Valley of Flowers & Hemkund Sahib Trek, Uttarakhand

6 Nights /7 Days

Mountaineering and Trekking

Starting from

INR 25,350

+91 84484 45051

Starting from
INR 25,350
Starting from
INR 25,350

+91 84484 45051

+91 98187 03891

tours@holidaymoods.net

Overview

Valley of Flowers: High in the Himalayan range of Garwhal, in Uttarakhand, is some of the most beautiful alpine countryside to be found anywhere in India.  The Valley of Flowers is a beautiful alpine meadow located at an altitude 3660m, watered generously by the Pushpavati, a tributary of the Alaknanda river. 

Over a thousand varieties of flowers, shrubs, orchids, and plants in different colors and textures paint a natural collage never to be forgotten. Himalayan wildflowers including ferns, dwarf iris, dwarf larkspur, dwarf rhododendrons, primula, blue poppies, fritillaria, asters, potentillas, and inula grandifloras all grow wild in the valley, and the valley floor becomes carpeted in a riot of color each year after the monsoon rains. 

The Valley was introduced to the world as the Valley of Flowers by Frank S. Smith - mountaineer, explorer, the botanist who camped here for several weeks in the monsoon of 1937 and did valuable exploratory work, He authored a book called " The Valley of Flowers " Which unveiled the beauty and floral splendors of the valley and thus threw open the doors of this verdant jewel to nature - enthusiasts all over the world.

Hemkund Sahib: Another steeper trek route from Ghangaria, this leads to the high-altitude Lokpal lake, known as Hemkund (4329 m), and takes about 4-6 hours. Encircled by seven snow-clad peaks and their associated glaciers, the lake reflects its surroundings enchantingly in its serene crystal-clear waters. The glaciers of Hathi Parvat and Sapt Sharing peaks feed the lake and a small stream, the Him Ganga, flows from the lake. There are a Sikh gurudwara and a Lakshman temple on the bank of the lake.

Valley of Flowers Trek Uttarakhand Best Time to Visit
The best time to visit the Valley of Flowers is from mid-July to mid-August because in these months the flowers in this valley have fully blossomed, adding to its beauty even more. More than 300 varieties of flowers are found in this valley, due to which this valley attracts more tourists all over the world.

Maximum Altitude: 14,200 feet
Best Season: June-October
Difficulty Level: Moderate 

Highlights

  • Valley Of flowers offers beautiful meadows and exotic rare species of flowers during this trek.
  • Hathi Parvat (Elephant mountain), Ghodi Parvat (Horse Mountain) and Saptrishi peaks are main attractionsthroughout this trek.
  • Purify your soul by taking a dip in the holy waters of the Hemkund Sahib lake
  • Gorson Bugyal at 3049 M, just 3 kms trek from Auli is a huge green alpine meadow surrounded by coniferous forest and oak trees

Region

Garhwal Himalayas, Uttarakhand

Trek

Valley of Flowers

Base

Govind Ghat

Grade

Moderate trek

Max. Altitude

 4326 m

Best Season

July, August & September

Itinerary

Day

1

Drive Haridwar to Pipalkoti / Joshimath (320 Kms/ 11 hrs)
Joshimath

• Arrive at Haridwar, transfer to Joshimath

• Dinner & Overnight stay at Hotel


Day

2

Joshimath to Govindghat (Drive 25 Kms /1 hrs) Govindghat to Ghanghria (Trek 13km 6 hr)
Ghangaria

• Early morning after breakfast, drive to Govind Ghat. Start trekking from Govind Ghat to Ghangaria (12 kms) Packed Lunch en-route & reach Ghangaria by evening.
• Dinner & Overnight stay at Ghangaria


Day

3

Day trek to Valley of Flowers (5km Trek One Way)
Ghangaria

• After breakfast, we start our fully escorted trek to the Valley of flowerers. The first part of the trek is through thick forest along the Pushpavati river. Later we trek in the open meadows.

• Arrive and explore the area. Witness several varieties of rare flowers including Blue Poppy, Potentilla, Geranium and hundreds of others.

• Full day to explore Valley of Flowers – UNESCO World Heritage Site.

• Packed lunch, flasks full of hot beverages as well as assorted refreshments will be arranged.

• Return to Ghanghria in the evening for dinner and overnight stay.


Day

4

Day Visit to Hemkund Sahib (Max Altitude 4632mtr)
Ghangaria

• Post early breakfast today we start our fully escorted trek to Hemkund -internationally acclaimed, one of the finest high latitude lakes in Uttarakhand Himalayas. It is also a place of worship for Sikhs and Hindus. It’s an uphill trek to reach Hemkund.

• See the crystal clear lake with astonishing views of surrounding peaks.

• visit Hemkund Sahib Gurudwara and Lakshman Temple on the banks of the lake. Return to Ghanghria in the evening for dinner and overnight stay.


Day

5

Ghangaria- Govindghat- Badrinath (14 Kms Trek, 4 to 5 Hrs / 30 Km Drive) Height: 3133 Mts.
Badrinath

• The morning after breakfast, trek down for Govindghat & drive to Badrinath.

• Check in to the hotel arrival in Badrinath.

Badrinath one of the Ancient Char Dhams is one of the most celebrated pilgrimage spots of the country and is situated at an elevation of 3,133 meters, guarded on either side by the two mountain ranges known as Nar & Narayan with the towering Neelkanth Peak providing a splendid backdrop. This revered spot was once carpeted with wild berries. Thus the place got the name Badri van, meaning forest of berries

• After having a bath in the Taptkund have the Darshan of Badri Vishal & Aarti in the evening. Overnight stay at Badrinath.


Day

6

Drive from Badrinath to Auli (60kms/ 2 Hrs.)
Auli

• After an early breakfast, drive to Auli
• Overnight at hotel


Day

7

Depature Auli to Haridwar(285 Kms/ 10 Hrs.)
Haridwar

• After an early breakfast, drive to Haridwar.


Inclusions


  • All land transfers in shared private vehicle ex-Joshimath as per package you opt
  • 05 night deluxe accommodation on twin sharing basis as per itinerary (2N Joshimath or opt for 1N in Joshimath and 1N in Auli and 3N Ghanghria) One room on triple sharing basis, if the group size is an odd number
  • Veg & egg meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Evening Snacks and Dinner) for the trip duration as per itinerary
  • (From Dinner on Day 1 to Breakfast on Day 6)
  • Entry fee for Valley of Flowers as applicable to Indian nationals
  • Fully escorted trek with fluent English speaking license holder local trekking guide (01 guide for upto 8 pax)
  • Charges for mules for trekking client’s soft luggage (1 piece of soft luggage, max 10 kg, per client)
  • Joshimath sightseeing on Day 5 as per itinerary (time permitting)
  • Goods & Services Tax (GST) at 5%

Exclusions


  • Travel from City of Origin to trip start point as you have opted  (ie Joshimath or Haridwar) and back
  • At extra cost, we can arrange for private vehicle exclusively for your round trip travel from Haridwar/ Dehradun/ Rishikesh to Joshimath/Auli and back
  • Accommodation at Haridwar/Dehradun/Rishikesh.  At extra cost, we can arrange for the same
  • Travel Insurance or any other kind of insurance(Trekkers are advised  to obtain applicable insurance on own)
  • Costs and expenses for medical treatment in case of evacuation or in case of any medical condition or emergency or otherwise for any reason
  • Any accommodation, travel or transport (or any change/upgrade) outside of itinerary for any reason
  • Charges for helicopter ride between Govindghat to Ghanghria and back
  • Hire charges for mules/porters/equipment if hired by trekkers for the personal ride or extra personal luggage 

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Proposed Accommodation/ Similar

Joshimath - 1 Night
Ghangaria - 3 Nights
Badrinath - 1 Night
Auli - 1 Night

Additional Info

Sector Note

Tour Price

Package Cost



Particular

Standard

Premium

Deluxe

Luxury

Vehicle to be used

2-3 Pax

32201

34582

37833

42539

Sedan

4-6 Pax

31293

33668

36919

41631

Innova

7-9 Pax

30569

32944

36182

40907

Tempo Traveler

10-12 Pax

27546

29921

33172

39180

Tempo Traveler

Cancellation Policy

The package price will be deducted as per the following conditions strictly. No refund will be entertained without receiving a cancellation request effective from the date of receipt of the letter. 

  • Notice less than 60-46 days:  25% cost will be deducted
  • Notice less than 45-31 days:  50% cost will be deducted
  • Notice less than  30 days:    No Refund

Note: No refund will be given to people who are unable to complete the trip or abandon it due to any reasons.
Terms & Conditions
  • The digital copy of the Indemnity form duly filled, signed and emailed to the company along with the booking amount. 
  • It will be deemed that the booking & payment policy is accepted by the clients while making the bookings with the first deposit amount. 
  • If the client is forced to cancel the booking prior to departure, the cancellation policy will be followed.
  • In case of any delay beyond our control, the client will have to bear extra cost for the extra days as per the option chosen on per day basis.
  • Please  note  and  be  well  informed  that  there  will  be  no  refund  of  money  after the package commences and if one cannot complete activity or gets sick enroute. 
  • The cost is for the entire package and there would be no refunds in case any part of the package is not availed.


COMPANY LIABILITY

  1. It is in the nature of a holiday of this kind to be flexible. The day-to-day agenda and ultimate goal of the tour is taken as an aim and not as a contractual obligation. We shall not be responsible for the delays or alterations in the program or expenses incurred due to conflict, international or internal flight delay or cancellations, strikes, sickness, weather, war, vehicle problems, political closures and disputes.
  2. The  booking  is  accepted  on  the  understanding  that  you  realize  the  potential  risks  and hazards that can be involved in holidays of this kind. The organisor along with our leaders/guides and anyone else working in association with us cannot be held responsible for any death, accident or mishap that may occur in connection with any part of, or services connected with the holiday. 
  3. Before the guests come on a holiday, they must be covered by insurance, which has to include the cost of helicopter rescue, evacuation and cost of repatriation if they become too ill to continue. It is recommended that the travel insurance should cover adventure activities undertaken. We can help you incase required
  4. The Company would not be liable to pay any kind of compensation arising because of any mishap, sickness, accident etc.
Payment Policy
BOOKING & PAYMENT POLICY


  • Booking Amount:     25% of the package price (Non-Refundable)
  • 1st Installment:        25% of the package price on confirmation of all services
  • 2nd Installment:       50% Balance 15 days prior to the departure date
Indemnity Bond
Kindly download the Booking & Indemnity form this link. The digital copy of the Booking & Indemnity form duly filled, signed and scanned must be emailed to us along with the 25% booking amount of the package price.

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