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Hemkund Sahib Tour

Duration

8 Nights / 9 Days

Places Covered

Delhi - Rishikesh - Karnaprayag - Joshimath - Govindghat - Ghangria - Hemkund Sahib - Ghangaria - Govindghat - Rudraprayag - Rishikesh - Delhi

Overview

Hemkund Sahib Tour

Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Delhi

Begin your Tour.
Arrive into Delhi.
Welcome to Vardhman's "Hemkund Sahib Tour"!
On arrival in Delhi, you will be met and transferred by Vardhman's representative to your hotel.
Rest for a while and then, proceed for a half-day tour of the city.
Combined city tour of New Delhi & Old Delhi
Visit Red Fort, built in 1648 by Mughal Emperor Shahjehan, Jama Masjid, one of the largest Mosque of India, Raj Ghat and Shanti Vana, the cremation sites of Mahatama Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru.
Also drive past Chandni Chowk, shopping centre of Old Delhi.
Proceed on a tour of the city, which includes the main attraction like Qutab Minar, Humayun's tomb, Lakshminarayan Temple, a modern Hindu Temple, Parliament House, Government Secretarial Building and Connaught place, the shopping centre of New Delhi.
Overnight: Hotel

Day 2 Delhi - Rishikesh

Early in the morning drive to Rishikesh.
Rishikesh is the gateway to the Garhwal Himalayas. The distance between the two cities is 220 kms which takes about 6 hrs. The city is full of temples & ashrams and has the Yoga Institute situated here.
Arrive Rishikesh and check into the hotel.
Later visit Rishikesh which included visit to Laxman Jhula, am Jhula, Bharat Mandir etc.
Laxman Jhula : one of the biggest tourist attractions in Rishikesh, Laxman Jhula is a suspended bridge on the Ganges. Legend has it that Laxman had crossed the river Ganges at this spot on a bridge of ropes. Now a suspended iron bridge 450 ft long, built in 1939 exists here. The Laxman Jhula is something you cannot simply miss on a tour to Rishikesh.
Ram Jhula : Another suspended bridge between Shivanand Ashram and Sawarg Ashram, Ram Jhula has been named after Laxman’s elder brother Ram.
Bharat Mandir : Built by Adiguru Shankracharya, the Hindu saint in 12th century, this is the oldest temple in Rishikesh. It is located on the bank of river Ganges in the old town and is dedicated to Lord Vishnu, whose idol carved out of a single 'Salagram' stands here.
Rishikund : Legend has it that, the river Goddess Yamuna was so pleased with the saint Kubz that she filled this tank with water.
Nilkanth Mahadeo : According to Hindu mythology when the ocean was being churned out for “amrit” by the gods and the demons, it was venom that first oozed out. This venom was swallowed by Lord Shiva at this spot and the place got its name from that event.
Overnight: Hotel

Day 3 Rishikesh - Karnaprayag - Joshimath

Morning after breakfast, drive to reach Joshimath which is the winter abode of Lord Badrinath. Enroute visit Karnaprayag.
Karn Prayag is one of five sites where the confluence of rivers occurs. The five prayags are Vishnuprayag, Nandprayag, Karanprayag, Rudraprayag and Devprayag.
Allahabad where the Ganga, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati join, is known as Prayag, and is one of the holy places of Hindu pilgrimage.
Karanprayag is believed by many to be the place where Karna of the Mahabharata, was to have worshipped the Sun God. It is the ancient temple, devoted to Uma and Karna.
Evening arrive at Joshimath and check into the hotel for overnight stay.
Overnight: Hotel

Day 4 Joshimath - Govindghat - Ghangria Drive: 18 kms. Trek: 13 kms

Morning after breakfast, drive to reach Govindghat.
From here start trekking to reach Ghangria also called GOVIND DHAM, the base camp for Hemkund Sahib and Valley of Flowers. Please note that camping within the Valley of Flowers is not permitted.
Overnight: Hotel

Day 5 Ghangria - Hemkund - Ghangria , Trek: 16 kms.

Morning after early breakfast, start trekking to reach Hemkund Sahib, one of the holiest pilgrimages for the Sikhs.
Snow-covered peaks and mountains makes the backdrop for 'The Hemkund Lake'. Hemkund or Hemkunt Sahib, with a setting of a glacial lake surrounded by seven peaks, is a popular pilgrimage site for Sikhs. It is located in the Himalayas at an elevation of over 15,200 ft (4,600 m) in Uttarakhand state of India, and accessible only by foot from Govindghat on Rishikesh-Badrinath highway.It is most known for a gurudwara, known as Hemkunt Sahib, associated the Sikh guru, Guru Govind Singh, and is one of the most sacred of Sikh shrines, the lake also has a Lakshman temple built by it.
Return to Ghangria for overnight stay in Hotel.
Overnight: Hotel

Day 6 Ghangria- Govindghat - Rudraprayag ,Trek: 16 kms

Morning after early breakfast, start return trek to Govindghat.
On arrival, drive to Rudraprayag via Joshimath and Karnaprayag. On arrival, check into your hotel for overnight stay.
At the confluence of Mandikini and Alaknanda river, Rudraprayag is a Hindu Pilgrimage site. Rudraprayag (Devanagari) is a town and a nagar panchayat in Rudraprayag District in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. Rudraprayag is one of the Panch Prayag (five confluences) of Alaknanda River, the point of confluence of rivers Alaknanda and Mandakini. Alaknanda then proceeds towards Devaprayag where it joins with Bhagirathi river to form the river Ganga. Kedarnath, a Hindu holy town is located 86 km from Rudraprayag.
Overnight: Hotel

Day 7 Rudraprayag - Rishikesh

Morning after early breakfast, drive to return to reach Rishikesh. Evening arrive Rishikesh and check into hotel for overnight stay.
Overnight: Hotel

Day 8 Rishikesh - Delhi

Morning after early breakfast, drive back to Delhi, enroute visiting Hari-ki-pauri in Haridwar.
On arrival at Delhi, check into hotel. Relax for rest of the day.
Overnight: Hotel

Day 9 Delhi

This morning after breakfast transfer to the Delhi International airport to catch flight for your onward destination with sweet and unforgettable memories of your "Hemkund Sahib Tour" escorted by Vardhman Vacations.

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