Valley of Flowers Trek Itinerary
Region : Chamoli district -Uttarakhand
Duration : 6 Days
Level : Moderate
Trekking distance : 47 Kms
Max Altitude : 4500 Meters
Pickup Point : Rishikesh
Drop Point : Rishikesh
Best Season :June to Early September
Known as the most beautiful flowers valley in the world, Valley of flower is a National park is located in West Himalaya in Uttarakhand state. There will be no exaggeration to call it “the hidden treasure of Himalayas”, as this splendid valley is famous for its meadows of endemic alpine flowers and a diverse range of fauna. At 3352 to 3658 meters above sea level, the gentle landscapes of the Valley of Flowers are habitat to some of the rare species of flowers such as Himalayan Cinquefoil (Vajardanti), Saxifraga Brunonis, daisies, calendular, Taraxacum , lilies, poppy, geranium, zinnia and petunia. The landscape of the flower of valley is a large part of the rugged mountains of Nanddevi National Park, together with them, they form unique transit zone between Jhanskar and mountain ranges of the Great Himalaya. The one side of the flower-decked valley, tall cliffs climb to the sky. The other side is guarded by snow-clad high mountains peaks. A serene water stream is glides through the middle of the valley. In the spring and monsoon season, the entire valley is covered with flowers, and sometimes the mist and cloud form over it, which makes it perfect for the picturesque location.
The place first came to light in 1931 when Frank s Smythe, Eric Shipton, and R.L. Holsworth all British mountaineers lost their way while returning back from Mt. Kamet expedition. They were so mesmerized by the beauty of this valley that they named it “Valley of flower”. Because of the diversely rich flora and fauna, this region has so much significance that it has been visited by mountaineer, botanist, photographers and explorer time to time. The natural habitat of rare Flora and Fauna make it perfect to understand the diversity of Himalayan range. The valley in Nanda Devi National Park is a UNESCO world heritage site and is 8 km long and 2 km wide stretches over an expanse of 87.50 km2.
About the Trek:-
This trek is a beginner for all those people who wish to travel the Himalayan peaks. The climate of the valley is microclimate and during June to early September the heavy monsoon rainfall happen, hence the valley is lush greenery and this is the best time to visit this valley. The entire valley blossoms with the variety of flowers and lots of little water stream flowing down from the mountain make this place a paradise on Earth. The green meadows and the white clouds covering the snow-clad peaks and the fragrance of flowers take the breath away of the trekkers. This is a must do the trek for mountain lover. This valley is perched at an altitude of 14,400 ft and is one of the favourite treks for travellers and trek lovers. The trek for this valley starts from Govindghat via Joshimath which will lead you to Hemkund Sahib on day three.
You will come across the several mountain streams through the valley and a high altitude calm lake, Hemkund 4329 meter. This lake is considered as a holy place Sikhs. Hemkund Sahib is also a shrine for Sikhs. It is believed that Guru Govind Singh Meditated near this lake. The seven snow clad mountain is seen on while trekking Valley of flower this will surely make you feel enchanted. On the fourth day of the trek we will head towards Valley of flower and as you reach closer the valley you will be hit by the fragrance of the flower. Legends say that lots of people feel anxious or sometimes fall unconscious because of the heavy scent of flowers.
This is an easy to moderate trek so once the travellers reach the valley all the tiredness and all the sickness turned into an enthusiasm. The radiant flowers make this place a perfect pictorial site. We will spend some time in the natural landscape among the flowers and will head back to Gangharia in the evening.
Difficulty Level : Valley of Flowers Trek
One who has an experience of trekking can do it quite quickly, but it will be a hard trek for the beginners as the pathway has steeps and the descent will be a little tricky.
The patches and steeps can create a hurdle for beginners to trek towards the valley of flowers, and it can become a tiring trek, but people with a decent fitness can trek to valley of flowers.
Valley of flowers Trek in Uttarakhand could be the most magnificent and incredible journey for the trekkers amongst all the Uttarakhand Trekking destinations, but again the difficulty is still there as the pathway will not be little hard to walk, and higher altitude climb can make it an arduous trek for the trekkers but your will power can make you conquer it.
Is it suitable for children’s?
No, the trek is not favorable for children’s, as the difficulty level is higher than average.
Is it a good option for the first time trekkers /or families?
This Himalayan trek is graded as Easy to Moderate trek, so it’s an excellent choice to take the family to this trek.
Though it can be little hard as the trail will be steep but can be done if you have an ability to not giving up, and maintain a decent fitness also, as the valley of flowers trek has tricky patches, but a well-planned itinerary of the valley of flowers Trek will make it less tiring for the trekkers.
Highest altitude : Valley of Flowers Trek
The altitude of the valley of flowers Trek is 12,100 Ft. one can attain the maximum height depends on the subject to his endurance, and other conditions such as a climate, temperature, the trek will open up the rarely seen flowers and the valley like a scenery painted on to the canvas.
The things that one has to keep in mind is to take a proper medication with them at the higher altitude, though we provide every possible thing it is always better to keep your medicine according to your health, Hydration is the most important when you will trek to the higher altitude, so keep your body hydrated while trekking to Valley of flowers.
Season : Valley of Flowers Trek
The best season for the valley of flowers Trek is from mid-July to mid-August; a trek to this admirable destination can be planned between these months as the goal glows the most, whereas the whole year this magnificent destination is always wrapped into the blanket of snow.
The Destination offers the splendid view; the landscape is beyond imagination, the enormous mountains wrapped with snow looks mesmerizing. Enriched by the glory of nature Trekking in Uttarakhand can be the best experience in all seasons, where this trekking destination valley of flowers is no doubt a delightful one.
Average Temperature : Valley of Flowers Trek
The maximum temperature in this area goes up to 17°C, and the minimum goes down to 7°C.
One should bring enough pair of clothes and better quality trekking boots so that a trekker can be covered thoroughly and does not face any difficulty during the stay at this temperature.
There is a vast difference in the mountain temperature, It is essential to bring all warm clothes, and that may not even affect the backpack too much.
What makes this trek different?
Valley of flowers Trek is settled at an elevation of 12,100 Ft. Valley of flowers Trek is the most fantastic trek that offers the unusual mix of breathtaking adventure and admirable beauty, the entire voyage of Flower trek doesn't just an experience but a lifelong cherishable moment it makes one forget all the fear in them and just behold the beauty of flowers.
Valley of flowers Trek is a sublime trek among others when it's tied in with trekking in Uttarakhand, as Uttarakhand has bunches of goal for trekking and there is no uncertainty that each one is thoroughly entrancing, the Himalayas are the shelter for India, like this trekking in India in the most popular.
The most exotic trek that opens up the perspective of colorful flowers, Snowcapped famous peaks, and adventure, thrill. Where Valley of flowers in Uttarakhand takes you through the massive mountains and the breathtaking view all through the way it won't keep you quiet by any stretch of the imagination; instead every vista towards valley trek will energize you to achieve the goal. The wellsprings that stream downwards and converge with streams all through the way and the snow applauded mountains the flowers butterflies and the fragrance alongside the scene in the entire voyage will be treated the eyes of each trekker with the natural gifts.