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  • Trip introduction

    The Valley of Flowers trek is known to be one of the most beautiful treks in the Himalayas and is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Your trek takes you into a valley that fills with carpets of flowers for just a few weeks every year. You'll trek past waterfalls and small streams, over verdant meadows, past the snowy peaks of mountains around.

    The Valley of Flowers trek is beautiful all year round, but the prime blooming season is between mid-July to mid-September. During this time, you'll see the most famous flower, the Blue Primula, amongst other Himalayan wildflowers.

    This trek is a fairly easy one, but it includes the thrill of visit to Hemkund Sahib, a sacred gurudwara that lies beside a glacial lake, which is a bit of a steep ascent. You'll also stop on your way back to visit Badrinath temple.

    Destination

    The Valley of Flowers is part of the famous Nanda Devi Biosphere, and is home to the Asiatic black bear, brown bear, snow leopard, blue sheep and more. With more than 300 species of wildflowers blooming, you can spot the blue poppy, cobra lilies and the famous Brahma Kamal.

    Destination highlights

    Trek through the world-famous Valley of Flowers. | Pass verdant meadows, clear streams and gushing waterfalls in the monsoon. | Spot rare Himalayan wildflowers, even the famous Brahma Kamal, if you're lucky. | See pilgrims taking dips in the freezing Hemkund Sahib lake. | Visit the famous temple of Badrinath.

    Activity Details

    10100

    14200

    6000

    48 km

    22 hrs

    12 km

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

    You will be picked up from Haridwar railway station in the morning and driven to Joshimath. It is a 10 hour scenic drive that winds along the Ganga and Alaknanda river. You'll see the famous confluence of rivers and Devprayag, and views of the mountains all around. By evening, you'll arrive in Joshimath. Overnight in a hotel or guesthouse.

    Overnight in hotel in Joshimath.

    You'll be staying in an economy class hotel, on triple or quadruple sharing basis. The rooms are comfortable and clean, and have basic facilities, as well as an attached washrooms. If you need any last minute essentials, you can head out into Joshimath to pick up what you need.

    Day 1 Milestone

    Haridwar

    Joshimath

    06:00 AM

    Food

    Evening tea and snacks | Dinner

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    Day 2 of Valley of Flowers trek: Trek to Ghangaria
    Day 3 of Valley of Flowers trek: Trek to Valley of Flowers
    Day 4 of Valley of Flowers trek: Trek to Hemkund Sahib
    Day 5 of Valley of Flowers trek: Ghangaria to Joshimath via Badrinath
    Day 6 of Valley of Flowers trek: Drive to Haridwar
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  • Cancellation policy

    If a cancellation is made 0-20 days before the departure of the Valley of Flowers trek: No refund.

    If a cancellation is made 21-29 days before the departure of the Valley of Flowers trek: 50% of the total cost will be refunded.

    If a cancellation is made 30 days or more before the departure of the Valley of Flowers trek: 75% of the total cost will be refunded.

    No shows: No refund.

    Rules on trip

    The company follows a zero footprint policy, which includes no overcrowding, proper management and disposal of waste, no harm to the surroundings etc. Participants are expected to follow the same, and not litter or deface nature or any structures during the trek.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    The operator reserves the right to change/cancel the plans/event/tour without prior notice. No arguments or refunds will be entertained.

    Any event cost is exclusive of any kind of insurance or medical coverage/benefits.
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  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • Transport from Haridwar-Joshimath-Govindghat-Joshimath

    • Accommodation on triple/quadruple sharing basis in economy-class hotels/guesthouses or campsites
    • All meals starting from evening snacks on Day 1 to morning tea on Day 6 (veg only)
    • Permit and entrance fees for Indian nationals
    • First aid box
    • Oxygen cylinder
    • Experienced guide and support staff
    • Porter and mule support to carry common camping equipment (if required)
    • All applicable taxes

    Excludes

    • Accommodation in Haridwar

    • Porters or mules to carry personal luggage (can be arranged for INR 500 per bag, per day.)
    • Personal expenses like tips, medicines, phone calls etc.
    • Any transport support during the trek apart from what is included
    • Any meals not mentioned in the inclusions
    • Packaged water, soft drinks etc Any costs arising out of unforeseen
    • circumstances like landslides, road blocks, bad weather, etc.
    • Insurance

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • Quick dry clothing for trekking
    • Carry a micro-fleece sweater and a windproof jacket
    • Dress in layers
    • Carry a raincoat every day
    • Trekking shoes
    • Cotton socks for trekking
    • Not to wear - Expensive jewellery and gadgets
    • 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

    • Transport in Tempo Travellers as per itinerary
    • First aid box
    • Oxygen cylinder
    • All camping equipment (if hotels or guesthouses not available)
    • Technical equipment needed for the trek, if any.

    You need to get

    • Backpack with raincover
    • Raincoat
    • Trekking shoes
    • Sandals for post-trekking hours
    • Quick dry trekking clothing
    • Windproof jacket
    • 4 t-shirts
    • 1 micro-fleece pullover
    • 1 pair of woollen socks for the night
    • 3 pairs of cotton socks for trekking
    • Plastic bags for packing wet clothes
    • Torch
    • Water bottle
    • Towel
    • Camera and phone (with full/extra batteries)
    • Identity cards
    • Personal toiletries
    • Sunglasses
    • Sunscreen
    • Insect repellent

    Medical Kit

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