Amarnath Yatra begins on the Jyeshta Purnima day (June) and ends on the Raksha Bandan day (Shravan Purnima) (August).
The cave shrine can be accessed from Baltal and the traditional Pahalgam route. The Baltal route is shorter but the climb is steep. The traditional Pahalgam route passes through Sheeshnag and Panchtarni – both are important mythological places.
There are helicopter services from Baltal and