Hemkund Sahib is the highest gurdwara in the world, located in the Chamoli District of Uttrakhand. A retired army officer Sant Sohal Singh came across this mesmerizing place Hemkund Sahib back in 1934. He decided to build a Sikh wayfarer there. With the help of Hawaldar Baba Modan Singh, Sant Sohan Singh erected a 10 sq ft room and placed Guru Granth Sahib there. It is believed that the tenth Sikh guru, Guru Gobind Singh ji meditated at the same spot where Hemkund Sahib is.
The highest Sikh wayfarer in the world, Hemkund Sahib is located at the peak of 14,202 ft at the Chamoli District. It is a magnificent place that one must visit. This place is surrounded by pleasing mountains and limpid lakes. The gurdwara has a flower valley adjoining it, which makes it look like a dreamy place.
Near to Hemkund Sahib is a Hindu temple Lakshman Lokpal, which attracts the devotees visiting the gurdwara. Hemkund Sahib has 7 other mountain peaks near it, fortunately, all the peaks have Nishan Sahib, the Sikh triangular flag.
Hemkund Sahib is located at a breathtaking location, where winter lasts for months. Between January to April devotees get to see a marvelous blanket of snow. While during other seasons the weather is not harsh but pleasant. Usually, devotees take a one day trip here, because there is no place where they can stay for a night. Even without any place to rest, the gurdwara has a lot of visitors. This place is visited mostly in winters, because of its admirable locality.
The structure of this gurdwara will make you fall in love with it. The rooftop of Hemkund Sahib is built in Urdha Kamal, upturn shape of a lotus, which is an important element of Guru Granth Sahib.