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Hemkund-Sahib Uttarakhand

Hemkund Sahib (also spelled Hemkunt) is a Sikh place of worship Gurudwara, known as Gurudwara Sri Hemkunt Sahib Ji, devoted to Guru Gobind Singh Ji (1666–1708), the tenth Sikh Guru, which finds mention in Dasam Granth, a piece of work believed to be narrated by Guru Gobind Singh Ji, located in Chamoli district, Uttarakhand, India. With a setting of a glacial lake surrounded by seven mountain peaks and each peak adorned by a Nishan Sahib on its cliff, it is located in the Himalayas at an elevation of 4632 meters (15,200 ft) as per the Survey of India. It is approached from Gobindghat on the Rishikesh-Badrinath highway. The main town near Govindghat is Joshimath.

Hemkund Yatra Travel guide is the best way to to know about the city. The temple of Mother Yamuna, on the left bank of the river, was constructed by Maharaja Pratap Shah of Tehri Garhwal. The idol here is made of black marble. To move from one place to another in the town and most importantly to get to the Yamuna Temple one can get horses and palanquins on rent which are in fact overall the best transportation options in this town. Hemkund Lake, Hemkund Sahib, Govind Ghat, Kharsali are some of the places to visit.

Attractions

1. Govindghat

Govindghat, a town in Chamoli district, Uttarakhand, India, is located at the confluence of the Alaknanda and Lakshman Ganga rivers. It lies around roughly 22 km from Joshimath on NH58 at an altitude of 6000 feet. It is the roadhead and the starting point for trekking to Hemkund Sahib and Valley of Flowers. Hundreds of people, mostly Sikh pilgrims on way to the holy shrine of Hemkund Sahib and occasional tourists to the Valley of Flowers arrive here everyday.The Gurudwara located on the right bank of river Alaknanda is the most important landmark in the area. It also provides accommodation to pilgrims.


2. Ghangaria

It is the last human habitation centre on the way to Hemkund Sahib and the Valley of Flowers. Ghangaria is a scenic hamlet perched at an altitude of 3,050mts above sea level at a distance of 13km from Govind Ghat and 4kms before Valley of flowers. The trek becomes easy to moderate from this point if you are travel towards Hemkund Sahib. The region is prone to heavy snowfall in winters, therefore the region remains opened from May to October..


3. Hemkund Sahib

The Gurudwara of Hemkund Sahib is located on the banks of Lake Hemkund, where the tenth Guru of the Sikhs, that is Guru Gobind Singh, meditated. It was the same Guru that started the new brotherhood called Khalsa.The design and construction of this gurudwara was not easy as the construction started in the early 1960s after the official visit of Chief Engineer of the Indian Army, Major General Harkirat Singh.


4. Hemkund Lake

Hemkund Lake is situated near the Hemkund Gurudwara. It remains frozen during most of the year, approximately eight months. Surrounded by snow laden mountains on all the sides, this lake is considered to be a place of religious importance for Sikhs as well as Hindus.As per legend, the tenth Guru of the Sikhs, that is Guru Gobind Singh meditated on the banks of the river.


5. Lakshman Temple

The Lakshman Temple is located on the bank of the Hemkund Lake and the temple is also known by the name of Lokpal Temple among Hindus. It is believed that Lakshman, the brother of Lord Ram meditated in this region after the battle with Ravan's son Meghnad to regain his power.


6. Valley Of Flowers

Along the way from Hemkund Sahib to Gobind Dham is a path that turns towards the Valley Of Flowers bordered on each side by magnificent snow capped peaks. The gorge is carpeted with more than 300 species of wild flowers like the Snake Lily, Himalayan Blue Poppy, white and yellow Anemones, Calendula, Dianthus and Daisies. A broad assortment of butterflies, black and brown Himalayan bear, snow leopard, tahr, musk deer, serow and bharals are the other attractions of the national park.


DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION
Uttarakhand

DEPARTURE TIME

Day 01: Delhi - Haridwar (230 Kms; Approx 6 Hours Of Drive)

Arrival Delhi Railway Station, Meet & Assist further drive to Hardwar, enroute lunch. Later drive to Hardwar transfer to your Hotel. Visit Har-ki-Pauri for Ganga Aarti in evening. Back to your hotel, Dinner & Night halt.

Day 02: Haridwar - Syanachatti (240 Kms; Approx 7 Hours Of Drive)

Early morning, Drive to Syanachatti via Mussoorie. Enroute bifurcate from main road to Lakahamandal (5kms /one side), visit the ancient temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. After darshan drive to your onward destination. Check in Hotel at Syana Chatti.

Day 03: Synachatti - Yamunotri - Syanachtti (12kms Drive & 7 Kms Trek Each Side)

Drive to Phool Chatti, trek start from here to Yamunotri. Either by walk or by horse or by Doli at own cost. Arr. Yamunotri, One can cook rice by packing it in a cloth and dipping it in the hot water of the hot kund. Pilgrims take this cooked rice home as "Prasad". Here near the temple "Pooja" can be offered to Divya Shila, After taking bath in Jamunabai Kund's warn water and having "Darshan" of pious "Yamunaji" returning to Hanumanchatti. Later drive back to Syanachatti. Overnight stay at Hotel.

Day 04: Syanachatti - Hardwar (240 Kms; Approx 7 Hours Of Drive)

Drive back to Haridwar, Check in Hotel. Overnight stay.

Day 07: Haridwar - Delhi (230 Kms; Approx 7 Hours Of Drive)

Morning visit Hardwar Local Sight Seeing. Later dep. to Delhi. On Arr. Delhi, Drop at Railway Station/Airport.

Total Pax(Min.) Transportation(Exclusive Guide Premium Package(MAP) Luxury Package(MAP) Deluxe Package(CP) Superior Package(EP) Standard Package(EP)
02 Tata Indigo / Dezire * INR 31,050.00 INR 25,050.00 INR 21,950.00 INR 18,275.00 INR 17,000.00
02 Tavera / Ertiga * INR 34,550.00 INR 28,550.00 INR 25,450.00 INR 21,775.00 INR 20,500.00
02 Toyota Innova * INR 35,550.00 INR 29,550.00 INR 26,450.00 INR 22,775.00 INR 21,500.00
04 Tavera / Ertiga * INR 27,250.00 INR 21,250.00 INR 18,150.00 INR 14,475.00 INR 13,200.00
04 Toyota Innova * INR 27,750.00 INR 21,750.00 INR 18,650.00 INR 14,975.00 INR 13,700.00
06 Tavera / Ertiga * INR 24,950.00 INR 18,950.00 INR 15,800.00 INR 12,125.00 INR 10,850.00
06 Toyota Innova * INR 25,285.00 INR 19,285.00 INR 16,135.00 INR 12,460.00 INR 11,185.00
06 Tempo Traveler (09 Seater) * INR 27,785.00 INR 21,785.00 INR 18,635.00 INR 14,960.00 INR 13,685.00
08 Tempo Traveler (09 Seater) * INR 25,900.00 INR 19,900.00 INR 16,800.00 INR 13,125.00 INR 11,850.00
10 Tempo Traveler (12 Seater) * INR 25,050.00 INR 19,050.00 INR 15,950.00 INR 12,275.00 INR 11,050.00
12 Mini Coach (15 Seater) * INR 25,470.00 INR 19,470.00 INR 16,370.00 INR 12,695.00 INR 11,470.00
14 Mini Coach (15 Seater) * INR 24,780.00 INR 18,780.00 INR 15,680.00 INR 12,005.00 INR 10,730.00
16 Mini Coach (18 Seater) Yes INR 25,895.00 INR 19,895.00 INR 16,795.00 INR 13,120.00 INR 11,845.00
16 Mini Coach (27 Seater) Yes INR 26,865.00 INR 20,865.00 INR 17,765.00 INR 14,090.00 INR 12,815.00
18 Mini Coach (18/21 Seater) Yes INR 25,275.00 INR 19,275.00 INR 16,175.00 INR 12,500.00 INR 11,225.00
18 Mini Coach (27 Seater) Yes INR 26,135.00 INR 20,135.00 INR 17,035.00 INR 13,360.00 INR 12,085.00
20 Mini Coach (27 Seater) Yes INR 25,550.00 INR 19,550.00 INR 16,450.00 INR 12,775.00 INR 11,450.00
20 Mini Coach (21 Seater) Yes INR 24,775.00 INR 18,775.00 INR 15,675.00 INR 12,000.00 INR 10,675.00


Extra Mattress / Extra Person INR 12,800.00 INR 11,100.00 INR 8,600.00 INR 6,000.00 INR 4,300.00
CP SUPPLEMENT (Daily Breakfast)  NIL  NIL  NIL INR 1,000.00 INR 900.00
MAP SUPPLEMENT (Daily Breakfast & Dinner)  NIL  NIL INR 1,800.00 INR 2,600.00 INR 2,400.00
P r e m i u m P a c k a g e H o t e l s ( M A P )
Haridwar (01 Night) Hotel Radisson Blu (A/C)
Kharsali / Barkot - (02 Nights) Yamunotri Cottage (Premium Cottage)
Uttarkashi (02 Nights) Shivlinga (A/C Premium) / The Great Ganga (A/C Cottage)
Rishikesh (01 Night)   Ellbee Ganga View (A/C Premier) / Ganga Kinare (A/C S.Dlx)  
 
L u x u r y   P a c k a g e   H o t e l s   ( M A P )
Haridwar (01 Night) Hotel Godwin (A/C) / Regenta Orko (A/C) / Golden Tulip (A/C)
Barkot (02 Nights) Camp Nirwana (Swiss Tents) / YRBR (Swiss Tents) / Rigveda Cottages  
Uttarkashi (02 Nights) Akash Ganga (A/C) / Shivparivar (A/C)
Rishikesh (01 Night)   Vasundhara Palace (A/C Premium)
COST INCLUDES (Premium & Luxury Package):

  • Accommodation on twin sharing (Double Bed Room) on MAP Basis.
  • Transportation by Non A/C Vehicle (Delhi-Haridwar & Rishikesh-Delhi by A/C Vehicle Services) with all road, state taxes, driver allowance, permit & night halt.
  • Daily Mineral Water x 02 Bottles (1Ltr).

    COST DOES NOT INCLUDE:

    5% Govt. Service Tax, Rest All Meals, Table drinks, laundry, porter, pony, tips, camera fee, ropeway charges, entrance charges, travel insurance, personal expenses of the clients or any other expenses incurred due to bad weather, road closure, landslides etc. and anything not specified in cost include.



    D e l u x e P a c k a g e H o t e l s ( C P )
    Haridwar (01 Night) Lakshay (A/C) / Park Grand (A/C) / Classic Residency (A/C)
    Barkot (02 Nights) Camp Nirwana (Swiss Tents) / YRBR (Swiss Tents) / Rigveda Cottages  
    Uttarkashi (02 Nights) Shivlinga (S.Dlx) / Akash Ganga / Shivparivar / Shikhar Nature Resort (Swiss Tents)
    Rishikesh (01 Night)   The Great Ganga (A/C) / Yog Vashisht (A/C)
     
    S u p e r i o r    P a c k a g e   H o t e l s   ( E P )
    Haridwar (01 Night) Hotel Great Ananda (A/C) / Khanna Palace (A/C) /  Paradise (A/C)
    Barkot (02 Nights) Chauhan Annaxe (S.Dlx) / Inder Palace (Dlx) / Aththi Niwas Jankichatti   
    Uttarkashi (02 Nights) Hotel Shivlinga / Geetanjali Resort / Sahaj Villa / Ganga Aashray
    Rishikesh (01 Night)   Leisure Palace(A/C) / Trihari (A/C)/ Dev Palace (A/C) / Tatsa (A/C)
     
    S t a n d a r d   P a c k a g e   H o t e l s  ( E P )
    Haridwar (01 Night) Badridham (A/C) / Parakh (A/C) / Orchid (A/C) / Sound Sleep (A/C) / Hill View (A/C)
    Badkot (02 Nights) Hotel Yamuna Kinare / Karan Palace / Gau Yamuna   
    Uttarkashi (02 Nights) Hotel Bhagirathi Residency / Mahima Resort / Mansarovar / Vasundhra
    Rishikesh (01 Night)   Devoy Inn (A/C) / Soank Paradise (A/C) / Akash Continental (A/C)  
    COST INCLUDES (Deluxe, Superior & Standard Package) :

  • Accommodation on twin sharing (Double Bed Room) on CP / EP Basis (As mention above).
  • Transportation by Non A/C Vehicle (Delhi-Haridwar & Rishikesh-Delhi by A/C Vehicle Services) with all road, state taxes, driver allowance, permit & night halt.

    COST DOES NOT INCLUDE:

    5% Govt. Service Tax, Rest All Meals, Table drinks, laundry, porter, pony, tips, camera fee, ropeway charges, entrance charges, travel insurance, personal expenses of the clients or any other expenses incurred due to bad weather, road closure, landslides etc. and anything not specified in cost include.