• Beautiful View of Bharmour, Himachal Pradesh
    Beautiful View of Bharmour, Himachal Pradesh
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    Advance Hotel Booking for Manimahesh Yatra
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Manimahesh


Manimahesh Kailash TempleManimahesh Lake, also known as Dal Lake, popular for pilgrimage to lord Shiva. Manimahesh, is a high altitude lake with elevation of 4,080 meters or 13,390 feet situated close to the Manimahesh Kailash Peak in the Pir Panjal Range of the Himalayas, in the Bharmour subdivision of Chamba district of state Himachal Pradesh. The Manimahesh Kailash peak besides the lake is believed to be the home of lord Shiva. A rock formation in the form of a Shivling on this mountain is considered as the manifestation of lord Shiva.
 The snow field at the base of the mountain is known as playground of lord Shiva by local people. The route to Manimahesh is via Chamba, Bharmour and Hadsar. Motorable road goes till Hadsar. The rest of the path is 13 km of climb and  is covered by foot  besides the bank of Manimahesh Ganga, which originates from the Manimahesh Kailash peak. The name Manimahesh signifies a jewel (Mani) on Lord Shiva’s (Mahesh’s) crown. Local people claim that the moon-rays reflected from the jewel can be seen from Manimahesh Lake on clear full-moon nights (which is a rare occasion). Legend of Manimahesh According to one popular legend it is believed that Lord Shiva created Manimahesh after he married Goddess Parvati and performed penance on the banks of Manimahesh Lake.

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Manimahesh Yatra

Manimahesh Kailash TempleManimahesh Yatra is pilgrimage to Manimahesh Lake (4115m) situated at the base of Manimahesh Kailash Peak. Every year Manimahesh yatra is held from Janamastmi to Radhastami however people start visiting Manimahesh from May onwards. Visit to Manimahesh from Bharmour takes about 2-4 days. It is believed that on this occasion Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati take a bath in the Lake. Every year more than half a million people visit manimahesh lake to take holy bath and to see manimahesh kailash. Manimahesh Kailash Peak is believed to be home of Lord Shiva. Manimahesh Lake is at a distance of 27 km (13km by taxi and 13km by trek) from Bharmour. Many pligrims, who visit Manimahesh every year and locals often cover this distance Bharmour to Manimahesh in one day. However Manimahesh yatra is not considered complete without visit to Bharmani devi temple which is at a distance of 4 km from Bharmour. It is believed that it is necessary to take bath in Bharmani Devi pool to complete Manimahesh Yatra. Manimahesh lake and peak are considered sacred and it is said that no one has been able to climb to the Manimahesh Kailash Peak. People point out rock projections, human-like in appearance, and say that one is of a hermit and other of a shepherd, frozen stiff during their futile effort to reach the top.  A fair is held at Bharmour in August every year, providing a rare occasion to see and study the customs and rituals of the local people.

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Manimahesh Yatra 2013 Schedule

manimahesh yatra 2013 scheduleManimahesh Yatra 2013 Chota Snan – 28th  August (Janamastami)

Manimahesh Yatra 2013 Bada Snan – 12th September, 10:35 AM (Radhastami)

Every Year Manimahesh Yatra starts on Krishna Janma-asthami and Yatra ends on Radha Asthami.

Manimahesh yatra is considered one of the most important yatra as it is believed that Lord Shiva chose to stay mountain manimahesh kailash after marrying Godess Parvati at Mansarovar lake. Every year 6-7 lakhs of pligrims visit manimahesh kailash to take Lord shiva's blessings.

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Manimahesh Yatra by Helicopter 2013

Manimahesh Yatra Helicopter service 2013 available from 25th August to 20th september, 2013 

Manimahesh Yatra Helicopter Service: Helicopter service for Manimahesh yatra is available from Bharmour. It takes only 8 minutes from Bharmour to Gauri kund (Manimahesh) by helicopter. Travelers can opt to stay as long as they want at Manimahesh or Bharmour. Tickets can be booked according to desired period of stay at Bharmour or Manimahesh. Manimahesh Yatra is popular for taking holy bath in manimahesh lake, Manimahesh Kailash Darshan, Manimahesh Mani Darshan and Manimahesh Jyot Darshan. Official period of Manimahesh Yatra is from Janamashtami to Radhashtami but Pilgrims/tourists start visiting Manimahesh from May and keep on visiting until October. Best period to Visit Manimahesh is from June to Septemeber. Helicopter service is available only during official period of Manimahesh Yatra i.e. Janamashtami to Radhashtami.

Helicopter Service depends on weather condition as well as many other factors. Hence please don't put pressure on us for the reasons beyond our control. Please read this page carefully before calling us and for all the details. 

 Manimahesh yatra by helicopter 2013 

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Manimahesh Yatra Helicopter Ticket Prices

Flight Details

Cost/Person

Bharmour to Gauri Kund and Return

Rs. 7200*

Gauri Kund to Bharmour (One way)

Rs. 3600*

Bharmour to Gauri Kund (One way)

Rs. 3600*

Contact:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Ticket Booking at Hotel Bharmour View, Above HDFC Bank, Bharmani Road, Bharmour

*Official price of helicopter tickets is Rs. 6860 (both ways) and Rs. 3430 (One Way). We are charging commission of Rs. 340 for Return Tickets and Rs. 170 for one way tickets.

Please mail following details for helicopter package bookings: 
  1. Basic details of each passenger (Name, Age, Weight, Address)
  2. Date of flight
  3. Phone/mobile number
Documents required on arrival 
  1. Deposit receipt
  2. Photo ID proof

Manimahesh Yatra Helicopter package 1

Duration of the Tour: 03 Days / 02 Nights
Destinations: Bharmour – Bharmani Mata Temple- Bharmour - Gaurikund -Manimahesh Lake -Gaurikund - Bharmour
Package Cost: Rs. 10000 per person. Rs. 100/Kg extra if weight of person above 90kg - Children above 2 years old - Rs. 7500/Child (no extra room for children)

Day 1 : Bharmour – Bharmani Temple- Bharmour

Arrive at Bharmour and check in the hotel. Tour to Bharmani Mata Temple by taxi ( If bad weather then by trek of 4 km with guide). Bharmani Mata temple is mainly known for Goddess Bharmani Mata. When Lord Shiva went to Manimahesh Kailash he granted a boon to goddess Bharmani Devi that all persons intending to go on pilgrimage to Manimahesh must have a dip in their holy pool.  Dinner and overnight stay in Bharmour view hotel.
Day 2 : Bharmour – Gaurikund – Manimahesh – Bharmour
Early in the morning visit to famous historical Chaurasi Temple of Bharmour. After breakfast fly to Gaurikund by Helicopter and then trek to Manimahesh ( 1 Km without guide). Back to gaurikund by evening and fly back to Bharmour by helicopter. Stay at hotel Bharmour View.
Day 3 : Departure from Bharmour after Breakfast.

 

Manimahesh Yatra Helicopter package 2

Duration of the Tour: 02 Days / 01 Nights
Destinations: Bharmour – Bharmani Mata Temple- Chaurasi temple - Bharmour - Gaurikund -Manimahesh Lake -Gaurikund - Bharmour
Package Cost: Rs. 9000 per person. Rs. 100/Kg extra if weight of person above 90kg - Children above 2 years old - Rs. 7500/Child (no extra room for children)

Day 1 : Bharmour – Bharmani Temple- Bharmour
Arrive at Bharmour and check in the hotel. Tour to Bharmani Mata Temple by taxi ( If bad weather then by trek of 4 km with guide). Bharmani Mata temple is mainly known for Goddess Bharmani Mata. When Lord Shiva went to Manimahesh Kailash he granted a boon to goddess Bharmani Devi that all persons intending to go on pilgrimage to Manimahesh must have a dip in their holy pool.  Dinner and overnight stay in Bharmour view hotel.
Day 2 : Bharmour – Gaurikund – Manimahesh – Bharmour
Early in the morning visit to famous historical Chaurasi Temple of Bharmour. After breakfast fly to Gaurikund by Helicopter and then trek to Manimahesh ( 1 Km without guide). Back to gaurikund by evening and fly back to Bharmour by helicopter. Stay at hotel Bharmour View. Departure from Bharmour

 

Manimahesh Yatra Helicopter package cost includes:

 Accommodation in Hotels on double sharing Basis.
All meal on MAP basis (Breakfast and Dinner) during stay in Hotel
Transportation by Taxi.

 

Important Note:

Manimahesh Yatra Requires Registration - Download Registration form here

1) If Helicopter doesn't fly due to bad weather then Rs. 6800 will be refunded if passenger wishes after waiting for 24 horus.
 
2) If passenger would like to travel to manimahesh on the next day or later by helicopter then passengers will be charged at Rs. 1500/Person extra/ Day. 
 
3) If accomodation is not available in the hotel on next day then passenger will be shifted to another hotel/Guest house and will be charged at Rs. 1000/Person/Day
 
4) If passengers wish they can book the tour package with reserve day/days in advance by paying Rs. 1500/Person/day so they don't have to go through hassles of shifting hotel in bad weather (not refundable). 
 
Contact:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , +919816598140, +919816598130 
 
Deposit the booking amount in one of the following bank accounts for confirmation of booking 
HDFC Bank Details Punjab National Bank Details

State Bank of India Details

Pay to - Atul Kumar Thakur
Bank - HDFC Bank
Branch - Bharmour, District Chamba
IFSC Code - HDFC0002906
A/c Number - 50100009458211
Pay to - Amit Thakur
Bank - Punjab National Bank
Branch - Bharmour, District Chamba
IFSC Code - PUNB0056700
A/c Number - 0567000100052172
Pay to - Nitin Thakur
Bank - State Bank of India
Branch - Bharmour, District Chamba
IFSC Code - SBIN0013710
A/c Number - 20151085278

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Hotel Bharmour View Tariff from 15 August, 2013 to 15th September, 2013/ Night/ Room/ Couple (Extra person will be charged at 30% of the Room Charges)

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Hotel Bharmour View Tariff from 15 Aug to 15th Sept, 2013/ Night/ Room/ Couple (Extra person will be charged at 30% of the Room Rates)  

EP = Only Room, CP = Room+Breakfast, MAP = Room+Breakfast+Dinner

Room Type

EP

CP*

MAP* 

Standard Room

Rs. 1500

Rs. 1800

Rs. 2500

Semi-Deluxe Room

Rs. 2000

Rs. 2300

Rs. 3000

Deluxe Room

Rs. 2500

Rs. 2800

Rs. 3500

Super Deluxe Room

Rs. 3500

Rs. 3800

Rs. 4500

 *  Prices are for Vegetarian food only. Non-Vegetarian food can be ordered for extra charges.

Manimahesh Yatra Trek Packages

Manimahesh Yatra Trek Package July and August (1st July to 25th August 2013)

Duration of the Trek: 04 Days / 03 Nights
Destinations: Bharmour – Bharmani Mata Temple- Hadsar - Dancho - Gaurikund -Manimahesh Lake -Bharmour - Bharmour
Highest Point of the Trek: 4115 m.
Class: Moderate
Package Cost: Rs. 3500 per person. (minimum 2 persons)
Package cost for single person: Rs. 6000

Manimahesh Yatra Trek Package August and September (25th August to 14th Sepetember 2013)

Duration of the Trek: 04 Days / 03 Nights
Destinations: Bharmour – Bharmani Mata Temple- Hadsar - Dancho - Gaurikund -Manimahesh Lake -Bharmour - Bharmour
Highest Point of the Trek: 4115 m.
Class: Moderate
Package Cost: Rs. 5000 per person (min 2 persons) Cheaper rates for more than two people.

 

Taxi Fares to Bharmour and Manimahesh Yatra from Popular tourist Destinations 2013

Taxi fare from nearest Airports and Railway Stations

From 

To

Fare (one way)

Gaggal Airport Dharamshala

Bharmour 

Rs. 5000

Chakki Bank Railway sataion

Bharmour

Rs. 5500

Jalandher Railway Station

Bharmour

Rs. 7000

Amritsar Railway Station

Bharmour

Rs. 7000

Jammu Railway station

Bharmour

Rs. 7000

Jammu Airport

Bharmour

Rs. 7000

Dalhousie

Bharmour

Rs. 3500

Khajjiar

Bharmour

Rs. 2800

Chamba

Bharmour

Rs. 1800

Chandigarh 

Bharmour

Rs. 10000

Shimla

Bharmour

Rs. 11000

Manali

Bharmour

Rs. 10000

How to reach Bharmour by  Train 

The nearest railway terminal is situated in Chakki Bank railway station (CHKB) and Pathankot railway station (PTK) which  are at distance of 180kms from Bharmour. Taxis and Buses  are available from these railway stations to Bharmour.

How to reach Bharmour by Road 

Bharmour is well connected by roads with main cities of Himachal Pradesh like ChambaDalhousieDharamshala etc. It is 60kms from the city of Chamba and approximately 200 km from Dharamshala at a height of 2195 m above  sea level. Taxis and Buses are available. 

During Manimahesh Yatra HRTC provides special buses to Bharmour from Pathankot and other nearby Sations. Check Availablity of HRTC buses here

http://www.hrtc.gov.in/hrtctickets/Availability.aspx

 

How to reach Bharmour by Air

 

The closest airport is at Gaggal (Kangra) near Dharamshala which is 190 km from Bharmour. Buses and Taxis are available from Gaggal Airport to Bharmour. 

 

* TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR MANIMAHESH YATRA BY HELICOPTER 

  • The company reserve to itself the right, without assigning any reason, to cancel or delay the commencement or continuance of the flight or to alter the stopping place or to deviate from the route of the journey or to change the type of aircraft in use without thereby incurring any liability in damage or otherwise to the passengers or any other person on any ground whatsoever. The company also reserves to itself the refuse to carry any person whom it considers unfit to travel or who in the opinion of the company may constitute a risk to the aircraft or to the person on board.
  • If at any stage it is found that the aircraft with the booked load or passenger is overloaded the company will have the right to decide which passenger or article shall be offloaded and such decision shall be binding.
  • Check in baggage allowances for helicopter travel for adult /child is 5 kg. per head, cabin baggage and excess baggage are not allowed in helicopter flights.
  • Advance booking passengers will have priority over spot booked passengers.
  • The company reserves the right to cancel or delay its flight under circumstances beyond its control for example bad weather condition, technical defects and government regulation/orders/requirements etc. The liability of the company in such event shall be limited to full refund of fare amount.
  • In case of bad weather the flight got delayed or cancelled on the day of travel, passengers can claim of full refund only after waiting period of 24 hours( i.e. by next day) both for up and down journey. If passengers come down by foot on the same day, he will not be entitled to refund of down flight.
  • Cancellation fees of 25% of the air fare will be charged for the cancellation made 7 days prior to the date of travel.
  • Cancellation fees of 75% of the air fare will be charged for the cancellation made 48 hours day prior to the date of travel. 
  • No refund for the cancellation made less than 24 hours prior to the date of travel.
  • Passenger failing to report at the check in counter on the indicating reporting time and date will be charged 100% of fare as cancellation charges and such passengers will be treated as no show.

 

 

Manimahesh Lake Treks

Manimahesh Lake is not only popular for manimahesh yatra but also for its natural beauty and beautiful trails. Manimahesh Lake can be visited via different treks. Many travel enthusiasts visit manimahesh lake and enjoy trekking in beautiful mountains.

Manimahesh Lake Trek

Duration of the Trek: 04 Days / 03 Nights
Destinations: Bharmour – Hadsar - Dancho - Gaurikund -Manimahesh Lake -Bharmour - Bharmour
Highest Point of the Trek: 4115 m.
Best Season: May to October
Class: Demanding

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Manimahesh and Kamal Kund Glacier Trek

Duration of the Trek: 04 Days / 03 Nights
Destinations: Bharmour - Bharmani Temple - Hadsar- Dhancho - Sundrashi - Gaurikund -Manimahesh Lake -Kamalkund-Bharmour
Highest Point of the Trek: 4602 mts.
Best Season: May to October
Class: Demanding

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Manimahesh Parikrama Trek via Kartik Temple

Duration of the Trek: 08 Days / 07 Nights
Destinations: Bharmour - Bharmani Temple- Hadsar- Kugti - Kartik Temple - Manimahesh Lake – Gourikund - Dhancho - Hadsar - Bharmour
Highest Point of the Trek: 4748 mts.
Best Season: May to October
Class: Demanding

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Manimahesh Base Camp Trek

Duration of the Trek: 03 Days / 02 Nights
Destinations: Bharmour - Bharmani temple - Hadsar - Dhancho – Hadsar - Bharmour
Highest Point of the Trek: 3352 mts.
Best Season: April to October
Class: Demanding

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