Overview

Hemkund Sahib is the highest Gurudwara of the Sikhs, located at an altitude of 4329 mts in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand. This holy shrine got its name from the glacial lake Hemkund, adjacent to the Gurudwara whose literal meaning is the "Lake of Snow". This pilgrimage place of Sikhs is dedicated to the tenth Sikh Guru, Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji (1666-1708) and also finds its mention in Dasam Grant, a work dedicated to Guru Ji himself.  A small temple of Lakshman, the brother of Lord Rama is also bedecked on the shore of Hemkund Lake.

District Chamoli
Nearest Railway Rishikesh- 273 kms
Nearest Airport Jolly Grant Airport- 292 kms
Famous For Gurudwara- Lake- Laxman Temple- Trekking- Scenic Beauty- High Altitude Lake- Trek- Sikh Pilgrimage
Altitude 4633 metres above sea level
Languages Hindi-Garhwali
Best Time to Visit March to May and October and November

How to Reach Us

By Road :

Hemkund Sahib is connected up to Govind Ghat with motorable roads and from here you have to commence trek of 19kms to reach Hemkund Sahib. Govindghat is well connected by motorable roads with major destinations of Uttarakhand state. Buses to Haridwar, Rishikesh, and Srinagar are available from ISBT Kashmiri Gate. Buses and Taxis to Govindghat are easily available from major destinations of Uttarakhand state like Rishikesh, Pauri, Rudraprayag, Karnaprayag, Ukhimath, Srinagar, Chamoli, etc. Govindghat is situated on National Highway 58 making it easy to reach.

By Air :

Jolly Grant Airport is the nearest Airport to Hemkund Sahib but the roads are only connected up to Govind Ghat from where you have to commence trek of 19kms to reach Hemkund Sahib. Govindghat is situated at a distance of 292kms from Jolly Grant Airport. Jolly Grant Airport is well connected to Delhi with daily flights and Govindghat is well connected by motorable roads with Jolly Grant Airport. Taxis are available from Jolly Grant Airport to Govindghat.

By Rail :

The nearest railway station to Hemkund Sahib is Rishikesh. Rishikesh railway station is situated 273 kms before Govindghat on NH58. It is well connected by railway networks with major destinations of India and trains to Rishikesh are frequent. Taxis and buses are available from Rishikesh, Srinagar, Rudraprayag, Chamoli, Joshimath and many other destinations to Govindghat.

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Hemkund Sahib is the highest Gurudwara of the Sikhs, located at an altitude of 4329 mts in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand. This holy shrine got its name from the glacial lake Hemkund, adjacent to the Gurudwara whose literal meaning is the ‘Lake of Snow’. 
This pilgrimage place of Sikhs is dedicated to the tenth Sikh Guru, Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji (1666-1708) and also finds its mention in Dasam Grant, a work dedicated to Guru Ji himself. 

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Shri Hemkunt Sahib

Overview

Hemkund Sahib is the highest Gurudwara of the Sikhs, located at an altitude of 4329 mts in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand. This holy shrine got its name from the glacial lake Hemkund, adjacent to the Gurudwara whose literal meaning is the "Lake of Snow". This pilgrimage place of Sikhs is dedicated to the tenth Sikh Guru, Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji (1666-1708) and also finds its mention in Dasam Grant, a work dedicated to Guru Ji himself.  A small temple of Lakshman, the brother of Lord Rama is also bedecked on the shore of Hemkund Lake.

District Chamoli
Nearest Railway Rishikesh- 273 kms
Nearest Airport Jolly Grant Airport- 292 kms
Famous For Gurudwara- Lake- Laxman Temple- Trekking- Scenic Beauty- High Altitude Lake- Trek- Sikh Pilgrimage
Altitude 4633 metres above sea level
Languages Hindi-Garhwali
Best Time to Visit March to May and October and November

How to Reach Us

By Road :

Hemkund Sahib is connected up to Govind Ghat with motorable roads and from here you have to commence trek of 19kms to reach Hemkund Sahib. Govindghat is well connected by motorable roads with major destinations of Uttarakhand state. Buses to Haridwar, Rishikesh, and Srinagar are available from ISBT Kashmiri Gate. Buses and Taxis to Govindghat are easily available from major destinations of Uttarakhand state like Rishikesh, Pauri, Rudraprayag, Karnaprayag, Ukhimath, Srinagar, Chamoli, etc. Govindghat is situated on National Highway 58 making it easy to reach.

By Air :

Jolly Grant Airport is the nearest Airport to Hemkund Sahib but the roads are only connected up to Govind Ghat from where you have to commence trek of 19kms to reach Hemkund Sahib. Govindghat is situated at a distance of 292kms from Jolly Grant Airport. Jolly Grant Airport is well connected to Delhi with daily flights and Govindghat is well connected by motorable roads with Jolly Grant Airport. Taxis are available from Jolly Grant Airport to Govindghat.

By Rail :

The nearest railway station to Hemkund Sahib is Rishikesh. Rishikesh railway station is situated 273 kms before Govindghat on NH58. It is well connected by railway networks with major destinations of India and trains to Rishikesh are frequent. Taxis and buses are available from Rishikesh, Srinagar, Rudraprayag, Chamoli, Joshimath and many other destinations to Govindghat.

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Shri Hemkunt Sahib

Hemkund Sahib is the highest Gurudwara of the Sikhs, located at an altitude of 4329 mts in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand. This holy shrine got its name from the glacial lake Hemkund, adjacent to the Gurudwara whose literal meaning is the ‘Lake of Snow’. 
This pilgrimage place of Sikhs is dedicated to the tenth Sikh Guru, Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji (1666-1708) and also finds its mention in Dasam Grant, a work dedicated to Guru Ji himself. 

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