Standard Trek to Valley of Flowers
Haridwar, Uttarakhand, India
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  • Trip introduction

    There are many reasons to go to the Valley of Flowers: the gorgeous, multi-coloured carpet of flowers that covers the slopes around; the mist swirling around the tops of peaks; the waterfalls that dot the landscape; but the most important reason is that you have a small window of time when the Valley of Flowers is open to trekkers, and that's why you should book your trip now.

    This easy trek is suitable for first-time trekkers, families with kids, or groups looking for a fun outing in the mountains. Your Valley of Flowers trek itinerary also takes you to Hemkund Sahib Gurudwara, a famous Sikh pilgrimage spot on the banks of the Hemkund lake, where devotees take a dip in the ice-covered water.

    IMPORTANT: This trek also takes you to Badrinath. However, the visit to Badrinath is subject to good weather conditions. A final call will be taken by the trek leader on the day of the visit.

    Destination

    The Valley of Flowers is a National Park located between Zanskar and the Great Himalaya ranges. It is home to the Asiatic black bear, the reclusive snow leopard, and the red fox, amongst other endangered species. As you walk, you'll smell the roses blooming, and pick wild strawberries or taking photographs of rare orchids and primula flowers.

    Destination highlights

    • Explore the colourful Valley of Flowers and the various flowers that dot the landscape.
    • Trek to Valley of Flowers, one of the most beautiful spots in the Himalayas.
    • Visit the ice-cold lake and gurudwara of Hemkund Sahib.
    • Trek along rivers and drink from streams.

    Fine print

    Rules on the trip

    Travellers are required to adhere to the instructions of the trek leader during the trek to Valley of Flowers.

    Consumption of alcohol, drugs, tobacco products and cigarettes is strictly prohibited during the trek.

    Travellers are requested to treat the local culture with respect and avoid littering, defacing property and monuments and causing general disturbance.

    Cancellation policy

    For cancellations made 0-10 days before departure of the Valley of Flowers trek: No refund.

    For cancellations made 11-15 days before departure of the Valley of Flowers trek: 50% refund.

    For cancellations made 15 days or more before departure of the Valley of Flowers trek: 85% refund.

    No show: No refund.

    If the Valley of Flowers trek itinerary has to be aborted/rescheduled for extreme weather/safety of the trekkers and crew, there will be no refunds.

    All refunds will be processed after deducting any transaction charges.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    The cost for ex-Joshimath package is INR 10800 per person on triple sharing basis.

    This trek takes you up to about 15,000 feet at Hemkund Sahib. Please consult your physician about taking suitable preventive medication for high altitude sickness.

    The tour operator takes utmost care to ensure safety of the travellers and shall not be held responsible for any mishap or accident during the trek to Valley of Flowers.

    Travellers will be required bear any additional costs arising due to unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, road blocks etc.

    Travellers will be required to sign an indemnity form before departure of the trek to Valley of Flowers.

    Trip details

    Pick up point
    Haridwar Railway Station
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    Drop off point
    Haridwar Railway Station
    Mode of transport
    Private vehicle shared by all
    Start point
    Joshimath
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    End point
    Joshimath
    Time of departure
    06:30 AM
    Time of return
    06:00 PM

    Activity Details

    Total trekking time
    28 hrs
    Total distance covered
    48 kms
    Start point elevation
    5997 feet
    Maximum elevation
    15200 feet
    Minimum elevation
    5997 feet
    Average per day distance
    12 kms
  • Day 1 of the Valley of Flowers Trek: Haridwar to Joshimath

    You'll set off at 06:30 hrs from Haridwar. You'll drive past Devprayag, to see the confluence of the Bhagirathi and Alaknanda rivers. It's a drive of about 290 kms and will take you almost all day. By evening, you'll get to Joshimath and check into a cosy hotel. Go to bed early so that you can wake up and get a good start on your day. Overnight in hotel/hostel/guesthouse in Joshimath.
    /Valley Of Flowers Budget Trek Uttarakhand Easy Adventure The Great Next Stay in a comfortable hotel in Joshimath.

    Day 2 of the Valley of Flowers Trek: Trek to Ghangaria

    Eat a delicious breakfast and jump aboard the vehicles that will drive you to Govindghat. This is the start point of your trek. From here, you'll be walking through apricot trees and into the greenery. The trek is about 14 kms to get to Ghangaria, but it's not too hard and will warm you up for the rest of your trekking days. Overnight in hotel/hostel/guesthouse in Ghangaria.
    /Valley Of Flowers Budget Trek Uttarakhand Easy Adventure The Great Next Head off into the wild towards Ghangaria.

    Day 3 of the Valley of Flowers Trek: Trek to the Valley of Flowers

    Today, you set off into the Valley of Flowers. It's a short trek today (only 4 kms or 3 hrs one way) and will give you plenty of time to explore the valley and admire the views. You'll cross a small sparkling stream to enter a wonderland of gorgeous flowers. Around you, waterfalls gush out over the tops of mountains, and you can see the mist rolling in. You'll spend the day here, and return to your hotel in Ghangaria later. Overnight in hotel/hostel/guesthouse in Ghangaria.
    /Valley Of Flowers Budget Trek Uttarakhand Easy Adventure The Great Next Explore the gorgeous Valley of Flowers.

    Day 4 of the Valley of Flowers Trek: Trek to Hemkund Sahib

    Today's trail is a little harder, and you'll climb upwards to the famous Hemkund Sahib Gurudwara. There are seven mountains surrounding the lake, and usually a layer of broken ice still floating on the water. You'll spend some time here and then return to Ghangaria, stopping en route to take in the views. Overnight in hotel/hostel/guesthouse in Ghangaria.
    /Valley Of Flowers Budget Trek Uttarakhand Easy Adventure The Great Next Trek up to Humkund Sahib.

    Day 5 of the Valley of Flowers Trek: Return to Joshimath via Badrinath

    Today, you begin with a trek back to Govindghat. You won't feel like saying goodbye to the Valley of Flowers, with all it's natural beauty and flower-scented air. Vehicles are waiting for you at Govindghat, and will drive you to Badrinath. Visit the temple at Badrinath and travel back to Joshimath. A visit to Badrinath is subject to good weather. A final call will be taken by the trek leader on the day of the visit. If the visit to Badrinath is skipped, you'll be driven directly to Joshminath. Overnight in hotel/hostel/guesthouse in Joshimath.

    Day 6 of the Valley of Flowers Trek: Joshimath to Haridwar

    After breakfast, you'll be driven back to Haridwar today, and will be happy to rest your legs after days of trekking. You'll get to Haridwar by about 18:00 hrs, and will be dropped off at the station. Your trip ends here.

    Day 1 - Milestone

    Start point
    Haridwar
    End point
    Joshimath
    Day start time
    06:30 AM

    Day 2 - Milestone

    Start point
    Joshimath
    End point
    Ghangaria
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    14 kms
    Trekking time
    8 hrs

    Day 3 - Milestone

    Start point
    Ghangaria
    End point
    Valley of Flowers
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    8 kms
    Trekking time
    6 hrs

    Day 4 - Milestone

    Start point
    Ghangaria
    End point
    Ghangaria
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    12 kms
    Trekking time
    7 hrs

    Day 5 - Milestone

    Start point
    Ghangaria
    End point
    Joshimath
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    14 kms
    Trekking time
    7 hrs

    Day 6 - Milestone

    Start point
    Joshimath
    End point
    Haridwar
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
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  • Includes / Excludes

      Includes
    • Accommodation in basic hotel/hostel/guesthouse on triple sharing basis
    • Meals from dinner on Day 1 to Breakfast on Day 6
    • Transport from Haridwar Railway Station to Haridwar Railway Station as per the itinerary
    • Services of a professional trek leader and guide
    • Forest entry charges to enter the Valley of Flowers
    • Visit to Badrinath and Mana Village (subject to weather conditions)
    • All applicable taxes
      Excludes
    • Porter/mule charges to carry personal luggage (can be arranged for an additional cost)
    • Pony charges for personal ride (can be arranged for an additional cost of INR 1000 per day)
    • Hot water bucket at Ghangaria (can be arranged for INR 50-70 per bucket)
    • Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, road blocks etc.
    • Any cost or services not mentioned in the inclusions
    • Any kind of insurance

    What to Wear

      What to Wear
    • Raincoat/waterproof jacket
    • Fleece innerwear
    • Trekking shoes
    • Sunglasses
    • Cap
    • Quick-dry t-shirts
    • Trekking pants or leggings
    • Light jacket (woollen)
    • Floaters or sandals for after trekking
    • Four pairs of socks
    • One heavy jacket
      What not to Wear
    • Expensive gadgets or jewellery
    • Hard suitcases or strolley bags

    Equipment / Gear

      We Provide
    • Xylo, Innova, or Tempo Traveller as per itinerary
    • Mules to carry client's soft luggage (1 piece, max 10 kgs per person) from Govindghat to Ghangaria and back
    • Any trekking equipment, as required
    • First aid kit
      You need to get
    • Government issued ID card
    • Backpack (50-60 litres) with raincover
    • Day-pack with raincover
    • 2x Water bottle (1 litre)
    • Trekking shoes with ankle support (preferably waterproof)
    • Sun-cap
    • Sunglasses (with UV protection)
    • Towel
    • Camera with extra batteries
    • Raincoat/poncho
    • Personal first aid kit including all the essential medicines
    • Personal utilities like sunscreen cream, hand sanitizer, moisturiser, antibacterial powder, toilet paper and wet wipes, toothpaste, lip balm, quick dry towel, etc.

    Medical Kit

    • Please carry any prescribed medication and a personal first-aid kit.
  • Day 1 of the Valley of Flowers Trek: Haridwar to Joshimath

    Overnight in basic hotel/hostel/guesthouse at Joshimath.

    You'll spend the night in a basic hotel, hostel or a guesthouse on triple sharing basis. Today's meal package includes only dinner. You may visit any of the restaurants in Johimath to have additional meals at an extra cost.

    /Valley Of Flowers Budget Trek Uttarakhand Easy Adventure The Great Next Stay in a comfortable hotel in Joshimath.

    Day 2 of the Valley of Flowers Trek: Trek to Ghangaria

    Overnight in basic hotel/hostel/guesthouse at Ghangaria.

    You'll spend the night in a basic hotel, hostel or a guesthouse on triple sharing basis. Today's meal package includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner. All meals will be vegetarian. When available, eggs will be served as well.

    /Valley Of Flowers Budget Trek Uttarakhand Easy Adventure The Great Next Stay in a comfortable hotel in Ghangaria.

    Day 3 of the Valley of Flowers Trek: Trek to the Valley of Flowers

    Overnight in basic hotel/hostel/guesthouse at Ghangaria.

    You'll spend the night in a basic hotel, hostel or a guesthouse on triple sharing basis. Today's meal package includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner. All meals will be vegetarian. When available, eggs will be served as well.

    /Valley Of Flowers Budget Trek Uttarakhand Easy Adventure The Great Next Stay in a comfortable hotel in Ghangaria.

    Day 4 of the Valley of Flowers Trek: Trek to Hemkund Sahib

    Overnight in basic hotel/hostel/guesthouse at Ghangaria.

    You'll spend the night in a basic hotel, hostel or a guesthouse on triple sharing basis. Today's meal package includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner. All meals will be vegetarian. When available, eggs will be served as well.

    /Valley Of Flowers Budget Trek Uttarakhand Easy Adventure The Great Next Stay in a comfortable hotel in Ghangaria.

    Day 5 of the Valley of Flowers Trek: Return to Joshimath via Badrinath

    Overnight in basic hotel/hostel/guesthouse at Joshimath.

    You'll spend the night in a basic hotel, hostel or a guesthouse on triple sharing basis. Today's meal package includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner. All meals will be vegetarian. When available, eggs will be served as well.

    /Valley Of Flowers Budget Trek Uttarakhand Easy Adventure The Great Next Stay in a comfortable hotel in Joshimath.

    Day 6 of the Valley of Flowers Trek: Joshimath to Haridwar

    Your journey ends before nightfall.

    Today's meal package includes only breakfast. You may visit any of the restaurants en route to Haridwar to have additional meals at an extra cost. Your trip ends here.

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