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DURATION: 5 nights, 6 days
Somewhere away from pollution but full of adventure this virtual paradise on earth has been unknown to the outside world until the great Mountaineer Frank S Smith discovered it in the year 1931. It is famous for its charming and embarking flowers which resembles a kind of fairyland. During ancient times, locals used to call this place ‘Pushpawati Valley’ because the river originates somewhere near it and was considered a place inhabited by fairies. So, people time for another fantastic floral trek-Best of Uttrakhand treks- The Valley of Flowers.
Bestowed with the rare and exotic Himalayan flora, the Valley of Flowers National Park is a bouquet of nature peacefully snuggled in the West Himalayan region of Uttrakhand. The valley of flowers is a much-sought destination for trekkers, flower lovers, botanists, photographers, and wildlife photographers. How can HikerWolf miss this and also for Smith-Frank Smith who discovered this place?
Let’s be a part of the enchanting valley of flowers trek this rainy season!
- Batch 1: 8th August 2021
- Batch 2: 15th August 2021
- Batch 3: 29th August 2021
Block your seat by paying just ₹2000/- at the current discounted price and pay the rest 20 days before the event date
We’ve made it easy to change your travel plans up to 20 days prior to your trip’s departure date
You can choose new dates and/or a new destination or get a full refund without any penalty up to 20 days before the trip date
Note: We will provide you with complete assistance in planning your travel from your hometown to the meeting point. You are free to choose any mode of transportation, be it train, flight or bus as per your budget and convenience.
Day 1: Haridwar Railway Station -Govind Ghat (2450m) | Drive along Ganga & Alaknanda Rivers
Drive: 280km /9-10 hrs
Meet at Haridwar Railway Station at 06:00 Hrs and get transferred to Govind Ghat by vehicle. Making its way along Ganga and Alaknanda Rivers, the drive is an engaging one. Cross holy towns of Rishikesh, Dev Prayag, and Rudra Prayag. Reach the destination and relax in a beautiful lodge. Overnight will be spent in the lodge.
Day 2: Govind Ghat (3050m) – Ghangaria | Ghangaria Trek, Trail the valley of flowers trek
Drive: 1hr | Trek 4-5hrs
Today, wake up early morning for a trek to Ghangaria. Trail the valley of flowers trek through forest area and villages and the sights of the waterfall and verdant landscapes. After covering 11km in 4-5 hours, reach Ghangaria. If you wish, you can also hire a mule or use the helicopter service to reach Ghangaria.
Day 3: Ghangaria (3050m) – Valley of Flowers (3600m) – Ghangaria | Valley of Flowers National Park
This balmy day, look forward to a short climb to the valley, moderate gradient and fetching landscapes. It will take you around 2 hours to reach the famous Valley of Flowers National Park. Feast your eyes on vast meadows dotted with vibrant alpine flowers, many streams, and lofty mountains.
The Valley of Flowers National Park, with its rich biodiversity, flora and fauna, will leave you spellbound by the beauty of nature. You can spot various endangered yet majestic animals at the park such as red fox, snow leopard, and musk deer.
Right at the entrance famous Valley of Flowers National Park, stands the snowy Ratban Parvat Peak, on the left is Nar Parvat and on the right is the dense Birch Forest. Unravel the charms of the region over a good 3-4 hours. Head back to the camp/Lodge at Ghangaria.
Day 4: Ghangaria (3050m) – Hemkund Sahib (4329m) – Ghangaria (3050m) | Hemkund Sahib, Laxman Mandir
Ascend to Hemkund Sahib, a revered Sikh Shrine built next to the mesmerizing lake (ringed by wildflowers with Brahmkamal being the most popular) over 3-4 hours. Expect steep climbs at some places. Once there, soak in the beauty of the place as sip on the piping hot tea served at the Gurudwara (shrine). Visit Laxman Mandir next to the Gurudwara. By noon, retreat to Ghangaria.
Overnight will be spent at the campsite/Lodge.
Day 5: Ghangaria –Govindghat | Valley of Flowers Trek
On this day, we will trace the valley of flowers trek back to Govindghat. Plonked on the banks of holy Alaknanda and with Neelkanth Peak as the backdrop, this place of worship makes for a riveting destination especially for those into spirituality. Here are sulfur water pools and fresh air.
Later in the evening, you head to the lodge in Govind Ghat. Take a shower and dig into a delectable meal. Overnight will be spent in the lodge.
Day 6: Govindghat- Haridwar | Valley of Flower Trip Ends Here
Dig into breakfast and drive down Haridwar. The trip ends here…
- Veg meals while on the trek
- Trekking Equipment
- First aid medical kits,
- Qualified and experienced trek leader, guide, and support staff.
- All NECESSARY forest Permits.
- Transportation from Govind ghat to Govind ghat
- Personal expenses like portages, tips, laundry, mineral water, etc
- Any activity not mentioned in the inclusions
- Travel Insurance
- Additional cost due to flight cancellation/ roadblocks, Political unrest, etc
- Transportation from Haridwar to Govind ghat and back. If needed, transportation will be provided (Rs 2500) will be charged additionally.
Superb Group of Super enthusiastic people. Had an amazing experience throughout from day 1 starting from Dehradun to summit to back to Dehradun. Everything was upto the mark, especially Neel bhai who took care of each & everyone in the group throughout the trek. Enjoyed alot. A trek to be cherished for a long long time
January 30, 2021