Himalayan Trek To Valley Of Flowers

Our Once in a Lifetime Must Visit Destination...!!!

Place: Valley of Flowers

Type: Himalaya

Endurance: Low

Difficulty: Easy

Activities: Trekking / Camping / Photography

Cost: Rs.8500.00


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Camping

Himalayan

Photography

Trekking

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HIMALAYAN TREK

TREK MATES INDIA

CAMPING EVENT

Trek To Valley Of Flowers


Day 1:
HARIDWAR – JOSHIMATH / GOVINDGHAT (9-10 HRS)

After an early breakfast drive to Govindghat via Joshimath and Devprayag. On the way, visit Devprayag where Bhagirathi and Alaknanda rivers meet. From here the holy river Ganges started. Arrival at Govindghat by the evening and check into the hotel. Get a sound sleep for tomorrow’s trek to Ghangharia. (Stay Included)


Day 2:
GOVINDGHAT – GHANGARIA (14 KMS/3-4 HRS)

After an early breakfast, we start our trek. From Govindghat, there is a gradual ascent along a well maintained pilgrim trail to Ghangaria. Upon arrival at Ghangria check into Guest House. Explore the surroundings in the evening. Dinner and overnight stay at Guest House. (Lunch, Dinner and Stay Included)


Day 3:
GHANGARIA – VALLEY OF FLOWERS – GHANGRIA (5 KMS ONE SIDE/4-5 HRS)

After breakfast trek to Valley Of Flowers (3858 m) from Ghangaria. The valley is an enchanting sight with an impressive array of rare wildflowers like Geranium, Marsh marigold, Prinula, Potentilla, Geum, Asters, Lilium, Ranunculus, Corydalis, Inula, Braham kamal, Campanula, Pedicularis, Arisaema, Morina, Impatiens, Bistorta, Ligularia, Anaphalis, Saxifrages, Sibbaldia, Thermo- psis, Trollius, Codonopsis, Dactylorhiza, Cypripedium, Strawberry, Epilobium, Rhododendrons and numerous others. Most of the flowers have medicinal values too. 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 trek back to Ghangaria. Dinner & overnight stay at the Guest House / Hotel. 
( Brekfast, Lunch, Dinner and Stay Included )


Day 4:
GHANGARIA – GOVIND GHAT (4 HOUR TREK)

After breakfast trek down to Govind Ghat. Overnight stay in the hotel. (Breakfast and Stay Included)




Day 5:
GOVINDGHAT TO HARIDWAR (9-10 HOURS)

We drive from Govindghat to Haridwar and reach Haridwar by late evening around 06 pm. and end of a memorable journey.
 

• Torch
• Identity Proof
• warm jacket (compulsory)
• Windcheaters
• warm clothes (compulsory)
• Medicine those if u require usually (Optional)
• A good trekking shoes
• extra pair of floatters
• Camera
• Cap
• extra pair of socks
• Please avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments.
• Woolen cap
• Balaclava
• Pair of Woolen Gloves
• Fleece Sweatshirt
• Sweater
• Windproof Jacket 01 nos.
• Leggings from a Track-suit
• Poncho 01 nos.
• Full Body Towel 01 nos.
• Torch with spare batteries
• Sunscreen lotion
• min 30 SPF
• Cam charger
• Mobile Charger
• Note: It is very important that you line the inside of your bags with a big polythene sheet. Doing so will ensure, that in the event of rain, even though your bag may get wet, your clothes will still remain dry!

Transport from Haridwar to Govindghat and Return.
04 Nights Accommodation in Govindghat (Hotel Nanda Devi or similar) / Ghangharia (Hotel Preetam or similar)
Service of Experience and Qualified Trek Leader.
All meals while on Trek (Veg.) Cooked in Hygienic Environment.
First Aid Medical Kit with the Team.
Permit / Forest Permits.

Any kind of personal expense.
Portage to carry Personal Luggage.

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By Train

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By Road

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Description

The valley of flowers changes its colors almost every day as it blooms with hundreds of different flowers, taking on various shades as time progresses. The valley was declared a National Park in 1982 and now is a World Heritage Site. It was believed by the locals that the valley was inhabited by fairies.

The valley is home to many celebrated flowers like the brahmakamal, the blue poppy and the cobra lily. It is a much sought after haunt for flower-lovers, botanists and trekkers.

The Discovery of Valley of Flowers:

Valley of flowers was discovered in the year 1931, when Frank S. Smythe, a British mountaineer along with six other British mountaineers lost their way while descending from Mount Kamet, at 25,447 feet, situated in Garhwal Himalayas. Below 16,000 feet there was heavy rainfall and dense mist surrounded the mountain side. They paused, uncertain to the route. Suddenly R. L. Holdsworth, a botanist as well as a climbing member of the expedition exclaimed “Look”, Frank S. Smythe followed the direction of his outstretched hand. At first he could see nothing but rocks, then suddenly his wandering gaze was arrested by a little splash of blue, and beyond it were other splashes of blue, a blue so intense it seemed to light the hillside. You can see such bluish shade of Valley of Flowers even today especially in July month till September Mid.