Trek to Valley of Flowers
Haridwar, Uttarakhand, India
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2017
Sat, 29 Jul, 2017
22
Sun, 30 Jul, 2017
22
Mon, 31 Jul, 2017
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Sun, 06 Aug, 2017
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Mon, 07 Aug, 2017
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Thu, 10 Aug, 2017
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Sat, 26 Aug, 2017
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  • 6
  • Duration in Days
  • 22
  • Max
    Group Size
  • 12
  • +
    years
Date
Seats
2017
Sat, 29 Jul, 2017
22
Sun, 30 Jul, 2017
22
Mon, 31 Jul, 2017
22
Sun, 06 Aug, 2017
22
Mon, 07 Aug, 2017
22
Thu, 10 Aug, 2017
22
Fri, 11 Aug, 2017
22
Tue, 15 Aug, 2017
22
Sat, 19 Aug, 2017
22
Sun, 20 Aug, 2017
22
Mon, 21 Aug, 2017
22
Sat, 26 Aug, 2017
22
Sun, 27 Aug, 2017
22
Mon, 28 Aug, 2017
22
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  • Trip introduction

    The Valley of Flowers trek is one of the most beloved treks in India. It takes you through the most gorgeous valley, filled with rare flowers, birds, waterfalls and streams, and misty views. You will spend six days in the fresh mountain air, walking along easy trails, and exploring the many viewpoints in the valley. This Valley of Flowers trek also includes a visit to Badrinath and to Hemkund Sahib, which is the world's highest gurudwara, at 14,200 feet. The gurudwara lies along the banks of an ice-covered lake, with snow-capped mountains all around, yet you'll see aged pilgrims taking dips in the freezing water.

    Destination

    The Valley of Flowers lies deep in the Garhwal Himalayas, and is covered with snow for at least six months of the year. When the summer heat melts the snow, the ground soaks up all the water, and puts forth glorious blooms in the months afterwards. The best time to visit is in July and August, when the rains have begun. During this time, new flowers blossom every few days covering the slopes in flowers, and the waterfalls and streams are full.

    Destination highlights

    • Visit the iconic Valley of Flowers in Uttarakhand
    • See a variety of colourful blossoms across the slopes of the valley
    • Cross streams and stop at waterfalls
    • Do an easy trek that takes you deep into the natural beauty of the Himalayas

    Fine print

    Rules on the trip

    Participants must adhere to the instructions of the trip leader/guide at all times.

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

    Cancellation policy

    If you cancel 24 days before the departure of the Valley of Flowers trek: 95% will be refunded.

    If you cancel 14-24 days before the departure of the Valley of Flowers trek: 70% will be refunded.

    If you cancel 10-14 days before the departure of the Valley of Flowers trek: 50% will be refunded.

    There will be no cash refund if you cancel 0-10 days before the departure of the Valley of Flowers trek, but you can transfer it to a friend, for the same date.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    Trek the Himalayas reserves the right to change/cancel this Valley of Flowers trek without prior notice. No arguments or refunds will be entertained.

    Any event cost is 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
    Shared Tata Sumo or equivalent
    Start point
    Haridwar Railway Station
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    End point
    Haridwar Railway Station
    Time of departure
    06:00 AM
    Time of return
    07:00 PM

    Activity Details

    Total trekking time
    20 hrs
    Total distance covered
    38 kms
    Start point elevation
    9000 feet
    Maximum elevation
    14200 feet
    Minimum elevation
    6100 feet
    Average per day distance
    8 kms
  • Day 1 of the Valley of Flowers trek: Drive from Haridwar to Joshimath

    You'll be picked up at Haridwar Railway Station at 07:00 hrs, and will board vehicles to Joshimath. It's a long drive of about 250 kms, which will take you at least 8 hours, but it's a beautiful drive. En route, you'll pass Rishikesh, and the confluences of rivers at Dev Prayag and Rudra Prayag. You'll reach Joshimath late in the evening. Here you'll check into a hotel and will spend the evening exploring Joshimath. Overnight in hotel.

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

    Today after breakfast, you'll be driven out to Govindghat, which is the start point of the trek. You'll set off to Ghangaria. Almost immediately, you're in the middle of greenery, with waterfalls to admire, streams to cross, and flowers dotting the landscape everywhere. You'll be staying at a hotel in Ghangaria overnight.

    Day 3 of the Valley of Flowers trek: Hemkund Sahib

    Today after breakfast, you'll set out for Hemkund Sahib. This beautiful gurudwara lies along an icy lake, with seven peaks surrounding it, and a river emerging from the lake. It might be crowded at the gurudwara, but the rest of your trek is serene and peaceful. By evening, you'll return to your hotel in Ghangaria, where you can relax for the rest of the evening.

    Day 4 of the Valley of Flowers trek: Explore the valley

    Today you set off to explore the Valley of flowers. It's a fun day of trekking in the valley, visiting the best view points. The mist rolls in every now and then, the mountains surround you, and the whole valley is yours to explore. Return to the hotel in the evening. Overnight in hotel.

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

    Today you'll begin your descent to Govindghat, where vehicles are waiting to pick you up. It’s a 14 kms trek, but will take about 3 hours as it's all downhill. You'll stop to visit Badrinath, and then proceed to Joshimath. Overnight in hotel in Joshimath.

    Day 6 of the Valley of Flowers trek: Trip ends

    Today you'll check out after breakfast. You'll be driven on to Haridwar where you'll be dropped off at the railway station. Trip ends here.

    Day 1 - Milestone

    Start point
    Haridwar
    End point
    Joshimath
    Day start time
    06:00 AM

    Day 2 - Milestone

    Start point
    Joshimath
    End point
    Ghangaria
    Day start time
    06:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    14 kms
    Trekking time
    5 hrs

    Day 3 - Milestone

    Start point
    Ghangaria
    End point
    Ghangaria
    Day start time
    06:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    7 kms
    Trekking time
    3 hrs

    Day 4 - Milestone

    Start point
    Ghangaria
    End point
    Ghangaria
    Day start time
    06:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    8 kms
    Trekking time
    5 hrs

    Day 5 - Milestone

    Start point
    Ghangaria
    End point
    Joshimath
    Day start time
    06:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    14 kms
    Trekking time
    3 hrs

    Day 6 - Milestone

    Start point
    Joshimath
    End point
    Haridwar
    Day start time
    06:00 AM
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  • Includes / Excludes

      Includes
    • Accommodation in hotels on triple sharing basis
    • All meals on trekking days
    • Any trekking or safety gear, if needed
    • All permits required
    • First aid medical kits
    • Qualified and experienced staff
    • Transport from Haridwar to Joshimath and return
    • All applicable taxes
      Excludes
    • Personal expenses
    • Food during transit
    • Insurance
    • Mules/porter for personal luggage
    • Anything not mentioned under inclusions

    What to Wear

      What to Wear
    • 2 synthetic trekking pants
    • 2 full-sleeve T-shirts
    • 1 fleece T-shirt
    • 1 fleece jacket
    • 1 down feather jacket
    • 1 wind or waterproof jacket
    • 1 pair of thermal inners
    • 1 poncho
    • 1 sun cap
    • 1 woolen cap
    • 1 balaclava
    • 1 neck-gaiter
    • A pair of sunglasses
    • 1 pair of trekking shoes
    • 1 pair of cotton socks
      What not to Wear
    • Sandals and floaters
    • Expensive jewelry and gadgets

    Equipment / Gear

      We Provide
    • Any equipment required during the trek
    • Vehicles for transport
    • Packed lunches
    • First aid and medical kit
    • Oxygen cylinder, if required
      You need to get
    • Backpack with rain cover
    • Day pack for essentials
    • Walking stick
    • Head torch
    • Water bottle (2 bottles of 1 ltr each)
    • Snacks like energy bars, dried fruit
    • Sunscreen
    • Sunglasses
    • Moisturizer
    • Lip balm
    • Raincoat or poncho
    • Thermals

    Medical Kit

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

    Overnight at Joshimath

    Tonight you'll check in to a hotel in Joshimath. You'll have clean, comfortable rooms on triple sharing basis, with attached washrooms.

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

    Overnight at Ghangaria

    Today you'll check in to a hotel in Ghangaria. This is the base camp for the Valley of Flowers trek, and you will be returning here every night. You can leave your luggage in the rooms and carry only a day pack for your essentials.

    Day 3 of the Valley of Flowers trek: Hemkund Sahib

    Overnight at Ghangaria

    Today you'll spend the night in Ghangaria. You'll be spending the whole day out, and will return to your room in the evening.

    Day 4 of the Valley of Flowers trek: Explore the valley

    Overnight at Ghangaria

    Today you'll spend the night in Ghangaria. You'll be spending the whole day out, and will return to your room in the evening.

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

    Overnight at Joshimath

    Today you return to Joshimath. You'll check in to a clean hotel for the night.

    Day 6 of the Valley of Flowers trek: Trip ends

    Trip ends by evening.

    Today you'll be provided with breakfast and will then check out. You'll be driven to Haridwar after this. Trip ends at Haridwar Railway Station.

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