Velly of Flower Trek
if you are a flora and fauna enthusiast this trek is your paradise.
Valley of flowers Trek is a botanist bounty! So, if you are a flora and fauna enthusiast this trek is your paradise. But mind you this is a comparatively compelling terrain so adventure lovers you get the whole package! The snow-covered Himalayas add majesty to the mountains and the innumerable flowers add to its beauty. This was a chance discovery made in the 1930s by a British traveler whose contribution has left us with this beautiful site to rest our eyes on. At an altitude of 12,700 ft, the valley with rich diverse fauna is home to numerous species of insects and butterflies. So, pack your bags and enjoy the colorfully luxurious scenes of this special trek in Uttarakhand! All accommodation/lodging in Ghangaria will be in guest houses as camping is banned in the area. Transportation from Haridwar to Joshimath/Auli and back will be additional. The shared cab will be provided at request. You can choose the option on the website under transportation or request the same via mail.
- Accommodation costs (camping) sleeping bags, with roll on mattresses and the pantry/
kitchen and toilet facilities.
- Qualified and experienced trek leaders, Guide, support staff
- First aid treatment/facilities
- All meals during the trek (veg and egg)
- Any of the permit charges, forest entry fee and camping charges.
- Trekking equipment (tents, sleeping bags, ropes etc.)
- The trek cost does not include any train fare or air fare charges.
- Stay and food at Haridwar or food during transit.
- Porters or mules for personal luggage.
- Transport to and from the base camp. Transport cost from Haridwar to Govindghat and return is additional.
- Any cost other than those that are listed above in the inclusions should be entirely borne by the trekkers.
Day 1 : Haridwar - Govindghat 265km /9 hours
The first day starts with an early morning tour to Govindghat crossing Devprayag. It is simply great to witness the confluence of the rivers Alaknanda and Bhagirathi. This is the location from where River Ganga flows. You will be arriving at Joshimath by evening, if you leave Haridwar or Rishikesh early in the morning, and drive along the Badrinath highway. The journey - encompassing steep roads and gorges takes about 9 hours. For relaxing, you can check into guest houses/camps in Govindghat where you will have dinner and retire for the day.
Day 2: Trek from Govindghat to Ghangaria (17 kms/5-7 hrs)
The second-day trail starts from early in the morning once you have your breakfast.
From Govindghat, you will find a well-maintained pilgrim journey to Ghangaria. The trek starts just beyond the Alakananda river bridge. In this 17 km hiking trail, that takes around 5 hours, you will be able to get a glimpse of the Bhutundar Valley and the Laxman-Ganga River bank. Once you reach Ghangaria, it is the best location for camp setup, with a helipad and tabular space. Undoubtedly nature has its own beauty that cannot be compared to any other things in the world; so while you spend the evening, do not miss checking the splendor of the twilight sky.
Day 3: Ghangaria - Valley of Flowers Ghangaria (5 kms one side/4-5 hrs)
The third day starts after having breakfast and the destination is the Valley of Flowers which is situated 3858 m from Ghangaria. Leave early at around 6 am to make the best of your time. After hiking for a km, you shall come to a split lane which will be the entrance of the gate.
Almost 2 km from the entrance, you will come across a bridge with a tiny stream, which is the commencement of the valley. Well, if you are looking for something that is worth capturing in the reels and you are interested in the floral collection, then this is a paradise for you. Here you can see huge varieties of rare wildflowers springing up on either side. Well, most of the species have medical benefits. The entire valley is not too huge but is distinguished with the Pushpawati stream. Several waterfalls and tiny streams merge here. Once you have roamed the entire valley, which is around 7 km, it’s time to set back for Ghangaria.
We will be carrying ready-made lunch from Ghangaria and commence your return along the same path by early afternoon.
Day 4: Ghanghria-Hemkund-Ghanghria
Your final day destination is Hemkund Sahib which is located at a distance 4329 m from Ghangaria. Your visit to this location might be hard because it is steep than others.We will start your trek early, at around 5 am. Do remember to carry a raincoat and a trekking pole. Hike past the Valley of Flowers deviation, where you shall reach a spectacular waterfall on your right.
Post 3 hours of steady walking and numerous breaks, you reach Hemkund Sahib Gurudwara - with the lake located just behind it. Around Hemkund, the Himalayan flower, Brahma Kamal - that growsonly at heights of 10000 ft to 15000 ft- is found abundantly. Plan your departure from Hemkund by early afternoon. The downward trek is strenuous, taking approximately 5 hours to hike through the 6 kms. Trek to this location includes challenges of weather and terrain. Undoubtedly, the place itself defines it serenity. It would no wrong to compare this place to heaven. It’s spectacular and heavenly!
Day 5: Trek from Ghangaria to Govindghat
Start your fifth day and plan your homeward journey by 6 am, post breakfast.
You shall reach Govindghat by 12 pm from where you will stay for a night. You can explore the area in the evening.
Day 6: Govindghat–Haridwar
Auli will give you a feeling of resting on nature’s lap. Whether it’s climatic condition or the picturesque beauty, Auli is a place with panoramic scenic beauty. On the sixth day of the journey, its journey starts from Govindghat and ends at Haridwar via Joshimath/Auli. On your way, you can visit Rudraprayag – a place where River Alakananda and Mandakini meets. You will reach Haridwar/Rishikesh by evening and this is again another location that has many adventures stored in the bucket for you. It is always better to keep additional 2 to 3 days in hand to visit and enjoy the adventures in Rishikesh.
Things to Carry
- Backpack 50 - 60 ltr
- Head Torch with Extra Batteries
- Trekking Pole
- First Aid Kit
- Water Bottle
- Sun Cap
- Trek Pants (2 Pairs)
- Fleece and Woolen gloves
- Balaclava and Woolen Caps
- Thermals ( 2 Pairs)
- Waterproof Trekking Shoes
- Cotton/Woolen Socks(3 Pairs)
- Warm Hollow Fit Jacket
- 1 Pair of slippers
- Water Bottle
- Day Pack 20 ltr
- Quick Dry Towel
Term & Condition
This trek is to be confirmed at least 10 days prior to trek date depending upon the availability. Making arrangements for trekking is tedious and it demands lot of efforts, so a little co-operation from your side is appreciated. The expenses occurring from the change in schedule due to natural disaster, weather conditions or personal health issues are to be borne by the participants only. The Go Camping will not be responsible for weather as well as health issues however a medical certificate and a personal observation by the guide will be provided.
In case a participant is not willing to complete the trek, no refund shall be provided and cost of evacuation shall be borne by the participant (required if any).
The Campsites as per the itinerary are subjected to change as per the weather conditions or resource availability and no prior intimation shall be announced to participants.
In case of bad weather, uncontrolled snowfall at Valley of flowers Trek , passing the cross will not be possible and trekkers will be coming back and the number of the tour days remains the same
We ensure you to have a memorable time with us!
Planning is done well in advance. To make your trip hassle-free & smooth arrangements are made in prior.
Cancellation policy is as follows:
A 25 % booking amount is required to book the slot on a non-refundable basis.Full payment to be done prior to 7 days of the start date.