GENERAL DETAILS

Grade: Easy to Moderate
Max Altitude: 15696 ft.
Approx Trekking Km: 38 Km

Valley of Flowers

Region: Uttarakhand

Duration: 5N/6D

On Demand

About

The valley of flowers changes its colour almost every day as it bloomed with hundreds of different flowers, taking on various shades of colours as time progressed, the valley was declared a national part in 1982 and now it is a world heritage site. It was believed by the locals that the valley of flowers was inhabited by fairies. The valley is home to many celebrated flowers like the Brahmakamal, the blue poppy and the cobra lily. It is a much sought after haunt for flower-lovers, botanists and trekkers.

Day Wise Itinerary

Day 1: Haridwar - Joshimath (287 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. Joshimath: The religious centre, established by Adi Shankaracharya, which he called Jyotirmath, later came to be known as Joshimath. Among the sites of interest are the temples of Nav Durga and Narsingh. Apart from its obvious religious importance, Joshimath is known for its scenic beauty.

Day 2:Joshimath - Govindghat (26 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 Camp. Explore the surroundings in the evening. Dinner and overnight stay at camp.

Day 3: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, Strawberry, 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 and overnight stay at the camp.

Day 4:Ghangaria - Hemkund Sahib - Ghangaria (6 kms one side/3-4 hrs)

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 camp.

Day 5: - Govind Ghat – joshimath (26 km/ 1 hrs)

After breakfast trek down to Govind Ghat and from here drive to Joshimath. Dinner and overnight stay in the hotel.

Day 6: Joshimath – Haridwar (287 km/ 7-8 hrs).

Inclusions

  • Camps (Sharing Camp , Home Stay).
  • Qualified and experienced trek Leader, Guide and Support staff to help trekkers.
  • Sleeping Bags.
  • All meals during the trek (Breakfast, Packed lunch and dinner, only veg).
  • Trekking Permits/Forest Fees.
  • Trek equipment’s: Tent, Mattress, Sleeping Bag, Dining and Kitchen Tent, Toilet Tent, cooking. utensils and Crampons(if required).
  • First aid medical kits and oxygen cylinder.
  • Guide Allowances, Food and Stay.
  • Potters (Potters will be only for trekking equipments).
  • Potters Allowances, Food and Stay.
  • Kitchen staff.
  • Kitchen Staff Allowances, Food and Stay.
  • Cook.
  • Cook Allowances, Food and Stay.
  • Transportation

Exclusions

  • Food / Meal in haridwar and during transportation
  • All other facilities which are not included in the package
  • Potters for your Personal Luggage
  • Extra Meals like lunch during the journey by cab and stay at hotels, lunch will be provided only during the trek.
  • Personal Expenses like: Water Bottles, Laundry, Phone Calls etc.
  • Insurance
  • Gaiters
  • Anything not specifically mentioned under the head price includes.

Note

  • Maximum height to gain is 15,696 ft above the sea level
  • The itinerary may be changed on weather conditions
  • Trek can be cancelled on weather conditions
  • This is a tough trek so don’t take it lightly as a picnic, Adventure or holidays
  • Get prepared mentally and physically for this Tough Terrain
  • Strictly prohibited of smoke and drink during the Trek
  • If the Number of days increases due to any reason road block, Strikes, Govt. Ban etc extra charges Rs 2000/- will be charged per day.
  • “The Himalayan Nomadian Tribe” has a team of Professional Trekkers and Local peoples.

Things to Bring during the trek

  • Back pack and rain cover (50-60 ltrs)
  • Walking stick
  • Water bottle(2 bottle/1litre)
  • Personal Medical Kit (Consult your doctor)
  • Sun Cap
  • Neck - Gaiters
  • 1 pair of thermal
  • 2 pair of trek suit
  • 1 Pair of Hand Gloves
  • 4 Pairs of Warm Socks
  • 2 Pair of Woolen Sweater
  • 1 Pair of heavy Warm and wind proof Jacket
  • 1 Good Pair of trekking Shoe (water proof,high ankle with good grip)
  • 1 Umbrella
  • 1 Pair of rain Suit
  • 1 Pair of sun Glasses
  • 1 Pair of monkey Cap
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun cap
  • LED torch
  • Trekking stick
  • Water bottle
  • Whistle

Personal Utilities

  • Sunscreen cream
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Moisturiser
  • Lip balm
  • Toothbrush-toothpaste
  • Toilet Papers and wipes
  • Towel
  • Antibacterial powder

Climate

Day temperature in the sun is pleasant and windy but nights are cold. The temperature at night with rain and snow can really go down; sometimes below zero so you must be well prepared.

Trek Logistics

Services provided during the trek accommodation in 2 and tents (high altitude alpine tents of good quality), heavy foam pad matters, sleeping bags, breakfast/tea, all meals, services of experienced guide and cook, camping and technical equipment, utensils, adequate medical kit, transportation during the trek.

FITNESS

A good body fitness is necessary to enjoy the high altitude and trek to the fullest. Following can help you prepare for the trek.

  • Jogging 5kms in half an hour for stamina.
  • Planks and squats for muscle strength.
  • Stretching for flexibility.
  • Uphill Training
  • Squats
  • Crunches