Valley of flowers trek need at least 6 days from Haridwar. You should reach Haridwar a day before the start of the tour as we need to start by 6.00 am from Haridwar. Following you valley of flowers trek itinerary.
Valley of flowers trek itinerary | Day 1
Haridwar to Joshimath
By Road 275 kilometer
Starts early from Haridwar as today you need to do a long tiring road journey to Joshimath. You will be travelling along river Ganges till Devprayag and then along with river Alaknanda. The road condition is not so good at many places especially after the floods in Uttarakhand in 2013. Your average speed would be 25-30 km per hour. So it will take almost 10-12 hours to reach Joshimath. Lunch and breakfast can be done on the way. Overnight stay at Joshimath.
Valley of flowers trek itinerary | Day 2
Joshimath to Govindghat by Road 25 kms, Govindghat to Ghangaria by trek 14 kms
Start early from Joshimath as you need to trek for almost the whole day from Joshimath to Valley of flowers. It will take almost an hour from Joshimath to Govindghat by road. Govindghat is at an altitude of 5500 feet and Ghangaria is at an altitude of 10200 feet. So you need to gain an altitude of 4700 feet in today’s trek with lateral trekking of almost 14 kilometers. It is quite steep at some points. You can use ponies or Helicopter also if you wish. Availability of Helicopter is totally dependent upon weather conditions, so can-not put it in to your plan. Porters for your luggage are easily available. By evening reach Ghangaria and check in to a pre-booked hotel at Ghangaria.
Valley of flowers trek itinerary | Day 3
Ghangaria to Valley of flowers and back to Ghangaria (4-6 kilometer trek one side)
The entry to valley of flowers starts at 7.00 am. You should be there by 6.50 am so that you take the entry ticket and enter the valley by 7.15 am. This will give you extra time to spend in the valley. Do not forget to take your packed lunch with you. You need not carry drinking water with you. You can just carry an empty water bottle so that you can fill up natural spring water while trekking. Explore the valley for the whole day. Exit by 5.00 pm from the park. You should start your trek backward at 2.00 pm latest to get out of the valley in time.
Valley of flowers trek itinerary | Day 4
Ghangaria Hemkund Sahib and back to Ghangaria. (6 kilometer trek one side)
Start early so as to reach early morning at Hemkund Sahib. You can hire a pony also as the trek is steep today. Hemkund Sahib is at a height of 13500 feet, it means you need to gain an altitude of 10300 feet in a trek of 6 kms. It is quite steep especially the first three kilometers. You will see Braham Kamal, Blue Poppy and Potentilla flowers along with other flowers at Hemkund Sahib. Do not forget to have Langar at Hemkund Sahib Gurudwara. It will fill you with energy. If the weather is clear you can see Neelkanth peak from here. Start trekking back by 1.00 pm and reach Ghangaria.
Valley of flowers trek itinerary | Day 5
Ghangaria to Joshimath.
Today you will start trekking backward to Govindghat. Reach Govindghat by afternoon and then by road reach Joshimath. You may also go to Badrinath and Mana Village. Night stay at Joshimath or Badrinath.
Valley of flowers trek itinerary | Day 6
Back to Haridwar by road .
Start early to reach Haridwar by evening. The tour ends here. This was your valley of flowers trek itinerary from us. If you have any questions you can put a comment or just contact us.
2 thoughts on “Valley of flowers trek itinerary”
Valley of flowers trek is open now?? I heard it is closed after the cloud burst. I and my 2 friends are planning for the trip on August 3 to 9th. Please reply with the plan and your charges.
It really hurts when I hear about such wrong and bad news about the valley. There was no cloud burst in the valley last year, only floods due to rain and melting of Glaciers due to floods happened. This melting of Glacier accelerated the floods and the Pushpawati River was flooded but the flowering area of the valley was totally intact. Please read my full report on Valley of flowers after floods. I went to the valley in October 2013 and clicked some rare pictures.
Good news is that the flowering area of the valley is totally intact.
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