This scared Sikh shrine is situated on the shores of the Hemkund lake (4320mtrs). It marks the place where Guru Govind Singh, the tenth and last Guru, unified with God after prolonged meditation in his previous birth. The guru’s autobiography which contains a description of the place helped two devout Sikhs, Sant Sohan Singh and Havldar Mohan singh to rediscover it. According to Hindu mythology, Hemkund or Lokpal as it is also known, is where Lakshman had done his enance.
Hemkund is a 15km trek from Govindghat, which is the gateway to the Bhyundar or Lakshman Ganga valley. Govindghat is one of the bus route to Badrinath. The trek from here to Hemkund takes one through forests of pine and rhododendron where wild roses, ferns and alpine flowers bloom. The surging waters of the Lakshman Ganga are also visible. The last 5km of the trek entails a steep climb from Ghangharia, which is a base for visiting Hemkund.
Hemkund Lake is about 2km in circumference. Its clear, still waters mirror images of the Saptashringa Peaks (5500mtrs) which surround it. Bits of ice still float on the waters between July and October, the best season to visit Hemkund. The rockstrewn shores of the lake are covered with moss and flowers in bloom.
Day 1 : Delhi Haridwar (214 Kms / 6 Hours)
You will depart for Haridwar by road. (214 kms / 5 hrs). Breakfast enroute. Upon arrival at Haridwar, check in at your hotel. Lunch at hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to explore the city on your own. Evening Ganga Aarti at Har ki Pauri. Dinner & Overnight at Hotel or similar at Haridwar
Day 2 : Haridwar Janki Chatti (215 Kms / 7 Hours)
After breakfast, we proceed to Janki Chatti (2650 m.) En-route enjoy delicious lunch, which would be cooked by own cook. The town of Jankichatti is located half way between the end of the paved road and Yamunotri. Dinner and overnight in Hotel Mandakini or Hotel or similar at Jankichatti
Day 3 : Janki Chatti Yamunotri (3235 mts)
Janki Chatti (5 Kms trek one way) After early breakfast, we begin our trek with packed lunch to Yamunotri (5 Kms / 2 hrs) to visit the temple of Goddess Yamuna, situated on the bank of the river. You can take a holy dip in the nearby tank filled by hot springs , the common rituals performed by the devotees. We return to Jankichatti in the evening while doing trekking. Dinner and Overnight stay in Hotel Mandakini or Hotel Neelkanth or similar at Jankichatti
Day 4 : Janki Chatti Uttarkashi (137 Kms / 4 Hours.)
After breakfast drive to Uttarkashi (1158 m.) Uttarkashi is situated on the bank of river Bhagirathi. Lunch at Uttarkashi. Evening free to explore the area. Dinner & overnight stay in Hotel Mandakini or Shivlinga or similar or Dix tents at Uttarkashi.
Day 5 : Uttarkashi Gangotri (100 Ksm / 3 Hours)
Uttarkashi Early morning after breakfast drive to Gangotri (3048 m) with packed lunch. On arrival take a holy dip in the River sacred. The Ganga also called Bhagirathi at its origin. Perform Pooja after that and relax for sometime in the lovely surroundings. Return to Uttarkashi for night stay. Dinner at Uttarkashi. Overnight stay in Hotel Mandakini or Shivlinga or similar or dix tents at Uttarkashi.
Day 6 : Uttarkashi Haridwar (200 Kms / 5 6 Hours)
Early morning after breakfast drive to Haridwar. Enjoy Tehri lake excursion. Lunch enroute. Evening check in to hotel. Dinner overnight stay in Hotel Jhanvi or similar.
Day 7 : Haridwar Delhi (214 Kms / 6 Hours)
After a leisurely breakfast you will be transferred to New Delhi . We hope you take back happy memories of Gangotri Yamunotri Yatra (Do Dham Yatra).