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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. Altitude- 3,500m/11,500ft. Distance- 4 km, each way. Trek Time- 7 hours. The Valley is 6-7 km long, ends with a glacier. The valley of flowers trek is well-defined and well paved. Although it is steep at many places, but except the day you go for trek to valley itself you can hire pony to reduce the difficulty level of the trek. Valley of flowers trek difficulty level is moderate to easy. The valley of flowers is open from June to September every year. The best time to visit is July and August. It is the time when you can see maximum number of flowers! The flowers are in full bloom during this season. Valley of flowers will open on 1st June 2020 and will close on 4th October, 2020. It remained closed for public in 2013 after the floods in June 2013 till 4th October, 2014 as the trek between Ghangaria and the valley was damaged. The Valley of Flowers is only open from the beginning of June until the beginning of October, as it’s covered in snow the rest of the year. The best time to visit is from mid July to mid August, when the flowers are in full bloom after the first monsoon rain.
Duration: 7 Nights / 8 Days
Destination Covered: Delhi - Haridwar – Joshimath - Govindghat – Ghangaria - Hemkund Sahib – Ghangaria - Valley of flowers – Ghangaria - Govindghat – Rudraprayag - Rishikesh – Haridwar - Delhi
- Har-ki-Paudi and remarkable evening Ganga Aarti, Haridwar
- Visit to holy confluences of Devprayag, Rudraprayag and Karnprayag
- Explore the beautiful hamlets of Joshimath, Ghangaria and Govindghat
- Trek to revered Sikh pilgrimage site of Hemkund Sahib
- Trekking to the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Valley of Flowers
- Leisure time in Rudraprayag
- Sightseeing in Rishikesh
- Wonderful scenic views all around
- Day 1:Delhi – Haridwar (5 to 6 hrs)
- As you arrive in Delhi, meet our tour representative who helps you with an assisted road transfer to Haridwar. On the way, stop for lunch. Upon reaching Haridwar, complete the check-in formalities at the hotel. Freshen-up and get ready for exploring this holy city on the banks of River Ganga. Visit the very popular Ganga ghat, Har-ki-paudi. The evening is scheduled for the remarkable Ganga aarti, the river worshipping ceremony. While holy chants are played in the background, admire the wonderful sight of lighted lamps that falls into the flowing water of the river. Back to the hotel for dinner.
- Stay overnight in Haridwar.
- Day 2:Haridwar – Joshimath (6 to 7 hrs)
- On day 2, enjoy breakfast. Later start your drive to the beautiful hill town of Joshimath. It is also a popular Hindu pilgrimage center. As you are driving upwards, halt at the holy sites of Devprayag, Rudraprayag and Karnprayag, the confluences of the Alaknanda River with River Bhagirathi, River Mandakini, and River Pindar. Continue your journey to Joshimath. As you reach, check into the hotel is followed by sightseeing.
- Overnight stay.
- Day 3:Joshimath - Govindghat - Ghangaria
- Today, post breakfast, start driving to Govidghat, a beautiful hamlet, which is equally popular amid adventure enthusiasts and pilgrims. Govindghat is also known to be the starting point of trek to Valley of Flowers and Hemkund Sahib Trek. From here, start your trek to the beautiful Ghangaria village. It is placed on the confluence of River Pushpawati and River Hemganga and is also the last human habitation center during the trek. The village lies in the Bhyundar valley. As you arrive in Ghangaria, check -in at the hotel. The evening is for relaxing.
- Overnight stay.
- Day 4:Ghangaria - Hemkund Sahib - Ghangaria
- On the 4th day of the tour, trek to Hemkund Sahib starts. Hemkund Sahib is a highly revered pilgrimage center among Sikhs, associated with the 10th Sikh Guru, Guru Gobind Singh. It is believed that he meditated here for several years.
- On your way to gurudwara, you come across attractive views of magnificent Himalayas, cascading waterfalls and lush forests. Referred as Gurudwara Sri Hemkunt Sahib, Hemkund Sahib is the highest gurudwara of Sikh community that is settled at an altitude up to 4329 meters above the sea level. It is a star shaped gurudwara made up of white marble. Offer sincere prayers at the gurudwara and get the blessings of almighty. Thereafter, return to Ghangaria.
- Stay overnight.
- Day 5:Ghangaria - Valley of flowers - Ghangaria
- This day is scheduled for Valley of Flowers trek. Valley of Flowers is one among the top-tourist sites in Uttarakhand. It covers an area up to 87 square kilometer and is like a wonderland for nature lovers, adventure lovers and avid photographers.
- It is UNESCO heritage site that is best-known for its lush velvet meadows, flower strewn beds and endangered species of flora and fauna. Legends say that it was this place from where Lord Hanuman collected 'Sanjevani' herbs for Lord Ram's younger brother, Lord Laxman. The enchanting location paints picture of variety of flowers including Geraniums, Marsh Marigold, Rhododendrons, Asters, Strawberries, Primulas and Epilobiums.
- The winsome scenic beauty formed by range of flowers is simply mesmerizing. And adding on to its charm is the tranquil ambience that makes it look more fascinating. Moreover, if you are lucky enough, you may also spot Musk Deer, Brown beer, Red fox, Blue sheep and Asiatic Black bear. Back to Ghangaria in the evening.
- Overnight stay.
- Day 6:Ghangaria - Govindghat - Rudraprayag
- In the morning, embark on the 13 km trek from Ghangaria to Govindghat. Treat your eyes to the wonderful views. As you reach Govindghat, drive to Rudraptayag. On arrival, check-in at the hotel. The remaining day is at leisure. Take rest or explore the place on your own.
- Overnight stay in Rudraprayag.
- Day 7:Rudraprayag - Rishikesh – Haridwar (7 hrs)
- Today, start your road journey to Rishikesh, the 'Yoga Capital of India'. This is a beautiful pristine town on the banks of River Ganga. It is dotted with innumerable temples and ashrams. Enjoy sightseeing and temple tour of Rishikesh. Some of the popular attractions in Rishikesh include Lakshman Jhula, Ram Jhula, Neelkanth Mahadev Temple, Triveni Ghat, Parmath Niketan Temple, and Swarg Ashram. Later in the day, get transferred to Haridwar. After arrival, check in at the hotel.
- Stay overnight in Rishikesh.
- Day 8:Haridwar- Delhi for departure
- Today is the last day of the tour. Partake in local sightseeing and temples tour of Haridwar. Later in the day, drive to Delhi. Get to the railway station or the airport for your onward journey.
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