Hemkund Sahib

Hemkund Sahib, the sacred and most revered shrine ofSikhs is situated at an altitude of 4320mtrs along the banks of lake Hemkund.The sacred place is truly recognized as an abode of meditation for the GuruGobind Singh, the tenth and last of Sikh gurus to seek unification with theAlmighty. As per the Hindu mythological belief, Hemkund or Lokpal as popular bythis name also, is the place where Lakshmana, the younger brother of Rama, haddone his atonement.

It wasonly in the year 1930 that the soldier named Havildar Modan Singh from BengalSappers and Miners regiment accidentally came to know about this magnificentplace and could relate to the poem "BachittarNatak". A little later, Havildar Modan Singh along with Sant SohanSingh, belonging to Tehri Garhwal, and also a retired granthi from the IndianArmy laid the foundation of the foundation of present shrine in the year 1937.

HemkundSahib is a whopping and formidable 15 km walking from Govindghat. Theentire walking track en route to shrine goes through forests of pine andrhododendron, interspersed with blooming wild roses, ferns and alpine flowers.The last 5km of the walking path that leads to Hemkund Sahib is a steepincline. This steep climb begins from Ghangharia, the resting place beforetaking the track to Hemkund.

HemkundLake, which is around 2kms in circumference holds crystal clear waters in herambit and presents a beautiful semblance of 5500mtrs. high Saptashringa Peaksthat surround the shrine. You can find along the shores of the Hemkunt lakestones covered with mosses and flowers, which are just about to bloom. The bestseason to travel to Hemkund Sahib is between July and October. The holy shrineis all covered with snow in the November, December, January and February.

What's Included?

• Accommodation on twin sharing basis inabove mentioned or similar hotels
• Daily breakfast at hotel only
• All sightseeing and transfer by PrivateVehicle.
• All hotel taxes, state taxes, parkingtaxes.

Duration

8 days

Destination Covered

Hemkund Sahib

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Day 1: Delhi - Haridwar (230kms/6hrs)
Arrival Delhi Railway Station, Meet & Assist further drive to Hardwar,enroute lunch. Later drive to Hardwar transfer to your Hotel. VisitHar-ki-Pauri for Ganga Aarti in evening. Back to your hotel, Dinner & Nighthalt.

Day 2: Haridwar - Joshimath (276kms/8hr)
Morning, drive straight to Joshimath enroute visit Deoprayag, Rudraprayag &Karnprayag;. On Arr. Joshimath, Check in Hotel. Overnight stay.

Joshimath: AdiGuru Shankaracharya, who came all the way from Kerels in the 8th Century A.D,perform penance under a tree here and after getting enlightenment, establisheda Math (religious centre), known as "Joshimath". The name Joshimathis derived from it. Temple of Narsingh and Nav Durga are located here.

Day 3: Joshimath - Govind Ghat (22kms drive) - Ghangaria (13kms/4hr Trek)
Drive to Govindghat, Trek Start from here to Ghangaria (3000 mts). Check inHotel.

Ghangharia/Govinddham: 5 Kms. situated in the midst of a pine grove Ghangharia serves asa base forvisiting Hemkund Shaib. It is the last human habitation in the valley. Atourist Lodge, log huts, tents and a Gurudwara provide comfortable accommadition.

Day 4: Ghangaria - Hemkund Sahib - Ghangaria (5.5kms/5hr each side)
Early morning, trek start from here to Hemkund Sahib. Return back to Ghangariaafter Darshan. Overnight stay.

Gurudwara HemkundShaib : This imposing star-shaped structure of stone and concrete masonry isone the shores of the lake. An outlet behind the Gurudwara is source of theLakshman Ganga.

Temple of Lord Lakshman : A small temple nearby, dedicated to LordLakshman.

Day 5: Ghangaria - Valley of Flower - Ghangaria (3kms/3hr each side)
Valley of Flower wasdiscovered by Frank Smith while on the Expedition to Mt. Kamet. Thispicturesque Valley covered by rare species of flowers & a wide variety ofButterflies, Musk Deer, Thar & serow are found here. Back to Ghangaria.

Day 6: Ghangaria - Govindghat (13kms trek down) -Rudraprayag (145kms/5hr)
After 13 Kms trek fromGhangaria to Govind Ghat, drive to Rudraprayag from Govind Ghat. Check inHotel. Overnight stay.

Day 7: Rudraprayag - Rishikesh - Haridwar (160kms/5hr)
Early morning, Drive to Rishikesh. Visit Rishikesh Local Sight Seeing &Temples;. Later drive to Hardwar. Check in Hotel. Overnight stay.

Day 8: Hardwar - Delhi (230kms/6hr)
Morning, visit HardwarLocal Sight Seeing & Temples. Later drive back to Delhi. On Arr. Delhi,transfer to Railway Station / Airport.
Package Excludes:
• Any meals other than those mentionedabove
• All optional are charged
• Any portage at airport and hotels, tips,insurance, wine , mineral water, telephone charges, boating charges, entrancefees and all items of personal nature
•Any services not specifically mentionedin the inclusions.
• Expenses caused by factors beyond ourcontrol like rail and flight delays, roadblocks, vehicle mal-functions,political disturbances, taxes etc.

Terms & Conditions:
The tour cost is subject to change without prior notice.
Hotels are subject to availability at the time of making reservations.

Cancellation Policy:
Outside 30 days prior to departure - 10% of the full package price
Within 29 - 6 days - 50% of the full package price
Within 5 - 0 days - 100% of the full package price

Cost: INR 18999/- Per person on Twin sharing basis. (Min10 Pax)
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