We invite you for Trek to Valley of Flowers & Hemkund Sahib in 4th June to 9th June 2016
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Valley of Flowers is a must do trek by every trekker who wants to trek in the Himalayas, nestled high in Himalayan valley in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand. The snow on the Himalayas adds majesty to the mountains and the innumerable flower patches of vivid colours add to its beauty. When the sun shines hot on this field, thousands of flowers bloom here. This valley was unknown till a British mountaineer Frank Smythe first discovered this place. In 1931, Smyth wanted to scale a peak in Garhwal called Kamet. While returning after successfully completing his mission he took the western pass and lost his way and reached this valley after many difficulties.
Valley of flowers was discovered in the year 1931, when frank S, Smythe a British mountaineer along with six other british mountaineers coimbef kamet. A mountain 25,447 feet, situated in garhwal Himalayas. After climn ther descended towards Bhuandar pass. The monsoon had alreaby broken and the day they were crossing the Bhundar pass it was wet, old and miserable.
Discovered in the year 1931, when frank S, Smythe a British mountaineer along with six other british mountaineers coimbef kamet. A mountain 25,447 feet, situated in garhwal Himalayas. After climn ther descended towards Bhuandar pass. The monsoon had alreaby broken and the day they were crossing the Bhundar pass it was wet, cold and miserable.
Below 16000 feet rain was falling and above that height there was sleet or snow. When the group decended the wind and rain become warmer as they lost height. Dense mist surround the mountain side and they paused, uncertain to the route. Suddenly R.L.Holdsworth a botanist as well as a climbing member of the expedition exclaimed “Look” frank S. Smythe followed the direction of his outstretched hand. At first he could see nothing but rocks, then suddenty his wandering gaze was arrested by a little splash of blue, and beyond it were other splashes of blue, a blue so intense it seemed to light the hillside. (you can see such bluish shade of Valley of Flowers even today especially in July month).
The valley of flowers changes its colour almost every day as it bloomed with hundreds of different flowers, taking on various shades of colours as time progressed, the valley was declared a national part in 1982 and now it is a world heritage site. It was believed by the locals that the valley of flowers was inhabited by fairies.
The valley is home to many celebrated flowers like the brahmakamal, the blue poppy and the cobra lily. It is a much sought after haunt for flower-lovers, botanists and trekkers.
Grade:-Easy to Moderate
Max Altitude:-15,696 ft.
Approx trekking Km:-38 kms
Trek Duration: 6 Days 5 nights
Destinations: Haridwar , Joshimath, Govindghat, Ghangaria, Haridwar, Rishikesh
Valley of Flowers Trek Cost: 8500 /- Per Person Cost
Fixed Departures for Valley of flowers trek 2016
(All departures for The Valley of flowers trek are ex Haridwar)
Valley of flowers trek in June 2016.
Itinerary for the Trek
Day #01 :- Hardiwar – Joshimath ( (287 kms/8-9 hrs)
After an early breakfast drive to Joshimath via Devprayag. On the way visit Dev prayag where Bhagirathi and Alaknanda rivers meet. From here the holy river Ganges started. Arrival at Joshimath by evening, check into the hotel. Dinner & overnight stay. Joshimath: The religious centre, established by Adi Shankaracharya, which he called Jyotirmath, later came to be known as Joshimath. temples of Nav Durga and Narsingh. Apart from its obvious religious importance, Joshimath is known for its Scenic Beauty.
Day #02 :- Joshimath - Govindghat (26 kms/1 hrs) - Ghangaria (14 kms/3-4 hrs)
After an early breakfast drive to Govindghat. Which is the starting point of the trek? From Govindghat there is a gradual ascent along a well maintained pilgrim trail to Ghangaria. Upon arrival at Ghangria check into Camp. Explore the surroundings in the evening, Dinner and Overnight Stay in the camp.
Day #03 :- Ghangaria - Valley of Flowers - Ghangria (5 kms one side/4-5 hrs)
After breakfast trek to Valley Of Flowers (3858 m) from Ghangaria. The valley is an enchanting sight with an impressive array of rare wildflowers like Geranium, Marsh marigold, Prinula, Potentilla, Geum, Asters, Lilium, Ranunculus, Corydalis, Inula, Braham kamal, Campanula, Pedicularis, Arisaema, Morina, Impatiens, Bistorta, Ligularia, Anaphalis, Saxifrages, Sibbaldia, Thermo- psis, Trollius, Codonopsis, Dactylorhiza, Cypripedium, Strawberry, Epilobium, Rhododendrons and numerous others. Most of the flowers have medicinal values too. The valley is 10 kms long, 2 kms wide, and is divided by the Pushpawati stream, into which several tiny streams and waterfalls merge. After enjoying the beauty of valley trek back to Ghangaria. Dinner and Overnight Stay in the camp.
Day #04 :- Ghangaria - Hemkund Sahib - Ghangaria (6 kms one side/3-4 hrs)
After breakfast trek to Hemkund Sahib (4329 m) from Ghangaria. This is quite a steep climb. In the Sikh holy book, The Granth Sahib, the Sikh Guru Gobind Singh recounts that in a previous life, he meditated on the shores of a lake surrounded by seven snowcapped mountains now recognized by Hemkund. Late afternoon trek back to Ghangaria. Dinner and Overnight Stay in the camp.
Day #05 :- Ghangaria - Govind Ghat – joshimath (26 km/ 1 hrs)
After breakfast trek down to Govind Ghat and from here drive to Joshimath. Dinner and Overnight Stay in the camp.
Day #06:- Joshimath – Haridwar (287 km/ 7-8 hrs)
What’s Not Included :-
Cost of the Event is 8500 /- Per Person (Including all the Taxes )
Itinerary will start from Haridwar to Haridwar
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