The whole Valley of the Flowers Trek


Take a legendary trail in the world


The Himalayas is one of India’s most popular walking tours. People who did not even enter the Himalayas heard about the Valley Flowers Trek.


There is however a solid reason behind the mythical popularity of Valley Of Flower: this is one of the oldest known treks in India.


The National Park Valley of the Flowers was founded in 1980 by the Indian Government and was subsequently declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2002. Valley of the Flowers has been included in the world’s trekking bucket.


However, you should note that walking in Valley Of Flowers is not easy. A moderate trek, with a little longer trekking and a steep uphill into Hemkund Sahib, challenges your endurance. So get ready for the journey. We discussed this in detail in the difficulty section of this tour guide.

What I like about Valley Of Flowers


  1. The Valley of Flowers

The main reason I love this hike is the beautiful valley. When you stand at the entrance of the valley, you will see a coloured carpet opposite you. The valley is at least a couple of kilometres wide and ten kilometres long. There flowed in front of Me the tapestry with rose, blue and yellow waves and width.


A magnificent panorama of the Dog Flowers in the front (Impatiens Sulcata). The picture of Pavan Jain


They tell you to take a deeper path from the flowers to a smaller one. A number of flowers are beginning to appear. Not only in colours, informs, sizes, textures and smells. You’ll find entirely new flowers for a few decades. You wonder who has them here. How did the variety change? It was also interesting to see the large fauna and flora changed.


  1. The climb and Hemkund Sahib

The Flowers Valleys is a moderate walk, but the climb up to Hemkund is your next level. In 6 km, it’s almost 4,000 ft. This is not just a new challenge, it brings you to a picturesque area that you didn’t expect. 


The road up by drone or helicopter gives you nearly a view of Ghangaia and the Flowers Valley. You can see where you came from, and the day before where you went. The view of the eye of the bird also removes the scenery. 


Hemkund Sahib was once amazed by the peace of the lake and the surrounding mountains. You will receive thanks from the majestic lake, mountains and the Gurudwara during your journey. It is a time for many of them to reflect on their entire lives calmly.


  1. The cultural experience

Valley of Flowers isn’t just a trek. It will show you the faithful journey of men and a journey into the lovely valley. You can see young people, elderly people, children and children on this unbelievable 14,000-ft climb to the lake. Many are supported by ponies or even porters, but many are gaining strength.


It was warm to see people walking every part of the road in Hemkund Sahib Gurdwara keeping it clean and working at freezing temperatures. The dawn of the Sikh Gurudwara’s parade calls gave me a great sense of awakening at Ghangria. The walk shows a world you can’t see anywhere else.


How long is the Flowers Valley walking?


The valley of Flowers Trek is 38 km long. And you cover that distance in 4 days, in about six hours each day. For your trip to and from the Flowers Valley base camp, two days are required.


The tour begins at the Rishikesh 11-hour drive in Govindghat. From Govindghat you walk to Ghangria. That’s yours at the foot of your walk. Every day, you walk for about six hours and return to Ghangria.


During your walk, you’ll witness a large variety of things: flowers flooring, rivers gushing before you, high mountain scenery, delicate bridges, paths of stone, lakes etc.


In the Valley of Flowers, the winter months gradually slowly slow down in the early October and run through February. The winter temperature sinks to 6°C and the valley is currently experiencing snowfall. You can visit this place in winter if you’re a snow lover and want to look out on the glistening white snow with the ultimate solitude. If tourists visit this season the valley, the floral valley cannot be toured by tourists as it closes down on the last day of September.


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