The Valley of Flowers Trek is located in Chamoli district, Uttrakhand. This enchanting valley is a part of the Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve and has been recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.
The Valley of Flowers is renowned for its magnificent natural beauty and wide variety of alpine flowers, which bloom here from mid-July to mid-August during the monsoon season.
The valley is surrounded by the towering Himalayan peaks, offering trekkers a beautiful backdrop.
A carpet of colourful flowers, including orchids, poppies, daisies, and numerous other species, will greet you as you enter the Valley of Flowers. A wide range of species, including the secretive Himalayan musk deer, snow leopards, and several vibrant birds, may be seen in the valley.
Overall, the Valley of Flowers Trek is a genuinely enthralling experience for nature lovers and adventure seekers, providing a rare chance to take in the splendour of one of the most stunning alpine valleys of the world.
About the Trek
DETAILED ITINERARY (6D/5N)
DAY 1 – DEHRADUN TO PEEPALKOTI
We depart early in the morning for the picturesque village of Peepalkoti in the Chamoli District. From Dehradun to Peepalkoti, we travel 270 kilometers in 9 hours. The confluence of the Bhagirathi and Alaknanda rivers may be seen in Devprayag, which we shall pass through. By sunset, we will arrive at Peepalkoti, check into our accommodations, and spend the night there
DAY 2 – PEEPALKOTI TO GHANGARIA
We travel to Govindghat, which is 50 kilometres away from Peepalkoti, after breakfast. The beginning of our journey to the Valley of Flowers is at Govindghat. From there, we head towards Ghangaria, which serves as both the base camp for Hemkund Sahib and the Valley of Flowers. The distance from Govindghat to Ghangaria, where we set up camp and spend the night, is 10 kilometers.
DAY 3 - GHANGARIA TO VALLEY OF FLOWERS
Hot breakfast is served early in the morning, and we will depart today for the valley of flowers, which is 4 kilometers from our Ghangaria Campsite. Before you approach the valley, there are numerous bridges, the trail is steep and stone-paved. The trekkers' endurance will determine how much of the valley they can explore before the sun sets. The valley is around 7 km long. A single glance at the surroundings is all it takes to transport you to a heavenly realm filled with vibrant flowers. You will see in full bloom plants like the wild rose, snake foil, rhododendron, lily, elecampane, drumstick primrose, solidago, marsh marigold, and allium humile. After having packed lunch and we begin our descent to Ghangaria so that you may get there before it gets dark. We have dinner then call it a night.
DAY 4 – GHANGARIA TO HEMKUND SAHIB
Start your day with a hot cup of tea and the sound of birds tweeting. The trail is steeply ascending, making the trek to Hemkund Sahib a little challenging. Guru Gobind Singh is claimed to have pondered in Hemkund sahib in one of his previous lives, by the tranquil banks of Hemkund Lake. This is relaxing because of the snow-capped peak behind the crystal-clear Hemkund lake. Late in the afternoon, we begin the descent to Gangaria. With an overnight stay, dinner is included at the campsite.
DAY 5 - GHANGARIA TO PEEPALKOTI
We begin our descent to Poolna after breakfast on the same trail that we previously hiked. Get into a cab to get to Peepalkoti after you arrive at Poolna. After you check in to your hotel room, dinner will be provided.
DAY 6 – PEEPALKOTI TO DEHRADUN
We head out for Dehradun after breakfast. Now that it's time for us to part ways, take back a mosaic of incredible memories with you.
1. All meals Ex Pipalkoti ( General nutritious meal )
2. Accommodation in camps
3. Forest charges
4. Alpine 4 men tents (Triple sharing), good quality sleeping bags and mattresses, toilet tents, utensils.
5. Team leader, chef and support staff. Porters and mules to carry common luggage.
6. Transport Ex-Dehradun
1. Meals during road transit i.e. meals during travel between Dehradun and Pipalkoti and vice versa.
2.Any kind of medical Insurance.
3.Any personal expenses like extra food, gears etc.
4. Any expense not specified in the inclusion list.
5. Carriage of personal luggage during the trek.