Valley of Flowers Trek
Haridwar, Uttarakhand, India
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Group Size
10+
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Date
Seats
2017
Sat, 29 Jul, 2017
11
Sun, 30 Jul, 2017
14
Sat, 05 Aug, 2017
13
Sun, 06 Aug, 2017
12
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Rs. 10,300
  • 6
  • Duration in Days
  • 15
  • Max
    Group Size
  • 10
  • +
    years
Date
Seats
2017
Sat, 29 Jul, 2017
11
Sun, 30 Jul, 2017
14
Sat, 05 Aug, 2017
13
Sun, 06 Aug, 2017
12
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scales >
Physical (3)

Cultural (2)

Nature (5)

Trekking
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  • Trip introduction

    One of the most beautiful treks in the Himalayas, the trek to the valley of flowers begins from Govind Ghat to Hemkund Sahib, and continues up to Ghangaria, 12 kms ahead. A few furlongs ahead of Ghangaria, the trek route takes a detour towards the left, and the valley is about 5 kms from Ghangaria. We also trek to the high altitude, serine Hemkund lake, with its emerald waters. This is an important pilgrimage for people from many faiths.

    A moderately challenging trek, this is suitable for fit beginners and seasoned trekkers alike, looking to experience the best of nature.

    Destination

    The Valley of Flowers is a national park and a world heritage site, known for the undulating meadows of rare alpine flowers and flora. Home to a number of endangered animals like the Asiatic black bear, snow leopard and blue sheep, the valley is a slice of paradise in the Garhwal Himalayas.

    Destination highlights

    • Visit the beautiful and holy Hemkund lake
    • Observe and photograph rare species of Himalayan flora
    • Trek through spectacular landscapes

    Fine print

    Rules on the trip

    Participants must adhere to the instructions of the team leader.

    Smoking, consumption of alcohol, narcotic drugs etc. is strictly prohibited on the activity.

    Cancellation policy

    In case of cancellation, the following charges would apply:

    If cancellation is done more than 30 days prior to departure – 10% of the trip cost is charged

    If cancellation is done 30 to 16 days prior to departure – 15% of the trip cost is charged

    If cancellation is done 15 to 10 days prior to departure – 50% of the trip cost is charged

    If cancellation is done less than 10 days prior to departure – 100% of the trip cost is charged

    In case of cancellation of a trip by the supplier, the camp fees will be refunded within 45 days of announcement after deducting expenses already incurred for the trip.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    The supplier reserves the right to change/cancel the plans/event/tour without prior notice. No arguments or refunds will be entertained. Any event cost is exclusive of any kind of insurance or medical coverage/benefits.

    Trip details

    Pick up point
    Haridwar railway station
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    Drop off point
    Rishikesh/Haridwar
    Mode of transport
    Bus/Jeep
    Start point
    Govindghat
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    End point
    Govindghat
    Time of departure
    05:00 AM
    Time of return
    06:00 PM

    Activity Details

    Total trekking time
    20 hrs
    Total distance covered
    36 kms
    Start point elevation
    10662 meter
    Maximum elevation
    14202 Feet
    Minimum elevation
    8038 Feet
    Average per day distance
    8 kms
  • Day 1: Depart for Govindghat

    Participants meet at 5 a.m. and are driven to Govindghat - the start point of the trek. On arrival at Govindghat, you check into your hotel and enjoy a delicious dinner.

    Overnight at a hotel.

    Day 2: Govindghat - Ghangaria

    Wake up early and begin the trek to Govindghat, crossing the swinging bridge over Alaknanda river. The zig-zag trekking trail straightens through an ascending valley full of apricot trees, terraced fields and vegetation. You also pass two small villages, cascading waterfalls, and natural water springs en route. On reaching Ghangaria, you have a light dinner before retiring for the night.

    Overnight at a hotel.

    Day 3: Ghangaria - Valley of Flowers - Ghangaria

    After an early breakfast you begin your trek towards the Valley Of Flowers from Ghangaria. After a 3 kms stretch, you reach a small stream which marks the start of the Valley of flowers - a truly enchanting sight with an array of rare alpine wildflowers like blue poppy, cobra lily, geranium, and many more. You spend some time exploring the valley, trek up to the Joan Margaret Legge and return to the first stream where you break for lunch. After taking in the beauty of the Valley Of Flowers, we trek back to Ghangaria.

    Overnight at a camp/hotel.

    Day 4: Ghangaria - Hemkund Sahib - Ghangaria

    Get ready for bit of an arduous trek to Hemkund Sahib today, which is a 6 km steep stretch, that takes around 6 hours. The Hemkund Sahib trek is full of enchanting views of the Himalayas, with numerous waterfalls and streams en route.

    Overnight at a camp/hotel.

    Day 5: Ghangaria - Govinghat

    Today, you begin your trek back to Govindghat via the same route. Upon arrival at Govindghat, you can check into the hotel and rest.

    Overnight at a hotel.

    Day 6: Govindghat - Haridwar

    Wake up early and drive back to Rishikesh/Haridwar, and have your lunch enroute. You arrive in Rishikesh/Haridwar by evening.

    Trip ends here.

    Day 1 - Milestone

    Start point
    Haridwar
    End point
    Govindghat
    Day start time
    05:00 AM

    Day 2 - Milestone

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

    Day 3 - Milestone

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

    Day 4 - Milestone

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

    Day 5 - Milestone

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

    Day 6 - Milestone

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

      Includes
    • Accommodation (guest house/homestay/tents)
    • Transport from Haridwar to Govindghat and return
    • Meals as specified
    • Trekking and safety equipment
    • Permits
    • First-aid kit and oxygen cylinder where required
    • Qualified and experienced trek leader, guide and support staff
      Excludes
    • Personal expenses
    • Food during transit
    • Insurance
    • Mules or porter to carry personal luggage
    • Any other costs or services not mentioned in the inclusions

    What to Wear

      What to Wear
    • Warm shirt/light micro fleece pullover/full sleeve t-shirt
    • Water resistant trekking pants (dri-fit)
    • Windproof/water resistant jacket
    • Down jacket with min 600 fill power rating
    • Thick fleece/full-sleeve sweater
    • Thermal inner wear
    • Woollen cap
    • Inner fleece gloves
    • Outer waterproof gloves
    • Thick dri-fit woollen socks and regular socks
    • Scarf/ muffler/multifunctional headwear (optional)
    • Comfortable waterproof trekking/hiking shoes with a thick sole
    • Camp shoes
    • Gaiters
    • Raincoat/poncho
      What not to Wear
    • Sandals, chappals, floaters
    • Do not carry any sling bags, side bags, suitcases, trolley bags etc.

    Equipment / Gear

      We Provide
    • Accommodation as per the itinerary
    • Any technical and safety equipment required for trekking
      You need to get
    • Identity proof (compulsory)
    • Insulated water bottle and hydration pack (optional)
    • Cap/ floppy
    • Sunglasses
    • Sturdy walking stick/trekking pole
    • Sunscreen lotion
    • Lip balm
    • Torch/ flashlight (with extra batteries)
    • Personal medication
    • Personal toiletries

    Medical Kit

    • Specific personal or prescribed medication, personal first-aid kit.
  • Day 1: Depart for Govindghat

    Hotel

    Stay in clean, comfortable rooms.

    Day 2: Govindghat - Ghangaria

    Hotel/Camp

    Sleep in clean, comfortable accommodation in the lap of nature.

    Day 3: Ghangaria - Valley of Flowers - Ghangaria

    Hotel/Camp

    Sleep in clean, comfortable accommodation in the lap of nature.

    Day 4: Ghangaria - Hemkund Sahib - Ghangaria

    Hotel/Camp

    Sleep in clean, comfortable accommodation in the lap of nature.

    Day 5: Ghangaria - Govinghat

    Hotel

    Stay in clean, comfortable rooms.

    Day 6: Govindghat - Haridwar

    Trip ends before nightfall.

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