Hemkund, Chamoli

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During winter the pathways to Hemkund Sahib Temple, a famous Sikh pilgrim centre in Chamoli district in Uttarakhand remain inaccessible due to the thick snow cover around. Located at an elevation of 15200 meters, the temple is known for extending a long trekking path of 13 KM that starts at Govindghat and a challenging trek up to 1100 meters height through stone paved paths to reach the top. Devotees of Guru Gobind Singh Ji flood to the temple in a large number every year and in the month of May, pilgrims arrive here and repair the damaged roads that lead to the top. A glacial lake and seven mountain peaks adorn the temple very much. Also, the possibility of Acute Mountain Sickness remains huge here and the visitors are requested to be physically fit before climbing the altitude.

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