Trek Valley of Flowers
Day 1: Journey to Rishikesh
Take the train or flight to Dehradun and after 40min drive reach Rishikesh. Overnight stay hotel.
Day 2: Rishikesh - Joshimath (265 kms/8-9 hrs.)
After an early breakfast Depart at 8:00 and drive to Joshimath via Devprayag. On the way visit
Devprayag where Bhagirathi and Alaknanda rivers meet. From here the holy river Ganges started. Arrival at Joshimath by evening, check into the hotel. Dinner & overnight stay Joshimath The religious centre, established by AdiShankaracharya, which he called Jyotirmath, later came to be known as Joshimath. Among the sites of interest are the temples of Nav Durga and Narsingh. Apart from its obvious religious importance, Joshimath is known for its scenic beauty.
Day 3: Joshimath - Govindghat (22 kms/1 hrs.) - Ghangaria (14 kms/3-4 hrs.)
After an early breakfast drive to Govindghat. Which is the starting point of the trek. From Govind Ghat there is a gradual ascent along a well maintained pilgrim trail to Ghangaria. Upon arrival at Ghangaria check into hotel. Explore the surroundings in the evening. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 4: Ghangaria - Valley Of Flowers - Ghangria (5 kms one side/4-5 hrs)
After breakfast trek to Valley Of Flowers (3858 m) from Ghangaria. The valley is an enchanting sight with an impressive array of rare wildflowers like Geranium, Marsh marigold, Prinula, Potentilla, Geum, Asters, Ilium, Ranunculus, Corydalis, Inula, Braham kamal, Campanula, Pedicularis, Arisaema, Morina, Impatiens, Bistort, Ligularia, Anaphalis, Saxifrages, Sibbaldia, Thermo- Psis, Trollies’, Codonopsis, Dactylorhiza, Cypripedium, Str- Auberry, Epilobium, Rhododendrons and numerous others. Most of the flowers have medicinal values too. The valley is 10 kms long, 2 kms wide, and is divided by the Pushpavati stream, into which several tiny streams and waterfalls merge. After enjoying the beauty of valley trek back to Ghangaria. Dinner & overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 5: Ghanghria - Hemkund-Ghanghria
After breakfast trek to Hemkund Sahib (4329 m) from Ghangaria. This is quite a steep climb. In the Sikh holy book, The Granth Sahib, the Sikh Guru Govind Singh recounts that in a previous life, he meditated on the shores of a lake surrounded by seven snowcapped mountains now recognized by Hemkund. Late afternoon trek back to Ghangaria.Dinner & overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 6: Ghangaria - Govind Ghat - Joshimath
After breakfast trek down to reach Govind Ghat and from here drive to Joshimath.Upon arrival at Joshimath check into the hotel. Rest of the day is free to explore the area. One can also visit Auli in the evening. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 7: Drive back to Rishikesh
Early morning drive to Rishikesh with packed breakfast. On the way visit Rudraprayag where river Mandakini and Alaknanda meet. Lunch enroute.Arrive Rishikesh tour concludes.
• Sunglasses & Sun Burn Lotion
• Shoes for Trekking
• Long trouser
• Battery Torch or Flashlight
• Spare Charged Batteries for your Cameras and Mobile Phones
• Personal toiletries etc.
• Personal first aid kit.
• Bug Repellents.
• Cigarettes, Liquor,etc.
• Warm clothes & socks