Hemkund Sahib Trek

7 Days
  • 14,200 ft
  • 50 km
  • Easy
  • Summer - May to June / post Monsoon- September to October / Winter - November to April
  • Able to run 5 km in under 38 mins before your trek.
  • Haridwar Railway station
  • Tata Sumo/Mahindra Bolero
  • Comfortable Camping tents with sleeping bags and mats/Guest house/Home stay
  • All meals during the trek
  • 10
  • 60

About Hemkund Sahib Trek

The Hemkund Sahib Trek is a spiritually significant and picturesque trekking expedition located in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand, India. This trek takes pilgrims and trekkers to the revered Hemkund Sahib Gurudwara, situated at an altitude of 4,329 meters.

The trek begins at Govindghat and follows a steep ascent through scenic landscapes, including dense forests, charming villages, and gushing waterfalls. The highlight of the trek is reaching Hemkund Sahib, a Sikh shrine dedicated to Guru Gobind Singh, the tenth Sikh Guru. The Gurudwara is nestled beside a pristine glacial lake, surrounded by snow-capped peaks.

Historically, Hemkund Sahib holds immense significance in Sikhism. It is believed to be the place where Guru Gobind Singh meditated in his previous life. The Gurudwara was discovered by Sant Sohan Singh in the early 20th century and has since become a revered pilgrimage site for Sikhs and people of other faiths.

The best time to undertake the Hemkund Sahib Trek is during the summer months of May to October when the weather is relatively favorable. The trek is moderately challenging and requires good physical fitness. Along with the spiritual experience, trekkers are rewarded with breathtaking mountain views and the opportunity to immerse themselves in the tranquility of the Himalayas.

Hemkund Sahib Trekking Tour Highlights

  • Witnessing the stunning views of the Himalayan mountain range and snow-capped peaks.
  • Trekking through the beautiful valley of flowers, a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its scenic beauty and rich biodiversity.
  • Visiting the holy shrine of Hemkund Sahib, located at an altitude of 4,329 meters.
  • Exploring the scenic town of Joshimath, the winter seat of Lord Badri, and the gateway to many popular trekking destinations in the region.
  • Crossing the stunningly beautiful Hemkund Lake, surrounded by magnificent snow-covered peaks.
  • Trekking through dense forests of oak, rhododendron, and pine trees, with the sound of the gushing Alaknanda river accompanying you.
  • Experiencing the thrill of trekking through steep ascents and descents, making your way through the rugged terrain of the Himalayas.
  • Imbibing the spiritual energy and peaceful aura of the sacred pilgrimage site of Hemkund Sahib.

Hemkund Sahib Trek (Detailed Itinerary)

In the morning take an AC train for Haridwar at 06:50 hrs from New Delhi train station. Arrive at Haridwar by 1:25 hrs, here meet our guide and transfer to Rishikesh, and check into your hotel. Evening time is free for leisure activities. Overnight stay at the hotel.

After having a wholesome breakfast, we will drive towards Joshimath (1874 meters/245Kilometrs) via Devprayag (confluence of Alaknanda and Bhagirathi River, from here the holy Ganges starts), Rudraprayag, Karnprayag, and Chamoli. We will have lunch on the way. After reaching Joshimath, check-in at the hotel. Enjoy a hearty dinner and stay for the night.

After having breakfast, we will head towards Govindghat (1828 meters/22 Km). Today we will start our trek to Ghangaria (14 km/3049 meters) through Bhiyundar Valley and Pulna village. This destination is going to be the base camp for that head towards visiting Hemkund Sahib and Valley of Flowers.

Today we will start the trail in the morning, and hike for (6 Km) to visit the “Hemkund Sahib”. It is a famous Sikh pilgrimage destination. In the noon we will trek downwards to reach Ghangaria and stay there for the night. The evening time is free and you can utilize this time to explore the stunning surroundings and for getting some rest.

Day 5 :

An Optional Trip: you can visit to explore the Valley of Flowers. The entire, picturesque valley is speckled with varied flora and fauna and other plant types. After spending some time in this spectacular picturesque valley we will return to Ghangria for night's stay.

After having a wholesome breakfast, we will begin our return trail to Govindghat. From here, we will drive towards Rudraprayag through Karanprayag & Joshimath. Once you arrive at this place, you will check into the hotel. Arrangements were made for dinner& a night's stay at the hotel.

It is the last day of our tour. On this day after having early breakfast we will drive back to Haridwar and from here catch the evening Shatabdi train for Delhi at 18:05 hrs. Arrival at Delhi by 22:45 hrs.

Physical Fitness

Who can participate

1. Age; 10 years.
2. First timer can apply; previous trekking experience is more appreciated.
3. The climber must be fit and have sufficient stamina to cover 5 km of distance in 30 minutes without stress.
4.  The climber should be able to carry a 10-15 kg backpack.

Health Awareness

1 Pulse rate at rest must be between (60 to 90 beats per minute)
2. Blood Pressure Reading must be in between (DIASTOLIC 75 – 85, SYSTOLIC 100 – 130 mm Hg)
3. The respiratory rate at rest must be between (12 to 20 breaths per minute)
4. Should not have Liver and kidney issues
5. Should not have Diabetes Mellitus, Bronchial Asthma, Epilepsy, Heart problems, Very High blood pressure, etc
6.No pacemaker implant
7. People with Sinus issues please contact to trek coordinator before booking the trek
8. If your BMI is not normal, Please contact our Trek coordinator before Trek booking.


1. Junior trekkers (below 15 years) should have the company of a parent/guardian.
2. Trekkers between 15 to 18 years can come solo with the disclaimer form signed by a parent/guardian.

What's Covered and What's Not

The Cost Includes

  • 1. Pick-up or Drop-off service from Rishikesh to Joshimath (in our own vehicle)
  • 2. Food all along the trip (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and a cup of coffee or tea)
  • 3. Trek equipment (Sleeping bag, mattress, Kitchen & dining tent, crampon, utensils, tent)
  • 4. Accommodations during the trip in the lodge with a family environment
  • 5. First Aid Medical Kit(Your guide will carry the Medical Kit but we also advise you to bring yourself for your own use, as far as possible)
  • 6. All the required permits and paperwork and entry fees
  • 7. Dedicated customer support team is available 24/7 to assist clients with any issues or concerns that they may have during the Tour.

The Cost Excludes

  • 1. Porter/Mule charges for carrying personal luggage.
  • 2. Personal expenses like tips, telephone calls, laundry, etc.
  • 3. Food during transit.
  • 4. Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances like landslides, roadblocks, bad weather, etc.
  • 5. Alcohol, soft drinks, beverages, etc.
  • 6. Your travel and medical insurance
  • 7. Services not mentioned or not promised by the agent/agency
  • 8. Airfare or train tickets to reach the starting point of the tour

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is the starting point of Hemkund Sahib trek?

The starting point of the Hemkund Sahib trek is Govindghat.

Is there any age limit for Hemkund Sahib trek?

There is no age limit for Hemkund Sahib trek, but it is recommended for people who are physically fit and have some prior trekking experience.

What is the maximum altitude of Hemkund Sahib trek?

The maximum altitude of Hemkund Sahib trek is 4,633 meters.

Is it safe to do Hemkund Sahib trek?

Yes, the Hemkund Sahib trek is safe, but it is recommended to take necessary precautions and follow the guidelines provided by the trek leaders.

What are the medical facilities available during Hemkund Sahib trek?

There are basic medical facilities available during the Hemkund Sahib trek, but it is recommended to carry your own medical kit.

Is a permit required for Hemkund Sahib trek?

Yes, a permit is required for the Hemkund Sahib trek. It can be obtained from the forest department office in Joshimath.

What is the maximum group size for Hemkund Sahib trek?

The maximum group size for Hemkund Sahib trek is usually around 15-20 people.

What should I pack for Hemkund Sahib trek?

You should pack warm clothes, trekking shoes, raincoat, sunscreen, sunglasses, hat, personal medication, and a backpack.

Can I do Hemkund Sahib trek solo?

Yes, you can do Hemkund Sahib trek solo, but it is recommended to take a guide for safety reasons.

Is there mobile network coverage during Hemkund Sahib trek?

Mobile network coverage is limited during Hemkund Sahib trek.

What is the temperature range during Hemkund Sahib trek?

The temperature during Hemkund Sahib trek ranges from 10°C to 20°C during the day and 0°C to 10°C at night.

What are the nearby attractions to Hemkund Sahib?

The nearby attractions to Hemkund Sahib include Valley of Flowers, Badrinath Temple, and Mana Village.

What is the distance between Delhi and Hemkund Sahib?

The distance between Delhi and Hemkund Sahib is around 520 km.


Trek Policies and Guidelines

Why trekkers should take Trek  Insurance?

If someone falls or gets hurt during a trek, the appropriate course of action would depend on the severity of the injury and the location of the trek.

Note: – dbtrekker will not pay for any trekker’s rescue or medical expenses on trekking

All this cost will have to be paid by Trekkers or by whom you have got insurance done.

But we will do every measure to give safety or comfort to our trekkers, Himalayan Hikers team will help by calling the rescue team for trekkers and taking them to the main road head hospital

Guideline for Trekkers 

If the injury is minor, such as a cut or scrape, the trek can usually continue with basic first aid treatment. The injured person should clean and bandage the wound and take any necessary pain relief medication. If the injury is more serious, such as a sprain or broken bone, the trek may need to be paused, and the injured person may need to be evacuated to receive medical attention.
The responsibility for paying for any costs associated with a trekker’s injury or accident will depend on a number of factors, such as the terms of the trekking company’s insurance policy and the specific circumstances surrounding the incident. In some cases, the trekker may be responsible for their own medical expenses, while in others, the trekking company or insurance policy may cover some or all of the costs.
It’s important to carefully read and understand the terms and conditions of any trekking company or insurance policy you’re considering and to ask questions if anything is unclear. Additionally, taking steps to minimize the risk of injury, such as following safety guidelines and being prepared with appropriate gear and supplies, can help reduce the likelihood of needing to pay for medical expenses.

However, in general, it is important to have travel insurance that includes coverage for medical expenses and emergency evacuation in case of injury or illness during the trek. This is especially important when trekking in remote areas like the Himalayas. It is the responsibility of the trekker to ensure that they have adequate insurance coverage and to be aware of the risks involved in trekking at high altitudes

Refund & Cancellation Policy

Here is the Cancellation Policy of dbtrekker

Make your booking one or two months prior in advance. If you cancel the trek due to any reason, it is mandatory to notify us. Cancellation charges will only be effective from the date we get your request to cancel the trek.

If the trek gets canceled from our side due to any reason (heavy snowfall, rainfall, natural disaster, etc.) then the refund will not be initiated but we will arrange another trek.

The cancellation charges are as follows –(Bank charges deducted are not Refundable)

Up to 30 Days – 90% cost is Refundable

Between 21 to 30 Days – 50% cost is Refundable

Less than 20 Days – No Refund

(Refund is initiated within 7-8 business days)

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  • 14,200 ft
  • 50 km
  • Easy
  • Summer - May to June / post Monsoon- September to October / Winter - November to April
  • Able to run 5 km in under 38 mins before your trek.
  • Haridwar Railway station
  • Tata Sumo/Mahindra Bolero
  • Comfortable Camping tents with sleeping bags and mats/Guest house/Home stay
  • All meals during the trek
  • 10
  • 60