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Hemkund Trekking Vacations

Vacations is all about relaxing, boosting up your fatigued spirit, letting you be yourself and helping you unwind. And trekking in Hemkund, a pilgrimage for both Hindus and Sikhs, is a good way to do so. Hemkund, also known as Lokpal lake, lies in the heavenly realm of Himalayas. Trekking in Hemkund , a zone bestowed with wonderful snow- clad peaks in its unruffled waters offering a scenic site, will not be less than a bliss. While trekking you will come across the glaciers from Hathi Parvat and Saptrishi peaks feeding the lake and a small stream called Himganga flowing out of this lake. Enjoy your vacations during mid July to September when the weather is relatively pleasant.

Trekking in Hemkund Sahib

The destinations you can enjoy during Hemkund trekking are:
  • Joshimath
  • Govindghat
  • Ghangaria
  • Valley of Flowers
  • Hemkund Sahib
  • Rudraprayag

Start your trekking from Joshimath, located at confluence of Alaknanda and Mandakini, from Valley of Flowers. You can take temple tour in Joshimath and visit Narsimhadeva temple, Vasudeva temple (both dedicated to Lord Vishnu) , Rudraprayag temple (dedicated to Lord Shiva) Nav Durga temple and Shankracharya Math. Resume your trekking to Govindghat, a conflux of Alaknanada and Laxman Ganga, and visit the baronial Gurudwara named after Guru Govind Singh and a temple dedicated to Lord Laxman. You will get all the Trekking to Govindghatstuffs required for trekking to Ghangaria,the base camp for Hemkund and Valley of Flowers. Now we head towards Ghangaria or Govinddham, base camp for Hemkund trek. If fond of local delicacies, you can try Punjabi dishes served in the restaurants here.

From here we proceed to Valley of Flowers. Enjoying a trek here will be an euphoric experience. The trails replete with a numerous variety of flowers will leave you awestruck. Visit the Valley of Flowers Park and see wild flowers romancing with nature in utter felicity. The next trek is Hemkund Sahib. Enjoy sightseeing at Hemkund Sahib Gurudwara, Hemkund lake and Laxman temple here. We move to Rudraprayag - confluence of Alaknanda and Mandakini river, from Hemkund Sahib. Enjoy your trekking in Rudraprayag traversing through the regions blessed with immense natural beauty, places of religious importance - Koteshwar temple, Kalimath, GuptakashiMath, Ukhimath and lakes and glaciers like Chowbari Bamak glacier, Son prayag, Gaurikund, Deori Tal.

A few essentials to carry include woolens and good sturdy trekking shoes. A good rain coat is recommended though one can buy cheap plastic rain coats on the way to Hemkund Sahib. Being a Sikh religious place, smoking, consuming alcohol or exposing in public is restricted. Gesticulations like hugs and kisses are taken very seriously. For men and women, covering their heads with a piece of cloth is mark of respect for sacred book of Sikhs. Photography inside the gurudwara is not do not attempt. Elsewhere no restriction is imposed. You can use your camera at your will.

Come to the "abode of God" to have kinship with the almighty and nature.

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