Gurudwara Sri Hemkund Sahib: Set amidst towering snow-capped mountains and lying beside a lake of pristine blue water, the Sikh shrine of Sri Hemkund Sahib Looks, even to the not-particularly-pious, a place of almost unbelievable beauty and peace. Seven peaks - known as the Sapt Sring- surround the shrine, looming over lush green pastures. The tenth and penultimate guru of the Sikhs, Guru Gobind Singh ji, meditated for years in these mountains, finally leaving his earthly form and uniting with the Almighty. The star-shaped Gurudwara Sri Hemkund Sahib, at a height of over 4,000 mt, is as such, a memorial to Guru Gobind Singh ji and a reminder of the saint's mission.
PLACES TO BE COVERED :Delhi - Haridwar - Joshimath - Govindghat - Ghangaria - Hemkund Sahib - Valley of flowers - Rishikesh - Haridwar - Delhi DURATION : 07 nights /08 days
Day 01: Delhi - Haridwar (210 kms/6-7 hrs approx)
Upon arrival in Delhi, welcome to the guests and proceed to Haridwar by road. Reach Haridwar and check-in at hotel. If time permits, enjoy sightseeing of Haridwar, visit to Chandi Devi, Mansa Devi, Daksha Mahadev Temple followed by "Har-Ki-Pauri" to see evening aarti of holy Ganges. Later back to hotel, overnight stay at hotel.
Day 02: Haridwar - Joshimath (275 kms/10-11 hrs approx)
After breakfast, proceed to Joshimath, on the way visit to Rudranath, Chamunda Devi and Koteshwar Temple (3 Kms) in Rudraprayag. Later continue to Joshimath. On arrival check-in at hotel, overnight stay at hotel.
Day 03: Joshimath - Gobindghat - Ghangaria (22 Kms drive & 13 kms trek/9-10 hrs approx)
After breakfast, proceed to Govindghat and start trek to Ghangaria, reach Ghangaria and check-in at hotel/Camps, overnight stay at hotel/Camps.
Day 04: Ghangaria - Hemkund Sahib – Ghangaria (06 Kms trek/4-5 hrs approx-one side)
After breakfast, excursion to Hemkund Sahib (4239 mtr) and visit Gurdwara of Guru Gobind Singh Jee. It is believed that the tenth guru of Sikhs have meditated here in his previous birth. A gurdwara stands here in his memory on the bank of a sacred lake. Later back to hotel/Camps, overnight stay at hotel/Camps.
Day 05: Ghangaria - Valley of flower – Ghangaria (04 Kms trek/3-4 hrs approx-one side)
After breakfast, excursion to Valley of flower, on arrival explore the valley and witness the rare Himalayan flora, Brahm Kamal (Saussurea Obvolata), Himalayan Blue Poppy (Meconopsis Aculata) etc, later back to hotel, overnight stay at hotel/Camps.
Day 06: Ghangaria - Govindghat - Joshimath (22 Kms drive & 13 kms trek/9-10 hrs approx)
After breakfast, start treck to Govindghat, reach Govindghat and drive to Joshimath. Reach Joshimath and transfer to hotel for check-in, overnight stay at hotel.
Day 07: Joshimath - Rishikesh - Haridwar (275 kms/10-11 hrs approx)
After breakfast, proceed to Haridwar. On the way enjoy sightseeing of Rishikesh, visit to Laxman Jhulla, Ram Jhulla, Triveni Ghat, Bharat Mata Temple, Shivananda Ashram and Swarg Ashram etc. After sightseeing continue to Haridwar. On arrival Check-in at hotel, overnight stay at hotel.
Day 08: Haridwar - Delhi (210 kms/6-7 hrs approx)
After breakfast, proceed to Delhi. On arrival transfer the guests to Delhi Airport/Railway Station to board the flight/train for onward journey and tour terminates here, but sweet memories remains for forever.