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Trek To Dehradun Valley of Flowers And Hemkund Sahib

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To Journey :
13th August : Bandra TT to Delhi (Paschim Express)
14th August : Delhi to Haridwar (Shatabdi Express)

 

Fro Journey :
Option 1 (21st August ) : Haridwar to Bandra (Dehradhun Express-19020)
Option 2 (21st August ) : Haridwar to LTT (Superfast Express-12172)

 

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. Nearly 10 km long and almost 2 kms wide, the valley is ringed with snow-capped mountains and watered by streams rising in the mountains. It is 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 . 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.

 

Flowers mostly orchids, poppies, primulas, calendulas, daisies and anemones carpet the ground. Alpine forests of birch and rhododendron cover a part of the area, and are home to tahr, snow leopard, musk deer, red fox, common langur, bharal, serow, Himalayan black bear and a huge variety of butterflies.

 

ITINERARY

 

13th August : Start from Bandra TT – Paschim Express

 

14th August : Reach Delhi by 11.00 am
 

Start by Shatabdi express by 3.25 pm from Delhi
Reach Haridwar by 7.25 pm

 

Travel till our hotel/ Resort by Private transport
Dinner and rest

 

15th August : Haridwar – Joshimath (287 kms/8-9 hrs)
After an early breakfast drive to Joshimath via Devprayag. On the way visit Dev prayag where Bhagirathi and Alaknanda rivers meet. From here the holy river Ganges started. Arrival at Joshimath by evening, check into the hotel. Dinner & overnight stay. Joshimath: The religious centre, established by Adi Shankaracharya, which he called Jyotirmath, later came to be known as Joshimath. Among the sites of interest are the temples of Nav Durga and Narsingh. Apart from its obvious religious importance, Joshimath is known for its scenic beauty.

 

16th August : Joshimath – Govindghat (26 kms/1 hrs) – Ghangaria (14 kms/3-4 hrs)
After an early breakfast drive to Govindghat. Which is the starting point of the trek? From Govindghat there is a gradual ascent along a well maintained pilgrim trail to Ghangaria. Upon arrival at Ghangria check into Camp. Explore the surroundings in the evening. Dinner and overnight stay at camp.

 

17th August : Ghangaria – Valley of Flowers – Ghangaria (5 kms one side/4-5 hrs)
After breakfast trek to Valley Of Flowers (3858 m) from Ghangaria. The valley is an enchanting sight with an impressive array of rare wildflowers like Geranium, Marsh marigold, Prinula, Potentilla, Geum, Asters, Lilium, Ranunculus, Corydalis, Inula, Braham kamal, Campanula, Pedicularis, Arisaema, Morina, Impatiens, Bistorta, Ligularia, Anaphalis, Saxifrages, Sibbaldia, Thermo- psis, Trollius, Codonopsis, Dactylorhiza, Cypripedium, Strawberry, Epilobium, Rhododendrons and numerous others. Most of the flowers have medicinal values too. The valley is 10 kms long, 2 kms wide, and is divided by the Pushpawati stream, into which several tiny streams and waterfalls merge. After enjoying the beauty of valley trek back to Ghangaria. Dinner & overnight stay at the camp.

 

18th August : Ghangariya – Hemkund – Ghangariya(6 kms one side/3-4 hrs)
After breakfast trek to Hemkund Sahib (4329 m) from Ghangaria. This is quite a steep climb. In the Sikh holy book, The Granth Sahib, the Sikh Guru Gobind Singh recounts that in a previous life, he meditated on the shores of a lake surrounded by seven snowcapped mountains now recognized by Hemkund. Late afternoon trek back to Ghangaria. Dinner & overnight stay at camp.

 

19th August : Ghangaria – Govind Ghat – Joshimath (26 km/ 1 hrs)
After breakfast trek down to Govind Ghat and from here drive to Joshimath. Dinner and overnight stay in the hotel.

 

20th August : Joshimath – Haridwar (287 km/ 7-8 hrs)

 

21st August : Proceed back to Mumbai. 

 

22nd August : Reach Mumbai.

 

Cost per person (INR)
Rs.14000
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Where Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India
Duration 7 Nights / 8 Days
Difficulty Easy
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