Valley of Flowers Trek - Best For Monsoon Holiday
(Valley of Flowers Tour Package 2019)
A Magical Land of Flowers and Legends
The valley of flowers ia a world heritage site in the far interiors of Garhwal Himalayas which is over 87.5 sq. Km. It is also the part of the famous Nanda Devi Biosphere. It is at an altitude of 3250m and is home to many endemic varieties of alpine flowers and plants. This region also plays home to many rare & endangered species of animals like Asiatic black bear, brown bear, snow leopard, blue sheep and more. Our trek into the valley will have you walking mostly to most parts of the area and at times climb up to the beautiful vantage point to observe the immense beauty of this natural world. To make this trek comfortable for a wider audience we have a beautiful & very comfortable campsite at Ghangria as a base for explorations into the valley. Different flowers bloom in different months but the peak blooming period is from mid-July to mid-August. Almost 300 species of wildflowers thrive here unhindered by humanity. The prominent species are Brahmakamal, Blue Poppy, Cobra Lily Anemone, Geranium and 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.
Highlights of Valley of Flowers Trek:
Trek is blessed with the verdant beauty of the meadows. Our trek is through small streams filled with the exotic flowers.
One can witness a variety of vivid flora and fauna. The region is blessed with saxifrages, sediams, lilies, poppy, calendula, daisies and brown bear, snow leopard, blue sheep.
Hathi Parvat and Saptrishi peaks are famous among trekkers on this trek.
Meet the local people and learn about the culture of this region. Also, do share a cup of tea with them.
While at Hemkund Sahib take a dip in the holy water and purify your soul.
Meet the local people here and share a cup of tea while you learn about their culture.
Basic Details of Valley of Flowers Trek:
DURATION OF THE PROGRAM: 6 Days
MAXIMUM ALTITUDE: VALLEY OF FLOWER (3600m)
GROUP SIZE: 10 – 12 PERSONS ONLY
REPORTING PLACE: HARIDWAR
PROGRAM FEE: 21000.00
Detailed Valley of Flowers Trek Itinerary:
Day 1 - Haridwar - Joshimath (287 kms/8-9 hrs):
Start the day early with quick breakfast drive to Joshimath via Devprayag. Devprayag is the meeting place of Bhagirathi and Alaknanda River, from where the holy river Ganges start. Reach Joshimath by evening and check into the hotel to enjoy dinner and overnight stay.
Day 2 - Joshimath - Govindghat (26 kms/1 hrs) - Ghangaria (14 kms/3-4 hrs):
Today post breakfast, we start our drive to Govindghat which is the start point of our trek. Once we reach Govindghat, we begin our gradual ascent along the pilgrim trail to Ghangaria. Ghangaria is our campsite to reach by evening to check into the hotel. Enjoy the dinner and overnight stay.
Day 3: Ghangaria - Valley of Flowers - Ghangria (5 km one side/4-5 hrs):
Today post breakfast, we trek towards the Valley of Flowers (3858m) from Ghangaria. The valley is impressive with enchanting sight 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. The whole valley is 10kms long and 2kms broad which is divided by the Pushpawati stream. Post the sight enjoyment we trek back to Ghangaria campsite for dinner & overnight stay.
Day 4 - Ghangaria - Hemkund Sahib - Ghangaria (6 km one side/3-4 hrs):
We follow a similar pattern for today as we finish breakfast we start our trek towards Hemkund Sahib. Today’s trek is a steep climb towards the shores of the lake surrounded by seven snowcapped mountains now recognized as Hemkund. As the time passes by, post afternoon we start our trek back to Ghangaria campsite for dinner & overnight stay.
Day 5 - Ghangaria - Govind Ghat – Joshimath (26 km. / 1 hrs):
Today marks the return of the trek as post breakfast today we trek down to Govindghat and then drive back to Joshimath for our overnight food and stay in the hotel.
Day 6 - Joshimath - Haridwar (287 km/ 7-8 hrs): Return to Haridwar by evening.
Cost: 21,000/- per person (50% advance and 50% 30 days before the event start date)
The FAQ on Valley of Flowers Trek:
1. When is the best time recommended for the trek?
Best time to go for Valley of Flowers Trek is during Mid-June to Mid-September.
2. How difficult is the Valley of Flowers Trek?
Valley of Flowers Trek in comparison is easy to moderate difficulty with another high altitude trek.
3. How much distance do we have to trek each day?
On an average, we cover roughly 6-7kms between our camping stations.
4. What will happen if a trek is extended for any reasons?
Beyond our controllable reasons when the trek is extended, then additional charges tend to be applied.
5. Who will be our lead guide person?
Lead guide person is certified & experienced personnel. These guides are locally sourced and have other team members including local guides, cook, helpers, and porters.
6. Is this trek safe for girls?
Our treks are planned with a male: female ratio. As an organizer, we make sure that their tents are shared only with other female trekkers.
7. Some people in a tent?
Our tents are all three person tents.
8. What is the level of fitness expected from the trekkers?
Good physical and mental fitness is expected to complete the Trek. Valley of Flowers Trek is ideal for beginners to familiarize themselves with similar high altitude treks.
9. Typical Food menu during a trek?
We make sure that wholesome and nutritious breakfast, lunch and evening snacks are served. We believe and serve only vegetarian food as it is easy to digest and preferable in high altitudes.
10. What if we encounter a medical emergency?
We are trained to manage emergencies in high altitudes. Our lead guide is professional and experienced. Our team do carry emergency first aid kits and oxygen cylinder.
What is included in the tour
- Haridwar to Haridwar Return Transportation.
- Accommodation for the group during the trek in Tourist Lodge / Hotels / Camps as per itinerary.
- Services of experienced trek leaders, guide and support staff during trek.
- Camping equipments (Tents, Sleeping Bags, Mattress etc.)
- Meals on trek (Veg.) cooked in hygienic environment.
- First Aid Medical Kits and Oxygen Cylinder.
- Portter to carry Personal Luggage.
- Permit / Forest Permits.
What is NOT included in the tour
- Any kind of personal expense.
- Tips to the trekking staff.
- Meals while transit (transportation)
- Anything not specifically mentioned under the head price Includes.
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.
Woolen Thermals or inners, Cotton Shirts, Slacks, Cotton Pants, Woolen sweaters or Jackets, Gloves, Sun Cap, Shoes, Socks, Enameled or Steel Mug / tumbler, Plate, Spoon, Water purifying tablets, Pen knife, Needle, Thread, Spare buttons, Goggles, Cold Cream / Vaseline, Soap, Toilet Paper, Towel, medicines which you normally use at home, Camera and Sunscreen SPF 40 or above as recommended by your doctor.