About Valley of Flowers & Hemkund Sahib Trek

Trek to Valley of Flowers and Hemkund sahib is very popular because it offers splendors of nature with a spiritual touch. Govindghat is situated on the banks of Alaknanda River at an elevation of 1,828mts. It is the starting point of the trek to Hemkund Sahib and Valley of Flowers. Ghangaria is the last human habitation centre on the way to Hemkund Sahib and Valley of Flowers. Different types of accommodation facilities are available at Ghangaria. It is a scenic hamlet at an altitude of 3,046mts above sea level, situated 13kms from GovindGhat.

Nestled in the west Himalayan region, Valley of Flowers covers a vast expanse of 87.50sqkms with myriad alpine flowers. The distance from Ghangharia to Valley of Flowers is 5kms and it is situated at an altitude of 3,658mts. The valley is entirely covered with blooming flowers from June to October with rareand vibrantflowers. The region remains completely covered with thick blankets of snow during winters. The Valley of Flowers is the home of over 500 species of wild flowers. The valley of flowers was declared as the national park of India in the year 1982 and it is now a world heritage site. The virgin beauty of this mystical valley has always lured botanists, nature lovers and adventure lovers. Valley of flowers is rich in wide variety of flora and fauna.

Hemkund literally suggests ‘lake of snow’ and the pristine water of this lake is as cold as snow. According to myths and legends, the tenth Guru of the Sikhs, Guru GovindSinghji mediated at Hemkund Sahib for years. Perched at an elevation of 4,329mts above sea level, HemkundSaheb is the highest Gurudwara of Sikh community. Hemkund Sahib is situated 6km from Ghangharia. The star shaped Hemkund Sahib Gurudwarais made up of stone and concrete masonry and it is located on the shores of the pristine Hemkund. The circumference of the crystal clear Hemkund is 2km.

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Valley of Flowers & Hemkund Sahib Trek Fee

Rs. 15,000
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5 Days/ 4 Nights
Ex. Joshimath

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Rs. 18,500
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6 Days/ 5 Nights
Ex. Rishikesh

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Valley of Flowers & Hemkund Sahib Trek Highlights

  • Numerous cascading waterfalls enroute.
  • Region rich in flora and fauna.
  • Valley of flowers and enchanting view of the Himalayas.
  • Visit to the holy Hemkund Sahib and sacred Badrinath Dham.

Valley of Flowers & Hemkund Sahib Trek Itinerary

Drive – 254kms | 9 hrs
Start early in the morning from Rishikesh after having breakfast. Drive on NH58 via Devprayag, Rudraprayag, Chamoli to Joshimath. Visit Narsingh temple and walk the streets of Joshimath. Overnight in Joshimath.
Drive - 26kms | Trek – 13kms
Drive from Joshimath to GovindGhat, base camp of the trek to Hemkund and Valley of flowers. Ghangharia can be reached within 1hr from Joshimath. You can hire Mules and porters from GovindGhat. It is situated on the banks of Alaknanda River at an altitude of 1,828mts. Cross the bridge over Alaknanda River and start the initial climb. The trail is well made from Govindghat to Ghangharia. The trek goes along with the Lakshman Ganga River with thick forest around and you can see several waterfalls en route. Overnight in Ghangharia.
Trek – 10 kms
Start your trek after having a good breakfast and also pack lunch. Head towards Valley of Flowers from Ghangharia. The trek from Ghangharia to Valley of flowers is a little steep but easy. You will have to pay for carrying camera in Valley of flowers. Explore the picturesque Valley of Flowers and do lunch. Valley of flowers is situated at an elevation of 3,658mts above sea level and it is the source of Pushpawati river. Trek back to Ghangharia same day. Overnight in Ghangharia
Trek – 12 kms
Start the steep and tedious trek from Ghangharia to Hemkund sahib. Hemkund Sahib is situated 6km from Ghangharia at an elevation of 4,329mts above sea level. The region is prone to heavy snowfall in winters, therefore the region remains closed from November to April. Hemkund Sahib is the highest Gurudwara of Sikh community. The parikrama of Hemkund is 2km and dip in its pristine water is capable of washing all the sins. A small temple is also situated in Hemkund Sahib dedicated to Lord Lakshman. Trek back to Ghangharia same day. Overnight in Ghangharia.
Drive- 21 kms | Trek – 13 kms
Trek back to GovindGhat from where it all started. After reaching GovindGhat, drive back to Joshimath.
You can also opt for Accommodation at Auli instead on Joshimath on Day 05 for an extra cost of Rs. 1500/- per person
Drive – 301 kms
Wake up early in the morning and drive back to Rishikesh same day. Follow National Highway 58 till you reach Rishikesh.

Exclusions

  • At extra cost, we can arrange for private vehicle exclusively for your round trip travel from Haridwar/Dehradun/ Rishikesh/Delhi NCR to Joshimath and back
  • Accommodation at Haridwar/Dehradun/Rishikesh. At extra cost, we can arrange for the same
  • Travel Insurance or any other kind of insurance(Trekkers are advised to obtain applicable insurance on their own)
  • Costs and expenses for medical treatment in case of evacuation or in case of any medical condition or emergency or otherwise for any reason
  • Any accommodation, travel or transport (or any change/upgrade thereof) outside of the above itinerary for any reason
  • Charges for helicopter ride between Govindghat to Ghanghria and back
  • Hire charges for mules/porters/equipment if hired by trekkers for personal ride or extra personal luggage
  • Charges for hot water at Ghangharia (Rs 50 per bucket). Hot water geysers are available in Joshimath
  • Entry tickets to Valley of Flowers for foreign nationals
  • Charges to carry camera/video equipment inside Valley of Flowers
  • Meals other than B,L,S,D as indicated in the itinerary or charges for mineral water, other beverages or drinks
  • Charges for helicopter ride, ropeway, chair-car or any sightseeing not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Any expense of personal nature or any gifts, sightseeing, tips, offerings, Pooja expenses or donations
  • Any drinks, tips for the guide, porters, drivers, etc
  • Any other cost or expense which is not specifically included in the price inclusion.

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Inclusions

  • All land transfers in shared private vehicle (For ex-Rishikesh)
  • 5 nights deluxe accommodation on as per itinerary (2N Joshimath, 3N Ghangharia)
  • Veg and egg meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Evening Snacks and Dinner) for the trip duration as per itinerary (from Dinner on Day 1 to Breakfast on Day 6)
  • Entry fee for Valley of Flowers as applicable to Indian nationals
  • Fully escorted trek with fluent English speaking license holder local trekking guide (01 guide for upto 8 pax)
  • Charges for mules for trekking client’s soft luggage (1 piece of soft luggage, max 10 kg, per client)
  • Joshimath Sightseeing on Day 5 as per itinerary (time permitting)

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