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Best Monsoon Trek In Himalayas

Valley of Flowers Trek

June to October

₹ 7499+ 5% GST

“Not all those who wander are lost.”

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Highlights of Valley of Flowers

The valley is surrounded by a ring of peaks at about 20000-feet altitude that silently seems to guard the protected realm. They are almost like the physical manifestations of local deities. Dunagiri, Rishi Parvat, Kalanka, Nanda Khat, Nanda Devi East, Nilgiri Parvat, Rataban, Gauri Parvat, Saptasring and Nanda Devi are prominent among them. The valley bed is composed of crystalline rocks that contain quartz and mica, and the soil here is acidic, which helps it in retaining moisture.

Almost 73 per cent of its area, equalling about 6358 hectares, is under permanent snow as it is heavily glaciated. A mere 6 per cent or 429 hectares are covered by coniferous forests, and the remaining 1863 hectares (21 per cent) are alpine meadows. The sub-alpine mixed forests are characterised by trees, such as Pindrow fir, Himalayan yew, Himalayan maple, deodars, silver birch, oak and Morinda spruce. These forests are found up to an elevation of 11500 feet above sea level, beyond which the land is covered by alpine grasslands. This is the area with the greatest floral diversity, and at higher altitude only mosses and lichens grow amidst rocky slopes and glacial moraines.

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Easy to Moderate

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3600m

Joshimath to Joshimath

More than 500 species of flowers bloom in the World Heritage Valley of Flowers located in the Chamoli district. The valley was discovered in 1932 by the British mountaineer and botanist Franksmith.​

Valley of Flowers is considered to be one of the best places for trekking in Uttarakhand. Given exotic and rare Himalayan flora and fauna, the Valley of Flowers is a land of fragrance peacefully situated in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand. The trek to the Valley of Flowers goes through thick woodlands of deodar and pine forest and it goes along with the Pushpavati River. You will find various bridges, waterfalls and glaciers on your trekking route.  The Valley of Flowers is a fantastic trek for beginners especially. The world knows this! There has been numerous story rotating around this valley - generally about trekkers swooned by the fragrances of blooms in the valley. ​

The Valley of Flowers National Park is a major national park located in the state of Uttarakhand. This park is commonly referred to simply as the 'Valley of Flowers'. This park is 87.50 sq. km. Is spread across the area. It was declared a national park in 1982. Nanda Devi National Park and Valley of Flowers National Park have been jointly declared World Heritage Sites. The Valley of Flowers Garden is 275 km from the last bus stand in the Chamoli district. Is at a distance of. From here the distance of the entry point is 13 km. Is. Tourists visiting the park have a distance of 3 km. long and half a kilometre You can walk in the wide valley of flowers.
 

Do you know that the Valley of Flowers also changes its colour every two weeks?

 

This valley was discovered by the British climber Frank Smithe, who found this valley while climbing Mount Kamet in Uttarakhand. He mentioned in his book “The most beautiful valley I had ever seen among the noblest and purest mountains on earth”. You will find this quote a common one, but when you visit this place, you will say “Yes! He was right”. When you will enter this valley, you will find a huge mountain covered with alpine meadows and glaciers on the top and a valley fully covered with a variety of flowers.

 

July is the month when flowers start to grow after the first rain of summer. By the month of August and September, the valley of fully covered with colourful flowers all around. The Valley of Flowers in Chamoli district, spread over a distance of 87.50 sq km, is 8 km long and 2 km wide, located 3,658 meters in the Bhyundhar Valley. The Valley of Flowers is located in the region of ​​the Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve, with various glaciers, waterfalls and alpine meadows that welcome the explorer on their way to the valley. Ghangharia, a little ghat is located around 13 km from Govindghat, is the last human residence on the way to the Valley of Flowers.

Day 1 - Haridwar/Rishikesh – Govind Ghat/Joshimath

Rishikesh to Joshimath

Altitude - (1875m)  

Drive - 200 km

Time - 7 Hours

You will start your journey today. Jeep will take you to Joshimath where you will stay in the Hotel for the night. The total distance from Haridwar to Joshimath is 255KMS and it will take around 9-10 Hrs. We will recommend you to use public transport to Joshimath to save money. In case there is no bus to Joshimath, break your journey to reach your destination or go for jeeps like Tata Sumo and Max.

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Fixed Departures

July - 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

August - 6, 13, 20, 27

September - 3, 10, 17, 24

Why WTH for your upcoming Holidays?

An experienced tour operator, with a team of experienced adventure enthusiasts, ensure to give our clients well-designed trekking tour packages.

We are certified by major tour and travel associations in India and the world like IATA, IATO, TAAI, IMF & MOT (Ministry of Tourism, Govt of India).​

WTH has received numerous accolades from its happy customers for its excellent services and best adventure holidays

Day 2 - Joshimath to Govidghat to Ghangharia

Joshimat (1875 m) to Ghangharia (3050 m)

Driving and Trekking

Time - 6-7 Hours

Today, after having your morning breakfast. You will start your journey to Govindghat (20KM Drive), and then your trek will start from Govind Ghat till Ghangharia (10 Kms and 6-7 Hrs). You will spend your night in the Hotel or Homestay here in Ghangharia.

 

Trek is easy to moderate.

Day 3 - Ghangharia to Valley of Flowers to Ghangharia

Ghangharia (3050 m) - Valley of Flowers (3600 m)

Trekking

Time - 6-7 Hours

Today your dream will come true. You can start your trek in the morning towards the Valley of Flowers and you will come back to Ghangharia by night. It is approx. 7 km trek to and fro and it takes around 2-3 hours from one side.

 

Trek is easy to moderate.

Day 4 - Ghangharia to Hemkund Shahib to Ghangharia

Ghangharia (3050 m) to Hemkund (4329 m)

Trekking

Time - 5-7 Hours

If you want to go to Hemkund Shahib, you can start your trek early. Trek is very steep and it will take a whole day to return back to the hotel in Ghangharia.

Day 5 - Ghangharia to Govondghat/Joshimath

Ghangharia (3050 m) to Joshimath (1875 m)

Trekking and Driving

Time - 6-7 Hours

You will descend today toward Govindghat and drive till Joshimath.​

Day 6 - Govindghat/Joshimath to Haridwar/Rishikesh

Early in the morning you all will depart to Haridwar. 

Valley of Flowers and Hemkund Sahib 5 Nights Package

Cost Per Person

₹ 11999 (2 - 4 Persons) 

₹ 8999 (5 - 6 Persons) 

₹ 7499 (6- 9 Persons)

Included in the package

  • Certified Trek Leaders are provided to you by Walking The Himalayas. 

  • All the trekking essentials like Tents, Sleeping Bags, Gaiters, Crampons, Liners, Cutlery, etc.

  • All the staff members from team Walking The Himalayas are experienced that includes Guides, Cooking Staff, Helpers, Porters.

  • We promise our travellers to provide delicious, hygienic & nutritious meals during the trek that includes morning tea, breakfast, lunch, evening snacks & dinner).

  • Fully equipped medical kit, oxygen and safety equipment.

  • All forest permits and camping charges.

Not included in the package

 

  • Transport to and from Govindghat – Walking The Himalayas will arrange shared taxis for trekkers. These shared taxis will pick you up from Haridwar Railway Station Airpot. Taxi from Haridwar to Govindghat costs around Rs. 6000 - 8000 per taxi and Rs. 9000 - 11000 per tempo one way.

  • Food during transit to and from the base camp – Walking the Himalayas doesn't include meals purchased during the journey to Govindghat and back.

  • Backpack offloading charges – If you wish to offload your backpack, there will be an additional charge of Rs. 2100 - 2500. The backpack cannot weigh more than 9 - 10 kgs. Walking The Himalayas does not allow Suitcases/Strollers/Duffel bags during the trek, so if you are bringing these then you have to take care on your own. These charges can vary for last minute offloading in case you decide to offload your bag after reaching Govindghat (Rs.350 per day inclusive of taxes).

  • Personal expenses - Your trekking package doesn't include any kind of personal expenses. 

Cancellation

 

If your trek gets called off at the last moment due to a natural calamity/unforeseen circumstances (like rains, snowfall, earthquake, landslides, strike, bandh etc.) we will not refund your money. Instead of money, Walking The Himalayas will issue a trek voucher for the full amount. You can easily redeem that voucher for the same amount for any of the treks available at the same price. 

In case you wish to cancel your trek please email us at help@walkingthehimalayas.com

Cancellation charges are based on the total trek fee, irrespective of the amount paid either full or partial.

The cancellation policy of Walking The Himalayas is based on the original booking time and the original start date of the trek.

  • If you cancel a trek before 30 days of trek start date and get a full refund after deduction of 1.99% payment processing fee.

  • If you cancel a trek before 15 days of the trek start date and get a refund after a deduction of 20% of the total trek fee.

  • If you cancel a trek before 10 days of the trek start date and get a refund after a deduction of 40% of the total trek fee.

  • If you cancel a trek before 5 days of the trek start date and get a refund after a deduction of 60% of the total trek fee.

  • The Trek fee is non-refundable if you cancel within 4 days before the trek start date.

Trek cancellation due to weather:

  • In case of an incomplete trek due to weather conditions, you can opt for the same trek again throughout your lifetime on all our fixed departures for the same trek.

  • This attempt only covers the trek fee and will not include any rentals or the transportation amount paid earlier.

  • This is non-transferable.

What People Say About Trek

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heaven on Earth.. easy to moderate trek and millions of flowers. UNESCO world heritage site, a must-visit.

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Ruppa Venkat

Excellent. can't say in words. 

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Jyoti Mota

अनुपम,अतुल्य,अद्भुभूत, must go at least ones in a lifetime.