6 Nights Itinerary Covering: Delhi - Haridwar - Joshimath - Govindghat - Ghangaria - Valley of Flowers - Hemkund Sahib
With a sprawling stretches of 87 square kilometers in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand, Valley of Flowers is a paradise for avid trekkers and nature lovers. As the name implies it is dotted with many colorful flowers. In addition to exotic flowers, imposing mountains, green grassland, white clouds and vivid flora and fauna of the region like saxifrages, sedums, lilies, poppy, calendula, daisies along with brown bear, snow leopard, blue sheep make the weeklong Valley of Flowers trek a dreamlike trek.
No doubt, Valley of Flowers trek, which is also declared as a world heritage site by the UNESCO has scores of admirers. Tourists from all over the country undertake this trek to admire the astonishing beauty. So if you also want to feel the adrenalin rush amidst breathtaking scenery, look no further Valley of Flowers Trek tour offers it to you.
During the Valley of Flowers Trek tour, you will not only witness the beautiful valley full of flowers but also enjoy an excursion to many prominent destinations like Haridwar, Joshimath, Govindghat, Ghangaria and Hemkund. In addition to trekking, attending evening aarti of the holy Ganges River and taking a refreshing dip in a holy lake at Hemkund Sahib are some of the highlights of this tour that you will cherish forever.
Generally, the weather in the high-altitude region remains always wonderful. But the Valley of Flowers is only open from June to October, as, during the rest of the months it remains covered with snow. So, the best time to visit Valley of Flowers trek is from mid-July to mid-August, as during this time flowers are in full bloom.
On your arrival at the capital of India and its heart "New Delhi", our representative will receive you and will transfer you to the hotel. After check-in, you are free to explore a number of wonderful and attractions of Delhi on your own. The juxtaposition of the old and new, the city offers a lot of exciting surprises.
Post this, return to the hotel, have dinner and stay overnight in Delhi.
On the second day, post breakfast, check-out from the hotel and leave for Haridwar. Haridwar, an ancient city of Uttarakhand is famous for its temples and Ghats. 'Har-Ki-Pauri' which is located on the bank of the river Ganges holds a unique importance in the divine ambiance of Haridwar. Devotees from all over the country come to this Ghat to witness the famous Ganga aarti in the evening and to take a dip in the river, as it is believed that the holy water can absolve all the sins and helps to achieve salvation.
Later on, you will proceed towards Govindghat via Joshimath. Joshimath is known as a gateway to several religious pilgrimage locations like Badrinath. On your arrival at Joshimath, check-in at a hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure.
Dinner and overnight stay will be in a hotel.
Today morning, after having your breakfast, check-out from the hotel and start traveling towards the next destination Govindghat. Govindghat serves as the base camp for the Valley of Flowers trek and Hemkund Sahib Trek. Out of the two, the latter one is popular amongst both the adventure lovers and pilgrims.
Upon reaching Govindghat, you will start your trekking to Ghangaria. Right from Govindghat to Ghangaria, first, you cross river Alaknanda over the bridge and then continue walking towards the Bhundar valley. After the Bhundar valley, cross the thick forest areas. Pass by two beautiful villages en route namely Pulna and Bhyunda. On your way, you will marvel at a number of refreshing waterfalls and the abundant green landscapes as well. After the moderate 14 km long trek, you will reach Ghangaria in 4-5 hours. Check-in at a hotel and explore the surroundings on your own. Have dinner and call it a day.
An overnight stay is planned at the hotel.
Note: If you wish, you can also hire a mule or use the helicopter service to reach Ghangaria.
After having your breakfast, embark on an exciting trek to Valley of Flowers. Set in the backdrop of the majestic Zanskar Ranges, at an altitude of 14,400 ft. "Valley of Flowers" offers one of the most wonderful treks in Uttarakhand. The place which is famous for vibrant alpine flowers, vast meadows, many streams and lofty mountains is like a wonderland for nature lovers, adventure junkies and avid photographers. Blessed with several species of fauna, the richly diverse area is also home to avifaunal species which include Himalayan monal pheasant and other high altitude birds. Rare and endangered animals founds here are the Asiatic black bear, snow leopard, musk deer, brown bear, red fox and blue sheep.
After moderate level trekking on 6 km long track, you will reach Valley Of Flowers in 2 hours. Here, get ready to revel in the charms of the regions and attractions namely snow-laden Ratban Parvat Peak, Nar Parvat and dense Birch Forest. Post this, begin your return trek to Ghangaria.
Dinner and overnight stay will be in a Ghangaria hotel.
Today after breakfast, you'll follow a steep track to Hemkund Sahib. A highly revered pilgrimage center among the Sikh community, Shri Hemkund Sahib Gurudwara also serves as a very popular trekking destination. This soothing and calming place is surrounded by seven snow-capped mountains.
Despite its remote location, it's believed that 10th Sikh Guru, Guru Gobind Singh mediated here for several years. Devotees from all around love to pay a visit to such a sacred site. Taking a holy dip in the sacred lake near the place rejuvenates the senses. After offering sincere prayers in Gurudwara and getting the blessings of almighty, it's time to start your trek back to Ghangaria.
Dinner and overnight stay will be at the hotel in Ghangaria.
Wake up in the morning, satiate your hunger with delicious breakfast and trek back to Govindghat. After reaching Govindghat, drive to Joshimath and then further to Haridwar. Check-in at a hotel and relax.
Dinner and overnight stay will be at a hotel in Haridwar.
Mark the end of this Valley of Flowers treks tour on a good note. Check-out from the hotel and proceed for Haridwar railway station for your onward journey to Delhi.