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Hemkund Sahib Tour - Valley of Flowers Trek

hemkund-sahib-tourThe high elevation Lokpal lake, identified as Hemkund (4329 mts.) lies in wonderful environs. A steep trek from Ghangharia leads one to this sight in about 4 to 6 hours. It is a main pilgrimage for both Hindus and Sikhs, as well as for people from other faiths. There is a Sikh Gurudwara and a Lakshman temple built on the bank of the lake.

Encircled by 7 snow clad peaks and their linked glaciers, it reflects its surroundings attractively on its crystal clear serene waters. The glaciers from Hathi Parvat and Saptrishi peaks feed the lake and a small stream known as Himganga flows out of this lake.

In the holy Granth Sahib, Guru Govind Singh, the tenth Guru of the Sikh faith had meditated on the bank of this lake in one of his earlier births. It is widely believed among Sikhs that Guru Govind Singh introduced the features now universally associated with Sikhism. On 15th April 1699, he started the new brotherhood called the Khalsa (meaning the pure, from the Persian word 'Khales') an inner core of the faithful, accepted by baptism (amrit).

The five K's' date from this period : kesh (uncut hair) kangha (comb), kirpan (dagger or short sword), kara (steel bangle), and kachh (boxer shorts). The most important is the uncut hair, adopted before the other 4. The comb is sometime designated especially as wooden. The dagger and the shorts reflect military influence, while the bangle may be a form of charm.

It is believed that Lakshman, the younger brother of Ram, meditated by the lake and regained his health after being severely wounded by Meghnath, son of the demon Ravana, during battle.

Despite its very old connections, Hemkund/Lokpal was discovered by a Sikh Havaldar, Solan Singh and became a major pilgrimage centre only after 1930.

Hemkund Sahib Tour Package (6 Nights/7Days)

Day 1: Delhi – Rishikesh
Morning drive 225 kms to Rishikesh via Haridwar. On arrival check in at the Hotel. Evening visit Aarti. Overnight at the Hotel.

Hemkund-Sahib-Tour-Package

Day 2: Rishikesh – Joshimath
Morning after Breakfast drive to reach Joshimath which is the winter abode of Lord Badrinath. Lunch enroute. Evening arrive Joshimath and check into the Hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 3: Joshimath – Ghangria
Morning after Breakfast drive to reach Govindghat. Start trekking to reach Ghangaria the base camp for The Valley of Flowers and Hemkund Sahib. Dinner and overnight stay in Hotel at Ghangaria.

Day 4: Ghangria – Hemkund Sahib – Ghangria
Morning after early Breakfast, start trekking to reach Hemkund Sahib, one of the Holiest pilgrimages for the Sikhs. Snow covered peaks and mountains make the back-drop for ` Hemkund Lake'. Return to Ghangaria for overnight stay in Hotel.

Day 5: Ghangria – Rudraprayag
Morning after breakfast start trek to reach the Givindghat after that drive to Rudraprayag. Upon arrival check into the hotel for overnight stay.

Day 6: Rudraprayag – Rishikesh
After breakfast drive to Rishikesh. On the way you can visit Deo Prayag, the place where the confluence of river Alaknanda and Bhagirathi and after that the river named the Ganges. Evening you are free to visit the evening prayer of holy river Ganges at Triveni Ghat in Rishikesh.

Day7: Rishikesh – Delhi and depart
Morning drive to Delhi and transfer to airport to board the flight for your onward destination.

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