Walk to Himalayas - Valley of Flowers

Walk to Himalayas - Valley of Flowers

 

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About Us

Welcome aboard! Thanks for taking the time to find out a little more about us. We are a travel house based from Mumbai and are a bunch of passionate travelers who help you explore Himalayas and Wildlife Reserves of our magnificent India! Be it Ladakh, Uttarakhand, Sikkim or Himachal we help you unfold the most unique memories! Photograph a panorama, stroll on a bed of ice, and enjoy the iridescent beauty over a cup of hot chai... Cozy up in the most comfortable accommodations, surrender to Mother Nature, lose yourself outdoors and let your spirit fly... Be it a relaxed holiday or an action packed adventure and aquaventure, a romantic set out or a corporate tour, we are committed to taking care of all your travel arrangements and to making your trip an experience of lifetime. We design for you the time of your life, your way! Unlike travel agents, we are like minded friends designing not just a vacation but a wholesome experience for you to remember forever! We are not here for mere business. We are a passionate bunch of travellers with our roots in Himalayas, so it helps you to explore this land even better with us. We have our quest for exploring unmapped, uncharted places. We visit the places ourselves, stay in the hotels. So before we recommend anything to you, we have already been there, done that. With more than eight years of exploration behind us, we have developed a vast network of experts and contacts across India. We tap into these resources when crafting our itineraries to create unique and exciting opportunities for our clients. A resolute commitment for quality is at the core of our DNA. We are dedicated to ensure your travel is customised and taken care of precisely. The immaculate detail to which we customize your trip is what makes us unique. Be it recommending some local cuisine or taking you on late night jungle drives to share the thrills we have experienced or suggesting a local pundit in a 7th century ancient temple - we help you unfold the most unique memories. Once you have been spoiled with world-class comfort,savored the scrumptious local cuisine and indulged in best of adventure with us, you'll find it more than a little difficult to return to your everyday life. So come and explore the most beautiful destinations. Be it leisure, adventure (trekking, wildlife trips etc.) we will ensure you have the most memorable trip of your lifetime! Our Sustainable Travel Philosophy As an organization that seeks to inspire others to care about the planet. Walk to Himalayas is committed to sustaining the character and integrity of each place we visit - its environment, culture, heritage, and the wellbeing of its residents. We strive to protect the sites we visit, support local economies in our choice of accommodations and services and increase our clients' understanding and appreciation of people of varied customs and traditions through meaningful cultural exchange. “smallstepstowards a big difference”

About Valley of flowers:

Valley of Flowers, the name itself exudes a sense of epic, like a land of deities, immortals and the undeads. A paradise of misanthropesthat promises prolonged lack of contact with what we optimistically call “civilization”. Nevertheless, if one has to experience nature in its most pristine form, this is the place to be in. Spread over 87.5 square kilometers (55 miles), this park is a part of the Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve, a UNESCO world heritage site. This high-altitude Himalayan valley which bursts into bloom during the monsoon season from mid-July through August. The glacial valley, ranging from 11,000 to 14,000 feet (3,353 to 4,267 meters), is protected from cold northern winds by 22,000-foot (6,706-meter) peaks, giving it a unique climate. Its dry mornings and misty afternoons promote more than 300 species of flowers, including poppies, orchids, and vast stands of rhododendron, which appear as a bright carpet of color against a mountainous snowcapped background. Valley of Flowers, and in fact the entire route leading to it, is a photographer’s paradise. You don’t have to scratch your head and ponder over angles, frames, exposure, composition and everything that haunts novice photographers.

Travel Itinerary:

Day 1:

Rishikesh – Joshimath Early morning reach Rishikesh railway station, there you would be greeted by our representative followed by a drive to Rishikesh. drive to Joshimath which is about 254 km away. Joshimath is a town in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand, at an altitude of around 6150 feet, and is the starting point for a number of treks. The famous ski resort of Auli is accessible from here via a ropeway. Joshimath is a sacred place because of the ashram that Adi Shankaracharya, an avid Hindu saint, established. During winters, the idol from Badrinath temple is brought down and housed here. On arrival in the town in the evening, transfer to the hotel for overnight stay.

Day 2:

Joshimath – GovindGhat – Ghangaria Trek Post a delicious breakfast at the hotel, embark on a 22 km drive to Govindghat. The town, about 5997 feet above sea level, is where your Hemkund Sahib trek starts from. From here, hike to the picturesque village of Ghangaria, which is located at an elevation of approximately 10003 feet above sea level. You will travel for around 14 km, and the excursion takes 6-7 hours. The trek starts right after you cross the bridge over the crystal clear waters of the Alaknanda River. It is roughly a 13 km journey, and you encounter a gradual ascent throughout. Half of it involves walking parallel to the river, and halfway along it, you cross a bridge and move away from Alaknanda. As you reach near the village, you approach a flat meadow-type land, surrounded by conifer-covered mountains. On arrival in this beautiful place, check-in at the hotel for your overnight stay.

Day 3:

Ghangaria – Hemkund Sahib – Ghangaria After breakfast, begin a 5km steep climb for Hemkund which is a beautiful lake at a breathtaking altitude of 4,300 meters. . On the way, you will see a pretty waterfall on your right side, where you may click pictures. The Hemkund Shahib Gurdwara is one of most holy shrines for the Sikhs. You can see Brahmakamal, the state flower of Uttarankhand, on the way. Overnight stay at Ghangria. End your day with a good night's sleep.

Day 4:

Ghangaria - Valley of Flowers - Ghangaria Begin your Valley of Flowers trek from the village, post stepping out of the hotel. Just after a kilometre, you will reach the entry gate ofthe Valley of Flowers National Park, where you will buy tickets. Inside, the trail is lined with colourful flowers of numerous species, which make the excursion extremely spellbinding. Explore the valley to the fullest, relax by the gushing river, take photos and breathe in the pleasing scent of the flowers. In the evening, hike down the mountains as you make your way back to Ghangaria. After arriving here, transfer to hotel for an overnight stay.

Day 5:

Ghangaria - Rishikesh Early morning post breakfast leave for Rishikesh, which is 285 Km by road. Check in at hotel and retire for the day. It is one of the most holy cities in India. It is to be found in the Dehradun district of Uttarakhand. The whole place is considered to be sacred as it is believed that meditation at this place leads to attainment of salvation. There are many temples-some ancient, some new along the river Ganges. The River side is dotted by the ashrams of Sadhus and Sages. Rishikesh represents the site where Vishnu vanquished the demon Madhu. Do local sightseeing and reach on time for Arti at evening.

Day 6:

Rishikesh – Drop to railway station. Early morning, post breakfast leave towards Rishikesh station to board train on time.

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