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Valley of Flower

Valley of Flower

  • Govindghat to Govindghat
  • Rishikesh to Rishikesh


(Govindghat to Govindghat)
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Valley of Flowers National Park is an Indian national park, located in North Chamoli and Pithoragarh, in the state of Uttarakhand and is known for its meadows of endemic alpine flowers and the variety of flora. This richly diverse area is also home to rare and endangered animals, including the Asiatic black bear, snow leopard, musk deer, brown bear, red fox and blue sheep. Birds found in the park include Himalayan monal pheasant and other high altitude birds.

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(Rishikesh to Rishikesh)
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Valley of Flowers National Park is an Indian national park, located in North Chamoli and Pithoragarh, in the state of Uttarakhand and is known for its meadows of endemic alpine flowers and the variety of flora. This richly diverse area is also home to rare and endangered animals, including the Asiatic black bear, snow leopard, musk deer, brown bear, red fox and blue sheep. Birds found in the park include Himalayan monal pheasant and other high altitude birds.

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  • Overview
  • How To Reach?
  • Things to carry
  • Cancellation Policy
  • Expectations

Brief Description

Valley of Flowers National Park is an Indian national park, located in North Chamoli and Pithoragarh, in the state of Uttarakhand and is known for its meadows of endemic alpine flowers and the variety of flora. This richly diverse area is also home to rare and endangered animals, including the Asiatic black bear, snow leopard, musk deer, brown bear, red fox and blue sheep. Birds found in the park include Himalayan monal pheasant and other high altitude birds. At 3352 to 3658 meters above sea level, the gentle landscape of the Valley of Flowers National Park complements the rugged mountain wilderness of Nanda Devi National Park to the east. Together, they encompass a unique transition zone between the mountain ranges of the Zanskar and Great Himalaya. The park stretches over an expanse of 87.50 km and it is about 8 km long and 2 km wide. The park lies completely in the temperate alpine zone. Both parks are encompassed in the Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve (223,674 ha) which is further surrounded by a buffer zone (5,148.57 km). Nanda Devi National Park Reserve is in the UNESCO World Network of Biosphere Reserves.

Trek Itinerary

Day 1: 10/11 hours drive to Base Camp, Govindghat (1920 m)

Valley of Flowers - Aoneadventures

The trek to the Valley of Flowers (VoF) and Hemkund starts a little ahead of Joshimath at a pilgrimage place called Govind Ghat. Leave Rishikesh at 7 am and travel along the Alaknanda River on the Badrinath Highway. Roads are dangerously cut on the sides of the mountain and many times you see the river flowing in a deep ditch below. There is a BSN network available in Govindghat, so make all your calls here before going on the trek. Next you will not have the possibilities of network.

Day 2: Pool from Govindghat to Ghangharia

  • Elevation: (1,920 m) to (2,926 m) (2,192 m) through
  • Time taken: up to 4 km pool. 5-6 hours trek, 9 km
  • Trek Gradient: Easy-Moderate. Gradually climb a well-defined trail
  • Water source: Take enough water. You can refill your water bottles at any dhaba.

There is now a motorable road to Poolna. This reduces today's distance which was 9 km from the earlier 13 km. Start with a 4 km cab ride to Poolna. It is usually filled with Sikh pilgrims walking up and down. Take care of the cleanliness on the trail every day. It is a captivating and inspiring scene.

The 9 km trek from Poolna to Ghangharia leads along the river. You should stay in a roadside dhaba for food and tea. You cross the river. After this, you do not trek along the river.

The trek takes 5/6 hours and you reach a tabular land. This is when you know that you are close to Ghangharia. Ghangharia has a helipad and some space for camping. 500 meters from the helipad is the one-lane village of Ghangharia, which is surrounded by hotels and gurudwaras. The gurudwara provides free accommodation and food to all.

Day 3: Valley of Flowers and Back Valley

  • Elevation: (2,195 m) to (3,505 m)
  • Time taken: 6/7 hours, 3.5 km each way
  • Trek shield: Easy. Walking flat in the valley. After one or two hours of trekking, you can refill your water bottles from the currents found in the valley.

Leave Ghangharia in the morning (6.30 am) to give yourself a full day in the Valley of Flowers. There is a gate to buy entrance tickets in the valley. Walk inside and look at the small flowering plants on both sides. The gate has a beautiful bridge around a river, a kilometer below.

Long rocky mountains rise before you. The stream flows beneath you and there are small, hard ice patches beside it. It can be a large and welcoming place unlike the previous day's trek, the scenery has taken a drastic turn for better and any direction that gives you a picture-complete look. On the flat path and a few kilometers to its right, the trek opens up to the valley.

The entire valley is usually a carpet of colors - green, yellow, red, blue. It is surrounded by trees on the lower levels, the bright sunny day will ensure the deep blue sky to complete the picture and take it beyond your imagination. , There is brown clay in the middle and shiny ice at the top. The valley is actually a botanist's dreamland. See different kinds of bees and insects hovering over these strange flowers.

Walk further into the valley and you will be filled with a wonderful fragrance, the valley extends 5-7 km further.

The glacier where the valley ends. Picture by Sandhya UC
The major flowers that you will see in July-August include Medo Gerium, Snake Foal, Hooked Stick Seed, Himalayan Rose, Blue Poppy, River Anemone, White Leaf Hog Foot and Dog Flower. Have a packed lunch from Ghangharia on Valley of Flowers Trek Day. There is no food available in the valley. Overnight camping is not permitted. Plan your return by the same route by noon.

Day 4: Hemkund Sahib and back to Ghangharia

  • Elevation: (2,926 m) to (4,300 m)
  • Time taken: 9-10 hours on each route, 6 km
  • Trek Shield: Medium - Tough.

Start your day early. The weather can be impulsive in the afternoon and suddenly cloudy and rain may get stuck if it does not come down in time. The idea of ​​getting up before 5 in the morning can be difficult, but the gurudwara makes it easy. Their day begins with the singing of hymns at 4.00 am.

By 5.00 am, you hear people shout outside the gurdwara gates and the horses are recited to go to Hemkund Sahib. A poncho and a trekking pole can work on the trek up to Hemkund. Pass the diversion to the Valley of Flowers. Keep moving slowly. After walking for about 2 hours, you get higher from the tree line and the scene starts to get better. After an hour of slow walking with multiple breaks, you start to feel a decrease in the oxygen levels in the air. There is a melting glacier on the way. Take an abdominal break while climbing the steep path. Do not sit down during this break. Sitting down relaxes your muscles. An hour's hard climb takes you to Hemkund Sahib Gurdwara. There is a lake just behind it. Hemkund Sahib lake has been frozen for six months.

Valley of Flowers - Hemkund Lake - Aoneadventures

Walk to the other side of Hemkund Lake. It gives an aura of peace and tranquility. The lake and the gurudwara are worth seeing in this place. In the vicinity of Hemkund, Brahma Kamal rises in abundance. This flower grows only at an altitude of 10,000 feet to 15,000 feet. Leave Hemkund till noon. Walk down

Day 5: From Govindghat to Ghangharia via Poolia

  • Height: (2926 m) to (1,920 m) (2,525 m)
  • Time taken: 4 hours, 9 km+4/5h drive

The path behind Poolana is on the same path you took on Day 1. Drive from Poolana to Govind Ghat. Start after breakfast and reach Govind Ghat by 2.00 pm.

Day 6: Govindghat to Rishikesh

Walk towards Rishikesh. Expect to reach Rishikesh between 6 to 7 pm.

By Air:-
Jolly Grant airport is located 25 kilometers from the city, serving to Dehradun. Daily flight from Delhi to Dehradun.

By Train:-
Take the train from Delhi to Dehradun overnight
Nanda Devi Express(12205):- Departure:- 23:50; Arrival:- 05:40
Dehradun Express(12687):- Departure:- 21:10; Arrival:- 05:00

By Bus:-
Regular bus service is available from Delhi (ISBT Kashmere Gate) to Dehradun. We suggest that you take only government buses from the ISBT Kashmere Gate. Private buses run from outside ISBT Kashmere Gate and they are not trustable.
Usually, the buses left you in the Dehradun ISBT. From there you have to come to Dehradun railway station via Ola/Uber Cab/Auto Rickshaw/Shared Three Wheeler.
There is only one bus run by the Uttrakhand Government on a daily basis from Dehradun Railway Station to Sankri. The timing of the bus: 08:00 AM. You would reach the Sankri by 06:00 PM.

  • Sturdy hiking boots: preferably all leather upper as it provides better ankle support. If you do not own a pair yet, it is advisable that you buy one as soon as possible & wear it often so that they are well broken. This will help prevent blisters.
  • Light weight tennis shoes/sandals: for wearing in camp.
  • Wool socks: 2 pairs: preferably thick wool socks.
  • Nylon socks: 2-3 Pairs, of the type you wear daily to be worm under the wool socks to prevent blister.
  • Hiking shirt: 1 Preferably long sleeve. Long John top: 1 also known as thermal underwear, preferably wool to be worm as first layer.
  • Warm shirts & pants for camp : 1 each
  • Rain cot 1 each
  • Warm Jacket : 1
  • Woolen gloves : 1 pairs as thick as available in the market.
  • Long John bottoms : Preferably wool to be worm as first layer.
  • Under wear : 2-3 changes
  • Hiking shorts / pants: 1
  • Sun hat : Cotton or nylon.
  • Sun Glasses : Preferably with an anchor
  • Sun Protection Lotion : optional
  • Lip balm / chap stick : optional
  • Water bottle: 2 Bottles of 1 Liter capacity.
  • Head lamp / flashlight: Preferably a headlamp as it leaves your hands free to work please bring extra batteries.
  • Toilet articles: Tooth brush, tooth paste, etc...
  • Pocket Knife: Optional

Cancellation requests are available to taken over the phone.

  • If cancellations are made 30 days before the start date of the trip, 15% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
  • If cancellations are made within 30-15 days before the start date of the trip, 50% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
  • If cancellations are made within 15-0 days before the start date of the trip, 100% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
  • In case of unforeseen weather conditions or government restrictions, certain activities may be cancelled and in such cases the operator will try his best to provide an alternate feasible activity.
  • However no refund will be provided for the same.

Refund Policy
The applicable refund amount will be processed within 10 business days

Note: We holds the right to change/cancel the policies, without prior notice.

We are the best to provide all the services we have. In fact, our wish to excel goes beyond the point where your boots hit the trail – it begins the moment that you get in contact with us, and it never ends. We have greatly appreciate the hikkers who connect with us. “Trek The Adventures” Blessed Always best for you.

Your Expectations

• Safety
Of course, this is a non-negotiable. Safety is embedded in our business and it’s something that we take very seriously in all our treks. It’s the primary reason we’re very popular in just a year.

• Personalized Service, Care, and Attention to Detail
For some organizations, this is, surprisingly, negotiable. But it isn’t for us. After safety, if we can do one thing right, every time, it’s to ensure that we sweat the small things.

• The Best Guides
If you are already trekking with us, then you’d be forgiven for thinking our guides are superhuman. It doesn’t mean feat to entertain, cook, guide and facilitate, but for our guides, they handle it with grace and all the while the attention is on you.

• The Best Itineraries
It takes a lot of refinement to make a perfect trek, from dawn to dusk there are a LOT of moving part and potential for things to go awry. From last one year, we’ve balanced on the tight rope of offering the right amount of activity, flexibility and trek time. Whilst utilizing the best lodgings in the most unique places.

• Value
We’re not in the business of making money and provide you nothing. Our treks aren’t expensive, they represent excellent value for money and for those seeking to maximize their time, there is no better way.

Our Expectations
It may come as a surprise, but the reality is that it is a two-way street (or trail), you are ultimately responsible for the nature of the experience that you have with us. And not only that, but you also have an influence on the experience of others’ in your small group.

• Attitude
This is your vacation, and the attitude that you bring will set the tone for your experience. We get that at times it’s difficult (we plan to challenge you) and we get that at times it’s a bit uncomfortable (this is not a cruise trip). All we ask you to keep an open mind, a big smile on your face and readiness for the unexpected.

• Physical preparedness
Our treks are designed for everyday people. You definitely don’t have to be an athlete, but to be fair for yourself and your group members, you do need to be ready. Worried about it? Do not stress it, our team is 100% dedicated to helping you pick the right trek, bring the right gear and be physically and mentally prepared.

• Know who’s in charge
As we’ve mentioned, you rightly expect when you join our trek to be in good, safe hands. For us to ensure the entire group’s safety, we suppose you, as our guest, to listen to your lead guide. They are the expert when it comes to decisions made on the trek.





Before starting the journey to Valley of the trek, make sure that you need payments, and then take out the cash on the way, Joshimath, the market is the last place where you can withdraw cash from ATM,   (If you want to withdraw money then do it in Haridwar or Rishikesh.) 

The phone does not work well on this trek. Therefore, you should ensure that you do not have to make any important calls. So make sure you finish all your important work and calls before starting the trek. Last Joshimath or Govindghat, your device will receive good networks.


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Customer Reviews

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Rated 5 out of 5
December 27, 2022

Trip was amazing. It is an unforgettable trip. Staff was superb and friendly. Especially thanks to Bijju bhai and Anil bhai. They done excellent job. They provide tasty food and good accommodation. I enjoyed a lot with this team. I decided to go along with this group in future trek also.

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Bonda Srinivasa rao

Kedarkantha Trek

Rated 4 out of 5
February 19, 2021

Best people to with on any kind of treck.

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