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Valley of flowers is a fairyland located in West Himalaya, in the state of Uttarakhand. It is situated at an altitude of 3,600 meters above the sea-level in the upper expansions of Bhyundar Ganga in the far interior of Garhwal Himalayas and Spread over an area of 87.5 Sq. Km. It was first discovered by British traveler Frank Smith in 1931. This magical high altitude Valley is filled with flowers and surrounded by white mountains loaded with snow. This enchanting valley gets frozen during winters, but as the snow start melting with the arrival of summer. This world famous Heritage Site "Valley of Flowers" become accessible for tourist and trekkers. Uttarakhand forest department is the caretaker of this place and is opened only in the summers. Valley of Flowers trek is mainly known for its picturesque landscape, alpine flowers and the variety of flora. The valley is also home to rare and endangered animals, including the Asiatic black bear, snow leopard, musk deer, brown bear, red fox, and blue sheep. If You are Planning for a short Trek in Himalaya This valley will fill your heart with peace and satisfaction. Here you will go With the wind pecking on your face and you can smell the fragrance of alpine flowers, which can't be experienced in your normal day-to-day life.
Valley of Flowers Trek Highlights:
Duration : 6 Days | Haridwar to Haridwar.
Agecriteria : 16+ years.
Max Altitude : 14,200 ft.
Temperature : Day (14 -21°C) & Night (5- 10°C)
Best Season : June, July & August
Group size : 15 to 25 plus Explore Himalaya team.
Region : Uttarakhand, Indian Himalayas
Grade : Easy To Moderate.
1) Explore Himalaya.org expect from you to carry your personal luggage on your own, if you don't want to carry your backpack, you can give it to porter/Mules, but you have to inform us in advance and have to pay Rs. 300/- extra per day per bag.
2) transportation charge from Haridwar to Joshimath is not included in the Trek but we can arrange your Transportation from Haridwar to Joshimath/ Delhi to Joshimath and return easily in private vehicle Like Innova/ Tempo Traveler on sharing basis. Transportation charge of One way is INR 950/- & INR 1600/- ( One way ) Respectively.
How much difficult Valley Of Flowers Trek is?
Govindghat to Ghangaria: Govindghat is at the height of 5500 feet and Ghangaria is at the height of 10,200 feet. That is the gain 4700 feet after trekking for 14 km. The trek is steep in its first 3 km and last 3 km.
Ghangaria to Valley of flowers: Ghangaria to the valley of flowers is not so steep trek as once you reach to the official starting point of the valley of flowers it almost at the same level for the next 3-4 kilometers.
Ghangaria to Hemkund Sahib: This is quite a steep climb to Hemkund Sahib. As Hemkund Sahib is situated at 14,200 ft.
How to reach Valley of Flowers:
Nearest Major Town: Joshimath
Nearest Railway station: Rishikesh
Nearest Airport: Jolly Grant Dehradun. Gauchar airstrip is under construction.
Nearest bus stand: Joshimath
Valley of Flowers Trek Advice:
a. Climatic conditions in the Himalaya vary from the plains, so it will be good to take sufficient time to get acclimatized for high altitudes treks.
b. Pay heed to your instructor or trek leader in order to enjoy a safe trekking experience.
c. Do not consume alcohol during the trek.
d. Avoid trekking during the nights.
e. Consult with a physician Before undertaking the trek.
f. Carry basic medications and a first-aid kit during the trek.
g. The trek takes place through an eco-friendly zone, do not encourage littering the local sites or campsites.
What to carry for Valley of Flowers Trek:
|Waterproof hiking shoes||1 pair|
|Changing shoes / sandal||1 pair|
|Warm trousers||3 pcs|
|warm pants||3 pair|
|Head Torch||1 pc|
|Thermal underwear||1 pc|
|Warm & light Fleece jacket||1 pc|
|Waterproof pant & Jacket||1 pc|
|Good gloves||1 pair|
|Personal Backpack||1 pc|
|Sun cream, Vaseline, Toothpaste||1 pc|
|Water bottle, Cold Cream/Moisturiser|
|Deodorant, Medical Kit, Toiletries, Brush|
|Tongue cleaner, Paper Soap, Towel, camera|
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