Overview

Valley of Flowers National Park is an Indian national park, located in West Himalaya, in the state of Uttarakhand and is known for its meadows of endemic alpine flowers and the variety of flora. This richly diverse area is also home to rare and endangered animals, including the Asiatic black bear, snow leopard, musk deer, brown bear, red fox, and blue sheep. Birds found in the park include Himalayan monal pheasant and other high altitude birds. At 3352 to 3658 meters above sea level, the gentle landscape of the Valley of Flowers National Park complements the rugged mountain wilderness of Nanda Devi National Park to the east. Together, they encompass a unique transition zone between the mountain ranges of the Zanskar and Great Himalaya. The park stretches over an expanse of 87.50 km2 and it is about 8 km long and 2 km wide. Both parks are encompassed in the Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve (223,674 ha) which is further surrounded by a buffer zone (5,148.57 km2). This Reserve is in the UNESCO World Network of Biosphere Reserves since 2004.

Region

Garhwal

Total Trekking

37 Kms Approx.

Grade

Easy to Moderate

Altitude

14,100 Ft.

Days/Night

6

Minimum Age

8 Years.

Temperature

Maximum – 17°C, Minimum – 7°C

Best Season

Mid July till Early September. Monsoon is the best time

Itineary

Day 1 — Haridwar​/Rishikesh - Joshimath (6,151 ft) (Drive/287 km) (8 - 9 Hours)

  • Drive to Joshimath via Devprayag. On the way visit Devprayag where Bhagirathi and Alaknanda rivers meet. The confluence makes it The Holy Ganges.
  • Arrival at Joshimath by evening, Joshimath: The religious centre, established by Adi Shankaracharya, which he called Jyotirmath, later came to be known as Joshimath.
  • Near by temples one can visit are Nav Durga and Narsingh

Day 2 — Joshimath - Govindghat/Ghangaria (10,000 ft) (26 km Drive/9 Km Trek) (3 to 4 hours)

  • After an early breakfast drive to Govindghat. Which is the starting point of the trek
  • From Govindghat there is a gradual ascent along a well maintained pilgrim trail to Ghangaria.
  • Upon arrival at Ghangaria check into Camp. Explore The surroundings in the evening.

Day 3 — Ghangaria (8,050 ft) – Hemkund Sahib Gurudwara & Lake (11,320 ft ) (10 Km Trek 6 to 7 hours)

  • Rise early to take a 7 kms trek to Hemkund Sahib. Hemkund Sahib is the most venerated Sikh Shrines, and considered to be the World’s Highest Gurudwara at an altitude of 4,329 m.
  • 6 km Hemkund Trek (Each Way), heads to Hemkund Sahib Gurudwara & Lake
  • Start trekking back to Ghangria, Campsite and an overnight stay. ad Ghangria.

Day 4 — Ghangaria to the Valley of Flowers and back to Ghangaria (11,320 to 12,820 Ft.) ( 5 Km Trek 4-5 hours)

  • Trek from Ghangaria to the Valley of Flowers
  • Mesmeric Valley of Flowers starts. Delight in the sight of green carpets being adorned by a myriad of exotic flowers and flora. Arriving at the valley, gaze through its enchanting beauty and romance the various colours of the nature
  • Spend amazing moments discovering the bright and appealing flowers in the valley
  • Back to Ghangria for overnight stay.

Day 5 — Trek from Ghangria (9,600 ft) to Govind Ghat (6,300 ft). Drive to Joshimath (6,150 ft) (5 hours, 12 km trek + 20 km drive)

  • Trek from Ghangria (9,600 ft) to Govind Ghat (6,300 ft). Drive to Joshimath (6,150 ft); 5 hours, 12 km trek + 20 km drive

Day 6 — Depart from Joshimath to Haridwar

  • Depart from Joshimath. You will reach Haridwar between 6.00 pm and 7.00 pm.
  • The awesome tour ends here

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Valley of Flowers Overall rating: 4.4 out of 5 based on 52 reviews.

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“Valley of flowers trek is a very renowned tourist destination covering a large collection of flowers of all kinds. Some flowers are even wild and very rarely found. People from all over the world and from all generations come to see this awesome location. There is a Rabtan peak from where the entire peak looks awesome, the site is such well maintained that it becomes the best one day holiday destination for the families. And the best time to explore the valley would be during the month of July & August since that time alot of flowers bloom and it just looks wonderful.

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Departure Dates

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Day 1:- 8/9 hours drive from Haridwar to Joshimath.
Day 2:- Drive from Joshimath (6,150 ft) to GovindGhat (6,300 ft). By Air to Ghangria (9,843 ft); 3 Min, and Start trek Valley of Flowers (11,500 ft) and back; 6 hours, 5km each way
Day 3:- Ghangria (9,600) to Hemkund Sahib (14,107 ft) and back; 8-9 hours, 5.5 km each way and back to Govind Ghat by Air , Drive to Joshimath (6,150 ft); 1 hours, 20 km drive
Day 4:- Depart from Joshimath. You will reach Haridwar between 6.00 pm and 7.00 pm.
Day 1:- 8/9 hours drive from Haridwar to Joshimath. For Without Transport :- Taxi and Buses easily available from haridwar and Rishikesh between 4 Am to 5 Am
Day 2:- Drive from Joshimath (6,150 ft) to GovindGhat (6,300 ft). Trek to Ghangria (9,843 ft); 5-6 hours, 13 km + 20 km drive
Day 3:- Ghangria (9,600 ft) to Valley of Flowers (11,500 ft) and back; 6 hours, 4 km each way
Day 4:- Ghangria (9,600) to Hemkund Sahib (14,107 ft) and back; 8-9 hours, 5.5 km each way
Day 5:- Trek from Ghangria (9,600 ft) to Govind Ghat (6,300 ft). Drive to Joshimath (6,150 ft); 5 hours, 12 km trek + 20 km drive
Day 6:- Depart from Joshimath. You will reach Haridwar between 6.00 pm and 7.00 pm.
Day 1:- Reach Joshimath; 11 hours drive from Haridwar.
Day 2:- Drive from Joshimath (6,150 ft) to Govind Ghat (7,200 ft). Trek to Ghangria (9,843 ft); 5-6 hours, 12 km Trek + 20 km drive
Day 3:- Ghangria (9,600 ft) to Valley of Flowers (11,500 ft) and back; 6 hours, 3.7 km each way
Day 4:- Ghangria (9,600) to Hemkund Sahib (14,107 ft) and back; 8-9 hours, 6 km each way
Day 5:- Trek from Ghangria (9,600 ft) to Govind Ghat (7,200 ft). Drive to Joshimath (6,300 ft); 4 hours, 9 km trek + 20 km drive
Day 6:- Drive to Badrinath/Mana (10,170 ft) village after visit Badrinath and mana village back to Joshimath same day you can visit Auli, if you have a time
Day 7:- Depart from Joshimath .

Reporting Information

Reporting Time
6.30 am To 7.30 am
On Last Day
5.30 pm To 6.30 pm

How to Reach

By Train Rishikesh is the nearest railway station. 273 km from Govind Ghat. You can avail a taxi or bus service to reach Govind Ghat.

By Air The nearest airport is Jolly Grant, located 292 km from Dehradun.

By Bus Govind Ghat is well connected by buses to Delhi and other major destinations of Uttarakhand like Rishikesh, Pauri, Chamoli, Ukhimath Srinagar, etc.Govind Ghat is situated on NH 58.

Valley of Flowers Places to visit

Trek Inclusions/Exclusions

Inclusions


Transport to and from the base camp
The above trek cost includes transport to and from base camp.
Safety equipment
First aid, medical kit, oxygen cylinders, stretchers, Walkie-Talkie etc. will be available at campsite.
Accommodation
Stay is included from Day 1 to Last Day. Tents/Homestays/lodges will be provided. Tripple sharing Accomodation and seprate accomodation for girls/ladies will be povided
Meals
All meals from dinner on Day 1 to breakfast at Last day are included. Veg food will be provided during the trek.
Permits/ Forest fees
UTT will arrange trekking permits and forest passes.
Experienced Trek Leader & Team
Qualified trek leaders haing in basic / advanced mountaineering courses certificates/ degrees will assiston trek.
Other staff member includes qualified cooks, helpers and porters.

Exclusions


Food during transit to and from the base camp
Food would not be provided during transit and trekkers have to bear the cost at their own.
Mule and Porter charges
Generally we expect trekkers to carry their bag-pack and luggage themselves. For those who wish to use Mule/Porter need to pay Rs 350 per day for same.
Personal Expense
Personal Expense of any kind. The trek cost does not include stay at any location on last day
*Anything apart from inclusions
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