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The mystical and blissful land that India has been known to be is due to the fact that it is a home to some of the most unheard of and remarkable places of the world. Each of these places, however reachable or remote they may be, has a story connected to them and this is what has enticed adventurers and explorers to head off in their search for centuries. The Himalayan region which lies to the north of the country is a home to many such beautiful gorges, valleys and natural landscapes, which are just awe inspiring. One such drop dead gorgeous place in the Himalayas is the ‘valley of flowers’, which is a blooming zone of Mother Nature itself.

 

The valley is best known for meadows and vast expanses of endemic alpine flowers, which makes it a nature lover and photographer’s delight. The animal lovers would also not return disappointed from here, as there is a lot of fauna varieties to catch a glimpse of. The major animal species found here include snow leopards, the Asian black bear, the blue sheep and brown bear. The surroundings to the valley and also the trails of the trek form a part of the Nanda Devi National Park, and are a great complement to the gentle and pleasing landscape which the valley itself boasts off. Not very far from here is the holy Sikh shrine of Hemkunt Sahib, which is a revered place of worship and is thronged by thousands of pilgrims each year.           

 

The Valley of flowers is known to be one of the most beautiful valleys in the Himalayan region, as it is home to a variety of flora and plant varieties. This is what has made it earn the position of a UNESCO world heritage site as well as a national park.


Brief itinerary

 

Day 1 :- Haridwar - Joshimath 235km 


Day 2 :- Joshimath - GovindGhat - Ghangaria Trek 22km 


Day 3 :- Ghangaria - Hemkund - Ghangaria 7km 


Day 4 :- Ghangaria - Valley of Flower - Ghangaria 


Day 5 :- Ghangaia - GovindGhat – Badrinath- Joshimath 


Day 6 :- Joshimath- Haridwar.


Detailed Itinerary


Day 01: Haridwar - Joshimath

Morning after breakfast, drive to reach Joshimath (1874 mt / 253Km) which is the winter abode of Lord Badrinath. Lunch enroute. Evening arrive at Joshimath and check into the hotel Overnight: Hotel


Day 02: Joshimath - GovindGhat - Ghangaria Trek

After breakfast, drive to reach Govindghat (1828 mt / 22Km). Start trekking to reach Ghangaria(3049 mt / 14 km Trek) with packed lunch. Ghangaria is also known as GOVIND DHAM, It is the base camp for visiting Hemkund Sahib and Valley of Flowers Overnight: Hotel


Day 03: Ghangaria - Hemkund - Ghangaria

Early in the morning start trekking (7 Km) to reach "HEMKUND SAHIB". One of the most revered of all Sikh Shrines, The Hemkund Sahib, the World’s Highest Gurudwara, is situated at an altitude of 4,329 mts. In the afternoon trek down to reach Ghangariya for overnight stay. Evening is free for rest & relaxation. Overnight stay.


Day 04: Ghangaria - Valley of Flower - Ghangaria.

Trek to the Valley of Flowers. The whole valley is dotted with varieties of exotic flowers and other flora. Return to Ghangria for overnight stay.


Day 05: Ghangaia - GovindGhat – Badrinath- Joshimath

14 Km return trek to Govindghat and then drive to Joshimath via Badrinath . On arrival, check into hotel. Overnight: Hotel


Day 06: Joshimath- Haridwar.

Morning breakfast and drive to haridwar. On arrival transfer to the station time to catch train. Overnight: Hotel

 

How to Reach


By Air :-

Jolly Grant Airport is the airport serving Dehradun, located about 48 km from the Haridwar. There is a daily flight from Delhi for Dehradun

 

By Train :-

An excellent rail network connects Haridwar to other important cities like Delhi, Mussoorie, Mumbai, Varanasi, Lucknow, and Kolkata.

 

From Delhi -DDN NZM AC EXPRESS (2205. 


From Kolkata- Doon Express (13009) 


From Mumbai- Dehradun Express (19019) 


From Chennai- Dehardun express (12687)

 

By Road :-

By road, Haridwar is well connected with major destinations of the country. NH72 connects Haridwar to Nahan (125 km) to the north-west, and thereon to Panchkula, Chandi¬garh and Shimla. NH 72 terminates at Dehardun, which is at 54km from Haridwar. Haridwar is located at a distance of 235 km from Delhi. NH72A links Haridwar to NH58 at Roorkee (35 km) and thereon south to Meerut (170 km) and Delhi (235 km). There is regular bus service from Delhi for Haridwar from Delhi’s ISBT Kashmere Gate.

 

 

Cost per person (INR)
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Where Uttarakhand, India
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