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VALLEY OF FLOWERS

Duration

6 Days

Base Camp

Govindghat

Pick Up/ Drop

Rishikesh/ Haridwar

Difficulty

Moderate

Best Time

July, August & Mid September

Altitude

14,400 feet
About Valley of Flowers

The valley was first discovered by a group of mountaineers who were returning from an expedition to Mt. Kamet. In the year 1980, the valley of the flower was declared as a national park and in 2000, the Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve added it as a second core zone.

There are about 500 varieties of flowers that are found here and some of them even have medicinal properties. Since a number of plant species are considered threatened, any kind of animal grazing is not allowed in this region.

The stunning landscape of The Valley of Flowers National Park in the northern India's state of Uttarakhand, bordered by Nepal and Tibet, comes alive with the monsoon rain. During monsoon when the entire regions bloom with colourful flowers it seems no less than like a carpet of flowers against the snow-clad mountains in the background.

The Valley of Flowers National Park is located in Chamoli Garhwal, close to Nanda Devi National Park. It’s about 595 kilometers (370 miles) from Delhi and has an altitude that varies from 10,500 feet to 21,900 feet above sea level.

The Valley of Flowers is also believed to be the place from where Hanuman brought the magical herb to resuscitate Lakshman in the Hindu epic Ramayan. Just as you set your foot into the valley, the intoxicating mix of fragrances emitted from the flowers makes you feel in a paradise.

In this trek, you come across the famous pilgrimage site named Hemkund Sahib, which is the most challenging part of this entire trek. The reason this being the most difficult part is you tend to gain an altitude of almost 4000 feet within few hours.

Itinerary

Day-1: Reach Govindghat from Haridwar/Rishikesh. (11 hours drive to Govindghat)
Day-2: Drive from Govindghat to Pulna. Trek to Ghangaria.
Day-3: Ghangaria to Valley of Flowers and back to Ghangaria
Day-4: Ghangaria to Hemkund Sahib and back.
Day-5: Ghangaria to Pulna and drive to Govindghat
Day-6: Govindghat to Haridwar/Rishikesh

Some Important Tips
  • Try to make your backpack as light as possible. Carry a few warm layers as the temperature falls during the night and feels cold enough. Although the temperature can be freezing cold during the winter season.

  • Carry Headlamp or Torch with you which will help you in moving around the campsite in the evening.

  • Carry water bottles and some protein bars along with you which will help you in hydrating your body from time to time and gain some lost energy along the way.

  • Do not wander off on your own without informing your guide or trek leader, as this can be very dangerous.

  • Carry proper waterproof trekking shoes because there are sections with rocks and boulders which can be very dangerous to walk on.

  • Always carry your raincoat and keep it handy, because it can rain anytime.

  • Cellular network connectivity is not that good in the valley so it is advised to make all important calls when you are about to start the trek,

  • Do not consume alcohol or any other intoxicants during the trek. Anybody found doing so would be terminated immediately.

Booking Confirmation Policy

  • The customer receives a confirmation about the booking via e-mail within 24 hours of successful booking. In case a customer has not received any e-mail from us on booking confirmation post 24 hours, he/she can reach us at thehappytrekkers@gmail.com or can also call us at 8759990845.

  • In case we find that there are no slots available for a certain date, the customer will be given the option to reschedule to some other date or cancel the trek with full refund to their source account within next 10 business days.

Cancellation Policy

  • If cancellations are made within the last 30 days before the start of the trek, 30% of the total tour cost will be charged as a cancellation fee.

  • If cancellations are made within the last 15 days before the start of the trek, 50% of the tour cost will be charged as a cancellation fee.

  • In case of unforeseen weather conditions or government restrictions, the trek might get canceled. In such cases, we will try our best to provide an alternate date or alternate trek to the customer. However, a cash refund will not be applicable for the same, customer can book some other tours for some other dates. 

  • In case a customer wants to reschedule a date, he or she can do that by simply dropping a mail at thehappytrekkers@gmail.com

Refund Policy

  • The applicable refund amount will be processed within 10 business days.

  • All the applicable refund will be done in the customer's source account.