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Govindghat is situated on NH58 at an elevation of 1828mts above the sea level. It is the commencement point of the trek to Hemkund Sahib and Valley of Flowers. Located on the banks of the holy Alaknanda River, a major part of Govindghat was damaged during the flash floods of 2013, but now it has been restored though not as much as before.
There are many hotels, restaurants, resorts and lodges in Govindghat providing good and comfortable accommodation facilities. There is also a large Gurudwara where you can stay and have free meals. Thousands of devotees, adventure lovers and nature lovers come to Govind ghat every month to visit the holy shrine of Hemkund Sahib and mystical beauty of Valley of Flowers.
The Gurudwara located on the right bank of Alaknanda River is the most important place of the area, and it was badly damaged during last years floods. All essential stuffs required for trekking, are easily available in the local market.
You can hire Mules and porters from here to reach Ghangaria, which is the base camp for visiting Hemkund Sahib and Valley of Flowers. Govindghat remains opened from May to October end as the region remains closed in the winter months. The climate of Govindghat remains salubrious throughout the year.