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Valley of Flowers

AVERAGE TEMPERATURE

Summer : Ghangria valley of flowers base 5° C to 15° C

DURATION

06 Days Rishikesh to Rishikesh

LEVEL

The Trek Experience, Easy

Valley of flower Trek – Trek to riot of colors, located in Chamoli District

Valley of Flowers trek is located in Chamoli district in Uttarakhand India. an UNESCO World heritages site embedded deep within the himalayan peaks of Uttarakhand, it was discovered in 1931 by a super trekker British Traveler frank Mr. Smith when he was heading to mount Kamet peak , Valley of Flowers trek is a vibrant and splendid national park reposing in west himalayas.

 

Nestled in Uttarakhand, this alluring place is famous for its charming meadows of alpine flowers. Endowed with a diverse range of endemic flora, it is picturesque in its beauty. this lush region is also home to some rare and endangered animal species. you may spot animals like Asiatic black deer, snow leopard, musk deer, red fox, brown bear and blue sheep.

 

High in the lofty himalayas of the Garhwal region sprawls this enchanting valley. legends believe it to be the place from where God Hanuman had collected the Sanjeevani buti for curing Lakshmana. this place has floral pastures, running streams and beautiful backdrop of the mountains

Trek Information

Duration –  06 Days from Rishikesh to Rishikesh

 

Best Season –  July,  August, September!

 

Level –  The trek experience,  Easy

 

Highest Points – (3700 Meters  ) Valley of flowers height and Hemkund Sahib Ji  (4412 Meters )

 

Weather – The Gangariya, Valley of flowers, Hemkund Sahib Ji   base night be cold day temperatures are pleasant during the season

 

Summer Temperature – Ghangria   valley of flowers base 5° C to 15° C

 

Location Chart – It is located in the northeastern part of uttarakhand starting from close to China border, heading east and then south

 

 

 

Short Details for Valley of flowers Trek

 

 

Day 1: Risikesh/ Dehradun/ Haridwar  to Joshimath / Govindgaht (315 Km) (8/9hrs) (1800, Meters )

 

Day 2: Joshimath to Govindghat by taxi (18km) same day trek to Ghangria (13 Km) (6/7 Hours ) (3078, Meters )

 

Day 3: Ghangria to Valley of flowers (10/12km) with pack lunch, enjoying to 2/3 hrs beautiful valley.

 

Day 4: Ghangria to Hemkund Sahib Ji by trek (06km) (4/5hrs) (4400, Meters ) back to Hotel in Gangariya

 

Day 5: Ghangria to Govindghat by trek (13 Km) same day drive to Badrinath (28 Km) on the way visit to Pandukesher temple

 

Day 6: Badrinath to Risikesh by taxi (345 Km) (10/11hrs) lunch on the way Devpariya/ Shrinagar

 

 

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Valley of Flowers Trek Details Itinerary

 

Day 01- Picks you up from Risikesh/ Dehradun/ Haridwar to Joshimath / Govindgaht, by taxi (315km) (8/9 Hours ) (1800, Meters ) Over night stay in hotel

 

Morning meet our HPMA team and then drive to Joshimath  which takes about (8 hours). the drive is spectacular and along the Shrinagar, Ganga, Alaknanda and Mandakini rivers. the historical town is situated on the confluence of river Alaknanda & Bhagirathi river which makes the holy Ganges, reach Joshimath  and from here trek to the most beautiful, Uttarakhand.

 

 

Day 02:-Joshimath to Govindghat by taxi (18 Km) Same day trek to Ghangria (13 Km) (6/7, Hours) (3078, Meters) Over night stay in hotel

 

After breakfast from Joshimath, the trail is well-defined. It is usually full of Sikhs, and more trekkers pilgrims walking up and down. notice the cleanliness on the trail despite hundreds treading upon it every day. It’s a heartening and motivating sight.  the 9 km trek starts from Poolna Road, head to Ghangria goes all the way along the river. stop by any roadside dabha hotel for a drink or a bite to eat , coffee sneaks, soup lunch. the trail is alternately sunny and shaded. at around the midpoint of the day’s trek.

 

Day 03 :- Ghangria to Valley of flowers (10/12km) with pack lunch. enjoying 2/3 hrs beautiful valley see the mountain. Round Trek back to hotel

 

This day you will witness one of the most beautiful places alluring places of the world. Its impeccably beautiful and pleasing environment will surely entice you. See the many spices flowers, Post monsoons, the floor of the valley is covered with a carpet of myriad colors!It is an awesome sight of colors with a contrasting back drop of majestic peaks.

the valley is really a botanists’dreamland! one can find flowers, leaves, buds of various shapes, sizes, color, all growing together. notice various types of bees and insects hovering on these strange flowers.

 

Day 04 :- Ghangria to Hemkund Sahib Ji by trek (06 km) (4/5 Hours ) (4400, Meters ) back to Hotel in Gangariya

This day is very special, we are going to Shri Hemkund Sahib Ji Carry sufficient water. you can refill your water bottles at the hotels that line the trail.
start your day early. the weather can be impulsive in the afternoon and sudden cloud cover and rain can get you stranded if you do not get down on time. The thought of getting up before 5.00 am to 6:00 am can be daunting but the Gurudwara makes it easy. Their day . singing of bhajans. By 5.00 am, you hear people outside the gate of the Gurudwara . Hemkund Sahib. Get up and grab a hot drink of chai. Khichadi provide to you very sweet and helpful people at sewadwar , need A poncho (light rain coat) and a trekking pole can be handy on the trek to Hemkund. Pass the deviation to Valley of flowers. Continue to trek up the steep path slowly but steadily.
Day 05:-Ghangria to Govindghat by trek (13 Km) Same day Drive to Badrinath (28 Km) on the way visit to Pandukesher temple over night stay in hotel at Badrinath  

 

 

Day 06:- From Badrinath to Risikesh by taxi (345 Km) (10/11hrs) lunch on the way Devpariya/ Shrinagar

 

 

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Location of Valley of Flowers Trek

Valley of Flowers Trek is a  located in Chamoli district in the state of Uttarakhand India. This is remotely villages  located and it takes minimum 3, 4  days to reach Valley of Flowers from Haridwar. The last motor-able point is Govindghat. You can check our trek itinerary page for more day wise information.

 

Getting to the base camp Joshimath, Govindghat – Ghangria  !!

Take an overnight train to Dehradun from Delhi. New Delhi-Dehradun A/C special train from New Delhi station is the best option. The train reaches Dehradun at 5.40 am. If you Meet to our office member and drive to from Dehradun to  base Joshimath The drive is spectacular and along the Ganga, Alaknanda and Mandakini rivers. En route visit at Devprayag. The historical town is situated on the confluence of river Alaknanda & Bhagirathi River which makes the holy Ganges.   this is beautiful  Camp Site ..Over night stay in Hotel!!

 

We are Per Day Climb Altitude for this trek

Note: – Level: The trek experience and Easy, moderate Valley of flowers is classified Trek.

Dehradun / Risikesh  -( 730 Meters )

Joshimath  – (1820, Meters )

Ghangria  – (3078, Meters )

Valley of flowers   (3120, Meters )

Hemkund shahib   (4412, Meters ) (11796feet)

 

Key Points about this trek:

– Level: Difficult (so first timers should avoid)

– Proper conditioning & training of body required

– Need proper gear & clothing for sub-zero temperatures

– Shoes are the single most important equipment

– High Altitude requires proper acclimatization

– Post monsoon or pre-monsoon is the best time. During rains the region is prone to landslides

– Phones don’t work

– Beautiful landscape so carry good photo gear (I couldn’t carry my best equipment)

– Travel light (my backpack was heavy at about 10 kg)

– Keep an extra day in your itinerary for .account for bad weather

 

ATM Point & Mobile connectivity:-

Govindghat   is the last point where you will receive mobile network. Only BSNL so ensure you finish your important telephone calls here. Inform anxious family members about poor connectivity during the trek.

Dehradun, Joshimath, and Badrinath  city is also where you will find the last ATM in case you need to withdraw money before starting the trek Journey.

 

The most common question asked is “What things to carry on a Trek?”

 

First of all trekkers must bring the documents mentioned below –

  1. Government ID proof, carry original and a photocopy of any of these – (Driving License, Adhar Card, Pan Card, Voter Id etc.)
  2. Medical certificate by a doctor
  3. Risk certificates

 

Foremost Requirements

  • Strongly built Trekking Shoes
  • Backpack (50 to 60 liters)

 

To reduce your expenses HPMA offer trekking items on rent at nominal prices. Make a special renting request before the trek to get trek gear on rent.

 

Things you can get on Rent

  • Trekking shoes
  • Backpacks
  • Hiking Pole
  • Poncho

 

Clothes to Carry On A Trek

 

Carry clothes according to the season. In winters there is chilly cold and in summers the temperature remains cold. (Day and Night temperature varies)

 

-Jacket

 

Take at least 2 jackets with you, it should be warm enough to protect you against chilly cold.

 

-Trekking Pants

 

You should have 2 – 3 trek pants on a week long trek and take more for longer treks.

 

-Thermals

 

At night the temperature lowers and to keep yourself warm and sleep comfortably wear thermals.

 

-Warm clothes

 

Keep enough woolen layers and fleece according to the season.

 

-T- shirts

 

To avoid sunburns always carry full sleeved t shirts which dries easily and covers neck and arms properly.

 

-Poncho/Raincoat

 

They are useful during rain and snowfall.

 

Necessary Items

  • Water Bottle
  • Gloves (Waterproof and woolen)
  • Cap
  • Socks (Regular and woolen
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking Pole
  • Torch
  • Toiletry Items

(Toilet paper, Sunscreen, Toothpaste, Toothbrush, Moisturizer, Lip balm, Face Wash, Sanitizer etc.)

 

(Avoid using wet wipes and sanitary napkins during your trek because they are not biodegradable and cause harm to the environment. If you use them in mountains make sure you bring them back with you.)

 

Medical Kit is Mandatory

 

(Use medicines only after prescribed by the doctor) (In case if any problem arises during the trek follow the instructions given by your trek leader because they are certified in First Aid Mountaineering courses.)

 

Carry These Medicines in Your Medical Kit

 

  • Avomine for treating motion sickness
  • Diamox for treating altitude sickness
  • Avil to treat allergies
  • Saradon to cure headache
  • Combiflam to relieve pain
  • Crocin for treating fever and headache
  • Digene to cure acidity
  • Norflox TZ and Lomofen to prevent Diarrhoea
  • Betadine (Antiseptic cream)
  • ORS
  • Moov/Volini spray for treating sprains
  • Band aid
  • Elastic bandage
  • Gauze

Har Ki Dun Protection and Mountaineering Association is Making Your Trek Safe

 

WE CARE FOR YOUR SAFETY AND IT IS OUR PRIORITY

 

  • We have a team of more than 80+ guides to serve in the mountains and they are professionally trained from Nehru Institute of Mountaineering (NIM) Uttarkashi, Hanifle Centre; Mussoorie and Indian Mountaineering Foundation (IMF) Delhi. We also have Kitchen staff to serve in the mountains and supporting staff goes along to manage the activities.
  • The trek leaders are certified in courses of Mountaineering. On every high altitude trek we carry oxygen cylinders and First Aid kits. We take proper care of everything and make sure you feel safe and comfortable with us.
  • Getting to high altitude can be a problem to some people, the risks are enormous but we minimize them by providing best quality equipment which are changed on regular basis.
  • We do every possible thing to make your treks safe because if you trust and choose us then it becomes our responsibility to make your safety our top most priority. The risk factor can never be abolished but it can be reduced and if you have a heart of mountaineer then this “risk factor” is the real pleasure and we can help you overcome every risk successfully without fear by taking proper care of your safety.

 

 

PACKAGE INCLUDED AND EXCLUDED

  • Transport from Dehradun to DehradunYES
  • Forest Permit and entrance fee YES
  • Accommodation in HotelYES
  • Accommodation in tents on twin share basis during trekking YES
  • All meals, Breakfast, Day Pack, Lunch, Pack Lunch, Tea, Coffee, Sneaks, Soup, Dinner YES
  • All camping gear including YES
  • Separate Tent, High qualityYES
  • Liner, Pillow, Separate Toilet tents, Dining Tent, ChairYES
  • Dining tableYES
  • your uploadingYES
  • Guide, Porters, cook, HelperYES
  • Mules, Kitchen teamYES
  • Good Experience local Trek Leader guideYES
  • Walkie Talkie, for contact each other’s YES
  • Gaiters YES
  • Micro crampons YES
  • Hiking PoleYES
  • Personal Toiletry ItemsNO
  • Personal Medical KitNO
  • Medical Certificate NO

Rs. 17,000 Per Person

(Includes all costs of the trek from Rishikesh to Rishikesh) (5% GST Extra)

Note: – The cost is for minimum 5 people in a group and if the group size increases the price will decrease.

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Short Itinerary

 

Day 1- Risikesh/ Dehradun/ Haridwar to Joshimath / Govindgaht (315 Km) (8/9 hours) (1800, Meters )

 

Day 2- Joshimath to Govindghat by taxi (18km) same day trek to Ghangria (13 Km) (6/7 Hours) (3078 Meters)

 

Day 3- Ghangria to Valley of flowers (10/12km) with pack lunch, enjoying to 2/3 hrs beautiful valley

 

Day 4- Ghangria to Hemkund Sahib Ji by trek (06 km) (4/5 hours) (4400 Meters) back to Hotel in Gangariya

 

Day 5- Ghangria to Govindghat by trek (13 Km) same day drive to Badrinath (28 Km) on the way visit to Pandukesher temple

 

Day 6-Badrinath to Risikesh by taxi (345 Km) (10/11 hours) lunch on the way Devpariya/Shrinagar

 

A KIND REQUEST TO ALL THE TREKKERS

 

This board by Forest Department is the appeal for trekkers to only go with local tour operators.

“Most of the people seek adventure and choose this great adventure sport Trekking, but the common mistake committed by the people is wrong choice of a company which further lead to accidents. Now, as you can see the board by Forest Department, they had made an appeal to go with the local tour operators on any trek of your choice because adventure is risky and to reduce these risks no other company can help you like the locals”.

Cancellation Policy

 

It is wise to make your booking at least two months in advance. In the event of cancellation of trek/adventure activity services due to any avoidable / unavoidable reasons we must be notified of the same in writing. Cancellation charges will be effective from the date we receive advice in writing, and cancellation charges would be as follows.

 

Up to 30 Days: 90% cost is refundable

Between 21–30 Days: 50% cost is refundable

Less than 20 – No Refund

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