Hemkund is one of the important pilgrimage centers of Hindus and Sikhs. The prime feature is breathtaking Lokpal Lake which is located at an altitude of 4329 meters above the sea level. It is a picture perfect place to beat the heat and to spend memorable summer and long vacations. The scenic beauty of nature is experienced from every corner of this region. This is also satisfying the adventure buffs by offering a small but challenging trekking experience to reach the majestic lake from Ghangharia. It is also a sacred region of Sokhs. One of the famous Sikh Gurudwara is located at city center. There is a Hindu temple which is devoted to Lord Lakshmana. The temple was built on the banksof Hemakund Lake. The gorgeous Hemakund is beautifully nestled in the middle of snow-capped peaks and snow-glaciers. Some legends claim that. Guru Givindsingh, one of the religious leader of Sikh community, has used meditated on the banks ofLake Hemakund. The sacred region was also mentioned in legends like Ramayana.
Places to visit
Gurudwara Hemakund Sahib
It is the famous Sikh pilgrimage center and several legends claims that the holy Granth Sahib that the tenth Guru of Sikhs, Guru Govind Singh mediated on the banks of Hemkund. It is flocked by numerous visitors and devotees throughout the year.
Nanda Devi NationalPark, Vasudhara Waterfalls and Badrinath are nearby tourist destinations, can be reached easily from Hemkund.
How to reach Hemkund
It is fairly connected to Delhi, Haridwar, Rishikesh and Rudrapraya by road.
The average temperature is ranging from 10 C to 24 C and best visited between June and October.