July 21, 2022
Over 2.19 lakh have performed the ongoing Amarnath Yatra during the last 21 days after it started on June 30 while another batch of 4,703 pilgrims left Jammu for the Valley on Thursday. Officials of the Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board (SASB) informed that since the Yatra started so far, 2,19,755 pilgrims have performed the Yatra.
According to the reports, the official said “Yesterday, 11,434 pilgrims had ‘darshan’ at the holy cave. Another batch of 4,703 Yatris left Bhagwati Nagar base camp in Jammu for the Valley in two escorted convoys.”
Of these, 2001 are going to Baltal while 2,702 are going to Pahalgam base camp. Those using the shorter Baltal route must trek 14 km to reach the cave shrine. They return to the base camp the same day after having darshan. Those using the traditional Pahalgam route must trek 48 km for four days to reach the cave shrine. Helicopter services are available for the Yatris on both routes.
Amarnath Yatra 2022 started on June 30 and will conclude after 43 days on August 11 on Shravan Purnima coinciding with the Raksha Bandhan festival.