The eighth batch, comprising of 4,773 pilgrims, Sunday left Bhagwati Nagar base camp Jammu amid tight security arrangements to pay obeisance at the holy cave shrine of Amarnath in south Kashmir, officials said.
“The pilgrims left the Bhagwati Nagar Yatri Niwas Jammu in two escorted convoy of vehicles for the Valley today,” he said.
An official said 2,751 are going to Pahalgam base camp while 2,022 yatris are going to Baltal base camp.
The 45-day long annual Amarnath Yatra which started on July 1 has been going on smoothly. Till date, 81,630 pilgrims have paid their obeisance at Amarnath cave.