The valley of flowers lies between 3300 and 3650 meters above sea level and is a nature lover’s heaven. It stretches for roughly 6 kilometers from Bhuindhar village and spans an area of 87 square kilometers. The valley is abundant in flowers and contains the world’s greatest collection of wildflower species. The Pushpawati River meanders across the verdant valley. The valley is ablaze with exotic flowers from June until early September.
The Valley of Flowers Trek was relocated from Govindghat, about a 22-kilometer drive from Joshimath, and enticed guests with natural hues and faith. . The trail continues to Ghangaria along the Alaknanda River, with a mild rise through an evergreen forest with a diverse assortment of Himalayan trees. Sikh pilgrims traveling in both directions utilize the trail strategically positioned with cafes along the way. Despite being traversed by hundreds of people every day, the trail is immaculate.
The trail splits in two after Ghangaria. The Valley of Flowers is on one road, and Hemkund Sahib is on another. The trail to Valley of Flowers National Park passes through various natural settings, including gurgling streams, ridges, forests, and the majestic sight of distant towering peaks.
Highlights of a Visit to the Valley of Flowers National Park
- Confluences, Crystal Clear Lake, Verdant Valley, Snow Clad Himalayan Peaks, and many more can be found in Haridwar, Rishikesh, Joshimath, and Gurudwara of Hemkund Sahib.
- Trekking at a low height with vast canyons, expansive views, and bright colors.
- Snow-capped peaks, cascading waterfalls, lush green meadows, and a rainbow of wildflower colors.
- Rare views of the indigenous people’s ancient culture.
August and September: As the snow melts in May, new plants germinate and grow until August. Until mid-August, a large number of flowers are in bloom. August and September are the best months to see the most blooms, and September is the last month to visit the Valley of Flowers. Plants and flowers begin to dry out and scatter their seeds for the following season.
What is the location of the Valley of Flowers?
Valley of Flowers National Park is a national park in India located at a high altitude in the West Himalayas. It is known for its endemic alpine flower meadows and the variety of flora that can be found there. They form a distinct transition zone between the two together. They form a unique transition zone between the Zanskar and Great Himalayan mountain ranges. The park covers a total area of 87.50 km2.
The Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve (223,674 ha) encompasses both parks and is flanked by a buffer zone (5,148.57 km2). Since 2004, this Reserve has been part of the UNESCO World Network of Biosphere Reserves.
Trekking in the Valley of Flowers (Detailed Itinerary)
Day 1: Delhi- Haridwar- Rishikesh
Transfer to the Delhi railway station in the morning and board an AC train to Haridwar at 06:50 hrs. Meet our guide in Haridwar and transfer to Rishikesh, where you will check into your hotel. Evenings are free for recreational activities.
Day 2: Rishikesh – Joshimath
Prepare for a journey to Joshimath via Devprayag by eating an early breakfast. Visit Devprayag along the way, where the holy Bhagirathi and Alaknanda rivers meet. Check into the hotel in Joshimath in the evening. Stayed at the hotel for dinner and the night.
Day 3: Oshimath – Govindghat
After an early breakfast, get ready for a drive to Govindghat today. Govindghat is where we will begin our trek. A moderate track leads to Ghangaria from here. Check into your hotel when you arrive in Ghangaria. Stayed at the hotel for dinner and the night.
Day 04: Ghangaria – Valley Of Flowers – Ghangaria
Trek from Ghangaria to Valley Of Flowers (3858 m) after breakfast. Trek back to Ghangaria after taking in the splendor of the valley. Stayed at the hotel for dinner and the night.
Day 5: Ghangaria- Hemkund- Ghangaria
We will begin trekking (7 kilometers) in the morning to reach “HEMKUND SAHIB.” One of the most important Sikh shrines in the world. Trek down to Ghangaria in the afternoon for an overnight stay. The evening is yours to rest and unwind.
Ghangaria – Govind Ghat – Joshimath – Rudraprayag (130 km/5-6 hours)
Trek down to Govind Ghat in the morning and then travel to Srinagar via Joshimath, Chamoli, and Rudraprayag. Check into your hotel as you arrive. Stayed in the hotel for dinner and the night.
Day 6: Rudraprayag – Haridwar – Delhi
Drive to Haridwar after breakfast in the morning. Visit Devprayag on the route (Confluence of rivers Bhagirathi and Alaknanda; the holy Ganges start). Transfer to the railway station in Haridwar and take the train to Delhi at 18:15 hrs. By 22:45 hrs., you should be in Delhi.