countless patches of vivid colors Under the watchful eyes of Vishal snow covered himalayas, Late This is it, isn’t it? More than 300 species of flora and numerous species endangered flowers , medicinal plants, This valley is no less than a sorceress sitting delightfully to cast a spell on the visitors. trust us your Valley of Flowers Trek 2023 It will be an experience worth remembering. But reaching this fairy hinterland Uttarakhand There is no child’s play. this is a Travel, vigorous and moderately difficult,
is located on a Height of about 3,858 meters Valley of Flowers above sea level has been declared UNESCO World Heritage Site, The enchanting valley remains frozen during the colder months and blossoms into a youthful beauty as the snow melts with the onset of summer.
Discovery of the Valley of Flowers
While locals long believed it to be the abode of fairies, others had no clue about its existence. Finally, one day, frank smith – Mountaineer, explorer and botanist – lost his way Kamet Peak And discovered the valley in monsoon 1931, His book on the same put the valley on the world map and gave rise to the popular trek Flower Vally,
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Best time to visit valley of flowers
monsoon season, i.e. July to September This is the best season to visit the Valley of Flowers.
Temperature during this season: 7 °C – 10 °C (night); 15 °C – 30 °C (day)
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Trek duration and day-wise itinerary
Trek duration: 6D/5N East Haridwar
Valley of Flowers Trek Distance: 1,420 km by car; 34 kilometers on foot
Height: Valley of Flowers 12,763 feet; Sri Hemkunt Sahib at 14,400 feet
Difficulty Level of Valley of Flowers Trek: Valley of Flowers is a moderate trek
Valley of Flowers Trek Opening Dates 2023: June-October
Things to Carry on a Trip to Valley of Flowers
Details about trip to Valley of Flowers
All the details about the trek like the difficulty of the Valley of Flowers trek and day wise itinerary are given here. Keep scrolling down and reading!
Day 1: Reaching Base Camp
distance: 294 km
route: Haridwar – Rishikesh – Devprayag – Rudraprayag – Karnprayag – Chamoli – Joshimath – Govindghat.
Means of transport: Shared Sumo, pre-paid taxi or bus
Time: 9 hours (with lunch and evening tea break)
The camp at Govindghat is located at a distance of 294 km from the nearest railway station. Haridwar Junction. From the railway station, one can take a shared Tata Sumo, pre-paid private taxi or Garhwal Mandal bus. When going upwards via Devprayag and Joshimath, a picturesque view of the mountains is visible. This route passes through Devprayag where the Bhagirathi and Alaknanda rivers join to form the Ganga river.
Days 2 and 3: Onward journey
- Day 2: 12 km (Govindghat – Ghangaria Camping Ground)
- Day 3: 10 km (Ghangaria Camping Ground – Valley of Flowers National Park – Ghangaria Camping Ground)
Means of transport: on feet
- Day 2: 4 hours (Govindghat – Ghangaria Camping Ground)
- Day 3: 5 – 7 hours (Ghangaria Camping Ground – Valley of Flowers National Park – Ghangaria Camping Ground; 2 hours for rest in the National Park)
Height of Valley of Flowers: 3,858 meters
temperature: Remember, temperatures at this altitude are lower than you would expect in the plains. However, the air is highly breathable. The acclimatization stretch, i.e. from Govindghat to Ghangaria, is enough to prepare you to scale the heights. But, yes, the trek requires optimum level of stamina and physical fitness.
Day 4: A short additional expedition
distance: 11.4 km (towards 5.7 km)
Time: 6 hours (2 hours stay at Sri Hemkunt Sahib)
Height of Hemkunt Sahib: 4,329 meters – Don’t be afraid of heights. The previous parts of the trek would have acclimated you to this section by now. However, the steep climb can be difficult. Therefore, it is essential to have the appropriate level of stamina and physical fitness.
A short journey of 5.7 km from Ghangaria Camping Ground takes you to Sri Hemkunt Sahib. This part of the trek is more difficult due to the steep climb. This religious place is considered to be the place of meditation of Guru Gobind Singh’s previous birth. ice lake Remains frozen for 8 months. In the months of June, July, August and September the snow melts and one can take a dip in the cool waters here.
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Days 5 and 6: Finally, the return trip
At the beginning of the fifth day, one has to trek from Ghangaria Camping Ground to Govindghat. One can also choose to visit Auli on a day trip. To reach Joshimath one has to drive about 30 minutes from Govindghat.
After overnight stay at Joshimath, one can take a shared Tata Sumo, pre-paid private taxi or Garhwal division bus to Haridwar Junction railway station.
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Things to remember on the trek
- Temperature and climatic conditions are quite different compared to the plains. Adequate time should be given for adaptation.
- The journey can be very difficult for first-time travelers. Therefore, pay attention to the instructions given by the trek leader.
- Carry a basic medical and first aid kit.
- Always keep the trek map of Valley of Flowers with you.
- Avoid consuming alcohol or any other intoxicant during the trek.
- The valley and the places along its path are likely to be spoiled by garbage. Don’t litter!
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How to reach Valley of Flowers?
base camp: Govindghat on Badrinath Highway
Nearest Airport: Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun
Nearest Railway Station: Haridwar Junction Railway Station
Attractions en route: Sri Hemkunt Sahib and Alpine Flowers
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Well, that’s the gist of it. Now all you have to do is book your package this monsoon season and set out on this memorable journey to the Valley of Flowers. Plan your trip to India and have a wonderful vacation. If there is anything else you would like to know, just leave a comment below and we will respond promptly and appropriately.
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FAQs About Visiting Valley Of Flowers
How far is the Valley of Flowers from Badrinath?
Valley of Flowers is 25 kilometers from Badrinath.
Is Valley of Flowers safe?
Yes. It is always safe while traveling in Uttarakhand as the local people are helpful and polite.
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