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Valley Of Flowers Trek 2019
August 17 @ 6:00 am - August 22 @ 6:00 pm UTC+5.5Rs9500
About the place:
Valley of Flowers National Park is an Indian National Park, located at a height in West Himalaya. It is renowned for its meadows of endemic alpine flowers and the variety of flora found there. It is located in Uttarakhand state. This richly diverse area is also home to rare and endangered animals, including the Asiatic black bear, snow leopard, brown bear and blue sheep. The gentle landscape of the Valley of Flowers National Park complements the rugged mountain wilderness of Nanda Devi National Park to the east. Together they encompass a unique transition zone between the mountain ranges of the Zanskar and Great Himalaya. The park stretches over an expanse of 87.50 km2. Both parks are encompassed in the Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve (223,674 ha) which is further surrounded by a buffer zone (5,148.57 km2). This Reserve is in the UNESCO World Network of Biosphere Reserves since 2004. The Valley of Flowers is a high-altitude Himalayan valley that has been acknowledged by renowned mountaineers and botanists in literature for over a century.
|Type||High Altitude Trekking|
|Weather||Cold during nights|
|Meeting point||Laxman Jhoola, Rishikesh between 7:00 & 7:30 AM on Day 1 of all batches|
Day – 1 Reporting at Rishikesh (Laxman Jhula (near police chowki area) at 06:30AM & proceed to Govind Ghat (10hrs. drive)
We all will meet up at Laxaman Jhoola (near police chowki) by 6:30 am in the morning. We will hire a cab to drive to Govind Ghat (We will share the cost of the vehicle among all the participants at actual). The drive will take around 10 hours form Rishikesh. Over night stay at hotel in Govind Ghat
Day – 2 Govind Ghat – Ghangria [Duration: 5- 6 hours]
Early in the morning after breakfast from Govind Ghat it is a gradual ascent along a well maintained trail to Ghangria. Spend the rest of the day exploring the surroundings. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel in Ghangria.
Day – 3 Ghangria – Valley of Flowers – Ghangria [Duration: 4 – 5 hours]
This day’s trip take us into the Valley of Flowers. Explore the valley and return back to the hotel for the night stay at hotel in Ghangria.
Day – 4 Ghangria – Hemkund Sahib – Ghangria [Duration: 5 – 6 hours]
A steep hike to the lake of Hemkund Sahib (a holy place for the Sikhs) is planned for the day. Return back to the hotel for the night stay hotel in Ghangria.
Day – 5 Ghangria – Govind Ghat [Duration: 3 – 4 hours]
Trek back to Govind Ghat. We start early in the morning from Ghangria and reach Govind Ghat by 12:00 pm. Check in to the hotel. On this day people who wants to visit Badrinath Temple they can hire cab leave afternoon and evening they can come back to the hotel. Overnight stay at Govindghat.
Day – 6 Govindghat – Rishikesh [Duration: 8-9 hours]
You can start early in the morning from Govindghat and reach Rishikesh by 6:00 pm. (We will hire a cab at Govindghat to drive to Rishikesh and the costing will be shared among all the participants) The drive will take around 9/10 hours form Govindghat to reach Rishikesh. Stay at hotel in Rishikesh (Hotel cost is not included)
Participation fees: Rs.9,500/- per person
1. Nutritious, high calorie vegetarian food will be served
2. Guides for the trek who will meet the group at Rishikesh and and be there with the group through out the trek
3. Cook and camp helpers.
4. Hotel Accommodations: 1 night in Govind Ghat & 3 nights in Ghangria (3/4 sharing basis)
5. All Permits.
1. Any expenses of personal nature like phone call, bottled water etc.
2. Food apart from mentioned above in “Cost Includes” column
3. Transport between Delhi & Rishikesh And Rishikesh & Govind Ghat.
4. Any air / train / bus ticket to reach Delhi or come back from Delhi.
5. Porters/ Horses to carry loads on the route.
7. Camera fees if any.
8. Hotel cost at Rishikesh
9. Any thing not mentioned above
Thing to carry
Backpack 50 Liters (this will go on the horse. If you want to carry it on your back your welcome)
Small Day pack 20 Liters (you can use this on the trail to carry your trail food, camera, water and trail layers.)
Hiking pants / trousers and shirts
Good walking /hiking shoes
Flash light with extra batteries
Suntan lotion and toiletries
Warm jacket / pullover
Prescribed medication if any