Valley will open in 2015 surely it is opened for public in 2014 for 6 days in October.
Valley of flowers open in 2014 end of the season
Valley of flowers was reopened to public on 4th October, 2014 after the completion of construction of 2.6 km of trek between Ghangaria and Valley of Flowers. Valley of flowers will remain open only up to 10th October, 2014 after that it will be closed. The news is important for the trek to Valley of Flowers in 2015. People who are willing to visit Valley of Flowers in 2015 can plan their visit safely now.
Valley of flowers was closed after the floods in June, 2013. Ghangaria became accessible in 2013 itself but the valley remained inaccessible as 2.6 km trek was washed off in flood. Generally Public works department of state of Uttarakhand was responsible for the maintenance of trek but the damage was so large that the trek could not have been made from the same route. The new trek has to be rerouted and the land belongs to forest department. The construction work could not be started till early September, 2014 as the forest department did not get any grant from Government of India.
We were in constant touch with PWD officials till May, 2014 and they were assuring that the valley will open by June this year but after a joint survey by PWD and forest officials along with District Magistrate, Chamoli District in first week of June it was decided that the trek will be laid by forest department only. Forest department got the budget only in first week of September. The construction of the new trek was given on contract to locals and they did a great job in completing the total work in just 20 days.
We are still awaiting the latest pictures of the newly constructed trek from our connections in Ghangaria. The new trek is almost one km longer than the old trek and bit tougher also as you need to climb more and come down again to reach the heaven.
Bridge over Alaknanda at Govindghat has also been constructed. This is a motor-able bridge authorities are constructing road from Govindghat to Pula, it will reduce the total trek from Govindghat to Ghangaria by 3 km once the road is completed.
The departures of 2015 are announced, if you are interested you can book early, we are giving discounts now.