Overview

Valley of Flowers National Park is an Indian national park and a World Heritage Site located in Western Himalaya, Uttarakhand. It is known for its meadows of endemic alpine flowers and the variety of flora and fauna.

The Valley of Flowers is a high-altitude Himalayan valley that has long been acknowledged by renowned mountaineers, botanists, and in various literature. Local people have been visiting the valley since ancient times including Indian yogis who are known to have visited the valley for meditation. 

This richly diverse area is home to rare and endangered animals, including the Asiatic black bear, snow leopard, Brown bear, Red fox, and Blue sheep ( spotted only if you are lucky ). The gentle landscape of the Valley of Flowers National Park complements the rugged mountain wilderness of Nanda Devi National Park to the east. 

 

Duration: 4 Nights/ 5 Days  

Trek Grade: Moderate 

Trek Length: 37 kms 

Highest Altitude Gain: 11700 ft 

Best Season: September 

Starting and end point: Govindghat/Rishikesh

4 Nights 5 Days Available on request Ghangaria, Uttarakhand
Inclusions/Exclusions

What is included in the tour

  • Accommodation: On triple/quad sharing basis in tents at campsite ( double sharing only for couples on request ) 

  • Meals: 12 meals starting from evening snacks on Day 01 to breakfast on Day 06. All meals will be nutritious, veg and a combination of both western and local cuisine. PACKED LUNCH ON DAY 3 AND 4. 

  • Camping: Camping equipment like – tents, sleeping bags, toilet tents and mattress.

  • Hot water bucket on call 

  • Professional guide(s) to ensure high level of safety and attention.

  • First Aid Kit and MedicalKit.

  • Forest Fees and all necessary permits ( additional charges for foreigners )

  • Insurance (Including COVID-19 Cover)

What is NOT included in the tour

  • GST 5%.

  • Additional accommodation, food and Transport expenses if the tour gets delayed due to weather,health

  • or any other reason.

  • Any food or meals during transit. 

  • Documentary show tickets at Ghangria 

  • Anything not mentioned in the cost inclusions above.

  • Tips to staff, guides and support team.

  • Cost for service provided on a personal request ( porters/mules/similar ) 

  • IMPORTANT: Valley of flower falls under UNESCO site, so as an initiative to make area plastic free members are requested to carry water bottles and Tiffin box by themselves.

     

    *Conditions may vary 

    *Government Guidelines for Covid will apply

     

     

Itinerary

Day  01: Arrival to Joshimath/Govidghat. 

  • Altitude Gain: 6,000 ft 

  • Reach Govindghat  by evening  

  • Overnight stay and dinner at the hotel. 

 

   Day 2: Govindghat to Ghangria, 4kms drive and 10kms trek, approx 5hrs 

  •  Altitude Gain: 10,003 ft 

  • Early Morning warm up, post breakfast checkout from the hotel

  • Transfer to Poolna by car ( 4kms from Govindghat ) 

  • Followed by 9kms trek from Poolna to Ghangria all along the river. 

  • Lunch at Bhyundar valley 

  • Cross the river to reach a tabular land - Ghangria 

  • Check in the guesthouse and freshen up. 

  • Evening visit Information Centre and Gurudwara 

  • Rest well for a new day. 

    

Day 3:  Ghangria to Valley of Flowers and back, 6kms, approx 7-8hrs 

  •  Altitude Gain: 11,811 ft 

  • Post early morning warm up and breakfast, leave for the Valley of Flowers  

  • After buying entry tickets to the valley, trek for a couple of kms to witness the marvelous view and scent of vibrant flowers spread in the valley. 

  • Passing through beautiful waterfalls and refreshing river streams till 5-7kms to spot a glacier. 

  • Later in the afternoon we return to Ghangria Guesthouse as it is not allowed to camp in the valley.  

Note: Flowers that you will spot today:  Meadow Geranium, Snake Foil, Hooked Stick Seed, Himalayan Rose, Blue Poppy, River Anemone, White Leaf Hog Foot and Dog Flower.

  

Day 4 - Ghangria to Hemkund Sahib and back, 12kms, approx 7-8 hrs 

  •  Altitude Gain: 9,600 ft (2,926 m) to 14,107 ft (4,300 m). 

  • Post warm and breakfast , prep up for the trek to the World’s Highest Gurudwara, 10th Sikh Shrine 

  • Toughest route of the trek -  Steep ascent for about 4 hours to reach Hemkund Sahib and

  • Passing through beautiful waterfalls of Laxman Ganga, oxygen level reduces. We will take regular breaks to ease the steep climb. 

  •  Hemkund sahib and Laxman Temple Darshan followed by special khichdi and tea at the Gurudwara. 

  • Walk around the serene and crystal clear Hemkund Lake

  • Leave by early afternoon for a strenuous downhill walk. ( 4-5hrs for 6kms ) 

  • Overnight stay and dinner  in Ghangria. 

 

Note: Flowers that you might spot today - the Himalayan flower and Brahma Kamal that  grows abundantly in Hemkund. This flower grows only at heights of 10,000 ft to 15,000 ft. 

   

Day  5 :  Ghangria to Govindghat, approx 14kms 

  • Altitude Gain :  9,600 ft (2926 m) to 6,300 ft (1,920 m) via 7,200 ft (2,195 m)

  • After morning warm up we checkout to reach Govindghat via Poolna ( route remains same as Day 1 ) - 4 hours, 9 km + 4 km drive 

  •  End of Trip 


Important note: Since Valley of Flowers is a monsoon trek, there are possibilities of roadblocks due to landslides. It is advisable to add a buffer day in your travel plan.

Pickup point
Valley of flowers National park, Ghangaria, Uttarakhand, India View on Map