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Valley of Flowers Trekking

Valley of Flowers adventure trekking is distinctly momentous because it has much in store to allure the nature enthusiasts. Valley of Flowers trekking will take you to the upper expansions of Bhyundar Ganga in the far interior of Garhwal Himalayas. As though created by nature itself, the beauty of the park is enhanced by the Pushpawati river flowing in the vicinity overlooked by towering Rataban peak in the background. You will see more than 300 species of wild flowers bloom and swing with life during the monsoons in the course of your trekking. Also inhabiting the place is the amazing variety of Himalayan butterflies. To reach the valley of flowers one has to trek from Govindghat on the route to Hemkund Sahib upto Ghangharia. Trekking to Valley of Flowers is a beautiful spectrum of color carpeting the entire region with innumerable varieties of flowers blooming in July and August.

Valley of Flowers, Hemkund

The trek to Valley of Flowers will take us to:
  • Joshimath
  • Govindghat
  • Ghangaria
  • Valley of Flowers park
  • Hemkund

Valley of Flowers Trekking Expeditions
The Valley of Flowers trekking expedition commences from Joshimath, lying in the mountain slopes above the rivers Alaknanda and Dhauliganga. You take a temple tour in Joshimath paying visits to Narsimhadeva temple, Vasudeva temple (both dedicated to Lord Vishnu) , Rudraprayag (dedicated to Lord Shiva) Nav durga temple and Shankracharya Math. From Joshimath we will trek to Govindghat, a conflux of Alaknanda and Bhyundar. You can visit an imposing Gurudwara, the most important landmark in the area located right on the bank of river Alaknanda, named after Guru Govind Singh and a temple dedicated to Lord Laxman. All essential stuffs required for trek to valley of flowers is available in the local market. Mules and porters are available here for trekking to Ghangaria which is the base camp for visiting Hemkund Sahib and Valley of Flowers.

Valley of FlowersFrom Govindghat we will move to Ghangaria also known as Govinddham. Relish the Punjabi delicacies served in restaurants or enjoy shopping, set a camp in camping grounds or visit a big Gurudwara to accommodate all the pilgrims in Ghangaria. Resuming our trek to Valley of Flowers we would go to Valley of Flowers National Park snuggled high in Western Himalayas. During your trek you will witness meadows of indigenous alpine flowers and abode of many endangered species of animals and birds like Himalayan black beers, Himalayan mouse hare, musk deers, brown bears, Bharal, snow leopard and blue sheep. We would proceed to Hemkund Sahib from Valley of Flowers. Even here you can enjoy temple tour to Laxman temple and of course, the Sikh Gurudwara.

You can feel the hospitality of villagers extended to you during your trek to the adjoining villages' exploration tour. Sit down and relax having a cup of hot tea in your hands at small tea shops set along the roadsides. Camping and overnight stay at Valley of Flowers is not permitted. Pony entry is restricted beyond Ghagaria for strict ecological discipline. Continuing your trek you will come across river Pushpawati and see snow bridges. As a visitor please make sure to venerate local traditions and culture, help and maintain local harmony and protect the majestic natural environment.

We realize you cannot wait any longer to visit the bejeweled Valley of Flowers and many such exotic treks. Come and enjoy the ravenous ridges, aromatic flowers and charming bucolic. Trekking in Valley of Flowers promises a debilitating experience to you.

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