Valley Of Flowers


The Valley of Flowers, nestled in the heart of the Indian state of Uttarakhand, is a natural wonder that captivates all who are fortunate enough to set foot in its verdant expanse. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is a symphony of colors and fragrances, where alpine flowers carpet the landscape in a breathtaking display of nature’s artistry. From June to September, during the monsoon season, this valley comes alive with a riot of blooms, including orchids, poppies, daisies, and countless other floral varieties. Each step along the trek from Govindghat to the valley reveals a new tableau of natural beauty, with the rugged grandeur of the Himalayas as a backdrop.

It is a place where the harmony of flora and fauna is carefully preserved, making every visit an encounter with the sublime wonders of the natural world. This sanctuary, ensconced within the embrace of the Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve, is a testament to the delicate balance between human appreciation and conservation, and a pilgrimage for those seeking communion with unspoiled wilderness.

Places to visit in Valley Of Flowers


Day 1: Haridwar to Joshimath
  • Depart early from Haridwar and drive towards Joshimath.
  • The journey offers breathtaking views of the Himalayan ranges.
  • Overnight stay in Joshimath.
Day 2: Joshimath to Govindghat and Ghangaria
  • Drive from Joshimath to Govindghat (around 22 km).
  • Start the trek from Govindghat to Ghangaria (approximately 14 km).
  • Ghangaria is the base camp for the Valley of Flowers and Hemkund Sahib.
  • Overnight stay in Ghangaria.
Day 3: Ghangaria to Valley of Flowers
  • Begin the trek to the Valley of Flowers early in the morning.
  • Spend the day exploring the valley and witnessing the colorful blooms.
  • Remember to follow all park regulations for preserving the natural beauty.
  • Return to Ghangaria in the afternoon.
Day 4: Ghangaria to Hemkund Sahib
  • Another early start for the trek to Hemkund Sahib, a Sikh pilgrimage site (around 6 km).
  • It’s situated at an altitude of 4,329 meters and offers stunning views of the surrounding peaks and a pristine lake.
  • Return to Ghangaria in the afternoon.
Day 5: Ghangaria to Govindghat and back to Joshimath
  • Trek back to Govindghat from Ghangaria.
  • Drive back to Joshimath.
  • Spend the evening relaxing and enjoying the scenic beauty.
Day 6: Joshimath to Rishikesh/Haridwar
  • Drive back from Joshimath to Rishikesh or Haridwar.
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