Hemkund Sahib is situated 6 km from Gangharia. Shri Hemkund Sahib is an pilgrimage destination for Hindus and Sikh in Chamoli district, Uttarakhand. This temle is built on river hemkund. It is believed that Lord Lakshamana Regained his health by meditating on the bank of Hemkund. The Lakshmana temple is built at the place where Lakshmana meditated to regain the health and it is the attraction for Hindu pilgimage.
Hemkund is a Sanskrit name means, Snow(Hem) Bowl (Kund). The Dasam Granth says god ordered Shri Guru gobind Singh to take bath while he was in deep meditation at the mount of hemkund. Hemkund Sahib Yatra is done only in the summer, between first week of June and first week of October. From October it is inaccessible till April because of snow. Sikh pilgrims arrive in may to work to repair the damage of the path, which is known as Kar Seva. Hemkund Sahib is the highest temple in India and Highest Gurudwara in the world.
Hemkund Sahib Yatra Opening Dates
The Kapat of Hemkund will be opening at 1st June.
Hemkund Sahib Helicopter Service
Helicopter service is available from Govind Ghat to Govind Dham (Ghangaria). The route is of 14 km and it takes 8-10 mins of time to reach. The helicopter service starts from 6 am till 2 PM. And the return service starts from 6:30 AM to evening. Passengers are allowed to carry maximum luggage of 5 kg and not more than that.
Things to carry while travelling to Hemkund due to its cold weather and climatic changes.
Warm clothes like sweates or jackets
Torch, First aid kit
Rain coat for everyone.
This is the only Gurdwara in the world to be constructed at an altitude of 15,210 feet.
It’s the only Gurdwara in the world to have a pentagonal structure in its design. A very distinct feature considering the prominence of domes in all the Gurdwaras.