The Valley Of Flowers is one of the most beautiful and mesmerizing national parks of the country, situated at an altitude of 3658 m in Bhyundar valley in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand. It is famous for its wide variety of flora (Alpine flowers, Vajardanti,Marsh Marigold,Shomalap, etc) and fauna (Asiatic black deer, snow leopard, musk deer, red fox, brown bear, blue sheep, etc). Valley of flowers is a part of Nanda Devi Biosphere Zone with thick green forests, rivers, waterfalls and a wide variety of flora & fauna. It is an Indian national park and has also been declared as the WORLD HERITAGE SITE by UNESCO.
Valley of Flowers Trek goes through the dense forest and the trail is beside the Pushpawati river. On the way you will encounter many waterfalls, bridges and small water streams. The best time to visit Valley of flowers is from Mid-June to Mid September. It is famous for its natural beauty and the variety of flora it comprises. There are about 520 species of alpine plants and of which 498 are flowering plants. The beauty of the valley can not be captured by the camera, it can only be captured by the eyes and stored in your mind. It is a favorite destination for flower lovers, trekkers, photographers, botanist, bird watchers, nature lovers and wildlife lovers.
The Valley seems to change its colors throughout the season from June to September with its variety of flowering plants. It is in its full boom during these season, you should not miss the chance. It is famous tourist attraction not only among Indians but also among foreigners, international tourists. Every year thousands of foreigners swarms here to get the glimpse of the natural beauty of the valley.
Another jewel of this region is the Hemkund Sahib, a popular Sikh pilgrimage. It is situated at an altitude of 4328m which makes it the highest Gurudwara of the Sikh community. Numerous waterfalls, dense forest, snow-capped Himalayas, lake of snow and the holy Gurudwara will make you fall for the place.
Day 1: Meet Leader at Delhi Station and Catch Nanda Devi Ac Express at 23.30 pm
Day 2: Haridwar to Govindghat/Joshimath
(300 km Drive)
- The travellers will be picked up from Haridwar Bus/Railway Station at 6:00a.m. from where the journey will begin. Haridwar is well connected with Delhi through railway and road route. Overnight Buses and Trains are available.
- Our Journey will start from Haridwar to Joshimath Via Devprayag where the mighty Alaknanda and Bhagirathi river meet to form the the Ganges. Along the journey you will also come across other Prayag and will reach Govindghat by the Day ends.
- Drop off your bags at the Hotel and enjoy the mighty sight of the Garhwal Himalayas.
- Dinner at the Hotel
Day 3: Govindghat to Ghangaria Via Poolna
(4 km Drive and 9 km trek)
- Excursion to Ghangaria via Poolna after the breakfast
- A 4 km drive to Poolna, and then an easy ascend to Ghangaria
- Midway Lunch
- Reach Ghangaria after the climb and drop off your bags at the Hotel
- Evening Tea and Snacks
- Dinner at the Hotel
Day 4: Ghangaria to HemKund Sahib
(6 km Trek)
- Trek to Hemkund Sahib after the breakfast. The trail being easy to moderate in nature.
- En-route to the Gurudwara you will witness numerous waterfalls, Flowers, Beautiful Snowcapped mountains, Glaciers that will surely mesmerize you. Another Important aspect is the Cleanliness of the Pilgrimage despite many travelers which is a point to learn from the Sikh Community.
- Arrival at the Gurudwara in the afternoon. Devote yourself in the peaceful aura of the Gurudwara and take a dip in the Glacial lake. Also do visit the Lokpal Temple located in the vicinity of the Gurudwara.
- Descend back to Ghangaria from the Gurudwara before 2 p.m. due to unpredictable weather conditions.
- Return to Ghangaria and have your Evening Snacks
- Early Dinner at the Hotel
Day 5: Ghangaria to Valley of Flowers
(4 km Trek)
* Gear up today for Valley Of Flowers, the World Heritage Site declared by UNESCO.
* After Breakfast head towards the Valley walk amidst the beautiful and Multi Variety of Flowers that will surely bound to ease away all the tiredness of the day.
* After taking pictures and packed lunch head back towards Ghangaria.
* Enjoy your Dinner and stay at the Hotel as your trek has been completed.
Day 6: Ghangaria to Govindghat Via Badrinath and Mana Village
(9 km trek and 28 km drive)
* After the Breakfast head yourself towards Govindghat. 9 km Descent normally takes 4 hours
* Lunch on the way
* Reach your hotel Drop off your bags and Start your Journey to one of the four Dhams of the Country i.e. Badrinath
* Visit to Mana : The last India Village
* Arrival at Hotel in Govindghat, followed by Dinner and some Music.
Day 7: Govindghat to Haridwar
(300 km Drive)
* After Breakfast head back towards Haridwar following the same route.
* Arrival at Haridwar by 9.p.m. So you may plan your further journey.
What is included in the tour
- Train From Delhi to Haridwar and Back
- Transportation from Haridwar to Haridwar
- All Trek cost: Food(Veg Only- Breakfast, Lunch, Evening Snacks and Dinner), Tents(Triple Sharing), Sleeping Bags, Sleeping Matts
- Snow Grips/Micro Crampons for winter treks (if necessary)
- Accommodation in Hotel/Guest House on Day 1
- Experienced Trek Leader, Guides and a very supportive staff
- Forest permits
- Medical Amenities – First Aid Kits, Oxymeters, oxygen cylinders.
What is NOT included in the tour
- Anything not mentioned in inclusion list
- Meals during Transportation
- Expense to Reach Delhi Railway Station
- Any kind of personal Expenses
- Unscheduled or extended stay due to road blocks, Landslides
- Porter/mule charges (Personal), Back pack offloading Charges
- Cost of Evacuation in case of emergency