hemkund sahib is situated at an altitude of 4,329 mts above sea level in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand state.
hemkund sahib literally suggests 'Lake of snow' and the pristine water of this lake is as cold as snow. It is also
known as Gurudwara Shri Hemkunt Sahib.
Numerous waterfalls, dense forest, enchanting view of the Himalayas, crystal clear lake and the holy hemkund sahib Gurudwara are the key highlights of this trekking trip. The weather changes very rapidly at hemkund sahib.
Perched at an elevation of 4,329 mts above sea level, Hemkund Saheb is the highest Gurudwara of Sikh community. hemkund sahib is situated 6 km from Ghangharia, this star shaped Gurudwara is made up of white marbles and concrete and it is located on the shores of the pristine Hemkund.
Place to SeeValley of Flowers:Valley of Flowers is beautiful 4 kms, easy trek from Ghangaria. The region of Valley of Flowers is rich in varied flora and fauna. The valley of flowers was declared as the National Park of India in the year 1982 and it is now a world heritage site. The virgin beauty of this mystical valley has always lured botanists, nature lovers and adventure lovers.
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. A Gurudwara, GMVN rest houses and a few hotels provide accommodation facility at Ghangharia.