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Hemkund Sahib Trek

6 Nights - 7 Days

Inclusions

  • star hotel Accommodation
  • transport Transfer
  • meal Meals
  • sightseeing Sightseeing
Trek LocationArea
:   Garhwal Himalayas
Trek DurationDuration
:   07 Days (3 day travel/4 days trekking)
Trek SeasonBest Season
:   Mid June - September
Trek SeasonGrade On these treks one is not required to trek for more than 5/6 hrs a day. Also the terrain is not too difficult. These treks are normally a week or so long. For these treks prior trekking experience is not necessary. Very rarely on these treks would one camp at altitudes higher than 3800m. These treks are great for first timers or for veterans wanting to go on a trail which is relatively less demanding.
:   Easy
AltitudeAltitude
:   4328 mts
Trekking DistanceTotal Trekking
:   50 K.M

About Hemkund Sahib Trek

Take a bath of hues with Hemkund trekking. The valley of flowers at Hemkund slowly hypnotizes you into the world of colors and hues. This place has manifold reason to visit. Despite being a long journey this place gives you thousands of reasons to keep yourself energized and enriched. The still mountains and ever flowing river Pushpawati takes you into the world of solace and tranquility. This exceptionally rich destination also gives you the chance to spend a little time on the lap of nature while witnessing the diverse forms of flora.

The trekking route is very interesting if you are on your way to Hemkund. The route starts from Haridwar to Joshimath. The rout has so much to offer. After starting your journey from here you have to trek for the Ghangaria. Ghangaria is the base camp for reaching Hemkund Sahib and Valley of flowers. Throughout the trip from Govind Ghat to Ghangaria, you will have the river as your companion. You can spend your night over here and prepare your journey for the next day towards valley of flowers. The nightlife of Ghangaria gives you the opportunity to listen to each breath of yours.

The journey from Ghangaria to Valley of flowers is so beautiful that you will never want to forget the memories in your full life. The three thousands meters high road offers the picturesque view of mountains and greeneries where the clouds play hide and seek with you on your journey. The journey creates the excitement within which finally takes you into the world of colors and happiness. The valley of flowers gives you the chance to spend some time in the midst of colors and natural garden where you can witness the natural fragrances. After the valley of flowers, you can now get ready for the second trekking point which is called the Hemkund sahib. The peaceful Hemkund Sahib Lake and Gurudwara takes you in the world full of peace and consort. You will never feel like returning from this holy place. It takes four hours to reach Hemkund Gurudwara from the lake.

The best time to visit valley of flowers is in the time of monsoons which is during the month of July and August. At this time the flowers bloom, indicating the blooming of the myth. Before the great Sikh arrival at this place, the place was known among the Hindu pilgrims. The place was renowned as Lokpal Lake. The lake is named so for Hindu Lord Vishnu. Lakshman, brother of Lord Rama, after facing an injury from Ravana’s son came here for herbal treatment. There is another myth regarding Lakshman’s previous birth in the form of seven headed snake. The snake, known as Sesnag went for penances for Lord Shiva. Lord Vishnu was seated on the snake in that penance. For the name of Lord Vishnu, the lake has been named as Lokpal. You will hear the myths from the local people and the faith, you will find in them will continue the astonishment, you gained from natural beauty.

Hemkund Sahib Trekking Tour Highlights

  • View the spectacular confluences of Rivers at Devprayag, Karnprayag and Rudraprayag
  • Get the mesmeric view of the high snow-clad mountains like Saptashringa Peaks
  • Witness the high altitude Sikh Shrine, Hemkund Sahib
  • Enjoy trekking on a beautiful trail from Ghangria to Hemkund
  • Witness the beauty of the remote villages

    Best Time to Visit Hemkund Sahib

    Best time to go for Hemkund Sahib Trek is in summers (May – June) and Post Monsoon (September – mid October). In May and June, the weather becomes tolerable and the snow also melts, thus making it a bit easier to do the trek. In September and October, the weather becomes cold but the trail is lush with alpine vegetation making it a charming experience to attempt.

    Summers: The weather of Hemkund remains salubrious and pleasing during summers. The Himalayas are distinctly visible and the cool breeze adds charm to the vacation. Carry woolens with you.

    Post Monsoon: Serenity and solitude are at its best during post monsoon at Hemkund. The region is blessed with snowfall during winters.

    Where is the Hemkund Sahib ?

    Hemkund Sahib (also spelled Hemkunt) is a Sikh place of worship in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand. This Sikh pilgrimage site is at an elevation of 4,632 meters (15,197 feet) and can be approached from Govindghat on the Rishikesh-Badrinath Highway. The main town near Govindghat is Joshimath.

    Hemkund Sahib Trek (Detailed Itinerary)

    Day 01

    Delhi – Haridwar - Rishikesh

    Other Benfits (On Arrival)
    • meal Breakfast
    • transport Transfers
    • star hotel Stay Included

    In the morning take an AC train for Haridwar at 06:50 hrs from New Delhi train station. Arrival at Haridwar by 1:25 hrs, here meet our guide and transfer to Rishikesh, check into your hotel. Evening time is free for leisure activities. Overnight stay at the hotel.

    Day 02

    Rishikesh - Karnprayag - Joshimath (Driving Distance 245 Kms)

    After having wholesome breakfast, we will drive towards Joshimath (1874 metres /245Kilometrs) via Devprayag (confluence of Alaknanda and Bhagirathi River, from here the holy Ganges starts), Rudraprayag, Karnprayag and Chamoli. We will have lunch on the way. After reaching at Joshimath, check-in at the hotel. Enjoy hearty dinner and stay for the night.

    Day 03

    Joshimath - Govindghat (18 Kms by road) - Ghangaria (Trek 13 Kms/5 hrs)

    After having breakfast, we will head towards Govindghat (1828metres/22 Kms). Today we will start our trek to Ghangaria (14 kms/3049 metres) through Bhiyundar Valley and Pulna village. This destination is going to be the base camp for that head towards for visiting Hemkund Sahib and Valley of Flowers.

    Day 04

    Ghangaria - Hemkund - Ghangaria Trek 6 KM

    Today we will start the trail in the morning, and hike for (6 Kms) to visit at the “Hemkund Sahib”. It is a famous Sikh pilgrimage destination. In the noon we will trek downwards to reach Ghangaria and stay there for the night. The evening time is free and you can utilize this time to explore the stunning surrounds and for getting some rest.

    Day 05

    Ghangaria

    An Optional Trip: you can visit to explore the Valley of Flowers. The entire, picturesque valley is speckled with varied flora and fauna and other plant types. After spending some time in this spectacular picturesque valley we will return to Ghangria for night stay.

    Day 06

    Ghangria - Govindghat (Trek 14 Kms) - Rudraprayag (Drive 148 kms)

    After having wholesome breakfast, we will begin our return trail to Govindghat. From here, we will drive towards Rudraprayag through Karanprayag & Joshimath. Once you arrive at this place, you will check into hotel. Arrangements made for dinner& a night stay at the hotel.

    Day 07

    Rudraprayag - Rishikesh - Delhi

    It is the last day of our tour. On this day after having early breakfast we will drive back to Haridwar and from here catch evening Shatabdi train for Delhi at 18:05 hrs. Arrival at Delhi by 22:45 hrs.

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