Route to Hemkund Sahib:
Closest Rail head: Haridwar.
By Road: Till Govind Ghat one can reach by all around kept up engine capable street 273 Km from Rishikesh through Devprayag, Srinagar, Rudraprayag, Karanparayag, Nandprayag, Chamoli, Pipalkothi, Joshimath and Vishnuprayag.
Trek : From Govind Ghat, one needs to trek 13 km to Ghangaria/Govind Dham. Ghangaria to Hekmkund Sahib is 6 km .
Rishikesh to Govind Ghat 265 km by road 12 hours
Govind Ghat 1828 m altitude
Govind Ghat to Govind Dham 13 km by footpath 4 to 7 hours
Govind Dham 3049 m altitude (~10000 ft)
Govind Dham to Hemkund Sahib 6 km by footpath 2 to 4 hours
Hemkund Sahib 4329 m altitude (~15000 ft)
Govind Dham to Valley of Flowers 5 km by footpath 2 hours
Valley of Flowers 3500+ m altitude
Delhi - Rishikesh 237 Km
Rishikesh - Joshimath 257 Km
Joshimath - Govind Ghat 20 Km
Govind GHat - Govind Dham/Ghangaria : 13 Km
Ghangaria- Hemkund Sahib 6 Km
Ghangaria- Valley of Flowers 4 Km
Helicopter trips for Gurudwara Hemkund Sahib are regular depending upon the weather.
Best Time To Visit Hemkund Sahib / Hemkund Sahib In Different Seasons
Weather and landscapes changes at Hemkund Sahib very rapidly. The best time to visit Hemkund Sahib depends upon your taste and priorities. In following paragraphs we will describe how Hemkund Sahib looks in different seasons.
Hemkund Sahib in May to Mid June.
Hemkund Sahib is snow clad for no less than 8 months in a year from October to May. Hemkund Sahib open from first June consistently and closes on fourth October. Be that as it may, after the floods in 2013 the opening and shutting dates may differ. In the month of May last three kilometer trek from Ghangaria to Hemkund Sahib in loaded with snow. Indian Army clears the trek for explorers you won't discover any vegetation in the last three kilometer of the trek. Some wonderful blooms can be seen close Ghangaria and initial three kilometer of the trek
Frozen Hemkund Sahib Lake in the month of June. (To begin with week)
Snow fall while in transit to Hemkund Sahib in the month of June.
Amid this time Ghangaria is loaded with explorers going by Hemkund Sahib. You will discover the range a lot of crowded. On the off chance that you need to club Hemkund Sahib with Valley of Flowers this is the time you will see less number of blooms however gigantic icy masses can be seen all around. The climate will be extremely wonderful and for the most part it doesn't rain amid this period.
Hemkund Sahib in June to Mid July.
After mid June the snow liquefies quickly and new flowering plants come up. Some early blossoms can likewise be seen. Taking after are a portion of the photos clicked during mid June to mid July. On the off chance that you are joining excursion to Hemkund Sahib with Valley of Flowers (which you if) this is a decent time as should be obvious blossoms as well as glaciers.
Hemkund Sahib during Mid July to August End
During mid July to end of August Hemkund Sahib is full of flowers and the most prominent are Brahamkamal, Blue Poppy, Bistorta and Vajardanti (Potentilla). All of them look very beautiful. Following are some of the pictures taken at Hemkund Sahib during July and August.
Hemkund Sahib in September
By September rainstorm is for the most part over and you can see clear sky and snow clad crests from Hemkund Sahib. Even Neelkanth Peak is visible from Hemkund Sahib. Brahamkamal blossoms are in full sprout and their shading is more yellowish. A large portion of the other verity of blooms goes off as end of September methodologies. Taking after are the photos taken amid the month of September
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