Valley of Flowers trek itinerary


Valley of Flowers Trek | Detailed trek itinerary of Valley of Flowers trek.

This is an itinerary for Valley of Flowers trek starting from Haridwar and back to Haridwar.

Valley of Flowers trek | Day 1

Haridwar to Govind Ghat, 300 Kilometers, By Road, 10-12 Hrs.

The upper river is Mandakini coming from Kedarnath and other one is Alaknanda coming from Badrinath. After this point they together are called Alaknanda, which meets Bhagirathi river at Dev Prayag. Mandakini flows with a slow pace compared to Alaknanda.

The upper river is Mandakini coming from Kedarnath and other one is Alaknanda coming from Badrinath. After this point they together are called Alaknanda, which meets Bhagirathi river at Dev Prayag. Mandakini flows with a slow pace compared to Alaknanda.

Valley of Flowers trek trip starts at Haridwar. We will pick you up from a predetermined place at Haridwar in a Tempo Travellor or Mini Bus and drive towards our trek starting point i.e. Govind Ghat. Full Day Road journey along with river Alaknanda. On the way we will see Devprayag and Rudraprayag. (Provided we have extra time and the group is punctual)

It is Devprayag and left Side is river Bhagirathi coming from Gangotri (Greenish Shade) and the other one is Alaknanda coming from Badrinath.

It is Devprayag and left Side is river Bhagirathi coming from Gangotri (Greenish Shade) and the other one is Alaknanda coming from Badrinath.

Alaknanda further flows down to DevPrayag and meets River Bhagirathi to form river Ganga.

Devprayag is the place where river Bhagirathi meets Alaknanda and after this it is called Ganga. At Rudra Prayag river Alaknanda meets river Mandakini and after meeting they are called Alknanda. Alaknanda further flows down to Devprayag and meets River Bhagirathi to form river Ganga. See the pics on the sides.

Full day journey, lunch on the way and reach Govindghat by the evening. Govindghat is the trek starting point. It is situated on the bank of river Alaknanda. Watch beautiful scenes in the evening. Sleep early to get up early in the morning.

Valley of Flowers trek | Day 2

Govind Ghat to Ghangria, 13 Kilometers, Trekking, 6-7 Hrs by trekking.

(PONNIES AND PORTERS ARE AVAILABLE, YOU MAY ALSO TAKE HELICOPTER)

Waterfall near Pulna Village | This water fall seen after walking 5-6 Kilometers towards Ghangria village. To see video of this fall you can visit our Gallary page.

This water fall seen after walking 5-6 Kilometers towards Ghangria village. To see video of this fall you can visit our Gallary page.

This is a view after walking 7 kilometers towards village Ghangria. One need to trek towards this snow clad mountain for trekking to Kag Bhusandi Lake (a high altitude lake)

This is a view after walking 7 kilometers towards village Ghangria. One need to trek towards this snow clad mountain for trekking to Kag Bhusandi Lake (a high altitude lake)

Get up early in the morning. Have breakfast and start trekking by 7 am towards village Ghangria. Lunch on the way. You will see lots of beautiful scenes on the way. Trekking will be along river Pushpawati (That flows through The Valley of Flowers).

You will see a waterfall, falling at a height of 180 meters(590 feet). See left side image.

For the first 9 Kilometers river Pushpawati will be on our right side and then we cross the river. We will have lunch on the bank of the river just before crossing the river.After crossing the river the last 4 kilometers are bit steeper. Total altitude gain in today’s trek will be approximately 1.5 Kiometers.

We will reach Ghangria by evening, those who are more energtic can accompany us to a beautiful waterfall near to the village and watch some rare birds and especially tailless rat found in abduance here.

Valley of Flowers trek | Day 3

Ghangria to Valley of Flowers and back to Ghangria, 13-14 Kilometers Trekking, 7-8 Hrs.

This is the day you will see the most beautiful place on this earth.

Pushpawati river bed in Valley of Flowers. We will have our lunch here, right in the middle of the river. Kindly observe a pink shade on the river bed also. This pink shade is of a colony of a beautiful flower.

Pushpawati river bed in Valley of Flowers. We will have our lunch here, right in the middle of the river. Kindly observe a pink shade on the river bed also. This pink shade is of a colony of a beautiful flower.

Get up early in the morning. Have breakfast and start trekking by 7 am towards Valley of Flowers. At the official enterence gate you need to take Ticket for the enterence, which is valid for three days. It costs only Rs. 150 for Indian citizens and Rs. 450 for non-Indians

Water fall near Ghangaria village. This water fall is visible near the enterence of Valley of Flowers. This picture was taken by us on 4th July, 2011. You can see a big glacier near the water fall.

Water fall near Ghangaria village. This water fall is visible near the enterence of Valley of Flowers. This picture was taken by us on 4th July, 2011. You can see a big glacier near the water fall.

you have entered a no men land. You dont have to carry drinking water, as all water flowing is drinkable. No human activity so no pollution.

Just in front of the enterence gate you will see a nice waterfall. Picture on right side.

Soon after entering the valley’s check point you will start witnesing the power and silance of nature. All the sounds you will listen will be of water flow, chriping sound of birds and small creatures. You have entered a no men land. You dont have to carry drinking water, as all water flowing is drinkable. No human activity so no pollution.

You should target for having Lunch at Pushpawati River Bed (Watch the picture above) For this you need to be bit fast and should not waste lot of time in clicking photographs. Last year only 30-40 % of the people in our groups reached this point. But we were 90% of the people reaching Pushpawati river bed. This point is six and half kilometers from Ghangaria. So you need to trek 14 kilometers in total.

We are unable to explain the experience in words. Even no media is sufficient to explain the real experience.

You need to visit Valley of Flowers to have real Heaven like experience.

Valley of Flowers trek | Day 4

Ghangria to Shri Hemkund Sahib and back to Ghangaria, 12 Kilometers, Trekking, 8-9 Hrs.

Get up early in the morning. Have breakfast and start trekking by 7 am towards Shri Hemkund Sahib. Shri Hemkund Sahib is a Gurudwara, a famous pilgrimage of Sikh Religion. As a nature lover you can see this high altitude lake.

Hemkund Sahib is the worlds highest gurudwara. A very beautiful lake, with snow clad mountains throughout the year. This is a summer season picture.

Hemkund Sahib is the worlds highest gurudwara. A very beautiful lake, with snow clad mountains throughout the year. This is a summer season picture.

BRAHAM KAMAL and BLUE POPPY : They both are rare flowers in the World. Brhamkamal has a special significance in Hindu religion. Japaneese, specially come to Valley of Flowers to see BLUE POPPY.

BRAHAM KAMAL and BLUE POPPY : They both are rare flowers in the World. Brhamkamal has a special significance in Hindu religion. Japaneese, specially come to Valley of Flowers to see BLUE POPPY.

The lake is at a height of 13500 ft above sea level. Fantastic scenes on the way. This is the steepest of the trek till now. Six kilometers on one side. You will see Brahamkamal, Blue Popies and Vajardanti flowers on the way.

The lake is at a height of 13500 ft above sea level.

Valley of Flowers trek | Day 5

Ghangria to Govind Ghat, 13 Kilometers, trekking, 5 Hours AND Govind ghat to Badrinath, 20 Kilometres, By road, 1 hour

Get up early in the morning. Have breakfast and start trekking by 6 am back towards Govind Ghat. Lunch at Govind Ghat. We will move to Badrinath by road. This road journey is very thrilling. Waterfalls and rivers crossing the road. You will love to see the real power of flowing river Alaknanda. Great scenes all over.

The Badrinath Tample.

The Badrinath Tample.

Neel KAnth Peak. TRUE GOLD....! This snow top is clicked in the early morning, just behind the Badrinath tample. There are many such hill tops you can enjoy watching in the morning.

TRUE GOLD….! This snow top is clicked in the early morning, just behind the Badrinath tample. There are many such hill tops you can enjoy watching in the morning.

We will straight way reach village Mana by road passing Badrinath. We will check in hotel only after visiting village Mana

You will love to see the starting point of river Saraswati at Mana.

You will love to see the starting point of river Saraswati at Mana. It is a very beautiful scene. This village is just 3 kilometers from Badrinath. You will love it. You may also see Vayas Gupha.

After coming back to hotel, freshen up and visit to Shri Badrinath Tample. You may also like to take bath at hot water springs near the tample. There are hot water tanks, which are filled continuously by hot water spring. Visit tample today only as tomorrow you need to start by 6 in the morning.

Valley of Flowers | Day 6

Badrinath to Haridwar, 320 kilometers, 10-12 hrs.

This is the last day of the trip. Early morning departure from Badrinath, breakfast and lunch on the way. Reach Haridwar by evening. We will take leave here.

Zig Zag road while coming back from Badrinath. This scene is somewhere 20 kilometers from Joshimath.

Zig Zag road while coming back from Badrinath. This scene is somewhere 20 kilometers from Joshimath. You can see Alaknanada river in the back

Though tired you will be filled with a different kind of energy. Some of you may like to continue moving back to your home in night, While others may want to stay at Haridwar for a night.

Hope you will enjoy the trekking to The most beautiful place in the world. Come with us we will take you to this wonderful palce.

This itinerary is indicative only. Actual itinerary may be different. kindly ask for detailed itinerary and read all terms and condtions before booking for the tour with us.

Valley of Flowers National Parks, Uttrakhand, India


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Trip to Valley of Flowers starts from Haridwar. Start early by 5 AM from Haridwar to ensure reaching Govindghat by evening. First Halt will be for breakfast and after breakfast we may have a short halt at Devprayag.


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Valley of Flowers trip starts from Haridwar. You need to start very early in the morning on day 1 so you should reach Haridwar atleast a day before start of the trip. This day ideally you should reach by evening so that you can see Ganga Arti at Har ki Paudi.

how to reach Valley of Flowers

This page explains you how to reach Valley of Flowers from New Delhi. What are the different ways of transport available on the way, what are the different ways available to skip trekking. On which day the ponies and porters available and when the helicopter will be available between Govindghat and Ghangaria.

how to reach Valley of Flowers

The last rail head is Rishikesh but no express train goes to Rishikesh so the last rail head becomes Haridwar. One needs to start the road journey from Haridwar early in the morning so as to complete the total motor able part of the journey in a day.

Best time to visit Valley of Flowers

Detailed analysis of what is the best time to visit Valley of Flowers with picutes and videos of the valley in different seasons. Valley of Flowers is accessible only for four months in a year and changes its colors, weather and the flowers very rapidly in these four months so it is very important to know what is the best time to visit Valley of Flowers.

Best time to visit Valley of Flowers

Valley of Flowers is our passion and we started this site as a hobby and we have started organizing tours to the valley 5 years back. The author of this website Mr Devkant Sangwan accompanies you to the valley personally so that you do not miss out anything. Read our upcoming tours to the valley and if interested to join us please contact us.

Photo Gallery

Photo gallery of valley categorized according to flowers with their colors (Detailed properties, flowering season and where you will find these flowers in the valley has also been given), landscape gallery, gallery of earlier groups taken by us to the valley. These group galleries are also important to decide about the best time to visit as you can see the landscapes in the background in different dates. A must visit page to see the real beauty of the valley.

14 comments on “Valley of Flowers trek itinerary
  1. shieney says:

    hi

    we are a group of 5 and we are planning to visit Valley of Flowers in mid august. can you please send me the detailed itinerary and the total cost of the trip

  2. Neha sharma says:

    I m planning for a family trip to badrinath in june last. How far Valley of Flowers is from badrinath? I googles it and it shows only 12 mins distance. Is it true? Or do i really need trekkng from govindghat.

  3. Teena Khanna says:

    We are 2 people and looking for schedule starting 20th july.

  4. Sheetal says:

    Hi,

    We are a group of 3 to 4 and would like to visit the Valley of Flowers around 20th July. Could you please let me know if you have any departures that time? Also please sent the itinerary and cost details.

    Cheers!

  5. Sangeeta says:

    Would love to visit Valley of Flowers in mid july or august

  6. sagarika says:

    if we want to take pony for mom can that be arranged? also are ponies available for hemkund saheb and Valley of Flowers?

    • Devkant Sangwan says:

      Ponies are easily available at the start of the trek between Govindghat and Ghangaria and between Ghangaria and Hemkund Sahib. Ponies are not allowed in the Valley of Flowers.

  7. Ms Vidya Godbole says:

    I am interested in doing this trek either in 2015 or 2016. I would like to spend one extra day in admiring the Valley of Flowers- will you be able to arrange it for me ?

    • Devkant Sangwan says:

      We already have one extra day for the Valley of Flowers in our normal itinerary. If you want to stay for one more day (3rd day) you need to leave the group.

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