Valley of Flowers National Park, Uttrakhand, India

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Valley of Flowers is a vibrant and splendid national park reposing in West Himalayas. Nestled in Uttarakhand, this alluring place is famous for its charming meadows of alpine flowers. Endowed with a diverse range of endemic flora, it is picturesque in its beauty. This lush region is also home to some rare and endangered animal species. You may spot animals like Asiatic black deer, snow leopard, musk deer, red fox, brown bear and blue sheep. High in the lofty Himalayas of the Garhwal region sprawls this enchanting valley. Legends believe it to be the place from where Hanuman had collected the Sanjeevani buti for curing Lakshmana. This place has floral pastures, running streams and beautiful backdrop of the mountains.

VALLEY OF FLOWERS IS LOCATED 300 KMS NORTH OF RISHIKESH, NEAR BADRINATH

Pushpawati river bed is 6 kilometers in the Valley of Flowers. You can see the pink shade on the river bed . This pink shade is due to a colony of a beautiful flower Epilobium Latifolium or we can call it River Beauty also.
Pushpawati river bed is 8 kilometers from the entry gate. You can see the pink shade on the river bed . This pink shade is due to a colony of a beautiful flower Epilobium Latifolium or we can call it River Beauty also.

Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve

It’s a core zone of Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve. A colossal expanse of 87.5 sq kms and myriad alpine flowers makes this place a colorful paradise. Perched at an altitude of 3658 mts above sea level, Bhyundar Valley is the home to this surreal place. Historically, the beauty of the place was unknown to world until in 1931, three British mountaineers came here. They lost their way and happened to discover this alluring valley and named it Valley of Flowers. Later in the year 1939, Joan Margaret Legge, a botanist arrived here to study flowers. She was deputed by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Krew but she lost her life by slipping from the rocky terrain. Her sister later came here and erected a memorial near the spot.

We organize tours to Valley of flowers covering Hemkund Sahib, Badrinath, Auli and a short trek to Gorson Bhugyal ( Meadow). Please fill in your details on the form and a detailed itinerary will be sent to you instantly.

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Location of Valley of Flowers

Valley of flowers is located in Chamoli district in the state of Uttarakhand India. This is remotely located and it takes minimum 3 days to reach Valley of flowers from Haridwar. The last motor-able point is Govindghat. Check our trek itinerary page for more day wise information. It is around 500 km from New Delhi and 300 km from Haridwar. Our page on how to reach valley of flowers, we have given distances between important points and time required between them, different modes of transportation available to reach Valley of Flowers.

It is located 300 Kms North of Rishikesh, near Badrinath. You need to Travel by Road till Govindghat and from there the trek to Valley of Flowers starts. Govindghat is 20 Kms before Badrinath. Till Govidghat there is a motor-able Road. Rishiksh is 6 Hours Drive from New Delhi, India.

Declaration of National Park

Emerald mountain ranges, green meadows and white clouds fuse to create a dreamlike locale called Valley of Flowers. Cascading waterfalls are abundant while you’re traversing towards the valley. Declared as the National Park in 1982, the vibrant valley is a world heritage site as well. The pristine beauty, mystical surroundings lures nature lovers, photographers and botanists.

Valley of flowers remains covered with a thick blanket of snow during the winter season. It is in full bloom during July, August and September. This is the best time to explore the splendor of this magnificent place. The aqua waters of Pushpawati River bifurcates the valley into two parts. Dew drops of flowers, the rhythmic sound of flowing water and the romantic breeze can be enjoyed by the visitors during the period of July to September. As per the local beliefs, this valley was inhabited by fairies. No wonder, it’s a fairy land.

Base camp Ghangaria

Ghangaria is the base camp for the trek to the valley. It has private lodges and hotels for accommodation. One cannot stay at Valley of flowers, therefore Ghangaria remains an ideal place to relax and sleep. It is managed and administered by the Uttarakhand State Forestry Department and Ministry of Environment and Forests. Settlement in this park is not allowed and grazing is also banned since 1983.

A beautiful world awaits here at the endearing spot. We offer attractive trekking packages and arrangements for all budgets. You could book online and avail great prices. It’s a wonderland of natural beauty that shouldn’t be missed.

Opening and Closing dates of Valley of Flowers in 2019.

Valley of flowers will open on 1st June 2019 and will close on 4th October, 2019 this year. It remained closed for public in 2013 after the floods in June 2013 till 4th October, 2014 as the trek between Ghangaria and Valley of Flowers was damaged. It was reconstructed by September, 2014 and valley was opened for public for 6 days from 4th October to 9th October, 2014. You can visit out best time to visit valley of flowers page to know what will be best time among these four months of accessibility of the valley.

Valley of flowers timings (Opening and closing timings of the valley)

Valley of flowers opens at 7.00 am every day and last entry is allowed till 2.00 pm. You need to get out of the valley by 5 pm and be at the entry gate at 6.45 so as to take your entry ticket sooner and enter by 7.00 am. Your return trek should start by 1.30pm so as to reach back by 5.00 pm.

Best time to visit Valley of Flowers

The best time to visit valley of flowers depends upon what you like to see and how rough and tough you are. You will find maximum number of flowers in July and August. Please read out full page on Best time to visit Valley of Flowers for detailed information.

Valley of Flowers in June

Huge Glaciers are found in Valley of Flower in June. At this time snow starts melting and the seeds of the last year’s plants starts germinating and by July all the flowers will be at full bloom.
Huge Glaciers are found in Valley of Flower in June. At this time snow starts melting and the seeds of the last year’s plants starts germinating and by July all the flowers will be at full bloom.

Please see the following link for gallery of flowers found in June

June Flowers Gallery

Valley of Flowers in July

At this time Valley of Flowers color is lush green and all the flowers are in full bloom and as you can the pink shade in this picture is a huge colony of Epilobium.

 

 

At this time Valley of Flowers color is lush green and all the flowers are in full bloom and as you can the pink shade in this picture is a huge colony of Epilobium.

Valley of Flowers in August

As time passes the plants in Valley of Flowers get mature and you can see lesser number of flowers are visible. Leaves of the plants starts turning color to yellowish green/peach.

 

 

As time passes the plants in Valley of Flowers get mature and you can see lesser number of flowers are visible. Leaves of the plants starts turning color to yellowish green/peach.

Valley of Flowers in September

This is the last phase when Valley of Flowers is accessible to general public. After this snowfall will start in the month of the October, and Valley of Flowers will be snow capped again and all the plants will shed seeds and seeds will be preserved under snow to germinate again in next season when snow starts melting in May.

 

 

This is the last phase when Valley of Flowers is accessible to general public. After this snowfall will start in the month of the October, and Valley of Flowers will be snow capped again and all the plants will shed seeds and seeds will be preserved under snow to germinate again in next season when snow starts melting in May.

This is the picture taken in Last week of September in 2015. Flowers are all gone but the view is clear with different shade of the valley.

 

 

This is the picture taken in Last week of September in 2015. Flowers are all gone but the view is clear with different shade of the valley.

Valley of flowers in October.

Valley of Flower is snow clad in October.

 

 

Snowfall starts in the month of October and the Valley is closed for general public.

Valley of flowers entry fee.

Entry fee for Valley of Flowers

Entry Fee for Valley of Flowers

Like entry fee for most of other tourist places in India the entry fee is separate for Indian nationals and foreigners. Entry fee for Valley of Flowers is Rs. 150 for Indian Nationals and Rs. 600 (US$ 10 Approx) for foreigners. This entry ticket is valid for 3 days for any extra day Indians need to pay Rs. 50 whereas foreigners need to pay Rs. 250. To take a professional video camera inside the valley Indians need to pay Rs. 500 and for foreigners it is Rs. 1500 for a day.

Entry fee chart

Sr. No.DescriptionIndian (in Rupees)Foreigner (in Rupees)
1.

Entrance Fee (in Rs.)

Per Head for first Three Days

150600
For additional each day50250
2.Camera Fee
Still Camera (Non-Professional)FreeFree
Still Camera (Professional)FreeFree
Movie-Video (Non-Professional)FreeFree
Movie-Video (Professional)5001,500
3.Filming Charges
Feature Film Per Day100,000200,000
Documentary Film Per Day10,00030,000
4.Security for above
Feature Film Per Day100,000200,000
Documentary Film Per Day50,000100,000

Valley of flowers Pictures

Following are some of the pictures taken in Various seasons. For more photos please visit our Photo Gallery page. There are many pictures of the valley given there, including pictures of flowers, landscapes and earlier groups taken by us to the valley.

Epilobium Latifolium in deeper parts of Valley of Flowers

 

 

Epilobium Latifolium in deeper parts

Tipra Glacier seen from Valley of flowers

 

 

Pictures taken in July Last week

313 thoughts on “Valley of Flowers National Park, Uttrakhand, India”

  1. Hi, I want to go for this trip.But I have no partner. Do you provide this trip to single person. I am from Guwahati, Assam.I will reach Delhi Railway station.Can you arrange the trip from Delhi railway station? And lastly what will be the total cost of the trip.

  2. I went through the blog to know the information about the trekking but I am still not sure if I have chosen the best time to visit the flower valley can you please get back to me if July 26th batch is the right time??(I want to see the valley when the flowers are seen)and the cost of trekking so that I can plan up accordingly.

  3. Sir, I want to go to valley in July is it right time .Give detail information . We are 2 persons. Tell me detail package

    • Hello Mam, The valley of flowers is open from June first week on-wards till September end only. You can plan for the trek accordingly.

  4. Hi,

    I and my friend are planning on a Uttarakhand trip in the firat week of September. Is it the right time to visit Valley of flowers? If yes, could you please send me the detailed itinerary?

  5. Please send me the itinary if your detailed packages since I am planning to visit between 10th to 15th of July 18.

      • A detailed itinerary has been mailed to you. You can call us on 9991242759 for more information

    • A detailed itinerary has been sent to you please go through it. For more information you can call us on 9991242759 or drop a message so that we can discuss over phone for the Trek.

    • A detailed itinerary has been sent to you please go through it. For more information you can call us on 9991242759 or drop a message so that we can discuss over phone for the Trek.

  6. Please send me the Itinerary… I would like to visit in the month of July. I am from Pune, Maharashtra. Wanted to know can Valley of Flowers can be done in one day? and are there any near by places to visit there?

    • Hello Sir, The Valley of flowers trek required minimum 6 Days. We have sent you a detailed itinerary for the same, if you want more information you can call us on 9991242759.

  7. I am a senior citizen 65 years old. Can I go for trekking in Valley of Flowers. Are there medical support available if needed.

    SR

    • A detailed itinerary has been sent to you. Kindly go through it and revert you can call us on 9991242759.

    • A detailed itinerary has been sent to you. Kindly go through it and revert you can call us on 9991242759.

    • Hi Sir,
      Valley is closed in the month of May. Valley opens in June and closes in the end of September. A detailed itinerary has been sent to you. Please go through it and revert.

  8. Hii… I am planning to go in July 2018.
    Let me know how to reach there..whats the nearest airport? and the shortest mode to reach from Kolkata.

    I will have my mother with me who is a senior citizen. Whats the facility available for her to enjoy the valley of flowers without much trouble and hectic.

    Regards

  9. Hi..
    Although I’m planning to visit there in summer in 2019, not this year, still I would like a detailed itinerary from guwahati, Assam just to have an idea. Will you be able to help?

    • A detailed itinerary starting from Haridwar is sent to you. Form Guwahati you need to come to Haridwar by train / air.

  10. Hello! Could you mail a detailed itenary.
    We are planning in July.
    And the places and hill stations nearby that can be covered in the same trip
    And how far is it from shimla and hrishikesh

    • Hi,
      Shimla could not be merged with this place. This is very far from Shimla. A detailed itinerary is sent to you. The other destinations that can be covered in this trip are Hemkund Sahib, Badrinath, Mana village and Auli. Please feel free to contact us back for any further information.

    • Hi Mam,
      A detailed itinerary has been sent to you.Best time to visit valley of flowers is in the month of July and August.

  11. Hi
    We will be visiting valley of flowers on August 12. Please let us know how many days it takes and what are the places covered and also how much does it cost

    • Hi Sir,
      A detailed itineray has been sent to you, Please go through it and revert. Please provide us your contact no so that we can discuss about the trip.

    • Hi,
      A detailed itinerary has been sent to you, Please check and revert. Valley of flowers opens by 1st June every year.

  12. I along with my wife Mrs. Sharda Garodia would like to visit Valley of Flower along with Hemkund Sahib, Badrinath & Kedarnath. We plan to reach Haridwar on 15th August 2018 morning and reach back Haridwar on 19th August 2017 evening to catch the train for New Delhi for onward fly to Kolkata. Would the five day would be sufficient or do we need to increase one or two day. We would like you to arrange all the Conveyance and Stay arrangement at each location. Please suggest & Help.

    Regards

    • Hi Sir,
      Valley of flowers trip needs minimum 5 days ex-Haridwar, another 3 days for Kedarnath so trip cannot be done between 15th of Aug to 19th of Aug

  13. Please share the detailed itinerary for Valley of Flowers.
    Also let me know when is the best time to visit Valley of Flowers.

    Regards,
    Kinshuk

    • Hi Sir,
      A detailed itinerary has been sent to you. Please check and revert. Valley of Flowers is in full bloom in July and will be in full bloom till August end.

  14. I have gone to valley of flowers and Hemkund sahib just few days back. Although i was not able see the flowers because of the off season, but the trekking was amazing. So close to the nature, all the ice covered mountains, waterfalls, the sound of water , all the different plants and their history aside. Taste different kinds of berries (only those which were supposed to be eaten). The beauty of valley of flowers is the path by which we go. We can feel everything, the running water, smell of different plants and soil and look over the beautiful sky and mountain. Next time i will be going in on season. Thank you for sharing the world experience with us.

  15. Please share the detailed itinerary for Valley of flowers for the month of August.
    Also let me know when is the best time to visit VOF.

    Regards,
    Rajni

  16. Please share me detail about the trip I am from Gujarat, Ahmedabad, and if i am solo traveler what will be the suggested time, are you providing any camp plan or group plan?

  17. Please send me details along with my kids age 6 and 8. Also tell me what to carry and trek schedule. I will be there for 2-4 days.

  18. Hello, we are four people want to visit valley of flower in mid August . Can you please send me the detailed itineries with accommodations options and tour cost.We would like to spend a extra day at valley of flowers.

  19. Hi,
    Planning a couple visit there on 29th June, 2017.
    Please share itinerary and suggest how many days are enough.

  20. I want to visit valley of flowers 11/6/2017 sunday kindly send me itenary and charges with accommodation hotel booking,transport from dehradun and guide fees etc for four persons.

  21. If entrance time is 7am
    Then when we start treking ??
    I m planning to come here at july is this good time ??

  22. I am looking for a trip to valley of flowers and this visit is a surprise for my partner.. but i want to travel on specific date if possible.. and if i want to travel by my own car till what point we can travel what is the best deal you can offer or idea you can give us.

    • A detailed general itinerary is sent to you, kindly send us your phone number so that we can discuss about the plan.

  23. Hi…We are a group.of 5-7 people from NCR…We are looking for someone who can take care of all the arrangements with best facilities possible….
    Please contact

  24. Hello Sir/Mam, We are looking forward to visit Valley of Flowers in a day or two. Is it open now a days? Please reply asap. Thank You.

  25. Hello,
    I want to visit Hemkunt Sahib & Valley of flowers both, I have been to Hemkunt Sahib 2-3 times.
    Can I join you guys directly tat Gobind Dham/Ghangaria?
    How much will it cost & would 1 day be enough to cover it?

  26. Hello Sir/Mam, We are looking forward to visit Valley of Flowers in a day or two. Is it open now a days? Please reply asap. Thank You.

    • Hello Ma’am

      The detailed itinerary and other information have been sent to you. Kindly check with your mail.
      Thanks !

    • Hello Sir,

      The detailed itinerary has been sent to you. Kindly have a look. All the other information have also been provided to you.
      Thanks !

    • Hello Chirag,

      The detailed itinerary along with all other information have been sent to you. Kindly check.
      Revert with your response on the same.
      Thanks !

    • Hello Pooja,
      The detailed itinerary has been sent to you. Kindly check with your mail.
      Contact us in case of any query.
      Thanks

  27. Hello sir
    Sir I wanna come valley of flower in April month or in may
    Is this time good
    What things I can see in the month April n may

    • Hello Nidhy,

      I would like to inform you that Valley of Flowers get open on June 1st till initial days of October. The detailed itinerary has been sent to you. Kindly check with your mail.
      Thank you !!

  28. Dear Sir,
    I am planning to visit Valley of flowers along with my friend. As we both are ladies of 50yrs of age. How do you plan to help us to go to the valley and what do you charge for it.
    We are healthy and energetic. Can we travel/ trek to the valley.
    Please let me know
    Sara Khalid

    • This year’s itinerary has been sent to you. You can check with your mail. If interested this year, Kindly contact.
      Thank you !!

  29. Hi, We are getting lot of weather warning for Uttarakhand in media. Are these correct? What is the situation now? is it safe for travelling in 2nd week of Aug’16?

    • Hello Mahendra Ji
      This year’s itinerary has been sent to you. Kindly check. Situations are fine and you can join this year if interested. Do contact.
      Thank you !!

  30. Hi Devkant and Sonia,
    Its almost a year since i had the opportunity to visit valley of flowers. The memories are still strong and the mountains are calling again. I want to THANK YOU for the opportunity, it would have not been possible without you. Your services and customer services were excellent. I am quiet impressed with the way you handled the communication and arrangements. The trip meant a lot to me and once again THANKS for making it happen.
    Regards
    Venu

    • Hello Nandita
      This year’s itinerary has been sent to you. Kindly check your mail.
      Do contact if intersted this year.
      Thank you !!

  31. Hi

    We are interested for visiting Valley of FLowers in the month of August. Is it safe and do the rainfalls effect the travel. What maximum days we can plan for VOF. Please let us know the cost per person. What minimum number of persons we require for the specific tour guide for us.

    • Hello Rahul Ji,

      We have mailed you a detailed itinerary along with the answers for your queries. Please check.

      Thank You!!

  32. Need a tour plan regarding vof , hemkund and badrinath.please share the details like cost per person, stay and fooding. Also can we trek in the new route to vof as published in the internet.please help.

    • Hello Sir,
      We have mailed you a detailed itinerary for the valley of flowers and other near by places trip. The new route to the Vof is very difficult so we do not recommend that trek.
      Thank You!!

    • Hi there,
      We are a group of 7 people, planning for a trip to uttarakhand and exploring Valley of flowers. It would be really helpful if you could provide me with itenary and suggest me other places we can explore. We have around 7 days of time and want to make the most of it..
      Thanks

      • Hello Akshat Ji,
        A detailed itinerary for the Valley of Flowers and near by places is sent to you. Please check.

  33. Hi,

    I am visiting Joshimath in first week of May-2016. Is there any chance I can do valley of flowers trek ( even though there may not be much flowers then) in one day?

    • Hi Sheetal,
      Valley of flowers opens on 1st June every year. You need minimum of three days to visit valley of flowers from Joshimath. So not possible to go to valley of flowers in May.

  34. Hi I'm planning to visit valley of flowers for next year that is 2016 so please can u let me know the details. 

    We are from Bangalore so please let us know the travel details from Bangalore thank you so much.

    • Hello Mam,

      A detailed itinerary mail has been sent to you.

      From Bangalore you can take a flight up to Dehradun or Delhi. From Dehradun Haridwar is 52 Kms away. So either you can take a bus or taxi. From Delhi Haridwar is 209 kms away. From there you can hire a taxi or a you can take a tain or bus. Janshatabadi is the train timing is 3:30pm or you can take bus directly from ISBT Kashmiri gate to Haridwar. From Haridwar our trip starts and for that i have already sent you a detailed mail.

      We have recently announced our departures to Valley of Flowers for 2016 :-

      • 02 Jul, 2016 to Jul 09, 2016
      • 03 Jul, 2016 to 10 Jul, 2016
      • 09 Jul, 2016 to 16 Jul, 2016
      • 10 Jul, 2016 to 17 Jul, 2016
      • 16 Jul, 2016 to 23 Jul, 2016
      • 17 Jul, 2016 to 24 Jul, 2016
      • 23 Jul, 2016 to 30 Jul, 2016
      • 24 Jul, 2016 to 31 Jul, 2016
      • 30 Jul, 2016 to 06 Aug, 2016
      • 31 Jul, 2016 to 07 Aug, 2016
      • 06 Aug, 2016 to 13 Aug, 2016
      • 07 Aug, 2016 to 14 Aug, 2016
      • 13 Aug, 2016 to 20 Aug, 2016
      • 14 Aug, 2016 to 21 Aug, 2016
      • 20 Aug, 2016 to 27 Aug, 2016
      • 21 Aug, 2016 to 28 Aug, 2016
      • 27 Aug, 2016 to 03 Sep, 2016
      • 28 Aug, 2016 to 04 Sep, 2016
      • Hello Parmod Ji,

        A detailed itinerary is sent to you. Auli is already included in the package. The weather will be around 10-15degree C.

        Thank You!!

  35. We two senior male &able citizens want to visit valley of flowers at august I septumber juncture,2015.is it possible?

  36. How is the weather right now in the valley.. I have heard news of landslides and cloud bursting in the adjoining areas.. Is it safe to visit the valley in next few days

  37. Hi Devkant,

    Lovely pictutres and attractive place. Thanks for sharing all the latest updates and photos.

    I'm joining this trek on 8th Aug and want to return back on 14th as i have a flight to catch on 15th noon. Just wanted to know the approx cost of travelling back alone from Govindghat to Dehradun as i will be traveling alone.

    And also, would you be able to help me out in booking the stay for one night in Dehradun (14th aug).

     

    Thanks,

    Harshal

    9769586775

     

     

     

    • Hello Sir,

      You can come back by taking a bus from Govindghat to Rishikesh. Then you can continue your journey to Dehradun. It’ll be costing you around Rs. 500.

      Sorry but we dont arrange stays in Dehradun sir so you need to arrange it on your own.

      • Thaks for the reply. Just last concern, can you please tell me how many solo travelers are there in this group as I'm in a mixed mind of coming alone as one my friends who was about to come along just backed out at the last moment due to some personal reasons. And if everyone is coming in groups then i would like to reconsider.

        Thanks,

        Harshal

  38. HI Mr Devkant

    Hope you remember me. Have been missing the tour for last three years for reasons  you are aware. Kindly let me know the current situation weather/rain wise. Time running out for me. Desparately want to visit at earliest

    C S Subramanian

    • Hello Sir,

      Definitely you can come with us. The wooden bridge that got washed off due to heavy rains had fixed already. Kindly contact us on +91 9991142759.

  39. How successful has been the trip of yours valley of flowers this week  , Is there any natural calamity due to rain fall ?

     

  40. Hi,

    I am visiting VOF in July 20th, 2015. Is there chances of heavy rain there at that time.

    Regards

     Shivaji

  41. PLEASE KEEP THE NEW FOLDER OF PICTURES OF TREK OF 2015.

    IT WOULD HELP THE VIEWRS FOR EASY VIEWING FOR RECENT PICTURES AND REVIEWS.

    THANKS.

    J.R.VACHHANI

    VADODARA

  42. hallo, sir… i want to know that…we r two females…want to join in trekking schedule of ur 23rd august….so this tour is included a spare day of valley of flowers or not….and we also want to visit the badrinath temple….badrinath temple site is included in ur economic package !! and if not…thn can u arrange the trip of badrinath…and what its total cost….please give me the schedule of date and time… so we can join and can book our tickets….

     

    • A detailed mail has been sent to you.

      We wil be taking you to Valley of Flowers for 2 days, Hemkund Sahib and Badrinath are also included in the trip.
       

  43. Hi,

    Devakant Ji

    My self Ashok planed visit Badrinth and while comming back planned to stay at vally of flowers in this regard

    I have got some queries as below.

    1) Can we stay in self campaign Tent at Vally of flowers?

    2) Please advice us regarding food fecility available at Vally of flowers?

    Please advice us in this regard,

    Thanks & Regards,

    ASHOK.R.

     

    • Hello Sir,

      We dont provide stay in Camps in Ghangaria. Once you reach Ghangaria we can provide you meals. We provide you excellent meals; quality will be at par with a good restaurant in a metro city. Our customers always compliment us for our quality meals.

  44. DEAR SIR,WE ARE IN 12TH JULY DEPARTURE BATCH.

    I WANT TO SEE THE WEEK WISE PRESENT PICTURES OF VALLEY.

    CAN YOU POST THEM IF POSSIBLE?

    IF YOU DO SO , IT WOULD BE GREAT!

    THANKS.

     

  45. Hello Mr. Devkant

    Thank you for such a detailed description on all apsects of the trip one may want to know.

    We are three people planning for 1st week of August 2015. We can reach Haridwar at 2:30AM on 1st August. I understand your package includes price for stay in Haridwar which we are not availaing. Please let me know the revised pricce in that case.

  46. Hi Dev

    we are five person (from Delhi) and planning to visit valley of flower and Hemkund Sahib in first week of July I.e 1 to 6 July. pl. advice how can you help me.

    also advice whether it is advisable to take taxi from Delhi to Ghangaria or we should take it from Haridwar.

    thanks

    Vikas

     

  47. Hi,

    we are also planning to come to that place in July including towards Auli, Hemkunt Sahib and Badrinath also. Can you help us with this?

    Thanks

  48. Sir we are planning in the month of July. Can u please guide us by providing detailed itinerary and cost per person.

    Thanks

  49. Is it better to visit first valley of flowers or badrinath?

    IS buses avilable from joshimath or badrinath to reach haridwar from valley of flowers

    • Hello Sir,
      You can follow our itinerary, its better you go to valley of flowers first. Bus service is not so good in that area.

    • Hi Julia,
      valley of flowers officially opens from June 1st till 4th August every year. You can not go to the valley during April. However you may make it up to Ghangaria. You will see lot of Rhododendron flowers at Ghangaria and on the way. But no one will be in the area except few locals.
      Regards,
      Devkant

  50. Devkant ji:

    I have read more about Ms. Joan Margaret Legge, British Botanist, who lost her life while exploring the valley. But there is information given about Ms. Legge and her tomb situated in the valley.

    regards,
    ashok

    • Ms. Joan Margaret Legge body was not found and her sister came and made a memorial for her. so basically its not a tomb it’s just a memorial.

  51. Dear Devkant,
    Kindly inform ome about current status of Valley of flowers, badrinath and hemkund sahib as I am planning to go there from 1st Oct to 5th Oct 2014.
    I am informed that roads and connectivity are not in place and no one can go there. Please inform me on my email abhishekkumar.miracle@gmail.com. It will be a great help for us.

    Abhishek

    • I am sorry the day you asked the question I was in Ghangaria with no internet and phone facility. Valley of flowers opened for 6 days this season only from 4th October to 9th October, 2014 .

  52. hi , two friends from mumbai

    we want to start from haridwar on 31st aug to vof, pls share details of trip and itinerary at VOF

    regards

    venkatesh

  53. Wonderful site and very good information!
    I would like to visit this place with my 9 yr old son. Is it safe?
    If yes, please give us more details

    Thanks

  54. I am visiting Utarakhand between 23rd and 29th october 2014. I plan to go to Chopta and from there drive to the VOF. Will it be open or will we be too late to enjoy nature.
    thanks
    satish

  55. I’m confused. I’ve read this section several times along with Trip Advisor and some other commercial websites. Most are saying that the Valley of Flowers will be closed this year but that Hem Kund is open. One site suggests that it may be possible to walk about 1km inside that Valley of Flowers.

    I was hoping to visit Valley of Flowers in the last week of July but will not do si if I can only see 1 km inside the park.

    Do you have any updated information or suggestions as to where I might find more recent reports? Thank you.

  56. we have booked for 3rd august batch, but not finding any new posts from mr devkant. eagerly waiting to know the developments regarding bridge to valley.

  57. Hi devkant,
    I am planning to visit VOF with full enthusiasm….. But all these uncertain news is really disappointing. I am eagerly waiting for ur next blog so that you can give us all a pakka information regarding the situation once you have visited VOF personally . Keeping my fingers crossed. And thank for carring out this fantastic work.
    With regards
    Sangeeta

  58. Dear Mr. Devkant,
    I would like to visit VOF coming August, I live in Delhi.
    Please tell me if I can do it alone or if I have to accompany some group.

  59. Dear Devkant,

    Many thanks for this wonderful and informative blog.

    I do not find any mention of Joan Margarette Leggi. Did I miss it?

    The Botanical names are generally printed in italics and the second part start with small case letter. Is there any special reason for not following the custom?

    Subhendu

    • I am very Sorry for the ignorance about the way botanical names should be written. We will soon write a special page about Ms. Margarette Leggi.

    • Bank Account Details to Deposit Cash / Cheque for booking confirmation.

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      Bank : ICICI Bank
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      Branch : BAHADURGARH, Haryana
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  60. Hi Devkant

    Sorry to bother you..But I have a query for or you can say an information for you…

    I have come to know that due to cloud burst on night of July 1-2 at Lambagar, the road connectivity between Govindghat- Badrinath has washed away. This is the same site where 3Km. road was totally vanished last year due to heavy floods. Although Border Road Organization have started work on the site but it will take atleast 45 days for completing the road, that to if weather permits.

    Further Director, Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve under which jurisdiction
    Valley Of Flowers falls have stopped all construction work in the entire area due to heavy rains and officially announced not to open Valley for tourist this season.

    Ïs this information true as I had a plan to go for Valley of Flowers trip on August 7, 2014 and was anxiously waiting for it.

    Since I found your website and your guidance very helpful, I thought of consulting you. Kindly look into it..

    Regards,
    Suhas

  61. Hi Devkant,
    Wonderful website. Really informative. I am Planning to visit valley of flower on 26th July weekend. Can it be done over a 3 day period. ie Leaving on Thursday night /evening from Delhi and return by Monday early morning.
    Can you help in making an itinerary?

  62. Dear Devkant Sangwan,
    I was really disappointed by the news that VOF is no more. Thanks to God that I encountered your blog about VOF and giving me some hope.
    I’m planning to go there, leaving Delhi on 25 June 2014.
    Although I read all the comments, but I wanna a ask “Is VOF today sa beautiful as it used to be ?”
    Do i need to book hotels befote I leave..?
    Thank You…!

      • sirji I have CONFIRMED AUTHENTIC INFORMATION that VOF is not going to open before August…I have some contacts with government officials…so I directly talked with the person incharge of developing the area…Actually they said that they have capacity to build it within 15-20 days, but they do not have budget..

      • Thank you so much for replying.
        I dropped the idea of 25 June. I’m planning to go there in September starting.
        I need your knowledge, for sure i’ll contact you then.
        Thank you again.

  63. Hi Devkant

    I am planning to visit Valley of Flowers in second week of August-2014. Will the bridge that got collapsed last year in floods be ready by August? I have heard that it is still under construction..

    Regards,
    Suhas

  64. sir,i want to go valley of flowers in mid july…can you help me in making a tour package with total of three persons.

  65. Sir,I wish to visit the Valley and Hemkund in mid-June(the only time I could travel). But I am not aware about the condition of trek and also the accommodation.So if you please tell me about it.

  66. Dear Dav,

    I am very happy to see you spreading knowledge for those who love nature. I still remember your coffee bottle during study time.

    Regards
    Akhil
    9953868996

  67. Hey Devkant,

    I would like to go for this trek in July…from Bangalore..could you guide me as to how I can make it to this trek?

    • Hello Deepa,

      We have lot of fixed departures this season. We have departures every Sunday from Haridwar from July to September. I have sent you detailed itinerary and other details on you mail ID. If possible contact me on my phone numbers given in the mail. I will accompany the groups personally.

  68. Hi,
    we are couple. My wife is very much intrested to visit the place. She is been asking for me from long time. So, I decided to take her to this time, if everything goes well we are planning to visit in August. My priority question is, is it safe for couple to travel as I don’t want to take any chance with my wife’s safety, this was my main reason to delay the tour. As I now come across your website, I feel it will be fine to take her to her dream place. Please let me know is it safe. Thanks in advance.

    –Narasimha

    • Hello Narashimha,
      I think you care you wife a lot. Me and my wife has been going to this place for many years and still ok. Even senior citizens can so this place. Actually there are many factors responsible for deciding about the safety on your trip to valley of flowers, for eg different type of diseases combined with age factor. You can talk to me personally on +91 9991142759.

  69. when i knew that there is place like heavan..ooo..MG i really wanna go there…but after disaster at Uttarakhand the flowers of valley is ok??? I am really confused…

  70. Hello Devkant, First of all, Thanks to make this wonderful website full of valuable information, pictures and your vision towards safeguarding the nature with various cautious and alarming inputs. I, Purushottam Oke, am from Pune and a big nature lover. This is one of the places along with Ladakh that is still on top of my must visit places list. I am sure I do find space this year to fulfill my dream to visit the valley atleast once in my lifetime. Considering all the articles published about Valley of Flowers and feedback seen about the best visit time, I hope this comes amongst the best period to visit the Valley of Flowers.

  71. Beautiful…I have been to Badrinath but missed the opportunity of visiting the Valley of Flowers. It is truly a heaven on Earth. Now, it tops my wish list. Thank you for such a lovely coverage.

  72. Hi Devkant

    Thank you so much for the information. As we are planning to make d trip by own, I need some more information from you.

    Will we be able to catch a bus from Govindghat to Badrinath if we start from Ghangaria on same day on early morning.

    Actually I want to know the time of last bus depart from Govindghat to Badrinath.

    If we want to hire a car for Badrinath from Govindghat will be the cost for that.

    Thanking You

    Banhita Pal

    • Hello Mam,
      You can manage the trip on your own but they are few points that you need to consider…
      1. Public transport is not available from Govindghat to Badrinath.
      2. You can take a cab from Govindghat to Badrinath. It will be charging you around Rs. 2500.

  73. Sir I am aged 55, would like to do Char Dham along with valley of flowers, what would be good time, I am from Bangalore, thanks and regards

    shenoy info

    • Char Dham is generally not recommended along with valley of flowers. Best season for valley of flowers is monsoon season and monsoon is not a good season for char Dham.

  74. Hi Dev,

    Am overwhelmed after reading the articles in your site and love your passion towards nature.

    I have gone through the 7 day tour plan mentioned and would like to know full itinerary and prices.

    Cheers

    Amareshinfo

  75. Hi Dev,

    Am overwhelmed after reading the articles in your site and love your passion towards nature.

    I have gone through the 7 day tour plan mentioned and would like to know full itinerary and prices.

    Also please drop in your contact details for further bookings with you.

    Cheers

    Amaresh

  76. Hi Dev,

    Am overwhelmed after reading the articles in your site and love your passion towards nature.

    I have gone through the 7 day tour plan mentioned and would like to know full itinerary and prices.

    Also please drop in your contact details for further bookings with you.

    Cheers

    Amaresh

  77. Dear Sir or Madam,
    I wanted to do a short trip in India from Oman. The Valley of Flowers seemed like an interesting take on India besides the typical tourist things.
    What is the cost? How long will the trek last? Are they fat people that go on this trip? I am 104 KG or 230lbs, but I have gone hiking while here in Oman. What are some things that I will need for a mid-July trek?
    At this stage I prefer to be contacted via email.

    Thanks,
    Tieshainfo

    • Hi,
      Yes fat people can come for trek to valley of flowers, you should have good stamina. You can get a pony between Govindghat and Ghangaira and between Ghangaria and Hemkund Sahib. This will make your trip easier.

  78. We will be two families i.e. four adults & three kids. Two kids are of 12years age & will walk, but third kid is of 8 years & will need Poni. You may please send the details. Is stay at Haridwar in your scope & we will have to arrange it?? Also what kind of transportation (From Haridwar to Govindghat) will be available & accommodation at Ghangria?? Regards,

    Parag Dabir

    • Hi,
      Stay at Haridwar is included in our tour package. We generally provide tempo traveler as your transport vehicle for the whole trip. We provide accommodation at Ghangaria in Hotels not in camps.

  79. I am staying in New Delhi. I am 53 years old with moderate fitness. I have never done a trek till date. I have mild Asthma which is under control and triggers only for few days at the onset of Summer or Winter.I do not have any other clinical illness like High or low BP, Diabetes etc.
    Kindly let me know the cost of the tour package.

    • Kindly talk to your doctor before coming for the trip, detailed itinerary and cost has been mailed to you. Thanks for contacting us.

  80. I am of 60 years and my friends are of 52 and 54 please tell me how and when we should plan for this trip because this is right time for me to plan for trip of Hemkund Sahib and Valley of Flowers.

  81. Hello,
    Planning to visit valley of flowers in a group of 4 adults 2 children ( 5+, 11+ yrs). Please let me know the package and necessary information.
    As we have child with us, we want to minimize the trek.
    Sincere thanks for creating such an informative website.

    Regards,
    Debabrata

  82. Hello, Dear Explorer, Devkant Sangwan,
    While searching Valley of Flowers I found your page & I must admit till date regarding Valley of Flowers I haven’t seen such detailed information anywhere else. Congratulations for such a wonderful site. Now, I want to know what are the best dates to visit the valley from July last week to August first week or else what dates you recommend to visit within these two months. Is it also possible to join you from Govindghat & have a customized trip along with you, because I want to visit The Valley 3 consecutive days & like to stay a night in Hemkund Shahib. Going with my itinerary, I have also included Auli & Badrinath where there is a beautiful waterfall to see. Please share me the costs & other necessary information. It will be kind & helpful enough if you personally give me your valuable suggestion as I am considering you in high esteem more of a Co Explorer Friend who simply love & respect Mother Nature,Looking forward Friend for your reply, Stay happy & healthy, God bless you.

    • Thanks dear for your compliments. Overnight stay is not possible as there is no hotel at Hemkund Sahib. Generally no tourist stay at Hemkund Sahib. Still we may camp somewhere near to Hemkund Sahib. But I have never done it. You will see lot of waterfalls even in the valley of flowers. If possible call me or send me your phone number.

  83. i want to go valley of flowers , kindly give me details regarding precautions needs to taken. i would like to join you at GANGARIA , kindly give me your detailed tour plan regarding costing , hotel facility , temperature during APRIL to Sept .

    if my friends are coming in a bunch or group , what concession are you giving.

    reply soon.

  84. have not booked!just a query.we are 2×72 year old who are desperate to go to the valley.is there an easy way to see the valley rather than a long trek,

    regards brenda.

  85. Hi,

    I went through the blog to know the information about the trekking but I am still not sure if I have chosen the best time to visit the flower valley can you please get back to me if July 26th batch is the right time??(I want to see the valley when the flowers are seen)and the cost of trekking so that I can plan up accordingly.

  86. Hi,

    Can you please provide me details for trip to Valley of Flowers(6/7 days) and also the cost of this trip. I will start from Pune.

    Thank you,
    Vrinda Davda

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