About the Valley of Flowers:
Known as the most beautiful trek in the world with the blue Primula, Valley of Flowers Uttarakhand is a must do trek for you. Tucked up at a high altitude this trek is renewed with the Mountaineers and adventure seekers. Blessed with exotic flowers, faunas and magnificent views this Valley of Flowers trek will take you to the world of snow clad mountains and high cliffs. High in the grand Himalayas of the Garhwal district sprawls this captivating valley. The best time to do the Valley of Flowers trek is during the month of mid-July to mid-August.
For this Valley Of Flowers trek, you will have to trek from Govindghat, on the route to Hemkund Sahib, up to Ghangaria which is quite an exhilarating climb. Catch the glimpse of the Himalayan beauty while you head out on this trek. At an altitude of 14,400 ft, you will come across the large clear water lake which will make you stare at it for long. This hidden jewel is a unique habitat and home to millions of species of wildflowers such as saxifrages, sediams, lilies, poppy, calendular, daisies, geranium, zinnia and petunia. Not just this you will come across varieties of colourful butterflies as you continue your Valley of Flowers trek.
This valley is at an altitude of 3250 m and above. This valley is also a core zone of Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve with an expanse of 87.5 sq km which is just a colourful paradise with alpine flowers. According to the legends, it is believed that this is the place where Pawan Putra Hanuman had collected Sanjeevani Buti to cure Laxman. Listen to the sound of birds chirping and the musical sound of the stream during the Valley of Flowers trek. The soothing breeze and the enchanting beauty lure away the nature lovers and the photography lovers.
This valley was also declared as a National Park in 1982 and is a world heritage site. One can also find a variety of rare and endangered species of animals like Asiatic black bear, brown bear, snow leopard, blue sheep and more. With the backdrop of the mountains and the scenic trail, you will feel as you have definitely landed in the land of fairies.
Valley of Flowers Trek Highlights:
- Blessed with the verdant beauty, valley is filled with 300 different types of flowers.
- Get a chance to witness the vivid flora and fauna of the region like brahamkamal, saxifrages, sediams, lilies, blue poppy, calendula, daisies, dog flower and brown bear, blue sheep etc.
- Catch the glimpse of the famous Hathi Parvat and Saptrishi peaks while you head out on this trek.
- Meet the local people and learn about the culture of this region. Also, do share a cup of tea with them.
- While at Hemkund Sahib take a dip in the holy water and purify your soul.
Quick Facts About Valley of Flowers Trek:
Maximum Altitude: 14,400 ft
Temperature: Day: 12°C-20°C and Night: 4°C-10°C
Valley of Flowers Trek Distance: 47km
Difficulty Level: Easy To Moderate
Valley of Flowers Trek Starting and Ending Point: The trek starts and ends at Joshimath
Railway Station: Haridwar is the nearest railway station
Airport: Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun
Base Camp: Govindghat
ATM: Joshimath is the last place where ATM is there.
There are two different variants available with this package as given below:
Variant 1: Valley of Flowers Trek Ex Joshimath- Rs. 6500/- per person
Variant 2: Valley of Flowers Trek Ex Haridwar- Rs. 9200/- per person
How to reach?
Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun serves as the nearest airport to Haridwar. Local vehicles can be availed from outside the airport to reach Haridwar by road from Dehradun.