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Valley of Flowers

About Valley of Flowers Trek

Valley of Flowers National Park is an Indian national park, located in West Himalaya, in the state of Uttarakhand and is known for its meadows of endemic alpine flowers and the variety 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, and blue sheep. Birds found in the park include Himalayan monal pheasant and other high altitude birds.


 Range : Chamoli, Uttarakhand

 Days : 6 Days

 Base Camp : Govindghat

 Grade : Easy to Moderate

 Distance : Approx 38 km

 Max Altitude : 15696 ft

 Package : Rs 8500 per person



Pick Location : Dehradun/katgodam/Haridwar


Cost Terms

Inclusions :- 
1. Accommodation. (Guest house, Home stay,).
2. Meals while on trek (Veg. + Egg).
3. All necessary entry fees and permits.
4. First aid medical kits and oxygen cylinder.
5. Mountaineering qualified & professional trek Leader, guide, cook and Support staff.
6. TTH Staff Insurance.
7. Porters/mules to carry central equipment.

Exclusions :- 
1. Any kind of personal expenses.
2. Food during the transit.
3. Insurance.
4. Mules or porter to carry personal luggage.
5. Anything not specifically mentioned under the head Price Includes.
6. Any kind of emergency evacuation charges

Description of Valley of Flowers Trek


The region of Valley of Flowers is rich in varied flora and fauna. The valley of flowers was declared as the National Park of India in the year 1982 and it is now a UNESCO world heritage site. The virgin beauty of this mystical valley has always lured botanists, nature lovers and adventure lovers.

Ghangaria is the last human habitation centre on the way to Valley of Flowers. It is a scenic hamlet, situated 13 kms from Govindghat at a height of 3046mts above the sea level. Valley of Flowers lies in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand state offering diversified beauty of nature. The region remains completely covered with thick blankets of snow during winters and with blooming flowers from June to October. The Valley of Flowers is the home of over 500 species of wild flowers of unique design and colours.

At 3352 to 3658 meters above sea level, the gentle landscape of the Valley of Flowers National Park complements the rugged mountain wilderness of Nanda Devi National Park to the east. Together, they encompass a unique transition zone between the mountain ranges of the Zanskar and Great Himalaya. The park stretches over an expanse of 87.50 km2 and it is about 8 km long and 2 km wide. Both parks are encompassed in the Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve (223,674 ha) which is further surrounded by a buffer zone (5,148.57 km2). This Reserve is in the UNESCO World Network of Biosphere Reserves since 2004.

Brief Itinerary


Day 1 : Dehradun/ Rishikesh to Govindghat 300/km

Day 2 : Govindghat to Ghangria 13/km

Day 3 : Ghangria to Hemkund sahib Back to Ghangria 6 km

Day 4 : Ghangria to Valley of flower Back to Ghangria 4 km

Day 5 : Ghangria to Govindghat 13 km via Drive Badrinath 25 km to Joshimath 20 km

Day 6 : Joshimath to Dehradun/Rishikesh 300 km

Detailed Itinerary


Day 1 : Dehradun/ Rishikesh to Govindghat 300/km

Morning after breakfast, drive to reach Joshimath (1828mt / 300Km) which is the winter abode of Lord Badrinath. Lunch enroute. Evening arrive at Govindghat and check into the hotel Overnight: Hotel.


Day 2 : Govindghat to Ghangria 13/km

After breakfast, drive to reach Govindghat (22/Km). Start trekking to reach Ghangaria(3049 mt / 14 km Trek) with packed lunch. Ghangaria is also known as GOVIND DHAM, It is the base camp for visiting Hemkund Sahib and Valley of Flowers Overnight: Hotel.


Day 3 : Ghangria to Hemkund sahib Back to Ghangria 6 km

Early in the morning start trekking (7/Km) to reach “HEMKUND SAHIB”. One of the most revered of all Sikh Shrines, The Hemkund Sahib, the World’s Highest Gurudwara, is situated at an altitude of 4,329 mts. In the afternoon trek down to reach Ghangariya for overnight stay. Evening is free for rest & relaxation. Overnight stay.


Day 4 : Ghangria to Valley of flower Back to Ghangria 4 km

Trek to the Valley of Flowers(4/km). The whole valley is dotted with varieties of exotic flowers and other flora. Return to Ghangria for overnight stay.


Day 5 : Ghangria to Govindghat 13 km via Drive Badrinath 25 km to Joshimath 20 km

14 Km return trek to Govindghat and then drive to Joshimath via Badrinath.On arrival, check into hotel. Overnight: Hotel.


Day 6 : Joshimath to Dehradun/Rishikesh 300 km

Morning breakfast and drive to Dehradun /Rishikesh. On arrival transfer to the station time to catch train. Overnight: Hotel.


History behind Valley of Flowers

The valley of flowers was little known to outside world due its inaccessibility. In 1931, Frank S. Smythe, Eric Shipton and R.L. Holdsworth, all British mountaineers, lost their way while returning from a successful expedition to Mt.Kamet and happened upon the valley, which was full of flowers. They were attracted to the beauty of the area and named it the "Valley of Flowers." Frank Smythe later authored a book of the same name.

In 1939, Joan Margaret Legge,(21 February 1885 – 4 July 1939) a botanist deputed by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, arrived at the valley to study flowers and while traversing some rocky slopes to collect flowers, she slipped off and lost her life. Her sister later visited the valley and erected a memorial near the spot.

Prof. Chandra Prakash Kala, a botanist deputed by the Wildlife Institute of India, carried out a research study on the floristics and conservation of the valley for a decade, beginning in 1993. He made an inventory of 520 alpine plants exclusively growing in this national park and authored two important books - "The Valley of Flowers - Myth and Reality" and "Ecology and Conservation of the Valley of Flowers National Park, Garhwal Himalaya.

Varieties of Flowers in Valley of Flowers

Valley of Flowers is very beautiful place for making memories.You will find many variety of flowers there.Some varieties of flowers are as follows-


Aconitum Balfourii

Aconitum Violaceum

Ainsliaea Aptera

Allium Wallichii


Yellow Star of Bethlehem

Kumaon Iris

Yellow Coralroot

Sword Leaved Helleborine


Arisaema Jaquemontii

Colquhounia Coccinea

Corydalis Meifolia

Blue Poppy


Himalayan Slipper Orchid

Himalayan Marsh Orchid

Himalayan Fragrant Orchid

Chinese Lady's Tresses

Transport options from Delhi to Dehradun

  Delhi to Dehradun by Car -

Hire a cab from Delhi to Dehradun, which takes around 4 hours. NH-72A from Chhutmalpur to Dehradun is the best route you may take. The cost of cab ranges from INR 9 to INR 97 per kilometre, depending upon the type of car. Ideal for families and groups.

  Delhi to Dehradun by Bus -

Take a direct bus from Delhi to Dehradun, which takes around 6 hours. Deluxe, Volvo, semi-deluxe and ordinary Uttarakhand State buses depart every hour from ISBT, Kashmere Gate in New Delhi. There is also an overnight deluxe A/C service run by Uttarakhand Tourism. Dehradun ISBT bus stand is located about 5 km from the centre of the city. Ideal for backpackers and single travellers.

  Delhi to Dehradun by Train -

Take a direct Jan Shatabdi train from Delhi NDLS station to Dehradun railway station that takes around 6 hours. Dehradun railway station is located in the city centre. Train is the most comfortable and cost effective mode to travel to Dehradun from Delhi. Ideal for groups and families.


Map of Valley of Flowers


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