Valley of flowers trek is an ultimate destination for every trekker who wants to trek in the Himalayas. The Valley of flowers is settled high in the Himalayan valley in Chamoli region of Uttarakhand. This simple trek has increased impressive universality in trekking groups as a beginner’s trek in Uttarakhand trekking circuit.
The Valley of flowers trek in the Himalayas was announced as a national park in 1982 and it’s a UNESCO world legacy site. The trek begins from Govindghat a little place on Haridwar – Badrinath Street. It has a couple of lodgings and a Gurudwara. You can reach Govindghat following a 10-hour lengthy drive from Haridwar. The Valley of blossoms treks first leg is trekking from Govindghat to Ghangaria; following day it is possible that you can trek to valley of blooms and come back to Ghangaria. One can likewise club Hemkund Sahib trek with Valley of flowers trek. Hemkund Sahib Trek course occupies the check-post of the valley of blossoms and goes straight. The Hemkund Sahib course is a precarious and a troublesome 6 Kms tough trek from Ghangaria.
Valley of flowers trek Highlights:
Valley of flowers trek and Sikkim is prestigious for its variety of high blossoms. The perspective of marvelous summits of Rataban crest and 14kms breadth of the wonderful valley. Valley changes its hues each fortnight amid the month of July and August in light of the fact that diverse blossoms sprout at fortnight interim.
To achieve the Khiro valley for trekking, there is a 25km motorable street from Joshimath to Benakuli town on the national parkway to Badrinath. At that point comes a three-km trek to Khiro town, which is spread over a region of around 4 sq km. This valley too has more than 300 types of blooms developing in it. There can be extra touring on route to the Uniyani Devi sanctuary and Uniyani Lake moreover.
Another trek course being arranged is a 16-km stretch in Santopath valley in front of Mana town close China outskirt (47km from Joshimath). Taking a temporary route from Badrinath sanctuary, the vacationers can appreciate waterfalls, frosty moraines, lavish meadows, rich Birchwoods and edge stroll crosswise over Santopath Lake.
Chinab valley trek is another momentous trek, say tourism authorities. The aggregate range of Chinab valley is around 5 sq.km and it is in the lap of a mountain known as Sona Shikhar. The whole region at 3200-4000 meter is decorated with blooms mid summer.
Day 01: Rishikesh – Joshimath (276kms/8hr)
Morning, drive to Joshimath by means of Devprayag. In transit visit Dev Prayag where Bhagirathi and Alaknanda waterways meet. From here the blessed stream Ganges began. Evening so as to land in Joshimath, register with the inn. Supper and overnight stay.
Day 02: Joshimath – Govind Ghat (22kms drive) – Ghangaria (13kms/4hr Trek)
Drive to Govindghat, Trek Start from here to Ghangaria (3000mts). Check into Hotel. Ghangaria/Govinddham: 5 Kms. arranged amidst a pine woods Ghangaria serves as a base for going by Hemkund Shaib. It is the last human home in the valley. A vacationer Lodge, log shed, tents and a Gurudwara give agreeable accommodation.
Day 03: Ghangaria – Valley Of Flowers – Ghangaria (5 km one side/4-5 hrs)
After breakfast trek to Valley Of Flowers (3858 m) from Ghangaria. The valley is a charming sight with a great exhibit of uncommon wildflowers like Geranium, Marsh marigold, Primula, Potentilla, Geum, Asters, Lilium, Ranunculus, Corydalis, Inula, Braham Kamal, Campanula, Pedicularis, Arisaema, Morina, Impatiens, Bistorta, Ligularia, Anaphalis, Saxifrages, Sibbaldia, Thermo-psis, Trollius, Codonopsis, Dactylorhiza, Cypripedium, Strawberry, Epilobium, Rhododendrons and various others. A large portion of the blossoms has therapeutic values as well. The valley is 10 km in length, 2 km wide, and is partitioned by the Pushpawati stream, into which a few little streams and waterfalls consolidate. In the wake of getting a charge out of the magnificence of valley trek back to Ghangaria. Supper and overnight stay at the lodge.
Day 04: Hemkund-Ghangaria
After breakfast trek to Hemkund Sahib (4329 m) from Ghangaria. This is a significant steep climbing. In the Sikh sacred book, The Granth Sahib, the Sikh Guru Gobind Singh relates that in a past life, he reflected on the shores of a lake encompassed by seven snowcapped mountains now perceived by Hemkund. Late evening trek back to Ghangaria. Supper and overnight stay at the inn.
Day 05: Ghangaria – Govindghat (13kms trek down) – Rudraprayag (145kms/5hr)
After 13 Kms trek from Ghangaria to Govind Ghat, drive to Rudraprayag from Govind Ghat. Check in Hotel. Overnight stay.
Day 06: Rudraprayag – Rishikesh – (140kms/5hr)
Early morning, Drive back to Rishikesh.
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