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Valley of Flower Trek
5 Nights 6 Days – Valley of Flowers
Trek Overview
Region:- Uttarakhand, Chamoli
Duration:- 6 Days
Grade:- Easy To Moderate
Max Altitude :- 14,100 Ft.
Approx Trekking Km:- 37 Kms.
The most beautiful of all Himalayan flowers, the blue Primula can be seen blooming in
thousands in the valley. The best time to see the valley in full bloom is from mid-July to
mid-August. To reach the valley one has to trek from Govind Ghat, on the route to Hemkund
Sahib, up to Ghangaria, 12 km ahead. Few furlongs ahead of Ghangaria the trek route to the
valley takes a detour towards the left. The valley is about 5 km from Ghangaria. The
high-altitude serine lake, known as Hemkund ( 4300m/14,100ft) lies in heavenly environs. A
steep trek from Ghangharia leads one to this spot in about four to six hours. It is an important
pilgrimage for both Hindus and Sikhs, as well as for people from other faiths. There is a Sikh
Gurudwara and a Lakshman temple built on the bank of the lake. Encircled by seven snow-clad
peaks and their associated glaciers, it reflects its surroundings enchantingly on its crystal clear
serene waters.

The glaciers from Hathi Parvat and Saptrishi peaks feed the lake and a small stream called
Himganga flows out of this lake.
Badrinath or Badrinarayan Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Vishnu which is situated in the
town of Badrinath in Uttarakhand, India. The temple and town form one of the four Char Dham
and Chota Char Dham pilgrimage sites. The temple is also one of the 108 Divya Desams
dedicated to Vishnu, who is worshipped as Badrinath—holy shrines for Vaishnavites. It is open
for six months every year (between the end of April and the beginning of November), because
of extreme weather conditions in the Himalayan region. The temple is located in Garhwal hill
tracks in Chamoli district along the banks of Alaknanda, It is one of the most visited pilgrimage
centers of India.
Brief Itinerary
Day 1- Rishikesh to Joshimath
Distance- 255 km, Altitude 1,900m/6,200ft.
Pick up from Rishikesh bus stand at 6:30 AM
Driving Time-10-11 hrs.
The last ATM point is available in Joshimath.
Market available in Joshimath.
Networks are available all along the way.
Guesthouse stay (Shared Accommodation).
Haridwar to Rishikesh
Rishikesh to Devprayag (confluence of Bhagirathi river and Alaknanda river)
Srinagar to Rudrapryag (confluence of Mandakini river and Alaknanda river)
Rudrapryag to Karnprayag (confluence of Pindar river and Alaknanda river)
Day 2- Drive Joshimath to Govindghat -Pulna, and Trek to Ghangharia
40 km 50 minutes, Govindghat to Pulna (2,000m/6,800ft).
9 km 4 hours, Pulna to Ghangharia (2,290m/9,800ft).
Gradual ascent on a stone-paved path, all the way along the river.
Water is available along the route.
Mule and porter facility is available from Pulna.
BSNL network is available at Ghangaria.
Helicopter service available from Govind ghat to Ghangaria and from only if the weather allows

Stay in guest house (Shared Accommodation). Noteworthy Site: Govinddham Gurudwara,
Govindghat; Hemkund Gurduwara base, Ghangharia; Valley of Flowers Information Center;
Day 3- Ghangaria to Valley of Flower and back to Ghangaria
Altitude- 3,500m/11,500ft.
Distance- 4 km, each way.
Trek Time- 7 hours.
The Valley is 6-7 km long, ends with a glacier.
Mixed incline till the valley followed by a level walk on grassland.
Can refill water bottles from streams on the way.
Packed lunch will be given, no food is available in the valley.
Camping inside the valley is not allowed, can’t stay after sunset.
Night stay in Guesthouse (Shared Accommodation).
Prominent flowers:- Blue Poppy, Snake Foil, White Leaf Hog Foot, Himalayan Rose, Meadow
Geranium, Dog Flower, Hooked Stick Seed, and River Anemone.
Day 4- Ghangaria to Hemkund Sahib and back to Ghangaria
Altitude- 4,300m/14,100 ft.
Distance- 5.5 km, each way.
Trek Time- 7 hours.
Gradual and steep mixed ascent on a stair welled stone-paved path.
Mule ride service is available till Hemkund Sahib.
Can refill water from roadside dhabas.
Hot lunch at Gurduwara langar.
Brahma Kamal, Himalayan blue poppy can be seen on the way to Hemkund Sahib.
Night stay in Guest house.
Day 5- Ghangaria to Govindghat and Drive to Badrinath 30km, spent your precious time in
Badrinath temple. And drive back to joshimath.
Distance to Govind Ghat- 13 km
Trek Time-5 hours
Driving Time- 3 hours
Packed lunch
Guest house stay in Joshimath
Day 6:- Joshimath to Rishikesh
After Morning Tea/Coffee, Depart to Rishikesh.
you’ll reach Rishikesh between 6 -7:00 pm. You can book further travel any time after 8:00 pm.
Detail Itinerary
Day 01: Rishikesh to Joshimath
You will begin your journey with us from Rishikesh. Starting the drive from Rishikesh from the
appointed pickup point (Rishikesh bus stand), we will take the fabled Badrinath Road. The
nine-hour drive to Joshimath will surely be long and arduous, but you are never going to run out
of mesmerizing views. The great river running with us on parallel will get wilder and more
fascinating as we trudge uphill. We will be passing by the 4 of the Panchprayag or the five holy
confluence of Ganga—Devaprayag, Rudraprayag, Karnaprayag, and Nandaprayag. So, keep
your cameras ready and remain awake for most of the journey!
Day 02: Joshimath – Ghangaria Trek
From Joshimath to Govindghat the distance is 22km. En route, you can spot the final
Vishnuprayag. We will start off on the drive in the morning after breakfast and reach Govindghat
by 8 am and then a 4 km drive to Pulna which is the starting point. It will be a 9 km uphill route
along the river, Pushpawati. The entire trail will be crowded most of the time. Many snack shops
selling the beverage, hot noodles, omelets with bread, paratha, and the like can be found on this
trail. So, you will never go hungry. The trek will be on a clearly defined stone-paved path,
conveniently built with stairs. After a 5 km walk, you will arrive at Bhyundar village. This village
marks an amazing viewpoint for clear Hathi Parvat sights. Enjoy the wonderful sights as much
as you can, because the strainful steep ascent will commence henceforth. You will reach
Gangharia before nightfall, attaining an altitude of 10, 000 feet. The stay will be at a
Day 03: Ghangaria – Valley of Flower – Ghangaria.
The journey to Valley of Flowers is a distance of 4 km. The valley is 6-7 km long; the distance
traveled in the valley depends on how the trekkers want to explore the valley. Another, factor to
be considered is the stamina of the trekkers.
Right, when you start from Ghangaria in 30 minutes forest check post arrives. The check post
might not be an attraction but right before check post, there is a gushing waterfall called Laxman
waterfall. Another 20 minutes into the greenery and the next furious attraction comes. At this
the Pushpavati river flows furiously below a wooden bridge. It is quite a common yet unique
and mesmerizing capture. The trail is steep and stone-paved like the previous day. You can find
many bridges and landslide areas when you enter the valley.
The valley is thousand times stupendous than you might have imagined. It truly makes the
Himalayan peaks are lively and cherishing. Blue Poppy, Snake Foil, White Leaf Hog Foot,
Himalayan Rose, Meadow Geranium, Dog Flower, Hooked Stick Seed are the native flowers.
These astounding colorful blossoms end after a 5 km stretch at a glacier. If the weather is clear
the mighty Himalayan peaks of Nilgiri Parvat, Bhyundar Khal, Rattaban, Gauri Parvat, etc. in the
background. Today’s journey will conclude with your coming back to Ghangaria before nightfall.
Day 04: Ghangaria – Hemkund – Ghangaria
Get ready early in the morning to start trekking (6 Km) for “HEMKUND SAHIB”. One of the most
revered of all Sikh Shrines, The Hemkund Sahib, the World’s Highest Gurudwara, is situated at
an altitude of 4,329 meters. There will be porters and mules if you wish to offload your load. The
trail today will be similar to previous days stone-paved and continuous ascend. There will be
shops on the way where you can energize yourself. Watch out for the rare flower Brahmakamal
that will be spotted beside pathways.
The Gurudwara is placed magically beside the mirror-like glacial lake Hemkund. During clear
skies, one can witness the flawless reflections of the adjoining Saptrishi peaks. The lake is fed
by the melting glaciers of Hathi Parvat and Saptrishi peaks. Religious Laxman temple is also
near the lake. In the afternoon trek down to reach Ghangariya for an overnight stay. The
evening is free for rest & relaxation.

Day 5 : Ghangaria to Govindghat and drive to Joshimath
After your breakfast in the morning, we descend to Govindghat and drive to Badrinath, visit the
temple and drive back to Joshimath.
On arrival, check into the hotel. Overnight: Hotel
Day 06: Joshimath to Rishikesh
The ride will commence at 6 am and you will reach Rishikesh around 6 pm. Your Breakfast and
Lunch will be on the way at a roadside inn, exclusive of charges, after having your morning
tea/coffee you can leave for your next destination. We advise you to book further travel after 8
How to Reach
By Air :-
Jolly Grant Airport is the airport serving Dehradun, located about 48 km from the Haridwar.
There is a daily flight from Delhi for Dehradun, reach Haridwar one day early if coming by flight.
By Train:-
An excellent rail network connects Haridwar to other important cities like Delhi, Mussoorie,
Mumbai, Varanasi, Lucknow, and Kolkata.
From Delhi -DDN NZM AC EXPRESS (2205)
From Kolkata- Doon Express (13009)
From Mumbai- Dehradun Express (19019)
From Chennai- Dehradun express (12687)
By Bus:-
There are many regular bus services from Delhi to Rishikesh, from Delhi ISBT Kashmere Gate.
We would suggest taking only government buses from ISBT Kashmere Gate. Usually, buses
drop you at the Rishikesh bus station.
Cost Terms
1. Accommodation. (Guesthouse, Homestay) on Sharing basis.
2. Meals while on trek from Dinner on Day 1 to Dinner on Day 5.
3. All necessary entry fees and permits.
4. First Aid Medical Kits.
5. Mountaineering qualified & professional Trek Leader, Guide, Cook and Support staff.
6. Staff Insurance.
7. Porters/mules to carry central equipment.
8. Transport Rishikesh to Govindghat and return.
1. Food during the transit.
2. Insurance.
3. Mules or porter to carry personal luggage.
4. Anything not specifically mentioned under the head Price Includes.
5. Any kind of emergency evacuation charges
6.Any kind of personal expenses.
Cancellation policy, Term & Conditions
Fitness: A high-altitude trek in the Himalayas requires considerable fitness. Your body needs to
train itself to process more work with lower levels of oxygen. Therefore, on treks, cardiovascular
training is critically important. You need to be able to jog a distance of 4 km in 40 mins before
the start of the trek. Unable to do so can make your trek difficult. In addition, the preparation of
The trek needs to include strength and flexibility training. Registering for the trek is an
that you will undertake the mandated fitness training.
Backpack carrying: All trekkers are advised to carry their own backpacks. All common gear will
be carried by the support team. If for some reason a trekker is unable to carry his or her
backpack, he/she can offload the same by paying an additional charge before they start the trek.
No suitcases/trolleys will be allowed.
Drop out during trek: If for any reason a participant has to drop out from the trek on any day
then We will help the trekker to reach the nearest road head. The support staff will accompany
the participant to the nearest road head.
The cancellation charges are as under:
Cancellations prior to 30 days from the start of the trek – Full Refund.
Cancellations prior to 29-15 days from the start of the trek – 80% Refund or Trek Voucher worth
paid amount (Trek Voucher is valid 12 months).
Cancellation prior to 7-14 days from the start of the trek — 50% refund or Trek Voucher worth
paid amount (Trek Voucher is valid 12 months).
Cancellation prior to 7 days from the start of the trek — no refund
Drinking and smoking during the trek are strictly prohibited. If found flouting the rules, your
participation on the trek will be canceled with immediate effect.
Route changes, postponement, delay, or finishing the trek a day earlier: Under some
extraordinary circumstance, your trek may end a day earlier or start a day later. This may
become necessary due to inclement weather, snow and ice conditions, political restrictions, or
any other cause. In the event of a change, postponement or delay, participants have no right to
refund of the trek (in whole or in part) or other compensation for any injury, loss or damage. Trek
fee is not charged broken down in terms of days but is a composite fee for the whole trek.
Carry a valid govt. issued I’d. (Original and photocopy both)
*Things to carry*
• Backpack & Rain Cover (40-60 Litres)
• Day pack & rain cover
• Trekking Shoes (waterproof)
• floaters
• LED Torch
• One Water Bottle (one liter)
• Basic Medications (or prescribed if any)
• Clothes
• Trekking Jacket
• Three Warm Layers
• Two trek pants (one Wear and one carry)
• Two collared t-shirts
• Thermals
•Extra Pair of Clothes
•woolen sweater
•woolen cap
• Sunglasses
• Sunscreen Lotion (SPF 50/70)
• Lip Balm (SPF 30)
• Sun cap
• Synthetic hand gloves
• Three pairs of Socks
• Raincoat/Ponchos
• Plastic cover (for wet clothes)
₹6499 – Joshimath to Joshimath
₹8999 – Rishikesh to Rishikesh