Valley of flowers
“Valley of Flowers” is a National Park and colorful paradise. This place has unique natural beauty and it’s a richly diverse area, vibrant and splendid.
Valley of flowers Fee: Rs. 16000 (Includes GST and all costs of the Trek from Rishikesh to Rishikesh)
Duration: 6 Days
Highest Points: (3800 m)
Best Season: July, August and September
Summer Temperature: (5° C to 15° C)
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Vacation Style Holiday Type
Activity Level Challenging
Group Size Medium Group
Valley of flowers is at an altitude of 3352 to 3658 m above sea level. It was declared a National Park and was included in the list of World Heritage sites by UNESCO. It is known for endemic alpine flowers and the variety of Flora located in Western Himalayas, Himalayan Monal and some endangered species are found here.
You will come across the Hemkund Lake, this is a holy lake Himganga flows out of it, and most of the people from different countries visit this place. Govind Singh the 10th Guru of the Sikh faith meditated on bank of this lake during the ancient times.
A colorful paradise “Valley of Flowers”
Valley of flowers is a colorful heaven; this place has its own unique beauty and it’s a richly diverse area, vibrant and splendid and you can see thousands of flowers blooming together. Valley of Flowers remains covered with a thick blanket of snow during the winter season. It is in full bloom during July, August and September. This is the best time to explore the splendor of this magnificent place.
The aqua waters of Pushpawati River bifurcates the valley into two parts. Dew drops of flowers, the rhythmic sound of flowing water and the romantic breeze can be enjoyed by the visitors during the period of July to September. As per the local beliefs, this valley was inhabited by fairies. No wonder, it’s a fairy land. This aesthetic valley has the beauty in abundance and is one of the desired trekking destination.
Key Points of Valley of Flowers trek
- Level is Moderate (this trek is good for beginners)
- Proper conditioning & training of body required
- Need proper gear & clothing for sub-zero temperature
- Shoes are the single most important equipment.
- High Altitude requires proper acclimatization.
- Winter & Post monsoon or pre-monsoon is the best time. During rains the region is prone to landslides.
- Only BSNL networks are there.
- Beautiful landscapes so carry good photo gear & Extra battery backup.
- Travel light
- The backpack should not exceed 10 kg.
Must read about Valley of Flowers trek
Duration – 6 Days Rishikesh to Rishikesh
Best Season – July, August and September
Level – Easy
Highest Points – (3700 m) Valley of flowers and Hemkund Sahib (4412 m)
Trekking distance (total) –(36 km)
Weather – Nights are cold and day temperature is pleasant during the season
Summer temperature – (5°C to 15°C)
Location Chart – It is located in the north-eastern part of Uttarakhand starting is close to China border, heading east and then south
Starting point – Dehradun Railway Station
Day 1– Risikesh/ Dehradun/ Haridwar to Joshimath / Govindghat by taxi (315 km) (8/9 hours) (1800 m)
Day 2– Joshimath to Govindghat by taxi (18km) on same day trek to Ghangria (13 km) (6/7 hours) (3078 m)
Day 3– Ghangria to Valley of flowers (10/12 km) (3700 m) and back to hotel
Day 4– Ghangria to Hemkund Sahib Ji (06 km) (4/5 hours) (4400 m) back to Hotel in Gangariya
Day 5– Ghangria to Govindghat (13 km) on same day Drive to Badrinath (28 km)
Day 6– Badrinath to Rishikesh by taxi (345 km) (10/11 hours)
Transport facility from Dehradun to Dehradun
Forest Permit and entrance fee
Accommodation in Hotel Sankri
Accommodation in tents on twin share basis
All meals: breakfast, packed lunch, tea, coffee, snacks, soup and dinner
(All camping gears)
High quality tents
Separate Toilet tents – Ladies and Gents
Radio Walky Talky for Communication
Good Experience Trek Leader guide and Technical guide
Crampons and Gaiters
Personal toiletry Items and Personal Medicine kit
On first day En Route to base camp the Breakfast and Lunch are Not Included
Last Day En Route Lunch and Dinner are Not Included
Booking gets confirmed only after the Full Payment is made.
Meals We Serve
We serve three meals a day including snacks and soup. A variety of delectable and healthy food is provided which includes; Indian, Chinese and other Western meals. They are nutritious and keeps you fit and healthy on your trek.
Dehradun/Rishikesh/Haridwar to Joshimath/Govindghat (315 Km) (8-9 hours’ drive) (1800 m)
8 hours of drive to reach Joshimath. The drive is spectacular travel along Ganga, Alaknanda and Mandakini rivers.
Visit Devprayag, this historical town is situated on the confluence of river Alaknanda & Bhagirathi River which makes the holy Ganges you will see the rivers flowing deep below.
Joshimath to Govindghat (18 km) on same day to Ghangria (13 km) (6/7 hours) (3078 m)
The trail is in a very good condition because of the volunteers who sweep it every day, the cleanliness is maintained despite of hundreds of people walking on it. It is usually full of Sikh pilgrims walking up and down. Notice the cleanliness on the trail despite of hundreds treading upon it every day. It’s a beautiful sight.
The trek is 9 km long and you have to walk along riverside from Poolna to Ghangaria. The trail is alternately sunny and shaded. In middle of the trek you have to cross a river and go to other bank of it after that you will not have to walk along riverside,
After 5-6 hours you will see a tabular land, if you see it, it means you are about to reach Ghangaria. Ghangria there is a helipad and some space for camping. Half a kilometer from helipad is a village of Ghangaria where you can find many hotels in a line, restaurants and a Gurudwara. In gurudwara there is free accommodation and food for everyone.
Ghangria to Valley of flowers (10/12 km) and back to hotel
This day you will witness one of the most alluring places of the world. Its impeccably beautiful and pleasing environment will surely entice you. There is gate to buy entry tickets to the valley,walk in and notice the picturesque; beautiful flowers blooming all around.
There is a small foot way along the stream flows all the way through the valley. Valley of flowers look like an aesthetic picture of different colors with blue sky and tall standing peaks. The stream which flows along the valley makes it more beautiful and it seems to be the heaven on earth. There are less people around it which makes this trek a comfortable one, you can explore with ease.
The valley is picture perfect. One can find different things all together. The valley is 5-6 Km long and at the end a glacier will be visible from a distance. Walk further into the valley and you will be engulfed with an amazing scent. Spend some time there loving the aura of that place, you will be delighted by the bright colors of flowers and picturesque sky and stream. Camping is not allowed there and no food is available so we will eat lunch which have packed earlier and return back to Hotel.
Ghangria to Hemkund Sahib Ji (06 km) (4/5 hours) (4400 m) and back to hotel in Gangariya
Start your day early because weather can change anytime, sudden rain can get you stranded if you do not get down on time. Starting your day early will be a good decision because at Gurudwara their day starts at 4:00 am and you can hear people chanting chorus and see people going up to Hemkund Sahib.
The trail to Hemkund Sahib is a steep one, climb it slowly and have a glance of waterfall coming out through rock walls. With climbing higher the views get better and better as the path is steep you can take breaks after some breaks and 2 hours of trek you finally reach Hemkund Sahib Gurudwara.
Behind Hemkund Sahib Gurudwara there is holy lake which remains frozen for 6 months, The lake water is crystal clear and undisturbed, spend some time there and you can find tranquility, there is serenity in the environment. Leave Hemkund Sahib as getting back to the Hotel in Gangariya takes time.
Ghangria to Govindghat (13 km) then Drive to Badrinath (28 Km)
Start your trek after having breakfast reach Govindghat and from there drive to Badrinath. You can visit Pandukeshwar temple on the way.
Spend your night in a hotel.
From Badrinath to Risikesh by taxi (345 km) (10/11 hours)
You can have your lunch on the way Devpariya/Shrinagar then drive down to Rishikesh.
Please carry the documents given below
- Original and photocopy of government photo identity card- (Aadhar Card, driving license, voters ID, etc.)
- Medical Certificate (first part to be filled by a doctor and second part by the trekker)
- Risk Certificates
Trekkers must bring :
- Strongly built hiking shoes, if you do not own a pair you can rent it from Sankri.
- Sandals or slippers to wear in campsite
- Thick woollen socks, it will keep your feet warm
- Daily wear socks
- Thermals are very important
- 1 shirt, it should be long sleeved
- Shirts and pants for campsite, should be warm
- 1 raincoat or poncho
- Thick gloves
- Trek pants
- Cap and Balaclava (or a scarf)
- Sun glasses
- Sun tan lotion
- Lip balm
- Water bottle
- Personal toiletry items
ATM Point & Mobile connectivity:-
ATM POINT: Withdraw money before your journey, Joshimath is the last point where you will find ATM.
There will be no networks during the trek and only BSNL networks are available at Govindghat. Finish all your important calls and work before starting of the trek.
Trekking demands a good investment and this extremely expensive activity is the passion of many, so we have a great announcement to make which will be a great relief to your pockets. Now get your Trek Gear on Rent and all you have to do is make a special renting request while booking your trek. That’s it! We have kept it siple for you.
We carry first aid kits but it’s necessary to carry a personal medical kit.
(Carry minimum 5 tablets and maximum 10)
– Diamox – (prevents altitude sickness)
– Digene – (it cures discomfort in stomach, acidity)
– Crocin Advance – (cures fever and headache)
– Aspirin/Combiflam – (Pain reliever)
– Disprin/Saradon – (cures headache)
– Avomine – (prevents motion sickness)
– Avil – (it treat allergies)
– Norflox TZ & Lomofrn – (prevents Diarrhoea)
– Ranitidine – (reduces the amount of acid in stomach)
– Volini/Moov spray – (for sprains)
– Betadine/Savlon – (Antiseptic cream)
– Band aid
– Stretchable/elastic bandage
– Use medicines only when prescribed by the doctor in case you face any problem in your trek, take advice from Professional guide before taking any medicine.
– Drinking water is necessary during your trek, keep 1 litre of water bottle filled and drink it on proper interval of time, it is very important while hiking.
- If the trek is cancelled by us due to any reason (heavy snowfall, rainfall, natural disaster etc.) then the refund would not be initiated but you can go on the same trek another year.
The cancellation charges are as follows –
(No bank charges deducted will be Refundable)
- Up to 30 Days – 90 precent cost is Refundable
- Between 21 to 30 Days – 50 precent cost is Refundable
- Less than 20 Days – No Refund
(Refunds are initiated in 7-8 business days)