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.
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!
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.
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)