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Valley Of Flowers Trek

7 Days
  • 14,200 ft
  • 50 km
  • Moderate
  • Summer - March to May / Monsoon - July to September
  • Able to run 5 km in under 38 mins before your trek.
  • Haridwar Railway Station
  • Tata Sumo/Mahindra Bolero
  • Comfortable Camping tents with sleeping bags and mats/Guest house/Home stay
  • All meals during the trek
  • 18
  • 60

About Valley of Flowers

The Valley of Flowers Trek is a mesmerizing journey through the enchanting meadows of the Valley of Flowers National Park in Uttarakhand, India. Spread over an area of 87.50 square kilometers, the valley is a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its incredible biodiversity and stunning natural beauty.

Historically, the valley remained hidden from the outside world until it was discovered by British mountaineer Frank S. Smythe in 1931. It was later declared a national park in 1982 to preserve its unique ecosystem.

The valley is famous for its diverse range of alpine flowers, including rare species like the blue poppy and the brahma kamal. The sight of thousands of flowers carpeting the meadows is truly awe-inspiring.

The trek takes you through picturesque landscapes, dense forests, and gushing streams, offering breathtaking views of snow-capped peaks, including the mighty Nilgiri Parbat. It also provides an opportunity to spot wildlife such as musk deer, Himalayan black bear, and various bird species.

The valley holds religious significance as well. It is believed to be the place from where Lord Hanuman collected the magical Sanjeevani herb during the epic Ramayana. There is a temple dedicated to Lord Hanuman near the entry point of the valley, attracting devotees.

The Valley of Flowers Trek is a memorable experience for nature lovers, photographers, and adventure enthusiasts, offering a glimpse into the untouched beauty of the Himalayas and its floral paradise.

Valley of Flowers National Park Trip Highlights

  • Vibrant floral wonderland: Experience the breathtaking beauty of thousands of alpine flowers.
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site: Trek through a recognized natural and cultural treasure.
  • Rich biodiversity: Discover diverse plant and animal species in their natural habitat.
  • Pristine waterfalls: Encounter picturesque waterfalls cascading down the valley's slopes.
  • Peaceful meadows: Relax in the serene and tranquil meadows dotted with colorful flowers.
  • Sacred Hanuman Temple: Visit the temple dedicated to Lord Hanuman near the valley's entry point.
  • Challenging yet rewarding: Test your trekking skills on the steep and scenic trails.
  • Rare floral species: Spot elusive flowers like the blue poppy and brahma kamal.

Valley of Flowers Trek (Detailed Itinerary)

In the morning transfer to Delhi railway station and take an AC train for Haridwar at 06:50 hrs. After arriving in Haridwar meet our guide and transfer to Rishikesh, and check into your hotel. Evening time is free for leisure activities. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Take an early breakfast and get ready for a drive to Joshimath via Devprayag. En route, visit Devprayag where the pious Bhagirathi and Alaknanda rivers meet. Reach Joshimath in the evening and check into the hotel. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

Today, get ready for a drive to Govindghat after taking an early breakfast. Govindghat is our starting point for the trekking? From here, there is a gradual trail to Ghangaria. Arrive at Ghangaria and check into your hotel. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

After breakfast trek to Valley Of Flowers (3858 m) from Ghangaria. After enjoying the beauty of the valley trek back to Ghangaria. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

In the morning, we will start trekking (7 Km) to reach “HEMKUND SAHIB”. One of the most prominent Sikh shrines. In the afternoon trek down to reach Ghangaria for an overnight stay. The evening is free for rest and relaxation.

In the morning trek down to Govind Ghat and from here drive to Srinagar via Joshimath, Chamoli, and Rudraprayag. On arrival check into your hotel. Dinner and overnight stay in the hotel.

In the morning after breakfast drive to Haridwar. On the way visit Devprayag (the Confluence of river Bhagirathi and Alaknanda; from here the holy Ganges start). On arrival at Haridwar transfer to the railway station and board the train for Delhi at 18:15 hrs. Arrival at Delhi by 22:45 hrs.

Physical Fitness

Who can participate

1. Age; 10 years.
2. First timer can apply; previous trekking experience is more appreciated.
3. The climber must be fit and have sufficient stamina to cover 5 km of distance in 30 minutes without stress.
4.  The climber should be able to carry a 10-15 kg backpack.

Health Awareness

1 Pulse rate at rest must be between (60 to 90 beats per minute)
2. Blood Pressure Reading must be in between (DIASTOLIC 75 – 85, SYSTOLIC 100 – 130 mm Hg)
3. The respiratory rate at rest must be between (12 to 20 breaths per minute)
4. Should not have Liver and kidney issues
5. Should not have Diabetes Mellitus, Bronchial Asthma, Epilepsy, Heart problems, Very High blood pressure, etc
6.No pacemaker implant
7. People with Sinus issues please contact to trek coordinator before booking the trek
8. If your BMI is not normal, Please contact our Trek coordinator before Trek booking.

Note

1. Junior trekkers (below 15 years) should have the company of a parent/guardian.
2. Trekkers between 15 to 18 years can come solo with the disclaimer form signed by a parent/guardian.

What's Covered and What's Not

The Cost Includes

  • 1. Pick-up or Drop-off service from Rishikesh to Joshimath (in our own vehicle)
  • 2. Food all along the trip (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and a cup of coffee or tea)
  • 3. Trek equipment (Sleeping bag, mattress, Kitchen & dining tent, crampon, utensils, tent)
  • 4. Accommodations during the trip in the lodge with a family environment
  • 5. First Aid Medical Kit(Your guide will carry the Medical Kit but we also advise you to bring yourself for your own use, as far as possible)
  • 6. All the required permits and paperwork and entry fees
  • 7. Dedicated customer support team is available 24/7 to assist clients with any issues or concerns that they may have during the Tour.

The Cost Excludes

  • 1. Porter/Mule charges for carrying personal luggage.
  • 2. Personal expenses like tips, telephone calls, laundry, etc.
  • 3. Food during transit.
  • 4. Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances like landslides, roadblocks, bad weather, etc.
  • 5. Alcohol, soft drinks, beverages, etc.
  • 6. Your travel and medical insurance
  • 7. Services not mentioned or not promised by the agent/agency
  • 8. Airfare or train tickets to reach the starting point of the tour

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is the Valley of Flowers Trek?

The Valley of Flowers Trek is a popular trekking route in Uttarakhand, India, known for its stunning alpine meadows and diverse flora.

How long is the Valley of Flowers Trek?

The trek is typically around 6-7 days long, depending on the itinerary and pace of the trekking group.

What is the best time to visit the Valley of Flowers Trek?

The best time to visit is from July to September when the flowers are in full bloom.

Is prior trekking experience required for the Valley of Flowers Trek?

The trek is suitable for beginners and does not require prior trekking experience.

What is the difficulty level of the Valley of Flowers Trek?

The trek is considered moderate in difficulty, with some steep ascents and uneven terrain.

Are permits required for the Valley of Flowers Trek?

Yes, permits are required, and they can be obtained from the Forest Department or local authorities.

Are there any age restrictions for the Valley of Flowers Trek?

There are no specific age restrictions, but participants should have a reasonable level of fitness.

Is camping allowed during the Valley of Flowers Trek?

Yes, camping is a part of the trekking experience, and there are designated campsites along the trail.

Are there restroom facilities along the trek route?

Restroom facilities are limited, and trekkers usually use natural surroundings while practicing Leave No Trace principles.

Is drinking water easily available during the Valley of Flowers Trek?

Drinking water can be sourced from streams and springs, but it is recommended to carry water purification methods.

Is there mobile network connectivity along the trek route?

Mobile network connectivity is limited or unavailable for most parts of the trek

Are there any medical facilities available along the trek route?

Basic medical facilities are limited, so it’s advisable to carry a first aid kit and any necessary personal medications.

Are there any wildlife sightings during the Valley of Flowers Trek?

It is possible to spot some wildlife, including various bird species and Himalayan animals.

What should be included in the packing list for the Valley of Flowers Trek?

Essential items include trekking boots, warm clothing, rain gear, a backpack, a water bottle, sunscreen, and a first aid kit.

Is there electricity available along the trek route?

Electricity is limited or unavailable along most parts of the trek route.

Can the Valley of Flowers Trek be done during monsoon season?

It is possible, but caution is required due to heavy rainfall and increased risks of landslides.

Are there any cultural or historical attractions along the trek route?

The trek passes through traditional Himalayan villages, offering a glimpse into the local culture and way of life.

Is it possible to visit Hemkund Sahib during the Valley of Flowers Trek?

Yes, Hemkund Sahib, a famous Sikh pilgrimage site, is located near the Valley of Flowers and can be visited during the trek.

Is it safe to trek solo on the Valley of Flowers Trek?

While solo trekking is possible, it is recommended to trek with a guide or a group

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Trek Policies and Guidelines

Why trekkers should take Trek  Insurance?

If someone falls or gets hurt during a trek, the appropriate course of action would depend on the severity of the injury and the location of the trek.

Note: – dbtrekker will not pay for any trekker’s rescue or medical expenses on trekking

All this cost will have to be paid by Trekkers or by whom you have got insurance done.

But we will do every measure to give safety or comfort to our trekkers, Himalayan Hikers team will help by calling the rescue team for trekkers and taking them to the main road head hospital

Guideline for Trekkers 

If the injury is minor, such as a cut or scrape, the trek can usually continue with basic first aid treatment. The injured person should clean and bandage the wound and take any necessary pain relief medication. If the injury is more serious, such as a sprain or broken bone, the trek may need to be paused, and the injured person may need to be evacuated to receive medical attention.
The responsibility for paying for any costs associated with a trekker’s injury or accident will depend on a number of factors, such as the terms of the trekking company’s insurance policy and the specific circumstances surrounding the incident. In some cases, the trekker may be responsible for their own medical expenses, while in others, the trekking company or insurance policy may cover some or all of the costs.
It’s important to carefully read and understand the terms and conditions of any trekking company or insurance policy you’re considering and to ask questions if anything is unclear. Additionally, taking steps to minimize the risk of injury, such as following safety guidelines and being prepared with appropriate gear and supplies, can help reduce the likelihood of needing to pay for medical expenses.

However, in general, it is important to have travel insurance that includes coverage for medical expenses and emergency evacuation in case of injury or illness during the trek. This is especially important when trekking in remote areas like the Himalayas. It is the responsibility of the trekker to ensure that they have adequate insurance coverage and to be aware of the risks involved in trekking at high altitudes

Refund & Cancellation Policy

Here is the Cancellation Policy of dbtrekker

Make your booking one or two months prior in advance. If you cancel the trek due to any reason, it is mandatory to notify us. Cancellation charges will only be effective from the date we get your request to cancel the trek.

If the trek gets canceled from our side due to any reason (heavy snowfall, rainfall, natural disaster, etc.) then the refund will not be initiated but we will arrange another trek.

The cancellation charges are as follows –(Bank charges deducted are not Refundable)

Up to 30 Days – 90% cost is Refundable

Between 21 to 30 Days – 50% cost is Refundable

Less than 20 Days – No Refund

(Refund is initiated within 7-8 business days)

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  • 14,200 ft
  • 50 km
  • Moderate
  • Summer - March to May / Monsoon - July to September
  • Able to run 5 km in under 38 mins before your trek.
  • Haridwar Railway Station
  • Tata Sumo/Mahindra Bolero
  • Comfortable Camping tents with sleeping bags and mats/Guest house/Home stay
  • All meals during the trek
  • 18
  • 60