Awesome Himalayan Valley Of Flowers Trek

Posted by Moustache Escapes on March 19th, 2021

The beautiful Valley of Flowers Trek, a mountainside meadow at an altitude of 11,500 feet deep in the Himalaya, is a mountainside meadow deep in the heart of the Himalaya (3500 m.). In August and September, the valley becomes a riot of colour, with over 1000 varieties of flowers, shrubs, orchids, and other plants carpeting the valley. The valley is a naturalist's paradise and a trekker's delight, with its rich flora and fauna and sparkling snow-capped peaks all around. You will see it for yourself on this four-day trek (part of a 10-day itinerary).

Day 1: Arrival in Delhi:

When you arrive in Delhi, you will be met at the airport and taken to your hotel. Depending on your arrival time, you might want to relax at your hotel or go for a stroll around your neighbourhood in search of a hearty meal to fuel you for the days ahead of hiking.

Day 2: Delhi to Rishikesh:

Drive to Rishikesh in the morning, which will take about six hours. Rishikesh is said to be the birthplace of yoga, as it is located on the banks of the River Ganga.

Visit the ghats on the Ganga in the evening to observe the evening aarti (worship) ritual, which is a spectacle of sights, sounds, and chanting. Rishikesh, which is surrounded by the Shivalik Himalayan Range, is well-known for its scenic beauty and spiritual experience.

Day 3: Rishikesh to Joshimath:

Today you'll travel to Joshimath, which is higher up in the mountains. Stop at Devprayag along the way to see the confluence of the Alaknanda and Bhagirathi rivers, which form the holy River Ganga. After 7-8 hours of driving, arrive in Joshimath in the evening.

Day 4: Joshimath to Govindghat:

Leave early in the morning for Govindghat by road. Trek about 8 miles (13 km) down from Govindghat to Ghangaria, the Valley of Flowers trek's base camp. Arrive late in the afternoon in Ghangaria.

Day 5: Ghangaria to Valley of Flowers:

This morning, set out for your ultimate destination, the Valley of Flowers. Ghangaria is about 1.8 miles (3 kilometres) away. This lovely meadow is surrounded by the sparkling snow-capped Himalaya and draped in a carpet of colourful flowers. Almost 300 different species of wildflowers can be found here. Return the same way you came to Ghangaria after taking some time to enjoy the breathtaking beauty of the region.

Day 6: Ghangaria to Lake Hemkund:

Hike to Hemkund Sahib, a revered Sikh shrine on Lake Hemkund's shores, today. The bluish-green lake is surrounded by snow-capped peaks that exceed 15,196 feet in height (4632 m.). The 3.7-mile (6-kilometer) trek to Hemkund Sahib follows the Laxman Ganga River, which originates in Lake Hemkund. Return to Ghangaria in the evening after visiting Hemkund Lake.

Day 7: Ghangaria to Govindghat:

Start your descent today by trekking back down to Govindghat from Ghangaria. Make a quick trip to Mana village, which is located in the Chamoli district. Mana is the last village before the Mana Pass and is just a few miles from the China-India border. The village is stunningly beautiful from a scenic perspective.

Drive to Joshimath after trying out Mana.

Day 8: Joshimath to Rishikesh:

Today is a long day of driving from Joshimath to Rishikesh (approximately 6-7 hours). On the way, take in the scenery of the mountains. After you arrive in Rishikesh, go see some of the sights you missed the first time you went, and attend the evening aarti worship ceremony for the second time.

Day 9: Rishikesh to Delhi:

Today, after breakfast, drive back to Delhi, which will take around 5-6 hours. There might be time after arrival in Delhi for some last-minute sightseeing or shopping.

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