Valley of Flowers Trek

6 Days - 5 Nights
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Valley Of Flowers Listed in the World Heritage Sites

Valley Of Flowers Trek is extremely vast, furnished with never-ending meadows and was declared a national park in 1982. Now it is a World Heritage Site. Altitude is – 12140 feet If you didn’t know It is home to endangered species and rare animals. From the Asiatic black bear, snow leopard, musk bear, brown bear to red fox and blue sheep and even birds, you will also find high altitude birds like Himalayan Monal Pheasant

Think of the days when your eyes glued to one of the most charming valleys of Uttarakhand, India during the monsoon season. Valley of flowers will literally rejuvenate your soul and you will reminisce about your journey.

The valley not only is welcoming you with flowers but on the way get to witness huge gorge and small streams flowing by. After hours of laborious trekking, your heart will skip a beat, and the enthusiasm is electrifying” Boom” there goes the vast endless drop-dead gorgeous, exquisite valley. The feeling will be so compelling and sensational. This will remind of those hours how one has struggled to come here just to witness this magic which can melt anyone’s heart.

Trek At Valley Of Flowers

A few hours of trekking would be slightly difficult, but once you reach the valley you will forget about everything. Enjoy the tranquility and the hush around the valley. Watch the rise of the moon around

Midnight, ogled at the stars shimmering millions of light-years away with your friends and family by lying inside the tent. Get to see the different kinds of flowers. This would be a treat to tour eyes, as you witness the different types of Himalayan flowers. It has gained so much importance and adorned with a diversity of Alpine flowers, representative of the Western Himalayan Alpine shrub and meadow ecoregion. The valley is also blessed with various colors of

Flowers, taking on diverse shades of colors as time advanced. Brahma Kamal is one of the most famous. Himalayan flower which can be seen in the month of July- August.

Valley of Flowers Trek

World’s Highest Sikh Temple

Further, the climb to Govindghat and Hemkund Sahib Ji is a tough and steep one. But, the thrilling climb and adventure will surely give you chills!

During your trek, explore the World’s highest Gurudwara “Hemkund Sahib Ji” which lies at a height of 4400 Meter

In addition to its beauty just behind the Gurudwara lies a lake that remains frozen for 6 months. Govind Singh Ji the 10th Guru of the Sikh faith meditated on the bank of this lake during ancient times.

Therefore, the clear Hemkund Lake is serene and peaceful with the Brahma Kamals growing in abundance on the banks.

You wouldn’t be surprised to know that there are few treks like Valley of Flowers which offer some splendorous Hiking routes ie Hemkund Sahib. It is also known as the Hemkund Sahib Ji Valley which runs parallel 10 km south.


Trek to the Floral Dreamland!

Enter the divine valley and colorful heaven “Valley of Flowers”, its impeccable beauty is enough to leave you speechless because the carpeted alpine flowers spreading their magical scents together make the valley more like a dreamland.

Moreover, it is believed that from here Lord Hanuman collected Sanjeevani Buti to cure Laxman and according to the local beliefs, this valley was inhabited by fairies. No wonder, it’s a fairyland.

So, the prominent flowers which can be seen here are – Blue Poppy, Dog flower, Hooked stick seed, Snake foil, Meadow Geranium, and Himalayan Rose.

In Short, the peak months to visit Valley of Flowers are July and August. So, do not miss the trek this monsoon!

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About Base camp Joshimath

Above all, It is a pictorial town in Chamoli at an altitude of 1875 m nestled amid high Himalayan peaks. It is the base camp of 10 above Himalayan treks and the gateway to famous pilgrim sites like Badrinath Dham and Hemkund Sahib Ji.

There is spirituality in the air because of the presence of ancient temples. It is home to one of the four “Math” “Atharva Veda” by Adi Shankar Acharya. Joshimath has tranquil charm away from the cacophony of cities.

The gushing rivers and silent streams with the cover of verdant green and the pious ancient temples in the area will surely lure you to come here again and again.

Why To Choose Valley Of Flowers Trek?

Certainly Valley Of Flower is an Indian National Park, located in the Chamoli district, in the state of Uttarakhand.

Before heading towards the itinerary, it is really essential to perceive the reason behind choosing the Valley of flowers trek.

First of all, the trekking distance is a total of by taxi 568 Km and on foot 42 km which is to be covered into 5 nights 6 days.
Valley of flowers is the best monsoon trek Uttarakhand Himalayas trek.

This is the best trek for family, Students, Beginners, Altitudes is 12140 feet – (3700 Meter). Need proper gear & clothing for sub-zero temperature winter?

You got to see so many heavenly bodies at one place like the panoramic view of the Himalayan ranges, Valley of flowers, pine forests, different variety of flora and fauna surpassing through bona fide Garhwali heritage and culture.

Do spare time in Interaction with locals, and you will get to know about some of the ancient tales of Indian mythology. And our Garhwali Cultures

Beautiful landscapes so carry proper photo gear & Extra battery backup.

The backpack should not exceed 10 to 12 kg only


Valley Of Flowers Trek

Valley Of Flower is an Indian National Park, located in Chamoli district, in the state of Uttarakhand.

The Valley of Flower discovered by British Mountaineer, Frank Smyth, in 1931.

The Valley of flower declared as a national park in 1980.

Hence In 1982, the park renamed Nanda Devi National Park and now it is a World Heritage Site
The Valley of Flowers extends over a region of 87.50 sq km– a territory.
Also Smyth authored a book called the “valley of Flowers.”
It is in the middle of the Nar-Var and Gandhi -Maidan Mountains.

Frank Smyth carried 250 seeds of different flower species with him, and he exposed

That there are more than 2,500 species of flowers.

Altitude we are going to cover

Joshimath (6152 feet)

Govindghat – 5906 feet

Ghangaria – 10101 feet

Valley of flowers – 12,140 feet

Hemkund Sahib Ji – 14100 Feet

Getting to Himalayan hikersBase Camp Joshimath Hotel

Take the night train from Delhi to Dehradun.

(Special A/C train from New Delhi would be best)

Also, You can reach Haridwar / Dehradun Railway Station around 5:00 am to 7:00 am, vehicles will be arranged and there you can meet our office members.

Note: – Himalayan Hikers arrange vehicles for you from Haridwar / Dehradun Railway Station Pickup and Drop Tempo. Transport costs per person one way Rs. 1200/– Extra pay to directly your taxi driver

ATM Point & Mobile connectivity

ATM POINT: Joshimath has the last ATM point.

Mobile Connectivity

All networks will be available at Joshimath, BSNL, Vodafone and Airtel networks are available at Gorson Bugyal but you cannot depend on the signal strength. To finish all your important calls and work before starting the trek.

Key Points Valley of Flowers Trek

Duration: – 5 Nights 6 Days

Base camp: – Joshimath Market

Monsoon Temperature: – Day (5°C to 15°C) Night (6° C to 12° C)

Valley of flowers – Altitude: – (12,140 feet)

Best Time: – July, August,

Trek Level: – Moderate

Trek distance: – On foot 33 Km – By taxi 544 km
Group Size: – 20 people

Short Itinerary Valley of Flowers Trek –

Day 1– Drive from Dehradun to Joshimath Altitude – Joshimath by taxi (256 Km) (10/11 Hours) (1,875 m/ 6152 feet)

Day 2– Afterward Drive from Joshimath to Govindghat by taxi (18 km) (01 Hours) same day trek to Ghangaria (09 km) (5/6 Hours) (Altitude –10101 feet

Day 3– Trek from Ghangaria to Valley of flowers (10 km) (7/8 Hours) Altitude – 12140 feet back to Ghangaria Hotel

Day 4– Trek from Ghangaria to Hemkund Sahib (12 km) (7/8 Hours) 14,100 feet) back to Hotel

Day 5– Trek from Ghangaria to Govind Ghat (09km) (5/6 Hours) / same day drive to Joshimath (18 km) (01 Hours) overnight stay hotel

Day 6– Drive from Joshimath to Haridwar via Rishikesh by taxi (258 km) (9/10 Hours)


Day 1 : Pickup from Haridwar Railway Station and Drive to Joshimath (base camp) by taxi

Total distance – 257 km – 10/11 Hours journey

Mode of journey – By taxi

Altitude – Joshimath– 6152 feet

Night stay – Hotel – on twin share basis

Himalayan Hikers organizes transport for trekkers from Haridwar Railway Station in the morning which will leave for Sankri around 6:00 am to 7:00 am.

Today start your journey with team Himalayan Hikers from Haridwar,
The drive to Joshimath is 10/11 hours long, along the sacred rivers – Alaknanda, Mandakini and Ganga. Devprayag is en route at the confluence of river Bhagirathi and Alaknanda. This is beautiful place
The journey won’t get boring because there are sudden changes in the scenery as you go further.

Reach Joshimath base camp , relax in a hotel, in the evening you can explore nearby areas. Get back, have dinner and enjoy comfortable stay in the hotel.


Day 2 : Drive from Joshimath to Govindghat by taxi (18 km) (1 Hours) same day trek to Ghangaria

Total distance – 09 km – 5/6 Hours journey

Mode of journey – On foot

Altitude Ghangaria – 10,101 feet

Night Stay – Hotel – on twin share basis

Post breakfast, the drive will be towards Govindghat. Start trekking from Govindghat on a neat trail which is always in a very good condition because it is swept by the volunteers’ every day.

Walk along the riverside through the sunny and shaded parts from Poolna to Ghangaria. Cross a river to get to the other side, continue hiking and later see a tabular land which indicates that Ghangaria is near.

Ghangaria has a helipad and space for camping. Ahead lies Ghangaria village, there are restaurants, hotels and a Gurudwara which offers food and accommodation overnight stay Hotel


Day 3 :Trek from Ghangaria to Valley of flowers

Trek Distance – 10 km – 7/8 Hours journey

Mode of journey – On foot

Altitude – Valley of flowers – 12,140 feet

Night Stay – Hotel – on twin share basis

Today, you will be trekking to a World Heritage Site and National Park of Flowers. Post breakfast leave with packed lunch Ghangaria and come across the entry gate of the valley of flowers national park.

Get in and witness the impeccable beauty of the carpeted flowers. A kilometer ahead is a bridge over a gushing stream. Now, look at any direction and it looks just perfect! Cross a bridge and try to count the number of colorful flowers you’ll see.

The towering mountains can be seen overlooking the valley making the sight spell binding. Go deep and get mesmerized by the scented flowers, the valley stretches from 6-7 km until a glacier comes into sight.

July and August are peak months to visit the valley of flowers, the prominent flowers that you will see are – Blue Poppy, Dog flower, Hooked stick seed, Snake foil, Meadow Geranium and Himalayan Rose.
Have lunch and after exploration get back to hotel in Ghangaria.


Day 4 : Trek from Ghangaria to Hemkund Sahib 14,100 feet) back to Hotel

Trek Distance – 12 km – 7/8 Hours journey

Mode of journey – On foot

Altitude – Hemkund Sahib Ji – 14,100feet

Night Stay – Hotel – on twin share basis

Leave Ghangaria early before 6:00 am. The Gurudwara starts at 5:00 am and people recite chorus outside Gurudwara gate. So get ready with a poncho and head to Hemkund Sahib.

The path is steep, climb gradually and come across a cascading waterfall on the right. The tree line recedes and the views get clearer and ahead lies a melting glacier. To prevent altitude sickness takes proper rest breaks but do not sit down because it will make trekking ahead difficult.

After a strenuous climb reach the Gurudwara “Hemkund Sahib Ji”. Behind it lies a lake which remains frozen for 6 months.

Go inside the Gurudwara, have tea there and explore the surroundings. The Hemkund Lake is clear, serene and peaceful. Brahama Kamals grow in abundance around this Lake.

After spending good time there, get down to Ghangaria by descending on steep terrain.


Day 5 :Trek from Ghangaria to Govind Ghat (09km) same day drive to Joshimath (18 km) (1/2 Hours)

Trek Distance – 09 km – 5/6 Hours journey

Mode of journey – On foot

Night Stay – Hotel – on twin share basis

After breakfast with packed lunch trek From Ghangaria get back to Govindghat and from there drive down to Joshimath. Overnight stay Hotel


Day 6 : Drive from Joshimath to Haridwar via Rishikesh by taxi

Trek Distance –258 km – 9/10 Hours journey

Mode of journey – By Taxi

Night Stay – Hotel – on twin share basis

Today last breakfast with Himalayan Hikers After breakfast leave early 07. Am, have your lunch en route and you can reach Haridwar evening 5 to 6 Pm

Things to carry on trek

Mandatory Documents

Please carry the documents given below

Original and photocopy of government photo identity card- (Aadhar Card, Driving License, Voters ID, etc,
Passport and Visa important to foreigners
Medical Certificate (First part should be filled by the Doctor and Second part by the Trekker)
Declaration Certificates

Note: –  Many trekkers commit the same mistake of carrying unnecessary items on a trek which only makes the backpack heavy. It is important to know the right items to carry.
It differs from season to season if you are trekking in summers then carry less layers of warm clothing and if you are trekking in winters carry enough layers to protect yourself against chilly cold.

Necessary Items for trekkers

carry on a trek

Backpack (50 to 60 liters)
A strongly built backpack with good support is compulsory for a trek. (Rain cover is important)

Sturdy Trekking Shoes
The shoes should be strong enough with good support. The people ask if sports shoes would be comfortable but it is good to bring the right trekking shoes.

The Clothes You Should Bring On a Trek
Avoid keeping extra clothes because it only makes you backpack heavy.

Trek Pants – The jeans are never suitable for a trek so you need at least 2-3 trek pants for treks carry more for longer treks.

Jacket – Jackets are very important to carry on a trek it protects you against the chilly weather. So carry 2 jackets on a week long trek.

Layers of warm Clothing 
Carry warm woolen layers or fleece. Carry more layers during winter season (at least 2 to 3) and less during summer.

Thermals – The Temperature decreases at night so you might be need thermals for Night.

T- Shirts – Bring those t shirts which dry fast.

Poncho –They are needed if you are trekking on a Rainy day to keep you dry.

Hiking Pole

Water Bottle 2

Cap or Balaclava



Woolen and Waterproof Gloves

Socks (Woolen and Regular)


Torch head light

Personal Toiletry Items –  (toothpaste, toothbrush, toilet paper, sanitizer etc.)

Carry Personal Medical Kit

Personal Medical Kit (Carry minimum 5 tablets and maximum 10)

Medical Kit

Diamox – (Prevents altitude sickness)

Digene – (It cures discomfort in stomach, acidity)

Crocin Advance – (Cures fever and headache)

Aspirin/Combiflam – (Pain reliever)

Disprin – (Cures headache)

Avomine – (Prevents motion sickness)

Avil – (It treat allergies)

Norflox TZ & Lomofen – (Prevents Diarrhoea)

Ranitidine – (Reduces the amount of acid in stomach)

Volini/Moov spray – (For sprains)

Betadine/Savlon – (Antiseptic cream)


Band aid


Stretchable/Elastic bandage


Note:- Use medicines only when prescribed by the doctor. In case you face any problem during your trek, discuss and take advice from the Professional guide.

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Personal Insurance

Medical Certificate

Personal toiletry Items and Personal Medicine kit

On first day En Route to base camp the Breakfast and Lunch are Not Included

Last Day En Route Lunch and Dinner are Not Included

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