India Standard Time:
Call Our Travel Experts
Call Our Travel Experts

Asia & Rest of the world

Close

Hemkund Travel Guide

Hemkund Sahib, also known as Gurudwara Sri Hemkunt Sahib Ji, is a pilgrimage site and Sikh place of worship, extremely popular for its hot water springs.


  • Hemkund Sahib Gurudwara
Hemkund At a Glance
  • Average Climate:5°C - 25°C
  • Best Time to Visit:June - Septemder
  • STD Code:01372

Introduction

Uttarakhand rightfully called the abode of the Gods houses the most revered place of the Sikhs, "Hemkund Sahib". It is the world's highest Gurudwara situated at an altitude of 4,329 mts. The sacred shrine of the Sikhs is situated on the shores of the Hemkund Lake. A tour to Hemkund will be amidst the serenity of nature offering you plenty of opportunities to capture the beauties of the land in your camera.

While on a tour to Hemkund, a visit to Hemkund Sahib is considered the place where Guru Govind Singh had through meditation unified with God. The Sikh Guru in his autobiography had mentioned helping two devout Sikhs, Sant Sohan Singh and Havldar Mohan Singh in their quest for God. According to Hindu Mythology it is said Laxman, brother of Lord Rama had done severe penance here. Hemkund is also known as Lokpal.

Govindghat, gateway to Bhyundar or Lakshman Ganga valley. Trekkers trek through the forests of pine and rhododendron and enjoy the beauty of the wild roses, ferns and alpine flowers on their way to Hemkund. On your trek to Hemkund you can see the beautiful Laxman Ganga flowing by. The steep climb to Ghangharia is part of the last 5 km trekking to Hemkund.