Destination

About Trekking

The Valley of Flowers National Park is situated in the Chamoli District, in the Garhwal Region of the state of Uttarakhand. The park lies some 500 kilometres northeast of New Delhi, close to the Tibetian border. The nearest town is Joshimath.
But there is a solid reason behind Valley Of Flower’s legendary popularity – it is one of India’s oldest known treks.
In 1980, the Indian government created the Valley of Flowers National Park, and later in 2002, it was recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This pushed Valley of Flowers on the bucket list of trekkers from around the world.
Having said that, you must note that the Valley Of Flowers trek is not easy. It is a moderate level trek, with slightly longer trekking days and a steep ascent to Hemkund Sahib that will challenge your endurance. So, prepare well for this trek.

 

  • Very true to its name, the trek to Valley of Flowers floors you with infinite flowers in full bloom and can actually be renamed as a floral fairytale romance!
  • Attain peace of mind at Hemkund Sahib, a Sikh Gurudwara nestled beside a high-altitude dazzling lake largely known as Hemkund, whose literal meaning is “Lake of Snow”.
  • Privileged as a UNESCO World Heritage site, the floral fragrance from the carpeting flowers entices you throughout the trek
  • To ensure a worry free trek much efforts are put in for your safety and proper sanitization of all equipment
  • Witness the heavenly land where the fairies flutter joyfully in the absence of humans, according to the locals.

Itinary

  • 1
    Haridwar to Joshimath (Drive)
    • Altitude, 1900m/6,200ft; Joshimath is 275km from Haridwar.
    • You will be picked up at 6:00 AM from Haridwar Railway Station.
    • It is going to be a long drive of almost 10-11 hours, so get prepared accordingly.
    • In Joshimath, you will get the last ATM point.
    • You will also get a small market in Joshimath
    • You will not face any networks problem all along the way
    • Night stay will be scheduled in a guest house with shared accommodation

    Route

    • Haridwar to Rishikesh
    • Rishikesh to Devprayag (Bhagirathi river and Alaknanda river meets)
    • Devprayag to Srinagar
    • Srinagar to Rudrapryag (Meeting of Mandakini River and Alaknanda river)
    • Rudrapryag to Karnaprayag (Union of Pinda River and Alaknanda River)
  • 2
    Joshimath to Govindghat-Pulna and trek to Ghangaria
    • 40km drive from Govindghat to Pulna which is located at a height of 2,000m/6,800ft. The drive will be 4 hours.
    • Trekking for 9kms from Pulna to reach Ghangaria which is situated at an altitude of 2,290m/9,800 ft. You will reach Ghangaria in 4 hours.
    • You will trek on a gradual ascent on a stone-paved path along with the river.
    • Water is available all along the route so you can refill your water bottles easily.
    • Trekkers will be served with packed lunch
    • From Pulna, Mule and porter facility is available
    • BSNL network will be available only at Ghangaria
    • Helicopter service is also available from Govind Ghat to Ghangaria if the weather is good (this cost is not included)
    • Night stay in the guest house
    • You will also come across some of the amazing sites such as Govind Dham Gurudwara, Govindghat, Hemkund Gurudwara base, Information Center.
  • 3
    Ghangaria to Valley of Flower and back to Ghangaria
    • Elevation or altitude- 3,500m/11,500ft.
    • Distance- Each way it's 4km.
    • Be prepared, as you will be trekking for 7 long hours.
    • The valley is almost 6-7km long and ends with a glacier.
    • Till the valley, you will find mixed gradients along with a level walk on grassland
    • On the way, you will come across several streams that are perfect for refilling your water bottles.
    • Packed lunch will be served as no food is available in the valley
    • Before the sunset, we will return back to Ghangaria as camping is not allowed inside the valley
    • A night stay will be scheduled in a guest house.
    • In the valley, you will come across beautiful & unique flowers like white leaf hog foot, blue poppy, Himalayan rose, snake foil, dog flower, river anemone, meadow geranium, and hooked stick seed.
  • 4
    Ghangaria to Hemkund Sahib and back to Ghangaria
    • Located at an altitude of 4,300m/14,100ft.
    • The distance is 5.5km each way; it is going to be a 7 hours long trek.
    • The trek path has a gradual and steep mixed ascent.
    • Till Hemkund Sahib, a mule ride service is available.
    • From roadside dhabas, you can easily refill your water bottles.
    • You will be served with hot lunch at Gurudwara langar.
    • On the way to Hemkund Sahib, you can find Himalayan blue poppy; Brahma Kamal.
    • A night stay will be scheduled in the guest house at Ghangaria
  • 5
    Ghangaria to Govindghat and Drive back to Joshimath (Badrinath optional)
    • The trekking distance from Ghangaria to Govindghat is 13km which will take a 5-hour time.
    • It is just a 20-minute drive from Govindghat to Joshimath.
    • All the trekkers will be served with hot and delicious packed lunch on the way.
    • A night stay will be scheduled in the guest house at Joshimath.

    Note: You need to know that during the Monsoon time, Govindghat to Badrinath is a landslide prone area. So, if our leaders will find that your safety is at risk because of the bad weather condition, landslides, or road blockage then we will not drive to Badrinath and drive directly to Joshimath.

  • 6
    Joshimath to Haridwar
    • After having tea or coffee, we will depart to Haridwar from Joshimath.
    • You will be reaching Haridwar in the evening around 6 to 7 PM.
    • Get your bookings and tickets done accordingly.
    • You can also do the tickets for your hometown after 8:00 PM

Inclusion

  • All the needed entry fees along with permits
  • Transport charges from Rishikesh / Haridwar to Govind Ghat and Return
  • First aid medical kits, oxygen cylinder as well as stretcher
  • Meals during the trek (vegetarian)
  • During the trek, charges of accommodation in the guest house, homestay, and camping
  • Porters/mules in order to carry vital equipment
  • Hiking skilled and proficient trek leader, cook, guide, and support staff
  • All the trek equipment will be included like a sleeping bag, kitchen dining tent, utensils, mattress, tent, toilet tent, and crampon (if needed).

Exclusion

  • The food at the time of transit
  • All kinds of personal expenditures
  • Anything that we have not mentioned beforehand
  • Mules or porter to carry private baggage
  • Any kind of emergency evacuation charges

Things to Carry

 BASIC GEARS:

  • Back pack and rain cover: (50-60 Ltr.) with comfortable shoulder straps
  • Day pack and rain cover: (20-30Ltr)(if Hire a Mule or Porter)
  • Walking stick
  • Water bottle: 2 bottles of one liter each, one thermos flask
  • Personal Medical Kit
  • Snacks: Energy bars, dry fruits, ORS

CLOTHES:

  • T-Shirt: 4 full sleeves(non-cotton)
  • Fleece T-shit: 1
  • Fleece Jacket: 1(or a woolen sweater)
  • Down feather/ Padded jacket: 1
  • Wind and Waterproof(jacket and pants): 1 pair
  • Trek Pants: 3 synthetic ( avoid shorts, denims, fitted pants, capris)
  • Woolen Gloves: 1 pair
  • Poncho: 1

PERSONAL UTILITIES:

  • Sunscreen
  • Moisturizer
  • Lip balm/ Chapstick
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Toothbrush & Toothpaste
  • Toilet paper/ Wipes
  • Anti-bacteria Powder
  • Quick dry towel

HEAD GEARS:

  • Head torch: 1
  • Woolen cap: 1
  • Neck Gaiters: 1
  • Sunglasses: dark with side cover, it should be UV protected, people who wear spectacles: 1. wear contact lenses. 2, Photo chromatic glasses.

FOOT GEARS:

  • Trekking shoes: 1 pair( waterproof, high ankle, good grip)
  • Floaters/ Flip-Flops: 1 pair
  • Cotton socks: 6 pairs
  • Woolen socks: 1 pair
  • Gaiters: we will provide

Booking

Haridwar to Haridwar

Rs. 8925 Booking

Terms & Condition

Train Tickets
You must give name of participants well in advance before two months to avail conformation of train tickets.
We will not guarantee any waiting list tickets to be confirmed.

Payment
Payment for the trek can be done online through credit/debit card or net banking or cash are accepted. 50% of the trek cost will be advance payment for the booking of seat and balance amount must be paid 20 days prior of the event to confirm the booking.
25% of Total Trek Cost is Non refundable.

Cancellation Policy
Before 14 days to the start of the trek — 20% Refund of Total Package
Less than 14 days to the start of the trek — no refund
If a trek is called off at the last moment due to a natural calamity/unforeseen circumstances (like rains, earthquake, landslides, strike etc.)no amount will be refunded.

Accommodation
Stay on all days will be in tents. Tent will be allotted separately to males and females and will accommodate people. High altitude sleeping bags that can withstand temperatures as low as -10 degrees.

Toilets
Toilet tents are available at all the camps.

Backpack offloading
Members can offload their backpack on mules. The Charges of Mule or Porter are not include in Package Participants can directly pay to the horsemen or Guide by cash.

Drinking and smoking
Smoking and drinking are strictly prohibited. Buying drugs or any illegal material is strictly prohibited, the participant will be detained and handed over to the government authority.

Safety
Our camp leaders will conduct routine health checks at all camps to measure oxygen saturation, blood pressure. Camp leader reserves the right to exclude any trekker from climbing higher on the trek without refund if the trekker’s vital readings are below accepted norms for that altitude.
These norms are available with our camp leaders. Your trek leader will also be carrying medical kit which includes basic first aid and high-altitude sickness medicines and will also be carrying a oxygen cylinder throughout the trek.

Emergency During Trek
In case of any emergency Gujarat Adventure Club will take necessary measures for your return to the base camp. A staff will accompany you. He may not be some trained personnel. Doctors do not go along with a team. ‘Gujarat Adventure Club’ leaders are trained to administer first aid and know how to deal with issues related to the mountains. Registering for this trek is an understanding that you are aware of related difficulties on a high-altitude trek.

Change of Trek Plan
Under some extraordinary circumstance, your trek may end a day earlier or start a day later due to inclement weather, snow and ice conditions, political restrictions or any other cause. In the event of a change, postponement or delay, participants have no right to refund of the trek or other compensation for any injury, loss or damage.

Non - Liability
‘Gujarat Adventure Club’ is not responsible for any loss/damage of your gears /
equipment or other belongings on the trek. 

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