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    Valley of Flowers Trek

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    ₹8500(5% Off)

    8500(5% Off)

    8075

    5% GST extra

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    • Days

      5

    • Grade

      Moderate

    • Distance

      38 km

    • Altitude

      3,600Mt

    • Region

      U.K

    • Max. Group Size

      12-15

    • Start Point

      Haridwar

    • End Point

      Haridwar

    • Suitable For

      Beginners

    • Service Category

      Standard

    Description

    The valley of flowers changes its colors almost every day as it blooms with hundreds of different flowers, taking on various shades as time progresses. The valley was declared a National Park in 1982 and now is a World Heritage Site. It was believed by the locals that the valley of flowers was inhabited by fairies.

    The valley is home to many celebrated flowers like the brahmakamal, the blue poppy and the cobra lily. It is a much sought after haunt for flower-lovers, botanists and trekkers.

    The Discovery of Valley of Flowers:

    Valley of flowers was discovered in the year 1931, when Frank S. Smythe, a British mountaineer along with six other British mountaineers lost their way while descending from Mount Kamet, at 25,447 feet, situated in Garhwal Himalayas. Below 16,000 feet there was heavy rainfall and dense mist surrounded the mountain side. They paused, uncertain to the route. Suddenly R. L. Holdsworth, a botanist as well as a climbing member of the expedition exclaimed “Look”, Frank S. Smythe followed the direction of his outstretched hand. At first he could see nothing but rocks, then suddenly his wandering gaze was arrested by a little splash of blue, and beyond it were other splashes of blue, a blue so intense it seemed to light the hillside. You can see such bluish shade of Valley of Flowers even today especially in July month till September Mid.

    Itinerary

    DAY 1 – Haridwar – Joshimath / Govindghat (9-10 hrs)

    After an early breakfast drive to Govindghat via Joshimath and Devprayag. On the way, visit Devprayag where Bhagirathi and Alaknanda rivers meet. From here the holy river Ganges started. Arrival at Govindghat by the evening and check into the hotel. Get a sound sleep for tomorrow’s trek to Ghangharia. (Stay Included)

    DAY 2 – Govindghat – Ghangaria (14 kms/3-4 hrs)

    After an early breakfast, we start our trek. From Govindghat, there is a gradual ascent along a well maintained pilgrim trail to Ghangaria. Upon arrival at Ghangria check into Guest House. Explore the surroundings in the evening. Dinner and overnight stay at Guest House. (Lunch, Dinner and Stay Included)

    DAY 3 – Ghangaria – Valley of Flowers – Ghangria (5 kms one side/4-5 hrs)

    After breakfast trek to Valley Of Flowers (3858 m) from Ghangaria. The valley is an enchanting sight with an impressive array of rare wildflowers like Geranium, Marsh marigold, Prinula, Potentilla, Geum, Asters, Lilium, Ranunculus, Corydalis, Inula, Braham kamal, Campanula, Pedicularis, Arisaema, Morina, Impatiens, Bistorta, Ligularia, Anaphalis, Saxifrages, Sibbaldia, Thermo- psis, Trollius, Codonopsis, Dactylorhiza, Cypripedium, Strawberry, Epilobium, Rhododendrons and numerous others. Most of the flowers have medicinal values too. The valley is 10 kms long, 2 kms wide, and is divided by the Pushpawati stream, into which several tiny streams and waterfalls merge. After enjoying the beauty of valley trek back to Ghangaria. Dinner & overnight stay at the Guest House / Hotel. 

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Stay Included)

    DAY 4 – Ghangaria – Govind Ghat (4 hour trek)

    After breakfast trek down to Govind Ghat. Overnight stay in the hotel. (Breakfast and Stay Included)

    DAY 5 – Govindghat to Haridwar (9-10 hours)

    We drive from Govindghat to Haridwar and reach Haridwar by late evening around 06 pm. and end of a memorable journey.

    Fixed Departure

    Valley of Flowers 2019 Dates
    Start Date End Date Status
    6 Jul 10 Jul Open
    13 Jul 17 Jul Open
    20 Jul 24 Jul Open
    27 Jul 31 Jul Open
    3 Aug 7 Aug Open
    10 Aug 14 Aug Open
    17 Aug 21 Aug Open
    24 Aug 28 Aug Open
    31 Aug 4 Sep Open
    7 Sep 11 Sep Open
    14 Sep 18 Sep Open

     

    Cost Terms

    Inclusions:

    – Transport from Haridwar to Govindghat and Return.
    – 04 Nights Accommodation in Govindghat (Hotel Nanda Devi or similar) / Ghangharia (Hotel Preetam or similar)
    – Service of Experience and Qualified Trek Leader.
    – Meals while on Trek (Veg.) Cooked in Hygienic Environment.
    – First Aid Medical Kit with the Team.
    – Permit / Forest Permits.

    Exclusions:

    – Meals at Govindghat.
    – Any kind of personal expense.
    – Portage to carry Personal Luggage.
    – 5% GST

    Note:  Normally our company expects you to carry your personal luggage on your own, if you don’t want to carry your backpack so you can give it to porter, please inform us in advance and charges would be Rs. 350/- extra per day per bag.

    Cancellation Policy:

    Up to 30 Days :- 90% of Trek/adventure program cost will be refund.
    Between 21 – 30 Days :- 60% of Trek/adventure program cost will be refund.
    Between 20 – 11 Days :- 30% of Trek/adventure program cost will be refunded.
    Less than 10 Days :- No refund.

    Any additional costs due to weather / unforeseen situations, will have to be borne by the traveller.
    Our team reserves the right to change the plan in case there is danger involved for the group or whenever the trek leader deem it necessary.
    Final word of the trek leaders will have to followed by all the members.

    RISKS & PRECAUTIONS

    No particular risks.

    Every adventure has its own set of risks and precaution one needs to take.

    Valley of flower trek is a beginners easy-grade trek. But the same makes it risky because many first timers come who are unaware of the basic risks in adventure.

    Risks in a fine weather day can be pain in the legs due to fatigue, injury due to slip or fall. Mountains can also present harsher climates which include heavy storm and rainfall, snowfall etc. They may add risk to the route.

    PRECAUTIONS

    • Consumption of alcohol or other intoxicants should be strictly avoided.
    • It is not advisable to trek or leave the camp too far after sunset.

    Equipment & Gears

    What to Carry

    1. Down Jacket
    2. Warm thick pullover
    3. Warm windproof jacket
    4. Rain coat with hood/ Poncho (should be roomy)
    5. Good quality & comfortable sport shoes
    6. Warm woollen socks
    7. Warm gloves.
    8. Monkey cap and Sun heat cap
    9. Camera with extra batteries for electronic camera due to irregular availability of electricity.
    10. Walking stick- Can be purchased there
    11. Toiletries & Sun Protection Cream
    12. Dry fruits & cookies etc
    13. Medicines like Pain Killers, Anti-biotics (if forget, no worry we keep first ad box ready always)

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    FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

    What is the age limit to visit Valley of flowers?

    There is no specified age limit to enter in valley of flowers. Since there is trek so kids below 5 Yrs should be avoided. As far as maximum age limit, anyone who is capable to do trek & healthy, can visit the valley.

    What are attractions nearby to Valley of Flowers?

    The nearby attractions include Shree Hemkunt Sahib, Shree Badrinath Ji, Auli, Tapovan, Mana Village etc.

    What is the best time to visit Valley of Flowers?

    Although the valley opens in June every year but the best time to visit during rainy season to enjoy the maximum species of flowers. The best time to visit the valley is July-August.

    How do I get to Valley of Flowers National Park?

    The nearest airport is Dehradun, 295 kilometers away, and the nearest railway station is in Rishikesh, 276 kilometers away. The closest you can get to The Valley of Flowers by road is Govind Ghat. This requires a 10 hour drive to Joshimath from Dehradun, then another one hour to Govind Ghat.

    Why is Valley of Flowers famous?

    Valley of Flowers National Park is an Indian national park, located in West Himalaya, in the state of Uttarakhand and is known for its meadows of endemic alpine flowers and the variety of flora.

    Can we stay in Valley of Flowers?

    Tourists are not allowed to stay overnight in the Valley of Flowers and there is no accommodation in the Park. You can stay at private lodges and hotels at Ghangaria.

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