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valley of flowers trek

• The most beautiful of all Himalayan flowers,


the blue Primula can be seen blooming in
thousands in the valley. The best time to see
the valley in full bloom is from mid July to mid
August.To reach the valley one has to trek
from Govind Ghat, on the route to Hemkund
Sahib, upto Ghangaria, 12 kms ahead.Few
furlongs ahead of Ghangaria the trek route to
the valley takes a detour towards left. The
valley is about 5 kms from Ghangaria. The
high altitude serine lake, known as Hemkund (
4329 mts.) lies in heavenly environs.
Valley Of Flowers
• A steep trek from Ghangharia leads one to this
spot in about four to six hours. It is an important
pilgrimage for both Hindus and Sikhs, as well as
for people from other faiths. There is a Sikh
Gurudwara and a Lakshman temple built on the
bank of the lake. Encircled by seven snow clad
peaks and their associated glaciers, it reflects its
surroundings enchantingly on its crystal clear
serene waters. The glaciers from Hathi Parvat and
Saptrishi peaks feed the lake and a small stream
called Himganga flows out of this lake. As alluded
to, in the holy Granth Sahib, Guru Govind Singh,
the tenth Guru of the Sikh faith had meditated on
the bank of this lake in one of his earlier births.
Ghangharia
• It is widely believed among Sikhs that Guru
Govind Singh introduced the features now
universally associated with Sikhism. On 15th
April 1699, he started the new brotherhood
called the Khalsa (meaning the pure, from the
Persian word 'Khales') an inner core of the
faithful, accepted by baptism (amrit). The five
K's' date from this period: kesh (uncut hair)
kangha (comb), kirpan (dagger or short
sword), kara (steel bangle), and kachh (boxer
shorts).
Hem Kund Sahib
Brief Itinerary

• Day 1:- Haridwar to JoshimathDistance- 256


kmDriving Time-10 hoursAltitude- 6,700
ft.Pick up from Haridwar railway station at
6:30 amBreakfast and Lunch on the way
(exclusive of charges)Last ATM point available
in JoshimathMarket available in
JoshimathNetworks available all along the
wayGuest house stay
Joshimath
Route
• Haridwar to Rishikesh (best place for white
water rafting, trekking gear available on rent
and purchase)Rishikesh to Devprayag
(confluence of Bhagirathi river and Alaknanda
river)Devprayag to SrinagarSrinagar to
Rudrapryag (confluence of Mandakini river
and Alaknanda river)Rudrapryag to
Karnprayag (confluence of Pindar river and
Alaknanda river)
Haridwar
Day 2:- Joshimath to Ghangaria via
Pulna & Govind ghat
• 22 km 50 minutes (Driving) Joshimath to
Govind ghat (6,300 ft)13 km 5 hours,
Govindghat to Ghangharia (9,800 ft)Gradual
ascent on a stone-paved path, all the way
along the riverWater is available along the
routePacked lunch will be givenMule and
porter facility is available from PulnaBSNL
network available at GhangariaHelicopter
service available from Govind ghat to
Ghangaria and froStay in guest house
Govind Ghat
Day 3:- Ghangaria to Valley of Flower
back to Ghangaria
• Altitude- 11,500 ft.Distance- 4 km,
• each wayTrek Time- 7 hours
• The Valley is 6-7 km long, ends with a glacierMixed incline
till the valley followed by level walk on grasslandCan refill
water bottles from streams on the way
• Prominent flowers:- Blue Poppy, Snake Foil, White Leaf Hog
Foot, Himalayan Rose, Meadow Geranium, Dog Flower ,
Hooked Stick Seed, and River AnemonePacked lunch will be
given, no food available in the valley
• Camping inside the valley of flowers trek is not allowed,
can’t stay after sunsetNight stay in Guest house
Valley Of Flowers
Day 4:- Ghangaria to Hemkund Sahib
back to Ghangaria
• Altitude- 14,100 ft.Distance- 5.5 km, each
wayTrek Time- 7 hoursGradual and steep
mixed ascent on a stair welled stone-paved
pathMule ride service is available till Hemkund
SahibCan refill water from road side
dhabasHot lunch at Gurduwara langarBrahma
Kamal, Himalayan blue poppy can be seen on
the way to Hemkund SahibNight stay in Guest
house
Hem Kund Sahib
Day 5:- Ghangaria to Joshimath via
GovindGhat & Badrinath
• Distance to Govind Ghat- 13 kmTrek Time-5
hoursDistance to Badrinath 10,170 ft.- 25 km
(Drive)Driving Time- 40 minsDistance to
Joshimath- 44 km (Drive)Driving Time- 2.5
hoursPacked lunchGuest house stayIf weather
and road condition will permit, then only we
will go to Badrinath
Joshimath
Day 6:- Joshimath to Haridwar.

• Distance-235 kmBreakfast and lunch


excludedRide will commence at 6 am,
reaching destination at around 6 pmBreakfast
and Lunch will be on the way at a roadside
inn, exclusive of chargesYou can book your
travel from Haridwar any time after 7 pm.
Har ki Pauri