How to Reach from Badrinath to Valley of Flowers?
Nestled in the Garhwal region of the Himalayas, the Valley of Flowers is not only a scenic destination, but holds prime importance in religion due to its proximity to several religious sites. One of the most popular of these religious sites is Badrinath. Many trekkers first take the route from Govindghat to Badrinath, arrive back in Govindghat after the darshan, and start their trek to the Valley of Flowers. To plan your trip from Badrinath to Valley of Flowers, you’ll have to trek for 25 km as compared to 18 km from Govindghat.
A not-so-difficult trek, Valley of Flowers is spread in 87.5 sq. kms. of lush landscape with the backdrop of snowy mountains. The dense alpine forests allow you to soak in the panoramic views of the snow clad glaciers on your way to the valley. On your way, you even come across some of the least explored areas of the Himalayan region. The smiling faces of the helpful hill people depict their simplistic lifestyles in today’s modern world.
Badrinath to Valley of Flowers
As mentioned earlier, the distance between Valley of Flowers and Badrinath is 25 km. However, this does not mean that you have to trek all the way. You can take a taxi from Govindghat to Badrinath. It’s a one-hour ride, and you can come back on the same day. From Govindghat, your 18 km trek to the Valley of Flowers starts. Elderlies and kids can also take ponies or a helicopter service to Ghangaria, the basecamp, just 4 km from the Valley of Flowers.
A trek to this scenic destination is on every nature lover’s bucket list. If you’re planning a trip soon, here’s a detailed map to help you understand the geography and routes. Just click here.