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valley of flower national park
4.9/5
Duration

6Day / 5night

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

50 people

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Overview

It is known as the Valley of Flowers! The Valley of Flowers!

This natural beauty is located in the Bhyundar Valley of Chamoli, Uttarkhand. From May to October the slopes and valley are in full bloom. July to September is when the most flowers bloom.

This area was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site for a reason. It is blemish free and attracts Botanists, nature lovers and photographers as well as bird-watchers, adventurers and other enthusiasts from around the world.

The three British mountaineers Frank S.Smythe (left), R.L.Holdworth (right) and Eric Shipton discovered this spot in 1931, while returning after their successful climb up Mt.Kamet. Frank S.Smythe was so enamored by the abundance flowers that he published a book describing the beauty of the scenery.

The Valley of Flowers trek in India is very popular among Trekking enthusiasts. It takes six days and five night to complete the trek. It is described as Easy to Moderate.

To complete the Valley of Flowers Trek, trekkers must travel four days from Govindghat. You will learn the daily distances and alternative ways to avoid trekking.

People often ask about the distance to the Valley of Flowers. A valley of flowers trek will cover between 50 and 55 kilometers in four days. You can read more below.

  • A trek starting from Govindghat and ending at Ghangaria
  • Ghangaria through Valley of Flowers, and back to Ghangaria
  • Ghangaria to Hemkund Sahib, and then back to Ghangaria
  • Ghangaria up to Govindghat

You can enjoy a beautiful spot where nature is in full bloom. Visitors will be rewarded with the most stunning sights such as cascading streams, small waterfalls and, most importantly, the meadows bursting with flowers.

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Highlights

  • Road Trip to mountains
  • Mesmerizing view
  • Haridwar, Rishikesh & Gurudwara Hemkund Sahib are famous temples. Other attractions include Confluences & Crystal Clear Lakes, Verdant Valleys, Snow Clad Himalayan Peaks & many others.
  • Trekking at low altitude with vast views, vivid colors, and cavernous gorges. A stunning variety of scenery.
  • The mountains are covered in snow, the waterfalls are murmuring, and there is a variety of color amongst the wildflowers.
  • Rare glimpses into the ancient culture of the local people.
  • Hotel/Guest house Nights

Bulk discount (by Percent)

Bulk discount adult
# Discount group From adult To adult Value
1 500 1 50 %

Itinerary

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Haridwar/Rishikesh to Govindghat/Joshimath 300 km Drive
Haridwar/Rishikesh to Govindghat/Joshimath 300 km Drive

The travellers will be picked up from Haridwar/Rishikesh at 6:00 AM from where the journey will begin. Haridwar/Rishikesh is well connected with Delhi through railway and road route. Overnight Buses and Trains are available. Our journey will start from Haridwar/Rishikesh, Devprayag (where the mighty Alaknanda and Bhagirathi River meet to form the Ganges). Along the journey you will also come across other Prayag and will reach Joshimath/Govindghat by the end of the day. Drop off your bags at the Hotel and enjoy the mighty sight of the Garhwal Himalayas. Dinner at the Hotel

Govindghat/Joshimath to Ghangaria Via Poolna 4 km Drive and 9 km trek
Govindghat/Joshimath to Ghangaria Via Poolna 4 km Drive and 9 km trek

Trek to Ghangaria via Poolna after the breakfast
A 4 km drive to Poolna, and then an easy ascend to Ghangaria
Midway Lunch
Reach Ghangaria after the climb and drop off your bags at the Hotel
Evening Tea and Snacks
Dinner at the Hotel

Ghangaria to Valley of Flowers 4 km Trek
Ghangaria to Valley of Flowers 4 km Trek

Gear up today for Valley of Flowers, the World Heritage Site declared by UNESCO.
After Breakfast head towards the Valley walk amidst the beautiful and Multi Variety of Flowers that will surely bound to ease away all the tiredness of the day.
After taking pictures and packed lunch head back towards Ghangaria.
Enjoy your Dinner and stay at the Hotel as your trek has been completed.

Ghangaria to HemKund Sahib 6 km Trek
Ghangaria to HemKund Sahib 6 km Trek

Trek to Hemkund Sahib after the breakfast. The trail being easy to moderate in nature.
En-route to the Gurudwara you will witness numerous waterfalls, Flowers, Beautiful Snow-capped mountains, Glaciers that will surely mesmerize you. Another Important aspect is the Cleanliness of the Pilgrimage despite many travellers which is a point to learn from the Sikh Community.
Arrival at the Gurudwara in the afternoon. Devote yourself in the peaceful aura of the Gurudwara and take a dip in the Glacial Lake. Also do visit the Lokpal Temple located in the vicinity of the Gurudwara.
Descend back to Ghangaria from the Gurudwara before 2 p.m. due to unpredictable weather conditions.
Return to Ghangaria and have your Evening Snacks
Early Dinner at the Hotel

Ghangaria to Joshimath via govindghat 9 km trek and 28 km drive
Ghangaria to Joshimath via govindghat 9 km trek and 28 km drive

After the Breakfast descend down to Govindghat. 10 km Descent normally takes 4 hours
Drive to Joshimath
Arrival at Hotel in Joshimath,
Hot Lunch
Dinner Followed by rest

Govindghat to Rishikesh/Haridwar 300 km Drive
Govindghat to Rishikesh/Haridwar 300 km Drive

After Breakfast head back towards Rishikesh/Haridwar following the same route.
Arrival at Haridwar by 6 PM. So, you may plan your further journey

Included/Excluded

  • Transportation from Rishikesh to Rishikesh
  • Meals – (Veg Only- Breakfast, Lunch, Evening Snacks and Dinner)
  • Accommodation in Hotel in Joshimath/Ghangharia
  • Experienced Trek Leader, Professional Guides and a very supportive staff
  • Forest permits
  • Medical Amenities – First Aid Kits, Oximeters, oxygen cylinders.
  • Sanitised and Hygienic Camp sites and Hotels.
  • Included in the list but not included
  • Meals during Transportation
  • Personal Expenses
  • Road blocks or Landslides may cause an unplanned or extended stay.
  • Backpack offloading charges, Porter/mule (Personal)
  • Costs of evacuation in an emergency

Tour's Location

valley of flower national park

FAQs

What are the essentials to carry for valley of flowers trek.
ESSENTIALS FOR THE TREK
Backpack/Ruck Sack (at least 55 Litres) and a small day bag (upto 15 litres) for summit day
Poncho/Raincoat and Rain Cover for Ruck Sack.
2 Quick Dry T-shirts (preferably Full Sleeves) and Track Pants
Warm Jacket preferably a down jacket or an equivalent heavy jacket to protect from cold at night
Comfortable Shoes with a good grip and ankle support. We recommend Quechua Forclaz 100 or similar shoe
A pair of fleece jacket or fleece upper
Good Thermals for insulation at night
Lip Balm and Cold Cream
Other personal accessories – Camera, Tripod, mobile charger, power banks(as there will be no electricity during the trek)
What is the best time to visit Valley of Flowers?
Mid June to Mid September is considered the best time to visit valley of flowers. Maximum species of flowers bloom during this period. There are 529 species of highaltitude plants found here, during one of your visits you can witness about 50-60 species
Is Valley of Flowers Trek difficulty?
It is an easy to moderate grade trek. Difficulty of a trek depends on a lot of things accommodation and availability of resources is one of them. Presence of hotels at Ghangharia makes it easier for a beginner when compared to other treks but you surely need a good physical stamina to enjoy this trek.
What is unique about the Valley of Flowers?
Valley of flowers has around 529 species of high altitude flora. It has beautiful landscapes and is a UNESCO world heritage sight. Trek to Hemkund Sahib which is the highest Gurudwara in the world adds to the overall experience of this trek.
How long is the trek to Valley of Flowers?
The Trek is 13 Km from the nearest road head Poolna and is broken in 2 parts. Part 1 Poolna to Ghangharia, Part 2 Ghangharia to Valley of Flowers. It requires atleast 5 days from nearest Railway station – Haridwar.
Is Valley of Flowers trek for beginners?
Yes it can easily be done by beginners. It is suited for beginners as well as experienced trekkers. One thing you need to keep in mind before coming to this trek is to have a good physical stamina.
Is Valley of Flowers Trek worth?
Being one of the best monsoon trek of the country it is going to be a memorable experience doing this trek. The landscapes of this trek are like a fairytale land.
Can you do Valley of Flowers trek on your own?
Yes it can be done on your own but due to limited hotels in Ghangharia it is recommended you go with a prior bookings.
What is Valley of Flowers famous for?
Valley of flowers trek is known for different species of Himalayan flowers with some very rare species as well. It is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Hemkund Sahib which is the world’s highest Gurudwara is also a major attraction of this trek
How difficult is Valley of Flowers Trek?
If you are physically active the trek will vary from easy to moderate level. Grade wise it’s a moderate level trekbut can be done easily by first timers.
How many days is Valley of Flowers Trek?
It takes atleast 5 days from the nearest railway station i.e Haridwar. We recommend you club Hemkund Sahib Trek with it making it a 6 days tour. You will regret if you don’t visit Hemkund sahib just to save one day from your tour
Is Valley of Flowers Trek safe?
Valley of flowers trek is one of the safest monsoon trek in the country.
Can we do valley of flowers in winters?
Valley of flowers opens for tourism around last week of may and closes around first week of October.
What if we want to leave extra luggage at the base village?
You can keep extra luggage in the base village for any particular trek. There are no cloak roo charges applicable. Its free of cost
Is there mobile signals available on treks?
If you are going on a trek don’t expect mobile signals. There are few spots on the trails of few treks where you might find a single tower or something but it always depends if that is enough to make a call or not.
How do I prepare for the trek?
Start running/walking at least 3-4 Kms everyday.
What kind of shoes will I need? Does a sport shoe work?
If it’s a snow trek a good trekking shoe is mandatory. If you buy a new shoe do walk for few days so that it fits you well and doesn’t leave you with blisters while you trek. If it is a summer trek or post monsoon trek a shoe with good grip and ankle support will do.
What food do you provide?
We provide 3 Veg meals and evening Snacks. There will be no non veg served during the trek. Eggs may or may not be served depending on the trek.
Do I need to carry trek equipment?
We will provide sleeping bags, inner liners,
sleeping mats, tents. You just need to carry
your personal gear.
List of personal Gear is in our website
under Trek Essentials.
What happens if there is an emergency?
Himalaya Journeys Treks &Expedition prides itself on being prepared for any emergency situation. Our guides are trained in first aid and can deal with most of the basic ailments that occur during a trek. Every camp site has basic first aid and oxygen cylinders But if a serious emergency occurs, we will evacuate you to the base village and nearest hospital but the expenses of that has to be borne by the individual

Reviews

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Govind sharma
July 02, 2023

Great experience

The valley of flower and hemkund saheb both are worth visiting places. You can trek and enjoy the lovely views of snow mountains & pass... Read more
The valley of flower and hemkund saheb both are worth visiting places. You can trek and enjoy the lovely views of snow mountains & pass glaciers. Less
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Kumkum thakur
July 02, 2023

Great escape ...

Supportive team, decent stay & food. Comfortable journey & pocket friendly trek. It was little hard to walk in rains but the valley was very... Read more
Supportive team, decent stay & food. Comfortable journey & pocket friendly trek. It was little hard to walk in rains but the valley was very good. Saw many flowers & tipri glacier. Will join for the other trip soon Less
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Vaibhav kain
July 02, 2023

Had a good time on this amazing trek

It was comfortable trek with some difficulty while climbing from ghangaria to valley of flowers. After that trek was smooth & beauty of views, flowers,... Read more
It was comfortable trek with some difficulty while climbing from ghangaria to valley of flowers. After that trek was smooth & beauty of views, flowers, mountains, glaciers were mesmerizing & adorable. Stay was good and comfortable after getting tired each night. Worth doing this trek with this company. Food was also good and hygienic. Less
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