Trek to Valley of Flowers (without Hemkund Sahib)
Haridwar, Uttarakhand, India
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  • Trip introduction

    The Valley of Flowers is as close as humans can get to paradise in this lifetime. With dozens of new flowers blooming every day, the colours in the valley change every day. This 5 day trek to Valley of Flowers is the perfect introduction to the state of Uttarakhand. Starting off from the holy city of Haridwar, trekkers will drive along a scenic route with the Ganga and Alaknanda rivers for company along the way as you pass through Rudraprayag, Devprayag, Joshimath and other towns to reach Govindghat.

    Your Valley of Flowers trek offers sweeping, panoramic views of the Garhwal Himalayan mountain range, but the highlight is undoubtedly the Valley of Flowers. This is a moderate trek and is great for both, first timers as well as experienced trekkers, looking to visit the Valley of Flowers.

    IMPORTANT: This is a private trip and requires a minimum of 6 people to make a booking.

    Destination

    Located within the Nanda Devi National Park, the Valley of Flowers is a designated World Heritage Site that was discovered by accident as recently as 1931 by a team of British mountaineers. While it was hidden away for many years, the valley is now open for tourists between June to September. At an easily accessible altitude of 3,650 meters or 11,980 feet, it is a favourite amongst tourists, thanks to the gorgeous carpet of rare flowers that blooms here every year.

    You'll be able to see over 300 species of wild flowers bloom here, including the elusive and rare Blue Poppy and Brahmakamal. Besides this, the valley is also home to animals such as the snow leopard and the Asiatic black bear amongst others.

    Destination highlights

    • Trek through a valley dotted with waterfalls to discover the Valley of Flowers.
    • Drive through the Garhwal region passing through holy towns.
    • Witness the magnificence of the majestic Ganga and Alaknanda rivers.

    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.

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

    Consumption of liquor, drugs, tobacco products and cigarettes is strictly prohibited during the trek to Valley of Flowers.

    Cancellation policy

    For cancellations made more than 30 days before departure of the Valley of Flowers trek: 90% refund.

    For cancellations made 21-30 days before departure of the Valley of Flowers trek: 60% refund.

    For cancellations made 20-11 days before departure of the Valley of Flowers trek: 30% refund.

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

    No show: No refund.

    All refunds will be processed after deducting any transaction charges.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    A moderate level of health and fitness is required to book this trek to Valley of Flowers. If you have any cardiac or respiratory conditions, or suffer from knee or spinal problems, please inform the tour operator and consult your doctor before booking this trip.

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

    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.

    Trip details

    Pick up point
    Haridwar
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    Drop off point
    Haridwar
    Mode of transport
    SUV
    Start point
    Haridwar
    End point
    Haridwar
    Time of departure
    09:00 AM
    Time of return
    06:00 PM

    Activity Details

    Total trekking time
    20 hrs
    Total distance covered
    38 kms
    Start point elevation
    10660 feet
    Maximum elevation
    14200 feet
    Minimum elevation
    8030 feet
    Average per day distance
    6 kms
  • Day 1 of the Valley of Flowers trek: Haridwar to Govindghat

    You'll depart from Haridwar in a SUV and drive up to the base point of the trek at Govindghat, The drive, which covers a distance of 275 kms, takes about 9 to 10 hours. Though long, the drive is a scenic one as you pass through the holy towns of Devprayag, Srinagar, Rudraprayag, Karnprayag, Nandprayag, Gopeshwar and Joshimath. Overnight at Govindghat in hotel.

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

    Today you'll begin early and start your trek to Ghangaria after a hearty breakfast. The slope is gradual and lets you warm up slowly. As you go higher, the views begin to open up into beautiful mountain vistas. You'll be staying at a guesthouse in Ghangaria, just on the outskirts of the Valley of Flowers. Overnight at Ghangaria in guesthouse.

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

    Today's trek to the valley offers unmatched views of expansive meadows filled with a variety of alpine flowers, making it a sight to behold. You'll be accompanied by a professional local guide who provides insights into the history of the valley as well as information about the types of flora and fauna of the region. You will see many waterfalls and streams here. Trek back to Ghangria in the evening. Overnight in Ghangria. Overnight at Ghangaria in guesthouse.

    Day 4 of the Valley of Flowers trek: Ghangaria to Govindghat

    Today you'll enjoy breakfast and then begin the return trek to Govindghat. The trek is beautiful and you'll be tempted to take photographs everywhere. From here you will be driven to Joshimath. Dinner and overnight stay in hotel. Overnight at Govindghat in hotel.

    Day 5 of Valley of Flowers trek: Govindghat to Haridwar

    Today you'll be driven to Haridwar. It's a long and scenic drive that you will enjoy after days of trekking. Your trip ends here.

    Day 1 - Milestone

    Start point
    Haridwar
    End point
    Govindghat
    Day start time
    05:30 AM

    Day 2 - Milestone

    Start point
    Govindghat
    End point
    Ghangria
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    14 kms
    Trekking time
    4 hrs

    Day 3 - Milestone

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

    Day 4 - Milestone

    Start point
    Ghangria
    End point
    Govindghat
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    14 kms
    Trekking time
    4 hrs

    Day 5 - Milestone

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

      Includes
    • Travel arrangements from Haridwar-Haridwar in SUV or Tempo Traveller
    • Accommodation in hotels at Govindghat and Ghangharia on triple/quad-sharing basis (can be upgraded for twin-sharing basis for an additional cost of INR 1,200 per person)
    • All meals from lunch on Day 2 to breakfast on Day 4
    • Service of experienced trek leader
    • Permit fees, camping charges and entry fees
    • First aid kit
    • All applicable taxes
      Excludes
    • Travel costs between base city and Haridwar
    • Porters and mules to carry personal luggage (can be arranged for INR 350 per day, per bag)
    • Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, road blocks etc.
    • Personal expenses such as tips to staff, additional meals or beverages etc.
    • Adventure travel or medical insurance
    • Anything not mentioned in inclusions

    What to Wear

      What to Wear
    • Shirts/T-shirts – 2/3
    • Trekking pants – 2
    • Windproof jacket of decent quality
    • Warm and thick fleece/full-sleeved woollen sweater
    • Thermal inner wear (upper and lower)
    • Woollen cap
    • Woollen gloves
    • Woollen and regular socks (2-3 pairs)
    • Scarf/muffler (optional)
      What not to Wear
    • Expensive watches, jewellery and electronic items
    • Suitcases, trolleys or any other hard luggage

    Equipment / Gear

      We Provide
    • Technical equipment if required
    • First-aid kit
      You need to get
    • Backpack for all your belongings
    • Comfortable trekking/hiking shoes
    • Raincoat
    • Torch or flashlight
    • Lip balm and suncreen
    • Sun hat or cap
    • Sunglasses

    Medical Kit

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

    Overnight at Govindghat in hotel.

    You'll spend the night at Hotel Nanda Devi or similar hotel in Govindghat. You'll be staying in deluxe rooms with attached washrooms on a triple/quad-sharing basis. No meals are included in today's meal package. However, you may visit any of the restaurants en route to Govindghat to have meals at an additional cost.

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

    Overnight at Ghangaria in hotel.

    You'll spend the night at Hotel Holiday Inn or similar hotel in Ghangaria. You'll be staying in deluxe rooms with attached washrooms on a triple/quad-sharing basis. Today's meal package includes lunch and dinner. You may visit any of the restaurants at Govindghat to have breakfast at an additional cost.

    /Trekking Valley Of Flowers Uttarakhand Adventure Travel The Great Next Stay at Hotel Holiday Inn or similar hotel at Ghangharia.

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

    Overnight at Ghangaria in hotel.

    You'll spend the night at Hotel Holiday Inn or similar hotel in Ghangaria. You'll be staying in deluxe rooms with attached washrooms on a triple/quad-sharing basis. Today's meal package includes breakfast, lunch and dinner. All meals will be vegetarian.

    /Trekking Valley Of Flowers Uttarakhand Adventure Travel The Great Next Stay at Hotel Holiday Inn or similar hotel at Ghangharia.

    Day 4 of the Valley of Flowers trek: Ghangaria to Govindghat

    Overnight at Govindghat in hotel.

    You'll spend the night at Hotel Nanda Devi or similar hotel in Govindghat. You'll be staying in deluxe rooms with attached washrooms on a triple/quad-sharing basis. Today's meal package includes breakfast. You may visit any of the restaurants en route to Govindghat to have meals at an additional cost.

    Day 5 of Valley of Flowers trek: Govindghat to Haridwar

    Your trip ends before nightfall.

    No meals are included in today's meal package. However, you may visit any of the restaurants en route to Haridwar to have meals at an additional cost.

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