Uttrakhand – Valley Of Flowers

6 Days

The Valley of Flowers in Uttarakhand, India, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a paradise for nature lovers, with its stunning meadows filled with colorful alpine flowers. Here’s a sample 6-day itinerary to explore the enchanting Valley of Flowers and nearby attractions:


Day 1 :

Arrival in Haridwar/Rishikesh: Arrive at either Haridwar or Rishikesh, both well-connected to major cities, and transfer to your hotel. Take some time to rest and prepare for the upcoming journey.

Day 2 :

Haridwar/Rishikesh to Govindghat: Travel from Haridwar/Rishikesh to Govindghat, the starting point of the trek to the Valley of Flowers. The drive is scenic and passes through charming villages and lush green landscapes.

Govindghat to Ghangaria: From Govindghat, trek to Ghangaria, a picturesque village situated at an altitude of about 3,050 meters (10,006 feet). The trek is approximately 13 kilometers and takes around 6-8 hours. Enjoy the scenic beauty along the way.

Day 3 :

Ghangaria to Valley of Flowers and Back: Today is the highlight of the trip as you trek to the Valley of Flowers. The valley is an enchanting sight with a vast expanse of colorful flowers, including primulas, daisies, and various other alpine blooms. Spend ample time exploring the valley and its natural beauty.

Day 4 :

Ghangaria to Hemkund Sahib: Trek to Hemkund Sahib, a sacred Sikh pilgrimage site situated at an altitude of about 4,300 meters (14,107 feet). The trek is steep but rewarding, as the glistening Hemkund Lake and the Hemkund Sahib Gurudwara offer a spiritual experience and breathtaking views.

Day 5 :

Ghangaria to Govindghat: Descend back to Govindghat from Ghangaria, completing the trekking part of the journey.

Drive to Badrinath: From Govindghat, drive to Badrinath, one of the holiest Hindu pilgrimage sites in India. Visit the famous Badrinath Temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu and take a dip in the Tapt Kund, believed to have healing properties.

Day 6 :

Badrinath to Haridwar/Rishikesh: Depart from Badrinath and drive back to Haridwar/Rishikesh, where you can either continue your journey or catch your return flight/train.

Please note that the Valley of Flowers is open to visitors from June to September, as it remains covered in snow during the rest of the year. The trek requires a moderate level of fitness, and it's essential to carry proper trekking gear and follow safety guidelines during the journey. Additionally, this itinerary can be adjusted based on your preferences and the duration of your trip. Enjoy the magnificent beauty and serenity of the Valley of Flowers during your visit to Uttarakhand.

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Uttrakhand – Valley Of Flowers