Valley of Flowers trek starts from Auli. Auli is itself a beautiful place and the scenario gets better and better as you go up. It is in the Chamoli district in the Nanda Devi Biosphere. It is beautiful trek and apt for summer trekking. It is filled with thousands of blossoms of the alpine region. Is is also recognized as the UNESCO Heritage Site. Valley of Flowers is also one of the most different treks in Himalayas as it has a large population of flora and fauna. On the way up in this trek you will find endangered animals, including the Asiatic black bear, snow leopard, musk deer, brown bear, red fox, and blue sheep.
Valley of Flowers trekking is not a very difficult trek and can be done by beginners. It is also one of the most beautiful treks due to its enriched Flora and Fauna. This trek gives a deep insight to the wildlife on Himalayas and is great for photography.
Valley of Flower trekking Cost is cheap and is affordable by many people. Anyone can go on this trek even with tight pocket and enjoy the nature in its true form. Valley of flower Trekking Package is also very reasonable, Travel Banjare makes sure that the trek is done with the most comfort and the safety of the trekkers is our prime concern.
Morning after breakfast, drive to reach Joshimath (1828mt / 300Km) which is the winter abode of Lord Badrinath. Lunch enroute. Evening arrive at Govindghat and check into the hotel Overnight: Hotel.
The trek traditionally starts from Govindghat but these days there is a possibility to reach Pulna and save a 3 Km hike from Govindaghat. However, the movement of taxis till Pulna is restricted and permits are given to only limited number of vehicles. In case we get a permit, we start from Pulna else we can also start from Goindghat. The entire trail to Ghangaria winds along the river with cascading waterfalls & natural water springs which present a very refreshing sight. It takes about 6 hours to reach Ghangaria which is small village lined with food joints & a Gurudwara. Stay overnight in Guest house/hotel on sharing basis.
Trek to the Valley of Flowers. The whole valley is dotted with varieties of exotic flowers and other flora. Return to Ghangria for overnight stay.
Early in the morning start trekking (7 Km) to reach "HEMKUND SAHIB". One of the most revered of all Sikh Shrines, The Hemkund Sahib, the World’s Highest Gurudwara, is situated at an altitude of 4,329 mts. In the afternoon trek down to reach Ghangariya for overnight stay. Evening is free for rest & relaxation. Overnight stay.
We trek back to Govindghat and from here we drive to Joshimath. Upon arrival at Govindghat / Joshimath check into a hotel. Rest of the day is free to explore this picturesque area.
Drive back to Haridwar/Rishikesh from Govindghat.
As we gain higher altitude, the air becomes thinner. To overcome this we need to develop our aerobic fitness. The more fitter you are, you will enjoy more during the trek.
1: For cardiovascular endurance, begin jogging atleast 1 month before the trek.
2: For strength do squats, push ups.
Fitness Bechmark: Jog/Run for 3 Kms in 30 mins. Remember always start your training program with stretching and warm up exercises.
Haridwar is the base location for our Valley of Flowers trek and not Govindghat or Joshimath. Our meeting point in Haridwar is railway station. We will pick you up at 6:00 AM in the morning and start the drive to Govindghat. The entire drive from Haridwar to Govindghat takes around 10 Hours.
Jolly Grant Airport is the nearest Airport to Haridwar and is situated 36 Kms from Haridwar. Taxis are easily available from Jolly Grant Airport to Haridwar.
Haridwar is well connected by railway network with major destinations of India because it’s a major pilgrim centre. Following is the list of useful trains to reach Haridwar from Delhi: 12017 DEHRADUN SHTBDI 19565 UTTARANCHAL EXPRESS 22659 DEHRADUN EXPRESS 14309 UJJAINI EXPRESS 14317 IND DDN EXPRESS 12055 DDN JANSHTBDI 12687 DEHRADUN EXPRESS 14041 MUSSOORIE EXPRESS 12205 NANDA DEVI EXPRESS For exact timings & Schedule of trains please check the Indian Railway official site.
Haridwar is well connected with comfortable Volvo buses run by government and private operators. You can catch luxury and normal buses to Haridwar which are available from ISBT Kashmiri Gate.