Valley of Flowers is a fairy-land situated high in the Himalayas of the Uttarakhand, at an altitude of 3,600 meters above sea-level, protected by snow-white mountains. Unknown to humans, for centuries this enchanting valley lay frozen throughout the colder months, and burst into its youthful beauty every year, as the snow melted with the advent of summer. Every year, the valley was splashed with color as it bloomed with 100s of kinds of flowers, taking on various shades of colors as months progressed. The valley is home to many celebrated flowers like the Brahmakamal, the Blue Poppy and the Cobra Lily. It is a much sought after haunt for flower-lovers, botanists and of course trekkers, for whom a sufficient excuse to embark on a mission to reach a place, is that it exists. The Valley of Flowers trek has a lot of tales around it. Stories are usually about travelers falling unaware from the heavy scent of flowers on the valley floor. Whatever be the stories there is a grain of truth in them. It is rare to find a valley so full of flowers.
For those who desire to explore ravenous ridges, the fragrance of flowers and idyllic rural life in one go, it will be apt to plan a tour to Valley of Flowers. The mesmerizing destination is located on the upper expansions of Bhyundar Ganga in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand.
Day 01: Rishikesh - Joshimath drive 8-9 hours
Morning after breakfast, drive to reach Joshimath (1890 Mt ) which is the winter abode of Lord Badrinath. The entire drive is along the Alaknanda river. Lunch enroute, Evening arrive at Joshimath and check into the hotel for meals and overnight stay.
Day 02: Joshimath - Govind ghat - Ghanhariya trek 5-6 hours
After breakfast one hour drive to Govindghat (1828 mt ). Start trekking to reach Ghangaria(3049 mt ) with packed lunch. Ghangaria is also known as GOVIND DHAM, It is the base camp for visiting Hemkund Sahib and Valley of Flowers.Arrive and camp. Meals and overnight camp.
Day 03: Ghanhariya - Valley Of Flowers - Ghanhariya Trek 6-7 hours
Morning after breakfast start trek to Valley of flowers. The frist part of the trek is through thick forest along the Pushpavati river. Later we trek in the open meadow. Arrive and explore the area. After encounter rare flowers Brahmkamal , Blue poppy, Potentilla, and hundreds of others, Latter back to camp. Meals and overnight camp.
Day 04: Ghanhariya - Hemkund lake - Ghanhariya Trek 6-7 hours
Morning after breakfast we trek to Hemkund, One of the finest high altitude lake in the Himalayas, and pilgrimage for Sikhs and Hindu as well. The entire trek today is uphill till we reach Hemkund. Explore the area and trace your steps back to the base camp. Meals and over night camp.
Day 05: Ghanhariya - Govind ghat/Joshimath trek 4-5 hours
Morning after breakfast trek down to Govind Ghat. Lunch enroute. Arrive and commence drive to Joshimath. Evening visit the market. Meals and over night hotel.
Day 06: Joshimath - Rishikesh drive 8-9 hours
Morning after breakfast drive to Rishikesh, lunch enroute. Arrive Rishikesh. Tour terminates upon arrival at Rishikesh.