Hemkund-Sahib Hemkund sahib  trek is popular with Sikh pilgrims devoted to Guru Gobind Singh due to the gurdwara at Hemkund Sahib. The shrine is a 15 km trek up from Govindghat, bifurcating from the Valley of Flowers trek route at Ghangria. The trek passes through pine and rhododendron forests and follows the Lakshman Ganga till Ghangria. The 7km trek from Ghangria to Hemkund entails a steep climb.Hemkund Lake is 2km in circumference and its clear waters mirror the image of the
Saptashringa peaks. The shores of the lake are covered with moss and flowers. The shrine is an imposing star shaped stone and concrete structure on the shores of the lake. A small temple located nearby is dedicated to Lakshman, who according to legend
practiced penance at this location.

Location In the Bhuyandar Valley, Garhwal Himalayas (Chamoli)
Lenth 15km
Altitude 4,320m
Duration 3days
Season July - October - Summer Trek
Difficulty and grading   Grade II hard
Infrastructure Location                        Accommodation                        Eating facilities
Govindghat                   FRH, H D
Ghangria                       TB, FRH D
Near By Places Valley of flowers , badrinath, Mana
Acess  Rishikesh – Srinagar – Karnprayag – Joshimath – Govindghat –(Distance approx. 270 Km. on/Haridwar- Badrinath highway) 2.Haldwani – Ranikhet – Karnpryag – Johimath – Govinghat (Distance approx. 332 Km)


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