Search
  • Trip introduction

    This 6-day trek to Valley of Flowers is a great option for those looking for an adventure on a budget. You'll stay in a hotel, sharing your room with 3-4 other backpackers, enjoying all the fun of a group trip. Every day, you'll head into the Valley of Flowers to explore the streams, the waterfalls, the mountain views, and of course, the slopes that are carpeted with wildflowers.

    This trek to Valley of Flowers also takes you to the famous Hemkund Sahib Gurudwara, which is one of the steeper climbs of the trek.

    The Valley of Flowers trek is suitable for fit beginners as well as experienced trekkers.

    Destination

    Valley of Flowers is a unique ecosystem inside the Nanda Devi National Park. Spread over acres and acres of mountainous terrain, the valley turns into a nature lover's paradise covered with expanses of fragrant, wild flowers. The route is dotted with several vantage points, especially as you trek to altitudes of 15,000 feet, allowing you to catch beautiful views of the valley.

    Peak blooming season usually sees the blossoming of more than 300 different species of flowers including the Blue Poppy, Cobra Lily, Brahmakamal, Anemone, Geranium and many more.

    Destination highlights

    Explore the Nanda Devi National Park on this trek to Valley of Flowers. | Trek along a moderately challenging route at an elevation of over 15,000 feet. | Spend the day trekking through the mountains, but enjoy the comforts of a hotel at night. | Visit the famous gurudwara at Hemkund Sahib.

    Activity Details

    5997

    15196

    5997

    48 kms

    24 hrs

    12 kms

    Trip details
  • Day 1 of the trek to Valley of Flowers: Arrive at Joshimath

    Arrive at Joshimath and check in to your hotel any time after 10:00 hrs. You'll spend the day acclimatizing to the high altitude and resting in Joshimath. You can head out to the local marketplace to do some last minute shopping or take a walk around the town to explore its shops and restaurants. Overnight in Joshimath in hotel.

    Overnight at Joshimath in hotel.

    Check-in to the hotel in Joshimath by 10:00 hrs. Today, you'll spend the day acclimatizing and resting at Joshimath. Today's meal package includes only dinner. However, you may visit any of the restaurants in Joshimath to order extra meals at an additional cost. You'll be accommodated in Himalayan Backpacker Hostel or similar budget hotel at Joshimath on a triple/quad-sharing basis. Clean beds, bedsheets and linen will be provided for a restful night's sleep.

    Day 1 Milestone

    Joshimath

    Joshimath

    10:00 AM

    Food

    Dinner

    Veg | Egg
    Day 2 of the trek to Valley of Flowers: Joshimath to Ghangaria
    Day 3 of the trek to Valley of Flowers: Day trek to Valley of Flowers
    Day 4 of the trek to Valley of Flowers: Day trek to Hemkund Sahib
    Day 5 of the trek to Valley of Flowers: Ghangaria to Joshimath
    Day 6 of the trek to Valley of Flowers: Depart from Joshimath
  • Write Story

  • Cancellation policy

    For cancellations made more than 15 days before departure of the trek to Valley of Flowers: 85% refund will be given.

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

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

    All refunds will be processed after deducting any transaction charges.

    Rules on trip

    Travellers are required to adhere to instructions of the trek leader during the trek to Valley of Flowers.

    Consumption of alcohol, drugs, tobacco products and cigarettes is strictly prohibited during the trek.

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

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    Travellers can hire a mule to carry personal luggage or for a ride instead of trekking at an additional cost of INR 950 per day.

    Hot water at Ghangaria is charged extra at INR 50. Hot water at Joshimath is not charged extra.

    The tour operator reserves the right to cancel or alter the itinerary of this trek to Valley of Flowers to maximize the safety of travellers as well as staff.

    Travellers will be required to bear any additional costs arising due to unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, road blocks etc.
    • Trekking Valley Of Flowers Uttarakhand Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Trekking Valley Of Flowers Uttarakhand Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Trekking Valley Of Flowers Uttarakhand Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Trekking Valley Of Flowers Uttarakhand Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Trekking Valley Of Flowers Uttarakhand Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Trekking Valley Of Flowers Uttarakhand Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Trekking Valley Of Flowers Uttarakhand Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Trekking Valley Of Flowers Uttarakhand Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Trekking Valley Of Flowers Uttarakhand Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Trekking Valley Of Flowers Uttarakhand Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Trekking Valley Of Flowers Uttarakhand Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Trekking Valley Of Flowers Uttarakhand Adventure Travel The Great Next
  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • Transport from Joshimath-Joshimath in shared SUV (Tempo Traveller or similar vehicle)

    • All vegetarian meals from dinner on Day 1 to breakfast on Day 6
    • Accommodation for 5 nights at Joshimath and Ghangaria in hotels on triple/quad-sharing basis
    • Services of experienced trek leader
    • Any technical equipment required for the trek
    • Permit charges and entry fees (for Indian citizens)
    • First aid kit
    • All applicable taxes

    Excludes

    • Travel between base city and Joshimath

    • Travel arrangements from Haridwar to Joshimath (can be arranged for an additional cost of INR 2,000 per person, in shared SUV for minimum 6 travellers)
    • Porters to carry personal luggage (can be arranged at an additonal cost of INR 450 per day, per bag of maximum 10 kgs)
    • Permit charges and entry fees (for non-Indian citizens)
    • Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, road blocks etc.
    • Personal expenses such as tips to staff, additional meals and beverages etc.
    • Adventure travel or medical insurance
    • Anything not mentioned in inclusions

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • Comfortable, quick-dry apparel
    • Woollen cap and balaclava
    • Trekking footwear
    • Woollen socks and gloves
    • Windcheater and jacket
    • Sweater and thermal wear
    • Raincoat or poncho
    • Not to wear - Expensive jewellery or gadgets
    • Sandals or slippers (while trekking)
    • Hard luggage like suitcases or trolley bags

    What not to Wear

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

    Equipment / Gear

    We Provide

    • Non-AC SUV (Tempo Traveller or similar vehicle) from Joshimath-Joshimath
    • Any technical equipment required for the trek
    • First aid kit

    You need to get

    • Rucksack (with rain cover)
    • Day pack (with rain cover)
    • ID proof
    • Water bottle
    • Trekking poles and knee cap (optional)
    • Sunglasses (polarised, anti-glare)
    • Torch (extra batteries)
    • Sunscreen lotion and lip balm
    • Dry snacks (biscuits, energy bars etc.)
    • Personal toiletries

    Medical Kit

    • Please carry specific prescribed medication and a personal first-aid kit.