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Taking into view the situation of COVID-19 and compliance with new travel laws in the valley of flora, Valley of Flowers Trek operations have been revised.
A gorgeous and beautiful location in Uttarakhand district of Chamoli. The Valley of Flowers trek is known by its wide range of fauna and flora as the Indian National Park. At an altitude of 3352m to 3658m above sea level, the Valley of Flowers is located. The valley of flowers trek is a popular tourist destination that every year attracts a huge number of hikers and voyageurs! It extends an area of 87,50 sq. The National Park. 2 kilometers wide and 8 kilometres long. The trek to the flower valley with its snow-capped Himalayan mountains offers peaceful beauty from nature.
From Joshimath, a church town near Haridwar the exciting trip to the valley begins. Botanists, nature lovers, and mountain people love the Flowers Valley as a paradise. Endemic, rare floral species, lush wildlife, and vast flora can be seen. The Valley of Flowers National Park not only calls and houses some of the most valuable and rare flowers but also some of the rarer endangered species of animals and birds. A few are Asian black bear, musk dick, snow leopard. They are commonly seen and the Himalayan monal, pheasant, are certain high altitude birds that can be easily seen throughout the valley. Take in the magnificent view of the riot of colours in the Valley of Flowers national park, the blues, yellows, pinks and reds sparkling in the sun! As you enter the valley, the hectic mix of the flowers’ fragrances hit you on the waves and you’re perfectly intoxicated!
The list of UNESCO World Heritage sites also contains another interesting fact about the Valley. The Biosphere Reserve Nanda Devi is nearest the Valley and offers a great opportunity to see natural wonders. The peaceful environment and beautiful landscapes will make you fall in love with the place and the sooting weather with snow-capped mountains.
Furthermore, the rare Brahma Kamal will grow in abundance, you can also climb to Hemkund Sahib around the lake. Be aware that it grows only between 10,000 and 15,000 ft of altitude! A spiritual place with a height of 4,633m is Hemkund Sahib Gurudwara. A glacial lake and seven mountain peaks surround Hemkund Sahib. The 10th Sikh Guru, Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji, is devoted to this holy pilgrimage. The total distance from Ghanagria to Hemkund Sahib is 6 km. Each year, thousands of devotees visit the star-shaped Gurudwara near the beautiful Lake. The main highlights of the trek are dense oak and pine forests, bubbling cascades and rivers, fascinating views to the Himalayas and the alpine flowers and a crystal clear lake, with Hemkund Sahib’s Holy Shrine. For pilgrims and tourists, Ponies and Palki services are available if you don’t want to hike for some reason.
It’s June to September when you visit Hemkund Sahib. It has at least 12°C (53.6°F) to 23°C (73.4°F). The temperature must not be reduced. With clear blue skies, the weather is pleasant and cold. The weather in Hemkund Sahib is fast-changing and it’s recommended to wear heavy woollen clothes and raincoats. Due to excess snow, the site is unavailable between October and April.
Monsoons are the best season to visit the Flowers Valley! The best time to watch the flowering beauty of this valley is from mid-July to mid-August. From June to October the National Park is open. The valley is covered by pristine white snow throughout the rest of the year.
A quick suggestion would always be to prepare for an extra day, as the mountain weather can be predictable and the time schedule is delayed! Make wise use of your holiday days and plan!
Your stay in guest houses and lodges for 5 nights will last throughout your journey. The rooms will be shared on several bases and separate rooms for both men and women. Be loving and respectful to the hosts, particularly as the Hemkund Sahib region is considered sacred!
The Valley of Flowers from Delhi is easily accessible. Meet us at Haridwar Train Station for the journey. By train from most major cities, like Delhi, you can get to Haridwar. The nearest airport to Haridwar is Jolly Grant Airport, from where you can take a flight.
A Haridwar bus or cab. From Delhi to Haridwar you can also take a direct bus.
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Drive from Haridwar to the base camp ar govind ghat 260 km#Connect with us at 7 AM at Haridwar Station. To avoid delays, please arrive at Haridwar a day earlier. We begin the Govind Ghat uphill drive. #The journey takes up to 11 hours. You will begin to notice the strong tendencies on the road and the valley deeper and deeper when you drive up Bhagirath with the river Alaknanda running along the way. #The base camp is situated at 1920 metres above sea level late at night. After the long journey, rest a while and settle down to the height. #Take your delicious dinner before you go to your bed and breakfast or hotel for the night.
Ghangharia Trek from Govind Ghat 14 km#Begin the day with a bright sunrise and a pleasant breakfast! After that, we start the ascent to Ghanghariya, 2926 m above sea level. #The journey takes up to 7 hours. The first route is motorizing. Sikh pilgrims travel to Holy Hem Kund, usually crowded. The trek continues throughout the day to be a gradual incline. #You will walk most of the way along the river until you get through it. The river is out of sight after that. There is plenty of food and dhabas on the way, so you don't have to bring food today. #When you reach the hotel/guest-house, you can relax and check-in. You can also go to town to explore before you call it a day!
Trek From Ghanghariya to Valley of Flowers and back | 5.4 km#Enjoy the sunrise from your resting place, start the day at the dawn crack. After breakfast we begin the walk in the Flowers Valley at 3505 m above sea level. #It is a relatively easy, low-lying walk through the Valley of Flowers that will last up to 7 hours. #After a while you reach the gates of the National Park Valley of Flowers. After getting your tickets, we first head into a beautiful old bridge built on a stream that bubbles across the park to notice a subtle change in the landscape. #After crossing through the bridge, the landscape changed steadily as the valley opened on one side and revealed a stunning view of an apparently endless flowering carpet! #Geraniums, Himalayan Rose, Blue Poppy and Dog Flower, as well as many other flowers in vibrant colours, such as blue, red, yellow and rose, can be seen. #Start your trip back to Ghaghariya after lunch for your stay there overnight!
Trek From Ghanghariya to Hem Kund Sahib and Back | 12 Km#Leave for an early breakfast before the sun this day! Begin preparing for a relatively tough day ahead! This day you will go to Hemkund Sahib, located 4300 m above sea level! #The total time required to complete the walk will be 10 hours, and the terrain is still steep. Start the walk up the steep road and a small waterfall will soon be found as the view begins to improve. #You will see the declining levels of oxygen in the air as you go further. Take a lot of breaks in order to prevent sickness at altitude. But the amazing views will distract you more than sufficiently from the fight. #At the Hemkund Sahib, you will experience the serenity and peacefulness of the Hemkund Sahib Gurudwara along the lake and the picturesque sight. It is a wonderful sight to behold with the rare Brahma kamal visible now and then! #After a moment of relaxation, start the descent towards Ghanghariya and have lunch next to the lake. The descent is steep and hard on the knees, but a thrilling and invigorating experience! #For the night, you'll stay in Ghanghariya!
Trek from Ghanghariya to Govind Ghat#Get back to the base camp early for the descent. We are starting a gradual decline after another glorious sunrise and a pleasant breakfast. #The aim is to reach them early so that you can spend enough time exploring surrounding places like Auli. #You're going to stay here overnight!
Drive From Govind Ghat to Haridwar#Start with a hearty breakfast and go back down to Haridwar for a long journey. #Late in the afternoon, you will reach Haridwar, as your trip with us ends!
- Emergency equipment like stretchers and oxygen cylinders.
- All requisite licenses and permits.
- Trekking expertise and guide.
- Relevant camping gear for stay.
- Meals for the relevant time period.
- Stay for the 5 nights of the trek
- Exploration of the Valley of Flowers
- Visit the Hemkund Sahib
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