Valley of Flower Trek

UTTARAKHAND

Places covered

UTTARAKHAND
Haridwar-Joshimath-Valley Of Flowers-Hemkund Sahib

Duration

6 Days & 5 Nights

Frozen Kareri Lake Trek

Highlights

  • Destination: Valley of Flowers and Hemkund Sahib
  • Duration: 06 Days
  • Grade: Easy to Moderate
  • Approx trekking: 38 kms.
  • Best time: July to September  

PACKAGE DETAILS

The valley of flowers changes its colors almost every day as it blooms with hundreds of different flowers, taking on various shades as time progresses. The valley was declared a National Park in 1982 and now is a World Heritage Site. It was believed by the locals that the valley of flowers was inhabited by fairies.

The valley is home to many celebrated flowers like the brahmakamal, the blue poppy and the cobra lily. It is a much sought after haunt for flower-lovers, botanists and trekkers.

The Discovery of Valley of Flowers:

Valley of flowers was discovered in the year 1931, when Frank S. Smythe, a British mountaineer along with six other British mountaineers lost their way while descending from Mount Kamet, at 25,447 feet, situated in Garhwal Himalayas. Below 16,000 feet there was heavy rainfall and dense mist surrounded the mountain side. They paused, uncertain to the route. Suddenly R. L. Holdsworth, a botanist as well as a climbing member of the expedition exclaimed “Look”, Frank S. Smythe followed the direction of his outstretched hand. At first he could see nothing but rocks, then suddenly his wandering gaze was arrested by a little splash of blue, and beyond it were other splashes of blue, a blue so intense it seemed to light the hillside. You can see such bluish shade of Valley of Flowers even today especially in July month.

DAY 1 - Haridwar - Joshimath (287 kms/8-9 hrs)

After an early breakfast drive to Joshimath via Devprayag. On the way, visit Devprayag where Bhagirathi and Alaknanda rivers meet. From here the holy river Ganges started. Arrival at Joshimath by the evening and check into the hotel. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel. 

DAY 2 - Joshimath - Govindghat (26 kms/1 hrs) - Ghangaria (14 kms/3-4 hrs)

After an early breakfast drive to Govindghat, which is the starting point of the trek. From Govindghat, there is a gradual ascent along a well maintained pilgrim trail to Ghangaria. Upon arrival at Ghangria check into Camp. Explore the surroundings in the evening. Dinner and overnight stay at camp. 

DAY 3 - Ghangaria - Valley of Flowers - Ghangria (5 kms one side/4-5 hrs)

After breakfast trek to Valley Of Flowers (3858 m) from Ghangaria. The valley is an enchanting sight with an impressive array of rare wildflowers like Geranium, Marsh marigold, Prinula, Potentilla, Geum, Asters, Lilium, Ranunculus, Corydalis, Inula, Braham kamal, Campanula, Pedicularis, Arisaema, Morina, Impatiens, Bistorta, Ligularia, Anaphalis, Saxifrages, Sibbaldia, Thermo- psis, Trollius, Codonopsis, Dactylorhiza, Cypripedium, Strawberry, Epilobium, Rhododendrons and numerous others. Most of the flowers have medicinal values too. The valley is 10 kms long, 2 kms wide, and is divided by the Pushpawati stream, into which several tiny streams and waterfalls merge. After enjoying the beauty of valley trek back to Ghangaria. Dinner & overnight stay at the camp.

DAY 4 - Ghangaria - Hemkund Sahib - Ghangaria (6 kms one side/3-4 hrs)

After breakfast trek to Hemkund Sahib (4329 m) from Ghangaria. This is quite a steep climb. In the Sikh holy book, The Granth Sahib, the Sikh Guru Gobind Singh recounts that in a previous life, he meditated on the shores of a lake surrounded by seven snowcapped mountains now recognized by Hemkund. Late afternoon trek back to Ghangaria. Dinner & overnight stay at camp.

DAY 5 - Ghangaria - Govind Ghat – Joshimath (26 kms. / 1 hrs)

After breakfast trek down to Govind Ghat and from here drive to Joshimath. Dinner and overnight stay in the hotel. 

DAY 6 - Joshimath - Haridwar (287 km/ 7-8 hrs)

 Return back to Haridwar by evening. 

INCLUSIONS

  • Accommodation(Hotel and Camping) on twin sharing basis. 
  • Meals as mentioned in the Itinerary.
  • Trek equipments (Sleeping bag, mattress, Kitchen & dinning, crampon, utensils, tent).
  • All necessary permits and entry fees.
  • First aid medical kits.
  • Mountaineering qualified & professional trek Leader, guide and
  • Support staff. 

EXCLUSION

  • Air fares 
  • Visa charges
  • Any kind of Insurance
  • Items of personal nature viz. telephone calls, drinks, laundry bills, lunch etc.
  • Tips (for guides, drivers etc)
  • Anything not mentioned under the heads of inclusion.
  • Mules or porter to carry personal luggage

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