Valley of Flowers Trek
T.G. Longstaff and Frank Smythe discovered the Valley of Flowers in 1931. More
than a thousand varieties of flowers, ferns and Himalayan herbs grow in the
valley. The most beautiful of all Himalayan flowers, the Blue Primula can be
sen blooming in the valley. To reach the valley one has to trek from Govindghat
on the route to Hemkund Sahib upto Ghangharia, 12 kms ahead. Few furlongs ahead
of Ghangharia, the trek route to the valley takes a detour towards the left.
The valley is at a distance of 5 kms from Ghangharia.
Best Season :
Jul 1, 2004 to Oct 31, 2005
State Rishikesh, Uttaranchal (North)
Places Covered :
Delhi, Rishikesh, Joshimath, Govindghat, Ghangaria,
Hemkund Sahib, Valley of flowers, Badrinath, Rishikesh
Day 01 : Arrive Delhi
Transfer to Hotel for Overnight Stay
Day 02 : Delhi - Rishikesh(230 kms)
Early Morning after breakfast leave for Rishikesh by car Arrive Rishikesh, transfer
to hotel for overnight stay.
Day 03 : Rishikesh - Joshimath(256 kms-1975m)
Drive: 9-10 Hrs. Early morning drive to Joshimath. the enitre drive is along
the Alaknanda river. Lunch enroute at Rudraparayag. Arrive Joshimath and transfer
to hotel for dinner and overnight stay at hotel.
Day 04 : Joshimath - Ghangaria
Drive & Trek 2 Hrs 7-8 Hrs. Early morning after breakfast drive to Govindghat,
a small hamlet situated on the confluence of Alaknanda and roaring Laxman Ganga.
Arrive and commence trek to Ghangaria. Lunch enroute. Arrive Ghangaria and camp
on the banks of Laxman Ganga. Dinner and overnight camp.
Day 05 : Ghangaria - Valley of Flowers
6-7 Hrs. Morning after breakfast start trek to Valley of Flowers.The first part
of the trek is through thick forest along the Pushpavati river. Later we trek
in the open meadow. Arrive and explore the area. After encountering rare Flowers
e.g Brahmkamal, Blue poppy, Potentilla, and hundreds of others we trace our
steps back to the base camp, Ghangaria. Dinner and overngith camp.
Day 06 : Ghangaria - Hemkund Lake
Trek: 8-9 Hrs. Morning after breakfast we trek to Hemkund, one of the finest
high latitude lakes in the area, and pilgrimage for Sikhs and Hindus as well.
The entire trek today is uphill till we reach Hemkund. Explore the area and
trace your steps back to the base camp.One can encounter some of the flowers
on this strech as well. Dinner and overnight camp.
Day 07 : Ghangaria - Govindghat
Drive 2 hrs. Morning after breakfast trek down Govindghat. Lunch enroute.
Arrive and commence drive to Badrinath, the most important temple in north
India for hindus. Evening visit the badrinath temple for the evening Darshanas.
Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Day 08 : Badrinath
Morning after breakfast trek\drive to Mana village , the last Indian village
on Indo-tibet border. Remaining day free to explore the area. Dinner and overnight
Day 09 : Badrinath- Rudraprayag
7-8 Hrs. Morning after breakfast drive to Rudraprayag. Arrive Rudraprayag and
transfer to hotel. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Day 10 : Rudraprayag - Rishikesh
Drive 5-6 Hrs. Morning after breakfast drive to Rishikesh. Arrive Rishikesh
and transfer to Hotel for lunch and wash and change. Evening transfer to Railway
station to board train for Delhi.
Day 11 : Delhi.
After breakfast leave for Sightseeing of delhi. Visit the historic city of
old Delhi including the Red fort and the Jama Masjid. Post lunch tour of New
Delhi to include Qutub Minar, India Gate, Humayun's tomb and the Lakshmi Narayan
temple. arrive in Hotel and leave in time to reach airport to catch flight
for onward destination.
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