Major Attractions: One of the most scenic valleys in the world, More than 550 species of flowers & plants (many of them found in this valley only), The valleys changes its color in every 15 days, Rich variety of birds and butterflies, Snow capped mountains and glaciers, Waterfalls, Streams and lush green meadows
Destination Covered: Delhi, Haridwar, Rishikesh, Rudraprayag, Joshimath, Ghangaria, Valley of Flowers, Govindghat, Joshimath, Rishikesh, Delhi
The Valley of Flowers trek is one of the most famous Himalayan treks in India. Even it is that much popular that people who haven’t been to the Himalayas, know about the Valley of Flowers trek.
Valley Of Flower's legendary fame stems from the fact that it is one of India's oldest established treks. The Valley of Flowers National Park was founded by the Indian government in 1980, and it was later designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2002. As a result, trekkers from all over the world have added Valley of Flowers to their bucket lists. The valley is at least a couple of kilometers wide and more than ten kilometers deep, and the view tends to be a carpet of blues, pinks, and yellows streaming along the length and breadth. Having said that, you should keep in mind that the Valley Of Flowers trek is not an easy trek. The trek is mild to difficult, with slightly longer trekking days and a steep climb to Hemkund Sahib that will test your stamina. As a result, be well-prepared for this journey. This is covered in-depth in the 'difficulty' portion of this trek guide.
This comprehensive trekking tour contains all of the information you'll need to complete the trek.
It also contains an intriguing perspective, a tale about how trekking to the Valley of Flowers and Hemkund Sahib can make one fall in love with Himalayan treks.
Arrive at Delhi international airport, you will be received by our representative and transferred to your hotel. Rest of the time is kept free to recover from jetlag. Stay overnight at the hotel.
Haridwar - Rishikesh
Morning transfer to Delhi railway station to board the Shatabadi Express train to Haridwar. Arrive in Haridwar and proceed to reach Rishikesh, the world's Yoga capital and gateway to the Himalayas. Various adventurous activities such as white water river rafting, trekking, and camping can be done here. Later, go to Lakshman Jhula (a 450-foot suspension bridge), Ram Jhula, Bharat temple, Swargashram temple, Geeta Bhawan temple, and other temples and Ashrams. Take a trip to Nilkantha Mahadev temple (12 kilometres from town) – it is located at a height of approximately 5000 feet). Stay overnight at the hotel.
Rishikesh – Rudraprayag - Joshimath
Morning proceed to Joshimath by car, stopping at Rudraprayag, where the mighty Mandakini River and the auspicious Alaknanda River meet in each other. Arrive in Joshimath and you will be transferred to your hotel.
Joshimath – Govindghat - Ghangaria
Early in the morning you will be transferred to Govindghat from where you will start a steady climb towards Ghangaria - the base camp of the valley of flowers (a UNESCO World Heritage Site). Stay overnight at the camp.
Ghangaria – Valley of Flowers - Ghangaria
After breakfast, begin your trek to the Valley of Flowers (3858 meters). Valley of Flowers is a charming place with a remarkable array of rare wild flowers such as Brahma Kamal, Fane Kamal, and numerous other multicoloured flower ranges, making it a traveler's delight. The snow-capped mountain tops, such as Nilgiri Parbat (6474 metres), are defiantly standing in opposition to the skyline. The valley of flowers is ten kilometres long and two kilometres wide, separated by the Pushpawati River, which has combined several smaller streams and water falls. Enjoy the valley's natural beauty before returning to Ghangaria for the overnight stay.
Ghangaria – Hemkund Sahib - Ghangaria
Today we will trek towards Hemkundsahib, a Sikh holy site at 4329 metres above sea level. The trek is extremely steep ascent to Hemkundsahib. Guru Gobind Singh Ji, a well-known Sikh scholar, meditated on the lake's shores, which are surrounded by the seven snow-capped peaks that are now known as Hemkund. Visit the holiest Lake and the world-famous Gurudwara (the Sikh temple). We then trek back to Ghangaria, where we will spend the night in the camp.
Ghangaria – Govindghat - Joshimath
After an early breakfast, trek fourteen Kms to Govindghat. In the afternoon, you will reach at Govindghat and from here transfer through a car to Joshimath. On arrival at Joshimath, check in to the hotel.
Joshimath - Rishikesh
After having breakfast, transfer to Rishikesh. On arrival at Rishikesh, check in to the hotel. Later enjoy the evening Aarti – a very spiritual experience. Stay overnight at the hotel.
Haridwar – Delhi departure
Morning at appropriate time transfer to Haridwar railway station to board the evening train to Delhi. Arrive at Delhi, have dinner at one of the many famous restaurants, later transfer to the international airport to connect the flight back to the onward destination. The tour ends.