Valley Of Flowers Trek

duration Duration 6 Days / 5 Nights
altitude Maximum Altitude 15,200 ft
visit Best time to visit Jun - Sept
age Minimum Age 6+
Camp Base Camp Govindghat
Camp Accommodation type Guest House
About the Valley Of Flowers Trek

Price Variants:

Govindghat to Govindghat - 6249 INR

Haridwar to Haridwar / Rishikesh to Rishikesh - 8249 INR


Valley of Flowers trek is one of the most renowned Indian treks all across the continents. It is famous not only amongst the Indian community of trekkers but also amongst the Europeans.

Valley of flowers trek

The trek happens within the Valley of Flowers National park which was declared as the UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2002. It is also one of India’s oldest trek that makes it super popular.

It is a valley that radiates with innumerable colors of charming flowers. Red, pink, purple, and yellow are a few of the colors of the wildflowers.

Valley of flowers trek

Along with the beauty of flowers also comes the spirituality of Hemkunnd Sahib Gurudwara. Nestled deep in the valley of flowers, Uttarakhand at a height of 14,000 ft, it is one of the most beautiful sights to witness.

The Gurudwara inhabits a beautiful crystal clear lake that is snow-fed by the glaciers sitting on the sides and in the backdrop. In post-monsoon time with clouds hovering just above the building, the landscape almost looks like a paradise hidden in the mountains.

Right before the route towards the valley of flowers starts, there is a route that diverts to the Hemkund Sahib. The 6 hours long hike that instantly takes you from 9,400 ft to 14,100 ft exceptionally fulfilling. With peaceful Sikh pilgrims buzzing the way to the Gurudwara, the trail stays lively and joyous.

valley of flowers trek best time

The valley of flowers trek is an ideal trek that vaults the beauty of blooming flowers, lush green meadows, snow-clad mountains, and the spirituality of Hemkund Sahib. To get so much beauty all in one place is an exception in itself.


How is the weather like?

The Valley of Flowers is a typical monsoon and post-monsoon trek of India. The best time to visit the valley of flowers is in July, August, and early September. It is during this time, most of the flowers bloom and glow under the warm sun. If you are there at the correct time, you get to trek through an entire field of blossoming bright colored flowers.

Valley of flowers trek

As it is post-monsoon, the temperature doesn’t dip too much. On average, the day temperature swings between 5 - 10 degree celsius and in the night goes maximum between 0 - 5 degree celsius.

One of the best perks of this season is that the weather stays pleasant all around the day. During the time of drizzling, even a bunch of clouds comes down and hover just above your head.

Overall, as far as the weather is concerned, you will have the most pleasant experience of your life. The valley is at about 10,000 ft. above sea level that gives it the benefit of being a colder region.


Where are you going to stay?

The only thing you will miss out on this trek is the thrilling camping experience. But guess what, to give you the exceptional experience possible, we have sorted a few of the best guest houses in the valley.

On all days, you will be allotted rooms on a sharing basis in the reserved guesthouse. Once you are there with us, you don't have to worry about your stay and food. One of the added perks of the guesthouses in the attached washroom facilities which you miss in the camp stays.


How difficult is the Valley of Flowers trek?

This trek comes under the easy to moderate category. The trail in the valley is fairly easy and plain. Especially during the autumn because of the meadows and flowers, you don't face any problems while trekking through.

Valley of flowers trek

The only part where you might feel exhausted or face difficulty is when you climb the Hemkund Sahib trail. The sudden change in altitude from 9,500 ft to 15,200 ft is due to the steep trail. But what’s best is that the trail is complemented by enormous views of the entire valley of flowers (Phoolo ki Ghati) and the great Himalayas.

As far as overall difficulty is concerned, this trek is also accessible to kids above 5 years of age to elders up to 75 years of age.

Valley Of Flowers - 6D/5N

 

Day 1: Arrive at Govindghat

 

Altitude: 6,300 ft

Drive: 270 km (10 Hours)

Meal Included: Dinner

Stay Type: Stay in a guest house on a sharing basis.

  • The first day is all about a long drive from Haridwar to the base camp at Govindghati. Report at the railway station not later than 7 am. Once you have reached, wave us a ‘Hi’ and hop in the car.
  • The 11 hours long drive goes through the Bhagirath highway and runs beside the gushing Alakhnanda river. Because of the river, the drive is exceptionally beautiful and refreshing.
  • As the drive is long, we will stop for short breaks for your body to adjust to the climate and the altitude.
  • Once you have reached the base camp, check-in with the guest house, and settle in your respective rooms. It will be late evening by the time we will reach the base camp.
  • But if you wish, you can go for a short walk around the guest house. We will have your dinner sorted, so come and have your luscious meal and sleep a good night.

 

Day 2: Govindghat to Ghangria


Altitude: 9,600 ft.

Drive: 4 km

Trek: 9 km

Meal Included: Breakfast - Lunch - Evening Snacks - Dinner

Stay Type: Stay in a guest house on a sharing basis.

  • Good morning fellow trekkers. Wake up to a beautiful morning and get excited as it is your first day of trekking. Today we will trek from the base camp to Ghanghariya which is about 7 hours long trail.
  • The initial trail is mostly motorable and you might see a few Sikh pilgrims making their way to the Hemkund Sahib. But the best thing is that the route also has several authentic traditional dhabas that serve amazing food.
  • We would recommend you not to carry any food with yourself and rather taste some local cuisine.
  • Till halfway, you will trek along the charming river and then will cross over to reach the destination for today.
  • After you have reached Ghangharia, check-in with the guesthouse and relax. You will also have some time left for the evening, so if you wish, you can come out and enjoy yourself with the other fellas too.
  • After having steamed dinner, sleep a good night.

 

Day 3: Ghangaria to Valley Of Flowers

 

Altitude: 11,500 ft

Trek: 8 km

Meal Included: Breakfast - Lunch - Evening Snacks - Dinner

Stay Type: Stay in a guest house on a sharing basis.

  • Good morning dear fellow trekkers. Get excited because today you will be trekking to one of the prime locations of the entire trek. The Valley of Flowers National Park.
  • Once you have had your breakfast, we will start and head towards the national park. The duration of today’s trek is 7 hours in total. Make full use of them.
  • The national park opens up with a beautiful bridge, and once you cross that, you enter a long garden full of vivid flowers. It is from there our main attraction starts.
  • Throughout the entire region, you will have the chance to witness amazingly gorgeous flowers along with blooming meadows.
  • By lunch, we will reach our end spot. Have your lunch and then start the trek back to Ghangharia.
  • Do your luscious dinner and sleep a comfortable night in your guesthouse.


Day 4: Ghangaria to Hemkund Sahib & Back


Trek: 12 km

Altitude: 15,200 ft.

Stay Type: Stay in a guest house on a sharing basis.

Meals Included: Breakfast - Lunch - Evening Snacks - Dinner

  • Wake up to a beautiful morning. If you can wake up early, then go to witness the beautiful tangerine sunrise. Come back, and have your breakfast. Today we will trek to the magnificent Hemkund Sahib.
  • The route to the Hemkund Sahib is pretty steep and rocky and takes about 10 hours to reach the Gurudwara. But the views it offers you is just stunning. You can see almost the entire route of the valley of flowers along with the mountains in the backdrop.
  • On the way, you will pass through a waterfall which is also a resting spot. If you wish, we can stop for a while and rest.
  • After an exhausting trek, you will reach the Hemkund Sahib Gurudwara. Take your time and explore the beautiful lake and the Gurudwara.
  • After you have had your merry time near the lake, we will start the trek back to Ghangharia. The route will stay the same but with extended views of the Himalayas.
  • Once you have reached back, savor your dinner and sleep a warm night in your guesthouse.

 

Day 5: Ghangaria to Govindghat Via Poolna


Drive: 4 km

Trek: 9 km 

Altitude: 9,600 ft.

Stay Type: Stay in a guest house on a sharing basis.

Meals Included: Breakfast - Lunch - Evening Snacks - Dinner

  • It's time to say goodbye to Ghangharia. Wake up and get ready to trek back to Govindghat. After you have savored your breakfast, hop in with the group, and start.
  • The route remains almost the same. Enjoy walking through beautiful meadows and blooming flowers.
  • On this route, you will also find a lot of authentic dhabas where you can stop once in a while and taste some local cuisine food.
  • After you have reached the Govindghat, settle in your guest house. You will be served your hot dinner after the evening falls. Sleep a good night.

 

Day 6: Departure


Drive: 270 km (10 Hours)

Stay Type: Stay in tents on a sharing basis

Meals Included: Breakfast - Lunch - Evening Snacks - Dinner

  • Wake up fresh to the morning. Have your breakfast and get ready to drive back to Haridwar.
  • Though the drive is fairly long, in case if you wish to stop in between to eat some food, we will be happy to serve you.
  • Once you have reached Haridwar safely, our trip ends there. Moustache sincerely thanks you for choosing us and giving us this chance to serve you well.


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Air: Book a flight to Dehradun airport and take a cab to Rishikesh.

Road: Rishikeh has a good road connectivity. There are regular buses from Delhi to Rishikesh which takes arround 5-6 hours.

Rail: Rishikesh has a railway station, you can book a train direct to Rishikesh or book a train to Dehradun / Haridwar and take a cab or bus from there to reach Rishikesh

1. Shirts / T-shirts –2/3, Jeans / Trekking Pants -2

2. Windproof jacket of decent quality (no flimsy wind cheaters please!) preferably with a hood

3. Warm and thick Fleece / Full-sleeve Woollen sweater

4. Thermal inner wear (upper & lower), Scarf/muffler (optional)

5. Woollen cap, Woollen gloves, Woollen socks & regular socks (3-4 pairs)

6. Comfortable Trekking/Hiking shoes (shoes with a thick sole are recommended)

7. Lightweight floaters/sandals/slippers

8. Raincoat / Poncho, Small light weight towel

9. Water bottle (sturdy ones, no empty Bisleri bottles!!)

10. Cap / Hat to keep the strong sun away from your face

11. Sun glasses, Walking stick / Trekking pole

12. Sunscreen Lotion, Lip Balm, Torch / Flashlight (with extra batteries)

13. Medicines, if requiring any specific medication

14. Personal toiletries

15. Day pack/small bag which you will carry on your back every day and keep your essentials in it

Inclusions:

1. You will be greeted by our trek team on your arrival to Govindghat. 

2. All stays included from Day 1 to Day 5 on sharing basis at Guest House. 

3. All meals included from Day 1 dinner to Day 6 breakfast. Vegetarian meals will be served throughout the trek. 

4. Skilled local staff who have ample knowledge of the route 

5. Hot water in buckets can be provided on request depending on availability. 

6. All fee included - 

(i) Forest Permit fee included 

(ii) Entry fee to Valley of flowers 

 

Exclusions:

1. The above trek charges does not include the GST charges (5%). 

2. Personal essentials -

(i) Equipment - Gumboots, trekking poles, etc.

(ii) Insurance - Personal and travel insurances. 

(iii) Beverage - Mineral water bottles/bottled or canned beverages 

(iv) Snacks - Chocolate, dry fruits, protein or nutrition bar. 

(v) Entertainment - Camera or drone fees. 

3. Transportation - The charges of transportation on day 1 and 6 are to be borne and shared between the trekkers. 

4. In case if your trek remains incomplete or uninitiated because of "force majeure" or by personal choice after you arrive 

at the starting point, you will not be able to get refund, reschedule or replace any services that remain unutilized by you. 

5. Any additional cost incurred due to changes in Government Guidelines related to travel/trek/COVID-19 will be borne by the Guest. 

6. Anything which is not included in Inclusion.

1. If cancellations are made 25 days prior to the start date of your trek/tour/activity, no cancellation fee will be charged.

2. If cancellations are made between 4-25 days prior to the start date of your trek/tour/activity, EITHER 75% of the total booking amount will be returned to the guest (25% of the total booking amount will be charged as cancellation fee) OR whole advance amount can be adjusted against any trek within next 12 months.

3. If cancellations are made within 4 days from the start date of your trek/tour/activity, 100% of the total booking amount will be charged as a cancellation fee.

4. If you book the tour/trek/activity by making a partial payment of the total booking amount and fail to make the 100% payment before 30 days from the date of travel. In this case, your booking will get canceled automatically and can only be reconfirmed once you make the full payment, depending on the availability of slots.

5. In case if your tour/trek/activity remains incomplete or uninitiated because of "force majeure", medical emergency, government policy changes, local strikes, or by personal choice after you arrive at the starting point, you will not be able to get a refund, reschedule or replace any services that remain underutilized by you.

6. Cancellations are strictly subjected to cancellation policies mentioned on the website & are irrespective of the date of booking.

7. The applicable refund amount will be processed within 10 business days.

Q1. How to reach the Valley of Flowers?

Answer: Air: Book a flight to Dehradun airport and then take a cab to Rishikesh.

Road: You can take a bus, there are regular buses from Delhi to Rishikesh which take around 5-6 hours.

Rail: You can book a train direct to Rishikesh or book a train to Dehradun / Haridwar and then take a cab or bus from there to reach Rishikesh.


Q2. What kind of food will be provided for the trek?

Answer: Vegetarian meals


Q3. What equipment can I rent from you?

Answer: Trekking Pole, Trekking Shoes, Fleece Jacket, and Rucksack.


Q4. What will the temperatures be like during this trek?

Answer: During Monsoon (from mid-July to end of August), days remain pleasant, with highs of 17 degrees Celsius, while the nights are cool, with a minimum temp. of 7 degrees celsius.

 

Q5. What is minimum number of days required to trek the Valley of Flowers?

Answer: 5 Days


Q6. How long is Valley of Flowers trek?

Answer: 5 nights/6 days


Q7. What is Valley of flowers trek difficulty?

Answer: Easy to moderate.


Q8. What is the level of fitness expected from the participants coming for Valley Of Flowers trek?

Answer: The Valley of Flowers trek is considered an easy to moderate trek. But since you will have to do some steep climbing it is advisable that you prepare yourself for this by walking for at least 1 hour a day and around 3-4 kms per day. Also help yourself with deep breathing while you are trekking at high altitudes, you can also do some stretching and sit-ups every day which will help you later while climbing the steep trails.


Q9. What is the good time for valley of flowers trek?

Answer: The best time to do Valley of flowers trek is from July-September.


Q10. What is The Valley of Flowers trek cost?

Answer: 6,249 + 5.00 % GST


Q11. How is the Valley of Flowers weather?

A. While the summer days here are a bit hot, this place is best known for its spring season. This place has tolerable climatic conditions. However, the winters here can be really chilly due to its height.

 

Q12. How far is the Valley of Flowers from Auli?

Answer: The Valley of Flowers is not directly accessible by road, so you have to reach the base camp Govindghat which is situated at a distance of 31 KM from Auli.


Q13. What kind of clothes and equipments should I carry before going on Valley of Flowers trekking?

Answer: A pair of lightweight pants, Wool jumpers or lightweight fleeces, Full sleeve t-shirts and warm shirts, thermal inners, Scarf, woolen cap, and inner fleece gloves, water bottle, A walking stick or a trekking pole, Torch/Flashlights with spare batteries, Comfortable and waterproof trekking shoes, Dry fruits, One pair of thick woolen socks and 4-5 pairs of normal socks.


Q14. Are there any local stores/shops from where I can shop trekking necessities?

Answer: Yes, there are stores and shops in Joshimath from where you can buy necessary items.


Q15. Is it safe for a solo woman traveller to trek in Fixed departures?

Answer: Yes, it is absolutely safe for solo woman to travel in fix departures. Women will be sharing tents with each other. In case if there is only one woman on the trek, you will be given a separate tent.


Q16. What are the mandatory documents required for the trek?

Answer: ID Proof i.e adhaar card, driving license (Soft Copy to be sent to us in Advance & original to be carried) is the mandatory document required for the trek.

 

Q17. How is the Valley of Flowers trek experience?

Answer: Known as the most beautiful trek in the world with the blue Primula, Valley of Flowers Uttarakhand is a must-do trek for every trekker. Blessed with exotic flowers, flora and faunas, magnificent views, this Valley of Flowers trek will take you to the world of snow-clad mountains and high cliffs.


Q18. What type of shoes is appropriate for Valley of flowers trek?

Answer: Hiking/ trekking shoes.


Q19. Is Valley of Flowers a good trek for a first timer?

Answer: Yes, the trek is perfectly fine for the ones who are trekking for the first time.


Q20. What Experience is required on Valley of flowers trek?

Answer: No need of prior experience.


Q21. Why should I go for this trek?

Answer: The region of Valley of Flowers is rich in flora and fauna and is also a National Park and a UNESCO world heritage site where you can experience a true new world far away from disturbed space.


Q22. How should I select my trekking shoe?

Answer: Trekking shoes with thick soles and most importantly, it should be comfortable; Flip-flops must be lightweight


Q23. What are the nearby attractions that I can explore?

Answer: Gorson Bugyal · Malari · Pandukeshwar · Niti Valley · Govindghat · Joshimath · Badrinath · Mana Village.


Q24. What is the minimum & maximum age limit?

Answer: Min age limit is 8 years and there isn’t any specific upper age limit.


Q25. What will be the accommodation type in this trek?

Answer: Guest House


Q26. Can we visit Hemkund Sahib during Valley of Flowers trek?

Answer: Yes you can visit Hemkund Sahib on 3rd day of your trek to Valley of Flowers.


Q27. How to reach the Valley of Flowers from Delhi?

Answer: Air: Book a flight to Dehradun airport and then take a cab to Rishikesh.

Road: You can take a bus, there are regular buses from Delhi to Rishikesh which take around 5-6 hours.

Rail: You can book a train direct to Rishikesh or book a train to Dehradun / Haridwar and then take a cab or bus from there to reach Rishikesh

 

Q28. What are the important things to remember while going for the Valley of flowers trek?

Answer:

  • Bringing proper IDs and some loose.
  • Water is usually limited, thus wasting it will not be appreciated.
  • Littering and disposing of garbages strictly prohibited.
  • You may bring an extra pair of clothes and undergarments.
  • Follow the rules and all the guidelines given by the instructor. 

 

Q29. What kind of tents and sleeping bags will be provided to us?

Answer: Guest Houses will be provided during the trek.


Q30. Are there any washroom/toilet facilities on the trek?

Answer: Yes


Q31. If we trek in snow, what equipment will you provide?

Answer: You will be provided with good quality of gaitors and microspikes, ropes and ice axe depending upon the snow.


Q32. When will there be snow on this trek?

Answer: There will be snow only in the winter months during which the valley can’t be accessed.


Q33. Is the trekking pole necessary?

Answer: It is not mandatory but it is more convenient to trek with the pole.

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