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(05N/06D) Valley of Flowers

Uttarakhand (13 Rating ) ₹9,499 Gutsy Adventure Couples/Group Adventure, Solo Adventure 24 hrs confirmation Expert Instructor Camp Meals

Overview

The Valley of Flowers, nestled in the Garhwal Himalayas of Uttarakhand, India, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site renowned for its breathtaking alpine meadows and vibrant floral diversity. Spanning over 87 square kilometers, this pristine valley blooms with a kaleidoscope of colors during the monsoon season, as countless species of flowers carpet the landscape. Trekking through this natural wonder unveils a mesmerizing tapestry of rhododendrons, primulas, orchids, and other endemic flora, set against a backdrop of towering peaks and glistening glaciers. Beyond its floral splendor, the Valley of Flowers is also home to diverse fauna, including elusive snow leopards, blue sheep, and Himalayan griffons. This ecological haven offers not just a visual feast, but also a sanctuary for nature lovers, botanists, and adventurers seeking solace amidst the wonders of the Himalayas.

Highlights

  • Botanical paradise: Dazzling array of colorful alpine flowers in bloom.
  • Himalayan backdrop: Majestic peaks and glaciers frame the picturesque valley.
  • Floral diversity: Endemic species including rhododendrons, primulas, and orchids thrive.
  • Nature's canvas: Vibrant hues paint the landscape during the monsoon season.
  • Fauna encounters: Spot elusive wildlife like snow leopards and blue sheep.
  • Serene sanctuary: Tranquil haven for nature lovers amidst breathtaking scenery.

Itinerary

  • Govindghat is the base for the trek of Valley Of Flowers and Hemkund Sahib. Rishikesh is well connected with Delhi and rest of India via flights, trains, buses, and taxis. The journey from Rishikesh to this beautiful valley of flowers starts with great eagerness and zeal. It will be a 12 hours journey by road via Rishikesh and Devprayag –where the river Bhagirathi and Alaknanda confluence to form the mighty River Ganga, to Govindghat through Joshimath. Take overnight stay in Govindghat with hot and delicious dinner along with the trek briefing For the next day.
  • Now comes the most exciting part of this trek as on the second day the trek starts from Govind ghat and ends at Ghangaria. The distance of approx 13 km will be covered on day two and it usually takes around 7 to 8 hr to reach Ghangaria. After you enjoy an early breakfast at Govindghat, the trek begins by traversing a suspension bridge over the River Alakananda and heading on a zigzag trail leading to the steep hillside.
  • Trek: 8 KM The distance of Valley of flowers national park from Ghangaria village is 6 km, it takes around 3 hours to trek. This stretch of the trek is the most amazing part of the whole journey with rapidly flowing Chandravati River remains on your right for the most of the time, and accompanying her are numerous waterfalls, most of them are so immense that they visible from a distance. Some of the waterfalls will moreover come trek path as river crossings. The trek difficulty level at this point will be medium with eye-soothing views. After starting from Ghangaria, it takes about two to three hours to reach the highest point of a valley of flowers. There are endless meadows with exquisite varieties of wildflowers flowers, the network of water streams and big mountains surrounding them all
  • Hemkund Sahib is known to be the highest gurudwara in India. The path leading to Hemkund Sahib is paved with stones and is slightly arduous to walk on. If you look up the mountain a saffron colour flag atop the ridge above grabs your attention. The flag marks the location of Hemkund Sahib Gurdwara. The Hemkund Lake is a glacial lake nestled in the heart of huge mountains and during summer it is fed by the water from nearby springs and waterfalls. Sitting on the banks of this divine surreal lake surrounded by seven mountain peaks, is an experience to cherish, a treat to the eyes and pacifying the soul. The Hemkund Sahib gurudwara runs langar where people usually have their lunch before heading back to Ghangaria. Similar to the Valley of Flowers, visitors are not allowed to stay at Hemkund sahib.
  • After breakfast, we trek down to Govind Ghat. This marks the end of the trek and arrive at base camp in the evening. Here, you can spend the evening recounting and sharing the experiences of the trek and the time spent in the mountains; by making new friends with a chance to meet again and trek together to create moments, memories and stories of a lifetime. Once you start trekking down to Govindghat, you can easily find yourself entrapped in the picturesque beauty of the surroundings and desire to stay back in these beautiful Himalayan valleys.
  • This is the last day of the trip. After an early breakfast and departure, you can have lunch on the way to Rishikesh. By evening, you will reach the destination. This is where the trip concludes with new friends and great memories. The journey is physically tiring but mentally you will be at peace with yourself. The overall experience, the vast Himalayan landscapes, and the trek are very exciting for everyone. Surely, this trek will be remarkable and enjoyable for you. Come, join us on a trip that is adventurous and tranquil. Away from the daily routine of urban life, this trek offers serenity and peace on the mind in the lap of Mother Nature..

Inclusion

  • Veg Meals
  • Toilet Tent
  • Camping Tent
  • Accommodation
  • Permits & Fees
  • Cook/ Support Staff
  • Kitchen & Dining Tent
  • First Aid Kits
  • Sleeping Bag/ Mattresses
  • Crampon/ Microspikes
  • Transportation
  • Sightseeing

Note

  • This trip covers locations based on high altitude and not recommended for people with asthma or other breathing concerns.
  • The trek is not recommended for the children below 12 years.
  • Keeping your safety first, if the weather is poor, the event may be delayed or postpone, and an alternative time slot will be suggested.
  • Please carry an ID proof and passport size photo (PAN card will not be considered as a valid id proof).
  • Kindly read all sections in attachment to know more about the trip.
  • Kindly pay full attention to the briefing provided and follow all guidelines as recommended.
  • Trekking is to immerse oneself in nature, so please expect basic facilities.
  • Electricity may be available only at a few locations.
  • Package includes vegetarian meals only.
  • Vendor details will be shared post booking. Please co-ordinate with vendor on reporting time & location.

Policies

  • We will confirm your booking within 24 hours.
  • In case of non-availability for the date, our team will get in touch with you to work out best possible dates. Kindly bear with us as this industry does not work with real-time inventory view from vendor partners.
  • If you wish to cancel before receiving a confirmation, you will receive 100% refund.
  • Full Refund- If cancelled before 7 days of scheduled departure.
  • No Refund- If cancelled within 7 days of scheduled departure.
  • If participants are unable to or refuse to go through with the experience at site, no refund will be applicable.
  • 100% at the time of booking
  • Rescheduling is subject to availability.
  • Once the cancellation window ends, rescheduling cannot be done.
  • Each booking allows for a maximum of two rescheduling opportunities. After which, no further changes can be made to the booking.
  • Any price differences resulting from rescheduling, such as changes in seasonal rates or availability, will be applicable and will be communicated to the customer during the rescheduling process.
  • In the event that a customer requests a rescheduling but fails to attend the newly scheduled appointment, it will be considered a missed appointment, and our standard cancellation policy will apply.

FAQ

  • The Kedarkantha Winter Trek starts from Dehradun. The trekkers need to arrive at Dehradun before 6 AM.
  • By 6:30 AM, start your drive to Sankri. Located on the National Highway 123, the drive from Dehradun to Sankri is beautiful and is laden with valleys and forests.
  • Just before Sankri, the landscape changes and you will feel closer to the mighty Himalayas. You will pass Govind National Park which is known for its beautiful range of unique plant life, specific to this area.
  • The Sankri village in Uttarakhand is referred to as the route to the Paradise of the Himalayas for trekkers. The village offers magnificent views of the Himalayan skyline.
  • Overnight stay at Sankri.
  • The Kedarkantha Winter Trek starts from Dehradun. The trekkers need to arrive at Dehradun before 6 AM.
  • By 6:30 AM, start your drive to Sankri. Located on the National Highway 123, the drive from Dehradun to Sankri is beautiful and is laden with valleys and forests.
  • Just before Sankri, the landscape changes and you will feel closer to the mighty Himalayas. You will pass Govind National Park which is known for its beautiful range of unique plant life, specific to this area.
  • The Sankri village in Uttarakhand is referred to as the route to the Paradise of the Himalayas for trekkers. The village offers magnificent views of the Himalayan skyline.
  • Overnight stay at Sankri.
  • The Kedarkantha Winter Trek starts from Dehradun. The trekkers need to arrive at Dehradun before 6 AM.
  • By 6:30 AM, start your drive to Sankri. Located on the National Highway 123, the drive from Dehradun to Sankri is beautiful and is laden with valleys and forests.
  • Just before Sankri, the landscape changes and you will feel closer to the mighty Himalayas. You will pass Govind National Park which is known for its beautiful range of unique plant life, specific to this area.
  • The Sankri village in Uttarakhand is referred to as the route to the Paradise of the Himalayas for trekkers. The village offers magnificent views of the Himalayan skyline.
  • Overnight stay at Sankri.
  • The Kedarkantha Winter Trek starts from Dehradun. The trekkers need to arrive at Dehradun before 6 AM.
  • By 6:30 AM, start your drive to Sankri. Located on the National Highway 123, the drive from Dehradun to Sankri is beautiful and is laden with valleys and forests.
  • Just before Sankri, the landscape changes and you will feel closer to the mighty Himalayas. You will pass Govind National Park which is known for its beautiful range of unique plant life, specific to this area.
  • The Sankri village in Uttarakhand is referred to as the route to the Paradise of the Himalayas for trekkers. The village offers magnificent views of the Himalayan skyline.
  • Overnight stay at Sankri.
  • The Kedarkantha Winter Trek starts from Dehradun. The trekkers need to arrive at Dehradun before 6 AM.
  • By 6:30 AM, start your drive to Sankri. Located on the National Highway 123, the drive from Dehradun to Sankri is beautiful and is laden with valleys and forests.
  • Just before Sankri, the landscape changes and you will feel closer to the mighty Himalayas. You will pass Govind National Park which is known for its beautiful range of unique plant life, specific to this area.
  • The Sankri village in Uttarakhand is referred to as the route to the Paradise of the Himalayas for trekkers. The village offers magnificent views of the Himalayan skyline.
  • Overnight stay at Sankri.
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