DO's

    1.Pilgrims are advised not to pay more than the specified rates for either services or their provisions.

    2.It is important to observe discipline on the trek and keep moving slowly and steadily. Adhere to the instructions issued by the Yatra Officer from time to time. Officials of the State Police, Health, Tourism, Food & Supplies and other concerned Departments are deployed on duty to help the pilgrims.

    3.You must also ensure that you are physically fit for the journey, and have yourself medically examined. Remember that you have to cross Mahagunus pass which is at an altitude of 14,000 feet above sea level.

    4.Please ensure that ponies carrying your luggage and eatables remain with you at all times. Also ensure that the Ponywalla, labourer or Dandiwalla is properly registered and carries a token. You can get these allotted at fixed rates at the base camps.

    5.Best suitable shoes are Hunter shoes and most comfortable Dress is woolen track suit.
    6.The best way to perform Yatra is to keep a steady and slow pace. Don’t exert more by fast walking . The moral of the story of Hare and tortoise is best applicable here

    07.Carry needful warm clothing and wind shield and proper shoes. You have to trek through high mountains and there are cold winds blowing . So during the Yatra, take Woolen Clothings, Small Umbrella (only Head Cover with Elastic around Forehead and supported by strap around the chin), Wind shield, Raincoat, Waterproof Shoes ( Preferably Hunter Shoes), Torch, Stick, Cap (preferably Monkey Cap), Gloves, Jacket, Woolen Socks and Trousers. These are essential as the climate is unpredictable and changes abruptly from sunny weather to rain and snow. The temperature may abruptly fall even up to -5 degree C.

    08.Take water bottle , dry fruit, and baked grams with you during journey.

    09.Keep some cold cream or Vaseline with you to protect skin from cold winds.

    10.Take a little relaxation on steep inclines and don't exert yourself too much.

    11.Yatris are advised to follow the instructions issued by Yatra Administration

    12.It is requested that do provide all needful help to the co-devotee travelling with you.

    13.Perform yatra with a pious mind and keep enchanting "Om Namah Shivay" all the way.

    14.During the Yatra from Pahalgam onward , keep your clothes and eatables in plastic bag to avoid the things being drenched during the rain.

    15.Carry some common medicines such as Glucose, Disprin etc. with you for immediate relief.

    16.Sari is not suitable dress for the Yatra .Ladies should not wear saris as it may be very inconvenient. Salwar kameej, pant shirt or Track suit will be very comfortable.

    17.Keep the horses / ponies with your luggage and Coolies along side as it is difficult to trace them in case you are separated from them. More over you may need some of those useful items from luggage any time at a short notice.

    18.Keep a slip with your Name, Address and the name of accompanying yatri in your pocket.

    19.Keep a slip with your Name, Address and the name of accompanying yatri in your pocket

     

    Dont's

    01.Don't stop at such places which are marked by warning notices

    02.Do not overstrain on steep gradients: do not relax at points where there are warning notices; don't break traffic discipline or try to overtake other on difficult stretches.

    03.The children and aged persons are advised not to perform yatra ,keeping in view the tough nature of the yatra.

    04.Don't stop at such places which are marked by warning notices.

    05.Don't take drugs during Yatra.

    06.Don't use Slippers because of the steep rises and falls on the route to the Holy Cave.

    07.Don't attempt short cuts on the route as it is very dangerous.

    08.Aged, infirm, ailing and insufficiently clothed persons will not be permitted to proceed beyond Pahalgam.