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  • Trip introduction

    There are many reasons to go to the Valley of Flowers: the gorgeous, multi-coloured carpet of flowers that covers the slopes around; the mist swirling around the tops of peaks; the waterfalls that dot the landscape; but the most important reason is that you have a small window of time when the Valley of Flowers is open to trekkers, and that's why you should book your trip now.

    This Valley of Flowers trek is suitable for first-time trekkers, families with kids, or groups looking for a fun outing in the mountains. Your Valley of Flowers trek itinerary also takes you to Hemkund Sahib Gurudwara, a famous Sikh pilgrimage spot on the banks of the Hemkund lake, where devotees take a dip in the ice-covered water.

    This Valley of Flowers trek itinerary includes a pickup from Haridwar and a stay on the last day in Auli, in a charming mountain lodge.

    IMPORTANT: This trek also takes you to Badrinath. However, the visit to Badrinath is subject to good weather conditions. A final call will be taken by the trek leader on the day of the visit.

    Destination

    The Valley of Flowers is a National Park located between the Zanskar and Great Himalaya ranges. It is home to the Asiatic black bear, the reclusive snow leopard, and the red fox, amongst other endangered species. As you walk, you'll smell the roses blooming, and pick wild strawberries or taking photographs of rare orchids and primula flowers.

    On your last night on the Valley of Flowers trek, you'll be staying at a lodge in Auli. This is a brand new lodge is perched on a cliff overlooking Nanda Devi Peak, Dronagiri, Kamet, and Mana Peak. You'll be staying in twin-sharing rooms with attached washrooms with geysers, heater, a private sit-out to admire the views, and free Wi-Fi.

    Destination highlights

    Trek to Valley of Flowers, one of the most beautiful spots in the Himalayas. | Visit the ice-cold lake and gurudwara of Hemkund Sahib. | Stop over for one night in Auli, for views of iconic peaks like Nanda Devi, Droniagiri, Kamet, and more.

    Activity Details

    5997

    15200

    5997

    48 kms

    28 hrs

    12 kms

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

    You'll set off at 06:30 hrs from Haridwar. You'll drive past Devprayag, to see the confluence of the Bhagirathi and Alaknanda rivers. It's a drive of about 290 kms and will take you almost all day. By evening, you'll get to Joshimath and check into a cosy hotel. Go to bed early so that you can wake up and get a good start on your day. Overnight in hotel.

    Overnight at Joshimath in hotel.

    You'll spend the night at The Himalayan Abode or similar hotel in Joshimath. You'll be staying in deluxe rooms with attached washrooms on a twin-sharing basis. Today's meal package includes only dinner. You may visit any of the restaurants in Joshimath to have additional meals at an extra cost.

    Check hotel pictures here: www.thehimalayanabode.com

    Day 1 Milestone

    Haridwar

    Joshimath

    06:30 AM

    Food

    Dinner

    Veg | Egg
    Day 2 of the Valley of Flowers trek: Trek to Ghangaria
    Day 3 of the Valley of Flowers trek: Trek to the Valley of Flowers
    Day 4 of the Valley of Flowers trek: Trek to Hemkund Sahib
    Day 5 of the Valley of Flowers trek: Ghangaria to Auli via Badrinath
    Day 6 of the Valley of Flowers trek: Auli to Haridwar
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  • Cancellation policy

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

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

    For cancellations made 15 days or more before departure of the Valley of Flowers trek: 85% refund.

    No show: No refund.

    If the Valley of Flowers trek itinerary has to be aborted/rescheduled for extreme weather/safety of the trekkers and crew, there will be no refunds.

    All refunds will be processed after deducting any transaction charges.

    Rules on trip

    Travellers are required to adhere to the 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

    The tour operator takes utmost care to ensure safety of the travellers and shall not be held responsible for any mishap or accident during the trek to Valley of Flowers.

    Travellers will be required bear any additional costs arising due to unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, road blocks etc.

    Travellers will be required to sign an indemnity form before departure of the trek to Valley of Flowers.
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  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • Accommodation in deluxe hotels on twin sharing basis for all nights

    • Complimentary accomodation in Auli mountain lodge for last night
    • In-room facilities: King sized beds, attached washrooms with geyser, heater, private sit-out
    • Transport in Xylo, Innova, or Tempo Traveller from Haridwar-Haridwar as per itinerary
    • Personal porter from Govindghat to Ghangaria and back
    • All meals from dinner on Day 1 to breakfast on Day 6
    • Evening snacks on all trekking days
    • Qualified and experienced trek leaders, guide
    • First aid treatment/facilities
    • Entry fee to Valley of Flowers
    • Any trekking equipment required
    • All applicable taxes

    Excludes

    • Stay and food at Haridwar

    • Hot water charges in Ghangaria: INR appox. 50-70 per bucket
    • Meals during transit
    • Any cost other than those in inclusions

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • Raincoat/waterproof jacket
    • Fleece innerwear
    • Trekking shoes
    • Sunglasses
    • Cap
    • Quick-dry t-shirts
    • Trekking pants or leggings
    • Light jacket (woollen)
    • Floaters or sandals for after trekking
    • Four pairs of socks
    • One heavy jacket
    • Not to wear - Expensive jewellery, watches or electronic items
    • Hard suitcases or strolley bags

    What not to Wear

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

    Equipment / Gear

    We Provide

    • Xylo, Innova, or Tempo Traveller as per itinerary
    • Any trekking equipment required

    You need to get

    • Backpack (min 55 liters) with rain cover
    • Day pack for a water bottle, camera, snacks, raincoat/jacket
    • Personal medicines if required
    • Light towel lip balm
    • Cold cream and sun screen (SPF 40+) recommended
    • Water bottle 1 lt.
    • Light snacks for trekking days (optional)

    Medical Kit

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