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Valley of Flowers

Valley of Flowers

 9,800


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(Haridwar to Haridwar)
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Overview

Region :- Uttarakhand
Duration :- 6 Days
Grade :- Easy
Max Altitude :- 15,190 Ft.
Approx Trekking Km :- 47 Kms.


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 from mid July to mid August.To reach the valley one has to trek from Govind Ghat, on the route to Hemkund Sahib, upto Ghangaria, 12 kms ahead.Few furlongs ahead of Ghangaria the trek route to the valley takes a detour towards left. The valley is about 5 kms from Ghangaria. The high altitude serine lake, known as Hemkund ( 4329 mts.) lies in heavenly environs. A steep trek from Ghangharia leads one to this spot in about four to six hours. It is an important pilgrimage for both Hindus and Sikhs, as well as for people from other faiths. There is a Sikh Gurudwara and a Lakshman temple built on the bank of the lake. Encircled by seven snow clad peaks and their associated glaciers, it reflects its surroundings enchantingly on its crystal clear serene waters. The glaciers from Hathi Parvat and Saptrishi peaks feed the lake and a small stream called Himganga flows out of this lake. As alluded to, in the holy Granth Sahib, Guru Govind Singh, the tenth Guru of the Sikh faith had meditated on the bank of this lake in one of his earlier births. It is widely believed among Sikhs that Guru Govind Singh introduced the features now universally associated with Sikhism. On 15th April 1699, he started the new brotherhood called the Khalsa (meaning the pure, from the Persian word 'Khales') an inner core of the faithful, accepted by baptism (amrit). The five K's' date from this period: kesh (uncut hair) kangha (comb), kirpan (dagger or short sword), kara (steel bangle), and kachh (boxer shorts).


Brief Itinerary

Day 1:- Haridwar to Joshimath
  • Distance- 256 km
  • Driving Time-10 hours
  • Altitude- 6,700 ft.
  • Pick up from Haridwar railway station at 6:30 am
  • Breakfast and Lunch on the way (exclusive of charges)
  • Last ATM point available in Joshimath
  • Market available in Joshimath
  • Networks available all along the way
  • Guest house stay

  • Route
  • Haridwar to Rishikesh (best place for white water rafting, trekking gear available on rent and purchase)
  • Rishikesh to Devprayag (confluence of Bhagirathi river and Alaknanda river)
  • Devprayag to Srinagar
  • Srinagar to Rudrapryag (confluence of Mandakini river and Alaknanda river)
  • Rudrapryag to Karnprayag (confluence of Pindar river and Alaknanda river)


  • Day 2:- Joshimath to Ghangaria via Pulna & Govind ghat
  • 22 km 50 minutes (Driving) Joshimath to Govind ghat (6,300 ft)
  • 13 km 5 hours, Govindghat to Ghangharia (9,800 ft)
  • Gradual ascent on a stone-paved path, all the way along the river
  • Water is available along the route
  • Packed lunch will be given
  • Mule and porter facility is available from Pulna
  • BSNL network available at Ghangaria
  • Helicopter service available from Govind ghat to Ghangaria and fro
  • Stay in guest house
  • Note worthy Site: Govinddham Gurduwara, Govindghat; Hemkund Gurduwara base, Ghangharia; Valley of Flowers Information Center; Ghangharia

    Day 3:- Ghangaria to Valley of Flower back to Ghangaria
  • Altitude- 11,500 ft.
  • Distance- 4 km, each way
  • Trek Time- 7 hours
  • The Valley is 6-7 km long, ends with a glacier
  • Mixed incline till the valley followed by level walk on grassland
  • Can refill water bottles from streams on the way
  • Prominent flowers:- Blue Poppy, Snake Foil, White Leaf Hog Foot, Himalayan Rose, Meadow Geranium, Dog Flower , Hooked Stick Seed, and River Anemone
  • Packed lunch will be given, no food available in the valley
  • Camping inside the valley is not allowed, can’t stay after sunset
  • Night stay in Guest house


  • Day 4:- Ghangaria to Hemkund Sahib back to Ghangaria
  • Altitude- 14,100 ft.
  • Distance- 5.5 km, each way
  • Trek Time- 7 hours
  • Gradual and steep mixed ascent on a stair welled stone-paved path
  • Mule ride service is available till Hemkund Sahib
  • Can refill water from road side dhabas
  • Hot lunch at Gurduwara langar
  • Brahma Kamal, Himalayan blue poppy can be seen on the way to Hemkund Sahib
  • Night stay in Guest house


  • Day 5:- Ghangaria to Joshimath via GovindGhat & Badrinath
  • Distance to Govind Ghat- 13 km
  • Trek Time-5 hours
  • Distance to Badrinath 10,170 ft.- 25 km (Drive)
  • Driving Time- 40 mins
  • Distance to Joshimath- 44 km (Drive)
  • Driving Time- 2.5 hours
  • Packed lunch
  • Guest house stay
  • If weather and road condition will permit, then only we will go to Badrinath


  • Day 6:- Joshimath to Haridwar.
  • Distance-235 km
  • Breakfast and lunch excluded
  • Ride will commence at 6 am, reaching destination at around 6 pm
  • Breakfast and Lunch will be on the way at a roadside inn, exclusive of charges
  • You can book your travel from Haridwar any time after 7 pm.

  • Detailed Itinerary

    Day 01: Haridwar - Joshimath

    Morning after breakfast, drive to reach Joshimath (1874 mt / 253Km) which is the winter abode of Lord Badrinath. Lunch enroute. Evening arrive at Joshimath and check into the hotel Overnight: Hotel


    Day 02: Joshimath - GovindGhat - Ghangaria Trek

    After breakfast, drive to reach Govindghat (1828 mt / 22Km). Start trekking to reach Ghangaria(3049 mt / 14 km Trek) with packed lunch. Ghangaria is also known as GOVIND DHAM, It is the base camp for visiting Hemkund Sahib and Valley of Flowers Overnight: Hotel


    Day 03: Ghangaria - Hemkund - Ghangaria

    Early in the morning start trekking (7 Km) to reach "HEMKUND SAHIB". One of the most revered of all Sikh Shrines, The Hemkund Sahib, the World’s Highest Gurudwara, is situated at an altitude of 4,329 mts. In the afternoon trek down to reach Ghangariya for overnight stay. Evening is free for rest & relaxation. Overnight stay.


    Day 04: Ghangaria - Valley of Flower - Ghangaria.

    Trek to the Valley of Flowers. The whole valley is dotted with varieties of exotic flowers and other flora. Return to Ghangria for overnight stay.


    Day 05: Ghangaria - GovindGhat – Badrinath- Joshimath

    14 Km return trek to Govindghat and then drive to Joshimath via Badrinath . On arrival, check into hotel. Overnight: Hotel


    Day 06: Joshimath- Haridwar.

    Morning breakfast and drive to haridwar. On arrival transfer to the station time to catch train. Overnight: Hotel


    How to Reach

    By Air :-
    Jolly Grant Airport is the airport serving Dehradun, located about 48 km from the Haridwar. There is a daily flight from Delhi for Dehradun, reach Haridwar one day early if coming by flight.


    By Train:-
    An excellent rail network connects Haridwar to other important cities like Delhi, Mussoorie, Mumbai, Varanasi, Lucknow, and Kolkata.
    From Delhi -DDN NZM AC EXPRESS (2205)
    From Kolkata- Doon Express (13009)
    From Mumbai- Dehradun Express (19019)
    From Chennai- Dehradun express (12687)

    By Bus:-
    There is regular bus service from Delhi to Haridwar, from Delhi ISBT Kashmere Gate.

    We would suggest you to take only government buses from ISBT Kashmere Gate. Private buses ply from outside ISBT and they are not trust worthiness.

    Usually buses drop you at Haridwar bus station. From there you have to come to Haridwar Railway Station

    TTH’s Tata Sumo or similar vehicles will pick-up you from Haridwar Railway Station at 6:30am.

    Pick-up is included in the cost of the trek

    You will reach Joshimath by 5:00 pm

    Food from dehradun to Joshimath is not included in the trek cost

    Cost Terms

    Inclusions :-
    1. Accommodation. (Guest house, Home stay, Camping)
    2. Meals while on trek (Veg.) (Egg)
    3. Permits
    4. First aid medical kits and oxygen cylinder.
    5. Qualified & experienced trek Leader, Guide and Support staff
    6. Transport from Haridwar to Joshimath and return .


    Exclusions :-
    1. Any kind of personal expenses.
    2. Food during the transit.
    3. Insurance.
    4. Mules or porter to carry personal luggage.
    5. Anything not specifically mentioned under the head Price Includes.

    To book a Trek/ adventure program please use our online booking form or, alternatively, you can call us on the given for confirmation of tour you have to wire a deposit and initial deposit.


    Paying the Trek/ Adventure activity fee: The fee can be paid by online transfer/check deposit/ demand draft. Instruction for payment will be forwarded along with your confirmation email. When your transfer is done, please e-mail us a confirmation mail with your transfer details, so that we can follow up your reservation efficiently.


    When to book: It is wise to make your booking at least two months in advance. However, if you want a good deal on your domestic/international flight, we recommend organising your trip at least five months in advance. (Please contact us if you require a late booking)

    In the event of cancellation of trek/adventure activity services due to any avoidable / unavoidable reasons we must be notified of the same in writing. Cancellation charges will be effective from the date we receive advice in writing, and cancellation charges would be as follows: -


    Cancellations prior to 24 days from the start of the trek
    Book any other trek till one year or get 95% refund
    (Note: If the trek charges are more, the balance needs to be paid by the trekker)


    Cancellation between 24 days and 14 days to the start of the trek
    Choose to go for the same trek, with any other batch, till year or get 70% refund


    Cancellation between 14 days and 10 days to the start of the trek
    Choose to go on the same trek, in the same season, with any other batch or get 50% refund.


    Cancellation less than 10 days to the start of the trek
    Transfer your trek (same trek, same batch) to your friend. No cash refund.


    Note:-
    1)- Change of trek batch is dependent on the availability of seats in the batch.
    2)- In case of transferring a trek to a friend, he/she should satisfy all the mandatory requirements put forward by TTH.
    3)- TTH holds the right to change/cancel the policies, without prior notice.

    Trek Essential

    Fitness

    Fitness regime for:

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    If your BMI is normal, you can plan your fitness regime as mentioned. If your BMI is not normal, consult your trusted physician before you plan your fitness regime.
    If you're suffering from any chronic illnesses consult a medical practitioner.

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    FAQ

    Risk & Respond

    High Altitude Treks: Risk and Response A high altitude trek calls for an adventurous attitude, but embarking on an adventurous trip without calculating the risks is utter stupidity. That’s why we have listed a few risks and the response planned by TTH to minimise or address the risks in the best possible way.


    Risk: Altitude Before you start the trek, it is important to understand the implications of high altitude on your body. Be aware of symptoms of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) like mild headache, nausea and general discomfort.

    Response: If you feel any of these symptoms, inform the trek leader on priority and follow his instructions. Every campsite has as stretcher, fully equipped first aid kit, oxygen cylinders to address the situation.


    Risk: Weather Weather is unpredictable in the Himalayas. Though we are always observant about the changing weather, no one can guarantee a snowfall, rain or Sun. Do understand that your security is of utmost importance to us and we will not proceed any further from the campsite if the weather is not favourable.

    Response: The decision of the Trek Leaders and Guides to proceed or wait for the weather to get better will be final.


    Risk: Injuries Often, while trekking over difficult terrains, you might have minor injuries like leg sprain, bruises etc. Serious injuries like fractures or major cuts are very rare.

    Response: All our Trek Leaders are Certified Wilderness First Aid responders. They are trained to handle emergencies and can tackle minor injuries with a well-equipped first aid kit. In case of serious injuries, the patient is carried on a stretcher to the nearest road-head and is led to nearest medical centre.


    Risk: Lack of communication devices In the remote areas of the Himalayas, mobile networks do not reach. On a trek, one is cut off from the world of calls, SMSs or watsapps.

    Response: We rely on walkie-talkies and runners to communicate between the campsites and the base camps.

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    Trek Itinerary
    Day 1: Haridwar - Joshimath
    Day 2: Joshimath - GovindGhat - Ghangaria Trek
    Day 3: Ghangaria - Hemkund - Ghangaria 7km
    Day 4: Ghangaria - Valley of Flower - Ghangaria
    Day 5 :- Ghangaria - GovindGhat – Badrinath- Joshimath
    Day 6 :- Joshimath- Haridwar.
    Note: On Day 6, you’ll reach Haridwar between 5:00 pm and 6:00 pm. You can book your travel any time after 7:00 pm.

    Trek Info
    Region: Uttarakhand
    Duration: 6 Days
    Grade: Easy
    Max Altitude: 14,100 Ft.
    Trekking Km: 47 Kms.
    Trail Type: Round trail. The trek starts and ends at Joshimath
    Rail head: Haridwar is the nearest rail head to the base camp
    Air Port: Dehradun
    Road : Haridwar is well connected to Delhi
    Base Camp: Joshimath
    Best Season: July to September
    Snow: No snow (July to September)
    Batch Size: 20-25 trekkers including Male and female.
    Services from: Haridwar to Haridwar
    Food: Meals while on trek (Veg.+ Egg)
    Stay: Guest house
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    Posted By: Yogesh Gaikhe

    Comment : It’s My first Himalayan Trek, I experience it is my best trek. I and My friend were feeling happiest person in this trek week.

    Posted By: Anupam

    Though it is my first trek but I made it. It was totally amazing.

    Posted By: Prajakta

    Very good experience. Looking forward to more such treks.

    Posted By: Zivili Mitkute

    Namaste! It's been a while since I am back from India but still can't forget the week we have spent in Himalayas (Hemkund, Valley of Flowers) with the great Trek The Himalayas team! Everything was organized perfectly from the pick up to every detail, including food, accommodation, guiding and providing the information. Special THANKS to Dev for his professionalism and answering all our questions (and we had MANY!) :) All the best to the whole team, to Laxmi in the Rishikesh office (even though I did not happen to met her, I had a great pleasure communicating with her via email). Really hope to be back for some more trekking experience! :) Dhanyavaad!