Hemkund Sahib Trek

June 30, 2009 | Post By: Vinay Dobhal | Editor: Amit Dobhal




Hemkund is a holy lake, an important pilgrimage of Sikhs and Hindus. It lies near the Valley of Flowers at an altitude of 3050 mts. The sacred beautifully shaped Gurdwara near the lake is visited by large number of pilgrims from all over the world. It is believed that Guru Govind Singh, the tenth guru of Sikhs meditated and united with God at this place. Trek to Hemkund begins at Govindghat, which also acts as a base camp for the trek. From Govindghat, a strenuous trek of 19 Km leads to Hemkund.

To reach Govindghat if you are coming from Delhi you can take NH58 to Govindghat via Devprayag, Srinagar, Rudraprayag, Karnaprayag, Nandprayag, Chamoli and Joshimath. From Govindghat, Hemkund is just 19 Km which you have to trek. The nearest rail destination is Rishikesh (273 Km) and nearest airport is Jolly Grant of Dehradun.


General Information

AreaGarhwal Himalayas
Elevation4300 mts.
Grade
Strenuous Trek    
SeasonJun (Monsoon starts in Jul and the area is snow covered from Oct-May)



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