Trek to Valley of Flowers
Haridwar, Uttarakhand, India
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2017
Sun, 02 Jul, 2017
20
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20
Sun, 16 Jul, 2017
20
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20
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  • Trip introduction

    The Valley of Flowers trek is arguably one of the most gorgeous treks in India, if visited in the right season. There are carpets of flowers to walk on, in a riot of colours, all releasing their delicate fragrance into the cool air around you. From geraniums to marigolds to rhododendron, this adventure is real floral festival. The best time to visit is after the snow has melted, when the valley springs to life. It's not just the flowers; you'll see streams trickling down from the slopes all around, creating small waterfalls all around. There's a fine mist in the air, and you'll be walking along cobbled paths that lead you through lush greenery. In the distance, you can see snow-capped peaks.

    This itinerary gives you a full day to explore the valley, and also takes you to Hemkund Sahib, the holy pilgrimage spot for the Sikh community. The gurudwara stands beside a lake that has ice floating in it, but the freezing water doesn't deter devotees from taking a dip. You'll also visit Rudraprayag and Devprayag, to see the glorious river confluences that these riverside towns are famous for.

    Destination

    Located at an altitude of 15,200 feet, the Valley of Flowers trek is one of the most beautiful valleys in Uttarakhand. Botanists and nature lovers from around the world visit during blooming season to study the rare and lovely flowers here. It also is home to rare endangered species such as the black bear, the snow leopard, and the musk deer, amongst any others.

    Destination highlights

    • See the confluence of the Bhagirathi and Alaknanda Rivers
    • Book one of the most beautiful treks in Uttarakhand
    • Experience the serene ice-covered lake and gurudwara of Hemkund Sahib
    • Camp in scenic Ghangaria
    • Cross the Bhyundar Valley and trek along the Laxman Ganga River
    • Drink from streams of fresh water

    Fine print

    Rules on the trip

    Participants must adhere to the instructions of the trip leader/guide at all times during the Valley of Flowers trek.

    Consumption of alcoholic beverages/drugs during the Valley of Flowers trek is not permitted.

    Cancellation policy

    For cancellations made 0-10 days before the departure of the Valley of Flowers trek: No refund, but you can transfer the same to a friend.

    For cancellations made 10-15 days before the departure of the Valley of Flowers trek: 50% of the amount will be refunded, or you can move to another batch for the same trek, same season.

    For cancellations made 15-30 days before the departure of the Valley of Flowers trek: 75% of the amount will be refunded, or you can choose another trek or other batches for the same trek, same season.

    For cancellations made 30 days or more before the departure of the Valley of Flowers trek: 90% of the amount will be refunded, or you can transfer the trek to a family member, or get a voucher for the same amount, to be used in the same year.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    The supplier reserves the right to change the itinerary of the Valley of Flowers trek without prior notice.

    Any trek costs are exclusive of any kind of insurances or medical coverage/benefits.

    In the case of transferring your booking to a family member or friend, that person should satisfy the mandatory requirements for the Valley of Flowers trek.

    Changing of batches depends on availability of the Valley of Flowers trek.

    Trip details

    Pick up point
    Haridwar
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    Drop off point
    Haridwar
    Mode of transport
    Shared taxi
    Start point
    Govindghat
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    End point
    Haridwar
    Time of departure
    07:00 AM
    Time of return
    06:00 PM

    Activity Details

    Total trekking time
    24 hours
    Total distance covered
    46 kms
    Start point elevation
    10003 feet
    Maximum elevation
    15696 feet
    Minimum elevation
    1030 feet
    Average per day distance
    8 kms
  • Day 1 of the Valley of Flowers trek: Haridwar to Joshimath

    Begin your journey early with a drive uphill to Joshimath, stopping at Devprayag to view the confluence of the rivers of Bhagirathi and Alaknanda. In Joshimath, you'll check in to your accommodation for the night. Depending on availability, you'll be staying in a guesthouse or campsite for the night. End your night with an early dinner, as to begin your day afresh tomorrow.

    Day 2 of the Valley of Flowers trek: Joshimath to Ghangaria

    After an early breakfast, you'll depart for Govindghat which will be the starting point of your trek. The trail zigzags up a gentle climb through apricot orchards and terraced fields. You cross the Bhyundar Valley,and proceed towards Ghangaria. You'll be camping in Ghangaria, and will have some time to explore before it's time for dinner. Overnight in tents.

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

    Today you'll trek into the Valley of Flowers, which is 3 kms away. You'll reach a small stream, and just beyond that lies the valley, filled with flowers. You'll see flowers everywhere, and will walk through narrow trails. Several small streams and waterfalls merge around you. You'll spend the day exploring the different viewpoints and trails in the valley. You'll return to your Ghangaria campsite for the night.

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

    Today you'll set off towards Hemkund Sahib. This trek is slightly more challenging, taking you up through steep trails. You might experience some rainfall today, but you'll be fully prepared. There's an interesting mix of people to watch, from trekkers to nature enthusiasts to pilgrims. The lake is surrounded by mountains, and there's a mood of peace and goodwill here. You'll return to Ghangaria for the night. Overnight in tents.

    Day 5 of the Valley of Flowers trek: Ghangaria to Joshimath

    You'll trek back to Govindghat today, and then board the waiting vehicles to go back to Joshimath. You'll be happy to rest your legs and admire the views from the vehicle today. In Joshimath, you'll check in to your campsite or guest house for the night.

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

    You'll have a hearty breakfast before departing for Haridwar today. En route, you'll stop at Rudraprayag to see the confluence of the Mandakini and Alaknanda. You should reach Haridwar by evening. Trip ends here.

    Day 1 - Milestone

    Start point
    Haridwar
    End point
    Joshimath
    Day start time
    07:00 AM

    Day 2 - Milestone

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

    Day 3 - Milestone

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

    Day 4 - Milestone

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

    Day 5 - Milestone

    Start point
    Ghangaria
    End point
    Joshimath
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    17 kms
    Trekking time
    6 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 twin or triple sharing tents
    • Sleeping bags and roll-on mattresses
    • Kitchen/dining tent with all utensils
    • Toilet tent equipped with handwash and toilet rolls
    • All meals from dinner on Day 1 to breakfast on Day 6
    • Qualified and experienced trek leaders, guide, support staff
    • First aid treatment/facilities
    • Any permit charges, forest entry fee and camping charges
    • Any trekking equipment required
    • All applicable taxes
      Excludes
    • Transport from Haridwar-Joshimath-Haridwar (can be arranged for INR 1200, to be paid on the spot)
    • Stay and food at Haridwar
    • Meals during transit
    • Porters or mules for personal luggage (can be arranged for INR 1400 per person, for the entire trip)
    • Any cost other than those in inclusions

    What to Wear

      What to Wear
    • Windcheater/waterproof jacket
    • Fleece innerwear
    • Sports/ hiking shoes
    • Sunglasses
    • Cap
    • T-shirts
    • Loose trousers
    • Light jacket (woolen)
    • Rain poncho or umbrella
    • Floaters or sandals
    • Pairs of quick dry tees and track pants
    • Two pair of socks
    • One heavy jacket
      What not to Wear
    • Expensive jewellery, watches or electronic items

    Equipment / Gear

      We Provide
    • All camping gear including tents and sleeping mattress
    • Kitchen tent
    • Dining tent
    • Toilet tents equipped with handwash, toilet rolls
      You need to get
    • Day sack for a water bottle, camera and personal clothing
    • Small torch
    • Personal medicines if required
    • Backpack (min 55 liters) with rain cover
    • Light towel lip balm
    • Cold cream and sun screen (SPF 40+) recommended
    • Water bottle 1 lt.

    Medical Kit

    • Please carry specific personal or prescribed medication, personal first-aid kit.
  • Day 1 of the Valley of Flowers trek: Haridwar to Joshimath

    Overnight in guest house or hotel room.

    Spend your night in Joshimath in a double or triple sharing guesthouse, or at a campsite. Today’s package includes a vegetarian dinner.

    Day 2 of the Valley of Flowers trek: Joshimath to Ghangaria

    Overnight in tents.

    Spend your night in Ghangaria in tents shared by 2 or 3 people. Enjoy the services of a cook at your camp, and the convenience of a kitchen/dining tent. You'll also have a toilet tent equipped with handwash and toilet rolls for your convenience. Today’s package includes a vegetarian breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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

    Overnight in tents.

    You'll be staying at the same Ghangaria campsite tonight. Today's package includes a vegetarian breakfast, lunch and dinner. Eggs will be served if available.

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

    Overnight in tents.

    Spend your last night in Ghangaria tonight. Today’s package includes a vegetarian breakfast, lunch and dinner, with the option of eggs.

    Day 5 of the Valley of Flowers trek: Ghangaria to Joshimath

    Overnight stay in guest house/ hotel or camp.

    Tonight you'll return to Joshimath, to the guesthouse or campsite. Today's package includes a vegetarian breakfast and lunch.

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

    Your trip ends before nightfall.

    You'll eat a hearty breakfast today before setting off on the long drive to Haridwar. The journey is a long, scenic one, and you'll be able to choose and pay for your own lunch at the lunch stop. Trip ends in Haridwar.

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