HEMKUND SAHIB YATRA
Located at an altitude of 15,000 feet from the sea level, Shri Hemkund Sahib is a significant holy shrine and pilgrimage destination for Sikhs in India. Thousands of devotees take on this arduous yet picturesque pilgrimage every year. Built on the banks of the glacial Lokpal lake and surrounded by seven gigantic yet mesmerizing peaks, it is located in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand. While this shrine is devoted to the tenth Sikh Guru, Shri Guru Gobind Singh Ji (1666–1708), Hindu pilgrims hold this shrine in high accord for their mythological God, Lakshamana, with tales of association to this site from Ramayana and Mahabharata.
This 07 Days of itinerary take the traveller to a tour of Hemkund Sahib Ji. Major destinations covered in the itinerary are Haridwar, Joshimath, Govind Ghat. Ghangaria, Hemkund Sahib, Ghangaria, and Valley of flowers. This tour is an ideal travel package for those spiritual tourists who want to get soaked in spirituality and engrossing natural beauty.
By Flight: The nearest airport to Hemkund Sahib is Jolly Grant near Dehradun. From there, one must reach Govind Ghat by road, which is 292-km from the airport.
By Train: The nearest railway station to Hemkund Sahib is Rishikesh. From there, one must reach Govind Ghat by road, which is 273-km from the railway station on NH58.
By Road: Hemkund Sahib is well connected till Govind Ghat, post which, one must undertake a trek of around 19-km to reach the holy shrine.
There is no staying facility of hotel or lodges in Hemkund Sahib. Due to the weather conditions and not great infrastructure, it is not allowed to stay inside the Gurudwara. After the holy prayers and spending time at the Gurudwara, one must leave by 2 PM to come down to Ghangaria for overnight stay. The place has few hotels and lodges. However, the hotels are in remote areas, and due to the lack of phone and internet connectivity, it is very difficult to book a room in those hotels, so it is advisable to book through a proper channel.
On arrival at Delhi airport/railway station, meet our team on arrival and afterwards drive to drive you to Haridwar. (5.5 Hrs Drive) If you are arriving at Dehradun Airport or In Haridwar meet our driver and guide. On arrival check in at the hotel or Lodge or Ashram in Haridwar. Later in the evening, we will pay a visit to Mansa Devi temple to offer prayers. Also, we will attend Ganga aarti at Har Ki Peri. Afterwards, we will return back to the hotel for a relaxing overnight stay. Haridwar, one of the sacred places of Hindu devotes in India lies in the Haridwar district of Uttarakhand at the foothill of Shivaliks. It is the place where people go to take a dip in the holy Ganga river for the salvation of their deceased elder or close ones. According to the Hindu legend, Bhagirath, a Suryavanshi prince carried penance here for rescue of the souls of his ancestors who had decomposed because of the nuisance of sage Kapila. The plentiful water of Ganga river was dropped on earth from the locks of Lord Shiva to revived the sixty thousand sons of king Sagara. Haridwar is the entrance way for to the sources of the Ganga and the Yamuna.
Morning breakfast, later check out and leave Haridwar and drive to Pipalkoti via Rishikesh Devprayag, Rudrapryag and Karanparyag. Later in the evening on reaching Pipalkoti, we will check in at the booked hotel and enjoy overnight stay. **If a large group we can even arrange private chef who do catering as per your requirement**
Today after breakfast in the morning, we will leave by road for Govindghat. On the way, we will stop at Joshimath. Visit Adi Shankaracharya Math and Narsingh Mandir. Later, we will continue our drive to Govindghat. On reaching, we will start trekking from here to Ghangaria. Later check in at the pre-booked Guest House or Lodge in Ghangaria for a comfortable overnight stay.
Today morning we leave early and trek down to Govindghat. Meet your driver driver and leave by road for Rudrapryag, via Joshimath, Chamoli and Karanprayag. On arrival, check in at the already booked hotel for an overnight stay. Rudraprayag is the meeting point of two significant rivers i.e. Alaknanda and Mandakini River. Temples: Rudranath and Chamunda Devi, Koteshwar Temple (3 Kms).
Today morning after breakfast, drive to Rishikesh via Srinagar Garhwal, enroute stop at Devprayag, the Confluence of Alaknanda and Bhagirathi River to visit the meeting point. Late continue drive to Rishikesh. On reaching, check in at the hotel for relaxing overnight stay. Rishikesh is a famous holy place located just 24 kms away from Haridwar. Enclosed by the beautiful mountains from three side and Ganga river flowing through, it lies right in the lap of lower Himalayas. This significant pilgrimage centre is associated with the Ramayana and houses many ancient and newly constructed temples. It is regarded as an ideal place for practicing yoga and meditation. The place is blessed with many yoga centres and ashrams. Rishikesh is the gateway to start the journey to important religious places in North India including Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath.
Today morning breakfast, later drive to Delhi. On arrival in Delhi transfer to airport or station for onward journey. **We can also transfer you to Dehradun Airport for flight to Delhi and then connect for onward journey**