Program Duration: 6 days
Start / Finish: Govindghat
Nearest Town: Joshimath
The snow on the Himalayas adds majesty to the mountains and the innumerable flower patches of vivid colors add to its beauty. When the sun shines hot on this field, thousands of flowers bloom here. This valley was unknown till a British mountaineer Frank Smythe first discovered this place. In 1931, Smythe wanted to scale a peak in Garhwal called Kamet. While returning after successfully completing his mission he took the western pass and lost his way and reached this valley after many difficulties. Thus, was born the Valley Of Flowers Trek.
What is included in the tour
- All Veg meals from day 2nd lunch to day 5th lunch.
- 2 Nights Hotel accommodation on sharing basis in Govindghat / Joshimath .
- 3 Nights Hotel accommodation on sharing basis in Ghangaria .
- First aid medical kits
- Qualified and experienced Trek guide and support staff.
- Morning – Evening Tea/ Coffee with light snacks.
- Valley permit ( for Indian)
- Surface Transfer from Haridwar – Govindghat / Joshimath – Haridwar by Qualis / Sumo / Bolero/ Max / Tempo Traveller depends on the number of trekkers.
- inclusive taxes
What is NOT included in the tour
- Any meal during transit or during stay in Govindghat / Joshimath.
- Cost Escalation due to natural reason
- Unscheduled stay due to landslide
- Valley permit ( for Non Indians)
Day 1: Haridwar – Govindghat / Joshimath ( 280 kms / 10-11 hrs drive)
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 Govindghat 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 Govindghat by the evening and check into a hotel. Get a good night’s sleep as tomorrow our Valley Of Flowers trek starts.
Day 2: Govindgath – Ghangaria ( 14 kms / 5-6 hrs)
After having our breakfast we start the day .At Govindghat 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: Ghangaria – Valley flower – Ghangaria ( 5 kms one way / 4-5 hrs)
Today after an early breakfast we start our trek towards the Valley of Flowers (3858 m) from Ghangaria. The valley is an enchanting sight with an impressive array of rare wildflowers like Geranium, Marsh etc. 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 absorbing the beauty of the Valley Of Flowers we trek back to Ghangaria. Dinner & overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 4 : Ghangaria – Hemkund Sahib – Ghangaria ( 6 kms one way / 4-5 hrs)
In the morning we trek to Hemkund Sahib (4329 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. Dinner & overnight stay at the hotel / tented accommodation.
Day 5 : Ghangaria – Govindghat / Joshimath (14 kms)
We trek back to Govindghat with packed lunch. Upon arrival at check into a hotel. Rest of the day is free to explore this picturesque area or you can visit
Day 6 : Govindghat – Haridwar (280 kms / 10 -11 hrs).
Today will be the most complex day on one side you will be happy that no more trekking on the other hand gloomy because the trek is going to end After having breakfast we will drive back to Haridwar . Reach Haridwar in the evening .