Valley of Flowers is a vibrant and splendid national park in the Himalayas. Nestled in Uttarakhand, this alluring place is famous for its charming meadows of alpine flowers. Endowed with a diverse range of endemic flora, it is picturesque in its beauty. This lush region is also home to some rare and endangered animal species. You may spot animals like Asiatic black deer, snow leopard, musk deer, red fox, brown bear, and blue sheep. High in the lofty Himalayas of the Garhwal region sprawls this enchanting valley. Legends believe it to be the place from where Hanuman had collected the Sanjeevani Booti for curing Lakshmana. This place has floral pastures, running streams and a beautiful backdrop of the mountains.
Day 1: Rishikesh to Joshimath (253 Kilometers, 8 Hours Drive)
Day 2: Joshimath to Pulna Drive (22 Kilometers) | Ghangaria Trek (09 Kilometers)
Day 3: Trek from Ghangaria to Valley of Flowers and back (08 Kilometers)
Day 4: Trek from Ghangaria to Hemkund Sahib Trek and back (16 Kilometers)
Day 5: Trek from Ghangaria to Pulna (09 Kilometers) | Drive Joshimath (22 Kilometers)
Day 6: Drive Back from Joshimath to Rishikesh (253 Kilometers, 08 Hours Drive)
Joshimath is the base camp for Valley Of Flowers Trek, for which we pick you from the Rishikesh railway station at 6 AM. Rishikesh is well connected with Delhi via trains, buses, and taxis. It will be a 10 hour drive through Devprayag – the holy confluence of river Bhagirathi and Alaknanda to form the mighty River Ganga. The drive takes you through some of the remote Himalayan regions along the river. Be mesmerized and thrilled at the same time throughout your drive. Arrive at Joshimath by evening, check into the homestay/guesthouse. Briefing in the evening along with hot dinner.
Wake up, freshen up and get ready. We will take a taxi from Govindghat to Pulna village and then began our trek towards Ghangaria village. The trek is 9 km long and is completely paved. The gradient of the trek is easy and is steep at a few stretches. More than half of your trek goes parallel to the river. The whole trek is scenic and is full of scenic views of valleys, mountains, and waterfalls. Ghangaria is a kind of settlement situated at an altitude of 3010 meters and offers some great views. The village houses some shops where one can buy daily need stuff. After arriving at the village, relax and enjoy the beauty of the place surrounded by conifers covered mountains. Dinner and overnight stay in hotel/guest house at Ghangaria.
After breakfast at Ghangaria, trek to Hemkund Sahib (4329 m). Hemkund Sahib is one of the holy pilgrimages of the Sikhs. In the Sikh holy book, The Granth Sahib, the Sikh Guru Gobind Singh recounts that in a previous life, he meditated on the shores of a lake surrounded by seven snowcapped mountains now recognized by Hemkund.The climb till the Gurudwara is quite steep but the settings make up for the hard climb. Late afternoon trek back to Ghangaria. Dinner & overnight stay at camp.
After breakfast trek down to Pulna Village. Upon reaching Pulna, change for Joshimath, which will be our next destination.
This marks the return journey of the trek and we arrive at our basecamp today in the evening. Spend the evening recounting the days spent in the mountains and by making new friends with a promise to meet and trek again to make memories of a lifetime. Overnight stay in the stay at Joshimath