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: 5 Nights/ 6 Days
Trek Grade: Moderate
Trek Length: 37 kms
Highest Altitude Gain: 11700 ft
Best Season: July-September
Starting and end point: Govindghat/Rishikesh
What is included in the tour
Accommodation: On triple/quad sharing basis in tents at campsite ( double sharing only for couples on request )
Meals: 14 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 )
What is NOT included in the tour
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.
Day 1: Drive from Haridwar to Pandukeshwar (5,998 ft.) via Joshimath (6,150 ft.) and Devprayag (8-9 hrs).
We pick you up early in the morning at Haridwar Railway station. There are many ways to reach Haridwar by train, bus and by air (Reaching Haridwar). We drive to Pandukeshwar from Haridwar via Joshimath and Devprayag. Devprayag is a holy city which is the confluence of the Bhagirathi and Alaknanda rivers, after this the rivers become the holy Ganges. We Arrive at Joshimath by the evening and check into a hotel and Dinner & overnight stay. Get a good night’s sleep as tomorrow our Valley Of Flowers trek starts. We will also try and reach Pandukeshwar and stay in Hotel.
Day 2: Drive from Pandukeshwar to Pulna (Approx 5 kms drive) Trek from Pulna – Ghangaria (9 kms/ 4-5 hours)
At Pandukeshwar there is a gradual ascent along a well maintained pilgrim trail to Ghangaria. Upon arrival at Ghangria check into a hotel. Explore the surroundings in the evening. Dinner and overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 3: Trek from Ghangaria – Valley Of Flowers and back to Ghangaria (10 Kms /6-7 hours)
Today after an early breakfast we start our trek towards the Valley Of Flowers (3,858 m) from Ghangaria. The valley is an enchanting sight with an impressive array of rare wildflowers like Geranium, Marsh etc. The valley is 10 km long, 2 km wide, and is divided by the Pushpawati stream, into which several tiny streams and waterfalls merge. After absorbing the beauty of the Valley Of Flowers we trek back to Ghangaria. Dinner & overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 4: Trek from Ghangaria to Hemkund and back to Ghangaria (12Kms/ 6-7 Hours)
In the morning we trek to Hemkund Sahib (4,329 m) from Ghangaria. This is quite a steep climb. In the Sikh holy book, The Guru 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 as Hemkund. Late afternoon trek back to Ghangaria and Dinner & overnight stay at the hotel
Day 5: Trek from Ghangaria – Pulna (9 km / 4-5 hours ) – Pulna to Pandukeshwar ( Approx 5 kms drive)
We trek back to Pandukeshwar and from here we drive to Joshimath. Upon arrival at Pandukeshwar / Joshimath check into a hotel. Rest of the day is free to explore this picturesque area.
Day 6: Drive back to Haridwar from Pandukeshwar (290 kms/ 9-10 hours)
Early morning we drive back Rishikesh/Haridwar. Lunch enroute.Arrive Rishikesh/Haridwar by evening. Trek ends with a mosaic of colourful memories.