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VALLEY OF FLOWERS TREK
Start & End Point:-
Haridwar to Haridwar
9 July To 14 July 2016.
₹ 9,500 +Service Tax.
How to Reach:-
By Air :-
Jolly Grant Airport is the airport serving Dehradun, located about 48 km from the Haridwar. There is a daily flight from Delhi for Dehradun.
By Train :-
From Mumbai - Dehradun Express (19019)
The most beautiful of all Himalayan flowers, the blue Primula can be seen blooming in thousands in the valley. The best time to see the valley in full bloom is from mid July to mid August.To reach the valley one has to trek from Govind Ghat, on the route to Hemkund Sahib, upto Ghangaria, 12 kms ahead.Few furlongs ahead of Ghangaria the trek route to the valley takes a detour towards left. The valley is about 5 kms from Ghangaria. The high altitude serine lake, known as Hemkund
( 4329 mts.) lies in heavenly environs. A steep trek from Ghangharia leads one to this spot in about four to six hours. It is an important pilgrimage for both Hindus and Sikhs, as well as for people from other faiths. There is a Sikh Gurudwara and a Lakshman temple built on the bank of the lake. Encircled by seven snow clad peaks and their associated glaciers, it reflects its surroundings enchantingly on its crystal clear serene waters. The glaciers from Hathi Parvat and Saptrishi peaks feed the lake and a small stream called Himganga flows out of this lake. As alluded to, in the holy Granth Sahib, Guru Govind Singh, the tenth Guru of the Sikh faith had meditated on the bank of this lake in one of his earlier births. It is widely believed among Sikhs that Guru. Govind Singh introduced the features now universally associated with Sikhism. On 15th April
1699, he started the new brotherhood called the Khalsa (meaning the pure, from the Persian word 'Khales') an inner core of the faithful, accepted by baptism (amrit). The five K's' date from this period: kesh (uncut hair) kangha (comb), kirpan (dagger or short sword), kara (steel bangle),
and kachh (boxer shorts).
Valley of flowers trek Highlights:-
Views of awesome summits of Rataban peak and 14kms expanse of beautiful valley
Valley changes its colors every fortnight during the month of July & August because different flowers bloom at fortnight interval.
Day 1 :- Haridwar - Joshimath 235km
Day 2 :- Joshimath - GovindGhat - Ghangaria Trek 22km
Day 3 :- Ghangaria - Hemkund - Ghangaria 7km
Day 4 :- Ghangaria - Valley of Flower - Ghangaria
Day 5 :- Ghangaia - GovindGhat – Badrinath- Joshimath
Day 6 :- Joshimath- Haridwar.
Day 1 (Valley of flowers trek) - Getting to base camp of Valley of Flowers - Govind Ghat.
Plus Valley Adventure arrange a pickup and drivers will meet you at Haridwar railway station at 5 am in the morning and we will start our scenic drive to Govindghat via Devprayag, Rudraprayag and Joshimath. Govindghat is a starting point of valley of flowers trek 2016. Enroute we will be crossing Devprayag, which is a holy city and confluence of the Bhagirathi and Alaknanda rivers, after this the rivers become the holy Ganges. We Arrive at Govindghat by the evening and check into a hotel. Dinner & overnight stay. Get a good night’s sleep as tomorrow our Valley Of Flowers trek starts. We will also try and reach Govindghat and stay in Hotel.
Day 2 (Valley of flowers trek) – Ghangaria.
The Valley of flower and Hemkund Sahib Trek begins at Govindghat, after crossing the swinging bridge over Alaknanda River. The zigzag trekking trail straightens through an ascending valley full of apricot trees, terraced fields and vegetation. The trail leads into the beautiful Bhyundar valley
alongside the Laxman Ganga River. During the trek you will cross two small beautiful villages Pulna and Bhyundar. From Bhyundar village take a right turn to another beautiful trek of know as Kakbhusandi Lake trek. The entire 14 Kms trek from Govindghat to Ghangaria is full of natural splendors including cascading waterfalls and natural water springs. After crossing Laxman Ganga the trek on right bank continues through the dense forest but becomes little steep. Trek for another 1 hour and you will reach Ghangaria, check into hotel.
Day 3 (Valley of flowers trek) – Valley of flowers.
Today after an early breakfast we start our trek towards the Valley Of Flowers (3858 m) from Ghangaria. After a 3 Kms trek crossing the bridge and coming to left bank we will reach first small stream which marks the start of Valley of flowers which is an enchanting sight with an impressive array of rare alpine wildflowers like blue poppy, Cobra Lily, Geranium, Marsh etc.. The valley is 14 Kms long, 2 Kms wide, and is divided by the Pushpawati stream, into which several tiny streams and waterfalls merge. Trek up to the Joan Margaret Legge and return back at the big rock near the first stream we will have lunch and return to Ghangaria. After absorbing the beauty
of the Valley Of Flowers we trek back to Ghangaria. Dinner & overnight stay at the camp/hotel.
Day 4 (Valley of flowers trek) – Hemkund Sahib.
Get ready for an arduous Hemkund Sahib Trek which a 6 Kms steep trek which takes around 6 hours. The Hemkund Sahib trek is full of enchanting views of the Himalayas and on the way you will be crossing numerous waterfalls and streams. When you are trekking to Hemkund Sahib please note that you cannot stay at Hemkund Sahib after 2 PM because weather changes very rapidly here. Hemkund Sahib perched at an elevation of 4,329 mts above sea level, Hemkund Sahib is the highest Gurudwara of Sikh community.
Day 5 (Valley of flowers trek) – Govindghat.
We trek back to Govindghat via the same route. Upon arrival at Govindghat check into a hotel and rest.
Day 6 (Valley of flowers trek) – Haridwar.
Early morning we drive back Rishikesh/Haridwar. Lunch enroute. Arrive Rishikesh/Haridwar by evening. Trek ends with a mosaic of colorful memories.
1. Accommodation. (Guest house, Home stay, Camping)
2. Meals while on trek (Veg.)
3. Trek equipments.
5. First aid medical kits and oxygen cylinder.
6. Qualified & experienced trek Leader, Guide and Support staff
7. Transport from Haridwar to Joshimath and return.
1. Any kind of personal expenses.
2. Food during the transit.
4. Mules or porter to carry personal luggage.
5. Anything not specifically mentioned under the head Price Includes.