Trekking in HImalayas - Velly of Flower with Hemkund Sahib Trek
Region: Garhwal Himalayas
Duration: 06 Nights 07 Days
Destination covered: Rishikesh - Joshimath - Ghangrina - Valley of flowers - Hemkund - Rudrapryag - Rishikesh
Altitude: 4320 m above sea level
Grade: Easy Trek
Best Time: May to October
Valley of Flower Starting from about 6 kms from Bhuindhar village it covering an area of about 87 square kms. The beautiful valley situated at an altitude ranging from 3300 mts to 3650 mts. Known as a paradise for nature lovers, the valley is replete with a wide array of flower varieties, and boasts of the largest collection of wild flowers species, in the entire region! The aptly christened river Pushpawati (the river of flowers) flows through the verdant valley. Blooming with exotic flower varieties lasting from from June, July till early September, the "Valley" has about 520 identified species of flowering plants! The area was declared as a National Park in 1982, and re named The Valley Of Flowers National Park. Fauna such as the Himalayan black bear, Musk deer, Brown bear, Bharal and rich variety of birds and butter flies are found aplenty in this area.
Velly of Flower with Hemkund Sahib Trek Itinerary
Day 01: Rishikesh - Joshimath (255 kms, 7 - 8 hrs drive)
After early breakfast leave for Joshimath. Enroute stop in Devprayag to witness the confluence of river Alaknanda and Bhagirathi to form holy river Ganges. Reach Joshimath by evening. On arrival check in hotel. Overnight at Joshimath.
Day 02: Joshimath - Govindghat - Ghangaria (20 kms drive, 13 km trek)
After early breakfast leave for Govindghat by road with packed lunch. Prepare for trek on arrival and then leave on the trek to Ghangaria, which will be our base camp for further trek to Valley Of Flowers. Reach Ghangaria late in the afternoon. On arrival check in hotel. Overnight at Ghangaria.
Day 03: Ghangaria - Valley of Flowers - Ghangaria (6 kms trek)
After breakfast leave for valley of flowers (3 kms one side trek) with packed lunch. Enjoy the beauty of rare high Himalayan flora at its best. The valley situated on a height of 3342 mts to 3658 mts is a national park under protection for its rate fona. Return back to Ghangaria for your overnight stay.
Day 04: Ghangaria - Hemkund Sahib - Ghangaria (10 kms trek)
After breakfast leave with packed lunch for Hemkund Sahib (a Sikh religious place) on the banks of Hemkund Lake at a height of 4320 mts. This trek is gradual ascent on the cobbled path from the altitude of 3049 mts to 4320 mts in just 5 kms. Return to Ghangaria by evening for overnight stay.
Day 05: Ghangaria - Govindghat - Badrinath (13 kms trek, 25 kms drive)
After breakfast trek down to Govindghat. Proceed for Badrinath by car. On arrival check in hotel. After lunch visit the main temple of Lord Vishnu. And dinner Overnight at hotel.
Day 06: Badrinath - Rudraprayag (165kms/ 5 -6hr)
Early morning, pilgrims after having a bath in the Taptkund have the Darshan of Badrivishal. Brahamakamal is significant for Pinddan Shraddh of ancestors (Pitrus). There are other interesting sight seeing spot like Mana, Vyas Gufa, Maatamoorti, Charanpaduka, Bhimkund and the "Mukh" of the Saraswati River. Just within the three kms of Badrinathjee. Later drive back to Rudraprayag. Check in Hotel. Overnight stay.
Day 07: Rudraprayag - Rishikesh (169kms/5 - 5hr)
Morning after breakfast drove back to Rishieksh.Trip End.