6 Days 5 Nights
Valley of Flowers “Foolon ki Ghati” is one of the most famous monsoon trek located in Uttarakhand, Himalayas. Best time to visit here in July to August. This valley was declared as National Park in 1982 and is famous for its rich flora and fauna, which includes a variety of colorful flowers along with rare and endangered species.
This whole vibrant valley is a combination of panoramic mountain ranges, lush green meadows, colorful flowers and clouds which all together make it the best destinations for nature lovers, photographers, and Botanists. There are so many fairy tales associated with this valley and the most common of them is falling unconscious from the scents of flowers. Valley of Flowers trek starts from the pilgrimage trail of Govind Ghat, Uttarakhand.
It can easily be called the most colourful Himalayan Odyssey for the innumerable flower patches of vivid colours embellished with meandering mountain streams, dewy meadows snuggled in the lap of snow-capped mountains, a high altitude placid lake, holy rivers, and sacred pilgrimage sites.
A few hours of trekking would be slightly difficult, but once you reach the valley you will forget about everything. Enjoy the tranquility and the hush around the valley. Watch the rise of the moon around
Midnight, ogled at the stars shimmering millions of light-years away with your friends and family by lying inside the tent. Get to see the different kinds of flowers. This would be a treat to tour eyes, as you witness the different types of Himalayan flowers. It has gained so much importance and adorned with a diversity of Alpine flowers, representative of the Western Himalayan Alpine shrub and meadow ecoregion. The valley is also blessed with various colors of
Valley of Flowers treats you to a floral paradise, with a countless variety of blossoms carpeting the meadows and lacing the trekking trails. The quilt of blossoming flowers infuses new life into the valley; rich with colour and fragrant aroma of floral species! This Himalayan jewel is habitat to millions of wild flowers-poppies, calendula, daisies, Himalayan balsam, Himalayan hogweed, Himalayan Whorlflower, Himalayan Thyme, Marsh marigold, zinnia, petunias, lilies and many more.
Himalayan Whorlflower’s fragrant flowers change colours from pale pink to rosy red with time. Edelweiss flower, a symbol of purity and beauty, captivates you with its woolly white flowers. Edelweiss and Trailing Bellflower form a cluster and grow low on the ground. Spotting blue flowers in abundance are the rarest sight as blue is an unusual colour for flowers. Blue geraniums, blue poppy, blue daisy-like flowers, and tiny beautiful blue forget-me-nots invite visitors from all over the world. Some of the celebrated flowers like the Brahma Kamal, blue poppy and cobra Lily are the rarest floral offerings of the valley.
Nestled in Uttarakhand, the place that is well known for trekking, there is n number of treks in Uttarakhand, Trekking in Uttarakhand is the most worth living experience at least once in a lifetime.
The journey to Flower trek will start from these places Dehradun/Rishikesh/Haridwar, the drive will lead you on the Badrinath road through Rishikesh, on the way you will come across many beautiful places, and the mountain culture that will be seen in the abundance.
The whole drive will be of around 9 to 8 hrs; it would be better to kick off your journey early in the morning.
The journey will be little arduous if you are the first time in the mountains, as the curves of the road may cause a little motion sickness or drowsiness, therefore, it would be better to take a halt when you feel so.
Along with the little hardship in the journey, nature will be your friend treat you with the mesmerizing view of the mountains, and the Himalayan range, you will be excited in the whole trip to reach the Valley of flower in Uttarakhand as soon as possible.
Altitude: 6,800 Ft. to 7,200 Ft.
Time Taken: 4 km drive to Pulna. 5-6 hrs trek, 9 Km
Trek Gradient: Gradual ascent on a stone-paved path, all the way along the river.
Water sources: Water is available along the route.
On the 2nd day of your voyage towards Valley of flowers will begin from the Joshimath to Ghangaria trek which is approx. 22 Km(remove), Trekking to this worthy destination Valley of flowers will be like a fairy tale, as more adventure in the floral beauty will make you go crazy; the place is rested in Uttarakhand Himalayas and is well known.
Therefore trekking in Uttarakhand is widespread, though not in Uttarakhand trekking in India is itself a beauty as the Himalayan range offers the fantastic vistas.
The drive on the 2nd day will start from Joshimath to Ghangaria in the morning after breakfast around 4 Km drive will lead you to Pulna, it would be around 9 Km high routed along with the river Pushpawati.
The entire trail from the starting point will be full, along with many snacks stalls that would be beneficial for you that you will not walk with hunger, the trek will be on the stone paved path, and built with stairs.
After some time of the walk, you will reach the Bhyundar village, and this village offers the fantastic viewpoint of Hathi Parvati sights celebrating the beauty of the site would be an amazing, as later you will move to Ghangaria by a steep ascent.
Later you will reach the Ghangaria and chill out in the destination and prepare yourself for the next day with each step towards Valley of Flower you admire this trek and the beauty of Uttarakhand trekking in the lap of the Himalayas.
Altitude: 11,500 Ft.
Time Taken: 4 Km each way, trek time 7hrs
Trek Gradient: Mixed incline till the valley followed by a level walk on grassland.
Water sources: Can refill water bottles from streams on the way.On your 3rd day, the wait will be over after few hours as the 3rd day will be the final day to the Valley of flowers, this wonderful valley trek will make you feel the beauty so deep, as this flower trek will make your eyes so soothing.
The voyage to the Valley of flowers trek will be around 4 Km away, and the valley is 5- 8 Km long, actually the distance depends on the trekkers. Another essential thing is stamina that is necessary for the trip to Valley of flowers.
When you start your day in Ghangaria after 30 min you will witness the forest check post, and later the waterfall name Laxman waterfall will be seen as the center of the attraction, the thick layer of a white seems like ice, the crystal clear water will make your day.
Spend Sometime in the greenery later look at the Pushpavati river flows below the ridges will be so mesmerizing, the trail will be steeply, and stone paved. You will be able to see many bridges and the landslide areas.
When you enter the valley you will be mesmerized by the beauty of it; you will go crazy by looking at the beauty that you have never seen before.
The Valley of flowers trek sets four moons in the Himalayan range, the blue poppy, snake foil, white leaf hog foot, Himalayan Rose, meadow geranium, and other beautiful flowers the butterflies with of a variety of colors.
The colorful blossoms ends after 5 km and stretch till glacier, you will also be able to see the Nilgiri Parvat, Bhyundar Khal, Rattaban, Gauri Parvat, etc. if the weather will stay clear.
Altitude: 14,100 Ft.
Time Taken: 5.5 Km each way, trek time 7hrs
Trek Gradient: Gradual and steep mixed ascent on a stair welled stone-paved path.
Water sources: Can refill water from roadside dhabas.The 3rd day will be so astonishing, the beauty of Valley of the flowers will blow your mind and on the 4th day you will get ready early in the morning, and after breakfast, the trek will lead towards Hemkud Sahib that is around 6 Km.
On the 4th day, you will get ready early in the morning. And after breakfast, the trek will lead towards Hemkud Sahib that is around 6 Km.
Hemkund Sahib is one of the most sacred shrines of Sikh; Hemkund Sahib is the highest Gurudwara in the world nestled at an altitude of 14,205 Ft.
The trail on the 4th day will be same as the previous trek such as stone paved ways, and continue ascent will be there. On this way, you will see many shops where you can have your snacks and can energize yourself.
Beholding the beauty of rare flower Brahmakamal that will be seen beside the pathway. Hemkund Sahib is nestled beside the glacial lake, in the clear sky you will be able to witness the magnificent reflection of the Saptrishi peaks. The lake occurs with the melting of Hathi Parvati and Saptrishi peak.
The Laxman temple will be found near the lake, and the beauty of the valley of flowers will look so exotic, there is no doubt that trekking in the Himalayas is nothing more than a boon, as India occupies the Himalayan range in abundance; therefore, trekking in India is another beauty.
You will be able to observe a lot of rare thing in the valley of flowers trek in Uttarakhand, and it is one of the well known when it’s about trekking in Uttarakhand encompasses by the Himalayas.
On 5th day the trek will return to Joshimath after your breakfast in the morning. You will descend to Joshimath, and you will keep the memories of this beautiful valley of flower trek with you, the blossoms will be in your heart for life; this wonderful trek in Uttarakhand is so attractive, as trekking in Uttarakhand is so beautiful in the lap of Himalayas.
Valley of flower trekking will blow your mind and soul and will make it the most ultimate trek for you of all time. The valley of flower cost nothing but physical fitness and this trip to the valley of the flower will create beauty in your mind for trekking in India.
On the 6th day, the journey of the valley of flower trek will be over by returning to Joshimath, and from there the drive will head towards Dehradun/Rishikesh/Haridwar.
The ride from Joshimath will start early in the morning as it will take around 8 to 9 hrs to reach any of these three destinations.