Valley of Flowers and Hemkund Trek 2020: Haridwar, Uttarakhand, India

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5 night and 6 days
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A gorgeous and beautiful location in the 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.

An Indian National Park, situated in North Chamoli and Pithoragarh of Uttarakhand. The valley is a height of 3250 m and above. It was also recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2002. It is one of the oldest trekking destinations in India. The best time to visit this valley in full bloom which is from mid July to mid August in the Monsoon season. The best thing about the Valley of Flowers trekking journey is that it also gives you a chance to visit Hemkund Sahib. This is a holy Sikh gurdwara, and is located about 15200 feet above sea level. The journey of Hemkund Sahib trek begins from the small village of Ghangaria, where the  distance is basically 7 km and is covered in seven hours. For this Valley Of Flowers trek, you will have to trek from Govindghat, on the route to Hemkund Sahib, up to  Ghangaria which is quite an exhilarating climb. Enjoy the scenery of the Himalayan beauty while you continue on this trek. At an elevation of 14,400 ft, you will come across the colossal clean water lake which will make you outstare. This secret jewel is a unique habitat and home to millions of species of wildflowers such as saxifrages, sediams, lilies, poppy, calendula, daisies, geranium, zinnia and petunia.  Not only this you will come across varieties of beautiful colourful butterflies as you continue your Valley of Flowers trek. This place will give you such happiness with the stunning picturesque that should be captured. Blessed with exotic flowers, flora and faunas, splendid views, snow-covered mountains and high cliffs. More than 650 species of flowers can be found in this park. This place is a home to many endangered animals including the Snow Leopard, Blue Sheep, Asiatic Black Bear, Brown Bear. Also the wide variety of birds like Himalayan Snow Cock, Snow Partridge, Himalayan Golden eagle. Once at Hemkund Sahib, the calm atmosphere of the lake and the scenery of mountains will definitely daze you. The awesome lake reviewing its vicinity – the mountains and the Gurudwara makes you reflect and appreciate your entire expedition. The soothing breeze and the enchanting beauty entice away the nature lovers and the photography lovers. 

 Trekkers not only love the trek here but literally fell in love with the beauty of the valley. So this is an ideal destination for all, where you can have wonderful and heavenly experiences.

Valley of Flowers Highlights:

– It is a World Heritage Site and the most searched destination to visit in Uttarakhand.

– This valley is blessed with the flourishing beauty, filled with 300 different types of flowers.

– You will get a golden chance to watch out for  the rich flora and fauna of the territory like brahma kamal, saxifrages, sediams, lilies, blue poppy, calendula, daisies, dog flower and brown bear, blue sheep etc.

– It is one among the best treks for the adventure enthusiasts everywhere and also camping can be the extra essence of this trip along with your family and friends.

– The view from the top gives a spectacular scene of the region all around. This place is a heaven for the photographers which will give you such happiness with the stunning picturesque that should be captured.

– Enjoy the glimpse of the famous Hathi Parvat and Saptarishi peaks while you head out on this trek.

– While you are at Hemkund Sahib take a dip in the holy water and purify your soul.

– The splendid weather, which offers a blissful escape from the hot weather in summers, is very alluring and guarantees that you will definitely enjoy it.



Uttarakhand is a state that boasts of numerous sights of natural beauty. Valley of Flowers blessed with the rich diverseness and incredible atmosphere make your experiences exciting. With the scenery of the mountains and the stunning trail you will sense as you have definitely landed in the land of heaven. 

So do not miss a chance to visit Valley of Flowers Trek with good spirit and excitement. This place is the heaven for the trekkers and for exploring the rich culture of Uttarakhand. So, for all the nature lovers and trekking enthusiasts, this place is definitely not to be missed.

 

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Itinerary

Day 1: 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.

Day 2: 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!

Day3: 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!

Day4: 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!

Day5: 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!

Day6: 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!

stay type

You stay in guest houses and lodges on multiple sharing bases for the duration of that adventure.

meals

For the five first days of your trekking, including breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks with tea and coffee, the Valley of Flowers trek package provides full meals cycles.

We’re going to cover breakfast and lunch on the sixth day.

All of the food that we offer is healthy and nutritious.
It is made up of Indian cuisine.

advisory

Minimum carry weight

Don’t wander yourself.

It is not permitted to use alcohol or smoking.

The trek leader’s decision will be final and binding.

Weather conditions may cause delays

It is recommended not to go for this expedition for anyone suffering from health conditions such as asthma etc. But it’s at your own risk if you so decide.

Don’t wear thermals while hiking regardless of how cold it is.

Grab your own baggage, please.

FAQ

  1. How do I get to the base camp in the Flowers Valley?

The Haridwar Railway Station will carry you to the base camp at Govindghat at approx. six o’clock.

  1. What is the Flowers Valley Trek Hardness?

The Flowers Valley Trek is a mild trek. The walk begins from Ghangaria with a steep ascent and slowly becomes easy until you reach the Valley of the Flowers. The Haridwar Trek will take about five days.

  1. What is the perfect time to hike in the Flowers Valley?

After the first monsoon rain and flowers are in full bloom, the best time to make a trek from July to September.

  1. How much time is Flowers Trek Valley?

The Flowers Trek valley is a four-day trip starting at the Govindghat base camp. From Govindghat you must trek to Ghangaria, a trek that takes about 8-10 hours. The Flowers Valley is 14 km from the base camp Ghangaria and you’d have to walk 7-8 hours to cover that distance.

  1. What is the expected standard of fitness for Valley Of Flowers trekking participants?

The Flowers Valley is a moderate and simple walk. However, because you have to ascend very steeply, you should plan for it. You should begin walking around 7-8 stairs for at least 1 hour a day.

Do yoga and pranayam, too, which help you control your breath during high-altitude trekking. You can also spread out and sit every day to help you scale the steep trails later.

  1. Does the Valley Of Flowers Trek have food and water?

Yeah, the entire hike offers vegetarian food and clean drinking water.

  1. Could I be on the hike with liquor or smoke?

Alcohol or other forms of poisoning is strictly forbidden during the Valley Of Flowers Trek.

  1. How many trekkers are going to be in a tent?

Three individuals can be accommodated in the camps provided during the walk.

  1. Which shoes is suitable for flowers trek through the Valley?

Flowers Trek Valley is one of the most wonderful treks in the Himalayas. It starts at Haridwar, Uttrakhand. It’s about 47 km long. Although the Valley of Flowers difficulty level is medium to moderate, all precautions and requirements are needed to achieve a Himalayan walk. Trekking shoes must be strictly sponsored, they are water-proof and they have to be strongly attached. Carry 4 cotton socks for at least pairs.

  1. What are the minimum number of days to walk in the Flowers Valley?

The walk begins in Haridwar and ends in Haridwar. The Haridwar Valley – Haridwar Treks is six days minimum for this Haridwar Trip. The footpath starts after Joshimath on this trek. You can get to Haridwar by bus to Joshimath. It’s 235 km on the road and 8–10 hours on picturesque drive.

  1. What is the Flowers Valley like?

In general, weather is not a great spoil for a trek in the Flowers Valley. The average temperature in this area is between 16 and 18°C. On a Flowers Valley trek in the Himalayas, snowfall or rainfall is not required. This does not happen when in winter you plan to do the walk. From July to mid-August the perfect season for the trek. The weather can be unfavorable in the winter.

  1. Can we go through Hemkund Sahib in the Flowers Trek Valley?

Naturally, on your tour of the Valley of Flowers, you will meet Hemkund Sahib. It’s an attraction to come. Hemkund Sahib falls on the road on the 3rd day in the Valley of Flowers. It is one of the Sikh Shrines most revered. At 4239 meters above sea level, Hemkund Sahib is the largest gurudwar of the world. It is so quiet and tranquil the entire environment.

  1. Is the Flowers Valley trek Uttarakhand going to have the mobile connectivity?

You can hardly be sure of mobile telephone networks when you are within Himalayas. You can get telecommunications networks until Haridwar and if fortunate enough until Joshimath, then your mobile phone has no networking link. Forget about phone calls and WhatsApp. You and the magnificent picture beauty are the only ones – the colorful flowers from the Flowers Valley Trek.

  1. Is Diamox recommendable on the hike?

No, during the hike, Diamox is not recommended. The walk is perfect for beginners and with regular ascensions you can quickly acclimatize. But you can notify your trek leader if you are experiencing any symptoms of AMS, which includes headache, nausea, and vomiting. Each campsite has first aid kits and cylinders that are completely prepared for these circumstances.

  1. A good first time walk for Valley Of Flowers.

Yes, for those who are trekking the first time, the trek is perfect. Although the first 3 km are steep paths you can easily walk along them. Pony and helicopter services are also available on the hike. Before you go on this trek, keep yourself fit and active.

  1. Is the Flowers Valley in August safe? Is it safe?

Yes, visiting the Flowers Valley in August is extremely safe. Indeed, the valley can only be reached from early June through mid-October. From July until mid August, the best time to observe the complete flowering of the valley is considered.

  1. How distant is Auli’s Valley of Flowers?

The Flowers valley is not easily reached by car, so you must reach Govindghat Base Camp at the start, which is 31 kilometers away from Auli. This distance will take about an hour. It is a trekking distance of 28 km from the base to the Valley of the Flowers, however, and can be covered exactly 15 to 18 hours in 2 days.

  1. Will seniors visit the Flowers Valley?

Whether or not senior citizens visit the Flower Valley depends on the person’s physical health. You can visit on your own if you are ready to cover the 28 KM of trekking by foot and walk the same route back.

However, if they are not sufficiently fit to do so, porters and mules that hold persons and their personal baggage will carry them. In addition, a health certificate from a licensed doctor may also be necessary when you make a reservation for the trek.

  1. What is the minimum age to visit the Flowers Valley?

While the Valley of Flowers doesn’t have a certain limit, you must wait until your children at least grow up to 4 years. This is why the child will walk alone and you don’t have to take it during a trek.

However, many things should be taken into account when you are trying to carry a little kid up the hills. The main thing is that child’s food, clothes, medicines are not available on the distant hillside. Keep the low temperature in mind and be prepared to take your child to the Valley of Flowers with you to wear warm enough clothes.

  1. How to get to the Flowers Valley?

You have to walk 12.7 km from Poolna to reach the Valley of Flowers in Uttaranchal. It’d take approximately 9 hours, but the panorama will be worth it once you hit the top.

To get to Poolna, every road transport can be easily carried from Govindghat for 4 Kilometers. You can easily find many transport facilities there that take you to your destination within 9 hours. Govindghat can be well connected through roads via Haridwar.

 

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