Valley of Flowers Trek

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8499.00

Duration

6 days

Tour Type

Overview

Introduction of Valley of Flowers Trek

Myths and legends encountered reality when British mountaineers, Eric Shipton, Romilly Holdsworth, and Frank Smythe, got lost and reached the Valley of Flowers – a true paradise. They went for the famous Mount Kamet expedition and entered the Bhyundar Valley during their sensational descent. The trio discovered this particular valley instead of arriving in the Mana Village.

According to the Hindu folklore, the Valley of Flowers is believed to be the garden of Lord Indra. It is, therefore, often called Nandan Kanan. A high valley sculpted due to the glacial action of Pushpawati River, and running in the east-west direction along the river. The Pandavas named the river Pushpawati when they caught sight of flowers moving on the waters.

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Tour Information

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ITINERARY

Duration: 10 Hours

Distance: 300 Km

The journey to the Valley of Flowers starts at Haridwar. The one-day road trip will help you admire multiple emerald rivers. Lunch is organised by your guide. Located at the bank of Alaknanda River. Govindghat is perhaps the beginning point of the Valley of Flowers trek. Enjoy the beautiful scenes around. Take rest for the journey next day. Rishikesh is the nearest railway station – 270 km away from Govindghat. Dehradun is the nearest airport – 300 km away from Govindghat.

Duration: 6 Hours

Distance: 14 km

Try leaving immediately after breakfast. You have to start your trek by 8 am to reach the Ghangaria Village at a desired time. The whole route is filled with picturesque locale, from small lakes to calming waterfalls. The path generally winds around Lakshman Ganga River. Ghangaria is an important stopover. The travellers can go for nature walks, and dig into the wilderness around. Please use bamboo sticks to trek from Govindghat and reach the Ghangaria Village.

Duration: 2 Hours

Distance: 3 km                              

On the third day, you have to trek to the Valley of Flowers. Get ready for a short climb, aesthetically appealing landscapes, and moderate gradient. At first, the Rataban peak will welcome you. On the lefthand side, you will see the Nar Parvat, and on the righthand side is the deep birch forest.

The Valley of Flowers is an integral part of Nanda Devi National Park and Reserve, which lies in the UNESCO recognised biosphere reserves. Seven out of ten trekkers have the Valley on their bucket list. The panoramic views of Himalayas will surely leave a profound impact on your heart.

The urban cacophony has taken a serious toll on all our lives. A trek to the Valley of Flowers is perfect for people who love peace and solitude. The fragrance of flowers, chirping of birds, and refreshing air blend together to make everything memorable. The cherry on the cake is there is zero pollution out here.

Head back to Ghangaria that day.

Duration: 3 Hours

Distance: 6 km

Leave for Hemkund Sahib early. A gorgeous lake and snowclad mountains make this place spiritual as well as serene. Blue Poppy and Brahma Kamal are the rarest species of flowers you will find here.  Expect the steepest climbs. Once you reach Hemkund Sahib, please soak as much beauty you can. Relish hot tea at the Gurudwara. Also, pay a visit to the Laxman Mandir. Head back after having lunch.

Duration: 6 Hours

Distance: 14 km

On the fifth day, you have to trek to Govindghat. Lying on the banks of Alaknanda River and with Neelkanth Peak in the background, this holy place is the perfect destination for people into spirituality. On your way, you have to cross sulphur pools and breath the unpolluted air. Move back to your lodge and take rest.

Duration: 10 Hours

Distance: 300 km

After having breakfast, please head back to Haridwar from Govindghat. Your trek to the Valley of Flowers ends here.

You can customise your tour package. The fees depend on the kind of accommodation and group size. Generally, you have to pay around Rs.9800 along with 5% GST. The trekking organisation will arrange transportation from Haridwar to Govindghat and back. Meals provided are nutritious, tasty, and vegetarian. You are given insurance for hospitalisation and evacuation. The policy covers your itinerary of a week.

Inclusion

  1. Transport support from Haridwar to Govindghat and same for return.
  2. All meals starting from dinner on day 1 to breakfast on day 6
  3. Professional mountain guide, professional cook, experienced staffs
  4. Basic first aid kits
  5. Forest Department’s charges
  6. Guest houses and hotels accommodations throughout the trip on a triple sharing basis.

Exclusion

  1. 5% GST on trek cost
  2. Transport to reach Haridwar from hometown and return
  3. Accommodation in Haridwar
  4. Any transport support during the trip other than those specified in Inclusions
  5. Any expenses for medical treatment of injury or accident before, during or after the journey
  6. Food items purchased by individuals at local canteens on the trek or during the drive
  7. Any early return travel costs or accommodation except for the days as per the itinerary
  8. Package excludes porter/mule charges for personal luggage
  9. Any cost arising due to unforeseen events like bad weather, roadblocks, medical evacuation, etc

Tour Amenities

Accommodation
All Meals
Forest Permit
Guide
Transportation

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Trip Policy

  • Booking can be done by online-bank transfer and UPI in company’s account.
  • Booking amount is 30% of total trek fee.
  • 30 Days or more before date of departure: 30% of total cost.
  • 20 days before date of departure: 100% of total cost.

Before departure from starting point(as mentioned in our tour package), if a trip is called off from our side due to a natural calamity/unforeseen circumstances (like rains, snowfall, earthquake, landslides, strike etc.), full paid amount will be refunded.

In case you wish to cancel your trip, kindly send us an email info@detouradventures.com

Cancellation charges per person

  • Cancel before 30 days of trek start date and get refund after deduction of 5% on booking amount
  • Cancel before 20 days of trek start date and get refund after deduction of 15% of total trek fee.
  • Cancel before 10 days of trek start date and get refund after deduction of 40% of total trek fee.
  • Trek fee is non-refundable if you cancel within 9 days before trek start date.
  • Trek fee is non-refundable if a trek is called off due to a natural calamity after departure from the starting point.

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