Hemkund Sahib Yatra To Start From May 25; Check Key Details Here

Posted by Admin on February, 26, 2024

The Hemkund Sahib Yatra for 2024 is all set to commence on May 25 and conclude on Oct 10. If reports are to go by, these dates were finalised during a meeting between Narinder Jit Singh Bindra, Chairman of Gurdwara Shri Hemkund Sahib Management Trust, and Uttarakhand Chief Secretary Radha Raturi.
As of now, the entire region is enveloped in snow, with depths ranging from 5 to 8 ft. Approximately one month before the annual pilgrimage begins, army personnel will undertake the task of clearing the snow-covered route, ensuring a safe passage for devotees.

Highlighting the spiritual significance of the pilgrimage, Bindra added that this journey holds immense spiritual importance for devotees. The confirmation of dates will let interested citizens plan their visits accordingly. Bindra further added that pilgrims and interested individuals are encouraged to make necessary arrangements for their journey during this period.
As per the records, in 2022, a noteworthy 2.4 lakh pilgrims visited the revered Sikh shrine, and in 2023, the number of devotees making the journey reached 1.7 lakh. Devotees undertaking the pilgrimage are required to undertake a trek of approximately 15 km from Govind Ghat to reach Hemkund Sahib, situated at an altitude of 15,000 ft. Due to the challenging weather conditions, many prefer to make a halt at Gangharia during their journey.

As such, aspiring pilgrims and travellers are advised to plan their journey meticulously, considering the weather conditions and the physical demands of the trek. The pilgrimage to Hemkund Sahib is not just a physical journey, but also a spiritual journey that draws devotees from various parts of the country to this sacred and serene location.

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