Helicopter Services to Hemkund

Every year thousands of Sikh pilgrims visit the holy shrine of Hemkund Sahib. Hemkund Sahib Gurudwara, a scenic lake in its premises and a Laxman temple near to it, these all holy places on a same place attract not only spiritual seekers but inspire travelers to visit here. As it is situated at an astonishing height of 4,633 meters, reaching this place is not an easy task for pilgrims and mostly old souls. You have to trek on a steep height for about 15 kms which is not easy to do. But this can't stop you from going to Hemkund sahib as Helicopter Services for Hemkund Sahib are available from Govindghat. Below are the details.

Helicopter Services for Hemkund Sahib

After 2013 floods, the trek route to Hemkunt Sahib was damaged by the instant flood which makes travelers worry about their journey but govt. is providing direct helicopter services from Govindghat to Ghangariya. The doors of Hemkunt Sahib have been opened on the 1st of June of 2019. And heli services are now operational from the govt. end.

Helicopter Charges for Hemkund Sahib Yatra 

Recently the govt. of Uttarakhand has released the revised rates for Helicopter service to Ghangariya from Govindghat for both valleys of flowers & Hemkund sahibaccording to which the price has been decreased by govt. as compared to last year.

Note: Now the Helicopter charges for Govindghat to Ghangariya Helicopter booking are 2795 Rupees per person.

Offers on Hemkund Sahib Tour Packages

Valley of Flowers National Park, a bounty on Hemkund Sahib Yatra

Valley of Flowers National Park is UNESCO's world heritage site which is famous for its natural bloomed flower beds in this Himalayan range, which is absolutely a miracle of nature. The park mesmerized all the travelers who visit this site. Known for its variety of flora & fauna, the Valley of flowers national park is also famous among international tourists.

Valley of Flowers is just 3.5 Km from Ghangariya which is a common halt for the pilgrimage of Hemkund Sahib and travelers who are visiting Valley of flowers. Pilgrims visiting Hemkund Sahib can also visit this heritage site.

Helicopter Services for Valley of Flowers National Park

As it shares a common trekking route of 10 kms from Govindghat to Ghangariya like Hemkund so Helicopter services and charges are the same for Valley of Flowers National Park for one side per person. You can book them both online or through any travel agent or offline offices for Helicopter seat booking to this place.

Helipads for Hemkund Sahib & Valley of Flowers National Park

Although many heli companies provide heli services to Hemkund and Valley of Flowers direct from Dehradun too which is obviously not budget-friendly and can costs you more than 1 lakh rupees. So, the best choice to get a chopper to Hemkund or Valley of flowers is Govindghat. Below are the details of en-route Helipads.

Govindghat Helipad for Hemkund Sahib & Valley of flowers Helicopter Service


  • Distance from Hemkund Sahib Gurudwara: 14 + 4 Kms (Trek + Road)
  • Distance from Ghangaria: 10 + 4 kms (Trek + Road)
  • Distance from Valley of flowers:  10 + 3.5 (Trek + Road)
  • Altitude: 1,828 meter
  • Location Guide: On the way of Badrinath in Chamoli district, Uttarakhand.
  • Accommodation: Plenty of Budget rooms facility is available at Govindghat itself.
  • Helicopter charges: INR 2895/- per person for one side till Ghangariya.

Govindghat is a small town and road head for Hemkund sahib yatra and Valley of flowers. It lies on the way of famous pilgrimage shrine Badrinath, and is about 21 km from Joshimath.

Ghangariya Helipad for Hemkund Sahib & Valley of flowers Helicopter Service


  • Distance from Hemkund Sahib Gurudwara: 4 Kms (Trek Route)
  • Distance from Govindghat: 10 + 4 kms (Trek + Road)
  • Distance from Valley of flowers:  3.5 (Trek Route)
  • Altitude: 3,049 meter
  • Location Guide: Common halt for Valley of Flowers & Hemkund sahib trekkers.
  • Accommodation: Plenty of Budget rooms facility is available at Ghangariya itself.
  • Helicopter charges: INR 2895/- per person for one side till Govindghat.

Ghangaria is a small hamlet which is situated on the way of Hemkund Sahib and Valley of flowers. Known for its scenic beauty, Ghangaria offers all the major facilities for tourists like Hotel, Dhabas & food. You can reach here by both trek and Heli services.

Ghangaria Helipad - enroute Hemkund Sahib and Valley of flowers.
Photo: Manas Dhodi via eUttaranchal facebook

Hemkund Sahib Tour Packages

Valley of Flowers - Do It Yourself Trek (Budget)
4 Days/ 3 Nights
Rs. 6,500.00    5,900.00
3 Nights Valley of Flowers Package (ex-Govindghat)
4 Days / 3 Nights
Rs. 9,900.00
Valley Of Flowers Deluxe Package ex-Joshimath
6 Days / 5 Nights
Rs. 16,500.00
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