Valley of Flowers was declared a National Park by UNESCO
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.
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
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
Our service end hare
ATM Point and Mobile Connectivity: –
ATM POINT – Joshimath is the last ATM point.
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.
There would be many questions in your mind. Don’t worry you can get your answers here.
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.
What is the best time to go on this trek?
July, Aug and Sep
Is this trek for Beginners?
Yes, this is a great trek for beginners.
Altitude Covered Per Day
– Joshimath (1800 m)
– Ghangria (3078 m)
– Valley of Flowers (3700 m)
– Hemkund Sahib (4400 m)
These points should not be avoided
– Proper conditioning and training of body required
– Proper gear and clothing for sub-zero temperatures
– Sturdy hiking shoes are important
– High altitude requires proper acclimatization
– Intermittent or no signals
– Carry travel light
– Weather is unpredicted so the itinerary is flexible
The most common question asked is “What things to carry on a Trek?”
First of all trekkers must bring the documents mentioned below –
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
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)
Take at least 2 jackets with you, it should be warm enough to protect you against chilly cold.
You should have 2 – 3 trek pants on a week long trek and take more for longer treks.
At night the temperature lowers and to keep yourself warm and sleep comfortably wear thermals.
Keep enough woolen layers and fleece according to the season.
To avoid sunburns always carry full sleeved t shirts which dries easily and covers neck and arms properly.
They are useful during rain and snowfall.
(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
Har Ki Dun Protection and Mountaineering Association is Making Your Trek Safe
WE CARE FOR YOUR SAFETY AND IT IS OUR PRIORITY
(Includes all costs of the trek from Dehradun to Dehradun) (5% GST Extra)
Note: – The cost is for minimum 5 people in a group and if the group size increases the price will decrease.
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
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”.
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