Valley of Flowers Trek

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Valley of Flowers Trek
  • 7 Days
  • 6 Nights
  • 20% Advance
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Valley of Flowers Trek Price: Starting From (Joshimath to Joshimath )

Total Price: 8,499/ per person
(Joshimath to Joshimath)
Service Tax @ 5% (GST)
  • + Backpack Offloading: 1,400
  • + Dehradun to Dehradun: 2,000

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01-12-2021 to 06-12-2022 (Available)
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Valley of Flowers Trek

  • Difficulty : Easy to Moderate
  • Best time to visit : August to September
  • Temparature : Day time: 15°C- 20°C; Night time: 9°C – 13°C
  • Hightest Altitude : 14,100 ft.
  • Pickup point : Rishikesh

About Valley of Flowers Trek

It’s an easy to moderate trek that offers a rare access to Uttarakhand Himalayas that has an expanse of valley covered with flowers. It is also considered an ideal trek for the first timers even including family and kids. One also gets a chance to visit the highest pilgrimage location of Hemkund Sahib.

The valley itself is about 2km wide and 8 km long and the best time to visit is between July to mid of September. The temperature on this trek usually stays somewhere between 5 to 20 degrees celsius. And you can expect moderate rainfall even while trekking and the valley usually has a thick cloud cover. The most difficult part of the trek is the climb to Hemkund Sahib on the last day where we cover an altitude of about 4,300 ft in a day and that can be a bit strenuous.

The valley was first discovered accidentally by a group of mountaineers in 1931 who were returning from an expedition to Mount Kamet. Frank Smythe, Eric Shipton and RL Holdsworth were a part of this team. In 1980, Valley of Flowers was declared a national park and in 2000, Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve added it as the second core zone. It now comes under UNESCO’s Man and the Biosphere (MAB) programme.There are about 500 varieties of flowers that are found here and some of them even have medicinal properties. Since a number of plant species are considered threatened, any kind of animal grazing is not allowed in this region. When on the trek, you’ll even get to visit the memorial grave of Joan Margaret. The visit to Hemkund Sahib i.e. the highest religious place covered in the itinerary is difficult but rewarding and if you happen to have an extra day, you can even visit Badrinath or explore Rishikesh on your last day.

  • DAY 1: Haridwar to Joshimath(1,900m/6,200ft)
    • Distance: 275 km
    • Pick up: Railway Station, Haridwar
    • Time : 10-11 hrs.
    • Last ATM point: Joshimath
    • Food will be served.
  • DAY 2: Joshimath to Govindghat -Pulna Trek to Ghangharia
    • Time: 40 minutes from Govindghat to Pulna (2,000m/6,800ft).
    • Time : 4 hours from Pulna to Ghangharia (2,290m/9,800ft).
    • Water is available along the route
    • Food will be served.
    • Stay Guesthouse (Shared Accommodation).
  • DAY 3: Trek from Ghangaria to Valley of Flower(3,500m/11,500ft) and back to Ghangaria
    • Distance: 4 km (single route)
    • Time : 5 hrs.
    • Length of the Valley: R6-7 km long & ends with a glacier.
    • Food will be served.
    • Stay Guesthouse (Shared Accommodation).
    • Prominent flowers: Balsam, Angelica, Anemone, Cobra lily, Blue Poppy, Marsh Marigold, Forget me not, and many more.
  • DAY 4: Trek from Ghangaria to Hemkund Sahib(4,300m/14,100 ft) and back to Ghangaria
    • Distance: 5.5 km (single route)
    • Time Taken: 7 hours
    • Lunch: Gurduwara langar
    • Flower:Brahma Kamal(State flower of Uttarakhand) and Himalayan blue poppy can be seen in the midway to Hemkund Sahib.
    • Stay Guesthouse.
  • DAY 5: Ghangaria to Govindghat and then drive to Joshimath
    • Distance till Govind Ghat: 13 km
    • Time of Trek: 5 hours
    • Driving Time: 20 mins
    • Packed food will be served.
    • Stay Guesthouse.
  • DAY 6: Joshimath to Haridwar
    • Post morning Tea/Coffee Departure to home.
    • Reach Haridwar: Around 6 -7:00 pm.
    • Further travel can be booked any time after 8:00 pm.

Day 1: Haridwar to Joshimath

The journey begins from the holy city Haridwar to Joshimath. Though the journey is long, it provides some amazing viewpoints which make you feel refreshed. In the journey, you will cross Rishikesh and then Panch Prayag namely Devprayag, Rudraprayag, Karanprayag, Nandprayag & Vishnuprayag. You will see majestic mountains along with the river Ganga and the Alaknanda. As you move upward, the temperature reduces and makes the weather lovely. It is suggested to keep an extra pair of warm clothes so that you can enjoy the journey without any destruction. You can take multiple pictures of the amazing scenery you will see during the journey. Lunch will be done in between the journey.

Day 2: Govindghat from Joshimath

On the second day, you will head towards Govindghat from Joshimath. The total distance to be covered is 22km. After doing breakfast at Joshimath, we will move towards Govindghat. There are various shops which provide a variety of delicious meals. You will enjoy the whole journey by being environed by the beautiful views of the place.

After wandering some distance, you will arrive at Bhyundar Village from where you can easily have the vistas of Hathi Parvat. And then you will reach Gangharia approximately in the night at an elevation of 10,000 ft. Spend the whole night in the guest house.

Day 3: Ghangaria to Valley of Flower

This day begins from Gangharia and takes you to Valley of Flowers and then again get back to Gangharia. Once you will hit Valley of Flowers, you will see various blossoms like Rose, Meadow Geranium, Canine Flower, Hooked Adhere Seed. The whole trek seems to fill one's soul with peace. The tranquil nature of the place will let you forget all the worries and will make you a lively person.

The Valley of Flowers trek is about 6-7 km although it depends on the trekkers how much time they want to spend in the valley and how deeply they want to know about it. After enjoying the Valley of Flowers Trek, you will get back to Ghangaria and will spend the night in the guest house.

Day 4: Ghangaria to Hemkund Sahib

This day you will visit the Hemkund Sahib. The day begins by doing breakfast at Ghangaria and then trek starts to Hemkund Sahib. The trek is 6 km long. Hemkund Sahib is known to be the planet's greatest Gurudwara at an altitude of 4,329 meters. You will also see the state flower of Uttarakhand,i.e. Brahma Kamal. Gurudwara is located beside Hemkund lake. You can also discover Laxman Temple over here. In short, the place is completely spiritual and gives positive energy to all present there. After having a glimpse of the place, you will return to Ghangaria.

Day 5: Ghangaria to Govindghat

This is the fifth day of your trek and after having breakfast at Ghangaria you will move back to Govindghat and then will drive back to Joshimath. From Joshimath, Shri Badrinath Ji is located at a distance of 25km. If the weather & roads remain good then you will head towards Shri Badrinath Ji.

Day 6: Joshimath to Haridwar

The day marks the end of the journey and you will be returning to Haridwar from Joshimath. Breakfast & Lunch will be done amid the journey. You will reach Haridwar at about 8 p.m.

How to Reach Valley of Flowers Trek

By Air :

Via flight you will land at Jolly Grant Airport is the airport which is around 39 km from Haridwar. You need to reach Railway Station, Haridwar.

By Train :

Trains to Haridwar from Delhi are easily accessible.

By Bus:

Bus service from Delhi to Haridwar can be easily grapped.

Valley of Flowers Trek Location


  • Accommodation (Guest house, Home stay, Camping)
  • Trek equipments: Sleeping bag, mattress, tent (twin sharing), kitchen & dinning tent, toilet tent, utensils and crampon (if required)
  • Welcome refreshment
  • Three times meals (Veg+egg): Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • All necessary permits and entry fees
  • First aid medical kits, stretcher and oxygen cylinder.
  • Mountaineering qualified & professional guide and Support staff.
  • Transport from Dehradun to Sankri and retorn (According to itinerary)
  • Porter or mule charges for carrying camping equipment and rations
  • Morning Tea
  • Evening Tea with snacks
  • Guide Charges
  • Hot drinking water
  • Outside Explorers approved trek completion certificate
  • Dry fruits, chocolates, biscuits, toffees provided during the trek


  • Porter/mule for personal bags
  • Any meals or services not mentioned in inclusions
  • Any charges for video cameras or still cameras
  • Charges for soft drinks or any other beverage
  • Personal expenses such as tips, laundry or telephone calls
  • Any costs arising from unforeseen circumstances like landslides, bad weather or road blocks, etc
  • Any kind of personal expenses.
  • Food during the transit.
  • Insurance.
  • Mules or porter to carry personal luggage.
  • Anything not specifically mentioned under the head.
  • Any kind of emergency evacuation charges.

Note : Normally Outside Explorer expect to carry your personal luggage on your own, if you wish to offload your backpack, you can give it to Mule.

Charges of offloading backpack:-

  • INR 1400/- if you make an online payment, 6 days in advance
  • INR 1500/- if you inform us after reaching Sankri
  • The backpack cannot weigh more than 11 kgs. Backpack should have waterproof cover. Suitcases/strolleys/ bags will not be allowed.

Thing's to carry

You need to get :-

  • Shirts/T-shirts – 2/3
  • Full sleeves T-shirts/ Sweatshirts. 1 for every 2 days of trekking
  • Trekking pants – 2
  • One full-sleeved sweater
  • Good quality windproof jacket – (optional)
  • Woolen socks – 1 pair, for the night only
  • Regular socks for trekking – 2 or 3 pairs
  • Scarf/muffler (optional)
  • Raincoat / Poncho
  • Small lightweight towel
  • Water bottle-2
  • Cap/hat to keep the strong sun away from your face
  • Sun glasses
  • Walking stick/trekking pole
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Lip balm
  • Torch/flashlight (with extra batteries)
  • Day pack for essentials
  • Rain cover for your bags
  • Plastic/waterproof bags for belongs in case of rain
  • Camera if you like (with fully charged batteries)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

1What about the weather conditions in the mountain region?

Weather in mountains is completely unpredictable and hence one must remain prepared for all of its kind. Usually, nights are cold in comparison to days and hence travelers are suggested to take their extra warm clothes with them. Also, it depends on seasons too.

2 Are mobile networks affected during the trek?

It totally depends upon the kind of place you are at. In the intensely remote areas, you may not find networks or interrupted networks but in most of the areas, networks are available.

Before you load up your backpack with trekking socks and Kendal mint cake, give some thought to the infrastructure on the route you plan to conquer. Some treks require total self-sufficiency, sleeping under canvas and purifying water as you go; other routes have refuges or rustic teahouses every step of the way. Here are some of the key considerations:

  • Travel light: every extra gram will weigh you down on the trails; if it isn't essential, leave it behind.
  • Respect your feet: boots offer more support, but all-terrain trainers are lighter and dry more quickly after a soaking.
  • Protect your knees: trekking poles can help control the knee-crushing descents that are a feature of pretty much every trek.
  • Climb slowly: Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) can kill, so ascend slowly and take rest days to acclimatize on any trek above 2,500m in elevation.
  • Heed the weather: when treks go wrong, it's normally because of the weather, so check the forecasts; if conditions look bad, stop somewhere safe and sit it out, rather than pushing on over the next pass.
  • Be prepared: don't launch straight from the sofa to the summit–warm up with gentler walks, hikes and runs to get your body used to the exertion.
  • Plan ahead: many trekking routes require a permit and advance booking for lodges and camp sites; for some routes, you need to book months ahead.
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