Brief Event Description
|Event Organiser||Bangalore Mountaineering Club|
|Event Location||Valley of Flowers National Park, Uttarakhand|
|Pickup Point||Rishikesh (Laxman Jhula area)|
|Pickup Time||7.00 AM|
|Things to Carry||Backpack 50 Liters (this will go on the horse. If you want to carry it on your back your welcome)
Small Day pack 20 Liters (you can use this on the trail to carry your trail food, camera, water and trail layers.)
Hiking pants / trousers and shirts
Good walking /hiking shoes
Flash light with extra batteries
Suntan lotion and toiletries
Warm jacket / pullover
Prescribed medication if any
|Itinerary||Day - 1 : Reporting at Rishikesh (Laxman Jhula area) at 07:00AM & proceed to Govind Ghat (10hrs. drive)
We all will meet up at Laxaman Jhoola by 7:00 - 7:30 am in the morning. We will hire a cab to drive to Govind Ghat (We will share the cost of the vehicle among all the participants at actual). The drive will take around 10 hours form Rishikesh. Over night stay at hotel in Govind Ghat
Day - 2 : Govind Ghat - Ghangria [Duration: 3 - 4 hours]
Early in the morning after breakfast from Govind Ghat it is a gradual ascent along a well maintained trail to Ghangria. Spend the rest of the day exploring the surroundings. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel in Ghangria.
Day - 3 : Ghangria - Valley of Flowers - Ghangria [Duration: 4 - 5 hours]
This day's trip take us into the Valley of Flowers. Explore the valley and return back to the hotel for the night stay at hotel in Ghangria.
Day - 4 : Ghangria - Hemkund Sahib - Ghangria [Duration: 4 - 5 hours]
A steep hike to the lake of Hemkund Sahib (a holy place for the Sikhs) is planned for the day. Return back to the hotel for the night stay hotel in Ghangria.
Day - 5 : Ghangria - Govind Ghat [Duration: 3 - 4 hours] - Proceed to Rishikesh
Trek back to Govind Ghat. We start early in the morning from Ghangria and reach Govind Ghat by 11:00 am. We will hire a cab to drive to Rishikesh (We will share the cost of the vehicle among all the participants at actual). The drive will take around 10 hours form Govind Ghat & Reach Rishikesh at around 09:00PM. Stay at hotel in Rishikesh (Hotel cost is not included)
Day - 6 : Rishikesh - Delhi - Departure
On this day, according to your Bus or train timing depart from Rishikesh on your own
1. Nutritious, high calorie vegetarian food will be served
2. Guides for the trek who will meet the group at Rishikesh and and be there with the group through out the trek
3. Cook and camp helpers.
4. Hotel Accommodations: 1 night in Govind Ghat & 3 nights in Ghangria
5. All Permits.
1. Any expenses of personal nature like phone call, bottled water etc.
2. Food apart from mentioned above in "Cost Includes" column
3. Transport between Delhi & Rishikesh And Rishikesh & Govind Ghat.
4. Any air / train / bus ticket to reach Delhi or come back from Delhi.
5. Porters/ Horses to carry loads on the route.
7. Camera fees if any.
8. Hotel cost at Rishikesh
9. Any thing not mentioned above
|Instructions & Guidelines||NA|
Valley of Flowers National Park is an Indian National Park, located at a height in West Himalaya. It is renowned for its meadows of endemic alpine flowers and the variety of flora found there. It is located in Uttarakhand state. This richly diverse area is also home to rare and endangered animals, including the Asiatic black bear, snow leopard, brown bear and blue sheep. The gentle landscape of the Valley of Flowers National Park complements the rugged mountain wilderness of Nanda Devi National Park to the east. Together they encompass a unique transition zone between the mountain ranges of the Zanskar and Great Himalaya. The park stretches over an expanse of 87.50 km2. Both parks are encompassed in the Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve (223,674 ha) which is further surrounded by a buffer zone (5,148.57 km2). This Reserve is in the UNESCO World Network of Biosphere Reserves since 2004. The Valley of Flowers is a high-altitude Himalayan valley that has been acknowledged by renowned mountaineers and botanists in literature for over a century.