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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 easy 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.

    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.

    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. | Stay in scenic Ghangaria in hotels. | Trek along rivers and drink from streams.

    Activity Details

    5997

    15200

    5997

    48 kms

    28 hrs

    12 kms

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

    Check in to your hotel in Joshimath today anytime after 14:00 hrs. You have the day to acclimatize and explore the town, or just relax in the cosy hotel. By evening, you'll meet the rest of the trekkers. Eat dinner and 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 may check into the hotel any time after 14:00 hrs. 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

    Joshimath

    Joshimath

    06:30 AM

    Food

    Dinner

    Veg
    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: Return to Joshimath via Badrinath
    Day 6 of the Valley of Flowers trek: Trip ends in Joshimath
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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

    This trek takes you up to about 15,000 feet at Hemkund Sahib. Please consult your physician about taking suitable preventive medication for high altitude sickness.

    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 hotel on twin sharing basis for all nights

    • Transport in Xylo, Innova, or Tempo Traveller from Joshimath-Joshimath as per itinerary
    • Mules to carry client's soft luggage (1 piece, max 10 kgs per person) 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
    • All applicable taxes

    Excludes

    • Meals during transit

    • Any cost other than those in inclusions
    • Hot water charges in Ghangaria: INR 50-70 per bucket
    • Trekking sticks or any trekking equipment if required

    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
    • Mules to carry client's soft luggage (1 piece, max 10 kgs per person) from Govindghat to Ghangaria and back

    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.