The basecamp for one of the most scenic destinations in north India, Ghangaria is at a height of 3,049 metres. The last inhabited village in the valley, Ghangaria weather isn’t as cold as the Valley of Flowers This tiny village is set on the banks of Lakshman Ganga river. It also serves as the basecamp for Hemkund Sahib. Just like the Valley of Flowers, this village is also accessible from May to September. During winter, it’s completely covered under snow and it’s almost impossible to reach Ghangaria from Govindghat or other nearby towns.
From December to February, this village remains completely covered by snow. The skies clear around March and the climate remains pleasant through April. During May and June, Ghangaria weather is hot and sunny. Treks to the Valley of Flowers start during this period. From July to August, heavy rains bring full bloom in the valley, and Ghangaria sees a lot of tourists and trekkers. September is the last month you can visit Ghangaria, before it closes for the winter season.
Since the helicopter service started from Govindghat to Ghangaria, it has been easier to plan a trek to the Valley of Flowers. However, during the peak season, heavy rains may affect the service due to bad weather conditions. Nevertheless, the helicopter service has made it easier for elderlies and kids to witness the mesmerizing beauty of the valley.
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