It is an Indian National park located in North Chamoli, in the state of Uttarakhand and is known for its meadows of endemic alpine flowers and the valley of flora. This richly diverse area is also home to rare and endangered animals including the Asiatic Black Bear, Snow Leopard, Musk Deer, Brown Bear, Red Fox, Blue Sheep.
Birds – Himalayan Monal Pheasant
Altitude – 12,400 ft
The gentle landscape of the park complements the rugged mountains. Wilderness of Nanda Devi National Park to the east. Together, they encompasses a unique transition zone between the mountain ranges of Zanskar and Great Himalayas. It is likewise alluded to as NandanKanan, the supernatural garden of Lord Indra ( Hindu divine force of rain) as noted in the hindu folklore.
Portraying the Valley Of Flowers trek in basic words Frank S Symthe wrote in his book Valley Of Flowers. Regardless of whether Bhuyndar valley merits the title the Valley Of Flowers, other will visit, break down it, test it yet, whatever their conclusion, to me it’ll stay as Valley of Flowers a valley of peace & impeccable magnificence where the human soul may discover rest. .
Valley of flowers has wide varieties of dazzling botanical and faunal biodiversity. It has some uncommon types of regular flowers and creatures. Kala at 1998 recorded a sum of 521 types of vascular plants inside the recreation center and it’s region. It is encompassed by colossal snowbound mountain incline, chilly moraines, stream banks and timberland knoll. The beautiful excellence of valley is the end of goals that you can invest hours sitting and grasping the magnificence of valley and stillyou won’t get over it.
Best time to visit Valley Of Flowers
Depends upon your liking as the valley is all time beautiful
Maximum number of flowers : July – August
Glacier : June
Brahma kamal : September
Shri Hemkund Sahib, the most noteworthy gurudwara is a pilgrimage of lakhs of sikh devotees. It is situated in Chamoli region of Uttarakhand. This place is devoted to the tenth sikh guru, Shri Guru Govind Singh Ji.
It is composed in Dasamgranth by Guru ji “ Where there is a holy lake encompassed by seven enormous mountain creast called ‘SathNishan Sahib’ there I have contemplated . “ It is trusted that he pondered at this place in his past Janma. He at that point took the symbol of Guru Govindsinghji to execute the evil spirits.
Day 1 : Drive Rishikesh – Gobindghat
256 km drive, approx 10 hours
Trekkers will be picked from Rishikesh in a Tata Sumo or a similar vehicle (cost is included)
Arrive at Gobindghatapprox by 5 pm – (tea, briefing of the trek & dinner)
Breakfast and Lunch on the way (exclusive of charges)
Accommodation at the guest house .
Telephone Network- Available
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 Srinagar
Srinagar to Rudraprayag (confluence of Mandakini river and Alaknanda river)
Rudraprayag to Karnprayag (confluence of Pindar river and Alaknanda river)
Day 2 : Gobindghat–Ghangria
Distance: 14 km
Time to reach: 7 -8 Hrs
Altitude : 9850 ft
After taking respite time to refresh our body we start our trip around 6 am to 7 am in the early morning.The first 4 Km we will travel by local jeep. The remaining 10 km will be trekking towards the Ghangria. Now, before starting the trek, pack your bags with all the necessary things such as water and rain gear.Walk slowly at your own pace and take rest at regular intervals. The first 6 km of trekking will be easy,because the surface is more or less flat. Mostly you are going to trek besides the bank of the river. The trekking path contains deep and thick forest with alpine trees, oak trees, rhododendron trees and Cedar trees. There are many shops in between, where you can find fresh water to drink so no need to carry water in advance.You can also have chai and parathas there and enjoy the beauty of nature. Remaining 4 km will be somewhat steep but the scenic beauty is breathtaking, you will then reach Ghangria a base camp in the valley of flowers.Our todays trek will get over and you can give rest to your body, enjoy your dinner and we will meet fresh in the morning.
Day 3 : Ghangria – Valley of flowers– Ghangria
Altitude – 12,800 ft
The planned journey would start at early morning to explore the entire valley. Breakfast would be provided at Ghangria. After finishing breakfast we would pack lunches and move towards the valley of flowers. The first 2 km is a steep walk, advice to the trekkers is walk slowly at your own pace and take necessary rest in between.
Sip small gulp of water time to time to keep your body hydrated.
On the way, you will see some streams and beautiful falls.You can also fill your water bottles from those streams.
The remaining 2 km is flat walk and there you enter The Valley Of Flowers.
After you entered the valley it is stretched to 6 km- 8 km. There are some different species and unseen rare, beautiful flowers surrounding you and the view of Valley is just treat to watch. It will be the most beautiful view you have ever seen.Walk as far as you can in the valley and enjoy this rare beauty created by nature. Finish your pack lunch there and walk back to Ghangria base camp.
Places to visit:
1.) Marry Legge Grave – 2 km from entrance to valley of flowers
2.) River belt of Pushpawati river; 4 km from entrance of Valley of flowers
3.) TipraKharkh- 8 km from entrance to valley of flower.
4.) Tipra glacier is the point from where Pushpawati river originates.It is difficult trek mostly you will be walking on the stony path.You have to cross one or two streams.But the site of the valley from there is sublime and worth going there.
Day 4 : Ghangria – Shri Hemkund Sahib
Distance: 6 km
Time to reach: 4 – 5 Hrs
The 4th day of the journey would start early in the morning. Have your breakfast early. The trek will be steep . There are many shops on the way to Hemkund sahib so no need to carry water in advance just one bottle is enough. Trek at your own pace and take rest at regular intervals. After reaching the Hemkund Sahib you can take bath in the sacred lake and visit the Gurudwara. Listen to Ardaas there and take prashad. Then you would be visiting the Laxman temple. After spending an hour trek back to the Ghangria base camp.
Places to visit in Hemund sahib:
1.) Hemkund Sahib Gurudwara- highest Gurudwara in the World!
2.) Sacred Lake
Day 5 : Ghangria–Gobindghat
The 5th day of the journey also will be started in the early morning. By trekking 13 km back to Govindghat. After reaching the Govindghat you can travel 24 km to reach the Badrinath Temple. After spending an hour in the temple premise you will explore the Mana village. Mana village is also known as the last village of India and at 3 km distance from Badrinath. After visiting the village return back to the Gobindghat.
Day 6 : Gobindghat – Rishikesh
The end of the journey. We will return back to the Rishikesh from Joshimath. It will take 10 hrs to return back to Rishikesh.
Things to carry:-
1. Warm shirt/ light micro fleece pullover/ full sleeve T shirt
2. Water resistant trekking pants
3. Windproof/ water resistant jacket, down jacket with min 600 fill power rating
4. Thick Fleece/ Full-sleeve woolen sweater
5. Thermal inner wear
6. Woolen cap, Inner fleece gloves, outer water proof gloves
7. Thick woolen socks and regular socks
8. Scarf/ muffler (optional)
9. Comfortable waterproof Trekking/ Hiking shoes with a thick sole, Camp shoes
10. Raincoat/ Poncho
11. Small light weight towel
12. Insulated water bottle and hydration pack (optional)
13. Cap/ floppy, Sun glasses
14. Sturdy walking stick/ Trekking pole
15. Sunscreen Lotion, Lip Balm
16. Torch/ Flashlight
• Pay heed to the trek guides and instructors in order to enjoy a safe and sound trek.
• Do not disturb the local life while trekking.
• Do not encourage trekking during the night; this might lead to unforeseen mishaps.
• Avoid using earphones during the trek; this might hinder your audibility.
• Avoid using plastic bags and maintain the ecological balance of the destinations.
• In case, the trek needs to be cancelled, the authorities should be informed beforehand.
• The exact location will be shared with you post-booking.
• Professional and experienced staff to cater your needs for the whole trip
• Neat and clean vehicle for the journey with experienced driver especially for hilly terrains
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