Brief Description OF VALLEY OF FLOWERS TREK
Valley of Flowers is one of the magical wonderlands on earth. It is situated in western Himalayas at a height of 10500 to 12000 feet, in the state of Uttrakhand, India. Discovered by Frank S. Smyth the Valley of Flowers is snow covered for much of the year and hence remains inaccessible. It is accessible for about four months in a year. (From June to September).
The Valley of Flowers was declared a national park in 1982. In the year 2005 it was declared as a world heritage by UNESCO under nature category. There are about 650 types of different plant species found here. These include some of the very rare plants like Ladies Sleeper Orchid, Blue Poppy, and Braham Kamal etc. You will find a dense forest of Bhoj Patra also in the Valley and on the other side of Pushpawati River.
Valley of Flowers changes its colors almost every day. If you visit the Valley repeatedly every week you will find different color of valley every week. To feel this effect kindly watch pictures below which are taken in different months. People from all over the world come here to see this majestic natural beauty.
Valley of Flowers cycle:
It starts in the month of May when snow starts melting and the seeds buried under snow last year starts germinating and by the month of July Valley will be in full bloom. It continues to be in full bloom for till August and different types of flowering plants keeps coming and dying with the passage of time. Due to this the valley keeps changing its colors almost every day. We at bluepoppyholidays.com have experienced this phenomenon and recommend that if you are going to the valley more than once you should go in different seasons to experience the effect. You will experience an altogether different Valley of Flowers. Valley of Flowers information page
Valley of Flowers in four different seasons.
The Valley is snow clad for much of the year. In the month of April snow starts melting and seeds germinate by June. By the mid July, Valley of Flowers is in full bloom.
Valley remains in full bloom till mid August and after that the plants starts maturing. By the end of August the color of the valley changes from lush green to peach green color. By September, Valley of Flowers changes its color to more yellow and brown and slowly the green shade vanishes. By September last week most of the flowers changes to seeds and berries. Even berries of most of the flowers are very beautiful.
You may visit the VALLEY any time from July to September, but your experience will totally depend on the month you are visiting. But Valley of Flowers is always beautiful