Valley of Flowers Uttarakhand India Himalayas

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Valley of Flowers National Park is in Uttarakhand.

Valley of flowers is famous for its outstanding natural beauty, endangered animals and endemic alpine flowers. This valley comes under the national park category of India. It is spread over an area of around 88 sq. Km. Beautiful waterfalls, landscapes and meadow add more stars to the beauty of Valley of Flowers. This national park is surrounded by forests.

How to Reach- Valley Of Flowers

By Road It is well connected with car/buses road. One can easily book Buses and Taxis from all major towns of Uttarakhand.Valley of Flowers is well connected upto Govind Ghat from here you have to 16 kms commence trek to reach Valley of Flowers. Govind Ghat well connected by road with major destinations of Uttarakhand state transport. Car, Buses and Taxis are easily available from Rishikesh city or Haridawar.

By Train The nearest train/railway station is Rishikesh to reach Valley of flowers. From here you have to manage car or bus to till Govind Ghat. Valley of flowers is a far from Govind Ghat only 16 kms. Rishikesh city is well connected by railway or road networks with major destinations of India.

By Air Jolly Grant Airport is the nearest Airport to here, but the road is only connected upto the Govind Ghat. Now you have to trek of 16kms to reach Valley of Flowers. Govindghat is located at a distance of only 292kms from Jolly Grant Airport and well connected by motor able roads. Jolly Grant Airport is well connected to Delhi transport also.

Flora and fauna

This area is home to several rare and endangered species including the Snow leopard, Asiatic black bear, musk deer, flying squirrel, tahr, brown bear, red fox and blue sheep. However, the density of animals is very low. Among the birds, Himalayan Monal Pheasant and other high altitude birds can be sighted in this National Park. Among flowers, orchids, poppies, primulas, marigold, daisies and anemones are very abundant. However, there are more than 300 species of higher plants in this area. Some of these plants also have medicinal values.

 

 

Trekking Route Maps of Valley of flowers National Park

First Day Teak - Starts from Govind Ghat (1900mtr) to Ghangria (3000mtr), 7 hours, 13kms gradual ascent.

Second Day Trek - Ghangria to Valley of flowers (3500 m), back to Ghangria 10 kms easy ascent followed by flat walk through the valley and return.

Third Day Trek - Ghangria to Hemkund (4300m) Sahib and back to Ghangria 6 kms 7 hours hard climb 5 hours descent.

Fourth Day Trek - Fourth day teak will start from Ghangria to Govind Ghat 13kms easy descent 5 hours.

 

Climate in the Valley of Flowers

Best time to visit Valley of flowers is from July to August, this is the when climates remain best to trek this beautiful valley. Average rainfall in this area is almost 1800.2 mm. Valley of flowers is located at an altitude of 3250 to 6750 meters from the sea level. Maximum temperature in this area goes up to 17°C and Minimum goes down to 7°C. This temperature is best to trek this high altitude valley.

Itinerary for Valley of flowers Trek

Day 01: Haridwar/ Rishikesh / Dehraund - Joshimath
Morning 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.

Day 02: 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 / Hotel

Day 03: 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.

one Can visit again to Valley of Flowers to search of Flowers and Fauna. or can visit to Hemkund Sahib Lake

Day 04: 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 / Hotel

Day 05: Ghangaia - GovindGhat -  Joshimath.
Overnight: Hotel

Day 06: Drive to Rishikesh./Haridwar/Dehradun. Trip end up here.

No.

Name of Flowers

Time of flowering

1.

Rhododendron arboreum

February–June

2.

Primula denticuleta

April–July

3.

Iris kemaonensis

June–July

4.

Fritillaria roylei

June–July

5.

Lilium oxypetalum

June–July

6.

Arisaema costautum

June–July

7.

Thermopsisa barbata

June–July

8.

Rosa macrophylla

June–July

9.

Caltha palustris

June–July

10.

Fragaria nubicola

May–July

11.

Saxifraga roylei

July–August

12.

Anemone obtusiloba

June–August

13.

Cypripedium himalaicum

June–August

14.

Rheum australe

July–August

15.

Phlomis oracteosa

June–August

16.

Hackelia uncinata

June–August

17.

Senecio jacquemotiamus

August–September

18.

Ligularia amplexicaulis

July–August

19.

Morina longifolia

July–September

20.

Geum elatum

July–August

21.

Geranium wallichianum

July–August

22.

Impatiense sulcata

July–August

23.

Meconopsis aculeata

July–August

24.

Delphenium roylei

July–August

25.

Aconitum hookeri

August–September

26.

Thalictrum reniforme

July–September

27.

Potentilla atrosanguinea

July–September

28.

Sedum ewersii

August–September

29.

Dactylorhiza hatagirea

June–July

30.

Bistorta affinis

August–September

31.

Stachys sericee

August–September

32.

Nepeta connata

August–September

33.

Pedicularis hoffmeistri

July–August

34.

Swertia hookeri

August–September

35.

Gentiana ornata

August–September

36.

Gaultheria erichophy

August–September

37.

Codonopsis affinis

August–September

38.

Angelica cyelocarpa

July–September

39.

Leontopodium jacotianum

July–September

40.

Saussurea fastuosa

July–September

41.

Campanula latitotia

August–September

42.

Cyananthus lobotus

August–September

43.

Sassurea obvallata

August–September

44.

Cremanthodium ellisii

July–September

45.

Anaphalis triplineruts

July–September

46.

Inula grandiflora

August–September

47.

Aster albescens

July–September

48.

Selinium tenuifolium

August–September

49.

Heracleum pinnatum

August–September

50.

Epilobium latisperma

August–September

51.

Silene setisperma

August–September

52.

Arenaria griffithii

August–September

53.

Corydalis junecea

August–September

54.

Erigerono multiradiatus

August–September

55.

Polygonum molle

August–September

56.

Himalayan Blue Poppy

July–September

57.

Codonopsis viridis

July–August

58.

Origanus vulgare

July–August

59.

Hackelia uncinata

July–August

60.

Salvia hins/lanata

July–August

61.

Smilacina purpurea/oleracea

June–July

62.

Viola biflora

June–August

63.

Rhodiola heterodonta

July–August

64.

Epilohium latifolium

July–August

65.

Cotoneaster integrifolius

July–August

66.

Dubyaea hispida

August–September

67.

Saussurea costus

July–August

68.

Ligularia fiseheri

July–August

69.

Androsace museoidea

July–August

70.

Eritrichium conum

July–August

71.

Lindelofi anchusoides

July–August

72.

Thymus linearis

June–August

73.

Rheum webbianum

June–August

74.

Megacorpaea polyandra

June–August

75.

Trillidium govanianum

June–August

76.

Satyrium nepoleanse

June–August

77.

Podophyllum hexaneum

June–August

78.

Picrorhiza kurrooa

June–August

79.

Polygonatum multiflorum

June–August

Get in Fees/Permits

Visitors have to pay a fees of INR 60 at the entrance.

Get around See

Hemkund:

This places is surrounded by the seven snow covered peaks. Hemkund lake is holy lake for hindus and Sikhs. Best way to reach this place is through Govind Ghat, on the Badrinath road.

Do

Trekking: Valley of flowers is a world heritage site and among the natural wonders of the world. This beautiful valley is located at the feet of amazing snow peaks. This valley is almost 10 km long and almost 12 km wide. During the rainy season, the whole valley turns into a naturally created beautiful garden, with different verity of colorful flowers. This valley is located at an altitude of around 3500-4000 meters. There are few snow lakes and glaciers in this valley which increases the beauty of this place.

Valley of flowers is famous for its excellent natural trekking trail, it is the home for many beautiful flowers like Cobra Lily, Blue Poppy and Brahmakamal. This is a must visit place for the flower and nature lovers.

Buy

If you are really interested in various species of flowers, you can buy a CD from the check-post.

Eat

Carry/Pack your lunch or snacks from Ghangria.

Drink

Sleep

Lodging

Budget hotels are available at around INR 400-500 per night at Ghangaria. Dormitories are also available. However travellers cannot expect expensive luxury facilities.

Camping

Staying overnight at the park is not allowed. Visitors must visit it from Ghagaria and come back before it is dark.

 

We Have Customize the Valley of Flowers Trip in Four Option

No.1

Two days for Valley of Flowers Trek, with Auli

No.2

One day for Valley of Flowers Trek, with Auli or Without Auli

No.3

One day for Valley of Flowers Trek, with Auli and Badrinath Temple

No.4

Two day for Valley of Flowers Trek

 

Valley of Flowers National Park Fix Departure Trekking Tours 2016

June July August September New Trek
05 to 10 :: Open 1July to 6 July :: Open 1 to 6 August :: Open 3 to 8 September :: Open Valley of Flower to Hanumanchatti Trek
11 to 16 :: Open 2 to 7 July :: Open 3 to 8 August :: Open 4 to 9 September :: Open
17 to 22 :: Open 3 to 8 July :: Open 5 to 10 August :: Open 5 to 10 September :: Open  
23 to 28 :: Open 4 to 8 July :: Open 6 to 11 August :: Open 11 to 16 September :: Open June 2 to 8
25 to 30 :: Open 5 to 10 July :: Open 7 to 12 August :: Open 17 to 22 September :: Open June 9 to 15
28 to 03 :: Open 10 to 15 July :: Open 12 to 17 August :: Open 23 to 28 September :: Open 20 June to 26
  11 to 16 July :: Open 13 to 18 August :: Open   July 4 to 10
  12 to 17 July :: Open 14 to 19 August :: Open   Rest dates are open
  17 to 22 July :: Open 19 to 24 August :: Open    
  23 to 28 :: Open 20 to 25 August :: Open    
  24 to 29 :: Open 21 to 26 August :: Open    
  29 to 3 :: Open 26 to 1 September :: Open    
  30 to 4 :: Open      
  31 to 5 :: Open      
         

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

Group Departure Trip ::--> 17989 Per Person

Day 1 : Rishikesh - Joshimath 
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 / Hotel. ( 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 / Hotel. ( 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 / Hotel. ( All meals ) 

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

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

INR 14,989 Per Persob & INR :: 17,989 Per Head

TREKKING TOUR ENDS WITH SWEET MEMORIES TAKE HOME

COST INCLUDES::

1.    Accommodation in Joshimath / Ghangaria on breakfast and dinner based  in a day. Lunch pack on trekking. Transport X Rishikesh / Haridwar / Dehradun with NAC Local cab.
2.   Lunch on trekking tour on the way and neat and clean accommodation in Joshimath and Ghangaria.
3.   Service of Guide for valley of flowers.
4.  Rooms on double sharing or twin sharing bases.

 Cost does not include:
1. Any meals / services not mentioned above.
2. Porters or ponies for personal stuff.
3. Mineral water and bottled drinks.
4. Items of personal Nature.
5. anything that is not include in cost Personal expenses like tips, telephone calls, laundry, mineral water, sleeping bags etc..
6. Liquor, soft drinks, bottled water, beverages, etc.
7.  Any expenses rising due to bad weather, landslides, etc.
8 . Travel insurance+ any meals while travelling

NOT INCLUDED:   Alcohol, bottled water or soft drinks. Tip for Guide staff or porters.
 
TRANSPORT:  Transport is by private car NAC with an  best driver our own company employ drivers.
 
SPENDING MONEY:  You should allow for incidentals and tips, perhaps a little more if you enjoy a few beers as these are comparatively expensive in India.
 
INSURANCE:  It is a condition of joining any of our tours that you hold adequate insurance cover.  This must include  medical and personal accident insurance

 

 

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