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Valley of Flowers With Hemkund Trek Uttarakhand Himalaya

Trip Duration :- 5 nights / 6 days

Valley of Flowers is a monsoon trek and the drive to Govind Ghat itself offers breathtaking rain-washed landscape as the swollen Alaknanda accompanies you. It is a pleasant walk among pilgrims (young and old alike who are heading to Hemkund Sahib) through lush greenery, streams and hill side hamlets. This Valley is a botanists delight. The entire valley is generally a carpet of colours – green, yellow, red, blue. The flowering pattern of the valley apparently changes every few days. While the flowers grow in abundance, these flowers are rare. It is surrounded by mountains with trees at lower levels, brown and grey soil in the middle and bright snow at the top!

  • Trek Grade :- Easy
  • Altitude : 3858 mts/12654ft
  • Best Time To Go :- End June - MidSeptember

Valley of Flowers With Hemkund Trek Uttarakhand Himalaya

T.G. Longstaff and Frank Smythe for the out side world discovered this enchanting place by chance in 1931, though the local villagers of Bhundar valley knew it as Nandankanan since time immemorial. They feared venturing in to the valley, because of the spirit and fairies that were though to be haunting the beautiful valley. They feared that the spirits would carry them away.

more then thousand varieties of flowers, ferns, and Himalayan herbs grow in the valley. 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 mid-July to mid-September.



Trek Heighlight



Considered amongst the finest high altitude grasslands in the Garhwal mountains (Altitude: 3858 mts/12654ft) famous for wild high altitude flowers and herbs during the spring thaw, and offering a splendid view of the Greater Himalayan range. Arguably one of the most romantic spots in the Himalayas - virgin meadows greet the visitor

  • Rishikesh - Joshimath (245kms/8-9 hrs)
  • Joshimath –Govindghat (22 kms/1 hrs) – Ghangaria (14 kms/3-4 hrs)
  • Ghangaria - Valley Of Flowers – Ghangria (5 kms oneside/4-5 hrs)
  • Ghangaria –Hemkund Sahib - Ghangaria (6 kms one side/ 3-4 hrs)
  • Ghangaria – Govind Ghat - Joshimath – Srinagar (160kms/5-6 hrs)
  • Srinagar - Rishikesh


Day Itnery

  • Day 01 : RISHIKESH / JOSHIMATH DRIVE 8-9 HOURS

    Morning after breakfast, drive to reach Joshimath (1890 Mt ) which is the winter abode of Lord Badrinath. The entire drive is along the Alaknanda river. Lunch enroute, Evening arrive at Joshimath and check into the hotel for meals and overnight stay.
  • Day 02 : JOSHIMATH / GOVINDGHAT / GHANGARIYA TREK 5-6 HOURS

    After breakfast one hour drive to Govindghat (1828 mt ). Start trekking to reach Ghangaria(3049 mt ) with packed lunch. Ghangaria is also known as GOVIND DHAM, It is the base camp for visiting Hemkund Sahib and Valley of Flowers.Arrive and camp. Meals and overnight camp.
  • Day 03 : GHANGARIA / VALLEY OF FLOWERS / GHANGARIA TREK 6-7 HOURS

    Morning after breakfast start trek to Valley of flowers. The frist part of the trek is through thick forest along the Pushpavati river. Later we trek in the open meadow. Arrive and explore the area. After encounter rare flowers Brahmkamal , Blue poppy, Potentilla, and hundreds of others, Latter back to camp. Meals and overnight camp.
  • Day 04 : GHANGARIA / HEMKUND LAKE / GHANGARIA TREK 6-7 HOURS

    Morning after breakfast we trek to Hemkund, One of the finest high altitude lake in the Himalayas, and pilgrimage for Sikhs and Hindu as well. The entire trek today is uphill till we reach Hemkund. Explore the area and trace your steps back to the base camp. Meals and over night camp.
  • Day 05 : GHANGARIAR / GOVINDGHAT / JOSHIMATH TREK 4-5 HOURS

    Morning after breakfast trek down to Govind Ghat. Lunch enroute. Arrive and commence drive to Joshimath. Evening visit the market. Meals and over night hotel.
  • Day 06 : JOSHIMATH / RISHIKESH DRIVE 8-9HOURS

    Morning after breakfast drive to Rishikesh, lunch enroute. Arrive Rishikesh. Tour terminates upon arrival at Rishikesh


Includes



  • Accommodation at road heads in guest houses and tents during the entire trip.
  • All meals hygienically cooked and served by our specially trained staff for westerners.
  • Transportation from Rishikesh to Rishikesh by car.
  • Service of an English speaking trekking guide, cook & camp staff during the entire trip.
  • All tourist taxes and others during the trip.
  • Visit to all important Temples and places during the entire trip.
  • Camping equipments on trek e.g tents, mattresses, sleeping bag and others.
  • Porterage of personal rucksack (up to 10 kg) on trek.
  • Porterage of food, vegetable, kitchen, fuel etc.
  • Trekking permit fees on the trek.


Excludes



  • Stay in Rishikesh is not include.
  • Items of personal nature e.g table drinks, telephone, insurance, medical and evacuation and others.
  • Riding ponies on trek (can be arranged on actual by the guide)
  • Any other trip & services other then as specified above.

Hemkund Valley of Flowers

Hemkund Valley of Flowers

Hemkund Valley of Flowers

Hemkund Valley of Flowers

Hemkund Valley of Flowers

Hemkund Valley of Flowers

Hemkund Valley of Flowers

Hemkund Valley of Flowers

Hemkund Valley of Flowers

Hemkund Valley of Flowers

Hemkund Valley of Flowers

Hemkund Valley of Flowers

Hemkund Valley of Flowers

Hemkund Valley of Flowers

Hemkund Valley of Flowers

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