Hemkund Sahib Tour

4 Days/3 Nights







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Nestled amidst the pristine Himalayan ranges, Hemkund Sahib stands as a beacon of spiritual solace. This sacred site, situated at an altitude of 4,632 meters, holds immense religious significance for Sikh devotees and trekkers alike.

The origins of Hemkund Sahib are deeply intertwined with the teachings of Guru Gobind Singh, the tenth Sikh Guru. It is believed that he meditated at this very spot, thus sanctifying the area. The gurudwara, constructed in the vicinity, serves as a testament to this historical event.

Surrounded by snow-capped peaks and lush greenery, Hemkund Sahib exudes an otherworldly aura. The crystal-clear Hemkund Lake adds to the ethereal charm, reflecting the majestic mountains that guard this spiritual haven.


Day 1 : Haridwar to Govindghat
  • Start early in the morning from Haridwar.
  • The journey from Haridwar to Govindghat is approximately 270 km and may take around 10-12 hours by road, depending on road conditions and traffic.
  • En route, you’ll pass through towns like Rishikesh, Devprayag, Rudraprayag, and Joshimath.
  • Arrive at Govindghat and check into your accommodation.
  • Rest and prepare for the trek the next day.
  • Stay overnight in Govindghat.
Day 2 : Govindghat to Ghangaria
  • After an early breakfast, begin the trek to Ghangaria.
  • The trek is approximately 14 km and may take 6-8 hours, depending on your pace.
  • Ghangaria is the base camp for the Hemkund Sahib trek.
  • Enjoy the scenic beauty and serenity of the surroundings along the way.
  • Arrive in Ghangaria and check into your accommodation.
  • Rest and prepare for the trek to Hemkund Sahib the next day.
  • Stay overnight in Ghangaria.
Day 3 : Ghangaria to Hemkund Sahib and back to Ghangaria
  • Start very early in the morning for the trek to Hemkund Sahib.
  • The trek to Hemkund Sahib is approximately 6 km and may take 4-5 hours, depending on your pace and stops.
  • Spend time at the gurudwara and the holy lake, and soak in the spiritual atmosphere.
  • Begin your descent back to Ghangaria in the afternoon.
  • Arrive in Ghangaria, relax, and reflect on your visit to Hemkund Sahib.
  • Stay overnight in Ghangaria.
Day 4 : Ghangaria to Govindghat
  • After breakfast, trek back to Govindghat.
  • Optionally, you can also hire a mule or take a helicopter for this stretch.
  • Arrive in Govindghat and check into your accommodation.
  • Rest and enjoy your evening in Govindghat.
  • Stay overnight in Govindghat.
Day 5 : Govindghat to Haridwar
  • Depart from Govindghat for Haridwar.
  • The journey back to Haridwar may take 10-12 hours, so plan accordingly.

Frequently Asked Questions?

Is there any medical facility available near Hemkund Sahib?

Yes, there is a medical facility available at Ghangaria, the base camp for the trek to Hemkund Sahib. However, it is advisable to carry a basic medical kit for minor ailments.

Are there any restrictions on photography within the premises?

While photography is allowed, it is important to do so with utmost respect for the sanctity of the place and fellow pilgrims. Avoid using flash and maintain a decorous demeanor.

Can I hire a local guide for the trek?

Yes, it is recommended to hire a local guide who is well-versed with the terrain and can provide valuable insights about the journey.

What is the significance of the Hemkund Sahib pilgrimage in Sikhism?

Hemkund Sahib holds great religious importance for Sikhs, as it is believed to be a place of meditation and revelation for Guru Gobind Singh. It symbolizes selfless service and devotion to the Divine.

Are there any accommodations available for differently-abled pilgrims?

Yes, there are accommodations available for differently-abled pilgrims at Ghangaria. It’s advisable to inform the authorities in advance to ensure a comfortable stay.