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About Valley of Flowers Trek Packages

The Valley of flowers is a world heritage site in the far interiors of the Garhwal Himalayas, which is spread over 87.5 sq. km. The valley of flowers is a part of the famous Nanda Devi Biosphere at an altitude of 3250 metres above sea level and is the home of numerous indigenous alpine plant and floral species. So many rare and endangered animal species live in this region, including the Asiatic black bear, brown bear, snow leopard, blue sheep, and many more.

Our trek into the valley will have you walking mostly to most parts of the area and, at times, climbing up to the beautiful vantage point to observe the immense beauty of this natural world.

We are making a plan of trekking to make it comfortable for travellers , we have a very comfortable and beautiful campsite at Ghangaria as a base for explorations into the valley. Flowers have varying months when they bloom, but mid-July to mid-August is when they bloom at their peak. Here, about 300 species of wild flowers flourish free from human interference.

Quick Facts: Valley of Flowers Trek with Hemkund Sahib

  • The Valley of Flowers is located in Uttarakhand which was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • It extent over an area of 87.5 square kilometers and is known for its breathtaking alpine meadows and diverse flora.
  • In winter season the Valley of Flowers covered in snow and in summer season it blooms with flowers.
  • Valley of Flower is the home to approximately 300 species of wildflowers, including some rare and protected species.
  • Trekking to Valley of Flowers, attracts adventurer lovers and nature enthusiasts.
  • In this valley you can aslo explore scenic attractions such as Hemkund Sahib and Nanda Devi.

Top attractions near Valley of Flowers Trek

Hemkund Sahib- Located in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand, Gurudwara Shri Hemkunt Sahib Ji is situated at an altitude of around 4329 metres above sea level, on the bank of holy Hemkund Lake. This high altitude pilgrimage site of Sikhism is dedicated to Guru Gobind Singh ji, the tenth Sikh Guru. As per legends, it is believed that Guru Gobind Singh ji meditated at this place amidst Himalayas. Hemkund Sahib Gurudwara remains closed between October and April due to heavy snow. It lies at a high altitude and the winters are harsh here. As the summer approaches, many devotees, or'sevadars', come ahead in the month of April or May to clear the path for the following devotees to have a safe trek from June till September.

Ghangaria- Ghangaria is a small village located near the Valley of Flowers in the Himalayas in India. This scenic place is surrounded by lush greenery and beautiful mountains. Ghangaria is a base camp for Valley of Flowers trek, this is not the only reason why many people visit this place, people visit here to witness its breathtaking beauty and mountains. Ghangaria also offers accommodation and basic facilities to trekkers, which makes it the starting point for Valley of Flowers trekking.

Badrinath- Badrinath is a holy town located near the Valley of Flowers in the Himalayas of India. This place is famous for its ancient temple which is dedicated to Lord Badri Vishal, a form of the Hindu god Vishnu. The temple is surrounded by serene mountains and attracts thousands of devotees across India and tourists every year. People visit Badrinath to seek blessings and to experience the spiritual environment around the temple. Badrinath is not only famous because of this temple people also visit here to experience breathtaking views of Mountains or lush green valleys.

Govind Ghat- Govind Ghat is a small town located near the Valley of Flowers in Uttarakhand in Himalayan region. This town also serves as Starting point for many trekkers towards the beautiful and flourishing valley of India “ valley of Flowers”. Govind Ghat offers accommodation and basic facilities to travellers and trekkers, whether you are just a nature lover or an adventure enthusiast, this place makes your journey unforgettable in Himalaya.

Joshimath- Joshimath is a picturesque town in the Himalayas near Valley of Flowers. This beautiful town is situated at the height of 6200 feet above the sea level. Many devotees visit Joshimath every year as this is famous for Hindu temples like Badrinath and Hemkund Sahib. Joshimath is also famous for its serene beauty surrounded by stunning snow-capped mountains. Here you can also enjoy adventure activities like trekking, Skiing and mountaineering.

Mana village- Mana village is a small village situated near the Valley of Flowers in the Himalayan region in India. As this village is surrounded by himalayan range, this village offers breathtaking views of snow-capped mountains and scenic valleys. Mana village is famous for its many ancient temples and religious sites, many travellers visit this place to immerse themselves in the rich culture of this beautiful village. This village is also the starting point for the Vasudhara Falls trek and Saraswati river. No doubt Mana Village offers an unforgettable experience of the Himalaya.

Vasudhara falls- Vasudhara Falls is a beautiful place located near Valley of Flowers which is known for its natural beauty and cascading waterfall. This fall is surrounded by lush greenery and breathtaking mountains, Vasundhara falls offer a serene landscape, you have to trek to reach this picturesque place, to experience the soothing sound of cascading water, which makes it worth it to trek these trails.

Auli- Auli is a one of the famous hill stations in Uttarakhand which is located near the Valley of Flowers, Auli is famous for its snow capped mountains and adventurous activities like skiing, paragliding which makes it one of the popular places for skiing in India. Auli has something for everyone whether you are looking for an adventurous destination or want to spend serene moments in nature.

Niti valley- Niti Valley is a beautiful valley located near the Valley of Flowers, offers majestic views of snow-capped mountains. If you are an adventure lover then It's a haven for you and for nature enthusiasts, you can enjoy adventure activities like trekking, camping, and wildlife spotting. Visiting Niti Valley makes your journey an unforgettable journey of the Himalayas, where you can immerse yourself in the picturesque view of nature and experience the real beauty of mountain life.

How to prepare for Valley of Flowers Trek?

Going on the trek to explore the enchanting beauty of Valley of Flowers is a memorable experience to all the adventure seekers. But it is important to take care of things to pack or good preparation for the trek. Here are the some key points to take care while Valley of Flowers trekking.

Physical Fitness: The Valley of Flowers trek is moderate to strenuous so it is important to build your stamina to hiking through rugged terrain and varying altitudes.

Packing Essentials: While embarking on the trek of Valley of Flowers, it's necessary to ensure a safe journey to the breathtaking Himalayan landscapes. Here's a list of things to carry on your Valley of Flowers trek: Sturdy Hiking Boots, Appropriate Clothing, Daypack, Water and Hydration System, Sun Protection, First-Aid Kit, Snacks and Energy Food, Navigation Tools, Emergency Shelter, Personal Identification and Documents, Insect Repellent, Trash Bags.

Permits and Permissions: You need to take permits and permissions for trekking in the Valley of Flowers National Park. You can ask local authorities or tour operators for the permit details.

Guided Tours vs Independent Trekking: If you are experienced trekker then it's ok to trek individually but if you are new then its important to hire a guide for the Valley of Flowers trek.

By following these tips you can embark on Valley of Flowers trek and don’t forget to cherish every moment.

How difficult is the Valley of Flowers Trek?

The difficulty level of Valley of Flowers trek is considered moderate, this trek is at an altitude of around 12,000 feet that can be physically challenging to those who are not used to hiking or high altitude trekking. The trek to Valley of Flowers involves walking through ascending and descending climbs and crossing river streams. Weather conditions, especially during the monsoon season, can make your trek journey difficult due to the rain fall which makes trails slippery and this season also makes the possibility of landslides. However with propers preparation for the trek like physical fitness training and pack necessary things or essential gear the Valley of Flowers trek is manageable for the trekkers. As you reach the top it will give you unforgettable experience and view of stunning Himalayan landscapes make this trek worth it.

Best time to do Valley of Flowers Trek

Located near Joshimath in Uttarakhand, trek to Valley of Flowers is an unforgettable experience, but it is important to choose the right time to go on a Valley of Flowers trek which can make it undoubtedly a wonderful experience.

The best time to do the Valley of Flowers trek is during the summer months that is from June to September. This period of time the valley is transformed from beautiful orchids to vibrant Himalayan blooms like blue poppies and brahma kamal, the valley looks beautiful and stunning during this time.

The summer months also conform with the monsoon season. The monsoon season brings rain showers that transform the valley into the lush green valley. But trekking during the monsoon season is risky due to slippery trails.

Alternatively, visiting in September, when the autumn season comes, during this season you will witness clear skies and pleasant weather for trekking and gives you the opportunity to enjoy the beauty of the valley.

Itinerary

Day 1

Rishikesh Arrival & Drive To Joshimath (6150 ft) | 260 km

  • Assemble at the boarding point in Rishikesh - ISBT bus stand and drive to Joshimath. Joshimath serves as the beginning point and the base camp for the Valley of Flowers trek.
  • Enroute we will witness 4 holy sangams of Ganga river namely Devprayag, Rudraprayag, Karnprayag and Nandprayag.
  • After arriving in Joshimath, check in to our homestay/guesthouse, freshen-up and have some leisure.
  • Feel free to take a stroll around this gorgeous Himalayan town and pack for your next day's trek.
  • Savour home-style cooked dinner and overnight stay in Joshimath.

Day 2

Joshimath To Pulna Drive (25 km) | Trek To Ghangaria (9 km)

  • Wake up early in the morning and post breakfast, we will drive from Joshimath to Pulna Village via Govindghat.
  • From Pulna we will start our trek towards Ghangaria - the base for Valley of Flowers and Hemkund Sahib, along the pristine Pushpavati river.
  • After arriving in Ghangaria, check in to our homestay/guesthouse/camps ,have some leisure and regroup for a hearty lunch.
  • In the evening, savour home-style cooked dinner and overnight stay in Ghangaria.

Day 3

Ghangaria To Valley Of Flowers Trek & Back | 8 km

  • Wake up early in the morning and post breakfast, we will start our trek from Ghangaria to the Valley of Flowers.
  • Valley of Flowers is a World Heritage Site for its wild untamed blooms surrounded by white peaks.
  • Enroute witness the beautiful Laxman Waterfall and lush green surroundings.
  • Experience the refreshing landscape decorated with various vibrant flowers like Blue Poppy, Himalayan Rose and widely popular Brahmakamal to name a few.
  • If the weather is clear one can see the mighty Himalayan peaks such as Nilgiri Parvat, Rattaban, Gauri Parvat etc. in the backdrop. 
  • Post lunch, trek down from Valley of Flowers to Ghangaria and have some leisure in our homestay/guesthouse/camps.
  • In the evening, savour home-style cooked dinner and overnight stay in Ghangaria.

Day 4

Ghangaria To Hemkund Sahib Trek & Back | 12 km

  • Wake up early in the morning and post breakfast, we will start our trek from Ghangaria to the holy Hemkund Sahib.
  • It is one of the most revered pilgrim site and World’s highest Gurdwara nestled at an altitude of 14,100 ft.
  • After arriving at Hemkund Sahib, pay homage at the Gurdwara and witness the sacred glacial lake called Hemkund.
  • During clear skies, one can witness the flawless reflections of the adjoining Saptrishi peaks in this sacred lake.
  • Post lunch, trek down from Hemkund Sahib to Ghangaria and have some leisure in our homestay/guesthouse/camps.
  • In the evening, savour home-style cooked dinner and overnight stay in Ghangaria.

Day 5

Ghangaria To Pulna (9 km) | Drive To Joshimath (25 km)

  • Wake up early in the morning and post breakfast, we will trek down from Ghangaria to Pulna Village and further drive from Pulna to Joshimath via Govindghat.
  • After arriving back in Joshimath, check in to our homestay/guesthouse, have some leisure and regroup for a hearty lunch.
  • In the evening, savour home-style cooked dinner and overnight stay in Ghangaria.

Day 6

Drive From Joshimath To Rishikesh | 260 km

  • Wake up early in the morning, post morning tea check-out from our guesthouse/homestay and drive from Joshimath to Rishikesh.
  • By evening, you will be dropped at Rishikesh - ISBT bus stand.
  • Trek ends with lots of amazing memories and unforgettable experiences.

Inclusions

  • Transportation: Tempo Traveler/cabs (from Rishikesh to Rishikesh).
  • Accommodation on sharing basis: Homestay/Guesthouse/Camps.
  • Mountaineering qualified and experienced trek leader and support staff.
  • Meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner (starting from Day 01 Dinner till Day 06 Breakfast) and complimentary evening tea & snacks.
  • First-Aid medical kits for emergencies.
  • Trekking equipment: sleeping bag, mattress, tent, kitchen & dining tent, toilet tent, utensils and crampon (if required).
  • All necessary entry fees and permits.
  • Driver allowances, toll taxes, parking, state taxes.

Exclusions

  • Any extra meals apart from the ones mentioned under inclusions.
  • Travel Insurance, items of a personal nature like porterage, tips, laundry etc.
  • 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.

Price Summary

Price ₹ 9999 ₹8999


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