About Shri Hemkund Sahib
In the late nineteenth century, Sikhs began to search for Hemkund: a place, high in the Himalayan mountains, which their tenth Guru alluded to in the autobiographical Bachitra Natak.
The title of this work roughly translates as the 'wonderful drama'. It is included in a compilation of writings attributed to Shri Guru Gobind Singh, known as the Dasam Granth.
In poetic language, the above story about the Guru's previous birth is recounted in chapter six of Bachitra Natak.
In these verses, the Guru tells of his origins. He describes the place Hemkunt Parbat Sapat Sring, the "lake of ice" "mountain" adorned with "seven peaks", as the same place where King Pandu, the forefather of the five Pandava brothers of Mahabharata fame, practiced yoga. There, the Guru did intense meditation and austerities until he merged with God. Because his earthly parents had served God, God was pleased with them and gave a commandment that the Guru to be born to them. In the world he would carry out a mission to teach the true religion and rid people of evil ways. He was reluctant to leave his state of union with the creator, but God compelled him. In this way the Guru took birth into the world.
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Day By Day Tour Plan
Day 1: Travel To Dehradun
The Yatra starts as our Delhi staff meets you at the designated address and transfers you to Domestic Airport at Delhi for your flight to Dehradun.
The pious yatra to Shri Hemkund Sahib starts as you arrive at Dehradun Airport. Our representative shall receive you at Dehradun and transfer you to pre-booked hotel at Dehradun(4* Hotel).
Rest of the day shall be at leisure.
Our representative shall meet you over a cup of tea in the evening and brief you about the tour along with the DOs and DON’Ts of this Yatra.
He would also share the reporting time for the next morning (as the timings given below in the tour plan are estimated timings subject to modifications as per the statutory clearances for flying.
Dinner and overnight stay shall be at hotel in Dehradun.
Day 2: Fly to Ghangaria from Dehradun Helipad
10:00 HRS: Report at Sahastradhara helipad
10:45 HRS Leave from Sahastradhara helipad by for Ghangaria
Arrive at Ghangaria helipad: 11:45 AM
As mentioned above, subject to the government clearances, as per the final time schedule, our vehicle shall pick you from hotel at Dehradun and transfer you to Dehradun helipad for onward flight to Ghangaria.
As you arrive at Dehradun Helipad, our team shall prepare a passenger manifest and you would board the helicopter.From there you would fly to Ghangaria which would roughly take about 60 minutes.
As the helicopter soars high from the helipad at Dehradun, the huge mountains start looking like small mounds of green grass over which your helicopter flies. About 10-15 minutes therafter , you are able tto see the emerald green waters of the Tehri Dam.
In about 35 minutes after the take off, if one is attentive, one can see the slopes of Auli, a beautiful skiing destination above Joshimath on the right side. Also visible are the snow clad lofting Himalayan peaks, most notable among these being Nanda Devi.
A little later, the helicopter will turn into the narrow valley towards left and after about 8-9 minutes of flying, the helicopter would land Ghangaria, the base camp for Shri Hemkund Sahib Yatra.
Upon arrival at Ghangaria, our local staff would receive you and assist you to hotel/camp for check-in.
You would be staying one complete day and night at Ghangaria (10,200 feet above sea level) in order to acclimatize with the altitude.
(Please note that due to being high altitude area, Ghagaria has very basic amenities. However, to make you feel comfortable, we provide electric blankets/hot water and try to keep our Guests as comfortable as is possible at that altitude.)
Rest of the day shall be to take complete rest and acclimatise yourself with the altitude.
Overnight stay shall be at hotel/camp at Ghangaria
Day 3: Ghangaria – Shri Hemkund Sahib - Ghangaria
After an early breakfast,leave for Shri Hemkund Sahib by Pony which would be arranged by our staff at Ghangaria.
You would be accompanied by a dedicated porter who would carrying your personal belongings (a small bag of 5-6 kg max), a First Aid Kit, packed lunch, 02 packaged drinking water bottles and a portable oxygen cylinder.
You would be awestruck by the natural beauty of Himalayas as you progress on this Yatra.
The route from Ghangaria to Shri Hemkund Sahib is paved with stones and there are tea shops on the way where the Yatris stopover to have a simmering hot cup of tea.
These shops are operated by the locals who also make Paranthas and Maggi for the Yatris.
Frequently the Yatris meet other Yatris on the way and greet others by saying “Wahe Guru ji”.The atmosphere is charged with divinity and you feel spiritually charged as the Yatra goes on.
On the way, you would be stopping briefly where our staff would provide you with Lunch.
After a journey of about 3.5 hours, you would reach Shri Hemkund Sahib.
The first glimpse of Shri Gurudwara Sahib ji is sure to heal you completely from the fatigue of the journey.
You may take a dip in the Sarovar and then go inside the Gurudwara Sahib ji for Guru Darshan.
By 2 pm, start your journey back to Ghangaria.
Upon arrival at Ghangaria back from Shri Hemkund Sahib, our staff would receive you and escort you to hotel/tents for hot tea and snacks.
After this, our staff would assist you to check in at hotel/tented accommodation at Ghangaria.
Relax for the rest of the day at Ghangaria.
Dinner and Overnight stay at Ghangaria.
Day 4: Ghangaria – Govind Ghat – Dehradun - Delhi
7:00 am : Get up with a simmering hot cup of tea. Get fresh and after a light breakfast.
10:30 am: Our staff would escort you to helipad from where you would fly back to Dehradun.
Our vehicle shall drop you at Dehradun Airport for onward journey.
End of tour services