Nestled amidst the snow capped Himalayan peaks, Hemkund lake is a beautiful Lake which is a sacred destination for the Hindus and Sikhs. Located near Govindghat in Uttarakhand, Hemkund Sahib is surrounded by seven snowy mountains, and quite close to the lake lies a Laxman Temple and a Gurudwara.
A number of stories and legends are associated with the Hemkund Sahib. It is said that Guru Govind Singh had meditated on the banks of this lake. While according to Hindu mythology, a number of sages like Rishi Medhasa of the Puranas and Lakshman performed their penance on the shores of Hemkund Sahib.
From Hemkund Sahib, originates the Laxman Ganga, which merges with the Pushpawati River, which flows from the Valley of Flowers at Ghangaria.
One of the most difficult treks of Uttarakhand, Hemkund Sahib is breathtakingly beautiful and the idyllic serene retreat which is cut off from the rest of the world.
Walk amidst the deep pine forests, smell the wild roses and watch out the steep turns and bends on your trip to this fascinating Himalayan Lake, Hemkund Sahib. The 15km trek to Hemkund Sahib Lake in Uttarakhand will be worth the strenuous journey. The crystal blue waters of the lake of Hemkund Sahib reflects the snowcapped Saptashringa peaks.