Valley of Flowers Trek
"Every travel with WANDERERS is an experience of a life time."
Valley of flowers trek is an ultimate 5 nights and 6 days trek that opens for a trekker from mid-july to mid-September. Late July and August is the best time to visit the valley as it is in full bloom and it is magnificently beautiful. The large fields of exotic flowers are an absolute sight.
This is a trip of a lifetime to the "world heritage site" making a mention in books and in the hearts. Valley of flowers trek is part of the Nanda Devi Biosphere.
The Valley of flowers trek is definitely a place from where it isn't easy to come back. In fact, it is just not possible. This hidden jewel is a truly unique habitat, home to many endemic varieties of alpine flowers and plants. This valley is at an altitude of 3250 m and above.
It sees a lot of tourists from all over the world. Botanists, nature lovers, mountain lovers and so on.
It is home to a thousand flowers like Brahmakamal, Blue Poppy, Cobra Lily Anemone, Geranium, Marsh Marigold & Prinula. It is also a home to animals like Asiatic black bear, brown bear, snow leopard, blue sheep and more It also serves the base to mighty Mt Kamet.
The way we look at it, it is not jsut adventure, it is also Spiritual trek. With Hemkund Sahib also in the same region, it makes it all the more an experience worth.
Infact, with a little customization, one can cover, Badrinath, Mana (The last Indian Village and saraswati River), Valley of flowers, Hemkund Saheb and Auli (The ski resort of India).
The perfect season Valley of flowers is mid-july that is when the valley is blooming. On a good day one can see over 300+ species of flowers. It is an experience that cannot be described.
Day 1 :
Pick up from Haridwar/Rishikesh early morning and drive to Govind Ghat. Night stay at the hotel in Govind Ghat. We have a tie up with hotels in Govind Ghat. They provide a warm comfortable stay with all amenities like warm water, in house food and telephone facility Our preferred hotel also has a sitting accommodation on Terrace for a beautiful view and star gazing. Govind ghat also has a Gurudwara if one wants to visit.
Day 2 :
We start early morning after breakfast for Ghangharia. We also get disconnected from Govind Ghat and start the 14 kms trek to Ghangharia. One can also take a pony but we suggest trekking as it is a very scenic hike. There are shops for quick bite all through the way. Check in the hotel after reaching Ghangharia. Unwind and enjoy the evening. The trek might take 4-6 hours depending on one's capability.
Day 3 :
After having Breakfast, we start our trek to Valley of flowers. It is going to be a moderate hike and will take about 1-2 hours to cover this distance. The view all throughout is magical.
There are streams that flow and you will spot flowers all throughout the trek. After reaching Valley, you have all the time to explore. There is also a grave Joan Margaret Legge. She was a botanist from Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
While collecting the flowers, she fell off and died. Her sister came buried her in the valley. After exploring the valley, we start our descent and it should be a quick return back to the hotel.
Night stay at the hotel.
Day 4 :
We start our day early once again. After having breakfast, we start for Hemkund Sahib. We pack some stuff to eat (like sandwiches) for our trek to Hemkund Sahib. Though we also have some small eateries along the way up, but it is good to carry your own bite. We take about 2-3 hours to reach our destination. The beauty of Hemkund Sahib is beyond words. The sarover is absolutely clear and the peaks around the Temple are all snow clad. We spend an hour or two here and then start our descend. We reach our hotel and unwind.
Day 5 :
We start our trek back to Govind ghat. One can also take a chopper service (depending on the availability) for the return. It is going to be a quick trek back. We check into our hotel and relax here. All the meals and beverages served here at the hotel.
Additional Attraction: We can add a quick visit to Badrinath Temple or a night at Auli if required.
Day 6 :
Start our drive back to our base (Hardwar/Rishikesh)
2 guide for the group of maximum 12-14 trekkers. Generally it is 1 guide to about 6 members.
This ensures high safety standard which is the priority for us.
All our guides are professionally trained and have many years of relevant experience in guiding treks.
Accommodation in Hotels throughout. On twin/triple sharing basis.
Attached WCs with warm water facility (No geysers in Ghangharia - only buckets)
All Meals from beginning of the trek. Highly nutritious vegetarian meals.
Forest, camping, trekking charges and licenses
Porter/mule charges to carry your personal bag
Any meals/services not mentioned above
Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances like landslides, road blocks, bad weather, etc.
Alcohol, soft drinks, beverages, etc.
Personal expenses like tips, telephone calls, laundry, etc.
Any charges for video cameras, still cameras, etc.
We believe in absolute comfort wherever possible. Our transport fleet includes good quality Innova, Bolero, Xylo and Scorpio.
Payment to be made by Bank Transfer/Cheque/DD in favor of M/S Wanderers. Payable at New Delhi/Gurgaon or online through our payment gateway
Payment for this trip will not be adjusted against any future trips.
(45 Days: Full refund (after deducting any expenses that have been incurred for hotel bookings, transport, etc.)
(30-45 Days: 75% of trip cost will be refunded (after deducting any expenses that have been incurred for hotel bookings, transport, etc.)
(15-30 Days: 50% of trip cost will be refunded (after deducting any expenses that have been incurred for hotel bookings, transport, etc.)
(15 Days: No refund)
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