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Valley of Flower Trekking

Region

: Chamoli District, Uttarakhand

Duration

: 5 Night/6 Days

Level

: Moderate

Trekking distance

: (Approx): 40 Kms

Max Altitude

: 4632 Meters

Pickup Point

: : Rishikesh/Dehradun/Haridwar

Drop Point

: Rishikesh

Best Season

: June, July, Aug & Sept.

Valley of Flower is a gift of God, which is full of natural beauty, situated at an altitude of 12000 ft. above sea level in Uttarakhand.
This valley consist various kind of flowers which  starts blooming  in the month of June, most of the months this valley covered by thick layer of snow, best time to visit this valley is July & August, it is 10 km long & 2 km wide valley, 3km distances from Ghangaria.
This valley founded by Frank S. Smythe, when they are returning from successful  Kamet Expedition in  1931, lost their route & reached here. They were shocked seen many kind of beautiful flowers here, named it “Valley of Flower” later he written a book on it.
Beside of this valley is Hemkund shrine (15197 ft) famous pilgrimage destination for Sikh religion, from where we can see snow clad peaks, a beautiful lake & Gurudwara. Around the lake we can see Bhramkamal- state flower of Uttarakhand. It is 6 km quiet ascend trek from Ghangaria.

The valley of flowers is situated in  Nanda Devi National Park and comes listed in UNESCO world heritage site. There will be no exaggeration to call it “the hidden treasure of Himalayas”, as this splendid valley is famous for its meadows of endemic alpine flowers and a diverse range of fauna.  At 3352 meters above sea level, the gentle landscapes of the Valley of Flowers are habitat to some of the rare species of flowers such as Himalayan Cinquefoil (Vajardanti), Saxifraga Brunonis, daisies, calendular, Taraxacum , lilies, poppy, geranium, zinnia and petunia and also home to rare  birds and animals, such as Himalayan monal,  black  and brown bear, snow leopard, musk deer, red fox,and blue sheep.
The one side of the flower-decked valley, tall cliffs climb to the sky. The other side is guarded by snow-clad high mountains peaks. A serene water stream is glides through the middle of the valley. In the spring and monsoon season, the entire valley is covered with flowers, and sometimes the mist and cloud form over it, which makes it perfect for the picturesque location.
The place first came to light in 1931 when Frank s Smythe, Eric Shipton, and R.L. Holsworth all British mountaineers lost their way while returning back from Mt. Kamet expedition. They were so mesmerized by the beauty of this valley that they named it “Valley of flower”. Because of the diversely rich flora and fauna, this region has so much significance that it has been visited by mountaineer, botanist, photographers and explorer time to time. The natural habitat of rare Flora and Fauna make it perfect to understand the diversity of Himalayan range

Itinenry

Morning reach to Rishikesh, our vehicle will be waiting for you and head to Govindghat. Breakfast & lunch on the way. Full day motor able way passes through many well know places which are famous for its beautiful view as well as religious places like Rishikesh, Devprayag, Srinagar, Dhari Devi, Rudraprayag, Karnaprayag, Chamola, Joshimath & Vishnuprayag. Confluences of rivers Alaknanda & Bhagirathi in Devprayag, Alaknanda & Mandakini in Rudraprayag, Pinder and Alaknanda in Karanaprayag, Alaknanda & Dhauliganga in Vishnuprayag so it’s a long journey but full of scenic beauty, Garhwal culture, villages, hills & mountains view. We reach Govind Ghat at around late evening. Overnight stay in hotel or guest houses.

Today early morning we start our trek to Ghangaria. Morning breakfast & lunch on the way. Trek route quite broad, clean & well marked. Trek along with Pupawati river meanwhile view of Hathi Paravat, passing waterfalls & villages. We will reach Ghangaria in evening. Night stay in Ghangaria.

Today we head to well known place “Valley of flower’’(3,657 meters) what you keen to visit. After breakfast we start trek, this valley is 3 km away from Ghangaria, flowers will be seen both side of route which gives indication of valley. After crossing river there is 1 km ascend & 1 km straight trek route, passes through between of valley of flower, both side we will see gardens of flower.After exploring this incredible valley return back to Ghangaria for night halt.

Today we have to wake up early in the morning because we can catch morning sunrise view . On the way majestic view of valley & snow capped peaks, waterfalls, flora & fauna, it takes 2-3 hours to reach Hemkund Sahib Shrine (4,632 meters) from where view is very beautiful, we can see beautiful snow capped peaks. We visit Gurudwara & return to Ghangaria.

Get up early in the morning, start trek to Govindghat quite descend today 13 km. it takes around 5 hours to reach Govindghat and night Stay in Govinghat/ Joshimath.

Depart to Rishikesh along with Alaknanda river which merges many water streams & rivers on it. This trek shows us creation of nature & it’s Beauty which promote us towards natural beauty & its preservation.

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