Valley of Flowers Trek
Valley of Flowers Trek
5 Days | 4 Nights
Haridwar, Joshimath, Govindghat, Ghangharia, Valley Of Flowers
- Most Beautiful of Valleys in India
- Good for First-Time Trekkers
- Including Transport from Haridwar and Back
PRICE: ON REQUEST
Highlights of the trek:
Region: Garhwal, Uttarakhand
Duration: 04 Nights / 05 Days
Meeting Point: Haridwar (on Day 01 evening)
Ending Point: Haridwar (on Day 05 morning)
Grade: Easy – Moderate
Approx. trekking: 38 km.
Best time: July to September
About Valley of Flowers, Uttarakhand
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 till September Mid.
– Transport from Haridwar to Govindghat and Return.
– 04 Nights Accommodation in Govindghat (Hotel Nanda Devi or similar) / Ghangharia (Hotel Preetam or similar)
– Service of Experience and Qualified Trek Leader.
– Meals while on Trek (Veg.) Cooked in Hygienic Environment.
– First Aid Medical Kit with the Team.
– Permit / Forest Permits.
– Meals at Govindghat.
– Any kind of personal expense.
– Portage to carry Personal Luggage.
– 5% GST
Note: Normally our company expects you to carry your personal luggage on your own, if you don’t want to carry your backpack so you can give it to porter, please inform us in advance and charges would be Rs. 350/- extra per day per bag.
Up to 30 Days :- 90% of Trek/adventure program cost will be refund.
Between 21 – 30 Days :- 60% of Trek/adventure program cost will be refund.
Between 20 – 11 Days :- 30% of Trek/adventure program cost will be refunded.
Less than 10 Days :- No refund.
Any additional costs due to weather / unforeseen situations, will have to be borne by the traveller.
Our team reserves the right to change the plan in case there is danger involved for the group or whenever the trek leader deem it necessary.
Final word of the trek leaders will have to followed by all the members.
Day No: 1
Haridwar – Joshimath / Govindghat (9-10 hrs): After an early breakfast drive to Govindghat via Joshimath and Devprayag. On the way, visit Devprayag where Bhagirathi and Alaknanda rivers meet. From here the holy river Ganges started. Arrival at Govindghat by the evening and check into the hotel. Get a sound sleep for tomorrow’s trek to Ghangharia. (Stay Included)
Day No: 2
Govindghat – Ghangaria (14 kms/3-4 hrs): After an early breakfast, we start our trek. From Govindghat, there is a gradual ascent along a well maintained pilgrim trail to Ghangaria. Upon arrival at Ghangria check into Guest House. Explore the surroundings in the evening. Dinner and overnight stay at Guest House. (Lunch, Dinner and Stay Included)
Day No: 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 Guest House / Hotel. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner ans Stay Included)
Day No: 4
Ghangaria – Govind Ghat (4 hour trek): After breakfast trek down to Govind Ghat. Overnight stay in the hotel. (Breakfast and Stay Included)
Day No: 5
Govindghat to Haridwar (9-10 hours): We drive from Govindghat to Haridwar and reach Haridwar by late evening around 06 pm. and end of a memorable journey.