Hemkund Sahib Yatra Travel Guide | Highest Sikh Gurudwara

The Hemkund Sahib is one of the most famous pilgrimages of Sikh religion located at the height of 4636 Meters above from sea level.  It is also the highest located Sikh Gurudwara in the world in the Himalayan ranges of the Uttarakhand state. This is one of the most sacred places in the Sikh religion. Every year many tourists other than Sikh peoples visit the Hemkund Sahib Gurudwara and take the blessing of the Gurus. Hemkund Sahib Yatra starts during the summer season because of heavy snowfall and remote location during winter it cannot be accessible.


You can see the crystal clear lake in the Hemkund Sahib which has another importance, so every devotee takes a dip at the lake while their trip to Hemkund Sahib Yatra. Also as per Hindu mythology, the lake was known as the meditation ground of Lord Rama’s brother Lakshmana.

What to see near Hemkund Sahib

The Hemkund Sahib Gurudwara

The High altitude Gurudwara was constructed by Major Harkirat Singh in the year 1960. The architect of this Gurudwara made as per the weather condition of this place and it’s a Pentagonal Gurudwara in the world.  You can visit the Gurudwara and take the blessing of the Gurus.

Hemkund Lake / Hemkunt Lake


The Freezing water of this lake but still people take a dip while in the Hemkund Sahib because of the religious significance of it. It is located near the Hemkund Sahib Gurudwara.

Valley of Flowers


The amazing valley of flowers also located near the Hemkund Sahib at the distance of around 7-8 Kms. You can make your trip to both places during the summer months.

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Things to do in Hemkund Sahib

  1. Trekking

Trekking is the way to reach here so you can enjoy the trekking adventure here.

Read more:- Top 7 Trekking Destinations in Uttarakhand

  1. Bird Watching

Rare species of birds you can see here

  1. Photography

Photography of various peaks and nearby hills

  1. Valley of flower sightseeing

You can visit the valley of flowers nearby and witness the amazing national park with different kinds of flowers throughout the valley.

Best Time to Visit

Hemkund Sahib Yatra can be done during the summer months because of heavy snowfalls in winter the temple is closed for devotees and opens during summer seasons after the Char Dham Yatra starts. The best time to visit Hemkund Sahib is June to Oct month and it also opens only during these months for tourists.  So you don’t have the choice of throughout the year.

So plan your trip to Hemkund Sahib between June to Oct month.

How to Reach Hemkund Sahib

By Flight: – The Nearest Airport to Hemkund Sahib is Jolly Grant Airport Dehradun which is around 310 Km.

By Trains: – The Nearest railway station is Rishikesh/ Haridwar which is connected with a multicity railway network located at a distance of 285 Km.

By Road: – Govind Ghat is the nearest place till where you can reach by road transports. You can book a cab or take the bus on a sharing basis from Rishikesh or Haridwar to reach here.

Trekking Routes to Hemkund Sahib Yatra


The Hemkund Sahib trip can be completed by the trekking of 19 Km from Govindghat. The base camp of this trek is Ghangaria which is 5 Km earlier from Hemkund Sahib. So you can trek to Govindghat to Ghangaria on day 1 and then stay there for a night and start your journey for the next day towards Hemkund Sahib.

Route Map of Hemkund Sahib Yatra

Check out the route map of Hemkund Sahib from Govindghat and Ghangaria.


So this is the trip details of Hemkund Sahib Yatra. You can book a trip to Hemkund Sahib or Valley of Flowers from us and get the best deals.

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