Valley Of FlowersGhaghria, Uttarakhand
- Duration07 Nights / 08 Days
- Best TimeApril-June & September- November
- RoutingDelhi - Rishikesh - Ghaghria - Badrinath - Almora - Nainital - Delhi
Valley of Flowers is situated at an altitude of 3660M. This valley is 10 km long and 2 km wide. Trek to Valley of Flowers starts from Govindghat or Govind Dham, which is 25 kms from Joshimath. Valley of flowers is 17 Kms from Govindghat. For overnight stay one can find basic hotels in Ghangaria (which is 14 kms from Govindghat) as overnight camping in not allowed in valley. This complete route is a well-laid cobbled path.
Day 01 : Arrival Delhi, Delhi to Rishikesh
Upon arrival at New Delhi Airport or Railways station meet to our representative, and drive to Rishikesh en route visit Haridwar, as Har ki Pori and Ghats, witness the Ganga Aarti. Continue drive 24 km further to Rishikesh. On arrival check in hotel.
Day 02 : Rishikesh - Joshimath
Breakfast at hotel later proceed to Joshimath en route visit Deopriyag, Rudrapriyag. Karnpriyag and Nandpriyag. On arrival at Joshimath check in hotel. Rest of the time free for individual activities. Overnight at hotel.
Day 03 : Joshimath - Govindghat - Ghangaria
Early morning drive for about 1 hrs drive to Govindghat, we start the trek by crossing the river Alaknanda over a bridge at Govindghat and from there walking towards the Bhyundar valley through forest area and a few villages. There are numerous waterfalls and absolutely lush green landscape all around. The gradient of the trail is moderate. The 14 kms trek to reach Ghangria takes about 4-5 hrs, one can also hire a mule or use the helicopter service to reach Ghangria. Overnight in Camp or Guest house at Ghangharia.
Day 04 : Ghangaria - Valley of Flower - Ghangaria
It's a delightful and short ascent to the valley. Gradient is moderate and the landscape extremely soothing to the eye. It will take about a couple of hours to reach the valley. The beauty of this world renowned valley totally lives up to its reputation. There are unending meadows laden with varieties of alpine flowers, network of streams and big mountains all around. At the entrance of the Valley stands the snow-clad peak of Ratban Parvat, towards the left is Nar Parvat, which separates the Badrinath valley from this valley, and to the right is dense Birch forest on the hillsides. The prominent species are Braham Kamal, Anemone, Geranium, Marsh Marigold, Prinula, Lilium, Potentilla, Ranunculus, Inula, Corydalis, Pedicularis, Arisaema, Ligularia, Morina, Impatiens, Saxifrages Bistorta, Anaphalis, Sibbaldia. We will spend 3-4 hrs exploring different corners & vantage points of the valley and towards late afternoon retrace our steps to Ghangria. Total trekking time would be about 04 hrs. Overnight in the Camp/ guest house at Ghangharia.
Day 05 : Ghangaria - Hemkunnd Sahib - Ghangaria
Today's climb to Hemkund Sahib is steep at places and will take about 3 - 4 hrs. Hemkund Sahib is a popular Sikh Shrine built next to the beautiful lake. The lake is surrounded by wild flowers with Bhramkamal being the most popular. Pilgrims take a dip in the freezing cold waters of the lake, not an easy task. We will serve hot tea in the Gurudwara (Shrine) and retrace our steps to Ghangria. Overnight in camp/ guest house at Ghangharia.
Day 06 : Ghangaria - Govindghat - Badrinath
Today we trek back to Govindghat and from there drive to Badrinath, on arrival check in hotel rest of the time visit Mana Village (Last village between India & China Boarder) and evening visit Badrinath Dham. Overnight at hotel.
Day 07 : Badrinath - Joshimath - Rishikesh
Early morning after breakfast, drive to Rishikesh, on arrival check in hotel rest of the time visit Parmarth Niketan witness the Ganga Aarti.
Day 08 : Rishikesh - Delhi
Early in the morning drive to Delhi, drop at your destination, at airport or Railway Station.
|Minimum Paying Pax - 02||Price Per Person (On Twin Sharing Basis) INR 20,500|
|Only Transport||INR 17,000 per person (A/C Indigo Car)|
|Weekend Supplement||INR 4,000|
A small supplement between 01 Apr - 01 July 2020
- 07 Nights Accommodation on Bed & Breakfast basis
- All ground transport, ex Delhi by Ac Indigo Car
- All in out transfer, local sightseeing & sector drive
- All toll tax parking fuel and driver's allowance
- Using Deluxe Hotel & Deluxe room
- Any personal expense, any meal apart mentioned above, any govt. tax, anything else that is not mentioned in the "Price Includes".