The Valley of Flowers , is one of the most beautiful trekking destinations to be at.
The rare phenomenon of colorful floral blooms in a valley situated amongst the snow clad mountains of Himalayas , happens every year along with the monsoons.
Valley of Flowers is a medium difficulty trek , which involves trekking into high altitude area , and hence proper physical preparation is required. However , the physical preparations are super easy with guidance from our coordinator and is best to start early.
Along with the beautiful valley of flowers , the trek also covers Hemkund Sahib , an ancient Gurudwara located alongside a pristine Himalayan lake.
The trip toward the valley of flowers base camp from Rishikesh will be one of the most memorable journey , as it traverses through the steep cut mountain roads and the Ganges flowing almost throughout in the gorges.
Rishikesh to Govindghat
Govindghat to Pulna
Trek from Pulna to Ghangaria
Ghangharia to Valley of Flowers Trek
Ghangharia to Hemkund Sahib Trek
Trek from Ghangharia to Pulna
Pulna to Govidghat
Govindghat to Rishikesh
1. Arrive one day before at Rishikesh
2. Pick up time will be 6:00 AM in the morning
3. Return if you are planing to book on the same day ie Day 6 , Then Book train/Bus after 11:00 PM . If you are planing to Book flight , Book flight next day only.
14 July, 2024
7.00 AM Rishikesh to Govindghat (1,828 m)
270km Approx -7 hours drive
Over Night stay at Govindghat
15 July, 2024
Govindghat to Pulna Trek from Pulna to Ghangaria (3049m )
On a chilly morning we leave the comfort of Govindghat and trek to Ghangharia. We begin our gradual ascent towards Ghangharia which is the base for VOF and Hemkund and Hemkund Sahib. As we climb up, the river Lakshman Ganga, flows down below and comes closer to the level at which it flows. After steep climb, reaching Ghangaria feels like an achievement. After arrival at Ghangaria, before you retire for the night, gorge in some special dinner at the guest house.
Over Night stay at Ghangaria
16 July, 2024
Ghangharia (2,195 m) to Valley of Flowers (3,505 m)
Trek - 5km one side
We start the trail and pass gently through a coniferous forest, before descending to a bridge, climbing up a rocky trail, with the forest behind us, the sight of the first flowers begin to appear. The valley is beautiful, and there are meadows of flowers as if it’s a dream locale. Himalayan Balsam, is the most predominant flower of the valley and a thick blanket of these flowers can be seen everywhere. After viewing the God’s natural beauty we start descending to Ghangaria.
Over Night stay at Ghangaria
17 July, 2024
Ghangharia (2,195 m) to Hemkund Sahib (4,633 m )
Trek -6km one side
Today's climb to Hemkund Sahib is steep at places and will take about 3 - 4 hrs. Hemkund Sahib is a popular Sikh Shrine built next to the beautiful lake. The lake is surrounded by wild flowers with Brahmkamal being the most popular. Pilgrims take a dip in the freezing cold waters of the lake, not an easy task. The hot tea served in the Gurudwara (shrine) is divine to say the least. We will also visit the Laxman mandir next to the Gurudwara. Towards late afternoon head back to Ghangria.
Over Night stay at Ghangharia
18 July, 2024
Ghangharia to Govindghat
Next day in the morning, we start our downhill trek, back to Govindghat. The climb down is much easier. If at all you arrive at Govindghat on time, then you may visit Badrinath temple(at an extra cost) and come back to the guest house by evening. We would advise you to check the weather and road condition before heading to Badrinath.
Over Night stay at Govindghat
19 July, 2024
Govindghat to Rishikesh. 270km (7 hours) drive
Drop by 9.00 PM , Departure from Rishikesh
Valley of Flowers trip requires physical preparation and it is mandatory to maintain a minimum level of fitness
Facilities are limited at Govindghat and Ghangharia , as these are remote places. Ghangharia has only trekking path and all items , including fuel and food are transported on mules to the place.
Rooms at Ghangharia are prone to have dampness due to cold climate through out the year and monsoons at the time of trip
Room heaters would not be available at any places.
Electricity availability is mostly during night as power is from generators
Mobile network availability is available for BSNL, Jio in some of the points
In case you need accommodation at Rishikesh before / after trip our coordinators can help you with it. We will be shortlisting a few stay facilities such as hotels and hostels and you may book those online.
If you are planning to book Zostal Rishikesh, Book Early
Helicopter service you can get in case of any emergency by paying extra. From Ghovindghat to Gangariya and return. If bad weather it may nit fly.
Bag Offload per bag: 1,600/-
Pick up and drop from Rishikesh to Govindghat in Non AC Tempo Traveller/Car depending on number of participants
Pick up and drop Govindghat to Pulna in Sumo
Accommodation in hotels on /3/4 sharing basis at Govindghat - 2 nights
Rooms would be nonheated and facilities would be in tune with local limitations
Accommodation in hotels on /3/4 sharing basis at Ghangharia - 3 nights
Pick up and drop from Rishikesh to Govindghat in Tempo Traveller
Rooms would be nonheated, hot water won't be available , and facilities would be in tune with local limitations
Food - All 3 meals during the trek starting from Dinner on Day 1 to Dinner Day 5
Meals would be all veg - due to local limitations owing to the month of Shravana
Lunch will be provided as packed lunch while on the trek. Please carry lunch boxes
Lunch will be north Indian Style
All fees for trekking permit and entry for Valley of Flowers and Govindghat
Expert Guide Fees
Flight / Transport tickets to Rishikesh
Local Transport within Rishikesh for reaching to designated pick up spot
Food on transit - Day 1 - Breakfast , Lunch and Day 6 - Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner
Porter / Mule Charges
Any extra expenses arising due to unforeseen situations , including , but not limited to , natural calamities , civil disturbances or festivals , military movements , etc
Anything not mentioned exclusively in “Inclusions” Section.
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Alternatively, a registered participant may transfer his/her registration to a friend without any cancellation fee before a week .
Upto 1 week before trek start date. No transfer option would be available within 1 week of trek.
In case of cancellation of the program due to any gov restrictions due to COVID/ Weather, an alternate date will be provided for the same trip, and no refund for that.
In case you are not able to join the trek on the new dates, either you can send a replacement ( Without any additional cost) / You can opt for Wallet transfer,
What is Wallet Transfer?: The amount will move to LGFC Wallet and you can use that for any other trip. ( 3% fee will be deducted as movement charges) . Strictly there won’t be any refund to a bank account.
Wallet transfer is applicable only for the case when a participant won’t be able to join the new date on a postponed trip due to Pandemic / Weather situations
The wallet transfer offer will only be one time when the new date is announced. Further changes will be counted as normal cancellations and will be as per the cancellation policy.
Installments are to be paid before the due dates.
In case when installments are pending after the due date, the order will be auto-canceled.
There will be no refund in case of auto cancellation due to nonpayment of installments.
How to Reach ?
From Kerala ( Cochin/ Trivandrum/ Kannur/ Calicut ) & From Bangalore you can book a flight ticket to Delhi
Delhi to Rishikesh By train/ Bus
Time required : 6 – 8 hours Journey
Nearest airport is Dehradun Airport
Dehradune to Rishikesh distance : 50KM, 1.5 hrs. journey
Budget-Friendly. (You can compare the same package with any other available itineraries)
Incomparable Itinerary: You can compare the Itinerary with any other itinerary available on social media/ Google. Our itinerary is special with all COVID safety ensured.
Packed food prepared in safe conditions: We believe that for a traveler, food is one of the most important things during their journey. We provide the best nutritious food as mentioned in the itinerary.
Not just sightseeing, many more things to learn and experience: We are not just providing sightseeing. Our Camp navigator/local guide will share the details of the place, flora, fauna with you.
Well Experienced Local Guide and Support Staffs
Why these dates ? July 2 is Sunday
Plan beyond the Itinerary- In case if you want to extend the trip, we are there to help you by finding Stays contact and transportation, Talk to the coordinator of LetsGoForACamp
VALUES WE FOLLOW
Minimizing plastic waste.
Hiring local guides.
Contributing to the local economy.
Proper disposal of waste generated.
Concept of Responsible traveler.
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LetsGoForACamp has all the authority to change the itinerary without prior notice in case of any unavoidable circumstances.
Trip cancelation due to Lockdown or Covid will get a refund (in 2-3 months time ) or the trekker can choose any other trip with LetsGoForACamp
LetsGoForACamp team gives full help and support to our travelers who need medical treatment for any injury or accident before, during, or after the trek. The additional expense has to bear by the trekker
LetsGoForACamp has the right to cancel all the services of the trekker without any further clarification and without any refund in case of misconduct during the trek.
Basic fitness level and exercises are to be followed regularly.
Instructions for fitness preparations will be shared in the WhatsApp group.
Trekkers need to prepare both physically and mentally for any Himalayan treks.
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