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Day 1: Joshimath.
Day 2: Joshimath - Poolna by drive and trek to Ghangharia 10 Kms.
Day 3: Ghangria - Hemkund Sahib Trek.
Day 4: Ghangria - Valley of Flower Trek.
Day 5: Ghangria - Poolna Trek 10 Kms drive to Govindghat / Joshimath.
Day 6: Joshimath - Dehradun.
Nearest Railway Station: Haridwar / Rishikesh
Nearest Airport: Jolly Grant Airport
Note: Valley of flowers lies in laps of Garhwal Himalayas in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand. The trek starts at destination called Govindghat, how to Reach Govindghat:
If you are travelling in a group of 5-6 person, we advise you to book exclusive vehicle, this will be cost effective, safe and comfortable.
If you are travelling solos or just want a cheaper option, early morning around 4:30 Am there is Bus leaving from Rishikesh Bus Stand to Badrinath board this Bus and get off at Govindghat bus, fare is approx Rs 400 -500 per Seat.
Don’t Panic or Worry if you miss the 0430 am bus, choose to take bus to Joshimath leaving from Rishikesh at 6 am. Joshimath is 20 km before Govind Ghat, sharing taxis are available from Joshimath costing you approx Rs. 50-70 Per Person.
Travelling Tip: One must reach Rishikesh a day prior his / her journey day. Trekveda does not recommend you overnight train or bus and reach in the morning as this could be exhausting, hectic journey.
The Valley of flowers trek can be considered as one of the safest trek in the Himalayas.
In General it is not very cold, as this trek is done post-summer in the months of July, August and Mid-September. One can expect 4-5 degrees during night time and 10-15 degrees during the day time, whoever the weather condition is unpredictable.
Rainfall: The valley of flowers is monsoon special trek, from mid-July onwards we see regular rains which continue all the way into August. But do not worry about the rains during the trek. On the trek, just carry your rain gears like a Raincoat, Rain Paint, poncho etc.
Note: usually we see lighter rain in first half of the day as compared to the evenings and nights. Thereafter all our treks commence in the morning hrs.
There are ATMs in Joshimath you can use but are mostly non-functional during peak season. Carry your cash from Dehradun or Haridwar.
There is only BSNL connectivity in Govindghat, once you start no network on the trail. So make your important calls before you leave.
It’s a moderate grade trek; hence any physically fit person should be above 8 Years old and below 65 Years old.See Detailed Itinerary
Valley of Flower trek nestled in the Himalayas encompasses the flora's colorful surrounding that decorates the Himalayan beauty. Valley of flowers is the most beautiful valley trek of all time in the Uttarakhand trekking destinations.
The flowers trek offers the rarely seen blossoms, such as the blue Primula glowing. The best time for the Valley of flowers trek is between mid-July to mid-August. The journey starts from the Govindghat, for which there is a direct drive from Haridwar/Rishikesh/Dehradun.
You will be able to see the high elevated lake Hemkund Sahib (14,100 Ft.), the most sacred destination for Hindus and Sikhs. Gurudwara and the Lakshman temple nestled on the lake's bank, encompassed by seven snow-clad peaks and the glaciers.
The beautiful Valley reflects the enchanting vistas and serene water. The beauty lies in Indian. The Himalayas shows how magnificent trekking in India can be. The Himalayas offers the astonishing view of Treks in India.
The scenario of the Valley of Uttarakhand is gigantic; the whole journey in the Valley of flowers costs nothing more but fitness, as the trail is steep. Still, an amazing one, and to witness the beauty of it, the Valley of flowers trek package are worth picking.
The beauty of HathiParvat and Saptrishi peaks will make you feel so happy on the whole trip to the Valley of flowers. The Valley of flowers itinerary will not get you into trouble as you can spend your days with ease.
Valley of Flowers Trek is settled at an elevation of 12,100 Ft. Valley of flowers. Trek is the most fantastic Trek that offers the unusual mix of breathtaking adventure and admirable beauty. The entire Valley of Flower trek is a lifelong experience that makes one forget all the fear in them and just behold the beauty of flowers.
Valley of Flowers Trek is a sublime trek among others when it's tied in with trekking in Uttarakhand, as Uttarakhand has bunches of goal for trekking. There is no doubt that each one is thoroughly entrancing; the Himalayas are the shelter for India, and trekking in India is very popular.
The most beloved Trek opens up the perspective of colorful flowers, Snowcapped famous peaks, and an adventure, thrill. Valley of flowers in Uttarakhand takes you through the massive mountains and the breathtaking view all through the way. It won't keep you quiet by any stretch of the imagination; instead, every vista towards valley trek will energize you to achieve the goal.
Valley of flower trek is graded as an easy to moderate trek with 12,100 Ft. this trek can be done by beginners and experienced trekkers. All it needs is a decent fitness of the trekker.
Valley of flowers is famous for its natural beauty, endangered animals, and endemic alpine flowers. This Valley comes under the national park category of India. The Valley is renowned and known as one of the beauties in UNESCO world heritage sites.
Valley of flower trek is nestled at an altitude of 12,100 Ft, making it one of the easy to moderate trek. Therefore fitness is an important tip, and secondly, one needs to be ready for all types of adventure in the trek.
Day 1: Joshimath.
Time taken : 8 to 9 hrs drive
Nestled in Uttarakhand, the place that is well known for trekking, Trekking in Uttarakhand is the most worth living experience at least once in a lifetime.
The journey to Flower trek will start from these places : Dehradun/Rishikesh/Haridwar, the drive will lead you on the Badrinath road through Rishikesh, on the way you will come across many beautiful places, and the mountain culture that will be seen in the abundance.
The whole drive will be of around 8 to 9 hrs; it would be better to kick off your journey early in the morning.
The journey will be little arduous if you are the first-timer in the mountains, as the curves of the road may cause a little motion sickness or drowsiness, therefore, it would be better to take a halt when you feel so.
Along with the little hardship in the journey, nature will be your friend treat you with the mesmerizing view of the mountains, and the Himalayan range. You will be excited in the whole trip to reach the Valley of flower in Uttarakhand as soon as possible.
Day 2: Joshimath - Poolna by drive and trek to Ghangharia 10 Kms.
Today morning enjoy breakfast at your accomodation in Joshimath / Govindghat, thereafter we checkout from the hotel / guest house, hop into our vehicles and drive upto poolna the last motorable point, from where we start our approx 10 Kms trek to Ghangria. " .... The entire trek ......(para 4 till end" .. lap of himalayas.
Day 3: Ghangria - Hemkund Sahib Trek.
On the 3th day, get ready early in the morning. After breakfast, the trek will lead towards Hemkud Sahib that is around 6 Km. Hemkund Sahib is one of the most sacred shrines of Sikh; Hemkund Sahib is the highest Gurudwara in the world, nestled at an altitude of 14,205 Ft.
Day 4: Ghangria - Valley of Flower Trek.
4rd day will be the final day to the Valley of flowers; this wonderful valley trek will make you feel the beauty so deep. The trek will be around 4 Km away, and the Valley is 5- 8 Km long. When you start your day in Ghangaria after 30 min, you will witness the forest check post. Later the waterfall name Laxman waterfall will be seen as the center of the attraction; the thick layer of white seems ice. The crystal clear water will make your day. Spend Sometime in the greenery, later look at the Pushpavati river flows below the ridges will be mesmerizing.
Day 5: Ghangria - Poolna Trek 10 Kms drive to Joshimath.
On the 5th day, the trek will return to Joshimath; after your breakfast in the morning, you will descend to Joshimath. You will keep the memories of this beautiful valley of flower trek with you. Valley of flower trekking will blow your mind and soul. It will be the most ultimate trek for you of all time. The valley of flowers costs nothing but physical fitness. This trip to the valley of the flower will create beauty in your mind for trekking in India.
Day 6: Joshimath - Dehradun.
On the 6th day, the valley of flower trek's journey will be over by returning to Joshimath. From there, the drive will head towards Dehradun/Rishikesh/Haridwar. The ride from Joshimath will start early in the morning as it will take around 8 to 9 hrs to reach any of these three destinations.
Trekking, no doubt, is one of the most thrilling adventure one could ever have in his/her life. With an elegance of nature and unmatchable experience of the pristine mountain ranges, trekking stands out among all the adventures across the world, but nothing comes free, there are certain aspects of the trekking which one needs to consider while he/she is making up his/her mind for trekking. Here’s a list of some basic requirements which one would need during his/her camp trekking. Let’s pay some heed to these prerequisites for trekking.
Trek Essentials to Carry with Yourself.
1. A Sturdy Backpack/Rug Sack
A high-quality backpack with an ease of carrying facility with durable and stern straps is one of the pivotal thing that you’d need during the entire trekking. The easier it’s to carry, the more fun you can have during your trek.
2. A Pair of Trekking Shoes
Your regular sports shoes can be a mess during the trek and one of the most regretting thing that might take away the joy of trekking. To prevent yourself from slippery patches through the streams, a pair of trekking shoes with good grip would do a great work for you and reciprocate your experience of trekking to the manifolds.
Clothing is one of the most important aspect of trekking but that doesn’t imply the “what if situation”, hence carry the clothes that you’d need normally. Carrying more and more clothes will only add the weight, thus problem. Once on the trek, you’d not generally need to change the clothes every now and then, provided if you maintain your hygiene properly.
Three warm layers: On high altitude treks, temperature after the sunset drops to the considerable degrees. So during these campsites, you might need an additional layer along with the padded jacket coupled up with a fleece and a warmer.
Three trek pants: Please don’t go for jeans/ denims for the substitute for the trek pants since they’d not add comfort to your stay at the campsites. Wear one pair and carry the remaining two.
Three collared Shirts: It’s advised to wear full sleeved shirts instead of the t-shirts in order to prevent ourselves from the sun-burn. Carrying a dry-fit t-shirt or two can be a wise idea if you’re trekking during the rainy season. Regardless of the cold weather, trekkers’ bodies tend to sweat and to prevent yourself from falling ill, you’re advised to change your clothes at campsites.
Warmers: Warmers or thermals can be added on one’s own concern related to their health and their exposure to the cold climate.
Shades: Sunglasses are to counteract snow visual deficiency. While at the same time you're probably not going to discover snow in October, convey a couple in any case.
Sun cap: The sun feels more grounded while at the same time strolling on the mountain slants. Convey a sun cap to shield your head and neck from the warmth, particularly in case you're trekking later in the day.
Engineered hand gloves: One sets of downy or woolen hand gloves. One sets of water evidence/safe, wind verification gloves.
Balaclava: You may utilize woolen scarves rather too.
Socks (2 sets): Apart from two sports socks, you can take a couple of woolen socks for the night as they’d spare you from the dripping temperature.
Headlamp/LED burn: Mandatory
Trekking pole: Having a trekking pole in your hand during the trek is boon, although at times it may bother you as an unnecessary article but it proves out most handy during the submit as it curbs your effort of straight inclinations of the high altitudes which often turns out tiring.
An Additional Pack: This is one of the best practice you can do on one-day submits or treks where you need to get back to your campsite by the end of the day. Here you can pack your essentials like, water bottle, medical aids and snacks. This keeps you away from carrying the unnecessary weight.
Toiletries: Be wise while choosing your cosmetic needs and daily use products. Refrain from using the non-biodegradable products, if you do so then make sure that you leave residue on the mountains. Always carry a zip bag to put such piece of stuff after use. Sanitary napkins also needs to be treated in the same manner.
Indispensable Water Bottles: To keep your body hydrated during the trek, you are advised to carry your own water bottles during the treks since leaving plastic and its product is not advised on the mountains since they are not suitable for the environment of the altitudes.
Plastic Bags: To keep everything organized, you should compartmentalize the stuffs into plastic zip bags and also carry a few in spare for wet clothes and other by-products.
There are certain rules and laws that you need to abide by, while going for the treks, however Trekveda takes care of all such kind paper works which is inclusive in the package. Certain registration fees and document verification along with some permissions are required in order to protect the nature and its evergreen heritage for future. In addition to this, if you need to avail a guide, you can also hire a guide with some bucks and a nominal paper work.
Please carry the documents mentioned below. Documents two and three need to be downloaded (PDF), filled in, signed and handed over to the trek leader at the base camp.
Trekking is altogether a different kind of adventure where you required to be physically and mentally prepared for the best and adverse, all at once. With high altitudes making it tough to breath, the scenic beauty of those pristine mountains leave you spell-bounded so that you forget to breath for a moment or two. In addition to the physical and mental preparation, there are certain aspect of the health that are needed to be considered at the first hand when you make up your mind for the trekking,
Trekveda, by dint of its team of trained professionals, leave no stone unturned to provide you with the best trekking experience while ensuring your safety as its priority. Here are some vital aspects that Trekveda includes in its checklist to ensure the safety of its trekkers.
Trekking at high altitudes demands endurance and fitness and those who are prone to any kind of physical or physiological ailments are advised to not to go for high altitude treks in the beginning. To get assurance about the trekker’s fitness, we comply with certain aspects of the being fit such as BMI (Body Mass Index) along with the fitness proof since we can’t put the trekkers into the risk.
Acclimatization is another important aspect when it comes to getting an adaptation to the climate at the high range treks. A day at rest is not just the rest but a chance to get used to of the place and its habitat.
Monitoring the health is one thing that is conducted regularly during the trek by the trek leaders which includes the monitoring of your blood pressure, oxygen level and pulse rate. Details of your health during the trek is maintained in the health card on the regular basis. Health card can be collected from the trek leader at the end of the trek.
An ideal medical kit that’s developed for the trekking has Blood Pressure Monitor/checker, Stature, Oxygen checker and Oxygen Cylinder coupled up with certain must have medicines, in case of medical emergency:
Trekveda provide you all the necessary equipment for trekking from tents to ropes. In addition to that, our trek leaders also ensure the safety by various safeguards they take time to time for your safety. Micro spikes are provided to attach to your shoes which help you to keep the traction on the snow and make it easier to climb. An additional gaiters are provided to cover the shows which prevent the entering of snow into the shoes. Customized tents are provided to the trekkers which ensure the warmth and temperature 10 degrees higher than the outside coupled up with high quality sleeping bags which can endure the temperature up to 15 degree Celsius below the freezing point.
Trekveda, keep all your nutritional and hydration requirements on its checklist, our trek leaders will guide you to keep your body hydrated on the high altitudes as de-hydration can attract to the severe medical emergencies on high altitude treks.
We provide the highly nutritious meal to energize your body for the trek, however before certain long trails we ensure your nutritional requirements to be fulfilled with some high energy snacks or packaged lunch.
Make sure you keep up with your hydration and nutritional part as this can lead to some fatal consequences for your health.
In case of any symptoms you feel during the trek, don’t ignore or avoid them, immediately tell the trek leader.
Keeping up with the pre-defined processes and the guidelines will help you to have a memorable trekking experience.
In case of medical emergencies, Trekveda and its trek leaders bear the sole responsibility to get you back to your wellbeing with their training and techniques. Suspecting any physiological disturbance in your body, immediately report to your trek leader as they are trained to counter such problems.
Problems like Acute Mountain Sickness can be prove fatal if not taken into consideration seriously on time. If you encounter/experience any of the symptoms such as persistent headache, fatigue or weakness, nausea, dizziness, loss of appetite, difficulty in sleeping, you shouldn’t let it go or treat it by your own either.
Acute mountain sickness is one of the most common yet the fatal problem trekkers face due to number of reasons, if the problem continues to persist, then you’re advised to descend down to the basecamp and then to visit the doctor immediately.
People with AMS are treated with number of medicines such Diamox, Nifidipine etc. coupled up with methods like Triple One Test- where one disprin is given with a liter of water along with the rest for an hour.
While AMS is most common at the high altitudes yet it can’t be risked taken casually as it leads to severe fatal conditions like HAPE (High Altitude Pulmonary Edema) or HACE (High Altitude Cerebral Edema) which, if not treated on time can lead to number of serious chronic disorders. These conditions need to not to comply with AMS, they can occur without AMS preceding.
It’s suggested to take every single disturbance into the consideration while you’re on the trek.
However, Trekveda is capable of tackling all the medical emergencies with its trained professionals yet there are several things that you need to consider, specially the intake of medicines and the knowledge about their advantages and side-effects. Don’t administer the medicine if you’re trekking through an organization, always seek help from the trek leaders, they are trained for such purposes, while in case of being a solo trekker, you should know about the medicines.
Keeping yourself hydrated and nutritionally fulfilled curbs the chances of AMS.
A high altitude trek requires an audacious state of mind, however leaving on a bold excursion without computing the dangers is absolute idiocy. That is the reason we have recorded a couple of Risk and the Response arranged by Trekveda to limit or address the dangers in the most ideal way.
Before you begin the trek, it is critical to comprehend the ramifications of high altitude on your body. Know about side effects of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) like mellow cerebral pain, queasiness and general distress.
Response: If you feel any of these indications, illuminate the trek pioneer on need and take after his directions. Each campground has as stretcher, completely prepared medical aid pack, oxygen chambers to address the circumstance.
Weather is unusual in the Himalayas. Despite the fact that we are constantly attentive about the evolving climate, nobody can ensure a snowfall, rain or Sun. Do comprehend that your security is of most extreme significance to us and we won't continue any further from the campground if the climate isn't ideal.
Response: The choice of the Trek Leaders and Guides to continue or sit tight for the climate to show signs of improvement will be last.
Often, while trekking over troublesome territories, you may have minor wounds like leg sprain, wounds and so forth. Genuine wounds like breaks or real cuts are exceptionally uncommon.
Response: All our Trek Leaders are Certified Wilderness First Aid responders. They are prepared to deal with crises and can handle minor wounds with an all-around prepared medical aid unit. If there should arise an occurrence of genuine wounds, the patient is carried on a stretcher to the closest street head and is directed to closest therapeutic focus.
In the remote zones of the Himalayas, portable systems don't reach. On a trek, one is cut off from the universe of calls, SMS or WhatsApp Messages.
Response: We’d depend on walkie-talkies and sprinters to communicate between the campgrounds and the base camps.
Trekking, for its ever-lasting memories and experience, demands just a few things which involve physical endurance with physiological wellness. Not just the one who’s physically fit would do the magic in trekking but one also needs to be mentally fit as well in order to cope up with the adversities one might have to face during the treks such natural calamities, rains or other unforeseen conditions. To keep up with such requirements of trekking here are a few things you can do to get yourself physically fit.
Cardiovascular Endurance and Stamina
Cardiovascular endurance is the primordial thing that this trek asks for along with the stamina to withstand the stringent conditions during the trek. There are number of ways you can increase your endurance level but Jogging regularly with gradual increase in the pace would do the magic in just 2 or 2 and a half months. You can also increase your endurance and stamina through swimming, cycling and much more.
Combining the speed and distance target is the most effective way to get your body and mind prepared for the Trek. If you’re planning to build your stamina in a phased manner then here you should pay heed to:
To build the strength is another most important thing and a major requirement for this trek. The whole journey of the trek is like an eternal staircase, the more you climb the better you can have the view. It goes with a climb followed by a flat then again, a climb followed by a flat. All the scenic beauty of the trek demands no less than the power of your legs.
The strength of your legs is something you need to work upon. Here is what you can do to strengthen your leg muscles to bear the pain of the trek.
Doing the squats can help. Goal for 3 sets of 15 repetitions without fail. You can begin with 8 squats in each set at the beginning, subject to your core strength for the exercise.
The more flexible you are the more you have the chances to get the glimpse with lesser hustle. Stretching is another major aspect of the trekking which provides you the much-needed flexibility to climb the altitudes with ease while carrying the backpack altogether is not an easier errand.
Stretching your body at large can bring you the utmost comfort during the trek. Here are some stretching you can do to get the flexibility-Stretch your hamstring, quadriceps, hip flexors, lower back muscles and shoulders. They’ll give strength and help you arrive on the slopes with the relaxed muscles. All these exercises would help you to get through the trek with ease and comfort provided you give an ample time to these.
Cardiovascular exercise is one of the most sought-after method which provide not just the physical endurance but also the strength to withstand any unavoidable circumstances sternly. Trekking demands the high endurance which you can develop in a month or two where you need to begin with the jogging or running (only if you could do). This practice needs to be combined with the speed and distance targets. You need to keep on increasing both with the time.
Begin with the small chunks of the targets and gradually increase for the bigger one. For instance,
Begin with a target of completing a distance of 5km. in 45 minutes and then gradually increase it to 7 km. in the same time and remain stick to this practice until you are able to cover 10 km. in 80-90 minutes without fail, at a stretch.
Another vital area of improvement, you need to work upon. Before you head to the trek, you need to have the physical strength in order to carry backpacks on the uneven terrains. Considering everything under the sun, you ought to prepare yourself for the core strength. A strength would be make you suffer less than others who’d not pay the heed.
Flexibility in the body is what the trekking demands the most. Carrying the backpacks without flexibility in your hamstrings, quadriceps, shoulder, lateral sides etc. can prove out to be fatal. More the muscles relaxed, easier would be your trekking experience. Carrying a backpack, however light in weight, can bring you the unnecessary pain which may spoil your entire trek.
To pacify yourself or any other companion, yoga and meditation are the key. These practices not only give you the mental peace but also provide you with a placid inner conscience which is extremely important in order to withstand the cons during the trek.
This also improves your decision-making ability in the direst stressful situations, during the trek.
Cancelling a trek is like a real pain when you have been dreaming of it since a long time. But, to resolve it and to lesser your disappointment. We have a user-friendly cancellation policy for you.
So have a look.
This Policy is effective from 1st June 2020 to 31st Dec 2020 only as per your booking date.
This Policy is effective from 1st Jan 2021.
We never cancel any treks at Trekveda but In case we cancel your trek because of any natural calamities, political unrest, and sudden global health concern, riots, government instructions etc. So, Trekveda will issue you a voucher to redeem your trek in 1 year with any trek you want.
In case of refund, there will be a deduction of 4% bank charges and 5% GST from the total fee you have paid. Also, if you have opted for trek insurance, the amount will not be refunded. In the process of refunding the amount, the full amount will not be refunded in the first phase. It will take 15 working days to repay the half and another 15 working days for another half of the amount calculated according to the company's cancellation policy.
Note- This Policy is only applicable for those who have booked their trek prior 1st June 2020 with us.
We don't want you to get into any situation where you need to cancel your trek, but sometimes things don't work the way we want. So no worries we have a most comfortable way for you.
Trek voucher is your credit amount at Trekveda that you can redeem by trekking in future with us within 1 year.
You can get in touch with our sales executive on given numbers 9821325153/54/56. They will help you in the redemption of your voucher.
Note- The voucher is non-refundable, non-transferable, and non-extendable.
1. Is Valley of Flower Trek suitable for Beginner?
Yes, Valley of Flower Trek is suitable trek for the beginners. Valley of Flower Trek altitude is 12,100 Ft. above sea level which is an ideal altitude beginner can opt for.
2. What is fitness requirement for Valley of Flower Trek?
Valley of Flower Trek is graded as easy to moderate, which makes it one of a preferable trek for the first timers. A person physical and mentally fit can prefer this trek. However prior 2 week of trek, one can start walking for 30 mins daily and speed up later on to get a good fitness for the trek.
3. What is a trek distance of Valley of Flower Trek?
Valley of Flower Trek distance is 47 Km.
4. What is the best time to do Valley of Flower Trek?
The best time to do the Valley of Flowers trek is during the month of mid-July to mid-August.
5. Which mobile network words in Valley of Flower Trek?
Valley of Flower Trek starts from Joshimath where one can use BSNL but later in trek there is no accessibility for any mobile networks.
6. Is there any risk of wild animal or avalanche in Valley of Flower Trek?
There are no chances of Avalanche in Valley of Flower Trek, but yes a little risk of wild animals. Therefore, it is advised to not go beyond your trekking group.
7. Should I keep any high altitude medicines to Valley of Flower Trek?
As such there is no need of high altitude medicine, but many first timers face little bit of issues in high altitude like vomiting, drowsiness, difficulty in breathing so, for your own safety you can prefer to keep Diamox with you.
8. Is liquor and smoking allowed in Valley of Flower Trek?
No, Liquor and smoking aren’t entertaining in Himalayas, for your own health where people get easily sick of high altitude. Having liquor in Himalayas is not at all advisable and smoking? A big no, because one needs fresh oxygen to trek, therefore smoking is like a Trauma.
9. What is an age limit for Valley of Flower Trek?
Age limit for Valley of Flower Trek is minimum 9 to 10 years.
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