Valley Of Flowers Trek, Uttarakhand
Valley of Flowers National Park is an Indian national park, located in West Himalaya, 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 km2 and it is about 8 km long and 2 km wide. Both parks are encompassed in the Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve (223,674 ha) which is further surrounded by a buffer zone (5,148.57 km2). This Reserve is in the UNESCO World Network of Biosphere Reserves since 2004.
Itinerary (6 Days )
Haridwar - Govindghat via Joshimath and Devaprayag (Drive 260km/ 10hrs), Uphill Drive, Joshimath, Devaprayag
Trek from Govindghat to Ghangaria (Trek 14km/ 4hrs), Trek from Govindghat to Ghangria
Trek from Ghangaria to Valley Of Flowers and back (Trek 5km, one-way/ 5hrs) - This day marks the very reason for your entire high altitude Valley Of Flowers trek, Start your day with a wholesome breakfast after which start your trek and Scale a height of 3,858m to arrive at the Valley Of Flowers
Trek from Ghangaria to Hemkund Sahib (4,329m), Today after breakfast, you’ll follow a steep trail to Hemkund Sahib to visit the religious site where Guru Gobind Singh is said to have meditated in a previous life
Trek from Ghangaria to Govindghat drive to Joshimath, After breakfast, take the same trek route from Ghangaria to Govindghat, From Govindghat, drive to Joshimath, If you desire, you can tour Auli in the evening, Overnight stay at Joshimath
End of Valley Of Flowers Trekking journey, Drive from Joshimath to Haridwar
First aid medical kits and oxygen cylinder. 2/3 Sharing Accommodation (Birla Guesthouse / Similar @ Joshimath & Pritam Hotel / Similar @ Ghangria). Meals while on trek. Permits/ Forest fees. Experienced trek Leader, Guide and Support staff to help trekkers. Transport (Haridwar to Haridwar - Bolero / Sumo / Tempo Traveller / Similar - depending on Group size).
>45 Days: Full refund (after deducting any expenses that have been incurred for hotel bookings, transport, etc). 30-45 Days: 75% of trip cost will be refunded (after deducting any expenses that have been incurred for hotel bookings, transport, etc). 15-30 Days: 50% of trip cost will be refunded (after deducting any expenses that have been incurred for hotel bookings, transport, etc). <15 Days: No refund.