Hemkund means Snow Lake which is bounded by seven enormous now-covered mountains together known as Hemkund Parvat. Just close to the lake is the world top Gurudwara generally known as the Hemkund Sahib Gurudwara located at the height of 4,329 mts. Hemkunt Sahib, a Sikh Gurudwara is connected with Tenth Sikh Guru, Sri Guru Gobind Singh. As per his masterpiece 'Bachitar Natak' of 'Dasam Granth', Guru Gobind Singh is thought to have meditated in his preceding personification / life at Hemkund Sahib.
Hemkund is mostly a pilgrimage site, and people come here to pay admiration at the Gurdwara and the Lakshman Temple. Besides, one can enjoy the tranquil and exotic beauty of the place. The Valley of Flowers is also situated near Hemkund. Those concerned in adventure sports can visit Auli during winters and enjoy skiing in the Himalayas. He take-off point for Hemkund Sahib is the town of Govindghat about 275 kilometres from Rishikesh. The 13 kilometres trek is along a sensibly well maintained path to the village of Ghangaria. This path can be enclosed either by walk or by pony and a Gurudwara here gives protection to pilgrims.
A Lakshman temple close by is accepted place of Hindu pilgrimage. A very popular trekking purpose, Hemkund is a 15 km trek from Gobindghat. The hike takes one during pine forests where wild roses, rhododendron, ferns and alpine flowers abound. The Valley of Flowers is also located near Hemkund. Those attracted in adventure sports can visit Auli during winters and enjoy skiing in the Himalayas. Located in the Valley of Flowers, this Sikh blessed put is call not only by the Sikhs, but by populace of all confidence and belief.