Gurudwara Sri Hemkund Sahib

Hemkund Sahib, Gurudwara Hemkunt Sahib

Hemkund Sahib, Gurudwara Hemkunt Sahib

Hemkund Sahib or Hemkunt Sahib, a Sikh Gurudwara is associated with Tenth Sikh Guru, Sri Guru Gobind Singh. As per his composition ‘Bachitar Natak’ of ‘Dasam Granth’, Guru Gobind Singh is believed to have meditated in his previous incarnation / life at Hemkund Sahib.

Hemkund Sahib is located at Hemkunt Parbat Sapat Sring, the “lake of ice” “mountains” adorned with “seven peaks”, at the height of 15200 ft in the Chamoli district of Uttrakhand state of India. It is a accessible by foot from Ghangaria or Gobind Ghat (7 kms) and further from Govind Ghat (13 kms) on the Rishikesh-Badrinath Highway.

The search for Hemkunt Sahib was started somewhere in 19th century whereas it was mentioned in Dasam Granth, which was composed in 1730. Although first geographical location of Hemkund was traced by Pandit Tara Singh Narotam in 1884, it was published only in 1929 by Bhai Vir Singh in 1929 in his book called “Sri Kalgidhar Chamatkar”. Sant Sohan Singh, a retired Indian Army Sikh Granthi of Gurudwara in Tehri Garhwal read this book and started searching for ‘Tap Asthan’ on his own. After many diffulties, he located Hemkund Lake and the place. He shared the information with Bhai Veer Singh who visited the site with him and were convinced that the Guru’s description of Tap Asthan matched the site found.

In 1935, Sohan Singh met Modan Singh a Havaldar who later devoted his full life in the service of Hemkund Sahib. The first building of Gurudwara Hemkund Sahib was constructed in 1936.

Sri Hemkund Sahib is accessible only in the summer, between June and October so its Tours are only available from June 1 to Oct 5 every year.

For Gurudwara Hemkund Sahib Yatra, Hemkund Sahib Tours and Tour Packages, visit website :
http://www.sikhtourism.com/hemkund.htm

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Hemkund Sahib Tour 2012 with Valley of Flowers

Hemkund Sahib Tour with  Valley of Flowers  
for June 2012 to Sep 2012



Contact Sikh tourism at
Mobile + 91 9910000857 or 
http://www.sikhtourism.com/valley-of-flowers.htm 


Delhi – Hemkund Sahib – Valley of Flowers –  Delhi (6 Nights 7 Days)

Day 1 : Drive Delhi to Rishikesh visiting Gurudwara of Rishikesh, night at Rishikesh Hotel.
Day 2 : Drive Rishikesh to Joshimath enroute visiting Gurudwara Srinagar Sahib, night at Joshimath hotel.
Day 3 : Drive from Joshimath to Govind Ghat and Car will be parked here. Start Trekking (13 kms) for Govind Dham, night at Govind Dham hotel.
Day 4 : Start Trekking from Govind Dham to Hemkund Sahib and return back to Govind Dham after Darshans of Hemkund Sahib (Trek 6 x 2 =12 km), night at Govind Dham hotel.
Day 5 : Start Trekking from Govind Dham to Valley of Flowers and return back to Govind Dham after visit (Trek 3 x 2 = 6 km), night at Govind Dham hotel.
Day 6 : Start Trekking down from Govind Dham to Govind Ghat (Trek 13 km) and then Drive for Rudraprayag, night at Rudraprayag hotel.
Day 7 : Start early morning (at 7AM) from Rudraprayag for Rishikesh, after a break at Rishikesh, continue drive for Delhi and reach Delhi late evening.

Cost Per Person :

For 2 persons   : Rs 22500 Per Person on Double sharing Room.
For 4 persons   : Rs 16250 Per Person on Double sharing Room.
For 6 persons   : Rs 13750 Per Person on Double sharing Room.
For 8 persons   : Rs 13500 Per Person on Double sharing Room.
For 10 persons : Rs 13100 Per Person on Double sharing Room.
For 12 persons : Rs 12500 Per Person on Double sharing Room.

Cost Includes :
– 
Travel by Car/Coach.
– Family Hotel Accommodation at Rishikesh, Joshimath and Rudraprayag for 3 Nights.
– Basic Accomodation at Govind Dham for 3 nights.
– Only Breakfast in the itinerary.
– All transfers, sightseeing as per the itinerary.
– All taxes, driver allowances, parking etc.

Price does not Include : 
– Entrance fee to monuments.
– Any meals except specified in the itinerary.
– Tips, Beverages, Laundry, Telephone Calls, etc.
– Medical and Insurance.
– Tourist Guide