Haridwar is well connected by means of road and rail. There are many trains connecting Delhi and Haridwar.
This 6-day trek to Valley of Flowers is not just a treat to the eyes but also a balm to the heart. Rich in biodiversity, this high altitude Himalayan valley is picturesque to say the least. The sight of a valley full of colourful flowers of various hues and shades, nestled between rugged Himalayan slopes, is one that you will cherish forever.
Starting from Govindghat, a small town located at the confluence of the Alakananda and the Lakshman Ganga rivers, you'll trek to Ghangaria, the last human settlement in the Bhyundar Valley. You also visit Hemkund Sahib, a Gurdwara on the shores of a glacial lake. Depending on weather and road conditions, you may also get to visit Badrinath, home of the holy temple of Badrinath.
This is a moderately challenging trek to Valley of Flowers and is perfect for newcomers. The best time to undertake the Valley of Flowers trek is between June and October.
Located at a height of 12,000 feet above sea level, the undulating meadows of the Valley of Flowers is home to a wide variety of indigenous alpine flowers. Orchids, marigolds, primulas, poppies and many other such flowers carpet the floor of the valley.
This picturesque landscape is also the habitat of several endangered species of animals such as the Asiatic black bear, snow leopards and musk deer. Largely unknown to the outside world until 1931, today the Valley of Flowers trek is not only a great attraction for trekkers but also has tremendous ecological significance.
Explore the wee Himalayan village of Ghangaria and its surroundings. | Absorb the enchanting beauty of the Valley of Flowers. | Trek up steep slopes to the icy Hemkund Sahib. | Walk around the picturesque town of Joshimath.
You'll be picked up from Haridwar railway station early in the morning. The drive to Govindghat will take 8 to 9 hours. You will pass through the holy city of Devprayag, at the confluence of the Bhagirathi and Alakananda rivers. You will reach Govindghat by evening. You will spend the night taking rest and preparing for the trek the next day. Overnight at Govindghat in hotel.
Overnight at Govindghat in hotel.
You'll spend the night at Hotel Mangalam or similar hotel in Govindghat. You'll be staying in deluxe rooms with attached washrooms on a triple/quad-sharing basis. Today's meal package includes only dinner. You may visit any of the restaurants en route to Govindghat to have additional meals at an extra cost.
Haridwar Railway Station
For cancellations made 24 days or more before departure of the Valley of Flowers trek: 95% refund.
For cancellations made between 14-23 days before departure of the Valley of Flowers trek: 70% refund.
For cancellations made between 8-13 days before departure of the Valley of Flowers trek: 50% refund.
For cancellations made less than 7 days before departure of the Valley of Flowers trek: No refund.
No show: No refund.
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Travellers are required to adhere to the instructions of the trek leader during the trek to Valley of Flowers.
Travellers are requested to treat the local culture with respect and avoid littering, defacing property and monuments and causing general disturbance.
Consumption of liquor, drugs, tobacco products and cigarettes is strictly prohibited during the trek to Valley of Flowers.