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Who discovered the Valley of Flowers National Park?

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What’s one of the most popular treks in the country today was once unexplored terrain, completely cut off from the eyes of inhabitants in the mainland. It’s said that all those who wander are not lost. This saying held true for Frank Smythe, a British mountaineer who discovered the Valley of Flowers National Park.

 

In 1931, Mr. Smythe wanted to scale a peak called Kamet in Garhwal. On successfully completing the trek, he wanted to take a different route and found himself lost after taking the Western Pass. In all its poetic sense, it was a beautiful mistake that led him to the Valley of Flowers.

 

The Mythological Connection

 

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Beginning from Ghangaria, Valley of Flowers is not a stranger to legends and stories. It’s believed that the national park encompasses the same region that was visited by Lord Hanuman during his search for the much-needed ‘Sanjeevani’ to save Lakshman’s life.

 

Trekkers and backpackers have their own stories to tell. In 1939, Ms. Margaret Legge visited the valley as a botanist to conduct research on the blooming flowers. While she slipped and was lost forever, her sister visited the valley and raised a remembrance on the spot where Margaret Legge’s body was found. Even after heavy snow and changing seasons for about seven decades, the commemoration is still there.

 

The best time to visit the valley is from mid-July to end of August. Plan your trek ahead of time. Want some help with planning? Checkout a complete itinerary designed by seasoned trekkers to make the most of your trip to the Valley of Flowers National Park. Visit our FAQ section to get all the information you need.

 

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Valley Of Flowers Trek – Renok Adventures

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Join us on the Valley Of Flowers trek. In this adventure we trek to the enchanting Valley Of Flowers and the famous Hemkund Sahib

The snow on the Himalayas adds majesty to the mountains and the innumerable flower patches of vivid colors add to its beauty. When the sun shines hot on this field, thousands of flowers bloom here. This valley was unknown till a British mountaineer Frank Smythe first discovered this place. In 1931,  Smythe wanted to scale a peak in Garhwal called Kamet. While returning after successfully completing his mission he took the western pass and lost his way and reached this valley after many difficulties. Thus, was born the Valley Of Flowers Trek.

Trek Duration : 6 Days 5 nights

Destinations Covered in the Valley of Flowers Trek : Joshimath, Govindghat, Ghangaria, Haridwar, Rishikesh

Valley of Flowers Trek Cost : Rs 8950 + 5% GST (Haridwar to Haridwar) 

What’s Included :-

  • Accommodation (5 Nights Hotel Accommodation on triple sharing basis)
  • Meals while on trek (Veg) (Breakfast, Packed Lunch & Dinner)
  • First aid medical kits
  • Qualified and experienced Trek guide

What’s Not Included :-

  • Transport from Haridwar to Govindghat (Extra Rs 2000 Bothways)
  • Permit Fee for Indian Nationals
  • Meals in Govindghat and during the drive
  • Cost Escalation due to natural reason
  • Unscheduled stay due to landslide

Fixed Departures for Valley of flowers trek 2018

 (All departures for The Valley of flowers trek are ex Govindghat)

Valley of flowers trek 2018

      • 1st July 2018 (Open)
      • 2nd July 2018(Open)
      • 8th July 2018(Open)
      • 9th July 2018(Open)
      • 15th July 2018(Open)
      • 16th July 2018(Open)
      • 22nd July 2018(Open)
      • 23rd July 2018(Open)
      • 29th July 2018(Open)
      • 30th July 2018(Open)
      • 5th August 2018(Open)
      • 6th August 2018(Open)
      • 12th August 2018(Open)
      • 13th August 2018(Open)
      • 19th August 2018(Open)
      • 20th August 2018(Open)
      • 26th August 2018(Open)
      • 27th August 2018(Open)
      • 2nd September 2018(Open)
      • 3rd September 2018(Open)
      • 9th September 2018(Open)
      • 10th September 2018(Open)

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Itinerary Detail
Govindghat Day 1 – Drive from Haridwar to Govindghat via Joshimat and Devprayag (8-9 hrs)

We pick you up early in the morning at Haridwar Railway station. There are many ways to reach Haridwar by train,bus and by air (Reaching Haridwar). We drive to Govindghat from Haridwar via Joshimath and Devprayag. Devprayag is a holy city which is the confluence of the Bhagirathi and Alaknanda rivers, after this the rivers become the holy Ganges. We Arrive at Joshimath by the evening and check into a hotel. Dinner & overnight stay. Get a good night’s sleep as tomorrow our Valley Of Flowers trek starts. We will also try and reach Govindghat and stay in Hotel Bhagat Govindghat or similar to start the valley of flowers trek next morning.

Ghangaria Day 2 – Trek from Govindghat to Ghangaria (14 km, 3-4 hrs)

 

At Govindghat there is a gradual ascent along a well maintained pilgrim trail to Ghangaria. Upon arrival at Ghangria check into a hotel. Explore the surroundings in the evening. Dinner and overnight stay at Hotel.

Valley Of Flowers Trek Day 3 – Trek from Ghangaria to Valley Of Flowers and back. (5km one side/4-5 hrs)

Today after an early breakfast we start our trek towards the Valley Of Flowers (3858 m) from Ghangaria. The valley is an enchanting sight with an impressive array of rare wildflowers like Geranium, Marsh etc.. The valley is 10 kms long, 2 kms wide, and is divided by the Pushpawati stream, into which several tiny streams and waterfalls merge. After absorbing the beauty of the Valley Of Flowers we trek back to Ghangaria. Dinner & overnight stay at the hotel.

Hemkund Sahib Day 4 – Trek from Ghangaria to Hemkund and back.

In the morning we trek to Hemkund Sahib (4329 m) from Ghangaria. This is quite a steep climb. In the Sikh holy book, The Guru Granth Sahib, the Sikh Guru Gobind Singh recounts that in a previous life, he meditated on the shores of a lake surrounded by seven snowcapped mountains now recognized as Hemkund. Late afternoon trek back to Ghangaria. Dinner & overnight stay at the hotel.

Joshimath Day 5 – Trek from Ghangaria to Govindghat. Then drive back to Joshimath

We trek back to Govindghat and from here we drive to Joshimath. Upon arrival at Joshimath check into a hotel. Rest of the day is free to explore this picturesque area.

Haridwar Day 6 – Drive back to Haridwar.

Early morning we drive back Rishikesh/Haridwar. Lunch enroute. Arrive Rishikesh/Haridwar by evening. Trek ends with a mosaic of colorful memories.

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