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Valley Of Flowers And Hemkund Sahib Trek

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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.

 

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS


1. Visit Devprayag- a holy city
2. Govindghat to Ghangaria trek
3. Ghangaria to Valley of Flowers trek
4. Hemkund Sahib Trek
5. Trek back to Govindghat

 

ITINERARY


Day 0 : Take a train to reach Haridwar by next morning.


Day 1 : Drive from Haridwar to Pandukeshwar (5,998 ft.) via Joshimath (6,150 ft.) and Devprayag (8-9 hrs).


Our representative will pick you up from Haridwar Railway station, early in the morning. Then, you will leave Haridwar and drive towards Govindghat via Joshimath and Devprayag. Devprayag is a confluence of the Bhagirathi and Alknanda rivers and is considered a holy city. You will arrive Joshimath at evening and check-into a hotel. Have dinner and take good rest, as the next day Valley of Flowers trek starts.


Day 2 : Drive from Pandukeshwar to Pulna (Approx 5 kms drive) Trek from Pulna – Ghangaria (9 kms/ 4-5 hours)


On day 2 of your Himalayan trekking, we will reach Govindghat. Along a well maintained pilgrim trail to Ghangaria, there is a gradual ascent from Govindghat. Upon arrival at Ghangaria check into a hotel. Explore the surroundings in the evening. Then, have dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.


Day 3 : Trek from Ghangaria – Valley of Flowers and back to Ghangaria (10 Kms /6-7 hours).


On day 3, after having an early breakfast, our actual Valley of Flowers trek starts from Ghangaria. The valley offers an enchanting sight, as there is an impressive array of rare wildflowers like Geranium, Marsh, etc. The Valley of Flowers in Uttarakhand is 10km long and 2km wide. It is divided by Pushpawati stream and many tiny streams and waterfalls merge into it. After looking at the beauty of the valley, we trek back to Ghangaria. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.


Day 4 : Trek from Ghangaria to Hemkund and back to Ghangaria (12Kms/ 6-7 Hours).


On day 4, get ready for Hemkund Sahib trek (4,329 m). We trek from Ghangaria. This is quite a steep climb. In the Sikh holy book – The Guru Granth Sahib, the Sikh Guru -Gobind Singh recounts that in his previous life, he meditated on the shores of a lake, surrounded by seven snow-capped mountains, now recognized as Hemkund. Then, in the afternoon trek back to Ghangaria. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.


Day 5 : Trek from Ghangaria – Pulna (9 km / 4-5 hours) – Pulna to / Pandukeshwar (Approx. 5 kms drive).


We trek back to Govindghat and from here we drive to Joshimath. After arriving at Joshimath, check-into a hotel. Rest of the day is free to explore this picturesque area.


Day 6 : Drive back to Haridwar from Pandukeshwar (290 kms/ 9-10 hours)


Today, early morning, we drive back Rishikesh/Haridwar and have lunch en-route. We will arrive Rishikesh/Haridwar by evening. The Valley of Flower trek ends with happy and colourful memories!!

 

 

Cost per person (INR)
Rs.10499
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Where Uttrakhand
Duration 6 Days / 5 Nights
Difficulty Moderate
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