Valley of Flowers
Valley of Flowers” is the name of the Himalayan area in Uttarakhand state in India. In 1931 the English mountaineer Frank Smythe stumbled across the Bhyundar Valley, an 8 km long glacier corridor in Chamoli -one of the district of Uttarakhand state .This area, surrounded by snow-capped mountains and carpeted with over 500 species of flowers , soon became a protected site. Nature had designed this valley (3,658 m. to 3962 m) for the dedicated outdoors person .It is a 13 km trek from Govindghat to Ghangharia. where there is a tourist bungalow. No one is allowed to camp in the Valley of Flowers. From Ghanghria its another 4 km trek to the valley. Nealy 10 km long and almost 2 km. wide, the valley is ringed with snow-capped mountains and watered by streams rising in the mountains. its accessible from late April, but grandest from late July to the end of August. Literally hundreds of wild flowers bloom in this valley including the rare Himalayan Blue Poppy .Tread with caution because your visit should not endanger the things you have come to see. Also carry a little salt. The valley is infested with leeches in the wettest weather when the flowers are at their best. It is 36 Km from Joshimath. A naturalist’s delight, the valley is reputed to be the largest repository of the wild flowers in the natural surroundings in the world over 300 species have been identified. Only day visits are permitted. Night halt accommodation is available at Ghanghria.
Departure TimeAny Time
Return TimeApproximately 8:30 PM.
Dress CodeTrekking equipment
IncludedAll taxes and official expensesBasic guesthouse accommodationBreakfast, Lunch, DinnerCity tourDeparture TaxesLocal staff and portersPermits and TIMS permitPersonal Guide
Not IncludedAlcohol and cold drinksDomestic flightsEntry visaHotelInternational flightsMandatory travel insurancePersonal trekking equipmentTips for trekking staff and driver
Day 1: Arrival at Delhi
Day 2: Delhi City Tour
Day 3: Drive to Haridwar 205 km./5-6 hrs.
Day 4: Drive to Joshimath 245 km./8-9 hrs.
Day 5: Drive to Ghangaria 14 km./4-5 hrs.
Day 6: Trek to Ghangaria - Valley Of Flowers
Day 7: Trek to Hemkund
Day 8: Trek to Govind Ghat , Drive to Joshimath
Day 9: Drive to Haridwar
Day 10: Drive to Delhi
Day 10: Final departure