Trekking at Valley of flowers, Uttarakhand

Ravers Expeditions
INR16900
  • 6 days
    (Duration)
  • Easy
    (Difficulty)
  • 4.9
    (Rating)
  • Hilly
    (Terrain)

Valley of Flower is the beautiful valley situated at an altitude of 3300 mts to 3650 mts and the paradise of nature lovers.



Description

Starting from about 6 kms from Bhuindhar village itcovers an area of about 87 square kms. The valley is exceptionally rich of theflowers wealth and has the largest collection of wild flowers species. Theriver Pushpawati flows through the verdant valley.

Area: Garhwal Himalayas

Altitude: 3858 mts/12654ft

Grade: Easy

The valley is exceptionally rich of theflowers wealth and has the largest collection of wild flowers species. Theriver Pushpawati flows through the verdant valley.

The valley blooms withexotic. Flower from June, July till early September. There are about 520species of flowering plants and the area was declared as a National Park in1982. The animal like Himalayan black bears, musk deer’s, brown bears,Bharal and rich variety of birds and butter flies are found in this national Park.

Hemkund Sahib: The holylake Hemkund, an important pilgrimage of Sikhs and Hindus, lies near the Valleyof Flowers at an altitude of 3050 mts. The sacred beautifully shaped Gurdwaranear the lake is visited by large number of pilgrims from all over the world.It is believed that Guru Govind Singh, the tenth guru of Sikhs meditated andunited with God at this place.


Itinerary

  • Day 1

    Rishikesh - Joshimath (245kms/8-9 hrs) In the morning meet our driver& drive to Joshimath via Devprayag. On the way visit Dev prayag whereBhagirathi and Alaknanda rivers meet. From here the holy river Ganges started.Arrival at Joshimath by evening, check into the hotel. Dinner & overnightstay. Joshimath: The religiouscentre, established by Adi Shankaracharya, which he called Jyotirmath, latercame to be known as Joshimath. Among the sites of interest are the temples ofNav Durga and Narsingh. Apart from its obvious religious importance, Joshimathis known for its scenic beauty.

  • Day 2

    Joshimath –Govindghat (22 kms/1 hrs) – Ghangaria (14 kms/3-4 hrs) After an early breakfast drive to Govindghat. Which is the starting point of the trek? From Govindghat there is agradual ascent along a well maintained pilgrim trail to Ghangaria. Upon arrivalat Ghangria check into Camp. Explore the surroundings in the evening. Dinnerand overnight stay at camp.

  • Day 3

    Ghangaria - Valley Of Flowers – Ghangria (5 kms oneside/4-5 hrs) After breakfast trek to Valley OfFlowers (3858 m) from Ghangaria. The valley is an enchanting sight with animpressive array of rare wildflowers like Geranium, Marsh marigold, Prinula,Potentilla, Geum, Asters, Lilium, Ranunculus, Corydalis, Inula, Braham kamal,Campanula, Pedicularis, Arisaema, Morina, Impatiens, Bistorta, Ligularia,Anaphalis, Saxifrages, Sibbaldia, Thermo- psis, Trollius, Codonopsis,Dactylorhiza, Cypripedium, Strawberry, Epilobium, Rhododendrons and numerousothers. Most of the flowers have medicinal values too.

    The valley is 10 kmslong, 2 kms wide, and is divided by the Pushpawati stream, into which severaltiny streams and waterfalls merge. After enjoying the beauty of valley trekback to Ghangaria. Dinner & overnight stay at the camp.

  • Day 4

    Ghangaria –Hemkund Sahib - Ghangaria (6 kms one side/ 3-4 hrs) After breakfast trek to HemkundSahib (4329 m) from Ghangaria. This is quite a steep climb. In the Sikh holybook, The Granth Sahib, the Sikh Guru Gobind Singh recounts that in a previouslife, he meditated on the shores of a lake surrounded by seven snowcappedmountains now recognized by Hemkund. Late afternoon trek back to Ghangaria.Dinner & overnight stay at camp.

  • Day 5

    Ghangaria – Govind Ghat - Joshimath – Srinagar (160kms/5-6 hrs) After an early breakfast trekdown to Govind Ghat and from here drive to Srinagar via Joshimath, Chamoli& Rudraprayag. On arrival check into the hotel. Dinner and overnight stayin the hotel.

  • Day 6

    Srinagar - Rishikesh In the morning drive to Rishikesh via Devprayag, Trip & Services Ends Here


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