A Dip In The Hemkund Sarovar
Duration : 09 Nights / 10
Places Covered : Delhi - Rishikesh - Joshimath - Gobindghat -
Ghangariya - Hemkund Sabhib - Ghangariya - Joshimath - Rishikesh - Delhi
Hemkund is surround by seven snow covered peaks and their reflection in the
bluish-green water is a picture to behold. The lake is a great pilgrimage
place for the Sikhs. In the Guru Granath Sahib. Guru Govind Singh made a
reference that in one of his previous births he had mediated on the shores
of a lake which was surrounded by seven snow covered peaks. In 1930,
Havildar Sohan Singh discovered this lake, and identified it with the one
referred t in the Guru Granth Sahibji.
Day 01 : Arrive Delhi
On arrival, assistance and transfer to hotel. After lunch, half-day visit to
Gurdwaras Sisganj, BangIa Sahib and Rakab Ganj. Dinner and overnight at
Day 02 : Delhi - Rishikesh (230kms/6hrs)
After breakfast, drive by car/coach to Rishikesh. Check-in and lunch at
hotel. Visit the Laxman Jhoola, Muni-Ki-Reti and the local Gurdwara. Dinner
and overnight at hotel.
Day 03 : Rishikesh - Joshimath (290kms/10hrs)
After breakfast and a short visit to Gurdwara, drive by car/coach to
Joshimath, lunch enroute. Dinner and stay at Tourist Rest House.
Day 04 : Joshimath - Gobindghati - Ghangariya
After breakfast, drive by car/coach to Gobindghat (18kms/l hrs), situated
near the confluence of roaring Laxman Ganga and Alaknanda rivers called
Vishnu Prayag. Lunch at gurdwara. A 14kms trek us to Ghangariya, the base
camp for Hemkund Sahib. Dinner and overnight at Tourist Rest House.
Day 05 : Ghangariay - Hemkund Sahib -
After breakfast, treak to Hemkund Sahib, 4239m above sea-level (5kms/3hrs).
Guru Gobind Singh, the tenth guru of Sikhs, is believed to have mediated
here in his previous birth. A gurdwara stands here in his memory on the bank
of a sacred lake. Return to Ghangariya for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 06 : Ghangariya - Valley of Flowers - Ghangariya
After breakfast, trek to Valley of Flowers (4kms/2 ½ hrs), carrying
packed lunch. Explore the valley and witness the rare Himalayan flora, i.e.
Brahm Kamal (Saussurea Obvalata), Himalayan Blue Poppy (Meconnopsis Aculata)
and many more. Return to Ghangariya for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 07 : Ghangariya - Gonindghat - Joshimath
breakfast, trek down to Gobindghat. Lunch at Gobindghat and drive back by
car/coach to Joshimath for dinner and overnight stay at Tourist Rest House.
Day 08 : Joshimath - Rishikesh (290kms/10hrs)
After breakfast, drive
by car/coach to Rishikesh. Lunch at Shrinagar's local restaurant. Check-in,
dinner and overnight at hotel.
Day 09 : Rishikesh - Delhi (230kms/6hrs)
After breakfast, drive by car/coach to Delhi.
Enroute visit Har-Ki-Pauri at Haridwar. After Lunch, continue journey.
Check-in, dinner and overnight at hotel.
Day 10 : Delhi / Back Home
After breakfast, transfer to airport for flight to onward journey/back