World India Uttarakhand Badrinath Hemkund Sahib

Hemkund Sahib , Badrinath

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Trekking, Scenic, Pilgrimage
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Hindi, Garwhal, English
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About Hemkund Sahib

Sri Hemkund Sahib is guduwara (sikh religious place) set high in the Himalayas, this place can be reached only by walking from Gobindghat. Sri Guru Gobind Singh ji, the tenth Guru of the Sikhs, is believed to have meditated in his previous life at Hemkund Sahib. The gudwara is set next to a frozen lake at an height of 4329 mts. In winter, it is impossible to come here because of snow. In summer, the scene is still frozen, the ice fresh beneath blowing mist. Starting point of the trek, Govindghat is about 275 kms from Rishikesh. 

There is no accomadation available at Hemkund so it is important to head back by 2 pm to make it back to Govindghat before nightfall.

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Use a walking stick and good footwear for walking to keep your balance while walking. Also carry first aid supplies and medicines.
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Jul 09, 2014
Cover your head while entering in the Gurudwara. Please make sure you are dressed appropriately for this place of worship.
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Jul 09, 2014
The route to Hemkund Sahib and the Valley of Flowers normally opens on about June 1st and closes during the first week of October.
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Jul 09, 2014
Carrying a raincoat is also recommended. During July and August it rains every day, sometimes all day. Expect rain in June and September as well.
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Jul 09, 2014
Carry enough water, glucose, sweets, and dried fruits on the trek. It is easy to become exhausted & dehydrated during strenuous exercise.
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