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Valley of Flowers Trek - Advenchar

Valley Of Flowers Trek

  • 6 Days / 5 Nights
  • Group : 8-15 People
  • Guided Trek
  • Difficulty : Easy
  • Start: Dehradun
  • Altitude
    Max Altitude: 3,658 m

The Valley of Flowers trek is not just a trek, it’s an experience that will leave you spellbound. The trek offers a perfect blend of adventure and nature’s beauty. The trail is moderate with some steep ascents and descents, making it suitable for beginners as well as experienced trekkers.

As you start your trek from Govind Ghat, the first few kilometers are through dense forests alongside the Puspawati river. You will cross many bridges and waterfalls before reaching the valley. The valley is a sight to behold with its lush green meadows covered in a carpet of colorful flowers. The valley has over 600 different species of alpine flowers including Himalayan blue poppy, Himalayan bellflower, Himalayan cobra lily, and Himalayan primrose.

The National Park is also home to many animals like gray langur, flying squirrel, Himalayan weasel, black bear, red fox, Himalayan monal, snow leopard, and more. Keep your eyes peeled for these beautiful creatures while on the trek.

On the same route to the Valley of Flowers lies Hemkund Sahib. This revered Sikh shrine is located at an altitude of 4160 m and attracts thousands of pilgrims every year. The Gurudwara has a serene ambiance that will leave you feeling peaceful and calm. Just beside it lies Hemkund Lake which is believed to have healing properties.

The best time to visit the Valley of Flowers is between July and September when the flowers are in full bloom. It’s important to note that the park remains closed during winter due to heavy snowfall.

In conclusion, if you’re looking for an adventure that takes you through nature’s bounty then the Valley of Flowers trek should be on your bucket list. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience that will leave you with memories to cherish forever!

Departure & Return Location

Dehradun

Departure Time

6 A.M

Price Includes

  • Activity: Trekking, Camping, etc
  • Accommodation during Trek (Camping)
  • Meals during Trek (Veg)
  • All season Camping tents on twin sharing basis, Sleeping bags with adequate sub-zero temperature rating, comfortable mattress
  • Safety Equipment includes static rescue rope, seat harness, carabiners, pulleys, ice-axe, micro-spikes, slings
  • Forest Permits/Camping Charges/Permits, Trek Permit Fee/IMF Permission – up to the amount charged for Indian Nationals.
  • Mountaineering course certified Trek Leader with First Aid knowledge
  • Experienced Local guide, cook, helpers
  • Porters or mules for carrying common luggage
  • Exhaustive First Aid kit including portable oxygen cylinder, oximeter

Price Excludes

  • Meals during the road journey
  • Any expenses of personal nature
  • Mules or porter to carry personal luggage. (extra luggage, if any can be left at the base camp with the authorities)
  • Cost Escalation due to natural reasons
  • Any expense not specified in the inclusion list
Highlights of Valley of Flowers Trek
  • Exotic FlowersThe Valley of Flowers is home to over 600 species of exotic flowers, including Himalayan blue poppy, Himalayan bellflower, Himalayan cobra lily and Himalayan primrose. These flowers bloom in full glory during the monsoon season from July to September, covering the valley with a carpet of vibrant colors.
  • TrekkingTrekking in the Valley of Flowers is an experience like no other. The trek starts from Govindghat and takes you through dense forests, gushing streams and steep climbs before reaching the valley. The trek is moderate in difficulty and can be completed in 4-5 days.
  • UNESCO World Heritage SiteThe Valley of Flowers was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2002 due to its unique natural beauty and ecological significance. The park is also part of the Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve which is home to several endangered species such as snow leopard and Asiatic black bear.
  • Stunning LandscapeThe landscape of the Valley of Flowers is simply stunning with snow-capped mountains in the background and colorful flowers covering every inch of the valley floor. The view from Hemkund Sahib, a Sikh shrine located near the valley, is particularly breathtaking.
  • Spiritual SignificanceThe Valley of Flowers holds great spiritual significance for Hindus who believe that it was once inhabited by Lord Hanuman while he was searching for Sanjivani Booti (a herb that could cure Lakshmana). The nearby Hemkund Sahib shrine is also an important pilgrimage site for Sikhs.
  • Local CultureThe people living around the Valley of Flowers are predominantly Garhwalis who have their own unique culture and traditions. Visitors can interact with them to learn more about their way of life and sample local delicacies such as rajma chawal (kidney beans with rice) and kheer (rice pudding).
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Valley of Flowers Trek Itinerary

Day 1Dehradun to Govind Ghat

Distance: 303 km
Time Taken:
10-12 hrs
Altitude: Dehradun – 640 m (2,100 ft), Govind Ghat – 1,828 m (6,000 ft)

On day 1 of the trek, you will travel from Dehradun to Govind Ghat, which is the starting point of your trek.

As you leave Dehradun behind and make your way toward Govind Ghat, you will be greeted by stunning views of the Himalayas. The winding roads will take you through quaint villages and towns, where you can catch a glimpse of the local way of life. You may even spot some locals going about their daily chores or tending to their fields.

As you approach Govind Ghat, the scenery around you will change dramatically. The air will become cooler and fresher as you enter the mountains. You’ll see towering peaks all around you and hear the sound of waterfalls in the distance.

Once you reach Govind Ghat, you’ll check into your accommodation for the night. You can relax and unwind after a long journey while taking in the beautiful surroundings. In the evening, enjoy a hot cup of tea or coffee while watching the sunset over the mountains.

The first day of your trek is all about acclimatizing yourself to the altitude and getting ready for what lies ahead. Take some time to explore Govind Ghat and its surroundings. You can visit nearby temples or go for a short walk to stretch your legs.

As night falls, retire to your cozy room and get a good night’s sleep before embarking on your adventure tomorrow.

Day 2Govind Ghat to Ghangaria via Pulna

Distance: 4 km (Drive), 10 km (Trek)
Time Taken: 30 min (Drive), 6 hours (Trek)
Altitude: Pulna – 2,057 m (6,750 ft), Ghangaria – 3,206 m (10,500 ft)

On Day 2 of your Valley of Flowers trek, you will embark on a journey that will take you from Govind Ghat to Ghangaria via Pulna. As you leave the bustling town behind, the serene beauty of nature will engulf you. The trek is easy to moderate and offers rare access to the Uttarakhand Himalayas which has an expanse of the valley covered with flowers.

As you start walking towards Pulna, the trail takes you through dense forests, along with the Pushpawati river, and can be reached by crossing many bridges, glaciers, and waterfalls. The sound of gushing water and chirping birds will fill your ears as you walk through the lush greenery. You will come across small villages on your way where locals are always ready to offer their hospitality.

The trek from Govind Ghat to Ghangaria via Pulna is approximately 10 km long and takes around 6-7 hours depending on how much time you spend admiring the beauty around you. The trail is well-marked and easy to follow.

As you reach Pulna, a quaint village nestled in the lap of nature, take some time to rest and rejuvenate yourself. You can interact with locals and learn about their culture and way of life. After a brief halt at Pulna, continue your journey toward Ghangaria.

The trail from Pulna to Ghangaria is relatively easier as compared to the previous stretch. As you walk towards Ghangaria, the view opens up into a breathtaking landscape filled with vibrant colors of flowers blooming all around. The valley seems like it’s straight out of a fairy tale.

As you reach Ghangaria, a small village situated at an altitude of 10,200 feet above sea level, take some time to relax and soak in the beauty around you. You can explore the village or just sit back and admire the stunning views.

Day 3Ghangaria to Valley of Flowers & Back

Distance: 8 km
Time Taken: 6-8 hrs
Altitude: 3,658 m (12,000 ft)

As you wake up on Day 2 of the Valley of Flowers trek, the crisp mountain air fills your lungs and you can feel the excitement building inside you. Today, you will be making your way from Ghangaria to the Valley of Flowers and back, a journey that promises to be nothing short of magical.

After a hearty breakfast, you set off on your trek, following the winding path that leads through dense forests and along the gushing Pushpawati river. As you walk, you can’t help but marvel at the stunning natural beauty that surrounds you – towering mountains covered in mist, cascading waterfalls, and vibrant wildflowers that seem to stretch as far as the eye can see.

As you approach the entrance to the Valley of Flowers National Park, a sense of awe washes over you. The park is home to over 500 species of wildflowers, including rare Himalayan flowers like Himalayan bellflower and Himalayan cobra lily. The colors are so vivid and varied that it feels like walking through a painting.

You spend hours wandering through the valley, taking in all its splendor. You spot rare birds flitting about in the trees and catch glimpses of wildlife darting between bushes. You stop by a babbling brook for a picnic lunch surrounded by nature’s bounty.

As evening approaches, it’s time to make your way back to Ghangaria. The return journey is just as breathtaking as before with new views around every bend in the trail. After an exhausting day filled with adventure and wonderment, it’s time for dinner and some well-deserved rest.

But before retiring for the night, take a moment to reflect on what an incredible experience Day 2 has been. You’ve seen some of nature’s most beautiful creations up close and personal – something few people get to experience in their lifetime.

Tomorrow brings new adventures as we continue our trek through this stunning landscape. But for now, let yourself drift off into dreamland with visions of wildflowers dancing in your head.

Day 4Ghangaria to Hemkund Sahib & Back

Distance: 10 km
Time Taken:
6-8 hrs
Altitude: 4,160 m (13,650 ft)

You will start from Ghangaria and make your way to Hemkund Sahib, a holy site for Sikhs located at an altitude of 13,650 feet. The trek is challenging but rewarding, and the views along the way are simply stunning.

As you begin your ascent toward Hemkund Sahib, you will be surrounded by lush green forests and glistening waterfalls. The trail is steep and rocky, but the beauty around you will make it all worth it. You will pass through several small villages along the way, where locals will greet you with warm smiles and offer you tea or snacks.

As you climb higher, the landscape changes dramatically. The trees give way to alpine meadows dotted with wildflowers of every color imaginable. You will see carpets of blue poppies, pink primroses, yellow daisies, and purple orchids stretching out before you as far as the eye can see.

The final stretch of the trek is the most challenging but also the most rewarding. You will climb a series of steep switchbacks that lead up to Hemkund Sahib. As you reach the top, you will be greeted by a stunning glacial lake surrounded by snow-capped peaks. The air is thin at this altitude, but the sense of accomplishment and awe makes it all worthwhile.

At Hemkund Sahib itself, you can visit the gurudwara (Sikh temple) and pay your respects to Guru Gobind Singh Ji. The atmosphere here is serene and peaceful, with devotees chanting hymns and offering prayers.

After spending some time at Hemkund Sahib, it’s time to head back down to Ghangaria. The descent can be just as challenging as the ascent due to loose rocks and steep drops in places. But as you make your way back down through fields of wildflowers and past cascading waterfalls once again, you’ll feel grateful for having experienced such a magical day.

Day 5Ghangaria to Govind Ghat

Distance: 10 km (Trek), 4 km (Drive)
Time Taken:
4 hours (Trek), 30 min (Drive)
Altitude: Pulna – 2,057 m (6,750 ft), Govind Ghat – 1,828 m (6,000 ft)

On Day 5 of the Valley of Flowers trek, you will bid farewell to the enchanting valley and start your descent from Ghangaria to Govind Ghat. As you leave behind the vibrant hues of the Valley of Flowers, you will be filled with a sense of nostalgia and awe for the natural beauty that surrounded you.

The trek back to Govind Ghat is a 10 km journey that takes around 4-5 hours. The trail descends through dense forests, along with the Pushpawati river, and crosses several bridges, glaciers, and waterfalls. You will feel invigorated by the fresh mountain air and the sound of gushing water as you make your way back.

As you walk through the lush greenery, take a moment to appreciate the stunning views of snow-capped peaks that surround you. The Himalayas stand tall in all their glory, reminding you of how small we are in comparison to nature’s grandeur.

The descent can be challenging at times as it involves steep slopes and rocky terrain. But fear not! Your experienced guide will be there every step of the way to ensure your safety and comfort.

As you reach Govind Ghat, take a moment to reflect on your journey so far. You have witnessed one of nature’s most spectacular displays – The Valley Of Flowers – in all its glory. The vibrant colors, fragrant blooms, and breathtaking scenery have left an indelible mark on your soul.

In conclusion, Day 5 may mark the end of your trek but it is also a new beginning – one where you carry with you memories that will last a lifetime.

Day 6Govind Ghat to Dehradun

Distance: 303 km
Time Taken: 10-12 hrs
Altitude:
640 m (2,100 ft)

On Day 6 of your Valley of Flowers trek, you will experience the bittersweet feeling of leaving behind the stunning beauty of the valley. As you drive back from Govind Ghat to Dehradun, take one last look at the majestic mountains and lush greenery that surrounded you for the past few days.

As you bid farewell to Valley of Flowers, take a moment to reflect on all the memories you made during your trek. The vibrant colors of the flowers, the sound of gushing waterfalls, and the fresh mountain air will stay with you long after you leave.

During your drive back to Dehradun, take in the scenic views of Uttarakhand. The winding roads will take you through quaint villages and towns nestled in the foothills of Himalayas. You might even catch a glimpse of snow-capped peaks in the distance.

As you reach Dehradun, it’s time to say goodbye to your fellow trekkers and guides who have become like family during this journey. Take a moment to thank them for their support and guidance throughout this adventure.

Although your trek has come to an end, the memories and experiences will stay with you forever. You have witnessed nature at its finest in Valley of Flowers – a place where every inch is covered with colorful blooms and every breath is filled with pure mountain air.

As you head back home, carry with you a piece of Valley of Flowers in your heart. Remember that no matter where life takes you, there will always be a place where nature blooms in full glory – waiting for you to return.

Valley of Flowers Trek Route Map

FAQs

What is the best time to go on the Valley of Flowers Trek?

The best time to go on the Valley of Flowers Trek is from mid-July to mid-August when the flowers are in full bloom.

What is the difficulty level of the Valley of Flowers Trek?

The Valley of Flowers Trek is easy to moderate trek with some steep climbs. It requires a good level of fitness and stamina.

How long does it take to complete the Valley of Flowers Trek?

The trek takes around 6-7 days to complete, including travel time from Delhi.

Is it safe to go on the Valley of Flowers Trek?

Yes, it is safe to go on the Valley of Flowers Trek. However, it’s always recommended to go with a certified guide or a trekking company for safety reasons.

Do I need any permits for the trek?

Yes, you need a permit from the Forest Department for entering the Valley of Flowers National Park. You can get it from Govindghat or Ghangaria.

What should I pack for the trek?

Some essential items that you should pack for this trek include warm clothes, rain gear, sturdy shoes, sunscreen lotion, sunglasses, a hat/cap, a first aid kit, a water bottle, and a backpack.

What are the requirements for participation?

All participants are expected to be confident that they are physically and mentally fit and able to complete the itinerary of their chosen event as defined in the itinerary.

Any minors between 10 and 17 years of age must accompany their parent or guardian who assumes full responsibility for them to participate in the adventure activity or event. Any unaccompanied, underage minor will not be allowed to participate in the adventure activity.

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You can make your booking at our website www.advenchar.com or you can contact us at hello@advenchar.com.

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We understand that you may have to change your travel plans due to the Covid-19 situation, so considering this we have introduced a Book Now, Pay Later facility for all the participants. However, you will be required to pay the full amount at least 15 days prior to the departure date.

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