The Valley of Flowers Trek is India’s most famous trek in the Himalayas. Those who have no idea what traveling is all about also heard about the valley of flowers. The reason why this trek is so famous is that it is one of the oldest treks in India. It is considered heaven on earth. It is a bouquet of land as it comprises outlandish Himalayan flora and fauna. The Trek goes through dense forests, alongside the Pushpawati river.

This unique part of nature is an Indian National Park and a UNESCO World Heritage Site displaying extravagant knolls bloomed with alpine flowers and different fauna in this valley.

History of Valley Of Flowers Trek

The unavailability of this spot didn’t allow people to have a lot of knowledge about its presence. In the year 1931 3 English mountain climbers S. Smythe, Eric Shipton, and R.L. Holdsworth found this place when they lost their path, getting back from Mt.Kamet. In the year 1980, it is declared the valley of flowers.

AREAChamoli District, Uttarakhand
DURATION6-5 days
BEST SEASONMay, June and September
GRADEModerate Level
ALTITUDE14,400 ft
Keypoints of Valley Of Flowers

Highlights of Valley Of Flowers Trek

  • As its name suggests, the trek to Valley of flowers floors you with endless flowers in full sprout.
  • Achieve true serenity at Hemkund Sahib, a Sikh Gurudwara situated next to a high-altitude lake to a great extent known as Hemkund, which means “lack of snow”.
  • Meet and greet local people.
  • Rest your spirit in this beautiful nature.

Best Time to go Valley of Flowers

The entry to Valley of flowers opens towards the start of June. But the best time to visit is between July and October. Indeed, even in July and September, the trip isn’t the same every month.

Location of Valley of Flowers

Valley of flowers is situated in the Chamoli region of Uttarakhand, roughly 300 km toward the north of Rishikesh. Valley of flowers is a World Heritage Site for its wild untamed blooms surrounded by white pinnacles. 

Itinerary of Valley of Flowers

Rishikesh/Haridwar to Govind Ghat 

You can take a bus from Haridwar, which starts its journey at 4.30/5 AM in the morning and reaches at 5/5.30 AM at Rishikesh. You can also take the shared taxis which are accessible at both the spots close to the bus stand and start early morning around 5-5.0 AM.

If you are going with your vehicle try to reach early in the morning attempt as you have to cover around 275 km in a day with time for jams and avalanches considered. You will also pass through Devprayag – Srinagar – Rudraprayag – Joshimath.

Govind Ghat to Govind Dham/Ghangaria (15 km of trip 4-6 hours)

You need to begin your trek early in the morning for this day as the journey is tiring and the difficulty level is moderate. You will pass through Pulia and Bhyundar town, and there are shops on the way, so you will have things to eat.

Ghangaria to Hemkunt sahib to Govind Ghat

You have to begin early and arrive at Hemkunt Sahib. The trek is tough and the hardest you will face on this path. But you will also encounter some amazing views of the Garhwal Himalayan range. Then you have to travel down to Govind Ghat which will be tiring and weighty for knees.

Rishikesh to Delhi (200 km, 4-5 hrs)

This will be the last day you start back to Rishikesh,  exit from Uttarakhand, and leave for your destinations.

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How To Reach Valley of Flowers?

Via Air:

Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun is the closest air terminal to Haridwar. Book your tickets and you can easily reach them.

Via Train:

Haridwar Railway Station is well connected with all major cities. 

By Road:

Haridwar is well connected with roads too with every major city like Chandigarh, Delhi, Dehradun, and Nainital. You can easily reach here without any problem.

Frequently Asked Questions for Valley of Flowers

What is the nearby food in Valley of blossoms?

The region doesn’t offer any food so it is recommended to pack some food trek. 

What is the best time to visit the Valley of flowers?

The valley opens on June 1 every year and closes in October. The best time to visit the Valley of flowers is between July to September.

Who should visit the Valley of Flowers Trek?

Fearless trekkers and nature lovers must visit the Valley of flowers Trek.

What is the biggest challenge in Valley of flowers?

Challenging to reach. Hostile in winter.

What is famous about the valley of flowers Trek?

A superb dwelling place of nature in Garhwal. A pleasure for a nature lover. And it is famous for camping and trekking.