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Valley of Flowers

Uttarakhand | 5 | 5

  • 38 KM

  • 6D | 5N

  • Easy

  • 15200 ft

  • Age 12 Minimum Year

Starting from ₹ 10999

₹ 8499per person

Extra 5% GST

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  • Rishikesh/Haridwar - Rishikesh/Haridwar
  • Trek starts from Govindghat
  • Travelling Charges Applicable

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Trek Overview

Valley of Flowers is considered the most striking Trek in Uttarakhand you can enjoy during the rainy season. It is seamlessly located in the West Himalayan parts of Uttarakhand and nestled at a height of nearly 3600 meters above the sea-level. Here, you can get the opportunity to see the extremely rare blue Primula. This trek is also considered one of the most popular treks in the world. 

The Valley of Flowers, according to ancient scripts (Ramayan), is the place from where Lord Hanuman got the magical herb to save Lakshman. The refreshing combination of scents released from the beautiful flowers will make you feel like you are in heaven when you enter the valley. 

Here you will also discover a hidden lake at 14,400 ft. height, which makes a personal coop for various species of wildflowers such as petunia, zinnia, geranium, daisies, calendulas, poppy, lilies, sedums, and saxifrages. 


Why You Should Do Valley of Flowers Trek

Planning to start a trip to the Valley of Flowers Trek is a memorable experience. There are many reasons to embark on this thrilling adventure, and some of the reasons are mentioned below -

  • Incomparable Beauty: The Valley of Flowers reveals an overwhelming and vibrant landscape of flowers, painting the whole scenery in bright hues. It is a heaven for photographers, nature lovers, and anyone who seeks peace in nature's lap. 
  • Ecology Delight: The Valley of Flowers Trek india gives you a chance to explore endangered and rare species of alpine flowers, including Cobra Lily, Blue Poppy, and Brahma Kamal. This valley also accommodates varied wildlife, such as bird species, musk deer, and Himalayan black bears.
  • Spiritual Significance: The trek consists of a visit to a holy Sikh shrine, Hemkund Sahib, at a height of 4,329 meters. This sacred place holds huge religious significance for Sikhs and provides a calm and serene atmosphere among the gigantic mountains.
  • Serenity and Adventure: The trekking pathway perfectly combines harmony and adventure. It enables you to test yourself physically while giving you enough chances to infiltrate the calmness of the surroundings. 


Best Time to Do the Valley of Flowers Trek

Mid-July to mid-August is the best time to begin the Valley of Flowers Trek. At this time, the valley blooms to the fullest, and the climate is amusing, plus the flowers are at their best, producing a fascinating spectacle. But, it is important to check the climate condition in advance and communicate with local authorities before beginning the trek. 


How difficult is Valley of Flowers Trek?

When it comes to difficulty, this trek is moderate for Trekkers Of India. The Valley of Flowers Trek involves crossing through varied paths, including steep descents and ascents. For going on a trek, an individual must have moderate stamina and fitness. You should have enough physical preparation and trekking experience, like cardiovascular training and regular exercise.


How to Reach Valley of Flowers

Govindghat is the starting point to begin the Valley of flowers Uttarakhand trek? It is also considered as the base camp of this trek. You can pick one of your favourite transportation modes.

  • By Air: The nearest airport is Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun, which is well-connected to major cities in India. You can hire a taxi or take a bus from the airport to reach Govindghat.
  • By Train: The nearest railway station is Rishikesh, which is well-connected to various cities in India. You can hire a taxi or take a bus from Rishikesh to Govindghat.
  • By Road: Govindghat is well-connected by road. You can take a bus or hire a taxi from Rishikesh or other towns like Joshimath.


Short Itinerary

  • Day 1: Arrival at Govindghat, acclimatization, and overnight stay.
  • Day 2: Trek from Govindghat to Ghangaria.
  • Day 3: Trek from Ghangaria to Valley of Flowers and back to Ghangaria.
  • Day 4: Trek from Ghangaria to Hemkund Sahib and back to Ghangaria.
  • Day 5: Trek from Ghangaria to Govindghat and departure.


  • Distance: 300 km
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Altitude: 6,300ft. / 1,920m

Karchi is the starting point to begin your Valley of Flowers trek. You will enjoy your drive from Rishikesh to Karachi because the road is along the streams of the Ganga.

The road moves along, embracing the hills, and you explore the valleys and forests of Garhwal underneath you.

After crossing the Pipalkoti village, the whole landscape transforms. Suddenly you perceive a significant difference in the scenery when getting near the range of Greater Himalayan. Pay attention to Mt. Drongiri’s huge mountain from the Karchi.

This mountain will follow you for your overall trek duration. The base camp has some exciting things that you should understand. If you reach there a day before your tren, you can visit nearby places, like the province of Lata, Reini, where India’s Chipko movement commenced, and The Hotsprings, the initial view of Mt. Dronagiri peak.

  • Distance: 13 km
  • Duration: 5-6 hours
  • Altitude: 9,600ft. / 2,926m

On this day, you will start your journey to Poolna via cab, which decreases the trekked distance from 13km to 9km. You will begin your cab ride (4km) to Poolna.

The road is well-maintained and is usually packed with Sikh pilgrims walking to and from Poolna. Your trek to Ghangaria from Poolna, which covers a 9kkm distance, goes along the river.

You can halt by any roadside dhaba or restaurant to eat something or drink. The road is alternately shaded and bright. After crossing half the distance from your trek, you cross the river Ganga and reach another side. After crossing this river, you no longer see the river ahead.

Your trek takes around five or six hours, and you move towards a tabular terrain. That’s when you will get closer to Ghangaria. This place also has a helipad plus some beautiful space to set up your camp.

There is a one-street village of Ghangaria after half a kilometer distance where you will see a Gurudwara and some restaurants and hotels. The Gurudwara provides free food and accommodation to everyone.

  • Distance: 4 km (one side)
  • Duration: 6-7 hours
  • Altitude: 11,500ft. / 3,505m

In the early morning, you will leave Ghangaria and get the entire day to spend a lovely time at Valley of Flowers. The road divides in half a kilometer, and you will see a gate where you can get entry tickets to the valley.

Go inside and watch the tiny flowering plants blooming up on every side. After one kilometer inside the gate, you will find a beautiful bridge across a river flowing below.

You will also see a big rocky mountain. After a few walks, the well-laid-out path will become a small footway along the valley sides. The river gushes below you, and you will observe hard, small snow patches by the valley side.

There will be limited Trekkers Of India  with you in the Valley of Flowers. The view will also take a drastic turn, and the views will be picture-perfect wherever you look around. You will cross another wobbly bridge and gather some drinking water from below.

The whole valley is usually a carpet of hues like blue, red, yellow, and green. It is enclosed by peaks with various trees at lower levels, grey and brown soil in the center, and snow at the acme.

A vibrant day will ensure blue skies and give you a stunning view. It is like a dreamland for every botanist. You can explore buds, leaves, and flowers of different colors, sizes, and shapes, all cultivating together.

Observe different types of insects and bees drifting on these eccentric flowers. When you move ahead to the valley, you will experience some extraordinary aromas.         

The valley expands 5-7 kms more until it completes with a glacier noticeable at a distance. The river gushes through the valley. You can remove your shoes and dip your feet into the icy cold water.

If you visit this place in July-August, you will see some favorite flowers like Dog Flower, White Leaf Hog Foot, River Anemone, Blue Poppy, Himalayan Rose, Hooked Stick Seed, Snake Foil, and Meadow Geranium.

You should carry some food from Ghangaria before heading to the Valley of Flowers because you will not find food there. Also, you cannot camp inside the valley; it’s prohibited. You will need to return the same way by early afternoon.

The afternoon sun shading its rays on the valley of flowers from an opposite direction will give you a new outlook on the same place.

  • Distance: 6 km (one side)
  • Duration: 9-10 hours
  • Altitude: 14,107ft. / 4,300m

On day 4, you will have to wake up early. The climate can be reckless at noon, and unexpected rain and cloud cover can trap you if you don’t come down on time.

You might find it hard to wake up so early, around 5 am, but Gurudwara nearby will help you. Singing of bhajans in the Gurudwara begins at 4 am.

So, you will need to wake up and grab your preferred beverage. You should get a  trekking pole and a light raincoat before going to the Hemkund trek. Cross the departure to Valley of Flowers. Keep trekking up the vertical road gradually but steadily.

There, you will observe a beautiful waterfall on your right side. After approximately two hours of trekking, you will reach higher, and the scenery improves.

You will feel less oxygen level after one more hour of slow trekking with some halts. You will also find a melting glacier on your route. Take some breaks while ascending the vertical path.

These halts or stoppages are crucial before climbing up at a faster pace could get you sick.

Avoid sitting down during the breaks because it can cause your muscles to unwind, and starting your trek can be tricky. One more hour of the stiff accent will get you to Hemkund-Sahib Gurudwara.

Behind this Gurudwara, you will see a beautiful ice-covered lake for six months. You can warm up in the Gurudwara and have some hot khichdi and tea.

When you go around Hemkund Lake, you will experience serenity and peace. It’s undisturbed and clear and replicates the peaks surrounding it.

The Gurudwara and the lake in this atmosphere are lovely pictures to watch. Around Hemkund Lake, Brahma Kamal and Himalayan flowers grow in abundance. 

This flower breeds only at altitudes of 10,000 ft-15,000 ft. Now, you will have to leave this place by early afternoon. Climbing down can be exhausting on the toes and the knees. Walking down to 6 kms may take nearly 4-5 hours.

  • Distance: 13 km
  • Duration: 4-5 hours
  • Altitude: 9,600ft. / 2,926m

Now you will have to return to Govindghat from Ghangaria, which will cover nearly 13 km. You can say goodbye to the enchanting valley and finish your Trek india. Now depart from Govindghat and make your journey ahead.


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  •  Accommodation in tents during the trek
  •  All meals during the trek
  •  Experienced trekking guide and support staff
  •  First aid and medical kit
  •  Permits and entry fees


  •  Transportation to and from Govindghat.
  •  Personal expenses and tips.
  •  Travel insurance.
  •  Any additional accommodation or meals not mentioned in the itinerary.

How to Reach

The nearest airport is Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun, which is well-connected to major cities in India. You can hire a taxi or take a bus from the airport to reach Govindghat.

Govindghat is well-connected by road. You can take a bus or hire a taxi from Rishikesh or other towns like Joshimath.

The nearest railway station is Rishikesh, which is well-connected to various cities in India. You can hire a taxi or take a bus from Rishikesh to Govindghat.

Food During Trek

Tea / Coffee / Juice
Bread Butter-Jam / Sandwich / Omelette / Aloo Paratha / Mix Veg Poha / Porridge / Chole Bhature / Aloo Poori / Mix Veg Vermicelli

Please Note: This is a Tentative Menu. Trekkers Of India can change/update the menu without any prior notice! 

  • Roti / Paratha / Sabzi / Vegetable Pulao / Jeera Rice / Daal Makhni
  • Refereshment: Banana / Packed Juice / Biscuit / Chocolate / Dry Fruits

  • Tea/Coffee, Mix Veg Soup
  • Bread Pakoda / Maggie / Veg Pakoda

  • Mattar-Paneer / Rajma-Rice / Roti-Sabzi / Tadka Daal / Aloo-Gobhi / Mix veg Manchurian / Masur Daal
  • Sweets: Gulab-Jamun / Halwa
  • Hot Drink: Bournvita

Terms & Conditions

Cancellation Process & Terms & Conditions

For canceling your booking, please send us an e-mail at support@trekkersofindia.com

Do not forget to mention your booking reference number in the same e-mail. Cancellation requests cannot be taken over the phone call or messages.

Advance Amount is Non Refundable 

  • Cancellation made 25 days before the trek- 90% cash refund or Get 100% of the trek fee in a Trekkers Of India Trek Voucher.
  • Cancellation made between 24 days and 15 days before the trek- 70% cash refund or Get 80% of the trek fee in a Trekkers Of India Trek Voucher.
  • Cancellation made between 14 days and 10 days before the trek- 50% cash refund or Get 70% of the trek fee in a Trekkers Of India Trek Voucher.
  • Cancellation made between 9 days and 1 day before the trek– No Refund, 10% Trek Voucher
  • If the Cancellation is made on the Starting day of the trek or there is no Show on the start day of trek, there will be No Refund, No Voucher.
  • Trek Voucher is Issued when Full Amount is Paid to book the trek.
  • No refund is applicable on cancellation if Advance Amount is Paid to Book the Trek/Trip.
  • Refunds will be made within 7-14 working days from the date of cancellation.
  • In case of refund, 3% payment processing charges must be applied.
  • In case of refund, 5% GST is NON REFUNDABLE.
  • If your Booking says ” NON REFUNDABLE “ No Refund or Trek Voucher will be issued.



In the rare event that we cancel a trek, this is the policy we follow:

We almost never cancel our treks. But in case we cancel a trek because of Lockdown, Natural calamities (snowstorms, thunderstorms, floods, landslides, earthquakes, bad weather) or unexpected political unrest, terrorism activity, curfews, local riots, or government orders, Trekkers Of India issues a voucher for the full amount of your trek fee paid to us or Alternate Trek will be arranged. You can redeem the Trek Voucher on any of our treks over the next one year or even extend it in case of emergency. NO CASH REFUND would be made.

What If Trekker is on Trek & It is not completed due to natural calamities (snowstorms, thunderstorms, floods, landslides, earthquakes, bad weather) or unexpected political unrest, terrorism activity, curfews, local riots, or government orders?

There would be NO REFUND in this case.

Trekker can avail our “Come Back & Trek Again Feature” Let us tell you more about it. (Not applicable on Winter Treks)


1. As a Trekker, there are times when you have to let go of a Trek in mid of the Trek Journey. You can fall ill or get hit by AMS or at times simply fatigue pulls you down or there may be other reasons as well such as Snowstorms, thunderstorms, floods, landslides, earthquakes or unexpected political unrest, bad weather, curfews, local riots, or government orders?. Or if your Trek Leader/Guide sends you back down to base due to a safety or health issue. At Trekkers Of India we feel bad when such things happen and we understand the feelings of Trekker.

But wait! Trekkers Of India will not let you go back with sad face! We have a feature/policy in which you can “COME BACK & TREK AGAIN” that means you can come back & do SAME TREK again. And Hey! you don’t need to pay Trekkers Of India money for the same. Happy now  ?

How to apply for same? Simply email us at support@trekkersofindia.in, Our support team will send you a Refcode (Which is not a Trek Voucher Code). Next year when you are ready to do Same trek again, you can simply mail us at bookings@trekkersofindia.in with Refcode and batch date our team will help you confirming your slot.

IMPORTANT: Offloading Fee, Travel Fee, Rental Fee is not included in this feature.


What is a Trekkers Of India Trek Voucher?

Trek Voucher is a credit amount which gets added to you Trekkers Of India account. You can redeem trek voucher by booking any Fixed Departure Trek with Trekkers Of India in future. Every Trek voucher comes with one year validity.

IMPORTANT: Trekkers Of India Trek Vouchers are non transferrable, non refundable to others. Only Trekker who has received it can redeem it. For example, If you have booked for five person you can either avail one Trek voucher of xyz amount or five trek vouchers will be issued on Trekker’s name.


How to redeem the Trek Voucher: 

Trekker will receive a Trek Voucher code on mail once you apply for the same.

1. Visit www.trekkersofindia.com
2. Choose Your Trek, Click on Available Dates.
3. Fill your Details
4. You will find Coupon Code option
5. Enter Your Trek Voucher code
6. Redeemed Yayy!

Please Note: This voucher code can redeemed only once for Treks in Uttarakhand, Himachal, Kashmir. Not redeemable for Treks in Maharashtra. And if you have received Voucher for treks in Maharashtra it can be only redeemed for treks in Maharashtra. If you need any support while Using the VOUCHER CODE feel free to Call/Whatsapp your Trek coordinator on +91 9999779236,9999779136. Trekkers Of Maharashtra coordinator is available on +91 8800144436.


  • Full amount to be paid to confirm booking.
  • Booking confirmations are subject to the availability of accommodation in specified hotels.
  • Cheques not accepted.
  • Payments accepted via UPI, Credit Card, and Net Banking (in case of payment via credit card 3% extra will be charged).
  • Once the payment is completed, inform our team via sharing a screenshot/ copy of the payment confirmation. Make sure the date, time, and UTR number are visible in the copy.
  • If a solo female traveller does not wish to share accommodation an additional cost will be charged.   


  • Trekkers Of India reserves the right to alter the day-wise schedule of the tour without any prior information (based on traffic, route restrictions or unforeseen travel-related circumstances). 
  • In case there is an unprecedented surge in transportation or accommodation costs (for instance, a hike in fuel charges), the total cost of the package will also increase.
  • Trekkers Of India will not be responsible for any change in the itinerary due to natural calamities or unforeseen circumstances. Any additional cost incurred for the same will be in addition to the cost borne by the client.
  • Anything that is not mentioned in the inclusions is not a part of this package. 
  • Images of the sites, city, hotel, etc. are for illustration purposes only. 
  • Additional charges would be applied for the passengers who wish to stay back at the destination or transit.

Things to Carry

Back Pack & Rair Cover 20-30 ltr (If hire a mule of porter)
Walking Stick 1
Water bottle/Hydration Pack 2 bottles of one ltr. each, People who use hydration pack 1 hydration pack and 1 bottle ofb one ltr., Carry at least one thermos flask.
Personal Medical Kit Consult yur Doctor
Snacks Energy Bar/Dry Fruits

T-shirts 2 Full sleeves (Non cotton)
Fleece T-shirt 1 Nos.
Fleece jacket 1 Nos. (Alternative: a woollen sweater)
Down feather/ Hollofil jacket 1 Nos.
Wind & waterproof (Jacket & pants) 1 Pair
Thermal inners (upper and lower) 1 Pair
Trek Pants 2 Synthetic (avoid shorts, fitting denims, capris)
Windstopper Pant 1 Pair
Waterproof gloves 1 Pair
Fleece/woolen gloves 1 Pair

Sunscreen cream 1 Nos.
Mosturiser 1 Nos.
Toillet Paper & wipes 1 Nos.
Lip balm 1 Nos.
Hand sanitizer 1 Nos.
Antibacterial powder 1 Nos.
Toothbrush and toothpaste 1 Nos.
Quick dry towel 1 Nos.



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While prior trekking experience is not mandatory, having some level of physical fitness and stamina is advisable to enjoy the trek comfortably.

Yes, you can undertake the Valley of Flowers Trek solo. However, going with a professional trekking group or hiring a local guide is recommended for a safer and more enriching experience.

The trek fits people with a modest fitness level, and people of different age groups can peruse this trek. But, it is important to communicate with your doctor before commencing the trek, particularly when you have any medical issues.

There are hotels and guesthouses at Ghangaria and Govindghat. But, those accommodations may have some basic facilities. Bring some important things like warm clothing and a sleeping bag.

You will have to pack some essential things such as a backpack, a water bottle, insect repellent, sunscreen, rain gear, warm clothing, and comfortable trekking shoes to start your trip to Valley of flowers Uttarakhand. You should also carry a basic first aid kit, including pain relief spray, antiseptic cream, band-aid, and medications for altitude ailments.

Starting from ₹ 10999

₹ 8499per person

Extra 5% GST

23% OFF

  • Rishikesh/Haridwar - Rishikesh/Haridwar
  • Trek starts from Govindghat
  • Travelling Charges Applicable

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