The best Himalyan Monsoon trek

Valley of Flowers Trek

4.5/5

trip overview

If you are looking for the Valley of Flowers Trek with lowest prices then your search ends here. Aahvan Adventures is a leading Adventure Travel Operator in India. The Valley of Flowers Trek takes you through enchanting forests of alpine with extraordinary views of the surrounding mountain pinnacles.

A world heritage site and a popular site for botanists, mountaineers, archaeologists, Valley of Flowers, looks like paradise. It seems as if the place is right out of a literary nature poem or a Bollywood film. Spread over 87.5 sq. km. at an altitude of 3250 m, Valley of Flowers Trek is a part of the Nanda Devi biosphere and the national park in the interiors of the Garhwal Himalayas. Various endemic varieties of alpine flowers and plants call the valley home and their beauty will leave the trekker speechless.

The Valley of flowers trek distance is around 38km long and the Valley of Flowers Trek duration is almost 4 to 5 days. Most of the avid trekkers choose to go on this trek during mid-August for the best experience (Valley of Flowers Trek Best time) of this green trek. The Valley of flowers trek brings an outstanding experience in your life and make you habitual of the place. mostly, the Valley of Flowers trek is famous for monsoon season when you can experience the blooming flowers. Most of the avid trekkers choose to go during August month.

Hemkund Sahib is also the attraction point to visit this trek for most of the people. This temple is situated at around 4630m and the Valley of flowers trek height is 4390m. 

Valley of flowers trek was accidentally discovered by mountaineers Frank S Smythe, Eric Shipton, and RL Holdsworth in 1931 when they were returning from an expedition to Mount Kamet.

The trekkers who have already been to this Valley of Flowers trek can go for the Hampta Pass trek which is based in Himachal Pradesh and the starting point of the Hampta Pass Trek is beautiful Manali City. The Hampta Pass Trek is situated at a height of around 4300m.

itinerary

sometimes its the journey that teaches you a lot about your destination

HARIDWAR – JOSHIMATH (1875M) Drive/280 kms/8-9 hrs

We will drive along the Ganga and Alaknanda rivers to reach Joshimath, from Haridwar. Haridwar is the place which is called as “DevBhoomi” (Lands of Gods) because mythology belief,the place of abode for God and Goddess. Many trekkers start their trip from Rishikesh also as it comes along the way. 

It is quite interesting as we will drive through the holy towns of Rishikesh, Rudra Prayag and Dev Prayag. During the drive you will love to see many live streams and green mountains. The drive will take approximately 9 to 10 hours to reach at Joshimath as the route is 280km long from Haridwar to Joshimath. Over night stay at Joshimath.

JOSHIMATH (1875M) – GOVINDGHAT- GHANGARIA (3050M) Drive/1 HR & TREK/4-5 hrs

After having Breakfast in ealry morning our long drive will take us to Govindghat. and it will take approximately 45 minutes to reach at Govindghat and the rout is around 19km long. from where we will start our trek by first crossing the river Alaknanda by a bridge at Govindghat. Next, we will start walking through lush forest areas and a few villages, towards the Bhyundar valley. 

The Lush green landscape and cascading waterfalls will greet us on our first day of trekking as we embark on a 14 km moderate gradient trek to Ghanghria which will take about 4-5 hours. From Here the view is very beautiful and eye catching. One can also use helicopter service of hire a mule to reach Ghanghria. Overnight stay in Guest House at Ganghariya.

GHANGARIA (3050M)- VALLEY OF FLOWERS (3600M) – GHANGARIA (3050M) TREK/4-5 hrs

This is the day we will make the much anticipated short ascent to the valley and we promise the valley will not disappoint. Its peaceful and soothing landscape will strike a chord with your heart and you will be able to witness what unperturbed nature, really is like. The trail to Valley of Flowers from Ghangaria is anound 7 to 8 and it will take almost 5 Hours to reach the destination point.

Sprawling green meadows, decorated with diverse alpine flowers and happy little streams flowing by – all with the picturesque mountains all around. The Ratban Parvat greets you at the entrance of the valley, to the left if the Nar Parvat which separates the Badrinath valley and the valley of flowers. We will spend 3-4 hours basking in the mind-numbing beauty of the valley, after which we will head back to our Guest House at Ghangria.

GHANGARIA (3050M)- HEMKUND SAHIB (4329M) – GHANGARIA (3050M) TREK/4-5 hrs

Today’s Valley of flowers trek will be to Hemkund Sahib, a famous Sikh Shrine, next to a placid lake which is surrounded by wildflowers. The temple is aside the lake. During winter seasons the lake completely freezes. The climb is steep at places and will take us 3-4 hours. Pilgrims often take a dip in the freezing cold water of the lake, which is a difficult task. 

However, the hot tea served in the Gurudwara afterwards is divine. We will also visit the Laxman Mandir, next to the Gurudwara and then head back to Ghangria. Overnight stay in Guest House.

GHANGHARIA (3050m) – GOVINDGHAT – JOSHIMATH (1875m) Trek/4-5 hrs

A trek back to Govindghat and a short drive from there will take us to the end point of our trek, Joshimath. You may visit the temple town of Badrinath and proceed to Joshimath on your own. Whether you are spiritually inclined or not, the temple, situated on the banks of holy Alaknanda, under the presence of the Neelkanth peak is a peaceful place to visit. Adding to that beauty are the hot sulphur water springs!

As dusk falls, we will return to Joshimath, treat ourselves to a hot shower and a good meal before we settle in for an overnight stay in Joshimath. We will have a short trek and will only last a 2-3 of hours. After reaching Joshimath whole day for rest and you can visit local places. Over night stay at Joshimath.

JOSHIMATH – HARIDWAR / DRIVE 8 hrs

After finishing the breakfast, We will leave from Joshimath for Haridwar. It will be around 8-9 hours journey. You will reach Haridwar by evening. While returning to Haridwar, many trekkers opt to have drop at Rishikesh, which come during the route. Although our heart and mind don’t want to end this trip. Finally The Valley of flowers trip ends here.

trip cost & policies

Per Person (Dehradun to Dehradun)

Other Options

Delhi to Delhi : Rs. 12500/- Per Person

  • Transport (Haridwar to trek & Return Haridwar)
  • Accommodation during the Valley of flowers trek (camping)
  • All meals – vegetarian
  • Campfire at Camps (If Available)
  • Trekking permits and forest camping charges for Valley of flowers Trek
  • Trekking equipment (Hiking Pole, Crampons,
  • Gaiters, tents, sleeping bags, ice axes, ropes, etc.)
  • Services of an expert trek leader (qualified in basic/advanced mountaineering courses)
  • Services of an expert trek team (guides, cooks, helpers, porters/mules)
  • Safety equipment (first aid, medical kit, oxygen cylinders, stretcher, etc.)
  • Achievement Certificate of Valley of flowers trek 
  • Memories of Life Time of Valley of flowers trek 
  • GST 5% (Service Tax)
  • Transport from your city to Haridwar and Return
  • Backpack offloading charges (Rs.250 Per Day/Per Bag)
  • Food during transport from Dehradun to Sankri & Return
  • Backpack offloading charges (Rs. 250/day/bag)
  • Personal expenses of any kind
  • Anything apart from the inclusions
  1. Full payment / Rs.5,000 for Trek / Rs.10,000 for Road Trip / Mountain Expedition to be made in advance at the time of booking
  2. Remaining / Rest Payment to be made before the start of the trip
  3. Booking can be made via NEFT / RTGS / SWIFT / Bank Transfer / Cash
  4. GST @ 5% will be additional on all the bookings
  5. Last Date of the booking will be closed before 07 days prior trip departure
  6. Cross confirm the dates and seat availability from our team via mail or call before any online booking/reservation
  7. If any invoice amount is above 2 lacs and mode of payment full or partial is in cash (cash paid at counter or deposited in bank) 1% TCS will be applicable and to be deposited extra on total amount and PAN card copy has to be shared.
  8. Full payment is required as per applicable airfare in case of flight booking
  1. In the event of cancellation of any trip/adventure activity services due to any avoidable/unavoidable reasons, we must be notified the same via mail at [email protected]
  2. Cancellation charges will be effective from the date we receive advice on mail and cancellation charges would be as follows
            -Before 30 days: 90% of the total Land Package Cost is refundable
            -Between 21−30 days: 75% of total Land Package Cost is refundable
            -Between 11−20 days: 50% of total Land Package Cost is refundable
            -Less than 10 days: No refund
  3. Refund will be processed within 10 working days after the cancellation date.
  4. Cancellation charges will be calculated on gross tour cost and the cancellation charges shall depend on date of departure and date of cancellation.
  5. No Refund will be payable:
            -For any missed/unused services of the tour including the meals due to whatsoever reason
            -If services of the tour are modified, varied, amended, cancelled or not utilized.
            -If any client decides and/or is required to cancel the tour due to any changes made in Itinerary or trip
            -If the client is not satisfied with any service of the operator
  1. Aahvan Adventures OPC Pvt Ltd can change the Sequence of the day-wise tour program/Itinerary without any prior notice. It may Change depending upon traffic schedules/restrictions, landslides, flight amendments, weather conditions or any other travel related unforeseen circumstances.
  2. In case of cancellation of the group from our end due to any unavoidable circumstances, we will either transfer the booking in our other fixed departure trips or refund the complete amount except flight charges if any.
  3. Aahvan Adventures takes utmost care to ensure the safety of its members during any of the adventure programs. However, in the case of any unforeseen mishaps, Aahvan Adventures will not be liable for any injuries caused or for loss of life. All disputes arising due to the above will be subject to the jurisdiction of Ahmedabad only. All participants would be required to sign an Indemnity Form before the start of the program, without which traveller would not be allowed to participate in any of the adventure programs.
  4. The package price does not include – Expenses of personal nature, such as laundry, telephone calls, room service, alcoholic beverages, mini bar charges, tips, portage/ offloading charges during any trip, monument fees, camera fees etc.
  5. Package rates are subject to change without prior notice, Force Majeure events, strikes, fairs, festivals, weather conditions, traffic problems, overbooking of hotels/flights, cancellation/re-routing of flights, closure of / entry restrictions at a place of a visit, etc. We would not be held liable for any refunds/compensation claims arising out of this.
  6. It is mandatory for all guests to carry valid photo ID’s (Passport/Driving License/Voter ID Card). PAN Card is not accepted at many places as a valid photo ID.
  7. Aahvan Adventures reserves right to dismiss any client from the tour due to any form of misbehaviour, unreasonable quarrel or physical/verbal assault affecting a client or any of the Ground Field Staff.

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Essentials

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  • Day Bag(20-30 litre) with Rain Cover (If you hire mule or porter)
  • Back Pack(50-60 litre) with Rain Cover
  • 2- water bottles
  • Personal Medical kit (If you required)
  • Hiking Shoes-water proof and ankle support
  • Torch With extra batteries
  • Original ID Card
  • Glucose, Chocolates, biscuits and nuts
  • Thermal Wear
  • 2-jacket (1 Fleece, 1 Down feather)
  • Warm Inner wears
  • 2-Gloves (1 Woollen, 1 Waterproof)
  • 2-Trek Pants (which is a comfortable full day)
  • 4-T-shirts (2 Full Sleeves,
  • 2 Half Sleeves)
  • 2-Sweater (1 Fleece, 1 Woollen)
  • 5-Socks (3 Cotton, 2 Woollen)
  • Rain Coat / Poncho
  • Handkerchief/towels
  • 2- Caps (1 Sun Cap, 1 Woollen Cap)
  • UV sunglass
  • Balaclava
  • Cameras
  • Sunscreen Cream
  • Tooth Brush & Paste
  • Lip Balm
  • Quick Dry Towel
  • Body Lotion
  • Sanitizer

faqs

Who questions much, Shall learn much.

  • A. This Valley of flowers trek is moderate and meant for everyone, right from fit/adventurous to seasoned hikers.
  • A. July to September is the best time for Valley of Flowers trek
  • A. Hemkund Sahib point is at 4329m in Valley of Flowers Trek.
  • A. Tempo Traveller / Tata Sumo / Mahindra Bolero

  • A. TA. During the daytime, the temperature will be around 8° to 12° and during the night it will fall empo Traveller / Tata Sumo / Mahindra Bolero
  • A. Trekking shoes are not mandatory but, it will make the trek comfortable. Take a shoe with a good grip and high ankle support. It would be better if the shoes are waterproof.
  • A. There is no provision for a bath on the trek.

  • A. Yes, men and women will not be sharing tents, unless they want.

  • A. We provide food for 4 times a day i.e. Breakfast, lunch, evening snacks, and dinner during Valley of Flowers trek
  • A. Carry an original ID card and a photograph.

  • A. Yes, we do provide Toilet tents. Male and Females, toilet tents are separate

  • A. Yes, Sudden weather changes are expected, always carry a light raincoat or waterproof windcheater/poncho.
  • A. In Joshimath you will get all mobile network. In other locations, you won’t have any network.

  • A. During the trek, you will get electricity only in Joshimath.

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Valley of Flowers Trek
Valley of Flowers Trek

what our customers say

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Fabulous experience with Aahvan Adventures

5.0 rating
November 14, 2019

Aahvan Adventures! is a company that prides themselves on terrific customer service, specifically in the quality of their tour guides and their routes.We recently completed a Valley of flowers trek with them.It was fabulous experience.Next year ill surely join this company for another trek.

Akhilesh Sharma

Valley of flowers is damn beautiful a

5.0 rating
October 31, 2019

Valley of flowers is damn beautiful and as the name suggests the entire valley is filled of flowers.Its a heaven on earth. It was a pleasure of its own kind to make your way through the flowers laden trails. Loved the entire experience.

Nency Christian

This place is unbelievably beautiful

4.0 rating
August 31, 2019

This place is unbelievably beautiful. As the name suggests, Valley of Flowers is that beautiful. Loved the experience.Nature at its best – snow-capped mountains, lush green valleys, water streams, glaciers, roar of river flowing down through the rocks, crude treks, variety of trees and much more diversity of beautiful flowers is what I enjoyed the most during our trek to the Valley of Flowers.

Nency Christian

It was indeed a wonderful experience

4.0 rating
August 17, 2019

I went to this place with friends for Trekking. It was indeed a wonderful experience. Would surely recommend.Its too beautifull

Pratik Chauhan

This place is unbelievably beautiful.

5.0 rating
August 2, 2019

This place is unbelievably beautiful. As the name suggests, Valley of Flowers is that beautiful. Loved the experience.Nature at its best – snow-capped mountains, lush green valleys, water streams, glaciers, roar of river flowing down through the rocks, crude treks, variety of trees and much more diversity of beautiful flowers is what I enjoyed the most during our trek to the Valley of Flowers.

Nadim Shaikh

Rs. 11500

Rs. 9,500

Per Person + 5% GST

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Short Itinerary

Day 01: Haridwar – Joshimath 
Day 02: Joshimath – govindghat – Ghangaria
Day 03: Gangaria – Valley of Flowers  – Ghangaria
Day 04: Ghangaria – Hemkund Sahib – Ghangaria
Day 05: Ghangharia – Govindghat – Joshimath
Day 06: Joshimath – Haridwar

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