Treks and Trails India - Overnight Camping at Rajmachi Village near Lonavala on 9th - 10th May 2015
Treks and Trails India Trek to Valley of Flowers 2015 / Hemkund Sahib
Valley of Flowers is a world heritage site and is part of the famous Nanda Devi Biosphere. This national park in the far interiors of Garhwal Himalayas (Uttarakhand) is spread over 87.5 sq. Kms. This hidden jewel is a truly unique habitat, home to many endemic varieties of alpine flowers and plants. Valley of Flowers is at an altitude of 3250 m and above. Over the years many nature lovers from across the globe have been visiting the Valley of Flowers only to be left spell bound by its beauty. This region also plays home to many rare & endangered species of animals like Asiatic black bear, brown bear, snow leopard, blue sheep and more We offer a very special & flexible itinerary not seen before where people are going to get the option of spending many more extra hours inside and around the valley instead of just a couple of hours, if they were to take the regular itinerary. Our trip Trek to Valley of Flowers 2014 will have you walking large parts of the valley of flowers and climb up to a beautiful vantage point to observe the colossal beauty of this natural wonder. We will also explore higher reaches around the valley and retrace the steps of Frank Smythe, the legendary mountaineer who discovered this valley by chance while coming down after a successful summit of Mt. Kamet IN 1931. Not many people have walked this route.
A great feature of this itinerary is the flexibility to do your own thing in spite of being in a small group. You will get to decide how much you want to explore the valley of flowers and also if you want to trek to Hemkund Sahib, which from a trekkers point of view is not an ideal trail because of the number of people on it. We will give you other very exciting options. Also as part of the itinerary you get to stay in a spectacularly located lodge at Auli and also visit the revered Badrinath temple. To make this trek comfortable for a wider audience we have set up a beautiful & very comfortable campsite at Ghangria, away from the crammed Ghangria market. This will be your base for explorations into the valley of flowers the trek is undertaken during June to September months as this is the time when the valley is accessible. The bloom starts immediately after the melting of snow. Different flowers bloom in different months but the peak blooming period is from mid July to mid August. Almost 300 species of wild flowers bloom here unhindered by mankind. The prominent species are Brahmakamal, Blue Poppy, Cobra Lily Anemone, Geranium, Marsh Marigold & Prinula. Also the valley of flowers has to offer much more than flowers. There are waterfalls, glaciers, towering mountains, big rivers and quaint villages. These myriad shades of the valley will ensure that you have a most memorable trip in the mountains.
Overnight trek to Sarasgad on 02 - 03 May 2015
Activity: Night Trek
Date: Saturday Night, 02 May and Sunday 03 May 2015
Cost per person: Rs.1000.00
TreksandTrails trek Schedule:
22:00 Departure from Dadar Station - west near plaza cinema
01:00 Reach Pali Sarasgad base.
01:30 Start trek
06:30 Start descend
08:30 Breakfast at Pali
09:00 Start journey back to Mumbai
12:30 Reach Dadar.