Valley of Flowers Trek

From

₹ 10,999 ₹12,500

Duration

6D/5N

Height

14,200ft

Distance

46kms

Pick Up & Drop

Haridwar

Overview

The Valley of Flowers Trek is a path that runs beside the Pushpawati river and passes through a lush forest to reach its destination. Along the trip, you will come across a great number of bridges, waterfalls, and other little water streams. It is recommended that you go to Valley of Flowers between the middle of June and the middle of September. It is well-known for the natural beauty of its surroundings as well as the diverse flora that it contains. In the alpine region, there are around 520 different species of plants, of which 498 are blooming plants. The splendour of the valley is not something that can be caught by a camera; rather, it is something that can only be captured by the eyes and kept in the subconscious. Flower enthusiasts, hikers, photographers, botanists, bird watchers, environment enthusiasts, and others who are passionate about animals all go to this picturesque location. Now is the time to reserve your Valley of Flowers Trekking Package.

As the season progresses from June to September, the Valley seems to undergo a transformation in its appearance due to the wide range of blooming plants that are there. It is at its peak during these seasons, and you should not pass up the opportunity to take advantage of it. Not only is it a well-known tourist destination among Indians, but it is also well-known among visitors from other countries and international tourists. In order to gain a peek of the natural beauty that the valley has to offer, hundreds of people from other countries come here every year. A well-known destination for Sikh pilgrims, the Valley of Flowers Hemkund Sahib is yet another gem that can be found in this area. Because of its location at an elevation of 4328 metres, it is the Gurudwara that is considered to be the highest in the Sikh community. The sacred Gurudwara, the many waterfalls, the lush forest, the snow-capped Himalayas, and the lake of snow will all make you fall in love with the location immediately.

Ghangharia is a little village that may be found on the path that leads to Hemkund Sahib and the valley of flowers. During the journey to the valley and Hemkund Sahib, you are required to spend three nights in Ghangharia, which is the spot where you must stay.

Trek Plan

From Haridwar to Govindghat via Joshimath

Beginning at seven o’clock in the morning, the trekkers will be picked from Haridwar, which is the starting point of the trek. Haridwar is provided with excellent connections to Delhi via both the road and the train routes. Buses and trains that operate overnight are also available. This is the place where the Ganges River is formed by the confluence of the powerful Alaknanda and Bhagirathi rivers. Along the way towards Govindghat, you will also come across other Prayag, and by the time the day is up, you will have arrived at Joshimath or Govindghat respectively. Your baggage will be waiting for you at the hotel, where you may take in the breathtaking view of the Garhwal Himalayas. Have dinner in the hotel and relax for the night.

From Govindghat to Ghangaria

Following breakfast, start on a trek to Ghangaria by way of Poolna. From Poolna, which is just 4 km away, it is a simple ascent to Ghangaria and we will stop for lunch break in the middle. At the end of the ascent, you will arrive at Ghangaria, where you will leave your baggage at the hotel. A cup of tea and some snacks in the evening will be served. Relax after munching up and wait for the dinner followed by sleep.

From Ghangaria to Valley of Flowers and back

Today is the day to get ready for Valley of Flowers, which has been designated as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Following breakfast, make your way to the valley and have a walk through the stunning and diverse collection of flowers that will undoubtedly help you forget about the exhaustion you’ve had during the day. Travel back towards Ghangaria when you have finished snapping photographs and packing your lunch. Because your journey is now over, you may relax and enjoy your dinner while staying at the camp.

From Ghangaria to Hemkund Saheb and back

After breakfast, you will go on a trek to Hemkund Sahib. The type of the path which ranges from easy to moderate. While trekking to the Gurudwara, you will get the opportunity to see a multitude of waterfalls, flowers, snow-capped mountains, and glaciers, all of which will undoubtedly captivate your attention. Another important feature is the cleanliness of the pilgrimage, which is a principle that may be learned from the Sikh community. This is despite the thousands of people that are travelling. It was in the afternoon when we arrived to the Gurudwara. Spend some time immersed in the tranquil atmosphere of the Gurudwara and then have a refreshing swim in the glacial lake. You should also pay a visit to the Lokpal Temple, which is situated in close proximity to the Gurudwara.
Given the unpredictability of the weather, it is imperative that you make your way back to Ghangaria from the Gurudwara before two o’clock. Please make your way back to Ghangaria and have your evening snacks. A dinner at the hotel served early.

From Ghangaria to Govindghat

You will begin the simple descent of nine kilometres to Poolna on the same route that you hiked on earlier in the day. This will take place after you have had your meal in the morning. A taxi will drive you back to Govindghat, which is located four km away, after you have arrived at Poolna. A tour of the breathtaking Auli may be taken in the evening if that is something you would want to do. In the latter part of the evening, make your way back to the hotel in Govindghat, where you will spend the night.

From Govindghat to Haridwar

Once you have finished your breakfast, go in the same direction towards Haridwar once again. You will reach Haridwar by ten o’clock at night. From there you can plan your way to home or any other journey.

What’s Included

What’s Excluded

Things To Carry

When embarking on a trek with Global Events Travels, there are certain items you need to bring yourself. These are divided into five categories: Trekking Gear, Footwear, Clothing, Toiletries,
Utensils, and Miscellaneous. All items listed are essential, unless marked as optional.

Trekking Gear

  • Rucksack with rain cover
  • Day pack bag, Recommended for treks with a summit day
  • Head torch with spare batteries
  • UV protection sunglasses
  • Water bottles: Two 1-liter bottles

Footwear

  • Non-skid, deep treaded, high-ankle trekking shoes: 1 pair
  • Lightweight slippers or sandals: 1 pair
    Clothing
  • Quick-dry warm lower or track pants: 2
  • Full-sleeve T-shirts/sweatshirts: 1 for every 2 days of trekking
  • Thick woolen socks: 1 pair for every 2 days of trekking
  • Thermal body warmer (upper & lower): 1 set
  • Undergarments: 1 for each day of trekking
  • Warm jacket (closed at wrist & neck): 1
  • Full-sleeve sweater: 1
  • Rainwear (jacket & pants): 1 set
  • Waterproof, warm gloves: 1 pair
  • Woolen cap**: 1
  • Sun-shielding hat: 1

Toiletries

  • Personal toiletries kit: Small towel, toilet paper, paper soap, bar soap, toothbrush,
    toothpaste, cold cream, etc.
  • Sunscreen lotion: Small pack
  • Lip balm: Small pack

Utensils

  • Small, lightweight, leak-proof lunch box: 1
  • Plate: 1
  • Spoon: 1
  • Tea/coffee mug (plastic): 1

Miscellaneous

  • Camera: (Optional)
  • Personal medicines: Bring plenty if needed; consult your doctor before the trek.
  • Dry fruits, nuts, chocolate bars (Optional)

FAQ's

The best time to do the Kedarkantha Trek is typically from December to April when the region experiences snowfall and the landscapes are beautifully covered in snow. However, the trek can also be done during the summer months, from April to June, when the weather is milder and the snow has melted.

The Kedarkantha Trek is considered to be of moderate difficulty. It involves trekking through varying terrain, including forests, meadows, and snow-covered trails. While it's suitable for beginners, some prior trekking experience and a reasonable level of fitness are recommended.

The Kedarkantha Trek typically takes around 5 days to complete. This includes trekking from Sankri village to the Kedarkantha summit and back, with overnight stays at various campsites along the way.

The summit of Kedarkantha Peak stands at an altitude of approximately 12,500 feet (3,800 meters) above sea level.

Accommodation during the Kedarkantha Trek typically consists of tents or guesthouses at various campsites along the route. Some operators also offer fixed tented camps with basic amenities like sleeping bags, mattresses, and meals.

Essential items to pack for the Kedarkantha Trek include appropriate clothing (layers for cold weather), trekking shoes, a sturdy backpack, water bottles, energy snacks, sunscreen, sunglasses, a hat, personal medications, and a first aid kit. It's also advisable to carry a trekking pole and a good quality sleeping bag.

While the altitude of Kedarkantha Peak is not extremely high, some trekkers may experience symptoms of altitude sickness, especially if ascending too quickly. It's important to acclimatize properly, stay hydrated, and listen to your body. If symptoms persist or worsen, it's advisable to descend to a lower altitude.

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