Summary

Day 1 (Reach Uttarakhand)
Arrive Dehradun- Airport
Travel to Rishikesh
Overnight stay at Dehradun/Rishikesh/Haridwar
Day 2 (Road trip to Govind Ghat)
Start to Govind Ghat on Road
10-12 Hour drive
Lunch on the way
Arrive to Joshimath/Govind Ghat and overnight stay
Day 3 (Govind Ghat-Pulna-Ghangria (13Kms))
Start to Pulna 3-4Kms
Trek to Ghangria
Overnight stay in Guest house/hotel at Ghangria
Day 4 (Ghangria to Valley of Flowers and back (10 Kms))
Trek to Valley of Flowers
Walk along Valley of Flowers
Walk back to Ghangria
Overnight Camping/Hotel Stay at Ghangria
Day 5 (Ghangria to Hemkund Sahib and back (10 kms )T)
Trek to Hemkund Sahib
Refresh around
Lunch
Trek back to Ghangria
Overnight Camping/Hotel stay at Ghangria
Day 6 (Ghangria to Govind Ghat (13 Kms))
Trek to Govind Ghat
Travel to Auli
Day 7 ( End of Valley Of Flowers Trekking journey. Drive from Govindghat to Dehradun)
Depart to Dehradun
Adios- Travel back Home!
Day 1 (Reach Uttarakhand)
11:00
Arrive Dehradun- Airport
Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun - Show on Map
30 minutes

Dehradun Airport, also known as Jolly Grant Airport (IATA: DED, ICAO: VIDN), is located 25 km south-east of Dehradun. Commercial operations began on 30 March 2008 after a runway extension to accommodate larger aircraft. A new terminal building was inaugurated in February 2009. Located 20 km (12 mi) from Rishikesh, and 35 km (22 mi) from Haridwar, the airport allows easy access to the region. It is approximately a 30 minutes drive to Rishikesh and 40 minutes to Haridwar and Dehradun. Dehradun airport is 37th busiest airport in India with 1,240,173 annual passengers. It is also known as the Air Gateway of Garhwal and plays an important role in the tourism of Uttarakhand.

12:00
Travel to Rishikesh
Rishikesh - Show on Map
1 hour

Rishikesh, also known as Hrishikesh, Located in the foothills of the Himalayas in northern India, it is known as the "Gateway to the Garhwal Himalayas" and "Yoga Capital of the World". It lies approximately 25 km (16 mi) north of the city Haridwar and 43 km (27 mi) southeast of the state capital Dehradun. According to Census of India, 2011 Rishikesh had a population of 102,138 making it the seventh most populated city in the state of Uttarakhand. It is known as the pilgrimage town and regarded as one of the holiest places to Hindus. Hindu sages and saints have visited Rishikesh since ancient times to meditate in search of higher knowledge.In September 2015, the Union tourism minister Mahesh Sharma announced that Rishikesh and Haridwar will be the first in India to be given the title of "twin national heritage cities". Due to the religious significance of the place, non-vegetarian food and alcohol are strictly prohibited in Rishikesh. The city has hosted the annual International Yoga Festival on the first week of March since 1989.

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17:00
Overnight stay at Dehradun/Rishikesh/Haridwar
Rishikesh - Show on Map
1 hour

Dehradun is the capital of Uttarakhand, a state in India. Located in the Garhwal region, it lies 236 kilometres (147 mi) north of India's capital New Delhi and 168 kilometres (104 mi) from Chandigarh. It is one of the "Counter Magnets" of the National Capital Region (NCR) being developed as an alternative centre of growth to help ease the migration and population explosion in the Delhi metropolitan area and to establish a smart city at Dehradun.

During the days of British Raj, the official name of the town was Dehra.Dehradun is located in the Doon Valley on the foothills of the Himalayas nestled between the river Ganges on the east and the river Yamuna on the west. The city is famous for its picturesque landscape and slightly milder climate and provides a gateway to the surrounding region. It is well connected and in proximity to Himalayan tourist destinations such as Mussoorie, and Auli and the Hindu holy cities of Haridwar and Rishikesh along with the Himalayan pilgrimage circuit of Chota Char Dham. Dehradun is also known for its Basmati rice and bakery products.

Rishikesh, also known as Hrishikesh, Located in the foothills of the Himalayas in northern India, it is known as the "Gateway to the Garhwal Himalayas" and "Yoga Capital of the World". It lies approximately 25 km (16 mi) north of the city Haridwar and 43 km (27 mi) southeast of the state capital Dehradun. Rishikesh is the seventh most populated city in the state of Uttarakhand. It is known as the pilgrimage town and regarded as one of the holiest places to Hindus. Hindu sages and saints have visited Rishikesh since ancient times to meditate in search of higher knowledge.In September 2015, the Union tourism minister Mahesh Sharma announced that Rishikesh and Haridwar will be the first in India to be given the title of "twin national heritage cities". Due to the religious significance of the place, non-vegetarian food and alcohol are strictly prohibited in Rishikesh. The city has hosted the annual International Yoga Festival on the first week of March since 1989.

Haridwar is a city and municipality in the Haridwar district of Uttarakhand, India. It is the second largest city in the state and the largest in the district.The city is situated on the right bank of the Ganga river, at the foothills of the Shivalik ranges. Haridwar is regarded as a holy place for Hindus, hosting important religious events and serving as a gateway to several prominent places of worship. Most significant of the events is the Kumbha Mela, which is celebrated every 12 years in Haridwar. During the Haridwar Kumbh Mela, millions of pilgrims, devotees, and tourists congregate in Haridwar to perform ritualistic bathing on the banks of the river Ganges to wash away their sins to attain Moksha. 

Day 2 (Road trip to Govind Ghat)
07:00
Start to Govind Ghat on Road
Govind Ghat - Show on Map
1 hour

Altitude: 6,300ft (1,920m)

Time Taken: 10-12 hrs Drive

Buses and taxis leave between 5-8 Am

Govindghat is a town in Chamoli district, Uttarakhand, India, located at the confluence of the Alaknanda and Lakshman Ganga rivers. It lies around roughly 22 kilometres (14 mi) from Joshimath on NH58 at an altitude of 6,000 feet (1,800 metres). It is the roadhead on the way to Shree Badrinathji yatra - One of the important places of worship of Hindus and the starting point for trekking to Hemkund Sahib and Valley of Flowers. Hundreds of people, mostly Hindu pilgrims to Shree Badrinathji and Sikh pilgrims on way to the holy shrine of Shree Hemkund Sahibji and occasional tourists to the Valley of Flowers, arrive here every day. The gurudwara, located on the right bank of the Alaknanda River, is the most important landmark in the area. It also provides accommodation to pilgrims. The local market has many hotels, guest houses and restaurants. The economy thrives on the traveling season, which begins at the end of May and lasts until the end of September.

10:00
10-12 Hour drive
Devprayag - Show on Map
1 hour

It’s a full day ride alongside river Alaknanda on the Badrinath highway. Along the way, pass Devaprayag to witness the holy confluence of Bhagirathi and Alaknanda Rivers to form the River Ganges. The roads are dangerously cut on mountains edges and at times, you only see the river flowing in the gorge deep below.

Devprayag (Deva prayāga) is a town and a nagar panchayat (municipality) in Tehri Garhwal district in the state of Uttarakhand, India, and is one of the Panch Prayag (five confluences) of Alaknanda River where Alaknanda, Saraswati (invisible as it is underground) and Bhagirathi rivers meet and take the name Ganga.

 

13:00
Lunch on the way
Govind Ghat - Show on Map
30 minutes

There are multiple eateries on the way.

18:00
Arrive to Joshimath/Govind Ghat and overnight stay
Joshimath - Show on Map
1 hour

Joshimath, also known as Jyotirmath, is a city and a municipal board in Chamoli District in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. Located at a height of 6150 feet (1875 m), it is a gateway to several Himalayan mountain climbing expeditions, trekking trails and pilgrim centres like Badrinath. It is home to one of the four cardinal pīthas established by Adi Shankara.

Day 3 (Govind Ghat-Pulna-Ghangria (13Kms))
07:30
Start to Pulna 3-4Kms
Popolna Postava d.o.o. - Show on Map
1 hour

The trek traditionally starts from Govindghat but these days there is a possibility to reach Pulna by motorable road and save a 3-4 Km hike from Govindaghat. However, the movement of taxis till Pulna is restricted and permits are given to an only limited number of vehicles. If you have a permit, then you can start from Pulna else start from Govindghat. 

This reduces the distance to be trekked today to 9 km from the earlier 13 km. 

10:00
Trek to Ghangria
Ghangaria - Show on Map
6 hours

Altitude: 6,300 ft (1,920 m) to 9,600 ft (2,926 m) via 7,200 ft (2,195 m)

Time taken: 4 km drive to Poolna. 5-6 hours trek, 9 km

Ghangaria is a small village on the way to Hemkund Sahib, a popular pilgrimage site for Sikhs which is about 6 km from here and the Valley of Flowers, a national park known for its variety of flowers about 5 km from here. It is located in the northern Himalayan ranges at an altitude of 3049 meters in Uttarakhand state of India. Ghangaria is situated at the confluence of the rivers Bhyundar Ganga and Pushpawati, which forms Lakshman Ganga, that later meets the river Alaknanda at Govindghat. It is the last human habitation in the Bhyundar valley. This place is usually used by travelers as a base camp to visit Hemkund and Valley of flowers.

It is only open from May till September. The rest of the year, the valley is covered under snow.

Ghangaria can be reached after a trek of less than 11 km. Shared taxis are available up to 4 km from Govindghat. Ghangaria has a helipad. One can also hire a porter or mule or a helicopter to avoid this strenuous trekking. There is no clear road, only a path made of rocks. Latest track is good for walking. A walking bamboo stick will be helpful, available in gobindghat for only 20-30inr.

Ghangaria has various hotels including one from the GMVN (Garhwal Mandal Vikas Nigam), restaurants serving Punjabi, Chinese, Garhwali dishes, shops, camping grounds and a big Gurdwara to accommodate pilgrims. Other than this few more hotels are available now. Services are better than GMVN. Earlier only satellite telephone service was available, with only one outgoing call allowed for the entire village at any given time, but now you get weak signal of BSNL, but not Jio or Airtel. Going up for 600 meters take left for Valley of flowers after having ticket. Straight up is way to hemkund sahib.

 

17:00
Overnight stay in Guest house/hotel at Ghangria
Ghangaria - Show on Map
30 minutes
Day 4 (Ghangria to Valley of Flowers and back (10 Kms))
06:30
Trek to Valley of Flowers
Ghangaria Valley of Flowers Camping - Show on Map
2 hours 30 minutes

Altitude: 9,600 ft (2,195 m) to 11,500 ft (3,505 m) and back

Time taken: 6-7 hours, 3.7 km each way

Water sources: Carry 2 litres of water. You can refill your water bottles from streams that you will find in the Valley, after a couple of hours of trekking.

Start your day with a wholesome breakfast. Scale a height of 3,858m to arrive at the Valley Of Flowers. This sight is a feast to the eyes and treat for the soul.

Leave Ghangria early (6.00 am) to give yourself the whole day to spend at Valley of Flowers. There is a gate to buy entry tickets to the valley. Walk inside and a kilometre into the gate, there is a scenic bridge across a stream gushing below.

Mixed incline trail of 1.5 Kms trek till the valley followed by level walk on grassland.

The valley is an enchanting sight with an impressive array of rare wildflowers. Some of the technical names of flowers found here are : 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. We will walk for about 10 Kms in the Valley. The valley is normally carpeted with flowers of an array of colors: Green, Blue, Yellow, Red. In the far distance, you can see snow clad peaks. One of the attractions of the valley is a refreshing stream named Pushpawati, into which several tiny streams and waterfalls merge.

The wild flora creates a rich eco-system for many species of birds, butterflies, and insects too.

 

09:30
Walk along Valley of Flowers
Valley of Flowers National Park - Show on Map
5 hours 30 minutes

Valley of Flowers National Park is an Indian national park, located in North Chamoli, in the state of Uttarakhand and is known for its meadows of endemic alpine flowers and the variety of flora. This richly diverse area is also home to rare and endangered animals, including the Asiatic black bear, snow leopard, musk deer, brown bear, red fox, and blue sheep. Birds found in the park include Himalayan monal pheasant and other high altitude birds. At 3352 to 3658 meters above sea level, the gentle landscape of the Valley of Flowers National Park complements the rugged mountain wilderness of Nanda Devi National Park to the east. Together, they encompass a unique transition zone between the mountain ranges of the Zanskar and Great Himalaya. The park stretches over an expanse of 87.50 km2 and it is about 8 km long and 2 km wide. Both parks are encompassed in the Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve (223,674 ha) which is further surrounded by a buffer zone (5,148.57 km2). Nanda Devi National Park Reserve is in the UNESCO World Network of Biosphere Reserves.

15:30
Walk back to Ghangria
Ghangaria - Show on Map
2 hours

Ghangaria is a small village on the way to Hemkund Sahib, a popular pilgrimage site for Sikhs which is about 6 km from here and the Valley of Flowers, a national park known for its variety of flowers about 5 km from here. It is located in the northern Himalayan ranges at an altitude of 3049 meters in Uttarakhand state of India. Ghangaria is situated at the confluence of the rivers Bhyundar Ganga and Pushpawati, which forms Lakshman Ganga, that later meets the river Alaknanda at Govindghat. It is the last human habitation in the Bhyundar valley. This place is usually used by travelers as a base camp to visit Hemkund and Valley of flowers. It is only open from May till September. The rest of the year, the valley is covered under snow. Ghangaria can be reached after a trek of less than 11 km. Shared taxis are available up to 4 km from Govindghat. Ghangaria has a helipad. One can also hire a porter or mule or a helicopter to avoid this strenuous trekking. There is no clear road, only a path made of rocks. Latest track is good for walking. A walking bamboo stick will be helpful, available in gobindghat for only 20-30inr. Ghangaria has various hotels including one from the GMVN (Garhwal Mandal Vikas Nigam), restaurants serving Punjabi, Chinese, Garhwali dishes, shops, camping grounds and a big Gurdwara to accommodate pilgrims. Other than this few more hotels are available now. Services are better than GMVN. Earlier only satellite telephone service was available, with only one outgoing call allowed for the entire village at any given time, but now you get weak signal of BSNL, but not Jio or Airtel. Going up for 600 meters take left for Valley of flowers after having ticket. Straight up is way to hemkund sahib.

19:00
Overnight Camping/Hotel Stay at Ghangria
Ghangaria - Show on Map
3 hours
Day 5 (Ghangria to Hemkund Sahib and back (10 kms )T)
06:00
Trek to Hemkund Sahib
Hemkund - Show on Map
4 hours 30 minutes

Altitude: 9,600 ft (2,195 m) to 11,500 ft (3,505 m) and back

Time taken: 6-7 hours, 3.7 km each way

Water sources: Carry 2 litres of water. You can refill your water bottles from streams that you will find in the Valley, after a couple of hours of trekking.

Start your day with a wholesome breakfast. Scale a height of 3,858m to arrive at the Valley Of Flowers. This sight is a feast to the eyes and treat for the soul.

Leave Ghangria early (6.00 am) to give yourself the whole day to spend at Valley of Flowers. There is a gate to buy entry tickets to the valley. Walk inside and a kilometre into the gate, there is a scenic bridge across a stream gushing below.

Mixed incline trail of 1.5 Kms trek till the valley followed by level walk on grassland.

The valley is an enchanting sight with an impressive array of rare wildflowers. Some of the technical names of flowers found here are : 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. We will walk for about 10 Kms in the Valley. The valley is normally carpeted with flowers of an array of colors: Green, Blue, Yellow, Red. In the far distance, you can see snow clad peaks. One of the attractions of the valley is a refreshing stream named Pushpawati, into which several tiny streams and waterfalls merge.

The wild flora creates a rich eco-system for many species of birds, butterflies, and insects too.

 

11:00
Refresh around
Hemkund - Show on Map
30 minutes
12:00
Lunch
Hemkund - Show on Map
1 hour

Perched at an elevation of 4,329 mts above sea level, Hemkund Sahib is the highest Gurudwara of Sikh community. Warm yourself inside Gurudwara and it is recommended to start descending before 2 PM.

13:30
Trek back to Ghangria
Ghangria Helipad - Show on Map
3 hours

Post lunch trek back 5 Kms to Ghangria

17:30
Overnight Camping/Hotel stay at Ghangria
Ghangaria - Show on Map
3 hours

Ghangaria is a small village on the way to Hemkund Sahib, a popular pilgrimage site for Sikhs which is about 6 km from here and the Valley of Flowers, a national park known for its variety of flowers about 5 km from here. It is located in the northern Himalayan ranges at an altitude of 3049 meters in Uttarakhand state of India. Ghangaria is situated at the confluence of the rivers Bhyundar Ganga and Pushpawati, which forms Lakshman Ganga, that later meets the river Alaknanda at Govindghat. It is the last human habitation in the Bhyundar valley. This place is usually used by travelers as a base camp to visit Hemkund and Valley of flowers. It is only open from May till September. The rest of the year, the valley is covered under snow. Ghangaria can be reached after a trek of less than 11 km. Shared taxis are available up to 4 km from Govindghat. Ghangaria has a helipad. One can also hire a porter or mule or a helicopter to avoid this strenuous trekking. There is no clear road, only a path made of rocks. Latest track is good for walking. A walking bamboo stick will be helpful, available in gobindghat for only 20-30inr. Ghangaria has various hotels including one from the GMVN (Garhwal Mandal Vikas Nigam), restaurants serving Punjabi, Chinese, Garhwali dishes, shops, camping grounds and a big Gurdwara to accommodate pilgrims. Other than this few more hotels are available now. Services are better than GMVN. Earlier only satellite telephone service was available, with only one outgoing call allowed for the entire village at any given time, but now you get weak signal of BSNL, but not Jio or Airtel. Going up for 600 meters take left for Valley of flowers after having ticket. Straight up is way to hemkund sahib.

Day 6 (Ghangria to Govind Ghat (13 Kms))
06:00
Trek to Govind Ghat
Govind Ghat - Show on Map
5 hours

Altitude: 9,600 ft (2926 m) to 6,300 ft (1,920 m) via 7,200 ft (2,195 m)

Time taken: 4 hours, 9 km + 4 km drive

Trek gradient: Easy descent to Poolna on the same trail that you trekked on earlier.

Water sources: Carry sufficient water. You can refill your water bottles at the several dhabas that line the trail.

After breakfast, take the same trek route from Ghangaria to Govindghat. 

Govindghat is a town in Chamoli district, Uttarakhand, India, located at the confluence of the Alaknanda and Lakshman Ganga rivers. It lies around roughly 22 kilometres (14 mi) from Joshimath on NH58 at an altitude of 6,000 feet (1,800 metres). It is the roadhead on the way to Shree Badrinathji yatra - One of the important places of worship of Hindus and the starting point for trekking to Hemkund Sahib and Valley of Flowers. Hundreds of people, mostly Hindu pilgrims to Shree Badrinathji and Sikh pilgrims on way to the holy shrine of Shree Hemkund Sahibji and occasional tourists to the Valley of Flowers, arrive here every day. The gurudwara, located on the right bank of the Alaknanda River, is the most important landmark in the area. It also provides accommodation to pilgrims. The local market has many hotels, guest houses and restaurants. The economy thrives on the traveling season, which begins at the end of May and lasts until the end of September.

13:30
Travel to Auli
Auli Laga Joshimath - Show on Map
3 hours 30 minutes

If you desire, you can tour Auli in the evening.

Auli is in Chamoli district in the Himalayan mountains of Uttarakhand, India. Auli, also known as Auli Bugyal, in Garhwali, which means "meadow", is located at an elevation of 2,800 metres (9,200 ft) above sea level. Between June to October, the valley has one of highest number of flower species found anywhere in the world, with 520 species of high altitude plants, 498 of which are flowering plants with significant populations of endangered species.

Day 7 ( End of Valley Of Flowers Trekking journey. Drive from Govindghat to Dehradun)
05:30
Depart to Dehradun
Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun - Show on Map
13 hours

Leave Govindghat early for your return journey. Take back a mosaic of unbelievable memories with you.

The ride will commence at 6 am and you will reach Dehadun around 7 pm.

Your Breakfast and Lunch will be on the way. We advise you to book further travel after 8 pm.

20:00
Adios- Travel back Home!
1 hour
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