After a very Comfortable stay, the stage was set to trek up to Hemkund Sahib.
The Hemkund Sahib trek is divided into 2 parts. The 1st day you trek up abt 14 km to Ghangaria and the next day trek up the later 6 km.
Hemkund Sahib (also spelled Hemkunt), formally known as Gurudwara Shri Hemkund Sahib Ji, is a Sikh place of worship and pilgrimage site in Chamoli district, Uttarakhand, India. It is devoted to Guru Gobind Singh (1666–1708), the tenth Sikh Guru, and finds mention in Dasam Granth, a work dictated by Guruji himself. With its setting of a glacial lake surrounded by seven mountain peaks, each adorned by a Nishan Sahib on its cliff, it is according to the Survey of India located in the Himalayas at an elevation of 4,632 meters (15,197 feet).
The 1st 4 km is covered by cab, which you get at the foothills of Govindghat. It takes Rs 35 per person till the base of the trek point. There are various ways one can trek up. (1) Take a pony- Abt Rs 900-1000 till Ghangaria — Note: You have to Negotiate— The people
There will say the government price is abt Rs 1600 but they negotiate big time (2)Take the Helicopter, abt Rs 3000 per person (3) Older people can take a Palki up, cost I ain’t sure abt (4) Trek up on foot (5) Take a Pithu- a person who can carry your luggage for you. They can also carry a smaller child on their back. Roughly this will cost Rs. 700-800 till Ghangaria.
So we decided to trek up. Though it seemed the trek was easy, but trust me it was quite a task. The girls took a horse midway. The trek was pretty awesome though. Took us abt 5 hrs to reach Ghangaria.