Valley of flowers family trek

Valley of flowers family trek

Valley of Flower is such a name in the Uttarakhand valley of Himalayas that blooms and blossoms every time, round the season. Stumbling across the never-ending fairy land is such a heady feeling for the nature lovers and for the trekkers admiring colorful environs that trekking in Valley of Flowers becomes the next best experience of rejuvenation and energizing moments. Known for the endemic alpine flowers and outstanding natural beauty, the area is home to rare and endangered animals, including the Asiatic black bear, snow leopard, brown bear and blue sheep. And interestingly, Valley of flower is also being recognized by UNESCO as the world heritage site.

Rare, but the most glorified truth is that no other valley in the Himalayas can match the beauty of this valley. The flowers are everywhere in myriad of colors: purple, yellow and white. They envelope the valley floor like a carpet so much that there are times when you can’t see the valley at all. At an altitude of 3300 mtrs to 3650 mtrs, the monsoon season can act best flourishing moment for you to enjoy trekking amidst the blossoming buds and titillating flowers all around the valleys. 

A little beyond Joshimath at a piligrim hamlet called Govind Ghat, the trek to valley of flowers (VOF) and Hemkund starts. In that manner, the trekkers can make a fresh start from Haridwar or Rishikesh to travel along the Alaknanda River across the Badrinath highway to reach VOF. Trekking in valley of flowers is the most dwindling part of appreciating the natural beauty with great challenges on the way; when you discover the routes are precariously cut on the mountains edges and at times you can only see the river flowing in the gorge deep below. Further, at a distance of 12 kms, the rout will take you to Hemkund Sahib, up to Gangaria. Ahead of Ghangaria, the Uttaranchal trekking route to the valley will take a detour towards the left. From Gangaria, at the distance of 5 kms, the trekkers can reach to the Valley of Flowers. 

The Valley of Flowers trekking routes in the whole ranges are very essential and impressive on account of the presence of diverse alpine flora and also a representative of West Himalayan biogeography zone. The rich diversity of species reflects the valley’s location within a transition zone between the Zanskar and Great Himalayan Treks to find many celebrated flowers like the Brahmakamal, the Blue Poppy and the Cobra Lily. It is a much sought after place for flower-lovers, botanists and of course trekkers, for whom a sufficient excuse is sufficient to reach at such an impressive place in the wide Himalayan valleys.  

ITINERARY

Day 1   Delhi - Haridwar - Rishikesh
In the morning board the AC Train for Haridwar at 06:55 hrs. Upon arrival at Haridwar transfer to Rishikesh and check into hotel. Evening at leisure. Overnight in hotel.

Day 2  Rishikesh - Joshimath
After an early breakfast drive to Joshimath via Devprayag. On the way visit Dev prayag where Bhagirathi and Alaknanda rivers meet. From here the holy river Ganges started. Arrival at Joshimath by evening, check into the hotel. Dinner & overnight stay. Joshimath : The religious centre, established by Adi Shankaracharya, which he called Jyotirmath, later came to be known as Joshimath. Among the sites of interest are the temples of Nav Durga and Narsingh. Apart from its obvious religious importance, Joshimath is known for its scenic beauty.

Day 3   Joshimath - Govindgath - Ghangriya
After an early breakfast drive to Govindghat. Which is the starting point of the trek? From Govindghat there is a gradual ascent along a well maintained pilgrim trail to Ghangaria. Upon arrival at Ghangria check into hotel. Explore the surroundings in the evening. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 4  Ghangaria - Valley of Flowers - Ghangaria
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 hotel.

Day 5   Ghangaria - Govind Ghat - Joshimath - Srinagar
After an early breakfast trek down to Govind Ghat and from here drive to Srinagar via Joshimath, Chamoli & Rudraprayag, along the various river valleys along the route. On arrival check into the hotel. Dinner and overnight stay in the hotel.

Day 6  Srinagar - Rishikesh - Haridwar - Delhi
Early morning drive to Haridwar. On the way visit Devprayag. Here the river Bhagirathi and Alaknanda meet and from here the Holy Ganges starts. Lunch enroute. From Haridwar catch AC Train for Delhi at 18:05 hrs. Arrival at Delhi by 22:45 hrs. Trip & Services ends Here.....

Cost includes
Accommodation: Hotel in Rishikesh, Joshimath & Ghangria on twin/triple sharing basis.
Train: AC TRain from Delhi to Haridwat & back                                                                                         • Transport: Tata Indigo/Toyota Innova car from Haridwar - Govindghat & back.
Meals: In Rishikesh, Joshimath, Ghangria only breakfast will be served.
Mules/Porters: For carrying some amount of personal gear of the clients (one bag not weighing more than 13 kgs).
Professional English Speaking trekking guide would accompany the group from Haridwar
Entry fee for the park
 

Cost does not includes
• Enroute meal
• Any charges for carrying still/video cameras etc.
• Alcohol, soft drinks, bottled water, beverages, etc.
• Personal expenses like tips, telephone calls, laundry, etc.
• Any meals/services not mentioned above
• Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances like landslides, road blocks, bad weather, etc.
• Travel insurance

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Valley of flowers family trek
  • Duration:7 Night/8Days