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Valley of Flowers

Valley of Flowers


(GST 5.00 %)
(Govindghat to Govindghat)
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Region :- Uttarakhand
Duration :- 6 Days
Grade :- Easy
Max Altitude :- 14,100 Ft.
Approx Trekking Km :- 37 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, up to Ghangaria, 12 km ahead. Few furlongs ahead of Ghangaria the trek route to the valley takes a detour towards left. The valley is about 5 km 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:- Arrive Govindghat (Transport Excluded)
  • Distance- 290 km, Altitude 6000 ft
  • Driving Time-10-11 hours
  • Altitude- 6,700 ft.
  • 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:- Govindghat to Ghangaria via Pulna & Govind ghat
  • 4 km 20 minutes, Govindghat to Pulna (6,800 ft)
  • 9 km 4 hours, Pulna 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 Govindghat
  • Distance to Govind Ghat- 13 km
  • Trek Time-5 hours
  • Driving Time- 20 mins
  • Packed lunch
  • Guest house stay

  • Day 6:- Departure Day
  • After Morning Tea/Coffee, Depart to home.

  • Who Can Go
  • The first timer can apply, should have some interest in trekking and mountaineering
  • The climber must be fit and have sufficient stamina to cover 5 km of distance in 45 minutes without a stress
  • The climber should be able to carry a 10 kg backpack
  • Heart problem, high blood pressure, asthma, and epilepsy cannot be reconciled on this mission. The climber must not have the conditions mentioned above

  • Detailed Itinerary

    Day 01: Arrive Govindghat

    Govind Ghat is a pilgrim spot which is visited by a lot of visitors and also the base of Valley of flower and Hemkund Sahib, After long day drive from Haridwar this will be a perfect resting place. On your arrival at Govindghat in the evening, Our Trek Leader will meet you at Govidghat Guest house and brief you about the next day.

    Note: The transportation to and fro Govindghat can be arranged on request if needed. Transport will be arranged from Haridwar Railway Station at 6:00 AM and the booking charge is Rs. 7000 for Tata Sumo/Bolero/Max (NON-AC) and Rs. 10000 for a Tempo Traveller (NON-AC) and payable in cash to the driver directly.

    Day 02: GovindGhat - Ghangaria Trek

    After having your breakfast at Govindghat we'll be heading to Pulna which is only 4 km away from where the trek begins and ponies and porters for the trek ahead are arranged here. The trek beyond Pulna is along the river-Laxman Ganga and between the green rocky mountains occasionally peep majestic snow-clad peaks from the side of the valley. This trekking trail is full of sights of waterfalls and cold water streams. After crossing Iron bridge the trail becomes steeper and harder but all will be forgotten as one imbibes the vision of beauty and divinity that spreads around you.

    Day 03: Ghangaria - Valley of Flower - Ghangaria.

    Ghangaria is a base camp for both Hemkund Sahib and Valley of Flowers. Today you'll be visiting Hemkund Sahib Gurudwara which is the world’s highest Gurudwara, situated at an altitude of 4,329 mt. We will be visiting the Gurudwara and coming back to Ghangaria. The estimated time both ways is 9-10 hours. It's important to carry sufficient water on the trail. There is a steep ascent for 4 hours to reach Hemkund Sahib which will require some efforts to push your body. We'll start the day early in the morning so that we are able to make it back on time, keeping in mind if the weather plays a spoilsport. Two hours into the trek, once you are higher than the tree line, you'll get a panoramic view of the mountain range that surrounds this beautiful trek. You will also come across a melting glacier which has been frozen for a while now. It's crucial that you maintain a standard speed while walking, going too fast will affect your breathing as you gain higher altitude. After reaching the Hemkund Sahib Gurudwara, you'll be able to spot the lake that which lies behind it which is frozen for almost half the year. Hot chai and Khichadi is served at the Gurudwara which will re-energize your senses. Indulge in harmony that surrounds this place which has such positive vibes. You'll also be able to spot Brahma Kamal that grows at such high altitudes. After clicking pictures and we'll be heading down to Ghangria which is a 4-5 hour walk.

    Day 04: Ghangaria - Hemkund - Ghangaria

    We'll be starting at 6 in the morning. Packed lunch will be carried along. After buying the tickets, we'll be walking inside the gate that leads us to Valley of Flowers trail. Walking for an hour or so you'll be amazed to see tall rocky mountains staring at you from a distance. You will also spot a scenic bridge across a stream which makes a beautiful setting. Colourful flowers here and there with thin patches of snow make it a sight to behold. After a couple of hours, you will be thrilled by the beauty which surrounds you on the trail, welcoming you is a carpet of green, yellow, red and blue flowers. With the sun shining above, it makes the entire valley glow like paradise. Indeed, the valley is a dreamland for a flower lover. Various species of flowers surround you from all four sides and you'll be treated with a mesmerizing scent that is let out, covering the valley for more than 5kms. The flowers that you'll come across are Himalayan Rose, Blue Poppy, Hooked Stick Seed, River Anemone and many more. You'll be taken aback after witnessing so much beauty around you that that valley has to offer.

    Day 05: Ghangaria - GovindGhat

    After the overnight stay at Ghangria, we'll be heading back to Govindghat, the expected arrival time is 2 PM. If you want to visit Badrinath temple then make plan based on road and weather condition. Furthermore, Share/Private cabs are easily available for Badrinath Temple it is 25 km away and took 1 hrs to reach but you must know that Govindghat-Badrinath route is quite sensitive in the rainy season and often get closed for hrs or days.

    Day 06: Departure Day

    After having your morning tea/coffee you can leave for your next destination. We advise you to keep one buffer day in your itinerary so that you can avoid missing train or flight if you get delayed in your way back due to any reason.

    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 are many regular bus services from Delhi to Haridwar, from Delhi ISBT Kashmere Gate. We would suggest taking only government buses from ISBT Kashmere Gate. Usually, buses drop you at Haridwar bus station. From there you have to come to Haridwar Railway Station

  • Transport is excluded in the cost of the trek
  • Arrive Govinghat by 5:00 PM.
  • Cost Terms

    Inclusions :-
    1. Accommodation. (Guesthouse, Homestay,).
    2. Meals while on trek (Veg. + Egg) from Dinner on Day 1 to Dinner on Day 5.
    3. All necessary entry fees and permits.
    4. First Aid Medical Kits and Oxygen Cylinder.
    5. Mountaineering qualified & professional Trek Leader, Guide, Cook and Support staff.
    6. TTH Staff Insurance.
    7. Porters/mules to carry central equipment.

    Exclusions :-
    1. Transport Haridwar to Govindghat and return.
    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.
    6. Any kind of emergency evacuation charges
    7.Any kind of personal expenses.

    Note: Normally TTH expect to carry your personal luggage on your own, if you wish to offload your backpack, you can give it to Mule.
    Charges of offloading backpack:-
    INR 500/- if you make an online payment, 10 days in advance
    INR 700/- if you inform us after reaching Joshimath
    The backpack cannot weigh more than 11 kgs. Backpack should have waterproof cover. Suitcases/strolleys/ bags will not be allowed.

    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.

    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 regime for:

    Calculate Your BMI

    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.



    Mid June to Mid September is a best time to visit Valley.
    Actually Trekking is for everyone, but your fitness play major part. For any treks in Himalayas, Trekkers should be physically fit and have good walking stamina, and don't have any medical issue/history which affect their ability/health during trek.
    Yes, This trek is highly recommended for beginner. Anyone with good fitness and walking stamina should be able to do this trek.
    Yes, You can join us. We already have group in which we take maximum 22-24 and minimum 5-6 Trekkers.
    Yes, Your kid can join. Minimum age requirement is 8 yrs, and maximum depend on trekkers fitness.
    Our trek cost is Rs.9800/-Per person + 5% GST. So, Total payable amount is Rs.10290/-Per perosn including taxes.
    No, You don't need to pay extra. We have already covered vehicle booking charge between Haridwar to Joshimath and return
    Haridwar Railway Station near Lord Shiva Statue is a pick up location for Trekkers or you can take pick up facility from Rishikesh
    No. After registration you should wait for booking confirmation from TTH team Once you receive it, then complete your registration by paying fee and simultaneously book your travel plan.
    No camping. It is a monsoon time in Uttarakhand, and heavy rainfall during this time is expected so we arrange trekkers stay in Guesthouses.
    Actually it's Room. We have 3 Bed/4 Bed/5 Bed accommodation in both places (Joshimath and Ghangaria) with attached bathroom.
    No, Female Trekkers share Room with female co-trekkers and same applicable for other.
    Yes, It is available. We require offloading between Ghovindghat to Ghangaria and return only, and for advance booking pay Rs.500/- or book it after reaching Joshimath and pay Rs.700/- per backpack
    TATA Sumo/ Bolero/Max kind of vehicles we arrange, and accommode 6-7 People in a vehicle
    No, Trekkers require offloading facility only for Day 2 and Day 5. Other days (Day 3, Day 4) you can leave your big backpack in Ghangaria and require to carry Day pack.
    Please check our fitness article for daily workout : https://www.trekthehimalayas.com/fitness-for-trekking/exercise-charts/easy/

    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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    Fixed Departure

    Brief Detail

    Trek Itinerary
    Day 1: Arrive Govindghat (Transport Excluded)
    Day 2: Govindghat to Ghangaria via Pulna & Govind ghat
    Day 3: Ghangaria to Valley of Flower back to Ghangaria
    Day 4: Ghangaria to Hemkund Sahib back to Ghangaria
    Day 5 :- Ghangaria to Govindghat
    Day 6 :- Departure Day
    Note: On Day 6, you’ll reach Haridwar between 6:00 pm and 7:00 pm. You can book your travel any time after 8:00 pm.

    Trek Info
    Region: Uttarakhand
    Duration: 6 Days
    Grade: Easy
    Max Altitude: 14,100 Ft.
    Trekking Km: 37 Kms.
    Trail Type: One Way Trail. The trek starts and ends at Govindghat
    Rail head: Haridwar is the nearest rail head to the base camp
    Air Port: Dehradun
    Road : Haridwar is well connected to Delhi
    Base Camp: Govindghat
    Best Season: July to September
    Snow: No snow (July to September)
    Batch Size: 20 trekkers including Male and female.
    Services from: Govindghat to Govindghatr
    Food: Meals while on trek (Veg.+ Egg)
    Stay: Guest house
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