Best time to visit: July to September
Valley of flowers is located in ‘Devbhumi’ Uttarakhand’s, Chamoli District (Garhwal).The Valley has breathtaking surroundings, be it nature lovers, hikers or botanists, a walk in UNESCO World Heritage Site is a perfect choice to enjoy the astounding Himalayas.
It’s located at an altitude of 4,389 m, the valley of flowers is home to endangered animals, including the brown bear, blue sheep, black bear, snow leopard and also variety of flowers including Vajardanti, Potentilla atrisanguinea, Himalayan Cinquefoil, Geranium-collinum, Brahma Kamal and many more…
The journey starts from Haridwar, which is the starting point of the Valley of Flowers trek.
Haridwar – Govindghat via Rishikesh, Devprayag, Srinagar, Rudraprayag, and Karanprayag.
On the way you will witness esthetic beauty and also confluence of Bhagirathi and Alaknanda Rivers that together form the River Ganges.
Valley of Flowers trek begins with a 14 km trek from Govindghat to Ghangaria. In the alley you will witness waterfalls and lush greenery which will mesmerise you. In the way world’s highest Gurudwara the ‘Hemkund Sahib’, is situated nearby, at an altitude of 4,329 meters.
As you will reach the height of 3,858 m to arrive at the Valley of Flowers, a blend of snow-covered mountains, frondescence and clouds will make you feel like fantasy land.
Important notes for travelers :
- The passage will become steeper.
- Carry your rain gear, because it’s monsoon season.
- Good shoes for the trek.
- Hardly any mobile network facility.
- Not allowed to trek after 2 pm.
- Horse riding not available after 4 pm.
PS:- The place is a must visit.
You should spend some time in the lap of nature and capture some scenic images in your heart, and I guarantee you this will be one of the unforgettable experience of your life.