Trek to Valley of Flowers (Ex-Haridwar)
Haridwar, Uttarakhand, India
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2017
Sat, 29 Jul, 2017
12
Sun, 30 Jul, 2017
12
Sat, 05 Aug, 2017
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Sun, 06 Aug, 2017
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Sat, 12 Aug, 2017
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Sun, 13 Aug, 2017
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Sat, 19 Aug, 2017
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Sun, 20 Aug, 2017
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Sat, 26 Aug, 2017
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Sun, 27 Aug, 2017
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Sat, 02 Sep, 2017
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Sun, 03 Sep, 2017
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Sat, 09 Sep, 2017
12
Sun, 10 Sep, 2017
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Sat, 16 Sep, 2017
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Sun, 17 Sep, 2017
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Sat, 23 Sep, 2017
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Sun, 24 Sep, 2017
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  • Duration in Days
  • 12
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    Group Size
  • 9
  • +
    years
Date
Seats
2017
Sat, 29 Jul, 2017
12
Sun, 30 Jul, 2017
12
Sat, 05 Aug, 2017
12
Sun, 06 Aug, 2017
12
Sat, 12 Aug, 2017
12
Sun, 13 Aug, 2017
12
Sat, 19 Aug, 2017
12
Sun, 20 Aug, 2017
12
Sat, 26 Aug, 2017
12
Sun, 27 Aug, 2017
12
Sat, 02 Sep, 2017
12
Sun, 03 Sep, 2017
12
Sat, 09 Sep, 2017
12
Sun, 10 Sep, 2017
12
Sat, 16 Sep, 2017
12
Sun, 17 Sep, 2017
12
Sat, 23 Sep, 2017
12
Sun, 24 Sep, 2017
12
Sat, 30 Sep, 2017
12
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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.

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

    Destination

    The Valley of Flowers is a National Park located between the Zanskar and 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

    • Trek through one of the most beautiful spots in the Himalayas.
    • Visit the ice-cold lake and gurudwara of Hemkund Sahib.
    • Stay in hotels in scenic Ghangaria.
    • Trek along rivers and drink from streams.

    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.

    Trekkers must not litter or disturb other trekkers, and must respect the sentiments of religious travellers and places.

    Cancellation policy

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

    For cancellations made 11-15 days before the departure of the Valley of Flowers trek: 50% of the amount will be refunded.

    For cancellations made 15 days or more before the departure of the Valley of Flowers trek: 85% of the amount will be refunded.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    The operator reserves the right to change the itinerary in case of bad weather, political unrest, or other issues that may affect the safety of trekkers.

    This package does not include the cost of any changes or delays in the itinerary, and refunds will not be given for the same.

    All trekkers will have to sign an indemnity form before starting the Valley of Flowers trek.

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

    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
    08:00 AM

    Activity Details

    Total trekking time
    14 hours
    Total distance covered
    24 kms
    Start point elevation
    10000 feet
    Maximum elevation
    12000 feet
    Minimum elevation
    1030 feet
    Average per day distance
    8 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.

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

    Eat a delicious breakfast and jump aboard 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. You'll check into a hotel in Ghangaria. Overnight in hotel.

    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'l cross a small sparkling stream and cross over into 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.

    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.

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

    Today you begin the 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 back to Joshimath. Overnight in hotel.

    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. 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
    Ghangaria
    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 deluxe hotel on twin sharing basis for all nights
    • Transport in shared private Tata Sumo or Tempo Traveller from Haridwar-Joshimath-Haridwar
    • Mules to carry client's soft luggage (1 piece, max 10 kgs per person) from Govindghat to Ghangaria and back
    • All meals from dinner on Day 1 to breakfast on Day 6
    • Evening snacks on all trekking days
    • Qualified and experienced trek leaders, guide
    • First aid treatment/facilities
    • Entry fee to Valley of Flowers
    • All applicable taxes
      Excludes
    • Stay and food at Haridwar
    • Meals during transit
    • Any cost other than those in inclusions
    • Hot water charges in Ghangaria: INR 50 per bucket
    • Trekking sticks or any trekking equipment if required

    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 jewellery, watches or electronic items
    • Hard suitcases or strolley bags

    Equipment / Gear

      We Provide
    • Private Tata Sumo or Tempo Traveller shared by trekkers
    • Mules to carry client's soft luggage (1 piece, max 10 kgs per person) from Govindghat to Ghangaria and back
      You need to get
    • Backpack (min 55 liters) with rain cover
    • Day pack for a water bottle, camera, snacks, raincoat/jacket
    • Personal medicines if required
    • Light towel lip balm
    • Cold cream and sun screen (SPF 40+) recommended
    • Water bottle 1 lt.
    • Light snacks for trekking days (optional)

    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 hotel in Joshimath

    You'll arrive at Joshimath by late evening today and will check in to the top-rated property in Joshimath. You'll stay in deluxe rooms on twin-sharing basis, with attached washrooms and huge windows. Today’s package includes only dinner.

    Check hotel pictures here: www.thehimalayanabode.com

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

    Overnight in a hotel in Ghangaria.

    Today you'll finish your first day of trekking and will be happy to check into clean, comfortable rooms in Ghangaria. Today’s package includes breakfast, lunch, evening snacks, and dinner. Eggs will be served too, when available.

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

    Overnight in a hotel in Ghangaria.

    You'll go trekking into the mountains today and return to the same Ghangaria hotel 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 a hotel in Ghangaria.

    Spend your last night in Ghangaria tonight.Today’s package includes breakfast, lunch, evening snacks, and dinner. Eggs will be served too, when available.

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

    Overnight stay in guest house/ hotel or camp.

    Tonight you'll return to Joshimath, to the same hotel you stayed at on Day 1. Today’s package includes breakfast, lunch, evening snacks, and dinner. Eggs will be served too, when available.

    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. Today's package includes only breakfast, but you'll be able to choose and pay for whatever you want for lunch at restaurants en route. Trip ends at Haridwar Railway Station by about 18:00 hrs.

    Check hotel pictures here: www.thehimalayanabode.com

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