“Valley of Flowers is one trek where many people begin their journey of trekking in the Himalayas. And why not? It is one of those rare natural botanical gardens in India. Flowers bloom everywhere in a riot of colours. On one side of the flower-decked valley tall cliffs climb to the sky. The other side is guarded by snow-clad mountains. A serene river glides through the middle of the valley. If there is a picturesque setting that is perfect, then this must be it. Don’t discount the exhilarating climb to Hemkund Sahib – an alpine lake at 14,300 ft. That such a large clear water lake can be present at this altitude is hard to fathom! Of course, the langar (meal) at the Gurudwara is to die for! The Valley of Flowers trek manages to show you a glimpse of the joys of Himalayan trekking in just about four days. Once you finish this trek, it doesn’t come as a surprise when you find yourself planning your next big Himalayan adventure. On a very practical note, to see the valley in its floral splendour, you need to time your trek correctly. July and August, during monsoon, is the best time to do the trek.”
Reach Govindghat; 11 hours drive from Haridwar. Transport will be organised from Haridwar Railway station at 6.30 am. The cab costs Rs.6,000 per vehicle for an SUV and Rs9,500 for a Tempo Traveler.
Trek from Govind Ghat (6,233 ft) to Ghangria (9,843 ft); 5 hours, 13 km
Ghangria (9,843 ft) to Valley of Flowers (11,483 ft) and back; 6 hours, 10 km
Ghangria (9,843 ft) to Hemkund Sahib (14,107 ft) and back; 8-9 hours, 12 km
Ghangria (9,843 ft) to Govind Ghat (6,233 ft); 5 hours, 13 km
Depart from Govind Ghat. You will reach Haridwar between 6.00 pm and 7.00 pm. The cab costs Rs.6,000 for an SUV and Rs.9,500 for a Tempo Traveler.
Please note: The stay on all days of this trek will be in lodges. You will not be camping in tents.
BDT 10,990 per person
Valley of flowers is a good trek for people of all age groups. You can go on this trek with your parents and little ones. Since you stay in lodges at Govindghat and Ghangria, there is no camping involved. This is a popular and well established trail where the flowers provide you with visual delights while the sacred Hemkund Sahib is manna for your spirit.
Being an easy to moderate trek, Valley of Flowers does not require any prior high altitude trekking experience. On day 4 of your trek, there is a steep climb from Ghangria at 9,842 ft to Hemkund Sahib at 14,100 feet. This portion is quite strenuous.
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