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Valley of flowers trek 2016 Itinerary
Day 1 Valley of flowers trek: – Drive from Haridwar to Govindghat
Day 2 Valley of flowers trek: – Trek from Govindghat to Ghangaria
Day 3 Valley of flowers trek: – Trek from Ghangaria to Valley of flowers & return
Day 4 Valley of flowers trek: – Trek from Ghangaria to Hemkund Sahib Trek back to Ghangaria
Day 5 Valley of flowers trek: – Trek from Ghangaria to Govindghat
Day 6 Valley of flowers trek: – Drive back to Haridwar
Valley of flowers trek Itinerary (Detailed)
Day 1 (Valley of flowers trek) – Govindghat
Drive from Haridwar to Govindghat (10 Hrs)
We will arrange a pickup and drivers will meet you at Haridwar railway station at 5 am in the morning and we will start our scenic drive to Govindghat via Devprayag, Rudraprayag and Joshimath. Govindghat is a starting point of valley of flowers trek 2016. Enroute wi will be crossing Devprayag, which is a holy city and confluence of the Bhagirathi and Alaknanda rivers, after this the rivers become the holy Ganges.
We Arrive at Govindghat by the evening and check into a hotel. Dinner & overnight stay. Get a good night’s sleep as tomorrow our Valley Of Flowers trek starts. We will also try and reach Govindghat and stay in Hotel Bhagat (or Similar) Govindghat to start the valley of flowers trek next morning.
Day 2 (Valley of flowers trek) – Ghangaria
Trek from Govindghat to Ghangaria
The Valley of flower and Hemkund Sahib Trek begins at Govindghat, after crossing the swinging bridge over Alaknanda River. The zigzag trekking trail straightens through an ascending valley full of apricot trees, terraced fields and vegetation. The trail leads into the beautiful Bhyundar valley alongside the Laxman Ganga River. During the trek you will cross two small beautiful villages Pulna and Bhyundar (Now at the starting point you can hire local Jeeps which will drop you till Pulna). From Bhyundar village take a right turn to another beautiful trek of know as Kakbhusandi Lake trek. The entire 14 Kms trek from Govindghat to Ghangaria is full of natural splendors including cascading waterfalls and natural water springs. Small tea shops and restaurants run across the trekking route where you can enjoy buttery Aloo paranthas and hot tea. After crossing Laxman Ganga the trek on right bank continues through the dense forest but becomes little steep. Trek for another 1 hour and you will reach Ghangaria, check into hotel.
Day 3(Valley of flowers trek) – Valley of flowers
Today after an early breakfast we start our trek towards the Valley Of Flowers (3858 m) from Ghangaria. After a 3 Kms trek crossing the bridge and coming to left bank you will reach first small stream which marks the start of Valley of flowers which is an enchanting sight with an impressive array of rare alpine wildflowers like blue poppy, Cobra Lily, Geranium, Marsh etc.. The valley is 14 Kms long, 2 Kms wide, and is divided by the Pushpawati stream, into which several tiny streams and waterfalls merge. Trek up to the Joan Margaret Legge and return back at the big rock near the first stream we will have lunch and return to Ghangaria. After absorbing the beauty of the Valley Of Flowers we trek back to Ghangaria. Dinner & overnight stay at the camp/hotel.
Day 4 (Valley of flowers trek) – Hemkund Sahib
Trek to Hemkund Sahib
Today get ready for an arduous Hemkund Sahib Trek which a 6 Kms steep trek which takes around 6 hours. The Hemkund Sahib trek is full of enchanting views of the Himalayas and on the way you will be crossing numerous waterfalls and streams. When you are trekking to Hemkund Sahib please note that you cannot stay at Hemkund Sahib after 2 PM because weather changes very rapidly here.
Hemkund Sahib perched at an elevation of 4,329 mts above sea level, Hemkund Sahib is the highest Gurudwara of Sikh community.
Day 5 (Valley of flowers trek) – Govindghat
We trek back to Govindghat via the same route. Upon arrival at Govindghat check into a hotel and rest.
Day 6 (Valley of flowers trek) – Haridwar
Early morning we drive back Rishikesh/Haridwar. Lunch enroute. Arrive Rishikesh/Haridwar by evening. Trek ends with a mosaic of colorful memories.