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Govindghat is situated on NH58 at an elevation of 6000 ft above sea level. It is the commencement point of the trek to Hemkund Sahib and Valley of Flowers. Govindghat has good parking space available where you can park your vehicles while a visit to Hemkund Sahib. Govind Ghat is located on the banks of the holy Alaknanda River. There are several hotels, restaurants, resorts and lodges in Govindghat providing good and comfortable accommodation facilities. 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.
A Gurudwara located on the right bank of Alaknanda River is the most important place of the area. 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.