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