Valley of Flowers Trek

Valley of flowers

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Listed in the World Heritage Sites

Valley of flowers trek is the most beautiful and fascinating trek in the world. It lies in the Western Himalayas of Uttarakhand region blessed with endemic alpine flora and verdant beauty of towering mountains which attracts the adventure seekers, nature lovers and mountaineers.

Therefore, The Valley of flowers is listed in the World Heritage Sites by UNESCO and is a National Park of Flowers. It extends from 5 to 7 km and is perched at an altitude of 3352 to 3700 m.

 

Valley of Flowers

 

World’s Highest Sikh Temple

Further, the climb to Govindghat and Hemkund Sahib is a tough and steep one. But, the thrilling climb and adventure will surely give you chills!

During your trek,explore the World’s highest Gurudwara “Hemkund Sahib” which lies at a height of 4400 m.

In addition to its beauty just behind the Gurudwara lies a lake which remains frozen for 6 months. Govind Singh Ji the 10th Guru of the Sikh faith meditated on the bank of this lake during the ancient times.

Therefore, the clear Hemkund Lake is serene and peaceful with the Brahma Kamals growing in abundance on the banks.

Valley of Flowers

 

Trek to the Floral Dreamland!

Enter the divine valley and colorful heaven “Valley of Flowers”, its impeccable beauty is enough to leave you speechless because the carpeted alpine flowers spreading their magical scents together makes the valley more like a dreamland.

Moreover, it is believed that from here Lord Hanuman collected Sanjeevani Buti to cure Laxman and according to the local beliefs, this valley was inhabited by fairies. No wonder, it’s a fairy land

So, the prominent flowers which can be seen here are – Blue Poppy, Dog flower, Hooked stick seed, Snake foil, Meadow Geranium and Himalayan Rose. 

And, most importantly, the peak months to visit Valley of Flowers are July and August. So, do not miss the trek this monsoon!

Valley of Flowers

 

 

Key Points of Valley of Flowers trek

Level: Moderate (great trek for beginners and family)

During the trek,Proper conditioning & training of body is required

Need proper gear & clothing for sub-zero temperature

Shoes are the single most important equipment.

High Altitude requires proper acclimatization.

Beautiful landscapes so carry good photo gear & Extra battery backup.

Travel light

The backpack should not exceed 12 kg.

 

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Valley of flowers Fee:

Rs 7800 (Includes GST and all costs of the Trek from Joshimath to Joshimath)

Duration: 6 Days

Highest Point: (3800 m)

Best Time: July, August and September

Level: Easy

Temperature: 5°C to 15°C

Highlight: Valley of Flowers National Park and Worlds Highest Gurudwara 

Valley of flowers trek  weather: The weather depends on the season

Location Chart : Haridwar , Risikesh, Devprayag, Srinaga, Joshimath, Govindghat , Pulna, Ghangaria and Valley of flowers

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Overview

SHORT ITINERARY

Day 1– Pickup from Dehradun/Rishikesh/Haridwar and Drive to Joshimath

Altitude – 1,800 m/5,905 ft

Distance – 300 km

Time taken – 10 hours

Night stay – Hotel

Day 2– Drive from Joshimath to Govindghat and trek to Ghangria 

Altitude – 3,078 m/10,101 ft

Distance – Drive (18 km) Trek (13 km)

Time taken – 6/7 hours

Night stay – Hotel

Day 3– Ghangria to Valley of flowers and back to hotel

Altitude – 3,700 m/12,140 ft

Distance – 10 km

Time taken – 5/6 hours

Night stay – Hotel

Day 4– Ghangria to Hemkund Sahib Ji and back

Altitude – 4,400 m/ 14,436 ft

Distance – 6 km

Time taken – 4/5 hours

Night stay – Hotel

Day 5– Ghangria to Govindghat and Drive to Joshimath 

Altitude – 1,800 m/5,905 ft

Distance – Trek (13 km) Drive (18 km)

Time taken – 8/9 hours

Night stay – Hotel

Day 6– Joshimath to Dehardun/Rishikesh/Haridwar 

Distance – 300 km

Time taken – 10 hours

Note – The transport will be organized from Rishikesh/Haridwar Railway Station and the departure time is 6:30 am. Fare is directly payable to the driver. (SUV cab cost – Rs 6,500) (Tempo traveler – Rs 9,500)

The trek package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this package?Items that are included in the cost of trek price.

✅ Transport facility from Joshimath to Joshimath
✅ Forest Permit and entrance fee
✅ Accommodation in Hotel on twin/triple share basis
✅ All meals: breakfast, packed lunch and dinner
✅ Kitchen team
✅ Radio Walkie Talkie for Communication
✅ Good Experience Trek Leader guide and Technical guide
✅ Medical Kit
✅ Oxygen Cylinders

Rainfall Chart of Valley of Flowers
Rainfall Chart of Valley of Flowers
Valley of flowers Temperature Chart
Temperature Chart of Valley of Flowers Trek
What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.

❌ Personal Insurance
❌Medical Certificate
❌Toiletry Items and Personal Medical kit
❌En route lunch and breakfast are Not Included
❌Last Day’s Lunch and Dinner are Not Included

NOTE :

Full payment confirms your booking

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.

Valley of Flowers FAQ’s

Q 1. Which is the base camp of Valley of Flowers Trek?
Joshimath is the basecamp of Valley of Flowers trek.

Q 2. How to reach basecamp (Joshimath)?

Vehicle will be arranged from Dehradun Railway Station and the departure time is 6:30 am

Q 3. Where are we going to accommodate?

On Day 1and Day 5 in a hotel at Joshimath and from Day 2 to Day 4 in a hotel at Ghangria.

Q 4. How many people stay in one tent?

We provide tents on twin share basis and 3 people can also accommodate.

Q 5. What type of food will be served?

We provide a variety of healthy and delicious food. Check the food menu here –
Food Menu.

Q 6. What is the best time to do Valley of Flowers trek?

Best time to do Valley of Flowers trek is July, August and September

Q 7. When can we find snow on this trek?

Snow is there from the month of December to April. Light snowfall may occur before December.

Q 8. What will we do if it rains there?

The tents are waterproof and if it rains while trekking then use rain cover for your backpack and poncho will keep you dry.

Q 9. Is this trek good for children and beginners?

Yes, it is a great trek for beginners and the child should be above 5 years to do this trek.

Q 10. Can we rent items?

Yes, you can rent jackets, trekking shoes, hiking pole and backpacks

Q 11. What if I want to offload my backpack?

If for some reason you are unable to carry your backpack then you can keep it at the office. Applicable charges are Rs 300 per Backpack for per day.

Q 12. Where is the last ATM point and will there be networks during the trek?

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. So, finish all your important calls and work before starting of the trek.

Q 13. Will there be washroom facilities during the trek?

At hotels there are concrete washrooms.

Q 14. Is Valley of Flowers trek safe?

There are some risks on every trek but Valley of Flowers trek is safest because there are no landslide prone areas or scary river crossing.

Q 15. How much altitude do we cover each day on this trek?

– Joshimath (1,800 m/5,905 ft)

– Ghangria (3,078 m/10,101 ft)

– Valley of flowers (3,700 m/12,140 ft)

– Hemkund Sahib Ji (4,400 m/ 14,436 ft)

 

  1. Day 1 Pickup from Dehradun/Rishikesh/Haridwar and Drive to Joshimath

    Altitude – 1,800 m/5,905 ft

    Distance – 300 km

    Time taken – 10 hours

    Night stay – Hotel

    We can arrange vehicle from Dehradun, Rishikesh or Haridwar. The journey to Joshimath will be along the pristine Rivers – Ganga, Alaknanda and Mandakini.

    Visit historical town “Devprayag” located on the confluence of Alaknanda and Bhagirathi Rivers. Enjoy your 10/11  hours journey to Joshimath and settle for the day in a hotel.

  2. Day 2 Drive from Joshimath to Govindghat and trek to Ghangria 

    Altitude – 3,078 m/10,101 ft

    Distance – Drive (18 km) Trek (13 km)

    Time taken – 6/7 hours

    Night stay – Hotel

    Post breakfast, the drive will be towards Govindghat. Start trekking from Govindghat on a neat trail which is always in a very good condition because it is swept by the volunteers’ everyday.

    Walk along the riverside through the sunny and shaded parts from Poolna to Ghangaria. Cross a river to get to the other side, continue hiking and later see a tabular land which indicates that Ghangaria is near.

    Ghangaria has a helipad and space for camping. Ahead lies Ghangaria village, there are restaurants, hotels and a Gurudwara which offers food and accommodation to all at no cost.

  3. Day 3 Ghangria to Valley of flowers and back to hotel

    Altitude – 3,700 m/12,140 ft

    Distance – 10 km

    Time taken – 5/6 hours

    Night stay – Hotel

    Today, you will be trekking to a World Heritage Site and National Park of Flowers. Post breakfast leave Ghangaria and come across the entry gate of the valley.

    Get in and witness the impeccable beauty of the carpeted flowers. A kilometre ahead is a bridge over a gushing stream. Now, look at any direction and it looks just perfect! Cross a bridge and try to count the number of colourful flowers you’ll see.

    The towering mountains can be seen overlooking the valley making the sight spell binding. Go deep and get mesmerized by the scented flowers, the valley stretches from 6-7 km until a glacier comes into sight.

    July and August are peak months to visit the valley of flowers, the prominent flowers that you will see are – Blue Poppy, Dog flower, Hooked stick seed, Snake foil, Meadow Geranium and Himalayan Rose.

    Have lunch and after exploration get back to hotel in Ghangaria.

     

  4. Day 4 Ghangria to Hemkund Sahib Ji and back

    Altitude – 4400 m/ 14,436 ft

    Distance – 6 km

    Time taken – 4/5 hours

    Night stay – Hotel

    Leave Ghangaria early before 5:00 am. The Gurudwara starts at 4:00 am and people recite chorus outside Gurudwara’s gate. So get ready with a poncho and head to Hemkund Sahib.

    The path is steep, climb gradually and come across a cascading waterfall on the right. The treeline recedes and the views get clearer and ahead lies a melting glacier. To prevent altitude sickness take proper rest breaks but do not sit down because it will make trekking ahead difficult.

    After a strenuous climb reach the Gurudwara “Hemkund Sahib”. Behind it lies a lake which remains frozen for 6 months.

    Go inside the Gurudwara, have tea there and explore the surroundings. The Hemkund Lake is clear, serene and peaceful. Brahama Kamals grow in abundance around this Lake.

    After spending good time there, get down to Ghangaria by descending on steep terrain.

     

  5. Day 5 Ghangria to Govindghat and Drive to Joshimath 

    Altitude – 1,800 m/5,905 ft

    Distance – Trek (13 km) Drive (18 km)

    Time taken – 8/9 hours

    Night stay – Hotel

    From Ghangaria get back to Govindghat and from there drive down to Joshimath.

  6. Day 6 Joshimath to Dehardun/Rishikesh/Haridwar 

    Distance – 300 km

    Time taken – 10 hours

    Leave early to reach Dehradun/Rishikesh/Haridwar on time.

Things to Take

Mandatory Documents

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
  • Jacket
  • Thick gloves
  • Trek pants
  • Cap and Balaclava (or a scarf)
  • Sun glasses
  • Sun tan lotion
  • Lip balm
  • Water bottle
  • Headlamp
  • Personal toiletry items

ATM Point & Mobile connectivity:-

ATM POINT:

Withdraw money before your journey, Joshimath is the last point where you will find ATM.

Mobile Connectivity

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.

We Have a Money Saving Announcement for all the Trekkers.
Now You Can Get Your Trek Gear on Rent by Spending Less

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 simple for you.

Rent Equipment

Personal toiletry Items and Personal Medicine kitPersonal Insurance

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)

– ORS

– Band aid

– Cotton

– Stretchable/elastic bandage

– Gauze

 

Note-

 

– 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.

1 July to 6 July (Open)
3 July to 8 July (Open)
5 July to 10 July (Open)
7 July to 12 July (Open)
8 July to 13 July (Open)
10 July to 15 July (Open)
12 July to 17 July (Open)
13 July to 18 July (Open)
15 July to 20 July (10 Left)
17 July to 22 July (Open)
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21 July to 26 July (Open)
23 July to 28 July (Open)
25 July to 30 July (Open)
28 July to 2 Aug (Full)

1 August to 6 August (Open)
4 August to 9 August (Open)
6 August to 11 August (Open)
7 August to 12 August (Open)
9 August to 14 August (Open)
10 August to 15 August (Full)
12 August to 17 August (Open)
14 August to 19 August (Open)
15 August to 20 August (Open)
17 August to 22 August (Open)
20 August to 25 August (Open)
21 August to 26 August (Open)
23 August to 28 August (Open)
25 August to 30 August (Open)

Cancellation Policy?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
- Cancellation up to 30 Days: You will get Refund of 90 Precent of Trek/adventure program cost.
- Cancellation between 21 to 30 days– You will get refund of 50 Precent of Trek/Adventure/Tour/Travel/Hotel program cost.
- Cancellation in less than 20 days – No refund
Note:-The cost is for minimum 5 people. But, if the group size decreases, then by increasing trek cost we can organize a customized package.