Valley of Flowers Trek

  • Trip Code : TRS332
  • Location : Uttarakhand
  • Days : 6 Days
  • Level : Medium
  • Season : Jul-Oct
  • Trip Start : Dehradun
  • Trip End : Dehradun
  • Trip Cost : Rs. 9900/-
  • Transport Charge : 2100
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Description

BRIEF ITINERARY

DAY 01 : DEHRADUN - JOSHIMATH/GOVINDGHAT

DAY 02 : GOVINDGHAT - GHANGHARIA

DAY 03 : GHANGHARIA - VALLEY OF FLOWERS - GHANGHARIA

DAY 04 : GHANGHARIA - HEMKUNDSAHIB - GHANGHARIA

DAY 05 : GHANGHARIA - GOVINDGHAT - BADRINATH

DAY 06 : BADRINATH - DEHRADUN

ABOUT TREK

Valley of Flowers trek is a monsoon trek that must do by every trekker who wants to trek in Indian Himalayas. It is located high in the valley of Himalayas in Chamoli district, Uttarakhand and very popular in the trekking community. Valley of Flowers is a UNESCO world heritage site and declared a national park in 1982 in the Himalayas. The most beautiful flower of Himalayas, blue Primula can be seen in the Valley of Flowers. The best season to trek this beautiful valley is from mid July to mid August and it is best for all nature lovers, avid botanists and every trekker. You can take route via Haridwar to Govindghat on Badrinath road, which is small place after 10 hrs long drives from Haridwar and trek starts from Govindghat.

Valley of Flowers trek is a trek known for variety of alpine flowers in Valley, view of summits of Rataban peak, 14kms expanse of gorgeous valley and changes in colors every fortnight during season. Valley of Flowers is situated at an altitude of 3,858 meters and discovered by a British traveller Frank Smith in 1931 on a lost path when he returning from one of their trekking expeditions. Frank Smith is a mountaineer who coined name ‘Valley of Flowers’. This valley is famous for the wild flowers, breathtaking surroundings and rich biodiversity and attracts mountaineers, trekkers, botanists, naturalists and nature lovers in the season from mid July to mid August.

The Valley of Flowers provides refuge to hermits and sages to come here for yoga and meditation. It exhibits different vegetation zones due to its altitude and surrounding. There are many animal species are found here like snow leopards, red foxes, Himalayan black bears, Himalayan tahrs, musk deer, brown bears and monals. This trek also gives you a chance to visit the Hemkund Sahib, a highly revered Sikh gurdwara at an altitude of about 15200 feet.

Itinerary

DAY 01 : DEHRADUN - JOSHIMATH/GOVINDGHAT

We will start drive to Govindghat at early 6 am via devprayag, karnaprayag and Joshimath/Auli. We stay overnight in rest house in Joshimath/Govindghat

DAY 02 : GOVINDGHAT - GHANGHARIA

Next day, early in the morning we start drive to Govindghat and walk towards the Bhyundar valley through villages and forest after crossing a bridge over the river Alaknanda. There are many waterfalls and green landscape in the path all around. After 14 km trekking that takes about 4-5 hrs we will reach at Ghangharia. We stay overnight in rest house in Ghangharia. We can also reach Ghangharia by a mule.

DAY 03 : GHANGHARIA - VALLEY OF FLOWERS - GHANGHARIA

Day third, we will start trek with short ascent to valley. After a couple of hrs we reach the valley. There are beautiful views of alpine flowers, big mountains and network of streams all around. It have beautiful Braham Kamal flower (state flower of Uttarakhnad), Geranium, Marsh Marigold, Anemone, Arisaema, Ligularia, Impatiens, Saxifrages Bistorta and Sibbaldia etc. After 3-4 hrs spend here towards late afternoon we will retrace steps to Ghangharia. Stay in rest house in Ghangharia.

DAY 04 : GHANGHARIA - HEMKUNDSAHIB - GHANGHARIA

Next day, we will trek from Ghangharia to Hemkund Sahib which is a highly revered Sikh gurdwara built next to a lake. We can take a dip in the cold waters of the lake and served a hot tea in the gurdwara. Stay in rest house in Ghangharia.

DAY 05 : GHANGHARIA - GOVINDGHAT - BADRINATH

We trek back to Govindghat and drive for an hour to reach the Badrinath which is an ancient temple situated at the banks of Alaknanda with hot Sulphur water pools. Stay in rest house in Badrinath.

DAY 06 : BADRINATH - DEHRADUN

Next day, early in the morning we start drive from Badrinath to Dehradun. You can take an overnight train to Delhi.

The journey starts from the capital of the state- Dehradoon. We need to start Early in the morning, as a 10 hour journey we need to cover to reach our base camp. The first point, Sankri at 6,300 feet, covered by a waft of clouds, gateway for your trekking journey

Sankri is an usual authentic Himalayan village surrounded by Swargarohini peaks, literally translating to, ‘ascending to heaven

Don’t miss the scene of science here, on your north-west, Sirga, a village that has been built in a way to receive sunlight early, which will maximise their harvest.

Price

PRICE INCLUDES

  • Professionally trained & experience guides
  • Accommodationin in standard rooms & tents
  • Good quality Camping arrangements
  • Equipments during the trek (Sleeping Bags, Mattress, Kitchen and Dining Tents, Utensils)
  • All necessary entry fees and permits
  • First Aid and Medical Kits
  • Meals while on trek (Veg. + Egg)
  • Transport: Haridwar to Haridwar.

PRICE EXCLUSIONS

  • Any kind of personal expenses.
  • Food during the transit.
  • Mules or porter to carry personal luggage.
  • Insurance.
  • Anything not mentioned above

LIST OF ESSENTIALS

  • T-shirts
  • Trekking Pants
  • Windproof jacket of decent quality (no flimsy wind cheaters please!) preferably with a hood
  • Warm Fleece
  • Thermal inner wear
  • Woollen cap
  • Woollen gloves
  • muffler
  • Hiking shoes
  • Lightweight floaters/sandals/slippers
  • Poncho
  • Water bottle
  • Cap / Hat
  • Sun Glasses
  • Trekking pole
  • Torch
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