Valley of Flower Trek

Grade **Mild trek 
Seasonal **15th June - 15th Oct
Trekking expedition
The unusual valley flanked in either side by lofty peaks that remain snow capped round the year. The Pushpavati River, emerging from the glacial resources of Ratvan peak, cuts through the Valley to divide in two. The Valley is nearly 10 Kms. in length and 2 Kms. in width, at an elevation ranging between 3000 to 4000 mts. More than 500 species of rare wild flowers bloomed here, which is an important happening for the botanist and trekkers in the region

 

Valley of Flowers Tour Package

Duration : 07 Nights / 08 Days
Destinations : Delhi-Rishikesh-Joshimath-Ghangharia-Valley of flowers-Hemkund -Rishikesh-Delhi

Day1:-Delhi-Rishikesh
On arrival at Delhi international airport/Railway station departure for Rishikesh
Rishikesh is also known as gateway to the Char Dham. Char Dham is four popular holy temples on the hills (Kedarnath, Badrinath, Gangotri, and Yamunotri) Thousands of people attracted every year to Rishikesh for spiritual relief, peace, learn yoga, adventure and to take a dip for salvation. The famous among them were Beatles, Kate Winslet and many more others celebrities. It is believed that by meditation in Rishikesh one can get "Moksha" (liberation from the cycle of death and rebirth) as well as holy dip in the river Ganges


Day2:- Rishikesh-Joshimath
Early morning departure to Joshimath (253kilometers). On arrival in Joshimath and transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel
Joshimath Or Jyotirmath is a holy town in the lap or actually in high Himalayas of Uttarakhand state of India,on the banks of Ganga -its Alaknanda branch .It was the place from where the revival of Hinduism took place and the Adi Shankaracharya 632AD laid foundation stone of Mission of uniting Hinduism across the vast country by establishing four Matha Monasteries at four corners of the country-Dwarka in west ,Kanchi in south ,Puri in the east -and this place Joshimath Jyotirmath being the first in north . Today we find old worn off temples and Three Shankara charyas who have never met each other ..have fought since years for the GADI or the post of the Chief of the monastery..Nor have they met the other Chief tains of Hinduism many of the same titles to discuss any thing worth while or challenges facing Hinduism ,a function given to them by their master-Adi Shankara 632 AD.onwards.. They all need to be meet with many more such leaders to guide the 21st century hindu towards facing the challenges of this century and guide them,unite them all...as their master did 1400 years ago.. The way Narsimha Temple here is managed leaves much to be desired for the great temples and artifacts of Hinduism the place


Day3:- Joshimath - Ghangriya
Drive to Govindghat and 14 kilometers trek to Ghangharia. On arrival at Ghangria check in at hotel. Overnight at hotell
Ghangaria is the starting point of the trek to the Valley of Flowers, and the Sikh Pilgrim center of Hemkund. Ghangaria has facilities for transit accommodation where one can get porters and other logistical facilities such as horses. To reach, one has to trek 21 km from the main motorable road. The trekking is not very easy; the area is at an altitude of approximately 10,000 ft.


Day4:- Gangriya - valley of Flowers
Early morning trek to Valley of flowers and later return to to Ghangharia (10 KM Trek) (Overnight at valley of flowers is prohibited by the forest department, Government of Uttarakhand ). Overnight at hotel.
Valley of Flowers is U-shaped alpine valley, formed by retreating glaciers, remains snow-covered from November to May. When the ice thaws in June, the valley is rich with herbs, medicinal and flowering plants, which burst into a profusion of colour in July and August. The month between mid-July and mid-August is the ideal time to visit. The Valley got publicised as the Valley of Flowers when Frank S, Smith - mountaineer, explorer, botanist camped here for several weeks in the monsoon of 1937 and wrote a book, The Valley of Flowers.


Day5:- Gangriya-Hemkund- Ghangriya
Early morning trek to Hemkund and later return to Ghangharia (15 KM Trek) (Overnight at valley of flowers is prohibited by the forest department, Government of Uttarakhand ). Overnight at hotel.
Earlier Hemkunt Sahib was known as 'Lokpal' by the local inhabitants, meaning the sustainer of the people. Hemkunt Sahib was mentioned in the autobiography of Shri Guru Gobind Singh. However, the site remained hidden for more than two centuries. It was the famous Sikh historian and poet, Bhai Santokh Singh (1787-1843) who narrated the story of Dusht Daman, which literally suggests the 'vanquisher of evil', a name chosen for Guru Gobind. He also described the 'tapasthan' or the place of worship.


Day6:- Gangriya - Joshimath/Badrinath
Morning trek back to Govindgaht and later drive to Joshimath/Badrinath (14kms Trek + 46Kms Drive). On arrival at Joshimath/Badrinath check in at hotel. Overnight at hotel.


Day7:-Joshimath - Rishikesh
Early morning drive from joshimath to Rishikesh, Check in at hotel, night stay


Day8:-Rishikesh - Delhi
Early morning 240 Kms drive to Delhi, Tour Concludes