This holy shrine is situated in the Himalayas at 12,756 ft. It is 141 km away from Srinagar, the capital of Jammu & Kashmir and reached through Pahalgam town of it. If you are planning to visit this holy pilgrimage in the year i.e. Amarnath Yatra 2015, it is better to plan in advance. Just like every year, the Amarnath Yatra 2015 will begin during the 45 day season around the festival of Shravani Mela in July 2013 – August 2013. This 45 day yatra period coincides with the Hindu holy month of Shraavana. The estimated route of the Yatra takes about 5 days to reach the Amarnath cave. However, this is not the actual case, as the route is quite risky and depends a lot on the weather conditions which can be changed at any moment.