Shri Hemkund Sahib is a famous religious pilgrimage site of the Sikhs located in the Ghangaria of Chamoli district. Sri Hemkund Sahib is situated at a height of about 4330 meters above sea level. At this place, the tenth and final Guru of Sikhs, Guru Govind Singh had meditated. Hemkund Sahib Gurudwara was discovered in 1930 by the havaldar Sohan Singh. This holy site is also called "Lokpal". There is a lake near Shri Hemkund Sahib Gurudwara. This lake is also called the Amrit Sarovar. This lake is about 400 yards long and 200 yards wide. Near the Hemkund Sahib, the Saptrishi peaks are located, on which the symbol mark of the Khalsa sect the flag of the Sahib. Shri Hemkund Sahib Gurudwara and the Lake are surrounded by seven snowy peaks of the Himalayas all around. It is believed that this place exists from the time of Ramayan period. It is said that this is the place where Shri Laxman Ji sat on meditation because of his favourite place. It is also said that In his incarnation of earlier, Govind Singh Ji came here for meditation. Guru Gobind Singh Ji has mentioned his experiences about this place in his autobiography ‘Vichitra Naatak’ (Bizarre Drama). Shri Hemkund Sahib is opened for devotees only for three months in a year. This place is known for its amazing beauty and it is one of the most important gurudwaras.
Day 1 – Haridwar to Govindghat
Drive from Haridwar to Govindghat (10 Hrs)
Our representative will meet you at Haridwar railway station at 6 am in the morning and we will start our scenic drive to Govindghat via Devprayad, Rudraprayag and Joshimath. Govindghat is a starting point of Shri Hemkund Sahib trek. Enroute wi will be crossing Devprayag, which is a holy city and confluence of the Bhagirathi and Alaknanda rivers, after this the rivers become the holy Ganges. We Arrive at Govindghat by the evening and check into a hotel. Dinner & overnight stay. Get a good night’s sleep as tomorrow our Shri Hemkund Sahib trek starts. We will also try and reach Govindghat and stay in Hotel Govindghat to start the Shri Hemkund Sahib trek next morning.
Day 2 – Govindghat to Ghangaria
Trek from Govindghat to Ghangaria
The Hemkund Sahib Trek begins at Govindghat, after crossing the swinging bridge over Alaknanda River. The zigzag trekking trail straightens through an ascending valley full of apricot trees, terraced fields and vegetation. The trail leads into the beautiful Bhyundar valley alongside the Laxman Ganga River. During the trek you will cross two small beautiful villages Pulna and Bhyundar. From Bhyundar village take a right turn to another beautiful trek of know as Kakbhusandi Lake trek. The entire 14 Kms trek from Govindghat to Ghangaria is full of natural splendors including cascading waterfalls and natural water springs. Small tea shops and restaurants run across the trekking route where you can enjoy buttery Aloo paranthas and hot tea. After crossing Laxman Ganga the trek on right bank continues through the dense forest but becomes little steep. Trek for another 1 hour and you will reach Ghangaria, check into hotel.
Day 3. – Shri Hemkund Sahib Gurudwara
Trek to Shri Hemkund Sahib
Today after an early breakfast we start our trek towards the Shri Hemkund Sahib from Ghangaria. After a 5 Kms trek crossing the bridge and coming to the left bank you will reach the first small stream which marks the start of Shri Hemkund Sahib. Trek up to the Joan Margaret Legge and return back at the big rock near the first stream we will have lunch and return to Ghangaria. Dinner & overnight stay at the camp/hotel.
Day 4 :- – Ghangaria to Govindghat
We trek back to Govindghat via the same route. Upon arrival at Govindghat check into a hotel and rest.
Day 5 :- – Govindghat to Haridwar
Early morning we drive back Rishikesh/Haridwar. Arrive Rishikesh/Haridwar by evening. Trek ends with a mosaic of colorful memories.
1.Accommodation (Triple or Twin Sharing)
2.Meals while on trek (Veg.)
4.First aid medical kits
5.Qualified & experienced trek Leader
1.Meals While on Drive and Meals in Govindghat
2.Mineral Water and any kind of beverages
4.Mules or porter to carry personal luggage
5.Cost incurred in case of Rescue
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