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6 days
Duration
Easy
Physicality
Uttrakhand, India
Location
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Valley of Flowers Trek has many different colorful flowers, taking on various shades of colors as time progressed. And flowers mostly you can see – orchids, poppies, primulas, marigold, daisies, and anemones carpet the ground.  Sub-alpine forests of birch and rhododendron cover parts of the park’s area. Legends believe it to be the place from where Hanuman had collected the Sanjeevani buti for curing Lakshmana. Valley of Flowers remains covered with a thick blanket of snow during the winter season. And, Valley of Flowers is in full bloom, trekkers can visit from July to September. This is the best time to explore the splendor of the Valley of flowers trek. Trekking in Uttarakhand Himalaya in the summers is an experience that no trekkers should miss.

The places to visit in Valley of Flowers monsoon trek are the Hemkund sahib and Valley of flowers national park. Similarly, Valley of flowers trek is one of the most beautiful places to visit in Uttarakhand. And this trekking destination is every nature lover’s dreamland. The beautiful waterfalls, small streams and the view of the great mountain views which is sure to leave you in awe. Phoolo ki ghati is one of the most popular trekking routes where you can experience the Hemkund trek and Valley of flowers trek in one time. And, if you are a beginner, valley of flowers and hemkund trek is best for you. This trek is also great for the families, one of the best family weekend treks in summers. There are many good reasons to leave home for a few days. You can also make videos with beautiful scenery.

Best Season

On Himalayan treks, as the temperature falls your battery would discharge even without using and electricity is a rare thing. So, don’t forget to carry a camera with an extra battery. Valley of flowers weekend trek is a tourist paradise and the trail also offers the incredible panoramic views which is perfect for every trekker. Most importantly, the best part of this trek in June-July is you can get a chance to see the excellent view of the flowers and colorful valley under the clear sky. During winters, valley of flowers is under the snow. The trekking trail to valley of flowers is perfect with the view of the gushing river and the incredible greenery.

Description

It has been recognized internationally for over a century and is referenced in the Hindu religion. The valley of flowers was declared a national park in 1982 and now it is a part of the larger Nanda devi national park. And, this valley is first climbed by the British mountaineer Frank Smythe in 1931. It also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Valley of Flowers trek is nestled in the upper expanses of Bhyundar Ganga near Joshimath in Garhwal region. And the lower reaches of Bhyundar Ganga near Govindghat are known as Bhyundar Valley. Valley of Flowers is in the Pushpawati valley 23 km north-northwest of Nanda Devi Park.

The valley has three sub-alpine between 3,200m and 3,500m which is the limit for trees, lower alpine between 3,500m and 3,700m, and higher alpine above 3,700m. And, trekkers can also see the gentle landscape of the Valley of Flowers National Park complements the rugged mountain wilderness of Nanda Devi National Park to the east. Together, they encompass a unique transition zone between the mountain ranges of the Zanskar and Great Himalaya. The Valley of Flowers has many different colorful flowers, taking on various shades of colors as time progressed. And, This Valley of Flowers is the home of over 500 species of wildflowers of unique design and color.
Valley of Flowers
Valley of Flowers Trek

 

flower in valley
Flowers

 

Day 1 – Valley of flowers trek- Haridwar to Govindghat

 Base camp Govindghat
Govindghat

Moderate uphill drive (275km), Begin a long-distance drive from Haridwar to Joshimath and pass through the Devaprayag to witness the holy Sangam or Confluence of Bhagirathi and Alaknanda Rivers to form the River Ganges. Valley of flowers trek, situated in Uttarakhand and serves as one of the perfect and enjoyable treks in Indian Himalaya. The trekking trail of Valley of flowers hemkund sahib trek is a favorite one for those who seek natural aura as well as perfect for adventure lovers.

Valley of flowers trek and hemkund trekking trail experience makes you feel like you are on a beautiful trail with the colourful valley. Similarly, visit the most beautiful valley with a fantastic view of the blooming flowers. Finally, arrived at Govindghat, a midpoint for other religious pilgrimage locations and our destination for Day 1.

 

Day 2 – Drive from Govindghat to Pulna (3 km) and Trek from Pulna to Ghangaria (Trek 11km)

Ghangaria
way to Ghangariya

Final Altitude: 3049 mts,

Drive from Govindghat to Pulna ( approx. 3 km). The trekking trail to Valley of Flowers Trek begins with a sweet ascend with a trek from Pulna to Ghangaria (11 km Trek). Then, this valley of flowers trekking trail takes you through the scenic view of the surroundings. And, you can also see the many tea houses from where one can taste the finest qualities of tea. This beautiful trail brings you the mesmerizing view of the area and one can capture this beauty. This Valley of flowers trek is also considered as a moderate trek.

The trekking trail to valley of flowers starts with a steep ascent and slowly becomes easy till you reach Ghangaria. Hemkund trek happens in the constant presence of mountains and guided as it is scenic. Valley of flowers and hemkund Trekking trail is absolutely energetic with its natural beauty and the marvelous waterfall. Similarly, is one of the best treks in Indian Himalaya.

Highlights of the Day 2 Trek

The name valley of flowers itself enhances the heartbeat which you cannot stop itself, but you can do one thing just get ready for this beautiful trekking trail in Uttarakhand. This Valley is famous for the different varieties of flowers, the valley is in full bloom during monsoon. Trekkers can find the Himalayan Baneberry, Blue Himalayan Anemone, Himalayan monkshood and many more. these flowers in himalaya are also beneficial for Ayurvedic medicinal purposes. And the view of the flowers makes it a fantastic trekking trip to Uttarakhand Himalayas for photography. If you a nature lover, then Valley of flowers is the perfect place for you to experience trekking in Uttarakhand.

The trek to Uttarakhand is incomplete without trekking through the natural beauty of Himalaya. As soon as you step into the Himalaya, get a spectacular view of the mountain peaks. The valley of flowers trek has a beautiful trekking trail with the most scenic views which are worth a visit. Similarly, your trail blessed with nature’s beauty which cannot be missed by any trekker. The Valley of flowers trek takes you through mesmerizing trekking trails throughout. After that, this trekking trail will become one of the best in Uttarakhand himalaya for you. After a few minute’s walk, you arrived at Ghangaria, check-in, relax and then pat yourself for a good day. Dinner and night stay at the hotel in Ghangria.

 

Valley of Flowers Trek
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Day 3 – Trek from Ghangaria to Hemkund Sahib

Valley of Flowers Trek

Distance:  (7 Km)
Altitude: 4,329 mts

A trek to Hemkund sahib takes you through the wide and well-maintained trail. Similarly, Follow a steep trail to Hemkund Sahib to visit the religious site where Guru Gobind Singh is said to have meditated in a previous life. And, you may be liberated in the peace and tranquillity of the place, under the watchful presence of seven Snow-capped mountains. One ought to unwind here. Hemkund Sahib gurudwara is stands at the height of 4329 meters and dedicated to Guru Govind singh. Guru Govind singh is the tenth Sikh Guru.

Hemkund Sahib Gurudwara in Uttarakhand is one of the best visit attractions of Valley of flowers trek. Hemkund sahib is popular for its unique architecture. And, the shrine believed to be scared by the Sikhs and Hindus. Wander around or simply relax and after lunch, start a late afternoon trek back to Ghangaria. Then, Prepare for the next day trek.

Valley of Flowers Trek

 

Day 4 – Trek from Ghangaria to Valley Of Flowers and back

PC- Neeraj @Valley of Flowers Trek
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Full bloom Valley
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Distance: 5km, one-way/ 5hrs
Altitude: 3,858mts

Ready ?! Scaling a height of 3,858ms, you arrive at the Valley Of Flowers. As you reach your
destination, you are greeted by sheer bliss. Feel the elation as you stand and marvel the carnival of soothing colors in the form of thousands of brilliant blooms. Monsoon time is the best when maximum flowers bloom and one can capture the colorful flowers with the perfect background of mountains. Eye-catching views of the waterfalls, small streams and above all the beautiful meadows full of flowers await the trekkers all through the way. The trek to valley of flowers offers fantastic views with the Himalayas all around, as if the majestic sentinels are standing guard as you meander and play!

The Valley of flowers trek discovered in 1931 by Frank Smythe. Valley of flowers trek also known as “Phoolon ki Ghati”. Valley of flowers and hemkund sahib trek is must have experience for trekkers who likes adventure trekking with the complete beauty of nature. And, this trek uniquely described as the fairy tale valley of Uttarakhand, this trek is filled with the lush greenery and extravagant nature’s beauty. And also trek to valley of flowers is a paradise for nature lovers with the splendid beauty around. The beautiful destination to valley of flowers is one of the best to visit in Uttarakhand.

Highlights of the Day 4 Trek

The valley of flowers trek in Uttarakhand is beautifully nestled among the majestic peaks is something you should not miss. Valley of flowers is 4 km from Ghangaria. And the trekking trail is narrow and pass through the dense forest. So, this place known for its variety of flora like Bitter wood, marshmari gold, shomalap, phuliya dughdee and many more.

It is one of the prettiest trekking trail destinations of Uttarakhand. Valley of flowers is stretches over an expanse of 87.50 km square. The best time to do Valley of flowers trek is monsoon when the valley is in full bloom. So, one can enjoy the trail during monsoon.

The silent characteristic of this trek is that you can visit valley of flowers trek and hemkud sahib trek in one trek. This valley is the home of many wild animals including snow leopard, musk deer, brown bear, Leopard, and others. And the types of birds include Monal, Honeyguide, Flycatchers, bees. So, one can get the opportunity to see and capture. Valley of flowers trek is a special treat for trekkers and nature lovers. Similarly, One of the best locations in Uttarakhand for a summer holiday. Pour your heart in the moments, make memories and then head back to relax.

Valley of Flowers
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Day 5 – Trek from Ghangaria to Govindghat
Trekking

After breakfast, we follow the same Valley of flowers trekking route from Ghangaria to Govindghat. And, this is the Most beautiful Uttarakhand Himalayan trek is home to many of the extravagant trek including the highest peak mountains. So, this part of the Uttarakhand is a must-visit for every first-time trekker for capturing the fantastic beauty of the area. After a few hours trekking, you will reach. Then, Relax and explore the area around.

Extra activity– From Govindghat, you can take a taxi to Badrinath and visit the Temple. And, the total traveling distance from Govindghat to Badrinath is 20 km. It takes one hour and you can come back on the same day and also stay at Badrinath. The base camp of valley of flowers weekend trek has beautiful places to visit which reflects the natural beauty at its best. And if you have extra days, so you can visit Mana village which is 3km from Badrinath. And you can also explore the area around with the fantastic view of the mountains and waterfalls.

 

Valley of Flowers Trek
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Day 6 – Valley of flowers trek-  Govindghat to Haridwar

From Govindghat, drive to Joshimath. Take a quick detour at Auli if possible.  And then, reach
Haridwar then take the bliss of the entire journey to Valley of flowers monsoon trek with you.

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Colorful valley
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Inclusions

  • Meals while on trek (Veg., Egg).
  • All entry fees and permits.
  • Accommodation:- Guest house, camping during Trek.
  • Qualified & mountaineering certified Trek Leader, Guide and Support staff.
  • First aid medical kits
  • Trek equipments (Sleeping Bag, Inner, Mattress, Tents, Kitchen tent, dinning tent, toilet tent).

Exclusions

  • Transport to and from the base camp is to be paid directly to the driver
  • Any kind of personal expenses.
  • Food during the transit.
  • Mules or porter to carry personal luggage.
  • Insurance.
  • Anything not specifically mentioned under the cost.

Equipments

* Backpack (Rucksack) (60 ltr -70ltr) with comfortable shoulder straps and back pack rain cover
* Walking Stick
* Water Bottle
* Head Torch with Extra Batteries
* Lighter
* Knife
Clothing
* Down Jacket
* Fleece Jacket
* Windproof Jacket
* Waterproof Trek Pants
* Waterproof Jacket
* Thermal Trouser
* Woolen cap
* Waterproof and Woolen Gloves
* Gaiters
* 5 Pair Woolen Socks & Light Cotton Socks
* Hat
*T-shirt 3-4
* Comfortable Trek Pants 3-4
* Handkerchief
* Monkey cap
Foot Wear
* Trekking Shoes
* Slippers
Miscellaneous Items
 * Sun Block for Lips
 * Sun Protection Cream
 * Sun Glasses it should be U/V Protected
 * Toilet Kit (Toilet Paper)
 * Quick Dry Towels
 * Water Purifying Tablets
 * Medical & First-Aid Kit
 * Hand Sanitizer
Other
* Lunch box
* Buff
* Nail cutter
* I.D.
* Passport size photo

Valley of Flower Trek Guide

Distance from Indian capital Delhi (Approximate 510 km including trek-14 km from
Govindghat)
Location: Located at Joshimath, Govind Ghat, Ghangaria, Chamoli, Uttarakhand at Near
Nanda Devi National Park, India

How to Reach

BY TRAIN

22 weekly trains from Delhi to Dehradun. Some trein are respective train number – New
Delhi Dehradun Ac Express, Dehradun Janshtbdi, Dehradun Shatabdi Dehradun Shatabdi-
12017, Dehradun Janshtbdi- 12055, New Delhi Dehradun Ac Express- 12205- for more detail
visit IRCTC webite.

BY BUS

Regular buses from ISBT ISBT Kashmiri Gate in New Delh station to Dehradun station –
State buses to Govindghat- trek-17 km from Govindghat.

BY AIR

Indira Gandhi International Airport to Jolly Grant Airport from Delhi, 20 km from Dehradun to State buses to Govindghat- approximated 300km distance after that trek-17 km from
Govindghat.

Famous hill station located this route- Dehradun- Rishikesh – Rudraprayag – Karnprayag –
Joshimath – Govindghat or Haldwani – Ranikhet – Karnprayag – Joshimath – Govindghat

Day 1: Drive from Haridwar to Joshimath: 9-10 hours, 235 km

Day 2: Joshimath to Govindghat and trek from Govindghat to Ghangaria (3049 meters); 6-7 hours, 36 km

Day 3: Ghangaria (3049 meters) to Hemkund Sahib (4,329 meters) and back to Ghangaria (3049 meters); 8-9 hours, 12 km

Day 4: Ghangaria (3049 meters) to Valley of Flowers (3,858 meters) and back to Ghangaria (3049 meters);5-6 hours, 6 km

Day 5: Ghangaria to Govindghat; 6-7 hours,13 km

Day 6: Govindghat to Haridwar

A trekking requires a lot of preparations to make sure that are physically and mentally ready for adventure. Here you can learn some basic life and survival skills, planning and organizing in this phase. We are giving some suggestions to make sure you are safe and enjoy your trekking adventure, Because of the changing environment, altitude, and terrains you’ll be facing Climbing & trekking is no small undertaking, so it is necessary that you give some time to prepare before you going to trekking & expedition in Himalayan Mountain.

WHAT DO YOU ACTUALLY NEED TO DO BEFORE GOING TO TREK?

Prepare your body-

  1. Running, Walk, Running

Running & Walking is the easiest and best for good health and trekking. Since the daunting of trekking & climbing requires long hours of public walk, ride, or drive, you must practice running or walking ablest one hour daily. Long walks during trekking make you tired those times and walk increase your fitness levels.

The benefits of running-

  • Loosing of extra pounds weight
  • Lower risk of heart problem
  • Improve and balance blood circulation
  • Increase stamina
  1. Walking with solder-load or weighted bag

Since trekking requires long time walks with a bag 5 kilos on your solder, a sudden weight on your shoulders. Put 5-6 kilos bag and try to walk 2-3 minutes and repeat this 10 times in 24 hours. If you have weight vest the try to run if you have not weighted vest the fill your bag with some books and wasted newspaper to weight.

  1. Climb stairs Up & Down

A mandatory aspect of trekking is ascending and descending trek. Ascend and descend walking is the most difficult tasks one faces during such trekking. For fitness practice, you regularly climb stairs. Regular climbing stair provides stronger muscles and better mental reflexes. Every day 5-10 minutes of stair climbing or 45 min walk or 20 min running reduces the risk of heart problem and increasing your stamina.

  1. Leg Exercises

Sports like football and hockey which involve running can be the best exercise. Cycling is also best exercise to boost up your muscles. You also follow leg exercises.

  • Sit-ups
  • Leg Curls
  • Cycling
  • Dumbbell lifting
  • Swimming
  • Swiss Ball Wall Squat
  • Stairs walk
  • Leg Curls

Repeat those exercises 2-3 time in a day to prepared for trekking in Himalayas.

  1. Mental and physiological fitness

Mentally and physiological fitness is more important for fitness. If you find some time for yourself then meditate. Meditation is best exercise for the Mental and physiological fitness.

One of the most impotent things for trekking and maintaining is support and encouragement of your family and friends.

Some other type to exercise your body that would give advantages and more benefit during ascent and descent trek way-

  • Yoga, stretching which helps maintain flexibility of your body
  • Stretching helps maintain flexibility
  • Aerobic exercise
  • Stair up and down
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Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 6 reviews
October 1, 2017

i want to just say thanks to himalayanclimber birilliant trek of valley of flower. one of my merorable trek..

October 1, 2017

I am only saying one thing, I choose my next trek with himalayan climber… love the way it was crafted and service was good as well

March 11, 2018

Best trekking services . The trek was very good and indeed was a great experience. The supporting staff cook & guide , very supportive and encouraging. thanks himalayan climber

March 11, 2018

We are very thankful to himalayan climber team for there excellent services. Trek is an excellent trek and it was organised is a very professional manner. Well managed and well organised keeping in mind safety of all the participants.

March 11, 2018

Well managed and well-organised. We are very thankful to Himalayan climber . and suggested to trek with Himalayan climber

August 29, 2018

Thanks Neeraj and Pushkar(trek leader) for all the arrangements and help throughout the trek. Loved the way it was managed and taken care of for our girls only trek.

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