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  • Trip introduction

    The Valley of Flowers trek 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 are always changing. You'll enjoy sweeping, panoramic views of the Garhwal Himalayan mountain range, and plenty of natural beauty all around. This trek also includes a hike to the sacred Hemkund Sahib gurudwara.

    This is a moderate trek and is great for both first timers as well as experienced trekkers, looking to visit the Valley of Flowers.

    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 between June to September. At an easily accessible altitude of 11,980 feet, the Valley of Flowers trek it is a favourite as it can be done by beginners too. During peak blooming season, 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

    Drive through the Garhwal region passing through holy towns of Devprayag, and Rudraprayag. | Witness the magnificence of the majestic Ganga and Alaknanda rivers. | Trek to the Valley of Flowers to see rare alpine flowers thriving amidst waterfalls, streams and a vast mountain range with an experienced local guide. | Visit Hemkund Sahib, a glorious gurudwara in the midst of the mountains.

    Activity Details

    5997

    15200

    5997

    48 kms

    28 hrs

    10 kms

    Trip details
  • Day 1 of the Valley of Flowers trek - Haridwar to Joshimath

    Participants depart from Haridwar in a SUV and drive up to Joshimath. The drive covers a distance of 275 kms, and takes about 9 to 10 hours. Though long, the drive is a scenic one as you pass through the holy towns of Devprayag, Rudraprayag, Karnprayag, and more. You'll arrive in Joshimath by evening and will check into a hotel here. Dinner is served at the hotel.

    Overnight in a hotel in Joshimath

    Today you'll be picked up in Haridwar and driven to Joshimath. It's a long drive and you'll check in to a hotel in Joshimath by evening. You'll have comfortable double sharing rooms with attached washrooms and all bedding. Today's package does not include any meals, but you'll be able to choose and pay for your own meals en route and in Joshimath. If you need any last-minute essentials, head out into Joshimath this evening to pick up what you need. After this, the markets will be smaller and you

    Day 1 Milestone

    Haridwar

    Joshimath

    08:00 AM

    Food

    No meals provided today

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    Day 2 of the Valley of Flowers trek - Drive to Govindgat, trek to Ghangaria
    Day 3 of the Valley of Flowers trek - Trek to Valley of Flowers
    Day 4 of the Valley of Flowers trek - Hemkund Sahib
    Day 5 of the Valley of Flowers trek - Return to Joshimath
    Day 6 of the Valley of Flowers trek - Return to Haridwar
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  • Cancellation policy

    For cancellations made 30 days or more before departure of the Valley of Flowers trek: 90% of trek cost will be refunded, minus any transaction charges.

    For cancellations made 21-30 days prior to departure of the Valley of Flowers trek: 60% of trek cost will be refunded, minus any transaction charges.

    For cancellations made 20-11 days prior to departure of the Valley of Flowers trek: 30% of trek cost will be refunded, minus any transaction charges.

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

    No show and changes/cancellation on the Valley of Flowers trek due to bad weather or natural calamity will be non-refundable.

    Rules on trip

    Trekkers are expected to maintain cleanliness at the campsites and throughout the Valley of Flowers trek. Please do not litter around and if possible, collect garbage on the way and dispose it off at proper sites.

    Please do not disturb fellow trekkers during the trek to Valley of Flowers.

    The trek leader's decision is final during the Valley of Flowers trek.

    There is a strict rule against alcohol and drugs during the Valley of Flowers trek. Trekkers will be expected to follow it.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    Any additional costs due to weather/unforeseen situations during the trek to Valley of Flowers, will have to be borne by the traveller.

    The team reserves the right to change the plan in case there is danger involved for the group or whenever the trek leader deem it necessary.

    Any changes/cancellation on the Valley of Flowers trek due to bad weather or natural calamity will be non-refundable.

    It is recommended that you avoid planning any onward journeys from Haridwar on the same day as your return.
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  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • Transport from Haridwar-Haridwar in SUV as per itinerary

    • Five nights in hotels in Joshimath/Ghangaria on twin sharing basis
    • In-room: Attached washrooms, all bedding
    • Service of experienced and qualified trek leader
    • All vegetarian meals from lunch on Day 2 to lunch on Day 5
    • Professional guide for trekkers
    • First Aid kit
    • All permits, entry fees for Valley of Flowers
    • All applicable taxes

    Excludes

    • Meals during transport

    • Any meals or beverages in Joshimath or Govindghat
    • Any kind of personal expenses like beverages, personal toiletries, tips, phone calls, laundry, etc
    • Personal porters (can be arranged for INR 380 per day per bag)

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • Long-sleeved 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)
    • Not to wear - Expensive watches, jewellery and electronic items
    • Suitcases, trolleys or any other hard luggage

    What not to Wear

    • Loose clothing that will tangle around you while swimming
    • Restrictive clothing
    • Flip-flops

    Equipment / Gear

    We Provide

    • Twin sharing rooms in hotels in Joshimath and Ghangaria
    • In hotel: Attached washrooms, all bedding
    • Transport from Haridwar-Haridwar in SUV
    • Technical equipment, if required
    • First-aid kit

    You need to get

    • Photo ID
    • Backpack with raincover
    • Day pack with raincover
    • Comfortable trekking/hiking shoes
    • Poncho/raincoat
    • Headlamp/flashlight
    • Insect repellent
    • Lip balm and suncreen
    • Sun hat or cap
    • Sunglasses
    • Dry snacks, candy, chocolate
    • Chargers for phone, camera

    Medical Kit

    • Please carry specific personal or prescribed medication, personal first-aid kit.