Valley of Flowers – Hemkund – Badrinath

Valley of Flowers & Hemkund - Badrinath
11 days


The valley of flowers lies main valleys of Alaknanda and Lakshman Ganga in Garhwal Himalayas in chamoli district of uttaranchal. River pushpawati flows through this valley which has its source in the Tipra glacier which extends up to Gauri parvat peak.

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Brief Event Description

Event Organiser Explorers Trek & Tours
Event Location Valley of Flowers & Hemkund - Badrinath
Pickup Point Explorers Office, Sadashiv Peth, Tilak Road, Pune
Pickup Time 10.00 AM
Things to Carry Morning Utilities
Hair Oil, Cold Cream, Lip guard, Comb, Sun cream Lotion,
Tooth Brush, Tooth Paste, Tissue (Toilet) Paper, Paper Soap, Towel, Napkin
Sun Goggles, Scarf

Comfortable clothing while Trekking – Two pairs and Extra Dresses for Journey
Sports shoes, Extra Socks Floaters for Journey.
Shawl, Balaklava (Kantopi)

Extra Carry bags, Camera & Camera Batteries
Mobile & Mobile Charger
One time Tiffin for train journey

Other Requirements
Water bottle – Min. 2 Ltr., Torch with extra Cells Id Proof, Nail cutter
Knee cap, Band – aid, , Personal Medicines, if any
Enough & Change Money for Shopping. Chain & lock for luggage security in Rail Journey
* This is just a reminder list of what to Bring. You can bring other things as per the Need.
Itinerary Day 1
Pune – Mumbai – Delhi (3AC)
All Participants have to report Explorers Office at Sharp 10.00 am. Depart for Bandra Terminus at 10.30 am. Board 12909 NZM Garibrath (3 AC) 04.50 pm & proceed towards Delhi. Overnight Train Journey..

Day 2
Delhi – Haridwar (Train Journey, 4 Hours)
Reach H Nizamuddin Station at 09.40 am. After Lunch depart for Haridwar by 12055 DDN JANSHTBDI (CC) at 3.20 pm. Reach Haridwar around 7.30 pm.
Overnight at Haridwar

Day 3
Haridwar to Joshimath (Bus Journey – 275 km, 9 Hours)
After Early Breakfast move for Joshimath around 6 am by Bus. Lunch on the way. Dinner at Joshimath.
Overnight at Joshimath.

Day 4
Joshimath – Govind ghat – Ghangriya (Bus Journey – 20 kms, Trek – 14 kms)
After Breakfast move from Joshimath to Govindghat by Road. 14 km Trek from Govindghat to Ghangriya. Check in at Hotel. Evening at Leisure.
Overnight at Ghangriya.

Day 5
Ghangriya – Valley of Flowers – Ghangriya (Trek – 8 kms)
4 km Trek to Valley of Flowers. Spend the entire day in a multicolored Valley. Evening back to Ghangriya.
Overnight at Ghangriya.

Day 6
Ghangriya – Hemkund – Ghangriya (Trek – 12 kms)
After breakfast 6 km Trek to Hemkund Saheb Gurudwara. Evening back to Ghangriya.
Overnight at Ghangriya.

Day 7
Ghangriya – Govindghat – Badrinath (Trek 14 kms, By Bus 20 kms)
After breakfast 14 km downhill Trek to Govindghat. Depart for Badrinath by Local Vehicle. Evening at Leisure.
Overnight at Badrinath.

Day 8
Badrinath to Joshimath (Bus Journey – 45 kms)
After early breakfast move for Mana, the last village on the Indian side of China border. Visit the Ganesh Gufa, VyasGufa & the origin of river Saraswati.
Overnight at Joshimath.

Day 9
Joshimath – Haridwar – Delhi (Bus Journey – 275 kms, 9 Hours)
After early Breakfast Drive for Haridwar. Dinner at Haridwar. Proceed to Delhi by 12206 Nandadevi Express (3AC) at 12.47 am.

Day 10
Delhi to Pune
Reach New Delhi Station by 5.15 am. Board 12215 Garibrath Express at 9.20 am from Delhi Rohila Station.
Overnight Train Journey.

Day 11
Bandra to Pune
Reach Bandra Terminus by 8.10 am. Proceed to pune by Private Bus. Reach Pune around 2 pm at Explorers Office.

• Private Bus - Pune - Bandra Terminus - Pune.
• Train Journey - Bandra Terminus - Delhi - Bandra Terminus by 3 AC.
• Delhi - Haridwar by Chair Car & Haridwar - Delhi by 3 AC.
• Haridwar - Joshimath - Haridwar travel by Bus.
• All food charges (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Base Camp to Base Camp) Ex. Joshimath.
• Accommodation in Rooms at Haridwar, Joshimath, Ghangriya & Badrinath on multiple sharing basis.
• Separate accommodation for boys and girls.
• Team Explorers - Pune to Pune
• Government Service Tax.

• Food during Train & Bus journey.
• Mineral water / cold drinks.
• Any type of Personal expenses.
• Medical expenses other than First aid.
• Insurance of any kind.
• Camera & Coolie charges
• Any other charges which are not specifically mentioned in “Includes”.

Camp Highlights:
• Variety of Himalayan Flowers
• Visit to Hemkund Saheb
• Badrinath Darshan
• Group Games
• Camp Fire & Songs

We will provide the following things to the Participants.
• Sleeping Bag
• First-Aid Facility
• Tents Carry mats
• Sun Cap & T-shirt of Explorers

Instructions & Guidelines NA
Difficulty Level Moderate

Event Description

The valley of flowers national park is the second core zone of the Nanda Devi biosphere reserve. The credit for the discovery of the valley of flowers generally goes to the British mountaineer Frank S.Smythe and R.L oldsworth who incidentally reached this valley after a successful expedition of mount Kamet in 1931. Fascinated by its beauty and grandeur Frank S. Smythe revisited this area in 1937 and published a book named “the valley of flowers” (1938). Frank S. Smythe writing made this valley world famous.

The valley of flowers lies main valleys of Alaknanda and Lakshman Ganga in Garhwal Himalayas in chamoli district of uttaranchal. River pushpawati flows through this valley which has its source in the Tipra glacier which extends up to Gauri parvat peak. It is a flat valley 5 kms long and 2 kms wide. Its altitudinal range varies from 3200 to 6675 mts. The park is surrounded by gauri parvat (6590 mts) and ratovan (6126 mts) in the east. Kuntkhal (4430 mts in the west), in the west, Saptring (503Pm) in the south and Neelgiri Parvat (6479 mts) in the north.

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