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Char Dham Registrations – How to Register for Chardham Yatra in 2021

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Earlier since 2014, after the Kedarnath Flood, Uttarakhand government had done Photometric/ Biometric Registration of devotees mandatory who are visiting the Uttarakhand State for the Char Dham Yatra . It is done by issuing Photometric/ Biometric cards after registration. The registration was being easily done online or at various Photometric/ Biometric Registration Counters at many destinations on Char Dham Yatra route.

Now in 2021, it is compulsory to have Chardham Yatra e-Pass for every tourist for Char Dham Yatra. Yatra ePass is one like Photometric/ Biometric registration which can be get after registration online/ offline.

Note : Latest update about Yatra e-Pass/ Photometric Registration such as its starting dates, counter, how to do online Yatra ePass/ Photometric Registration will be updated here. Keep checking for updates.

Registrations for Char Dham – Yatra ePass for 2021

Chardham Yatra Registration on Smart City Portal (not epass) is Compulsory for all the devotees who are interested to go for Chardham yatra 2021. Chardham Yatra Registration is also known as Yatra epass, Yathra Permits, Registration Cards.

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Earlier the state government has made arrangements for mandatory Chardham Yatra e-Pass/  Photometric registration of the all the visitors. Now registration in Smart City Portal is compulsory (not epass). Also, each of the visitors could be tracked with a GPS-based monitoring system so that tourist flow can be check for a particular Dham and this will be help to make their journey safe as regular updates will be recorded for their location whether they are going for pilgrimage, adventure or Leisure holidays. Pilgrims can also avail special facilities by government such as food and lodging using Chardham Yatra Registration Card.

Advantages of Chardham Registration – Smart City Portal

  • Special Registration Card/ Yatra Card will issue to pilgrim after Photometric registration
  • Registration card/ Yatra Card will help in tracking en-route pilgrims
  • Pilgrims can avail government services like food & lodging using registration card/ Yatra Card

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Chardham Yatra Photometric Registration Counters Locations in Chardham Yatra 2021

Pilgrims who have not done online registration and doesn’t have online Yatra Card, they could make Yatra Card enroute Chardham Yatra at registration counters.

Note: These offline centres may get closed sometimes. Do prefer online Chardham Yatra registration at Smart City Portal.

Place in Chardham Yatra Registration Counter Location
Haridwar Railway Station
Haridwar Pandit Dindayal Upadhyay Parking
Rishikesh Roadways Bus Stand
Rishikesh Hemkund Gurudwara
Janki Chatti Janki Chatti
Gangotri Gangotri
Guptkashi Guptkashi
Phata Phata
Sonprayag Sonprayag
Kedarnath Kedarnath
Pandukeshwar Pandukeshwar
Govindghat Govindghat
Uttarkashi Hina
Uttarkashi Dobata

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How To Do Online Registrations for Char Dham Yatra 2021?

To getaway from long waiting lines of offline/ manual registrations lines at counters pilgrims can easily register ONLINE HERE now. Pilgrims all need an email, mobile number, one of Id Proof such as Aadhar Number, Voter ID number, PAN number, Passport or Driving License and most importantly either RTPCR/TrueNat/CBNAAT/RAT COVID Negative test report taken within past 72 hrs(from starting date of yatra) or Double Vaccination Certificate.

Steps to do Char Dham Yatra Online Registration/ Yatra e-Pass

Step 1 : The very first step for Chardham pilgrims is to visit the Chardham Yatra Registration/ Yatra ePass website . You will reach a webpage like below.

Chardham Registration - Yatra ePass Official Website

Step 2 : Now click on Register ‘Here’ to get below Chardham Yatra 2021 Online Registration T&C page. Click on checkbox to Agree & Accept with T&C. This page also list the latest Chardham Yatra Guidelines. Do read to understand what is needed for Chardham Yatra ePass registration.

Chardham Registration - Yatra ePass T&C

Step 3 : Now a online form asking for Personal Details as Head of Group is open. Each of the fields are mandatory.

Kindly note that for a single Chardham season, only one Yatra e-Pass can be generated using one AADHAR (UID). Kindly keep ready, a scan copy of photo id proof (AADHAR) and address proof in *.jpg, *.png format. The size of scan copy must be between 10kb to 150kb. A vaild Indian mobile number is required for OTP verification. Kindly make each and every entry carefully. Once permit generates, no further changes are allowed.

Chardham Registration - Yatra ePass Personal Details Form

Step 4 : Now Chardham Online Registration System will verify the registration through OTP verification which would received on mobile and email. Complete the OTP verification and click on Submit button.

Chardham Yatra ePass OTP Verification

Step 5 : Now a Group Members addition for open. Along with Photo ID number, Covid Negative Report or Double Vaccination Report is need to upload. Click on Verify & Proceed button.

Chardham Registration - Yatra ePass Group Members Form

Step 6 : Now 15 days availability window open showing Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri & Yamunotri Yatra ePass slots. Choose the dates of travel and click on the one or more dham to book Yatra ePass.

Chardham Registration - Yatra ePass Slots Availability

Step 7 : Now a confirmation window showing Date of Yatra, Name of selected dham and group members open up. Select/ Deselect group members for all Chardham Temples and verify to proceed. 

Chardham Registration - Yatra ePass Selection

Step 8 : Finally a window showing details of Chardham Yatra ePass from where pilgrims can Download Chardham Yatra ePass.

Download Chardham Yatra ePass

Wishing You A Happy Journey!! Jai Baba Badri….

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Ajay Kumar

How can i get e-pass for children, because they have not any vaccination report.kindly help

Ranjini bhowmik

When will the e pass booking start again for kedarnath? After 15Th October? And for booking heli also upto 15 is giving.when will open heli booking after 15 thoctober?

Ranjini bhowmik

My daughter is 11 years so she does not have vaccination certificate,we husband wife have then what will show in e pass for her registration?


next registration for Kedar nath when start

Pawansing Pardeshi

When I going to do for registration website show me directly seat capacity page, no registration form display, is anything going wrong in my process…

Nitin Rohitgi

Unable to find dates. Every dates is showing zero availability. Looking for 15-16 October. Please help.

Neeti Bhatia
Reply to  Nitin Rohitgi

Same with me even. I want to book for 16 but showing 0 everywhere

Reply to  Nitin Rohitgi

Even I am trying this and no luck. Does anyone know when the registration opens?

Arunima Pandey

Dear Admin,
I registered just now for 6 pilgrims. I got the booking confirmation with Electronic access card generated, but I did not get any payment option. I was not asked for any payment. Is my registeration valid. I have registered for all the four dhams.

Kindly advise.

B D Rai

पिछले वर्ष मैंने दो यात्रियो का चारोंधाम यात्रा के यमनोत्री,गंगोत्री केदारनाथ व बद्रीनाथ दर्शन हेतु e darshan प्रति यात्री 50/ देकर बूकिंग कराया था गंगोत्री
यमुनोत्री मे तो कम भीड़ थी लेकिन बद्रीनाथ ओर केदारनाथ मंदिर मे प्रवेश नहीं दिया गया वहाँ के व्यवस्थापको ने e darshan reservation slip को अमान्य कर दिया । तथा अपने नियमानुसार विशेष दान लेकर अनुमति दी । उत्तराखंड टौरिस्म बोर्ड की ये ठगी बंद होना चाहिए।


I just did registration today for 2019. I did not asked me to pay any fee but my booking is successful. I got printable Online registration slip with transaction ID and Booking ID.. As i have not paid do I need to worry ?

B D Rai
Reply to  Raghu

there no any prefrence of speceial entry for e dashan reserved person in any temple . wastage of money.

Reply to  Raghu

Hi Raghu, same is the case with me. please tell me if all was ok for darshan?


I want to book and do registration for all 4 pilgrims of char dham yatra, where can i get best deal for it. i want to book it for my mother, father and myself. from delhi or from haridwar.

Jaya Thapa

I made online registration for 15-06-2018 but haven,t got online receipt . Pl suggest what to do. Phone number provided in site is not responding


I want to do online registration for chardham yatra. We two will visit chardham on Octobe 2018.
It has noticed in Step 4, there are the date of visiting particular destination is wanting.
But how we can say the perfect dates of visit of every destinations?
Due to bad weather, someone’s illness or any problem dates may be differ.
Please clarify the matter as an earliest so that we can register us for chardham yatra online.

Sacred Yatra
Reply to  RUPA DAS

Hi Rupa, Dates asking in the form are tentative only. Major purpose of the registration is to keep the data of pilgrims.


We are 4 people planning to visit char dham. While registration for char dham, we need to select dates to visit these 4 dham, as per the itinerary, we have booked helicopter to visit Kedarnath on 21st may. But while registration, this date is not available to select, so what to do now? Can you please guide us. Thanks a lot in advance.

Reply to  Nisu

I don’t think they have an upper limit as the number of registrations is limited to 200 in Badrinath while over 2000 people visit there every day. If 200 was the limit then only 200 would have been able to stay there instead every single hotel is booked 100% next week and the number of beds will cross over 3000 there at the very least.
So I am sure you can go over there and get registered,


Sir, This Registration be only for Darshan or Darshan and Room Booking also, Today i am Registering me, so please Reply me as soon as possible.

Gourab chatterjee

I had successfully completed my online registration process but the registration slip was not generated. Payment was succesfullt debited from me, reference no. For UTDB is IGADKYDXB2….please suggest what to do next….


We are in Maharashtra . We are going to chardham at 10 may .my personal vehicle . Any permit in Chatham ouer vehiclel eplease give it suggests


We wanted to book online helicopter ride for Kedarnath
How we can book it ??
Can u provide the link for the booking websites?


Dear sir. we registered online,& Will Obtain Yatra Card From Any biomatric counters at the time of Registration we have to give date for visiting Chardham Temple .My Quostion is if we registered date & for some reason we coudn’t reach on that day .we reach one day it is suggestible to registered online.we are going to visit chardham on may .& we are going alone we are taking taxi from haridwar.for chardhham.

Sacred Yatra
Reply to  Jitendra

There is no problem on visiting time. Yatra card is for security and safety reason only.

Kishor Kumar Naik

We 4 PERSON are planning darshan of Kedarnathji during last week of May 2018.
1. What accommodation/Hotel are available at Kedarnath and its booking facilities?
2. Provisions of Priority DARSHAN.
3 Provisions for performing Puja


Sir can can I know the procedure for applying the subsidies for the Chatham water


we are 6 members visit Chardham yathra in the month of may 2017 with taxi from haridwar. Our native place is Hassan, Karnataka state. give guideline to claim Government subsidy for the same.


I’m looking for the guidance on how to claim subsidiary for Chardam yatra from Karnataka government.

Kind regards

Sacred Yatra
Reply to  ranjith

Contact Karnataka Govt Tourism department for any subsidiary for Chardam yatra

Subash Krishna Setty

Dear Sir,

We a group of 23 persons have already visited the Char Dham Yatra in the month of May 2017 through Asian Travels Delhi to Delhi. Though we are tourist from Bangalore, we traveled by air at our own expense.

We are now looking to claim subsidy. Could you kindly provide us some information on how to apply and when can we get the subsidy.

With best regards,



i will be syaying at GMVN, Gaurikund on 27 th Sept night. Next morning I have to avail Heli from Sersi. Are ther any transportation for Helipad at Sersi from Gaurikund in very early morning around 4 am. plz advice …….

Sacred Yatra

You have to hire a taxi from Gaurikund to Sersi.


I had been to Badrinath in 2015. I did the registration at Rishikesh and also still have the old registration photo ID card. Do I still have to register again if I want to go again in 2017?

Sacred Yatra
Reply to  Prakash

Yes, you will have to register again.

Reply to  Sacred Yatra

May I know the timing of the registration counter at Haridwar Rly station?


How? I check accomodation booking through GMVNL only Axis bank debit/credit cards. Where is other bank option?
Please let me know with proper.

ramachandran v.r

I am coming on 4th september 2017 night to haridwar. can i do yathra pass there haridwar or rishikesh. Easy and less cost senior citizen for yathra where i can book. Is there any govt yathra by bus there.If it is there whether i will booked on 6th september 2017. please guide me.

Ramachandran v.r.chennai

Sacred Yatra

Hi, Yes you can register for Yatra Pass at Haridwar/ Rishikesh itself. You can do budget yatra booking by filling up form at


Can I book gvmnl accomodation(various locations i.e Guptkashi, Joshimath) through their website with my ICICI debit cards?

Sacred Yatra


shantipada sharma

what is the system for getting a pony from gaurikund for my old and over-weighed(nearly 105 kg) mother for kedar trip ?

Sacred Yatra

Hi Mr Sharma, there is a counter for booking Pony/ Palki at Gaurikund. You will easily find Palki for your mother.

shantipada sharma
Reply to  Sacred Yatra

Thnx sacred yatra for your guidence.

shantipada sharma
Reply to  Sacred Yatra

i have done my registration online, collected e-darshan slip….what to do next…

Sacred Yatra

With e-darshan slip your are now a registered pilgrim and able to visit Chardham.


I want to go Kedarnath and Badrinath on 8th or 9th May’2018 with 7 persons(2 family) including me. Can I online registration with ICICI debit cards?
Pls reply soon.

Sacred Yatra

Yes Mr Nag, You can do online registrations with any Debit cards.

Reply to  Sacred Yatra

Can I book gvmnl accomodation(various locations i.e Guptkashi, Joshimath) through their website with my ICICI debit cards?


Online booking Heritage aviation advised. Google Heritage aviation. You will find the site. Carry print out of the booking. It is at Phata, Rampur and takes 7 minutes by Helicopter to Kedarnath and costs Rs.7000 both ways.


Dear Sir/Madam,

We have completed the kedanath yatra 1 week back and how to get the subsidy amount of Rs. 20000.00 as per muzrai department. Please let me know how process the same. my cell no : 9945848557



Ganapathi Bhat

How to claim subsidy and within how many days.


Wait till 15July17. Karnataka Govt Muzrai Dept is issuing newspaper advertisement calling online registration for subsidy to claim. We have also come back from Chardham and will wait for it.


if the dates entered while doing online registration fails due to any valid reason ywhat will happen ?
either it will be valid or registration will be cancelled?

Bhavna Bansal

Hi Sacred team, We have done the online registration from your webportal. Do we still need to get the biometric card from the authorized centers. Also, we are planning to visit Kedarnath & Badrinath , hence request your help to best possible way to cover the same with minimum time & the place to stay. We are in Delhi & open to travel by Bus or By Car as well. Also, please do let us know , what is the best possible & nearest route to visit tungnath & Chandrashila.

Request your help.

Sacred Yatra
Reply to  Bhavna Bansal

Hi Bhavna, if you had done online registration, then an acknowledgment slip will be mailed to you by respective authority (check your spam too & we have only shown you the way to register online, you had done online registration at onlinechardhamyatra website).

As there is huge rush at this time, its best to pre book a package to visit Badri-Kedar to avoid any hassle. We are providing best packages to Chardham, Do Dham & Ek Dham. Kindly check here at We will make your yatra very easy as we are premier company for Chardham yatra with best local knowledge.

For visiting Tungnath & Chandrashila, the best possible way from Haridwar/ Delhi is by Ukhimath. You have to hire a taxi from Ukhimath to Chopta (base camp for Tungnath-Chandrashila Trek). You can also do this trek from Ukhimath or Gopeshwar in a day as from Chopta it only takes 4-5 hrs to complete trek.

Plus, if you do Badrinath-Kedarnath yatra, Tungnath-Chandrashila trek can be done in between the yatra too as Chopta is located at in between the route.

Hope this will help you !!

Sacred Yatra

Dear Vinod Sir, For Chardham Yatra we are offer best budget packages. Please fill this form and our representative will provide all answers to your queries. Feel free to submit the form and let us plan your easy Chardham Yatra.


I registered my self on portal for Kedarnath Ji and badrinath ji journey but the pooja timings of kedar ji is quite late on website while I will be reaching more early than the date showing availability for Kedarnath ji b pooja. Please guide

Ravi shankar

Dear sir,
I am planning to go to badrinath along with my parents who are very old aged. Few clarifications:
1. Is there any separate queue is available for senior citizens…or is there any vip darshan available..if yes then what is the price for the same…
2. Normally what is the temperature during day time…

Regards and thanx


I want itinerary from delhi to Kedarnath and badrinath. I want to cover rishikesh and haridwar while returning from kedarnath or badrinath. I will start on 8 June night and reach to rishikesh early morning. Here onwards. I need Itinerary.

Jagannadha Rao

We are planning to go to Kedarnath on June 29th (via Guptkashi) and leave on June 30th Morning. We are about 100 people in the group. How do we book accommodation for an over-night stay for the group. I heard that there are camps available.

Sacred Yatra
Reply to  Jagannadha Rao

Hi Mr Jagannadha Rao, You can book accommodations through GMVN official website. There is accommodation facilities for more than 5000 pilgrims. As you are large group, we suggest you to book in advance.


We completed the Chardham yatra on 09-05-2017. Since the temple opened after Winter only during May 2017, the crowd was huge. Our PM and President also visited the places. Nice places, but the terrain is hard to negotiate. Unfortunately the Helicopter permission to Kedarnath got delayed, the pilgrims were forced to take either Pony / Doli to Kedar from Gowri Khund. Quite tedious and senior citizens had tough time. The helicopter services should be planned well in advance to avoid trouble to senior citizens / Ladies / Children. Nice Yatra to experience with.

Sacred Yatra
Reply to  B S SHRIDHAR

Sacred Yatra congratulate you for completing Chardham Yatra with faith and joy. We understand your serious concern towards yatra and its operation.

Ritu Dhar

Came to know about the landslide issues at Bisnuprayag near Badrinath? What is the present situation right now? Is it safe to visit right now over there? We’re planning for Kedarnath on 26th and Badrinath on 28th May?

Sacred Yatra
Reply to  Ritu Dhar

Latest update is here:

Everything is under control, no injuries. Traffic movement will start from tomorrow afternoon.


We are planning for Kedarnath visit via helicopter, which is being booked online(Pawan Hans).
It seems medical test is required.
1. where and how medical test is done?
2. If somehow test is negative for any member in group, will he/she not allowed to visit the temple?
3. Will helicopter company refund money for that passenger?

Kindly confirm.

Sacred Yatra
Reply to  Shailey

Please confirm all the requirements from Pawan Hans.. they will guide you better.

Ritu Dhar

1.How long I have to wait at Gaurikund for getting a horse or pony whichever is available to reach the temple?

2. We are 02 in number and physically fit and young. Is it possible to come down on the same day after Darshan by horse?
What could be the possibility of duration to be taken in climbing the top and to come downwards?

3. By what time we need to start in the morning if we want to come down in the same day by horse or pony?

4. What is the method of booking rooms through GMVN website, it claims that rooms could be booked only before 3 days of stay but what I can see the online quota has already been filled up for that day atleast before 10days. How come it is possible? Also some rooms are showing not operating for this time span. It’s highly confusing.

5. I have collected the online booking slip for 26th May visit at Kedar. Now wgat I need to do next? Can I collect both the biometric registration card and medical certificate from the Guptkashi GMVN guest house counter as because we will be staying somewhere near Guptkashi named Kedar Valley Resort from 25th onwards.

Please reply to me.

Sacred Yatra
Reply to  Ritu Dhar

Hi Ritu, you have to start early from Gaurikund to get back down on same day. So you have to start too early from your resort at Guptkashi. Horse and Pony are available at Gaurikund prepaid counter which takes 5 hrs to reach Kedarnath. For GMVN accommodation you could call at their office ask for booking. You can get biometric card at counters at Guptkashi, Sonprayag and Gaurikund.

Ritu Dhar
Reply to  Sacred Yatra

Will the things go better if I stay somewhere near Sitapur instead of Guptkashi?

Sacred Yatra
Reply to  Ritu Dhar

Absolutely, You can save 1-2 hrs.


I would be travelling with my parents and uncle (all senior citizens) to Kedarnath via helicopter service from phatta. My question is both my parents are heart patients and father has slight lungs related issues, so how can be sure of they getting medical certificate before booking helicopter tickets in advance. It there a possibility that I book their helicopter tickets and then medical team does not provide them the certificate and I am stranded in between.

Sacred Yatra
Reply to  manish

Hi Manish, Medical checkup is done just before the flight, so it is not possible to do medical checkup long before the flight. You can also take medical test at your end from any hospital, so that you get an idea of medical fitness of them. Another option is use of Dandi Kandi service.


1. Is Medical Certificate required for Kedarnath who goes by Trekking or Ponies?
2. We have booked our Room in GMVN Gaurikund. Can we take our Vehicle up to Gaurikund or we should park it at Sonprayag?
3. Will it Rain daily in Kedarnath? Should we Carry Rain Coats or they can be availed in Rudraprayag or Sonprayag?

Sacred Yatra
Reply to  Aditya

No medical certificate is required for Kedarnath and you have to park vehicle at Sonprayag. Rain coats should be taken as precaution and are available at shops in Gaurikund.

Dharmveer Kumar

I’m planning to visit kedarnath by 22nd May. If I registered for yatra by online registration, is it mandatory to visit on 22nd May ? Or I can visit on the next day ?
Please clear that.

Or is there any accommodation at kedarnath to stay at night.

Sacred Yatra

You can also visit any other day too. GMVN offers accommodation facilities at Kedarnath. You can book accommodation in advance through GMVN website.

Syam Prasad

1. Is there possibility for Digital Payments in Gaurikund and Sonprayag for Booking Ponies/Palkies/Helicopter Services or we should Carry Cash?
2. We have done Online Registration. Where should we Collect Photo Metric Cards and what time the Counters will be Opened?
3. All persons in the Online Registration should visit for Photo Metric Cards or One Person can get all Cards?

Sacred Yatra
Reply to  Syam Prasad

You have to carry cash for services at Kedarnath. You can collect card from various counters on chardham route. All counters remain open early morning to evening. One person of the family/ group can get the cards.


After online registration as per process defined, i have following query. please revert
1. Do we have to got biometrics rgistrations counter
2. Form where we can get medical fitness certificate, is it compulsory
3. AFter online registration , stillwe have to go at registration to collect the passes.

Sacred Yatra

Yes you have to go to the counter to receive registration card by showing the slip (online registration). But you don’t have to stand in a long queue, you will get easily registration card from the counter. Medical fitness counter is compulsory for Yamunotri & for Kedarnath helicopter service. There are medical counter available at Jankichatti and helipads for medical check up.


We are 4 adults starting our chardham yatra from 27th may 2017.I opted for online registrationWhich was successfull.The link sent to me on my email id was activated.Subsequently i followed all other steps and in one of the step entered relevant details of my other family members visiting along with me including myself.Finaly i got e- darshan reservation slip where all names are mentioned with their respective ref no,darshan dates at 4 dhams and group booking id.Pl clarify
1)Is every member of my family to apply for registration separately as i did
2)What does e darshan reservation slip means.Does it mean we will get any priority in darshans at all 4 dhams or we have to be in que
3)From where shall we get registration card for each member of the family.
4)If we have to get registration card from your counters,then what benifit online registration serves.As i understand we have still to be in que at the authorised counters
Pl larify thanks

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