Indulge in Spirituality with Hemkund Sahib Holiday Packages
Located at an altitude of 4329 meters above the sea level, Hemkund Sahib is a holy
destination of Sikhs in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand state. Hemkund literally means
Lake of snow and the water of this lake is colder like snow. The place is also known as
Gurudwara Shri Hemkunt Sahib. You can come across several waterfalls, dense forest,
enchanting Himalayan views, and crystal clear lake on your Hemkund trip. The place
provides adventurous trekking experiences. The pilgrimage site is mainly devoted to the
guru of Sikhs – Guru Gobind Singh.
Attractions in and around Hemkund Sahib
Hemkund Sahib is a pilgrimage center of Sikhs and is visited by a huge of Sikh pilgrims.
There are few sightseeing points at this holy town and you can visit them on your trip to
Hemkund Sahib Gurudwara:
The star-shaped Hemkund Sahib Gurudwara is built using stone and concrete brickwork
and it is placed on the shores of the immaculate Hemkund. The design and construction
of today's gurudwara was started in the mid-1960s. It stands as an epitome of the
human spirit that struggles against obstacles to achieve its objective.
Valley of Flowers:
Around 3 km away from Govindghat, there is 5 km Valley of Flowers. Blessed with
richness of nature, this vibrant valley of flowers has been declared as national park
by the Indian government. It is situated at Nanda Devi Bio Reserve and a must visit
destination of this location.
Best Time to Visit Hemkund Sahib
Hemkund Sahib should not be visited between October and April as the place is
inaccessible during this period due to snow filled paths and glaciers. People can visit
the destination between May and June. In this period, Sikh pilgrims arrive to repair the
damage of the path held in the winter.
How to Reach Hemkund Sahib
Hemkund Sahib is a significant destination in Uttarakhand to be visited by a number
of Hindu pilgrims. If you are planning a Hemkund Sahib trip and have booked
Hemkund Sahib Pilgrimage tour then explore the various options to reach there. The
trek of Hemkund Sahib starts from GovindGhat. Know about the connectivity of this
The nearest airport to GovindGhat is Jolly Grant Airport, which is located 292 km away.
The airport is well-connected to Delhi with direct flights. Govindghat is well connected
by roads with Jolly Grant Airport and taxis are available for this route. You have to
commence trek of 13 km to reach Hemkund Sahib from Govindghat.
The nearest railway station from Govindghat is Rishikesh situated 273 km far on NH-58.
Rishikesh enjoys great railway connectivity with major destinations of India. Govindghat
is well-connected by roads to Rishikesh through taxis and buses. After that, trek to
Hemkund Sahib is connected to various destinations by road up to GovindGhat that
is well-connected with major cities and towns of Uttarakhand. Buses and taxis are
available to Govindghat and then you have to trek to Hemkund Sahib.