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Govindghat is situated on the banks of Alaknanda River at an elevation of 1,828 mts. It is the starting point of the trek to Hemkund Sahib. Govindghat is well connected by motorable roads. The trek from Govindghat to Ghangharia is steep and covers 13kms. The remaining 6 kms route is the steepest and toughest.

The Trek to Hemkund Sahib

The trek towards the Hemkund Sahib begins at GovindGhat, after crossing the Alaknanda river on a hanging bridge. The zig-zag mule track straightens through an ascending valley of terraced fields and vegetation. In the midst, Laxman Ganga tumbles down in a haste to join the Alaknanda. 3 kms. further is the small, pretty hamlet, Pulna. Beyond this, the trek becomes more exciting - the Laxman Ganga becomes swifter,and betweenthe green, rocky mountains, you can catch a glimpse of snow-clad peaks.

The 7 kms trail from Pulna to Bhyundar village is full of nature's scenic splendours including cascading waterfalls and cold water springs. Shrubs and wild roses grow abundantly and Rhododendrons colour the area with pink and dark red. Small wayside tea stalls run all across the route and young and enthusiastic tourist guides can be engaged at Bhyundar village. After resting awhile here, the trek on the right bank of the Laxman Ganga continues through the rich vegetation till a log bridge, supported on huge boulders, is reached. Crossing over to the left bank now, the trail becomes steeper and harder and 2 kms. from here, you will reach Ghanghria, the base camp for treks to Valley of Flowers and Hemkund Sahib.

By Air:

Jolly Grant Airport is the nearest Airport to Hemkund Sahib but the roads are only connected upto 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. 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 but the roads are only connected upto Govind Ghat from where you have to commence trek of 16 kms to reach Hemkund Sahib. Rishikesh railway station is situated 273 kms before Govindghat on NH58. Rishikesh is well connected by railway networks with major destinations of India. Trains to Rishikesh are frequent. Govindghat is well connected by motorable roads with Rishikesh. Taxis and buses are available from Rishikesh, Srinagar, Rudraprayag, Chamoli, Joshimath and many other destinations to Govindghat.

By Road:

Hemkund Sahib is connected upto Govind Ghat with motoralble 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.

Road Route from Delhi: Delhi – Meerut – Haridwar – Rishikesh – Rudraprayag – Joshimath – GovindGhat – Trekking (19 kms) – Hemkund Sahib

Road Route Via Haldwani Ranikhet (Kumaon Region): Haldwani – Ranikhet – Karnaprayag – Johimath – Govinghat (Distance approx. 332 Km)

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