Overview

Valley of Flowers Trek ( Dlx)

Considered by many as one of the most beautiful places in India, the Valley of Flowers tucked into the hills of the Garhwal Himalayas is a nature lover's dream come true. During the months of July and August, innumerable flowers of various shapes, sizes and hues adorn the valley creating a veritable multicolored carpet. The valley is home to over 300 Colorful species including Morinas, Himalayan Blue Poppy, Brahma Kamal, Potentilla, Aster, Lilies etc.

British mountaineer Frank Smythe stumbled upon the Valley of Flowers in 1931. ‘In all my mountain wandering,’ he wrote, ‘I have not seen a more beautiful valley where the human spirit may find repose'. It’s in the core zone of Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve. A colossal expanse of 87.5 sq kms and myriad alpine flowers makes this place a colorful paradise. Perched at an altitude of 12070 feet above sea level, Bhyundar Valley is the home to this surreal place.

It is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The Valley of Flowers trek comes to a perfect finish with a visit to Hemkund. Well thought out itinerary, accommodation in best available hotels / Guest House, chartered vehicle/s for the entire tour ensure you a memorable experience.

8 Nights 9 Days Available on request
Camp Category
Treks - Open Age
Age Groups
For All Ages
Route Map
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Inclusions/Exclusions

What is included in the tour

  • Transport : Delhi - Haridwar/ Rishikesh - Delhi by Volvo/ Train ( Overnight AC travel)
  • Local transport : Haridwar/ Rishikesh - Auli - Govindghat  return by non AC chartered vehicle.
  • Accommodation at Auli in hotel on twin sharing basis for 2 nights.
  • Accommodation at Ghangria in Lodge on twin sharing basis for 3 nights.
  • Accommodation at Jayalgarh in Deluxe camp on twin sharing basis for 1 night.
  • All meal charges - from Haridwar to Haridwar
  • Services of a Camp leader from Foliage Outdoors.
  • Activities as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Portage upto 10 Kg per person during the trek route.

What is NOT included in the tour

  • Flight / Train arrangement upto New Delhi.
  • Bottled Mineral water / cold drinks / any other beverages purchased during journey or at the Destination
  • Personal expenditure of any kind (personal porterage, telephone, laundry, room service etc.).
  • Medical Expenses if incurred.
  • Expenses that are incurred due to reasons beyond control of the organizers.
  • GST
  • Any other charges not mentioned in “Charges Include”
Highlights
  • Eco-tour for ardent trekkers who like to also experience the road trip along the Ganges.
  • Explore Valley of flowers with an expert !
  • Trek to the majestic Hemkund lake!
  • Enjoy the scenery as you drive along the Holy Ganga and Alaknanda Rivers !
  • Comfortable stay and travel suitable for those looking for moderate level trek.
Itinerary

Day 1 : Delhi - Haridwar | Overnight AC Travel to Haridwar

Report at New Delhi  Airport by 1730 hrs. Travel overnight to Haridwar/ Rishikesh by  Volvo/ Train.

Dehradun has an airport. You may join us directly at Rishikesh as well. In this case you will have to  spend the earlier night at Rishikesh and join us the next morning. (Rishikesh is the convenient location for the guests coming by flight to Dehradun)

(Do get in touch with us to make your travel arrangements from your hometown to New Delhi / Dehradun and stay at Dehradun).

Day 2 : Haridwar / Rishikesh - Joshimath | Overnight at Joshimath

Approximate distance/ Travel time : 258 kms/ 9-10 hrs

Proceed to Joshimath by road. This picturesque drive will be alongside River Alaknanda. Lunch will be enroute. We will take small photography break to see the confluence of two rivers at Devprayag. Other “Prayags” that we will see enroute would be Rudraprayag, Karnaprayag and Nandprayag.

Overnight at Joshimath in Hotel / Guest House.

Day 3:  Joshimath - Govindghat - Ghangaria | Overnight at Ghangaria

Approximate distance/ Travel time : 27 kms/ 1.5 hrs (Drive)

Trek distance / time : 11 Kms., 7-8 Hours Trek

Post an early  breakfast, drive to the small town of Govindghat. Here we leave our vehicles behind and start our trek to Ghangaria. Todays trek will be long but scenic, along the Pushpawati River. Lunch will be enroute.  Reach Ghangaria by evening.

Overnight at Ghangaria in Hotel / Guest House.

Day 4: Ghangaria - Valley of Flowers (12,000 ft.) - Ghangaria | Overnight at Ghangaria.

Trek distance / time : 11 Kms., 7-8 Hours Trek

Post an early breakfast , we start for the most awaited trek, the valley of flowers. Today’s trek will take us through the most scenic mountains and valleys.Stop along the way to take photos and enjoy the majestic beauty of the snow-capped peaks. Enjoy lunch (packed) inside the National Park.

Return to Ghangaria by late afternoon.

(A continuous walk would complete the trek in 5-7-odd hours as the trek to valley has now become little challenging due to the 2013 floods. However, we take many breaks along the trek to see and photograph numerous species of beautiful flowers which is the purpose of this trek . Hence we return by late afternoon to our lodge after having enjoyed the most magnificent of Himalayan experiences).

Overnight at Ghangaria in Hotel / Guest House.

Day 5: Ghangaria - Hemkund (15,200 ft.) - Ghangaria | 12 Kms., 9-10 Hours Trek | Overnight at Ghangaria.

Trek distance / time : 12 Kms., 9-10 Hours Trek

Today we visit the holy Hemkunt Sahib. We start our trek early and reach Hemkund- a glacial lake surrounded by seven mountain peaks. It is located at an elevation of 15,200 feet.

This trek route is more difficult than of Valley Of Flowers but definitely worth the efforts as we will have the opportunity to see the elusive Brahmakamal, a beautiful flower which is not seen in the Valley.

Return to Ghangria by evening

Overnight at Ghangaria in Hotel / Guest House.

Day 6: Ghangaria – Govindghat - Auli | Overnight at Auli

Trek distance / time : 11 Kms.,6 - 7 Hours Trek

Distance/ Travel time : 27 kms/ 1.5 hrs (Drive)

Today we descend back to Govindghat. Have lunch and drive to Auli.

Reach Auli by evening. Freshen up and rest.

Overnight at Auli in Hotel / Guest House.

Day 7: Auli - Shivpuri| Overnight at Shivpuri

Approximate distance/ Travel time : 188 kms/ 5-6 hrs (Drive)

Post breakfast, drive to Shivpuri. Lunch will be enroute. Reach Shivpuri by afternoon. Freshen up and rest. Enjoy a slow paced evening besides river Ganga.

Overnight at Shivpuri.

Day 8: Shivpuri - Rishikesh/ Haridwar | Overnight Travel to Delhi

Day at leisure. Soft rope activities, village walks.

Post lunch proceed to Rishikesh / Haridwar by road.

Overnight travel to Delhi by Volvo/ Train.

Arrival at Delhi by 05:20 AM.

Day 9 : Arrival at Delhi - Fly Out | Tour Ends

Arrive at Delhi.

Time to say goodbye to your fellow travelers till we meet again to share the images and memories of the time spent in the mighty Himalayas.

Route map