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Hemkund Sahib

Hemkund Sahib

“Jo Bole So Nihal...Sat Sri Akal”

State:                        Uttarakhand

District:                    Chamoli

Famous for/as:        Pilgrim

Languages:              Garhwali, Hindi

Best Season:           Jun - Oct


 Summer                    2 to 25°C,

 Winter:                     -17 to 18°C.

Hemkund Sahib is situated at an altitude of 4,329 mts above sea lavel in chamoli district of uttarakhand state. Hemkund literally suggests Lake of snow and the pristine water of lake is as cold as snow. It is also known as Gurudwara Shri Hemkunt Sahib.

Numerous waterfalls, dense forest enchanting view of the Himalayas, crystal clear very rapidly at hemkund Sahib.

Hemkund Sahib is also written as Hemunt Sahib. Hemkund Sahib is the highest Gurudwara of Sikh community. It is situated 6 km from Ghangharia, star shaped Gurudwara is made up of white marbles and concrete and it is located on the shores of the pristine Hemkund. The circumference of the crystal clear Hemkund is 2 km. Ghangharia (3,046 mts) is a scenic hamlet, situated 13 kms from Govindghat and is the last human habitation centre onthe way to Hemkund Sahib.

History of Hemkund Sahib

Earlier Hemkunt Sahib was known as 'Lokpal' by the local inhabitants, meaning the sustainer of the people. Hemkunt Sahib was mentioned in the autobiography of Shri Guru Gobind Singh. However, the site remained hidden for more than two centuries. It was the famous Sikh historian and poet, Bhai Santokh Singh (1787-1843) who narrated the story of Dusht Daman, which literally suggests the 'vanquisher of evil', a name chosen for Guru Gobind. He also described the 'tapasthan' or the place of worship.

In late 19th century, Pandit Tara Singh Narotam, a Nirmala scholar compiled a synopsis of the various Sikh pilgrimage places, which included Sri Hemkunt Sahib. On the account of the description provided in the Mahabharata, Narotam traversed to the place where Pandu king had meditated. He was able to verify the site of Sri Hemkunt Sahib and around 1872-1957 A.D., Bhai Vir Singh, a renowned poet-historian agreed to the authenticity of Narotam’s evidence of the discovery of Sri Hemkunt Sahib. He also presented a vivid description of the site in his biography of the tenth guru, Kalghidhar Chamatkar.

However, the person behind the discovery of the present location of the tapasthan was Sant Sohan Singh of Tehri Garhwal, a retired granthi from the army. He was inspired by the description given by Bhai Vir Singh in his work and visited the place accompanied by Baba Kartar Singh Bedi in 1934. Sant Sohan Singh was determined to set up a Gurudwara here and met Bhai Vir Singh in this regard.

Mythology of Hemkund Sahib

As per the Hindu mythology, Sri Hemkunt Sahib was known as Lokpal, a lake which was the meditational grounds of Lakshmana, the younger brother of Rama. There is also a temple of Lakshman adorned on the shore of the Hemkund Lake.

Why Take up The Trek?

The Hemkund Sahib tour along with the Valley of Flowers trek is the perfect opportunity to explore the sacrosanct environs of the valley, the region situated above the altitude of about 11,000 feet, the mid-region connecting the Himalayan & the Zanskar Range known to have been the refuge for hermits & sages who meditate & indulge in yoga, as it has been through the ages. There are also myths like the one saying that it was from this very place that Lord Hanuman had gathered the Sanjeevani booti for Laxmana to be cured. Also one can indulge in a trek to the most exquisite Valley of flowers, just 6 kms away from the Hemkund Sahib, the ultimate trip whether you’d like an adventure tour, a pilgrimage tour, a leisure tour or a romantic trip, and it is while travelling to these exotic destinations that one trails across the local villages, scenic parishes & nature trails of Uttarakhand along the way!

Whom is it Ment for?

While you open up to new horizons on this adventure trail, the tour is ideal for people of any & all ages, be it nature lovers or avid botanists, adventure souls, trekkers & mountaineers, or the ones stepping on a pilgrimage, which has everyone in love with the beauty & serenity of the Himalayas that seems to cast a spell on every traveller that trails across the region.

What can one Explore?

While you tour the region, one gets to visit Joshimath (the starting point of the tour) midst the Garhwal hills located on the banks of the Alaknanda River, very famous for Sankracharya temple and is known for being the of mountaineering and trekking expeditions of the region. There are also visits to the shrines in Deoprayag, Rudraprayag and Karnprayag, furthering onto the sacred Hemkund Sahib Gurudwara from the local villages of Govind Ghaat & Ghangaria Govindghat to Ghangharia which offers a beautiful trek route with stunning views throughout.

The trek to the Valley of flowers begins through a thick forest along the Pushpavati river opening to the sprawling meadows that are home to a variety of exotic flowers including Blue Poppy, Potentilla, Geranium and so many more, accounting for the mesmerizing landscapes in the scenic valley.The trek spans across the Himalayan valleys for you to partake in the rich flora & fauna, scenic views, charming lakes & riversides & set on an adventure trail while you can go camping, hiking & trekking and so much more!

How to Reach?

By Air: Jolly Grant Airport of Dehradun, 268 km from Hemkund Sahib via Gobindghat and Rishikesh, is the nearest airport.

By Train: Rishikesh Railway Station, 189 km from Hemkund and 170 km from Gobindghat, is the closest railhead.

By Road: To reach Hemkund, one has to reach Gobindghat, from a trek for two days has to be undertaken. Hemkund, via Badrinath, is 514 km away from Delhi. Delhi Transport Corporation and Uttar Pradesh Roadways buses regularly ply up to Rishikesh from the Interstate Bus Terminus in Delhi. Gobindghat is 20 km beyond Joshimath on the road to Badrinath and 4 km before Pandukeshwar, the point at which there is a diversion for Hemkund and the Valley of Flowers.

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