Valley of Flowers

Temperature

Summer : 5°C to 15°C

Duration

06 Days | 05 Nights
Dehradun To Dehradun

Level

Easy

Valley of Flowers was declared a National Park by UNESCO

Valley of Flowers is located in Chamoli of Uttarakhand and it extends from 3352 m to 3658 meters. UNESCO declared it a National Park in 1982. It is known for its great variety of colorful flowers and many endangered species can be found here.

Hemkund Sahib – 4400 meters

After trek to Valley of Flowers the other place to explore is Hemkund Sahib. There is a Gurudwara behind it is Hemkund Lake and Himganga flows out of it. This Lake is considered pure because in ancient time the 10th Guru of Sikhs Govind Singh Ji meditated on the bank of it.

“Valley of Flowers” is a Small Heaven

It is one of the most beautiful place all over the world. This place looks totally enticing, different species of flowers in different colors bloom all together with exotic views of towering peaks and clear blue sky. July, August and September are best time to visit this place because the valley is at full bloom at that time.

ATM Point and Mobile Connectivity

ATM POINT – Joshimath is the last ATM point.

Mobile Connectivity – BSNL networks will be available at Govindghat, ahead there are no networks. So finish all your important work and calls before starting of the trek.

About Valley of Flowers

Valley of Flowers was declared a National Park by UNESCO in 1982. It extends from 3352 m to 3658 meters. It is known for its great variety of colourful flowers and many endangered species can be found here. After trek to Valley of Flowers the other place to explore is Hemkund Sahib.

Highlights of this Trek

Exploring this picturesque place with scented beautiful flowers and ahead trekking to “Hemkund Sahib” behind it is Hemkund Lake and Himganga flows out of it. This place has exotic views of towering peaks and clear blue sky.

Duration –  6 days (Dehradun to Dehradun)

Best Season –  July,  August, September

Level –  Easy

Highest Points – (3700 m and 4400m)

Weather – Nights are cold and day temperature is pleasant during the season.

Summer Temperature – (5°C to 15°C)

Starting Point – Dehradun

Altitude Covered Per Day

1. Joshimath (1800 m)

2. Ghangria (3078 m)

3. Valley of Flowers (3700 m)

4. Hemkund Sahib (4400 m)

Short Details for Valley of flowers Trek

Day 1: Dehradun to Joshimath (1800 m) (315 km) (8/9 hours) overnight stay in a hotel

Day 2: Drive from Joshimath to Govindghat (18 km) and trek to Ghangria (3078 m) (13 km) (6/7 hours) overnight stay in a hotel

Day 3: Ghangria to Valley of Flowers (3700 m) (10 km) and back overnight stay in a hotel

Day 4: Ghangria to Hemkund Sahib (4400 m) (6 km) and back (5/6 hours) overnight stay in a hotel

Day 5: Ghangria to Govindghat (13 km) and Drive to Badrinath (28 km) overnight stay in a hotel

Day 6: Badrinath to Dehradun (345 km) (10/12 hours)

Valley of Flowers Trek Details Itinerary

Day 01:- Dehradun to Joshimath (1800 m) (315 km) (8/9 hours) overnight stay in a hotel

Meet us at Dehradun Railway station and the drive is towards Joshimath and the distance is 315 km.

Pass through picturesque places and drive is along these sacred rivers, Ganga, Mandakini and Alaknanda. Reach Joshimath and arrangements will be made in a hotel there.

Day 02:- Drive from Joshimath to Govindghat (18 km) and trek to Ghangria (3078 m) (13 km) (6/7 hours) overnight stay in a hotel

After breakfast drive is from Joshimath to Govindghat and the trek starts from there. Walk along the river, starts from Poolna to reach Ghangria. Go through the shaded and sunny parts and ahead lies adventure of crossing a river.

After a long trek you will come across a flat land, there is a helipad in Ghangria and small space for camping. Further are hotels and restaurants lined up with a Gurudwara. You can accommodate in Gurudwara and have Langar (food) there or check in a hotel.

Day 03:- Ghangria to Valley of Flowers (3700 m) (10 km) and back overnight stay in a hotel

Today you will be trekking to the National Park of Flowers and one of the most beautiful place all over the world. Buy tickets and cross entry gate, there is a narrow path along a stream which flows through this heavenly valley.

It looks totally enticing, different species of flowers in different colors bloom all together with exotic views of towering peaks and clear blue sky. This place is a small heaven on earth and here are not much people so you can explore in peace without the crowd nearby.

The valley is 5-6 km wide and a glacier can be seen at a distance from the end. Further when you go inside the fragrance of flowers will engulf you. Explore this place and get back to the hotel because camping is not allowed in this area.

Day 04:- Ghangria to Hemkund Sahib (4400 m) (6 km) and back (5/6 hours) overnight stay in a hotel

Today have breakfast and head towards Hemkund Sahib because the weather is unpredicted and the rains can occur anytime so start early to get down on time and also the Gurudwara the chants start at 4:00 am.

The ascent to Hemkund Sahib is steep and on the way a waterfall is visible which comes out of a rock wall. With gain in altitude the views get clearer. After two hours you can reach the Gurudwara, behind it lies a glacial lake. The water is pure and clear, at this point you can feel the tranquility. Descending takes time so start the downwards trek after spending good time at this holy place. Reach Ghangria and get to back to the hotel.

Day 05:- Ghangria to Govindghat (13 km) and Drive to Badrinath (28 km) overnight stay in a hotel

Have breakfast and from Ghangria trek towards Govindghat the distance is 13 km and from there vehicles will be arranged till Badrinath.

En route is Pandukeshwar temple which you can visit while your journey to Badrinath. Spend your night in a hotel there.

Day 06:- Badrinath to Dehradun (345 km) (10/12 hours)

Leave early from Badrinath so you can reach Dehradun on time.

What to carry on a Trek?

The most common question of all Trekkers is what we carry on a trek or what to carry on a trek so if you plan to go for trekking, so here is about what you should 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

1. Strongly built Trekking Shoes

2. Backpack (50 to 60 liters)

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 the 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 dry easily and covers neck and arms properly.

Poncho/Raincoat

They are useful during rain and snowfall.

Necessary Items

1. Water Bottle

2. Gloves (Waterproof and woolen), Cap

3. Socks (Regular and woolen

4. Sunglasses

5. Hiking Pole

6. Torch

7. 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 the mountains make sure you bring them back with you.)

Medical Kit is Mandatory

(Use medicines only after prescribed by the doctor) (In case of 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

01. Avomine for treating motion sickness

02. Diamox for treating altitude sickness

03. Avil to treat allergies

04. Saradon to cure headache

05. Combiflam to relieve pain

06. Crocin for treating fever and headache

07. Digene to cure acidity

08. Norflox TZ and Lomofen to prevent Diarrhoea

09. Betadine (Antiseptic cream)

10. ORS

11. Moov/Volini spray for treating sprains

12. Band-aid

13. Elastic bandage

14. Gauze

WE CARE FOR YOURSAFETY AND IT IS OUR PRIORITY

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

Oxygen Cylinder for trekkers safety

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 for some people, the risks are enormous but we minimize them by providing the best quality equipment which is changed on a 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 topmost 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.

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Include & Exclude In This Trek

Transport from Dehradun to Dehradun

Forest Permit and entrance fee

Accommodation in Hotel

Accommodation in tents on twin share basis during trekking.

All meals, Breakfast, Day Pack, Lunch, Pack Lunch, Tea,Coffee, Snacks, Soup, Dinner

All camping gear including

Separate Tent, High quality

Liner, Pillow, Separate Toilet tents, Dining Tent, Chair, Dining table

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Guide, Porters, cook, Helper

Mules, Kitchen team

Good Experience local Trek Leader guide

Walkie Talkie, for contact each other’s

Gaiters

Micro crampons

Hiking Pole

Personal Toiletry Items

Personal Medical Kit

Medical Certificate

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