Now on third day yatra was delayed due to landslide in some area. Around 6 am we started our yatra. From pantjarni to holy cave distance is 6 km.
Out of 6 km half way we had to ascend and half way we had to descend. In the morning the the scenery was awesome because half of the mountain was covered with sun light and half was not.This scene is difficult to describe in words.
Last approximately 2 km path to holy cave was covered with snow so one has to walk carefully. And before crossing the bridge there is horse stop from where no horses are allowed and also many prasad shops are there. We stopped at prasad shop just before the bridge. They kept our baggage free of cost because we purchased prasad from there. They also provided bath facility at the charge of 50 rs for one hot water bucket.
After that we started the final phase of yatra to reach holy cave. There are many shops on the way from where you can buy photos, bracelet and many other things related to lord shiva.
Before reaching holy cave we crossed approximately 100-150 ladders and deposited our shoes on one shoe deposit facility.
When we entered the holy cave the feeling was divine and we forget all tiredness. Its like getting moksha when you entered holy cave and saw shivling.
The main shivling area was covered with jaali so had to watch from distance.
We also saw two pair of pigeons (normal grey pigeons, not white).
After darshan we spend few minutes there.Feeling can't be described in words after darshan of shivling.
After that we reached the shop where we deposited our baggage but suddenly heavy rain started to we had to halt at shop around one hour.
When rain stopped we started our journey to baltal base camp which was around 14 kilometre.
That day we had to face rain whole day so the baltal route was very muddy and slippery so we had to walk very slowly and carefully. Baltal route is very narrow and not full of scenery like pehelgaam route. After 10 hours walk we reached baltal base camp and rented a tent for four persons (charge 400 rs). Last 2 kilometre we covered using horses instead of walking due to rain and utter darkness on the way.
Next day early in the morning i started my journey to jammu alone because my three friends who met me during yatra wanted to go to srinagar but i was not ready because on 13 July there was also strike in srinagar.
I took shared cab(sumo) and the price was 1100 rs per person.
Cab took around 11 hours to reach jammu and during journey to Jammu cab crossed two tunnels one is jawahar tunnel(banihal tunnel) which is 2.9 km long and second is chenani nashri tunnel(patnitop tunnel) which is 9.28 km long and inaugurated on 2 april 2017 and it is the country first and world's sixth tunnel with a transverse ventilation system.
After reaching jammu luckily i got next day train ticket through current booking.
I took dormitory just outside the railway station(price 150 rs).
In the morning started my journey to my home town via train.
Amarnath ji yatra is like life changing experience because it test your stamina, willpower.
I have seen person without legs and he completed his yatra using his hands only.
This yatra taught that never give up in any condition and finally you will reach your destination.
Some divine energy in the environment always help you to complete yatra even if you feel like you can't walk single step.
Two things i didn't like during yatra-
One is local ponywalas push you intentionally and they try hard to irritate you and second many langar don't allow local ponywalas and local person to eat in langar, why?
Langar is for seva or to serve other and local persons are also human being so why they are treated differently.
SUGGESTION- if you want to enjoy nature beauty then always select pehelgaam route and do not opt for horse because they don't stop on the way so you will not get photography chance and you can't stop at any point even if you want to stop.
I hope this trip report will help some persons.
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HERE I CAN SAY PATH TO HOLY CAVE IS AS BEAUTIFUL AS DESTINATION.