Himalayas are the youngest and tallest mountains on earth. Indian Himalayas spread from northern most part of India i.e. Jammu and Kashmir to Eastern most part Assam. The design or spread of Indian Himalayas makes them home to variety of flora and fauna. Northern most part is barren land and known as cold desert while eastern Himalayas receives highest rainfall and are kind of humid subtropical. The lower Himalayas called Shivaliks fall in the category of subtropical climatic zone.
Valley of Flowers is located in Chamoli Garhwal in the state of Uttarakhand, in NDBR region (Nanda Devi Bioshpere reserve). About 595 kilometres from Delhi, the altitude of valley Uttaranchal varies from 3,200 m to 6,600 m.
The stunning landscape of the Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve in northern India’s state of Uttarakhand, bordered by Nepal and Tibet, comes alive with the monsoon rain. This high-altitude Himalayan valley has around 300 different varieties of alpine flowers, which appear as a bright carpet of color against a mountainous snow capped background.
Few details for those who are planning to go for this beautiful Monsoon Trek in the Himalayas
What is the Valley of Flowers Best time?
Valley of Flowers Best time is from July August and September. Valley of Flowers trek in June the entire valley is covered under thick snow as the snow starts melting the plants germinate and by the time monsoon arrives they start blooming.
What is the Valley of Flowers Trek difficulty
Valley of Flowers trek difficulty level is of moderate because of the given distances and challenges of monsoon trekking. Valley of flowers trek facilities make it suitable for everyone as you will be staying in Hotels in Govindghat and Hotels in Ghangaria. The Hemkund Sahib Trek route have lot of eateries and restaurants.
What is the Valley of Flowers Height?
Trek starts form Govindghat and you trek for 14 kms and reach Ghangaria and after staying one night you trek to Valley or Hemkund Sahib. Valley of Flowers height is around 3400 meters and Hemkund Sahib Height is 4633 meters.
Do Valley & Hemkund Sahib are done together?
Hemkund Sahib Trek starts from Ghagaria or Govinddham, Hemkund Sahib distance from Ghangaria is 6 KMs. Hemkund Sahib trek Difficulty is challenging as it a steep trek of 6 Kms one side.
Brief Itinerary Day 01: Rishikesh – Govindghat (276kms/8hr) Day 02: GovindGhat – Ghangaria (13kms/6hr Trek) Day 03: Ghangaria – Valley Of Flowers – Ghangria (5 kms one side/4-5 hrs) Day 04: Ghangaria to Hemkund Sahib Trek and return to Ghanghria (6 Kms one side 6 Hrs) Day 05: Ghangaria – Govindghat (13kms trek down) Visit to Badirnath (Optional) Day 06: Govindghat – Haridwar- (280kms/10hr)