The pristine Hemkund Lake lies surrounded by seven snow-clad peaks, and nourished by glaciers from Saptrishi peaks and Hathi Parvat. Hemkund Lake lies at a height of 4329 m and is believed to be a pilgrimage site for the Sikhs, along with Gurudwara Hemkund Sahib. A small stream called Himganga emerges from this lake. The best time to visit here is from June to October.