Hemkund Sahib Ropeway Project

Government of Uttarakhand, as an initiative to provide safe and convenient means of travel to the tourists visiting this place, wish to develop a passenger ropeway system on a world class technology from Govindghat to Hemkund Sahib.

Uttarakhand Infrastructure Project Company Private Limited has been mandated to develop the said project on Public Private Partnership format for Uttarakhand Tourism Development Board (UTDB), GoU.

Note: The Hemkund Sahib Rope-way is still under development phase. We will update when it is functional for tourists and pilgrims.

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Hemkund Sahib Ropeway Project Highlights

  • Hemkund Ropeway will connect Govindghat - Byundaar Valley - Ghangharia - Hemkund Sahib
  • It will take just 1.5 hours to reach Hemkun Sahib from Govindghat
  • It will be around 12 kms from Sonprayag to Kedarnath
  • Estimated cost of the project will be over Rs 764 crore.
  • New Infrastructure like toilets, medical facilities will be developed along the path.

Development Phases of Hemkund Sahib Ropeway

The project is proposed to be developed in 2 phases:

Phase 1 shall be running from Ghangaria to Hemkund Sahib is being taken up for development in Phase I which is a single independent section.

Phase 2 comprises of three sections. The three sections between Govindghat and Ghangharia are connected with each other. 

  • Section I is between Govindghat & Bhiundhar; 
  • Section II is between Bhyundaar & Laxman Ganga bridge; 
  • Section III is between Laxman Ganga bridge and Ghangaria

Hemkund Sahib Ropeway Purpose

  • Hemkund Sahib can be reached from Govindghat by 19 kms steep and tough trek. There is a steep rise in elevations starting from 6000 ft. at Govindghat to 10,000 ft. at Ghangharia and reaching to 15,000 ft. to Hemkund Sahib.
  • No pilgrim is allowed to stay at Hemkund Sahib after 2 pm every afternoon. From Govindghat, one has to travel 12 km to reach Ghangharia. The journey takes about 8 hours. One has to stay here overnight and then start the trek to Hemkund Sahib next day morning.
  • The time of travel from Govindghat to Hemkund Sahib would reduce from 12 hours (and 2 days journey) to about 1.5 hours only by the proposed ropeway. It will help in increasing the number of tourists and pilgrims in the region, whether it is for Valley of Flowers or Hemkund Sahib.
  • Elderly, children and disabled people, who have to climb the arduous trek, will be able to take safe and convenient travel to the holy place.

Latest Kedarnath Ropeway News

28 June 2022: Uttarakhand’s tourism minister Satpal Maharaj announced that the work on the Hemkund Sahib Ropeway Project will start soon at Uttarakhand Tourism Board Council meeting.

21 June 2022: Uttarakhand Wildlife Board Gives Nod for Ropeways to Hemkund Shrine. The meeting was chaired by CM Pushkar Singh Dhami.

16 May 2022: Land Acquisition Begins For Hemkund Sahib Ropeway project.

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Valley Of Flowers Deluxe Package ex-Joshimath
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₹. 20,000.00

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