax at points where there are warning notices.
3. Do not break traffic discipline or try to overtake others in difficult
stretches of the route.
4. Do not pay more than the prices/rates fixed for porters, ponies, dandies,
rations firewood, accommodation etc.
Aged, infirm, ailing, and insufficiently clothed persons will not be permitted
to proceed beyond Pehalgam. No Yatri will be allowed without a registration