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.