Overview/Itinerary

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.

 

Batches For Valley of Flowers Trek 2019

July 2019 August 2019
13th - 18th July 2019 10th - 15th August 2019
27th July - 1st August 2019 24th - 29th August 2019

 

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 trek: 6 days/5 nights
  • Maximum altitude: Valley of Flowers (3600m)
  • Grade: Moderate
  • Group size: 10 – 12 person only
  • Minimum requirement: 6 person
  • Reporting place: Dehradun
  • Cost: Rs. 12,500/- per person (Excluding GST)

Detailed Valley of Flowers Trek Itinerary

Day 1 - Dehradun - 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 (4-5 hrs trek / 5 km drive ):

Today marks the return of the trek as post breakfast today we trek down to Govindghat.

Day 6 - Govindghat - Dehradun (8-9 hrs drive)

Return to Haridwar by evening.

5 Nights 6 Days 13 Jul, 27 Jul, 10 Aug, and more
Inclusions/Exclusions
What we'll give/What we won't

What is included in the tour

  • Dehradun to Dehradun return transportation
  • Accommodation on sharing basis - guest house
  • Services of experienced trek leaders, guide, cook and support staff during trek
  • Meals on trek (Veg.)
  • First Aid Medical Kits
  • Porter to carry camping equipment
  • Permit / Forest Permits

What is NOT included in the tour

  • Any kind of personal expense
  • Tips to the trekking staff
  • Insurance
  • Service tax
  • 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.

Things to Carry
Things to Carry
  • 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 extra batteries
  • Power bank
  • Sunscreen SPF 40 or above as recommended by your doctor
FAQ
Frequently Asked Questions

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