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Valley of Flower is a gift of God, which is full of Natural beauty , situated at an altitude of 11000 ft to 12000 above sea level in Chamoli Garhwal district of 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 MT. Kamet Expedition in 1931, lost their route & reached hear. They were shocked when they 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, you can also reach there by pony.

Region  : Chamoli District, Uttarakhand

Days required    : 5 Night/6 Days

Trek Grade  : Moderate

Altitude  : Valley of flower (11000 ft.) & Hemkund (15000 ft.)

Best Time of Trek  : June ,July, Aug, Sep,Oct,Nov

Trekking distance  : 40 Kms.

Nearest  Village   : Ghangaria  – (10000 ft.)

Motorable road   : Up to Pulna

Nearest Rail head  : Rishikesh (272kms), Haridwar (293 kms)

Places  around  : Joshimath, Badrnath, Kalpeswer , Auli, Kuwari Pass

Itineraries

Day 01

Rishikesh/Haridwar to Govindghat (6000 ft) – 272 km. – 9 hours

Morning reach to Haridwar or Rishikesh, our vechile will be wating for you. Ride on vehicle with yours rucksack & Equipments, Breakfast & Lunch on the way. Full day moterable today 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, Chamoli, 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 today but full of scenic beauty, Culture, Villageas, Hills & Mountans view. we will reach Gobindghat at around 5:30 PM or 6:00 O’ Clock. Overnight stay in Hotel or Guest houses.

Day 02

Govindghat - Ghangaria (10000 ft.) - 13 km. – 8.5 - 9 hours

Get up early in the morning because today trek is quit long 13 km to reach Ghangaria. Morning tea & Breakfast, Lunch on the way. Trek route quite broad clean & well marked. Trek along with Pupawati river meanwhile view of Hathi Paravat, some water falls & villages. We will reach Ghangaria around 6:00 PM. Night stay in Ghangaria.

Day 03

Ghangaria - Valley of Flower (11000 -12000 ft) – Ghangaria -10 km – 5 h

Today we will trek well known place “Valley of flower’’, 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, trek route passes through between of valley of flower, both side we will see gardens of flower. We will upto 2 km long & return back via memorial of Joan Margaret Legge who died here when she was exploring this valley & unfortunately slipped.After exploring this incredible valley return back to Ghangaria for night halt.

Day 04

Ghangaria - Hemkund Shahib(15197 ft.) – Ghangaria - 12 km – 6-7 hours

Today we have to wake up early in the morning because we can catch morning sunrise view , today trek is ascend 6km up & 6km down. On the way majestic view of valley & snow capped peaks, water falls, flora & fauna, it takes 2-3 hours to reach Hemkund Sahib Shrine from where view is very beautiful, in Hemkund lake we can see snow capped peaks image. If anybody want do dip in lake they can visit Gurudwara & return back to Ghangaria

Day 05

Ghangaria - Govindghat - Badrinath (10170 ft.) - 13 km by trek.

Get up early in the morning, start trek to Govindghat quite descend today 13 km. it takes around 4.5 hours to reach Govindghat, ride to vechile & depart to Badrinath shrine & mana villege, from where we can see Neelkanth peak, Vashudhara, Bheempul etc.after exploring Mana village return back to Badrinath for night stay.

Day 06

Badrinath - Rishikesh/Haridwar (1220 ft./1029 ft.)

Get up early in the morning take a dip in hot water kund, have tea & breakfast depart to Rishikesh/Haridwar along with Alaknanda river which merges many water streams & rivers on it, 10 hours to reach Rishikesh/Haridwar. This hole trek show us creation of nature & it’s Beauty which promote us towards natural beauty & its preservation. Trekkers can enjoy some adventure activities in Rishikesh like white water rafting, camping in jungle, kayaking, Bungy jump, Air Safari etc. Your trek program ends here.

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