Amarnath Cave - Baltal
On the early next day at little distance from Panchtarni is the Holy cave.
A buzzing market around the area of the Amarnath cave can be spotted here you can deposit your luggage to enter the Holy cave since Bags or gadgets are not allowed inside the Amarnath cave
After a long queue We saw the legendary ice shivling for a few seconds and headed out of the cave.
We returned through the shorter Amarnath yatra route via Baltal.
This is a straight path, with a steady ascent on the way to the cave. The base camp of Baltal is 14 km from the Amarnath cave. Thankfully we managed to return on the same day to base camp and rested at Baltal for the night.
that was truly a lifetime experience then we headed back to srinagar and explored Gulmarg and Sonmarg then returned back to chennai with lots memories and stories to share with friends and Family.
There are two ways, If you want to go from Baltal route it is 14 kms one side(you can return on the same day if you are fit) & if you want it from Pahalgam it is 28 kms one side and it'll take 3 -4 days for completing the one way journey depending on the weather. And you can see the glaciers or nature from Pahalgam route. It is totally depends on you from which route do you want to go.
The bhandaras (langars) are present along the trekking route and they provide a variety of food free of cost. They cook rice, roti, curries, idlis, dosas, and even Noodles Refreshments are available and they also offer dry fruits and chocolates on your way out. Water is available enough for everyone, and you will even get hot water and Chai at every langers.
Tented Accommodations available at Sheshnag and Panchtarni at aroun 300rs to 400rs per person.
Things to note:
Carry Clothes For The Chilly Weather and unexpected heavy rains.
Good raincoat and warm clothes are compulsory that covers your complete body.