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Near the Valley of flowers is the holy lake Hemkund- an important pilgrimage of the Sikhs and Hindus.
Along its shores is the sacred Sikh shrine where Guru Gobind singh, the tenth Guru unified with god after Prolonged meditation in his previous birth.
Nearby is the Lakshman Temple where Lakshman - the brother of Lord Rama performed his penance. The reflection of surrounding snow- clad peaks in its placid waters offers a scenic sight.
Hemkund is the World`s highest shrine, situated at an altitude of 4329 mts, and is on the bank of a glacier lake surrounded by several towering pinnacles of snow, reflected in its clear water.
Another Trek Route from Ghangaria, a steeper one, leads to the high altitude Lokpal Lake.
It is believed that Guru Govind Singh , the tenth Guru of the Sikh faith had mediated on the bank of this lake.
There is a Sikh Gurudwara & a Laxman Temple on the bank of the lake. A small stream called Him Ganga flows out of the lake.