Situated at a height of over 15,000 feet above the sea level in the Himalayan ranges of northern India, Sri Hemkunt Sahib has emerged as a popular centre of Sikh Pilgrimage which is visited by thousands of devotees from all over the world every summer. According to Bachitra Natak, the autobiographical account of the tenth Guru, Gobind Singh, it was at Hemkunt ‘adorned with seven snow peaks’ that he meditated in his previous birth.
Day 1: Delhi – Haridwar (230 kms/6 hours)
Arrival Delhi Railway Station, Meet & Assist further drive to Hardwar, Take lunch. Later drive to Hardwar transfer to your Hotel. Visit Har-ki-Pauri for Ganga Aarti in the evening. Back to your hotel, Dinner & Night halt.
Day 2: Haridwar – Joshimath (276 kms/8 hours)
Morning, drive straight to Joshimath en-route visit Deoprayag, Rudraprayag & Karnprayag. Arrival Joshimath check in hotel. Overnight stay.
Joshimath: Adi Guru Shankaracharya, who came all the way from Kerala in the 8th Century A.D, perform penance under a tree here and after getting enlightenment, established a Math (religious centre), known as “Joshimath”. The name Joshimath is derived from it. Temple of Narsingh and Nav Durga are located here.
Day 03: Joshimath – Govind Ghat (22 km drive)
Ghangaria (13kms/4hr Trek) Drive to Govindghat, Trek Start from here to Ghangaria (3000 meters). Check-in Hotel.
Ghangharia/Govinddham: 5 Kms. situated in the midst of a pine grove Ghangharia serves as a base for visiting Hemkund Shaib. It is the last human habitation in the valley. A tourist Lodge, log huts, tents, and a Gurudwara provide comfortable accommodation.
Day 04: Ghangaria – Hemkund Sahib – Ghangaria (5.5 kms/5 hours each side)
Early morning, trek start from here to Hemkund Sahib. Return back to Ghangaria after Darshan. Overnight stay.
Gurudwara Hemkund Shaib: This imposing star-shaped structure of stone and concrete masonry is one the shores of the lake. An outlet behind the Gurudwara is the source of the Lakshman Ganga.
Temple of Lord Lakshman: A small temple nearby, dedicated to Lord Lakshman.
Day 05: Ghangaria – Valley of Flower – Ghangaria (3 kms/3 hours each side) Hemkund Sahi tour Packages
Valley of Flower was discovered by Frank Smith while on the Expedition to Mt. Kamet. This picturesque Valley covered by rare species of flowers & a wide variety of Butterflies, Musk Deer, Thar & serow is found here. Back to Ghangaria.
Day 06: Ghangaria – Govindghat (13kms trek down) – Rudraprayag (145 kms/5 hours)
After a 13 km trek from Ghangaria to Govind Ghat, drive to Rudraprayag from Govind Ghat. Check-in Hotel. Overnight stay.
Day 07: Rudraprayag – Rishikesh – Haridwar (160 kms/5 hours)
Early morning, Drive to Rishikesh. Visit Rishikesh Local Sight Seeing & Temples. Later drive to Hardwar. Check-in Hotel. Overnight stay.
Day 08: Hardwar – Delhi (230 kms/6 hours)
Morning, visit Hardwar Local Sight Seeing & Temples. Later drive back to Delhi. On arrival. Delhi, transfer to Railway Station / Airport. Tour Terminate.
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