Valley Of Flowers &
UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE &
WORLD HIGHEST GURUDWARA
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Summary of Valley of Flowers Trek
|Altitude / Trek Distance||⛰14500 ft / 📍 45 kms|
Valley of Flowers Overview & Itinerary
The Valley Of Flowers is one of the most beautiful and mesmerizing national parks of the country, situated at an altitude of 3658 m in Bhyundar valley in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand. It is famous for its wide variety of flora (Alpine flowers, Vajardanti,Marsh Marigold,Shomalap, etc) and fauna (Asiatic black deer, snow leopard, musk deer, red fox, brown bear, blue sheep, etc). Valley of flowers is a part of Nanda Devi Biosphere Zone with thick green forests, rivers, waterfalls and a wide variety of flora & fauna. It is an Indian national park and has also been declared as the WORLD HERITAGE SITE by UNESCO.
Another jewel of this region is the Hemkund Sahib, a popular Sikh pilgrimage. It is situated at an altitude of 4328m which makes it the highest Gurudwara of the Sikh community. Numerous waterfalls, dense forest, snow-capped Himalayas, lake of snow and the holy Gurudwara will make you fall for the place.
Ghangharia is a small hamlet on the way to valley of flowers and Hmekund Sahib. Ghangharia is the point where you have to stay for 3 nights during the trek to valley and Hemkund Sahib.
What is special about Valley of Flowers trekking?
Valley Of Flowers Trekking Trip Video
VALLEY OF FLOWERS TREK ITINERARY
Day 1: Haridwar to Govindghat/Joshimath
300 km Drive
- The travellers will be picked up from Haridwar Bus/Railway Station at 6:00a.m. from where the journey will begin. Haridwar is well connected with Delhi through railway and road route. Overnight Buses and Trains are available.
- Our Journey will start from Haridwar to Joshimath Via Devprayag where the mighty Alaknanda and Bhagirathi river meet to form the the Ganges. Along the journey you will also come across other Prayag and will reach Govindghat by the Day ends.
- Drop off your bags at the Hotel and enjoy the mighty sight of the Garhwal Himalayas.
- Dinner at the Hotel
Day 2: Govindghat to Ghangaria Via Poolna
4 km Drive and 9 km trek
- Excursion to Ghangaria via Poolna after the breakfast
- A 4 km drive to Poolna, and then an easy ascend to Ghangaria
- Midway Lunch
- Reach Ghangaria after the climb and drop off your bags at the Hotel
- Evening Tea and Snacks
- Dinner at the Hotel
Day 3: Ghangaria to HemKund Sahib
6 km Trek
- Trek to Hemkund Sahib after the breakfast. The trail being easy to moderate in nature.
- En-route to the Gurudwara you will witness numerous waterfalls, Flowers, Beautiful Snowcapped mountains, Glaciers that will surely mesmerize you. Another Important aspect is the Cleanliness of the Pilgrimage despite many travelers which is a point to learn from the Sikh Community.
- Arrival at the Gurudwara in the afternoon. Devote yourself in the peaceful aura of the Gurudwara and take a dip in the Glacial lake. Also do visit the Lokpal Temple located in the vicinity of the Gurudwara.
- Descend back to Ghangaria from the Gurudwara before 2 p.m. due to unpredictable weather conditions.
- Return to Ghangaria and have your Evening Snacks
- Early Dinner at the Hotel
Day 4: Ghangaria to Valley of Flowers
4 km Trek
* Gear up today for Valley Of Flowers, the World Heritage Site declared by UNESCO.
* After Breakfast head towards the Valley walk amidst the beautiful and Multi Variety of Flowers that will surely bound to ease away all the tiredness of the day.
* After taking pictures and packed lunch head back towards Ghangaria.
* Enjoy your Dinner and stay at the Hotel as your trek has been completed.
Day 5: Ghangaria to Govindghat
9 km trek and 28 km drive
* After the Breakfast head yourself towards Govindghat. 9 km Descent normally takes 4 hours
* Lunch on the way
* Arrival at Hotel in Govindghat, followed by Dinner
Day 6: Govindghat to Haridwar
300 km Drive
* After Breakfast head back towards Haridwar following the same route.
* Arrival at Haridwar by 10 PM. So you may plan your further journey.
Essentials to carry with you on this Trek
- Backpack/Ruck Sack (at least 55 Litres) and a small day bag ( upto 15 litres) for summit day
- Poncho/Raincoat and Rain Cover for Ruck Sack
- 2 Quick Dry T-shirts (preferably Full Sleeves) and Track Pants
- Warm Jacket preferably a down jacket or an equivalent heavy jacket to protect from cold at night
- Comfortable Shoes with a good grip and ankle support. We recommend Quechua Forclaz 100 or similar shoe
- A pair of fleece jacket or fleece upper
- Good Thermals for insulation at night
- Lip Balm and Cold Cream
- Sun Cap or Sunscreen (SPF 30+)
- Dark Sunglasses. People who wear spectacle may use photochromatic lenses in their spects
- 2 pair of warm socks and at least 2 pair of normal cotton socks
- 1 Pair of slippers/Sandals
- Woolen Cap and Gloves for night
- Toiletries – Tooth brush, Tooth paste, Liquid soap, Hand Sanitizers, Slippers, Light Towel, Toilet Roll (Avoid wet tissues as they are not eco friendly)
- Torch or Headlamp with extra pair of batteries
- Personal Medical Kit: Diamox-Mountain Sickness, Crocin-Fever, Avomine-Motion Sickness, Avil 25mg – Allergies, Combiflam, Disprin-headache, Norflox TZ & Lomofen-diarrhea, digene-acidity, omez/rantadine antacid, crepe bandages, band aids, ORS, betadiene or antiseptic cream, moov spray/volini, cotton, gauze.
- Water bottle 1 L or Hydration bag 2 L
- Other personal accessories – Camera, Tripod, mobile charger, power banks(as there will be no electricity during the trek)
- Being a high altitude trek, this trek is suitable for climbers with good physical condition and stamina.
- This is a tentative itinerary which may change as per weather conditions
- We expect you to carry your rucksacks, in case if you want them to be carried by mules back pack offloading charge up to Rs. 300/bag/day is applicable
- In case of any natural calamity the company will not be able to refund the trip charges, for more details check our cancellation policy