Valley of Flowers Trek

Host : Go4Explore

₹9800 for 6 Days 5 Nights

Description

Valley of flowers is an exquisite valley, situated inside the Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve. The valley is famous for its rich biodiversity. This alluring valley lies in transition between the Zanskar ranges and the Greater Himalayas.

Valley of flowers is situated at the height of 11530 feet. It is also the base camp for Mt. Kamet (25445 feet). Valley of flowers is a legit 5 nights and 6 day's trek for any adventure seeker, which only opens for them from mid-June to mid-September. We suggest visiting the valley of flowers during the monsoon season. You will witness over 305 species of flowers in large fields, which is an absolute sight. 

Valley of flowers is enriched with blooming flowers. You will find various endemic varieties of alpine flowers and plants. This valley is a heavenly destination for nature lovers. 

It contains flora and fauna such as-: Blue Poppy, Cobra Lily, Brahmakamal, Marsh Marigold, Prinula & Red Foxes, Snow Leopard Asiatic black/brown bear, Blue Sheep.

Not only about flowers, this valley has much more to offer you with nature's beauty like waterfalls, glaciers, majestic mountains, etc.

UNESCO also listed the name of Valley of flowers trek in the World Heritage Site.

Many trekkers combine another destination with Valley of flowers trek.

It’s on the other route, starting from Ghangaria village. Hemkund Sahib is famous for its holiness & renowned as the pilgrimage site for the Sikh community. Also, Hemkund Sahib holds the record for the world's highest gurdwara located at an altitude of 15197 feet. 

The distance of the trek is about 8 km long from Ghangaria village, and it takes 3 to 4 hours in duration to reach the Hemkund Sahib. 

The trail is filled with small green grassy patches and rocks. Also, the trail becomes steeper as we move forward, but the beginners can also complete this trek.


Itinerary

  • Day 1

    Drive from Haridwar to Govindghat (290 km)

    In the morning gather everyone at the boarding point- Haridwar ISBT. You’ll introduce yourself and meet with other co-travelers. We will give a trip briefing before starting our journey. We will take a short drive from Haridwar to Govindghat, which is around 12 to 13 hours of journey in duration. The total distance of your drive is around 290 km. It’s a scenic journey, but a tiring journey too. 

    To reach Govindghat, you will drive alongside the holy river Alaknanda- a tributary of Ganga. First, you will cross Devprayag. Devprayag is the confluence of Alaknanda and Bhagirathi rivers. After crossing Devprayag, you’ll find the GHNP (Great Himalayan National Park) ranges too. The interesting fact about the drive from Haridwar to Govindghat is that you will cross all the 5 confluences, also known as Panch Prayag. The confluence takes place at the different locations first one is Devprayag and followed by Rudraprayag, Karnaprayag, Nandaprayag and Vishnuprayag. You’ll reach Govindghat by late evening. Check-in to our hotels/ homestays and freshen up. Dinner and an overnight stay in our hotel/ homestays.


  • Day 2

    Drive from Govindghat to Pulna and trek to Ghangaria village (4 km drive and 9 km trek)

    Wake up early in the morning and post breakfast checkout to Ghangaria village. The road connectivity is available till the Pulna, which is a short drive of 4 km. 

    From Pulna, we will begin our trek to Ghangaria village. The distance of the trek from Pulna to Ghangaria village is about 9 km and the trek might be around 5-6 hours in duration depending on the capability of travelers. The gradient of the trek is easy, and a few stretches are sleepy too. 

    The trek begins parallel to the river. The trek has many things to offer you such as scenic views, beautiful valleys, majestic mountains, and waterfalls. Ghangaria village is located at an elevation of 9875 feet. In Ghangaria village there are shops available where anyone can buy their daily needs or essentials. 

    After reaching Ghangaria village, rest and admire the beauty of the local village surrounded by the green mountains. Check-in to our hotel/ guesthouse and freshen up. 

    Have dinner and an overnight stay in our hotel/ guesthouse.


  • Day 3

    Trek to Valley of flowers from Ghangaria village and descend back to Ghangaria (8 km)

    Wake up early in the morning and have a mouth-watering breakfast with an amazing view. 

    Today you will witness the Valley Of Flowers. The gradient of the trek is moderate. You will cover the distance of 4 km from Ghangaria village to Valley of flowers and you take around 2-3 hours in duration to complete the trek. You will start your trek from the upwards route from the Ghangaria village. After walking hardly 1 km, you will find a diversion point. It divides the route into 2 trails, where the straight route is going towards the gurdwara Hemkund Sahib & the other route is going towards Valley of flowers. Continue walking on another route and you will find a forest check-post and then carry on walking on the same route after getting the permit. 

    The trail is full of greenery and covered by the dense bushes. Sooner, you will get to see the flowers on the way. You will reach Valley of flowers after crossing a bridge over the Bhyundar river. Throughout the trek, the view is magical.

    After reaching the main valley, you will get the time to explore and capture the landscapes and an alluring valley of flowers in your camera/ mobile phone. Have your packed lunch there. By late afternoon, start descending back to the Ghangaria village with the same route. You will reach the village by late evening. Check-in to our hotel/ guesthouse and freshen up. Have dinner and an overnight stay in our hotel/ guesthouse.


  • Day 4

    Trek from Ghangaria to Hemkund Sahib and descend back to Ghangaria village (16 km)

    Wake up early in the morning and have a delicious breakfast. Today, begin your trek early. The gradient of the trek to Hemkund Sahib is a moderate ascend. The total distance of the trek is 8 km long and takes you around 4-5 hours in duration to complete the trek. Take the same upward route from the Ghangaria village and, after finding the division, continue walking on the same route to reach the Hemkund Sahib. Throughout the trail you will witness the lush green mountains and water streams. We suggest you to continue your walking on the paved trek, as the last part of the trek includes stairs and it can be covered by taking the stairs too. 

    After reaching Hemkund Sahib, pay your visit to the gurdwara. The Sarovar has crystal clear water, and the snow-capped mountains around the gurdwara looks very amazing. Have Langar there and start descending back to the Ghangaria village by late afternoon. It is a downhill trek, so it will take less time to reach back to the village. You will reach the village by evening. Check-in to our hotel/ guesthouse and freshen up. Have dinner and an overnight stay in our hotel/ guesthouse.


  • Day 5

    Trek from Ghangaria village to Govindghat.

    Wake up early and post breakfast checkout to Govindghat. It's a downhill trek, and the gradient of the trek is easy. Downhill trek takes you around 3-4 hours in duration to reach Govindghat. After reaching the village, you can visit the Mana village (last Indian village at Indo-China border), and a famous temple of Badrinath if time allows. 

    Check-in to our hotel/ guesthouse and freshen up. Have dinner and an overnight stay in our hotel/ guesthouse.

    NOTE-: It does not include the cost of the taxi for Badrinath temple and Mana village.


  • Day 6

    Drive from Govindghat to Haridwar.

    Today is the last day of your trip. Wake up in the morning and post breakfast checkout to Haridwar by vehicle. The drive takes around 10-11 hours in duration, including some adequate halts for lunch and covers the distance of 300 km to reach Haridwar. You will reach Haridwar by late evening. The trip ends here.


Inclusions

  • Transportation from Haridwar to Haridwar: Tempo Traveler/Cab.
  • Accommodation on sharing basis.
  • Experienced and cool trip leader/trek guide.
  • Meals: All Meals from day 1 dinner to day 6 breakfast are included.
  • Driver allowances, toll taxes, parking, state taxes.

Exclusions

  • Any extra meals apart from the ones mentioned under inclusions.
  • Travel Insurance, items of personal nature like porterage, tips, laundry etc.
  • Any entry fees, extra expenses for optional activities or tickets, unless quoted in Inclusions.
  • Any other costing involved due to circumstances like natural calamity, weather conditions, riots, roadblocks, landslides or any other forced circumstances which are out of our control.
  • GST (5%) is applicable extra.
  • Anything which is not mentioned in the above inclusions.

Fixed Departures

For customising this trip call/whatsapp : 7015750288

Things to Pack

  • Waterproof and good quality backpack or rucksack, no trolley bags
  • Comfortable clothing
  • Raincoat and umbrella (monsoons only)
  • Warm woolen jackets/sweaters (depending upon the season)
  • Comfortable trekking/sports shoes
  • Water bottles (avoid single-use plastic)
  • Quick snacks for journey like dry fruits, chocolates
  • Personal care items and toiletries
  • Personal medicines
  • Phone, camera and photography equipments
  • ATMs and adequate amount of cash for shopping, cafe visits
  • Items like torch, power banks, sunglasses
  • Personal identity document like Aadhaar, driving licence, passport

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