Valley of Flowers

VALLEY OF FLOWERS

About the Destinations:

A chanced discovery on a lost path made by British traveller Frank Smith in 1931 resulted in the world welcoming the enchanting Valley Of Flowers. His book by the same name created a stir among nature lovers, making the Valley Of Flowers Trekking one of the most sought after since then.

Perched gracefully under the watchful eyes of the towering Himalayan peaks protecting the tranquil environs, the valley is situated at an altitude of 3,858m. With millions of species of wild flowers such as saxifrags, sediams, lilies, poppy, calendular, daisies, geranium, zinnia and petunia, the valley also holds many streams that add on to the natural beauty. The rich bio diversity is also home for several species of butterflies and insects too.

Duration of the Tour:

8 Nights/8 Days

Meal Types:
Vegetarian
Activities:
Trekking, Camping, Pilgrimage
Maximum Altitude:
4500m
Total Trekking Distance:
45 km
Best time to Visit:
July to September
Difficulty Level:
Easy to Moderate

Day 1 : Transfer from Delhi to Rishikesh by Bus/Train. (250 kms / 6 Hrs). Overnight stay at Hotel.

Day 2 : Drive to Rishikesh - Govindghat via Joshimath and Devaprayag (Drive 260km/ 10hrs)

Day Highlights: Uphill Drive, Joshimath, Devaprayag

Day Details: Around 6am, Begin a long distance, uphill drive from Rishikesh to Govindghat. Along the way, pass Devaprayag to witness the holy confluence of Bhagirathi and Alaknanda Rivers to form the River Ganges. Arrive at Joshimath, a midpoint for other religious pilgrimage locations. You could stay over here or proceed to Govindghat in lieu of time for the halt.

Day 3 : Trek from Govindghat to Ghangaria (Trek 14km/ 4hrs)

Day Highlights: Mountain Trekking

Day Details: day begins Valley Of Flowers Trekking in Uttaranchal with a short 14km gradual ascent trek from Govindghat to Ghangaria. Arrive at Ghangaria. Hotel check-in or camp out. Explore the surrounding. Have dinner and call-it-a-day.

Day 4 : Trek from Ghangaria to Valley Of Flowers and back (Trek 5km, one-way/ 5hrs)

Day Highlights: Blossoms, Flora

Day Details: This day marks the very reason for your entire high altitude Valley Of Flowers trek. Start your day with a wholesome breakfast. Scale a height of 3,858m to arrive at the Valley Of Flowers. This sight is a feast to the eyes and treat for the soul.

Admire one of nature's finest creations as you are left speechless witnessing an array of thousands of flowers in full bloom. The myriad palette with a multitude of colour shades rests against the watchful eyes of the mighty Himalayas. Creating an alluring canvas, the valley has several streams casually meandering through it. The wild flora creates a rich eco-system for many species of birds, butterflies, and insects too. Several soulful moments later begin your return trek to Ghangaria. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel/ camp.

Day 5 : Trek from Ghangaria to Hemkund Sahib (4,329m) & back

Day Highlights: Trekking, Holy spot of the Sikhs, Seven Snow-capped Mountains

Day Details: Today after breakfast, you'll follow a steep trail to Hemkund Sahib to visit the religious site where Guru Gobind Singh is said to have meditated in a previous life. Surrounded by seven snow-capped mountains this place is no doubt soothing and calming. Spend time here. And after lunch, start a late afternoon trek back to Ghangaria. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel/ camp.

Day 6 : Trek from Ghangaria to Govindghat and drive to Rishikesh.

Day Highlights: Trekking

Day Details: fter breakfast, take the same trek route from Ghangaria to Govindghat. From Govindghat, drive to Rishikesh. Overnight stay at hotel in Rishikesh.

Day 7 : Rishikesh City Tour

Day Highlights: The Beatles Ashram, Parmarth Niketan, Geeta Bhavan, Ram & Laxman Jhula

Day Details: Today morning, we roam around Rishikesh. We visit places like The Beatles Ashram, Ram Jhula, Laxman Jhula, Parmarth Niketan, Geeta Bhavan, Chotiwala Rastaurant and many other places.

Day 8 : Back to Delhi

Day Highlights: Neelkanth Mahadev

Day Details: Today morning, we visit Neelkanth Mahadev temple. Its approx 30 kms from Rishikesh. In evening, we board a bus for Delhi.

Day 10 : Tour Ends.

Day Details: g After arrival in Delhi, our memorable tour ends today.

Sar Pass Trek Rout : Rishikesh - Joshimath - Govindghat - Ghangaria - Haridwar - Rishikesh

Nearest Railway Station: Rishikesh

Nearest Airport: Dehradoon

Attractions Around: Blossoms, Flora, Holi Gurudwara of Shri Hemkund Sahib

Best Season/Time: July to September

Accommodation Details: Guest House, Homestay or Camps

Meal Details: All meals during the trek (Veg)

Package Includes:
  • All accommodation during the trip.
  • Veg meals during the trip.
  • Traind and professional trek guides.
  • Trek equipments and charges.
  • Transportation to and fro Bhuj.
  • All permits during the trek.
  • Porter charges during the trek. (One Bag per person)
  • Package Excludes:
  • Personal expenses of any kind.
  • Personal transportation of any kind.
  • Anything not mentioned in the inclusion.
  • Things to Carry:
  • Warm clothes like windproof jackets, fleece/full sleeve sweater, thermals, woolen cap and socks, mittens and scarf.
  • Comfortable clothes like t-shirt, trousers or tracks.
  • Raincoat or poncho to avoid rains.
  • Walking stick or trekking pole.
  • Comfortable trekking or hiking shoes.
  • Water bottles.
  • Sunscreen lotion, lip balms, skin ointment and basic medications (or prescribed if any)
  • Torchlight or flashlights with extra number of cells and bulbs, Battery backpack for mobile and camera charging.
  • Personal toiletries and towels.
  • Advisory :
  • Pay heed to the trek guides and instructions in order to enjoy a safe and sound trek.
  • Avoid consumption of alcohol or any other intoxicants during the trip.
  • Do not disturb the local life while trekking.
  • Do not encourage trekking during the nights; this might lead to unforeseen mishaps.
  • Avoid using earphones during the trek; this might hinder your audibility.
  • Avoid using plastic bags and maintain the ecological balance of the destinations.
  • In case, the trek needs to be cancelled, the authorities should be informed beforehand.
  • Essential Info (Cancellation Policies) :
  • Cancelling the tour within 25 days results in 75% refund.
  • Cancelling the tour after 25 days and before 10 days results in 50% refund.
  • Cancelling the tour after 10 days results in 100% cancellation fees/zero refund.