Valley of Flowers – A Slice of Paradise Right on Earth
Blessed with some of the richest flora on the Earth, the Valley of Flowers in Uttarakhand is among Himalayas’ best kept trekking secrets. This colourful trekking trail is a crowning glory of the adventurous routes that Garhwal Himalayas offer.
The Valley of Flowers was already a magnificent scene to behold when it was announced to be a National Park of India in 1980. Later in the 2000s, it was also recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site as well.
If you are a wanderer at heart who loves the proximity to nature, the Flower Valley Trek would leave you mesmerised and spellbound. From sparkling brooks to pretty hamlets, green alpine meadows to cascading waterfalls, an abundance of blossoms to glacial barrenness – Valley of Flowers presents a perfect trekking scene in Uttarakhand.
Why go on Valley of Flowers trek?
The real question is – why shouldn’t you go on Valley of Flowers trek? It is one of the oldest known trekking trails of India nestled amidst the rugged terrains of Uttaranchal Himalayas. Trekkers, nature lovers, and photography enthusiasts alike have something or the other to take away from the trek.
If you are lucky enough, you can expect to see with your own eyes the rich biodiversity of the national park. Valley of Flowers is home to mane endemic – some endangered – Himalayan animals, such as Asiatic black bear, musk deer, snow leopard, red fox, tahr, serow, and blue sheep. There are enough birds worthy of a bird-watching session as well.
But even if you cannot witness any of the animals, the wilderness of the forest itself is rewarding enough. Most of the park is covered with flower plants of orchids, primroses, marigolds, cobra lily, daisies, blue poppies, and the most famous rhododendrons and the rare brahmakamal, while the forest floors are full of beautiful anemones. Between the months of May and October, the entire valley changes its hues owing to the whims of nature and it paints nothing short of a masterpiece in the heart of Garhwal.
Is Valley of Flowers safe for COVID-19 era?
Valley of Flowers has recently opened its gates to tourists and trekkers, but with specific guidelines. Visitors should have ICMR-authorized RT-PCR test done with a negative report within 72 hours of arrival to enter the state of Uttarakhand. Otherwise, the tourists will have to undergo mandatory quarantine before they can apply for an e-pass. All other safety measures are strictly being followed as well.
Tripnotision's Itinerary of the Trek
Tripnotision has prepared for you an ideal itinerary which will challenge your endurance as well as take you on a breathtaking joyride through the valley. Our Valley of the Flowers trek spans over 6 days and 5 nights and covers a distance of around 45 km. You can expect to reach a maximum altitude of 14,500 ft, but the difficulty level of the trek moderate enough.
We start the journey with a drive from Haridwar to Govindghat, from where the trek begins. 13 km away from the base camp lies the beautiful tiny village of Ghangaria – the last place of settlement before the trek takes you into the wild. The third day is the highlight, as you make your way to the Valley of Flowers through thick pine and birch forests. The sight at the summit of vibrant wildflowers stretching for miles as the sun sets beyond the majestic peaks is a sight you will never forget in your life.
We have a day in our Tripnotision itinerary for an excursion to the Sikh pilgrimage site Hemkund Sahib before you make your way back to Govindghat.
Why trek Valley of Flowers with Tripnotision?
If you want to take back home a camera full of pictures and a heart full of memories, Tripnotision is the way to go. We have in-depth knowledge and local expertise gained from actual experience of treading these grounds. On top of the regular packages and activities, we are strictly following our Safety Sixer policy to ensure the safety and good health of our travellers.
You will be treated like family on our Valley of Flowers trekking trip, all set now for you to book and explore at pocket-friendly rates per head.