Valley of Flowers” is the name of the Himalayan area in Uttarakhand state in India. In 1931 the English mountaineer Frank Smythe stumbled across the Bhyundar Valley, an 8 km long glacier corridor in Chamoli -one of the district of Uttarakhand state .

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Hemkund Sahib Tourism
 

Hemkun Sahib Travel Guide

Distance from Delhi: 505kms + 18km (trek)
Best season: June to October

Hemkund Sahib is situated at an altitude of 4,329 mts above sea level in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand state. Hemkund literally suggests ‘lake of snow’ and the pristine water of this lake is as cold as snow. Numerous waterfalls, dense forest, enchanting view of the Himalayas, crystal clear lake and the holy Hemkund Sahib are the key highlights of this trekking trip. The weather changes very rapidly at Hemkund Sahib.

Perched at an elevation of 4,329 mts above sea level, Hemkund Saheb is the highest Gurudwara of Sikh community. Hemkunt Sahib is situated 6 km from Ghangharia. The star shaped Hemkund Sahib Gurudwara is made up of stone and concrete masonry and it is located on the shores of the pristine Hemkund. The circumference of the crystal clear Hemkund is 2 km. Ghangaria is the last human habitation centre on the way to Hemkund Sahib. Ghangharia (3,046 mts) is a scenic hamlet, situated 13 kms from Govindghat.
 

Hemkund Sahib Legend

According to myths and legends, the tenth Guru of the Sikhs, Guru Govind Singhji meditated at Hemkund Sahib for years. A temple dedicated to Laxman, brother of Lord Rama is also located in the vicinity of the gurudwara.
 

Hemkund Sahib India travel guide with latest information of Hemkund Tourism. Hemkund Saheb is is sikh pilgrimage destination with a Gurudwara and a lake.

 

Duration: 08 Nights / 09 Days
Max Altitude: 4329 Mts
Best Time: July, August & Septemper
Difficulty: Easy Trek (Low altitude Trek)

A UNESCO World Heritage site, the Valley of Flowers is renowned for its meadows of endemic alpine flowers and outstanding natural beauty.

The Valley is a riot of natural color and splendour in summer time. Well over a thousand varieties of flowers, shrubs, orchids and plants in myriad hues, differing textures and colors paint the valley in a gorgeous display. This natural plantation surrounded by dazzling snow capped Himalayan peaks provide a spectacular panorama. Besides the valley of flowrs, the trek passes through the spiritual heart-land, along the ancient pilgrim routes, visiting famous temple towns of Rishikesh, Haridwar, Badrinath etc. the tour indeed offers a unique glimpse of centuries old history, culture and traditions right in the backdrop of breathtaking Himalayan scenery.

The beautiful valley situated at an altitude of 3300 to 3650 mts is the ‘paradise’ of nature lovers. Starting from about 6 kms from Bhinduar village it covers an area of about 87 square kms.The valley is exceptionally rich of the flowers wealth and has the largest collection of wild flowers species. The river Pushwati flows through the verdant valley.

The valley blooms with exotic. Flower from June, July till September. There are about 520 species of flowering plants and the area was declared as a National Park in 1982. The animal like Himalayan black beers, musk deers, brown beers, Bharal and rich variety of birds and butter flies are found in this national Park.

The high altitude Lokpal lake, known as Hemkund ( 4329 mts.) lies in heavenly environs. A steep trek from Ghangharia leads one to this spot in about four to six hours. It is an important pilgrimage for both Hindus and Sikhs, as well as for people from other faiths. There is a Sikh Gurudwara and a Lakshman temple built on the bank of the lake. Encircled by seven snow clad peaks and their associated glaciers, it reflects its surroundings enchantingly on its crystal clear serene waters. The glaciers from Hathi Parvat and Saptrishi peaks feed the lake and a small stream called Himganga flows out of this lake.

Itinerary
Day 01: Arrive Delhi
On arrival met at the airport and transfer to the Hotel.
Overnight: Hotel

Day 02: Delhi - Haridwar
Morning Transfer to the station time to catch train for Hardwar. On arrival met at the station and transfer to the hotel. The city is full of temples & ashrams and has the Yoga Institute situated here. Evening free to explore the hardwar.
Overnight: Hotel
 

Day 03: Haridwar - Joshimath
Morning after breakfast, drive to reach Joshimath (1874 mt / 253Km) which is the winter abode of Lord Badrinath. Lunch enroute. Evening arrive at Joshimath and check into the hotel
Overnight: Hotel
 

Day 04: Joshimath - GovindGhat - Ghangaria Trek
After breakfast, drive to reach Govindghat (1828 mt / 22Km). Start trekking to reach Ghangaria(3049 mt / 14 km Trek) with packed lunch. Ghangaria is also known as GOVIND DHAM, It is the base camp for visiting Hemkund Sahib and Valley of Flowers
Overnight: Tent
 

Day 05: Ghangaria - Hemkund - Ghangaria
Early in the morning start trekking (7 Km) to reach "HEMKUND SAHIB". One of the most revered of all Sikh Shrines, The Hemkund Sahib, the Worlds Highest Gurudwara, is situated at an altitude of 4,329 mts. In the afternoon trek down to reach Ghangariya for overnight stay. Evening is free for rest & relaxation.
Overnight: Tent
 

Day 06: Ghangaria - Valley of Flower - Ghangaria
Trek to the Valley of Flowers. The whole valley is dotted with varieties of exotic flowers and other flora. Return to Ghangria for overnight stay.
 

Day 07: Ghangaia - GovindGhat - Rudraprayag
14 Km return trek to Govindghat and then drive to Rudraprayag via Joshimath and Karnaprayag. On arrival, check into hotel. At the confluence of Mandikini and Alaknanda river, Rudraprayag is a Hindu Pilgrimage centre.
Overnight: Hotel
 

Day 08: Rudraprayag - Rishikesh - Delhi
Morning breakfast and drive to hardwar. On arrival transfer to the station time to catch train for Delhi.Arrive Delhi on arrival met at the station and transfer to the hotel.
Overnight: Hotel


Day 09: Delhi Departure
Morning Sightseeing tour of Delhi. In the evening transfer to the airport time to catch flight for onward destination.

INR  : Rupees 34,989  per head.

INR  :  Rupees 44,989 per head.  Deluxe package.

Valley of flowers is a fairy-land situated high in the Himalayas of the Uttaranchal, at an altitude of 3,600 meters above the sea-level, protected by snowy mountains. Unknown to humans, for centuries this is enchanting valley lay frozen during the colder months, and burst into its youthful beauty every year, as the snow melted with the advent of summer. This world famous Heritage Site Valley of Flowers is situated in the upper expansions of Bhyundar Ganga in the far interior of Garhwal Himalayas.
Tour 2 - Valley of Flowers Trekking

Spread over an area of 87.5 Sq. Km. The valley is at an altitude of is 3,250 M to 6,750 M above mean sea level. Many a legend are associated with this vibrant and eye catching Valley, and are often in the epics of the Ramayana and Mahabharat. The valley of Flowers National Park starts from Ghangharia but the main valley starts after crossing the gorge and the stream starting from Nar Parvat, At the entrance of the Valley stands the snow-clad peak of Ratban Parvat, towards the left is Nar Parvat, which separates the Badrinath valley from this valley, and to the right is dense Birch forest on the hillsides. It was in 1931 that Frank Smythe and Holdsworth stumbled on the valley while returning from their successful Kamet expedition. They were "at once transported from a region of solemn austerity to a fairyland of dainty flowers, most of them dwarf, but brilliant in colour". Bustling with beautiful, lively and vibrant colours, this park spread over an area of 87.5 sq. kms. has the largest collection of wild flower species.As though created by nature itself, the beauty of the park is enhance by the Pushpawati river flowing in the vicinity overlooked by towering Rataban peak in the background.

The scope for trekking in Garhwal and Kumaon is immense. From short walks to arduous ascents to mountaineering expeditions,Deep in the heart of the Himalayas, is this spectacular 'Valley of Flowers'. Many varieties of Himalayan wild flowers bloom here. Post Monsoons, the floor of the valley is covered with a carpet of myriad colours ! It is an awesome sight of colours with a contrasting back drop of majestic peaks.

Legends associate this valley of Garhwal Himalayas with the area from where Hanumanji of Ramayana collected "Sanjeevani" herbs to revive Lakshmana, the younger brother of Ramaji. Hanumanji had to visit far-flung areas in his search for the "Sanjeevani" life - saving herbs.
In 1939, Miss Margaret Legge, a botanist deputed by the botanical gardens of Edinburgh arrived at the valley of flowers for further studies, While she slipped off and was lost for ever in the garden of the gods. Her sister later visited the valley of flowers and erected a memorial on the spot where she was buried by the locals. The thoughtful memorial is still there.

The bloom starts immediately after the melting of snow but the peak blooming period is from mid July to mid August. Almost 300 species of wild flowers bloom here unhindered by mankind.The myriad shades of the valley have attracted lots of travellers through the years.

RARE FLORA -
Ranunculus, Pedicularis, MarshMarigold, Rhododendrons, Brahmakamal, Corydalis, Bistorta, Epilobium, Nomocharis, Oxypetala, Daisy, Sibbaldia, Anaphalis, Cypripedium Strawberry, Arisaema Costatum, Himalayan blue Poppy, Dianthus, Calendula, Yellow Anemones, Lilium.

Hemkund : The high altitude Hemkund lake (4329 mts.) lies in heavenly environs. A steep trek from Ghangharia leads one to this spot in about four to six hours. It is an important pilgrimage for both Hindus and Sikhs, as well as for people from other faiths. There is a Sikh Gurudwara and a Lakshman temple built on the bank of the lake. Encircled by seven snow clad peaks and their associated glaciers, it reflects its surroundings enchantingly on its crystal clear serene waters. The glaciers from Hathi Parvat and Saptrishi peaks feed the lake and a small stream called Himganga flows out of this lake.

Fixed Departure Trekking Trips : We offer fix departure trekking trips of the Valley of Flowers trekking promising full value to your money. Fixed departures trips are minimum 2 to maximum 10 persons in one group making it eco friendly.


Duration 5 Nights / 6 Days
Destination Covered : Rishikesh - Joshimath - Ghangaria - Hemkund Sahib - rishikesh

Day 1 : Rishikesh - Joshimath
On arrival transfer to midway for freshening up and then leave for Joshimath by car. On the way visit Rudra prayag where Mandakini and Alaknanda rivers meet. On arrival at Joshimath, check in hotel. Dinner & Night Halt.

Day 2 : Joshimath - Ghangaria
Early morning we leave from Joshimath for Govindghat, which is the starting point for the trek. From Govindghat there is a gradual ascent along a well - maintained pilgrim trail to the camp at Ghangaria - the base from where day walks can be made into the valley of flowers. Arrange porters and prepare for the trek. After a light breakfast, 14 km trek up to Ghangaria. Dinner & Night halt at Camp. ( All meals at camp).

Day 3 : Ghangaria - Valley Of Flowers - Ghangria
After breakfast 4 km trek to Valley Of Flowers (3858 m ) from Ghangaria. The valley is an enchanting sight with an impressive array of rare wildflowers like brahma kamal, fane Kamal with range of small multicolored flowers make it a delight for travelers. The snowclad peaks including Nilgiri Parbat (6474 m) stand in bold relief against the skyline. The valley is 10 kms long, 2 kms wide, and is divided by the Pushpawati stream, into which several tiny streams and waterfalls merge. After enjoying the beauty of valley we come back to Ghangaria. Dinner & Night halt at camp. ( Pack lunch and dinner ).

Day 4 : Ghangaria - Hemkundsahib - Ghangaria
After breakfast 6 km trek to Hemkundsahib (4329 m) from Ghangaria. This is quite a steep climb. In the Sikh holy book, the Granth Sahib, the Sikh Guru Gobind Singh recounts that in a previous life, he meditated on the shores of a lake surrounded by seven snowcapped mountains now recognized by Hemkund. We visit Lake & Gurudwara. Again 6 km trek back to Ghangaria. Dinner & Night halt at camp. ( All meals )

Day 5 : Ghangaria - Joshimath
After breakfast leave for Govindghat on the trek of 14 kms and reach govindghat be afternoon and drive back to Joshimath after that. check in hotel on arrival and relax. One can also visit Auli in the evening. overnight at hotel. ( breakfast and lunch ).

Day 6: Joshimath - rishikesh
Early morning we leave with packed breakfast from Joshimath for Haridwar. On the way visit Devprayag and Rishikesh..

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