Hemkund Sahib Trek
Hemkund Sahib Trek:
Area : Garhwal Himalayas
Altitude : 4300 meters
Grade : Strenuous Trek
Season : June (Monsoon starts in July and the area is snow covered from October-May)
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.
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