One of the most beautiful and mesmerizing treks, Valley of Flowers is set at a height of 12,000 feet above sea level. Most trekkers prefer to club Hemkund Sahib Valley of Flowers treks. If you club these treks, you’re not only able to visit the sacred religious site, but also able to see hundreds of species of alpine flowers blooming in the valley.
Both Hemkund and Valley of Flowers remain open between May and September. From October to May, these destinations are cut-off from other parts of Uttarakhand due to heavy snowfall. In 1982, Valley of Flowers was declared a National Park, and since then it has been one of the most visited trekking destinations in the country. It is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Hemkund Sahib Valley of Flowers Trek Combined
A trek to the Hemkund Sahib takes you through scenic, mesmerizing trails throughout. You will not only pass through dense alpine forests, but also watch snow clad mountains setting the perfect backdrop for your trek.
From Govindghat, the starting point, it’s a 14 km trek to Ghangaria, which is the basecamp for both Hemkund Sahib and Valley of Flowers. This part of the trek can be covered on dolis or mules. There’s also a helicopter service from Govindghat to Ghangaria. The first 3 km of the trek are pretty steep.
From Ghangaria, you can only trek to the Valley of Flowers. It’s a 4 km trek to the Valley, and isn’t very steep. Once you’ve soaked in the mesmerizing beauty of the valley, you head down to Ghangaria to take rest overnight. The next morning, you can start your journey for a 6 km trek to Hemkund Sahib. This is a steep trek and it’s better to plan it under the guidance of seasoned trekkers.
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