Valley of Flowers trek has many of tales around it. Stories are generally about travelers falling unconscious from the heavy scent of flowers on the valley floor. Whatever be the stories there is a grain of truth in them. It is uncommon to find a valley so full of flowers. The flowers are everywhere in myriad of colors: purple, yellow and white. They cover the valley floor like a carpet so much that there are times when you cannot see the valley at all. Valley of Flowers is a fairy-land to be found high in the Himalayas of the Uttarakhand, at an altitude of 3,600 meters above sea-level, protected by snowy mountains. Valley of Flowers Trek, valley of flowers trek itinerary, valley of flowers trek blog, valley of flowers trek best time, valley of flowers trek packages, valley of flowers trek itinerary, valley of flowers trekking.
This enchanting valley remain hidden for several centuries. During winter season, the entire Valley of flowers lay frozen but as soon as summer season begins, the valley splashed with colors of various kinds of alpine flowers.
Day 01: Haridwar
Meet our representative and transfer to the hotel. Evening free to explore the area. Dinner and overnight stay in hotel.
Day 02: Haridwar - Joshimath (245 kms/8-9 hrs)
After an early breakfast drive to Joshimath via Devprayag. On the way visit Dev prayag where Bhagirathi and Alaknanda rivers meet. From here the holy river Ganges started. Arrival at Joshimath by evening, check into the hotel. Dinner and overnight stay.
Day 03: Joshimath - Govindghat (22 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 hotel. Explore the surroundings in the evening. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 04: 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, Str- awberry, 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 hotel.
Day 05: Hemkund-Ghanghria
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 and overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 06: Ghangaria - Govind Ghat - Joshimath
After breakfast trek down to reach Govind Ghat and from here drive to Joshimath. Upon arrival at Joshimath check into the hotel. Rest of the day is free to explore the area.One can also visit Auli in the evening. Dinner and over night stay at the hotel.
Day 07: Joshimath -Rishikesh/Haridwar
Early morning drive to Rishikesh/Haridwar with packed breakfast. On the way visit Rudraprayag where river Mandakini and Alaknanda meet. Lunch enroute. Arrive Rishikesh/Haridwar by evening. Check into the hotel/camp for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 08: Rishikesh/Haridwar
After an early breakfast drive to Delhi. OR Start Rafting (Rishikesh) trip OR Local Sight Seeing and Temples.,lunch, Tour Terminate. End of the Services.