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Valley of Flowers: Spectacular Nature's Artistry

Nestled high in the majestic Himalayas of Uttarakhand, the Valley of Flowers is a breathtaking natural wonder that lures travelers from all corners of the globe. Situated at an altitude of 3,600 meters above sea level, this fairyland is a paradise for nature enthusiasts and adventure seekers alike.

The valley becomes a beautiful carpet of many hues after the monsoons, with an impressive variety of Himalayan wildflowers covering its ground. Set against the backdrop of snow-capped hills that give the scene a sense of grandeur, the image is nothing short of breathtaking.

Discovered by the intrepid British mountaineer, Frank Smith, in 1931, the valley was brought to the world's attention through his book, "The Valley of Flowers." Today, the valley boasts a well-organized Valley of Flowers Trek Package and Valley of Flowers Tour Package, offering visitors the chance to witness this natural spectacle up close.

With over 260 different species of flowers, including saxifrages, lilies, poppies, daisies, and more, the valley is a paradise for botany enthusiasts. As you traverse through this picturesque valley, you'll be delighted to encounter diverse insects, birds, and butterflies, enhancing the overall experience.

The Valley of Flowers Trek is a dream come true for adventure lovers, offering an unforgettable journey through high mountains and captivating glaciers. The trek rewards you with unmatched views and a sense of tranquility amidst untouched nature.

While exploring this enchanting valley, don't miss paying homage to the grave of Margaret Lague, an English woman who fell to her untimely demise while admiring the rare flowers. Her touching epitaph serves as a poignant reminder of the mountains' strength and inspiration.

The Valley of Flowers in Uttarakhand is a must-visit location for anybody looking to commune with nature's grandeur. Start a trekking trip or select a comprehensive Valley of Flowers Trek Package to fully immerse yourself in this breathtaking valley's attractions and make lifelong memories.

Key Features of Valley of Flowers, Uttarakhand:

  1. Breathtaking Floral Diversity: Around 260 different varieties of Himalayan wildflowers can be found in the valley, which results in a very brilliant and colorful scenery.
  2. Majestic Himalayan Setting: The valley, which is 3,600 meters above sea level, is encircled by snow-capped mountains, enhancing its breathtaking splendor.
  3. Post-Monsoon Bloom: The valley blooms with a blanket of flowers during the monsoon season, converting it into a magnificent fantasy.
  4. UNESCO World Heritage Site: Recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the valley is a protected area of ecological significance.
  5. Rich Fauna: The valley hosts a variety of insects, birds, and butterflies in addition to its rich vegetation, which adds to its thriving environment.

Trek Info

Trail Type : One way trail. The trek starts and ends at Govindghat

Rail Head : Haridwar/Rishikesh is the nearest railhead to the base camp

Airport :Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun

Base Camp :Govindghat

Best Season :July, August and September

Service From :Govindghat to Govindghat

Meals :Meals while on trek ( Veg)

Stay :Hotel/ Guesthouse/ Camping

Region :Uttarakhand

Duration :6 DAYS

Grade :Easy to Moderate

Maximum Altitude :14100 FT

Approx Trekking KM :37 Km

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(Uttarakhand To Uttarakhand)
Day :1 Rishikesh to Govindghat
    You will start your journey from Rishikesh, which is well connected with major cities in India. You will drive to Govindghat, which is about 280 km from Rishikesh, passing through Rishikesh, Devprayag, Srinagar, and Rudraprayag. It takes about 10-12 hours to reach Govindghat, where you will stay overnight in a hotel.
Day :2 Govindghat to Ghangaria Trek
    After an early breakfast, you will begin the trek from Govindghat to Ghangaria, which is a moderate 14 km trek. The trail passes through lush green forests, cascading waterfalls, and small villages. It takes about 6-7 hours to reach Ghangaria, where you will stay overnight in a hotel.
Day :3 Day hike to Valley Of Flowers
    Today is the highlight of the trek as you will be trekking to the Valley of Flowers, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You will start early in the morning, and the trail is a steep climb through a narrow gorge. As you reach the valley, you will be greeted with a sight of the stunning alpine flowers of different hues. You can spend the day exploring the valley, taking pictures, and enjoying the scenery. You will then return to Ghangaria for an overnight stay.
Day :4 Trek to Hemkund Sahib
    Today, you will trek to Hemkund Sahib, which is a sacred Sikh shrine located at an altitude of 4,329m. The trek is a steep climb, and you will be trekking through a rocky terrain. It takes about 6-7 hours to reach Hemkund Sahib, where you can pay your respects and spend some time. You will then return to Ghangaria for an overnight stay.
Day :5 Trek from Ghangaria to Govindghat
    Today is the last day of the trek, and you will trek back to Govindghat. The trek is a downhill walk, and it takes about 3-4 hours to reach Govindghat. You will then drive to Joshimath, which is a small town located about 20 km from Govindghat. You will stay overnight in a hotel in Joshimath.
Day :6 Drive to Rishikesh
    After breakfast, you will drive back to Rishikesh, passing through the same route. You will reach Haridwar in the evening, where the trek ends.


1. Meals while on trek (Veg.).

2. All necessary entry fees and permits.

3. Accommodation:- Guest house, Home stay, camping during Trek.

4. Mountaineering qualified & professional trek Leader, guide, cook, and Support staff.

5. First aid medical kits, stretcher, and oxygen cylinder.

6. Trek equipment: Sleeping bag, mattress, tent, kitchen & dining tent, toilet tent, utensils, and crampon (if required)

7. Staff Insurance.

8. Porters/mules to carry central equipment.

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1. Any kind of personal expenses.

2. Food during transit.

3. Mules or porters to carry personal luggage.

4. Insurance.

5. Transport

6. Any kind of emergency evacuation charges

7. Anything not specifically mentioned under the head.

Things can be provided on demand and availability (participant has to pay extra for these things)

1- Satellite phone/satphone - is a type of mobile phone that connects via radio links via satellites orbiting the Earth instead of terrestrial cell sites like cellphones. Therefore, they can operate in most geographic locations on the Earth’s surface

2- Gamow/PAC HAPO Bag (Portable Hyperbaric Bag) - is a unique, portable hyperbaric chamber for the treatment of acute mountain sickness (AMS), also known as altitude sickness.

3- AtUS (Automated Externa Detiorilators - are portable life-saving devices designed to treat people experiencing sudden cardiac arrest a medical condition in which the heart stops beating suddenly and unexpected

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What to carry

  1. Trekking shoes: A good pair of trekking shoes is essential for a comfortable and safe trek. Look for shoes that are sturdy, provide good ankle support, and have a good grip on different types of terrain.
  2. Backpack with rain cover (50-60 ltr): A backpack is necessary to carry all your gear. Make sure it's the right size for your trek, and comes with a rain cover to keep your belongings dry in case of rain.
  3. Thermals (upper and lower): Thermals are lightweight and comfortable base layers that help regulate your body temperature in cold weather. Bring both upper and lower thermals to keep warm.
  4. 3 T-shirts (advisable quick dry): Choose quick-drying T-shirts made from breathable and moisture-wicking materials. This will help keep you cool and dry during your trek.
  5. 2 trek pants: Choose lightweight and comfortable trek pants that are easy to move in and can dry quickly if wet.
  6. Jacket (-10 degrees): A warm jacket is essential for cold weather. Choose a jacket that is waterproof and windproof, and provides good insulation.
  7. Fleece or hood (2): Fleece jackets or hoodies are great mid-layer options to keep warm. Bring at least two, as they can also be used as an extra layer at night.
  8. Sunglasses (UV protected): Protect your eyes from the sun's harmful UV rays with sunglasses that are designed for outdoor activities.
  9. Sun cap: A sun cap or hat with a brim will protect your face and neck from the sun.
  10. Hand gloves: Bring a pair of lightweight gloves to keep your hands warm and protected from wind and sunburn.
  11. Woolen cap: A woolen cap will keep your head and ears warm at night or in cold weather.
  12. Socks (3 pairs min): Bring at least three pairs of good quality socks that are moisture-wicking and provide good cushioning and support for your feet.
  13. Headlamp: A headlamp will come in handy if you're hiking in low-light conditions or need to find your way in the dark.
  14. Trekking pole (if needed): Trekking poles can help reduce strain on your legs and provide additional support on steep terrain.
  15. Rain cover\poncho: A rain cover or poncho will keep you and your gear dry during unexpected rain showers.
  16. Day pack (if you plan to offload your bag): If you plan to offload your backpack during the trek, bring a smaller day pack to carry essentials like water, snacks, and a first aid kit.
  17. A toiletry kit: Bring a small kit with personal hygiene items, such as a toothbrush and toothpaste, wet wipes, hand sanitizer, and toilet paper.
  18. Lunchbox, cup, spoon: If you plan to bring your own food, bring a lunchbox, cup, and spoon to carry and eat your meals.
  19. 2 one-liter bottles: Staying hydrated is crucial, so bring at least two one-liter bottles to carry water.
  20. 2-3 plastic covers to keep your wet or used clothes: Plastic bags are useful for keeping wet or dirty clothes separate from the rest of your belongings. They can also be used to pack out any trash or waste you generate during the trek.
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How to reach

Reach Rishikesh: Rishikesh is a well-connected city in Uttarakhand, India, and serves as the gateway to many Himalayan destinations. You can reach Rishikesh by air, rail, or road. The nearest airport is Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun, which is about 35 kilometers from Rishikesh. Rishikesh also has a railway station with good connectivity to major cities in India. You can also opt for a road journey via buses or private taxis to reach Rishikesh.

Travel to Joshimath: From Rishikesh, you need to reach Joshimath, which is the nearest town to Govindghat. There are several options to travel from Rishikesh to Joshimath:

By Road: You can hire a taxi or take a shared cab from Rishikesh to Joshimath. The distance is approximately 250 kilometers, and the journey usually takes around 8-9 hours, depending on the road conditions.

By Bus: Regular bus services are available from Rishikesh to Joshimath. You can inquire at the Rishikesh Bus Stand for the schedule and book your ticket accordingly.

By Shared Jeep: Shared jeeps or maxi cabs are a popular mode of transport between Rishikesh and Joshimath. You can find them near the Rishikesh Bus Stand or inquire at local travel agencies.

take any local transport to reach Govindghat and further to Poolna. From Poolna you will have to trek a distance between 9 to 10 KM to reach the Valley of Flowers.

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Q: 1 What is the best time for valley of flowers trek?

A: 1 The months between mid-June to the end of September are considered to be the best time to enjoy the best of what the Valley of Flowers has got. This is the time just after the monsoon rains when the flowers start blooming and further make this place stay true to its name.

Q: 2 How long is Valley of Flowers trek?

A: 2 The Valley of Flowers Trek is a four day long journey which begins at the base camp Govindghat. You have to trek for 14 KM from Govindghat until Ghangaria which would be a 8-10 hour trekking time. From the base camp Ghangaria, the Valley of Flowers is another 14 KM by trekking and you would be required to walk for 7-8 hours to cover this distance.

Q: 3 Can we visit Hemkund Sahib during Valley of Flowers trek?

A: 3 Of course, you can visit Hemkund Sahib on your trek to Valley of Flowers. It is a must visit attraction. En-route Valley of flowers, Hemkund Sahib falls on the route on the 3rd day. It is one of the most revered Sikh Shrines. Hemkund Sahib is the world’s largest gurudwara situated at 4239 m altitude. The whole vibe of the place is so serene and peaceful.

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Cancellation policy

Cancellation Policy

For the cancellation of services due to any avoidable/unavoidable reasons, Himalayan Daredevils must be notified of the same in writing at info@himalayandaredevils.com At the time we receive your written cancellation, refunds based on the total fare are as follows.

Cancellations prior to 25 days from the start of the Trip

Refund options

5% deduction of the trek fee

100% cash voucher for any trip for one year

Cancellation between 24 days and 15 days before the start of the Trip

Refund options

30% deduction of the trek fee

100% cash voucher for the same trip for one year

85% cash voucher for any trip for one year

Cancellation between 14 days and 10 days before the start of the Trip

Refund options

Book the same trek, in the same season, with any other batch 50% deduction of the trek fee

80% cash voucher for the same trip for one year

70% cash voucher for any trip for one year

Cancellation less than 9 days before the start of the trek

Refund options

Transfer your trek (same trek, same batch) to your friend

No cash refund

20% cash voucher for the same trip for one year

10% cash voucher for any trip for one year

If by a rare consequence Himalayan Daredevils calls off/cancels a trek:

At Himalayan Daredevils, we almost never call off or cancel our treks. But in the rare event that we do call off or cancel a trek due to any unforeseen circumstances or natural catastrophes like continuous rain or snow, thunderstorms, snowstorms, landslides, floods, earthquakes, or any other natural calamity that prevents us from carrying out a trek in a safe manner, unforeseeable circumstances like local riots, curfews, pandemics, lockdowns, government orders, or any such situations that prevents a safe trekking experience, Himalayan Daredevils will issue a voucher summing up to the same amount as your trek fee.

The voucher can be redeemed on any of the treks over a period of the next year.


If the entirety of your group fails to reach or cross the pickup point, or abandons the trek, due to any unforeseen circumstances like snowfall or heavy rainfall, landslide, and such, in such a case the voucher will not be issued. You can, however, choose to repeat the trek with us

The voucher is also not issued if for any reason you have to come down from the trek. The trek leader may send you down from the trek, owing to reasons like lack of fitness, AMS, blood pressure, turn-around time, health issues, or if you are found smoking/ drinking, or breaking the rules of the trek. Vouchers are issued only when the whole trek is canceled or called off on behalf of Himalayan Daredevils.

In the rare event that Himalayan Daredevils shift a trek:

As we mention always, weather conditions at high altitudes are extremely unpredictable and can change at any time of any day. Also, situations like natural calamities or political unrest, pandemics and lockdowns, etc are out of our control and if an event cannot run under any such circumstances that we do not directly have control over then we will try to give you an alternative trek, which means your trek will be shifted from one trek to another, which will be safer and more favorable.

In these cases, a voucher is issued to mitigate the difference in cost between the two treks. You can redeem the voucher at any time over a period of one year from the date of issue. A refund fee or refund of the difference is not applicable.


Change of trek batch is dependent on the availability of seats in the batch

In case of transferring a trek to a friend, he/she should satisfy all the mandatory requirements put forward by Himalayan Daredevils. We hold the right to change/cancel the policies, without prior notice

Cash refund is applicable only in case of bookings made without using any promotional offer code or vouchers

Cash Voucher Terms:

This is a non-transferable voucher

The voucher cannot be merged with any other offer from Himalayan Daredevils

The voucher is valid for Trek booked directly with Himalayan Daredevils in India

To avail of the voucher please use your registered phone number or e-mail id

All the other Terms of booking a trek with Himalayan Daredevils are applicable to the voucher

Himalayan Daredevils holds rights to add/remove any of the Terms and Conditions without prior notice

Itineraries are based on information available at the time of planning and are subject to change. 'Himalayan Daredevils" reserves the right to change expedition dates, people or itineraries as conditions warrant. If a trip must be delayed or the itinerary changed due to bad weather, road conditions, transportation delays, government intervention, airline schedules, sickness, or other contingency for which HDD or its agents cannot make provision, the cost of delays and/or other changes are the responsibility of the participant. HDD reserves the right to decline, or accept, any individual as a trip member for any reason whatsoever.

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