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  • Trip introduction

    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.

    Destination

    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.

    Destination highlights

    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.

    Activity Details

    9000

    14200

    6100

    38 kms

    20 hrs

    8 kms

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

    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.

    Day 1 Milestone

    Haridwar

    Joshimath

    06:00 AM

    Food

    Dinner

    Veg
    Day 2 of the Valley of Flowers trek: Joshimath to Ghangaria
    Day 3 of the Valley of Flowers trek: Day trek to Hemkund Sahib
    Day 4 of the trek to Valley of Flowers: Day visit to Valley of Flowers!
    Day 5 of the trek to Valley of Flowers: Ghangaria to Joshimath
    Day 6 of the trek to Valley of Flowers: Return to Haridwar
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  • Cancellation policy

    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.

    Rules on trip

    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.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    A moderate level of health and fitness is required to book this trek to Valley of Flowers. If you have any cardiac or respiratory conditions, or suffer from knee or spinal problems, please inform the tour operator and consult your doctor before booking this trip.

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

    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.
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  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • Travel arrangements from Haridwar-Haridwar in SUV or Tempo Traveller

    • Accommodation in hotels at Joshimath and Ghangharia on triple/quad-sharing basis (can be upgraded for twin-sharing basis for an additional cost of INR 3,200 per person)
    • All meals from dinner on Day 1 to dinner on Day 5 (please carry a lunch box for packed food during the trek)
    • Service of experienced trek leader
    • Permit fees, camping charges and entry fees
    • First aid kit
    • All applicable taxes

    Excludes

    • Travel costs between base city and Haridwar

    • Any meals during transit
    • Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, road blocks etc.
    • Personal expenses such as tips to staff, additional meals or beverages etc.
    • Adventure travel or medical insurance
    • Anything not mentioned in inclusions

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • 2 synthetic trekking pants
    • 2 full-sleeve T-shirts
    • 1 fleece T-shirt
    • 1 fleece jacket
    • 1 down feather jacket
    • 1 wind or waterproof jacket
    • 1 pair of thermal inners
    • 1 poncho
    • 1 sun cap
    • 1 woolen cap
    • 1 balaclava
    • 1 neck-gaiter
    • A pair of sunglasses
    • 1 pair of trekking shoes
    • 1 pair of cotton socks
    • Not to wear - Sandals and floaters
    • Expensive jewelry and gadgets

    What not to Wear

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

    Equipment / Gear

    We Provide

    • Any equipment required during the trek
    • Vehicles for transport
    • Packed lunches
    • First aid and medical kit
    • Oxygen cylinder, if required

    You need to get

    • Backpack with rain cover
    • Day pack for essentials
    • Walking stick
    • Head torch
    • Water bottle (2 bottles of 1 ltr each)
    • Snacks like energy bars, dried fruit
    • Sunscreen
    • Sunglasses
    • Moisturizer
    • Lip balm
    • Raincoat or poncho
    • Thermals

    Medical Kit

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