Hemkund Sahib, located at an elevation of more than 15,000 feet, is at risk for altitude sickness.


Before embarking on your walk, check the weather forecast and pack appropriate clothing for the sun and cold.

Trek Difficulty

The walk to the temple includes a difficult climb, particularly the steep climb from Ghangaria. It requires adequate physical fitness and stamina.


Ghangaria, the beginning location for the Hemkund Sahib trek, has hotel options. To assure availability, it is best to book your lodging ahead of time, especially during high seasons.

Medical Facilitie

Ghangaria provides basic medical services, albeit perhaps limited. It is advisable to have a basic first aid kit as well as any necessary medications.

Permits and Registration

Before beginning the Hemkund Sahib trek, participants must register at the Govindghat trekking counter. Permits could be required, especially for foreign tourists.

Respect and Etiquette

Maintain silence and decorum to respect the spiritual environment. Before entering the Gurudwara, cover your head and remove your shoe

Waste Management

Trekkers should dispose of all rubbish, including non-biodegradable objects. Leave no trace behind and protect the natural environment.

Guides and Porter

Hiring a local guide or porter is advantageous for inexperienced trekkers who are unfamiliar with the terrain.

Emergency Contact

Keep emergency contact information handy while trekking to Hemkund Sahib. Include local government, medical institutions, and trekking agencies on your list.