The famous pilgrimage in Himalayas Chardham opened from May , the Hemkund Sahib and Lokpal Temple 10 km trek is open from Gobind Ghat to Ghangharia and then 5 km steep climb to the main shrine . Each year Advance party a team of Indian Army soldiers first climb up this trek and declare its condition to open the route ,
Group of priests and pilgrims then follows to reach the valley with a Lake called Hemkund ( Pool of Ice ) a high-altitude lake (4329 m) surrounded by seven snow caped mountains collectively called Hemkund Parvat. According to the Dasham Granth , Bichitra Natak ( Authored by 10th Sikh Guru, Guru Gobind Singh Ji) he meditated at this place in his previous birth . This place has a high regards among the Sikh Community . There is a Star shaped Gurudwara where pilgrims pay their respect .
According to the Hindu mythology Rishi Medhasa of the Markandeya Purana and Lakshman, the brother of Lord Ram also meditated here .
Pilgrims are not allowed to stay overnight here , they have to return for a night stay at Ghangharia where there are many guest house and camps, also there is a Gurudwara one can stay in dormitories with common private facilities.
From Govind Ghat palkis , Mules and helicopter service is also available till Ghangharia .
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