You can reach Haridwar by rail from Delhi, Mumbai, Lucknow, and other destinations. You can also fly to Dehradun airport which is about 48 km from Haridwar.
The Valley of Flowers trek is one of the most beloved treks in India. It takes you through the most gorgeous valley, filled with rare flowers, birds, waterfalls and streams, and misty views. You will spend six days in the fresh mountain air, walking along easy trails, and exploring the many viewpoints in the valley. This Valley of Flowers trek also includes a visit to Badrinath and to Hemkund Sahib, which is the world's highest gurudwara, at 14,200 feet. The gurudwara lies along the banks of an ice-covered lake, with snow-capped mountains all around, yet you'll see aged pilgrims taking dips in the freezing water.
IMPORTANT: Travellers are required to carry a lunch box for packed food during the trek.
The Valley of Flowers lies deep in the Garhwal Himalayas, and is covered with snow for at least six months of the year. When the summer heat melts the snow, the ground soaks up all the water, and puts forth glorious blooms in the months afterwards. The best time to visit is in July and August, when the rains have begun. During this time, new flowers blossom every few days covering the slopes in flowers, and the waterfalls and streams are full.
Visit the iconic Valley of Flowers in Uttarakhand. | See a variety of colourful blossoms across the slopes of the valley. | Cross streams and stop at waterfalls. | Do an easy trek that takes you deep into the natural beauty of the Himalayas.
You'll be picked up at Haridwar Railway Station at 07:00 hrs, and will board vehicles to Joshimath. It's a long drive of about 250 kms, which will take you at least 8 hours, but it's a beautiful drive. En route, you'll pass Rishikesh, and the confluences of rivers at Dev Prayag and Rudra Prayag. You'll reach Joshimath late in the evening. Here you'll check into a hotel and will spend the evening exploring Joshimath. Overnight at Joshimath in hotel.
Overnight at Joshimath in hotel.
You'll spend the night at Hotel Kamet or similar hotel in Joshimath. You'll be staying in deluxe rooms with attached washrooms on a triple-sharing basis. Today's meal package includes only dinner. However, you may visit any of the restaurants en route to Joshimath to have meals at an additional cost.
For cancellations made more than 24 days before departure of the Valley of Flowers trek: 95% refund.
For cancellations made 14-24 days before departure of the Valley of Flowers trek: 70% refund.
For cancellations made 10-13 days before departure of the Valley of Flowers trek: 50% refund.
For cancellations made 0-9 days before departure of the Valley of Flowers trek: No refund.
No show: No refund.
All refunds will be processed after deducting any transaction charges.
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.