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 Rudraprayag
The Yatra starts as you meet us at the designated spot(Nehru Place Metro Parking) at 21:30 Hrs where our Luxury Toyota Coaster Bus shall be waiting .
The pious yatra to Shri Hemkund Sahib starts as we drive to Hardwar.
At Hardwar, we briefly stop at a 4* hotel for breakfast.
We would also be having the facility to get fresh before we commence our further journey to Rudraprayag.
Upon arrival at Rudraprayag, check in at pre-booked hotel.
Dinner and overnight stay shall be at hotel in Rudraprayag.
Day 2 Drive To Govind Ghat
After breakfast, we would continue our drive to Govind Ghat, the gateway to Shri Hemkund Sahib Yatra.
Upon arrival, check in at hotel.Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 3 Govind Ghat to Ghangaria
After breakfast, our representative shall escort you to Ghangaria helipad from where you would board a 5 minutes shuttle helicopter flight to Ghangaria, the base camp for Shri Hemkund Sahib Yatra.
Fly to Ghangaria helipad.
(Please note that in case due to bad weather or technical reasons helicopter is not operating, our representative shall provide you Pony to go from Govind Ghat to Ghangaria.)
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.)
Rest of the day shall be to take complete rest and acclimatize yourself with the altitude.
Overnight stay shall be at hotel/camp at Ghangaria
Day 4: 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 5: Ghangaria – Govind Ghat – Rudraprayag
5:30 am : Get up with a simmering hot cup of tea. Get fresh and after a light breakfast, our staff would escort you to helipad from where you would fly back to Gobind Ghat.
If the helicopter service is not operating at Ghangaria to Gobind Ghat, you would have to leave latest by 6:30 by Pony which would be provided to you by our staff.
Upon arrival at Gobind Ghat by Helicopter/By Pony, enjoy your brunch/lunch and leave for Rudraprayag. Upon arrival at Rudraprayag, check in at hotel/resort.
Dinner and overnight stay at Rudraprayag.