Valley of Flowers - Hemkund Sahib

Location
:Valley of Flowers, Ghangaria
Season
:Jul
Duration
:6 Days5 Nights
Event Type
:Experience, Tour
Level
:Easy
Start From
:Haridwar Railway Station
Ends
:Haridwar Railway Station

Valley of Flowers - Hemkund Sahib

Valley of Flowers, Ghangaria
6 Days5 Nights

Event Overview

Valley of Flowers is a world heritage site and is part of the famous Nanda Devi Biosphere. This national park in the far interiors of Garhwal Himalayas (Uttarakhand) is spread over 87.5 sq. Kms. This hidden jewel is a truly unique habitat, home to many endemic varieties of alpine flowers and plants. Valley of Flowers is at an altitude of 3250 m and above. Over the years many nature lovers from across the globe have been visiting the Valley of Flowers only to be left spell bound by its beauty.

This region also plays home to many rare & endangered species of animals like Asiatic black bear, brown bear, snow leopard, blue sheep and more We offer a very special & flexible itinerary not seen before where people are going to get the option of spending many more extra hours inside and around the valley instead of just a couple of hours, if they were to take the regular itinerary. Our trip Trek to Valley of Flowers 2014 will have you walking large parts of the valley of flowers and climb up to a beautiful vantage point to observe the colossal beauty of this natural wonder. We will also explore higher reaches around the valley and retrace the steps of Frank Smythe, the legendary mountaineer who discovered this valley by chance while coming down after a successful summit of Mt. Kamet IN 1931. Not many people have walked this route.

A great feature of this itinerary is the flexibility to do your own thing in spite of being in a small group. You will get to decide how much you want to explore the valley of flowers and also if you want to trek to Hemkund Sahib, which from a trekkers point of view is not an ideal trail because of the number of people on it. We will give you other very exciting options. Also as part of the itinerary you get to stay in a spectacularly located lodge at Auli and also visit the revered Badrinath temple. To make this trek comfortable for a wider audience we have set up a beautiful & very comfortable campsite at Ghangria, away from the crammed Ghangria market. This will be your base for explorations into the valley of flowers the trek is undertaken during June to September months as this is the time when the valley is accessible. The bloom starts immediately after the melting of snow.

Different flowers bloom in different months but the peak blooming period is from mid July to mid August. Almost 300 species of wild flowers bloom here unhindered by mankind. The prominent species are Brahmakamal, Blue Poppy, Cobra Lily Anemone, Geranium, Marsh Marigold & Prinula. Also the valley of flowers has to offer much more than flowers. There are waterfalls, glaciers, towering mountains, big rivers and quaint villages. These myriad shades of the valley will ensure that you have a most memorable trip in the mountains.
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Event Details

Schedule

Day 1 - Haridwar Auli (2450m) Drive/280 kms/8-9 hrs
  • Our coordinators will be at Haridwar Railway Station to pick you up at 7:00 am and from here board a vehicle (arranged by us) and you will be driven up to Auli. This is a long but interesting drive, as you will be travelling along the Ganga & Alaknanda rivers most of the time. En route you will be crossing the holy towns of Rishikesh, Dev Prayag & Rudra Prayag. Evening relax at the beautiful lodge set up in an apple orchard. Overnight in Hotel at Auli.
Day 2 - Auli (2450m) Govindghat Ghangaria (3050m) Drive/1 hr & Trek/4-5 hrs
  • Early morning drive for about an hour or so to reach Govindghat, our starting point for the trek. We start the trek by crossing the river Alaknanda over a bridge at Govindghat and from there walking towards the Bhyundar valley through forest area and a few villages. There are numerous waterfalls and absolutely lush green landscape all around. The gradient of the trail is moderate. The 14 kms trek to reach Ghangria takes about 4-5 hrs, one can also hire a mule or use the helicopter service to reach Ghangria. Overnight in Camp Valley of Flowers, Ghangharia.
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Meal

Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner

Adventure Activities

Camping
Mountaineering
Photography
Trekking
Hiking

Amenities

Firstaid
Accommodation
Guide
Transport

Transportation

Train, Private Vehicle

Pickup Details

Pickup Time: 07.00 AM Drop Time: 09.00 AM

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