Pilgrims were allowed to proceed to the north Kashmir camp from Manigam transit camp in Ganderbal district. With this, the yatra is underway from both Pahalgam and Baltal base camps.
On Wednesday, one-way traffic was restored on the Srinagar-Leh highway after five days as the road was hit by landslides caused by cloudbursts last week, a police officer told.
Pilgrims have to undertake an uphill trek of 14 kms from the Baltal base camp to reach the Himalayan cave shrine at 14,500 feet above the sea level.
Those using the south Kashmir Pahalgam mountain route trek 46 kms and take three days to reach their destination. (IANS)