Hemkund Sahib Travel Guide
Hemkund Sahib is a place located in the Chamoli district of the state of Uttarakhand. The town
is positioned at a high altitude of 4,329mts above the sea level. The word “Hemkund” literally
means “Lake of Snow” and the water of this lake remains as cold as snow round the year.
Hemkund is also known as the Gurudwara Shri Hemkund Sahib and is a major pilgrimage center
for Sikh community. The pilgrimage spot is 6kms away from Ghangaria and is a star shaped
Gurudwara that is formed by white marbles and concrete. It is situated along the shoreline of
The place offers several highlights as in magnificent waterfalls, heart captivating views to Himalayas, transparent lake water and the holy Hemkund Sahib Gurudwara. Trekking lovers ought to visit here as it has so much to offer you. The place experiences high temperature variations with rapid rise and fall.
Hemkund Sahib is 2km in circumference. From here, Ghangaria is another mesmerizing site that is perched at a height of 3,046mts and a scenic hotspot for tourists’ catty-corners. Ghangaria is 13kms away from Govindghat and is the point where human habitation terminates en route Hemkund Sahib.
Travel Guide to Hemkund Sahib
Distance from Delhi- 505kms +18kms (trek)
Best Season—June to October
Beliefs Attached to Hemkund Sahib
As per Sikh mythology, the tenth Guru of Sikhs, Guru Govind Singh ji meditated at Hemkund Sahib for decade. The place also encompasses a temple devoted to Lord Laxman, brother of Lord Rama and is largely visited by Hindu Pilgrims.