Epass for Chardham Yatra is mandatory document that gives you permission to visit the chardham. People from the Maharastra, ANdhra Pradesh and Kerala need to provide dual document while other state might need single. For the Maharastra you need dual vaccine certificate along with RT-PCR test.
The High Court had earlier expressed dissatisfaction over the state government’s preparedness to deal with a possible third wave of COVID-19 and had hence, on June 28, put a stay on a state Cabinet’s decision to open the yatra from July 1
The Nainital High Court on Thursday lifted the ban on Chardham Yatra. The court has also issued some mandatory COVID-19 protocols to be followed by the devotees. The development comes after the Uttarakhand government had earlier moved Supreme Court, challenging the High Court’s stay on the Chardham Yatra. The High Court had expressed dissatisfaction over the state government’s preparedness to deal with a possible third wave of COVID-19 and had hence, on June 28, put a stay on a state Cabinet’s decision to open the yatra for residents of Chamoli, Rudraprayag and Uttarkashi districts from July 1.
The Cabinet had decided to open the yatra for people from the districts where the famous four Himalayan temples are located on the condition of strict adherence to Covid protocol, including bringing a negative RT-PCR or rapid antigen test report.
List of Guideline to follow
- A mandatory COVID-19 negative test report
- Certificate for complete (double) vaccination
- Only 800 devotees to be allowed at Kedarnath Dham in a day
- Only 1200 devotees to be allowed at Badrinath Dham
- 600 devotees at Gangotri
- 400 devotees at Yamunotri Dham
Last year, when the yatra was allowed for devotees from all over the country, 70 people visited Gangotri per day, 40 visited Yamunotri, 180 Kedarnath and around 400 turned up daily at Badrinath.
Epass for Chardham Yatra Registration
Epass is mandatory for everyone want to visit chardham and this year you need to go with two epass for the chardham yatra.
While your Epass for Uttrakhand state visit is easy and required less documents, for Chardham epass you need to be ready with your vaccination reports along with other mandatory document like adhar card, phone and email id.
To register for eapss to enter in uttreakhand you can use the link here. Click here to register for epass of uttrakhand
for Eapss of Chardham you need to visit official website of devsthanam and here is the link for that. Click on the link and fill up all the required field and then choose your date for kedarnath and badrinath visit .
Please note Dual vaccination is mandatory for everyone, in case you are not dual vaccinated than you need to visit the chardham by producing RT-PCR test not older than 72 Hours before entry of the temple.
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