The most attractive of all Himalayan flowers, the blue Primula can be seen blooming in 1000s in the valley. To reach the valley one has to trek from Govind Ghat, on the way to Hemkund Sahib, upto Ghangaria, 12 kms ahead. The valley is about 5 kms from Ghangaria. The high altitude serine lake, known as Hemkund ( 4329 mts.) lies in heavenly surroundings. A steep trek from Ghangharia leads one to this spot in about 4 - 6 hours. It is an important pilgrimage for both Hindus and Sikhs, as well as for people from other faiths. There is a Sikh Gurudwara and a Lakshman temple built on the bank of the lake.
Encircled by seven snow clad peaks and their associated glaciers, it reflects its surroundings enchantingly on its crystal clear serene waters. The glaciers from Hathi Parvat and Saptrishi peaks feed the lake and a small stream called Himganga flows out of this lake.
Day 01: Haridwar
Arrival Railway Station, Meet and Assist, transfer to your Hotel. Visit Har-ki-Pauri for Ganga Aarti in evening. Back to your hotel, Dinner and Night halt.
Day 02: Haridwar - Joshimath (276kms/8hr)
Morning, drive straight to Joshimath enroute visit Deoprayag, Rudraprayag and Karnprayag. On Arr. Joshimath, Check in Hotel. Overnight stay.
Joshimath :- Adi Guru Shankaracharya, who came all the way from Kerels in the 8th Century A.D, perform penance under a tree here and after getting enlightenment, established a Math (religious centre), known as "Joshimath". The name Joshimath is derived from it. Temple of Narsingh and Nav Durga are located here.
Day 03: Joshimath - Govind Ghat (22kms drive) - Ghangaria (13kms/4hr Trek)
Drive to Govindghat, Trek Start from here to Ghangaria (3000 mts). Check in Hotel.
Ghangharia/Govinddham :- 5 Kms. situated in the midst of a pine grove Ghangharia serves asa base for visiting Hemkund Shaib. It is the last human habitation in the valley. A tourist Lodge, log huts, tents and a Gurudwara provide comfortable accommadition. .
Day 04: Ghangaria - Hemkund Sahib - Ghangaria (5.5kms/5hr each side)
Early morning, trek start from here to Hemkund Sahib. Return back to Ghangaria after Darshan. Overnight stay.
Gurudwara Hemkund Shaib :- This imposing star-shaped structure of stone and concrete masonry is one the shores of the lake. An outlet behind the Gurudwara is source of the Lakshman Ganga. Temple of Lord Lakshman : A small temple nearby, dedicated to Lord Lakshman.
Day 05: Ghangaria - Valley of Flower - Ghangaria (3kms/3hr each side)
Valley of Flower was discovered by Frank Smith while on the Expedition to Mt. Kamet. This picturesque Valley covered by rare species of flowers and a wide variety of Butterflies, Musk Deer, Thar and serow are found here. Back to Ghangaria.
Day 06: 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 07: Rudraprayag - Rishikesh - (140kms/5hr)
Early morning, Drive to Rishikesh. Visit Rishikesh Local Sight Seeing & Temples. Later drive to Hardwar. Check in Hotel. Overnight stay.
Day 08: Haridwar
Morning after breakfasttfast start rafting trip ,Lunch,later transfer to Railway Station Haridwar Tour Terminate.