Best time to visit valley of flowers.

Best time to visit valley of flowers.

Best time to visit Valley of flowers, Uttrakhand.

Valley of flowers is snow clad for most of the year and it becomes accessible only in the month of June. Officially valley of flowers opens First June every year. Valley of flowers is always beautiful. It depends upon your taste that what you would like to see.

Valley of flowers in June:

This is the time when snow starts melting rapidly and small plants starts growing and glaciers keeps on melting. By the end of June the valley of flowers is reaching towards its youth and starts changing its color from white to green with new flowers keep on coming on daily basis.

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.

Golden Lilly in the month of June, this flower can be seen till 2nd week of July
Golden Lilly in the month of June, this flower can be seen till 2nd week of July

Colony of Golden Lilly in the month of June, this flower can be seen till 2nd week of July
Colony of Golden Lilly in the month of June, this flower can be seen till 2nd week of July
Beautiful Glacier seen in June Month.
Beautiful Glacier seen in June Month.
Beautiful Glacier seen in June Month. Please note the beautiful Rhododendron flowers on right side of trek.
Beautiful Glacier seen in June Month. Please note the beautiful Rhododendron flowers on right side of trek.

June Flowers Gallery


Valley of flowers in July:-

This is the time when valley of flowers is in full bloom and will be in full bloom till August end. You will find lots of greenery and flowers everywhere in the valley of flowers. If you are fond of watching glaciers you should go in earlier weeks of July(Latest by 15th July). Please watch our pictures of glaciers taken in valley of flowers. Most of these pictures are taken in the first and second week of July.

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 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.

Valley of flowers as seen in Mid July. The pink shade on the river bed is Epilobium Latifolium. This flower looks very beautiful and is found on river banks. You can see our gallery on deeper parts of valley of flowers to see more very beautiful pictures of Deeper parts of valley of flowers.

Following in one of the picture of our deeper parts gallery on valley of flowers . You can have a look on the gallery to see more such pictures.

Epilobium Latifolium deep inside the Valley of Flowers.
Epilobium Latifolium deep inside the Valley of Flowers. You can see these flowers till August end.

Valley of flowers in August:

With the passage of time different type of flowers keeps coming and going as per their turn. After a good experience you can find the exact flowering time for each type of flower. There are some flowers which bloom only for a week or so. For example you will find Ladies Slipper Orchid flower mainly in first week of July. You will find maximum number of flowers till mid August and slowly number of flowers will reduce and the plants start maturing and die but not before dropping their valuable seeds for the next year. The color of the valley starts turning from Greenish to yellowish peach. Please watch the picture below of August last week.

If you come during this time you will find Valley of Flowers as well as Hemkund Sahib both in full bloom. You can see lots of Brahama Kamal flowers as Hemkund Sahib.

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. This picture was taken in August End.

Valley of flowers in September:

This is the last month when you have an access to Valley of flowers. The number of flowers reduced, but the color of the valley will change in a dramatic way as you can see in the picture below. Soon there will be snow fall and the plants and seeds will be buried deep under the snow. The seeds will again germinate in next year and the cycle will continue. As rainy season gets over by the end of August so the valley is accessible through out without disruption. Officially the valley of flowers will close on September 30th.

Valley of flowers as seen in September. Valley of flowers is turning yellowish in color and you will find more of berries then flowers.

Valley of flowers as seen in September. Valley of flowers is turning yellowish in color and you will find more of berries then flowers.

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Valley of flowers in October:

Snowfall starts in October and the valley is closed officially for general public.

Valley of Flower is snow clad in May. 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 in Valley of Flowers.
Valley of Flower is snow clad in May. 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 in Valley of Flowers.

Valley of flowers trek itinerary

320 thoughts on “Best time to visit valley of flowers.”

  1. Hello,

    Thanks for such detailed info on Valley of Flowers. We are a group of four intending to visit the valley of flowers during the 3rd-4th week of September. Would the valley stilll be picturesque with flowers or will we get to see only shrubs and decaying plants? Please advice. Our plans are more or less made.

    Thanks in advance.

    • Hello Sir,

      A detailed itinerary has been sent to you from 13 Sept – 19th Sept. You will be able to see the flowers in Hemkund Sahib as well. The flowers in the valley are to full bloom only till September end, so I suggest you adjust the timing somewhere during mid September.

    • Hello Sir,

      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.

  2. Thank you fore sharing very useful information.

    Can you help me to answer a question? Is it possible to visit Valley of Flower at the time of “December-January”?

    I only stay in India at this time, so it’s quite a limitation for me to visit this place. But I really love to see the valley!

    Thank you for your help and I look forward to hearing from you soon!

    • Hello Sir,
      Valley of Flowers opens from June to September every year. You cant visit it in December and January as at that time it remains closed and snow clad.

      • Hi Sangeetha Ji,
        Valley of flowers opens and accessible from 1st week of June only. It will be open till 4th October. In the month of April the area is snow clad.

      • Hi,

        I stay in Delhi. Can you send me the trekking detail , no. of days, costs , recommended clothing etc.

        Thanks.

      • Hi surabh,

        We really appreciate your query. The itenary for the trekking details has been mailed to you on your email id if you could please check it and in case of any other query please feel free to contact us, you can provide us with your phone number so that we can help you much better.Wishing to hear it from you soon. 🙂

      • Hi Devkant,

        My name is Manisha Singh from Delhi.
        Please share the same details to me as well.

        Regards
        Manisha Singh

  3. Hey i saw all the pictures and i am totally interested im visiting this place..im july i guess.this is the first time i would go on a trek so basically i am totally new to the idea and know absolutely nothing about it.do u guys take care of the whole trip..where does it start.how do i proceed.also i wanted detailed list of things i need to know.the charges and everything.
    Thank you

    • Hi,
      A detailed itinerary has been mailed to you, we do take care of your trip from Haridwar onward. All the details has been mailed to you.

  4. Hi
    I want to visit VOF. I have booked tickets from 28th April to 2nd May for Rishikesh, Auli and Gangharia. Can you please set an itinerary for it?

    • Hi Shradha,

      Thanks for showing interest in the valley of Flowers, but we are really sorry to tell you that you cannot visit the valley of flowers during May as the valley opens from 1st of June to the end of september. Moreover the minimum days that you require to visit the valley are 6 , so if you could plan again according to that. And for more information please feel free to contact again. 🙂

  5. Well !! We have a project going on “Himalayan brown Bear (Ursus arctos) Wildlife institute of India!! So is there any chance that we could see Brown Bear or collect their Scats samples?? Please tell asap!! Thanks

    • You can see them, we can arrange some close look ups, it would be better that we go in October when the season is over. You can see Bear in Ghangaria itself.

  6. Hi, I’m planning to visit vof in mid August 16. But along with my 6 years son and 1.5 years daughter. We will come from Ludhiana. Please suggest is that will be ok to take kids along. Even send me the itinerary for this.

  7. Hi,

    I stay in Gurgaon. Can you send me the trekking detail , no. of days, costs , recommended clothing etc. can kids of 9 and 6 yrs manage

    jai

  8. I suffer from backache and some mild knee pain. I am 48 year old woman. Is it adviseable to go to Valley of flowers?

  9. i am planning to go to the valley of flowers, hemkund sahib, rudraprayag & auli in the last week of august . can u please send an itinerary for the same. how many days and cost as well.

    • Dear Ankit,

      We have sent you a detailed itinerary along with all information. Please check.

      Thank You

  10. Hi,

    I am planning to visit Valley of flowers in August ’16 two adults.
    Please share the trecking itanery and thnigs to caary for trecking. Travel dates are flexible between end of July till mid of august ’16

    Rgds,
    Kaushal

    • Hello Sir,

      A detailed itinerary along with all other information is already sent you you. Kindly check.

      Thank you!!

  11. Hi
    I’m planning a short solo trip to valley of flowers in mid August, can you please send me all the details , like what all I need to carry while trekking n how many days it’s gonna take , and how safe it is ..
    Thanks 🙂

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

    • Hello D N Yadav
      This year’s itinerary has been sent to you Sir. You can check with your mail.
      Do contact if intersted this year.
      Thank you !!

  12. Hello,

    We are planning to visit valley of flowers this week (august 6th), will it safe to visit there? Can you please share me detailed report on this. Also please send an itinerary for the same. how many days and cost as well.

    • Hello Varun
      This year’s itinerary has been sent to you. Kindly check with mails.
      Do contact if interested this year.
      Thank you !!

  13. I am planning to go valley of flowers, hemkund sahib, and badrinath from aug 12 to 20.

    Since weather of uttrakhand is not good. Will it be advisable to visit these places.

    Regards,
    Ravi Kant Sahoo

    • Hello Ravi Kant Sahoo
      This year’s itineraray has been sent to you. Kindly check with your mail.
      Contact surely if interested going this year.
      Thank you !!

  14. Considering the weather conditions in uttarakhand is it advisable to go to Valley of flowers trek in coming week, I mean weekend. Is it safe? Not getting any information regarding this. Could you please suggest.

    • Hello Shruti
      This year’s itinerary has been sent to you. Kindly check with your mail. If you haven’t visited last year, you can join this year.
      Contact for further details.
      Thank you !!

  15. I am planning to visit Valley of flowers in August ’16 3 to 4 adults.
    Please share the trecking itanery and thnigs to carry for trecking. Travel dates are this or next weekend plus minus a few days after those. I would also like to know how safe is it to go for the trek from the perspective of this being the monsoon season.

  16. am planning to visit Valley of flowers in August ’16 3 to 4 adults.
    Please share the trecking itanery and thnigs to carry for trecking. Please also let me know whether it is safe to trek in this weather of monsoon.

    • Hello Shantanu
      This year itinerary has been sent to you. Kindly check with your mail. Contact if interested this year.
      Thank you !!

  17. Im planning to visit in valley of flowers in August 2016 end, can u please send me itinerary and details. Thanks

    • Hello Jayesh
      This year itinerary has been sent to you. Kindly check with your mail. Contact if you are interested his year.
      Thank you !!

  18. Hi,

    we’re a group of four boys and would like to cover the VOF and auli with the areas nearby. we’d be coming from delhi but don’t have many days at hand. can you please suggest what best can be covered in 4-5 days from delhi.
    Appreciate the help you’re extending to us travellers! Thank you.

    • Sorry for the late reply, actually I was traveling and today I got time to answer the queries. For valley of flowers you will need at least 6 days ex Haridwar

    • Dear Muthu
      I would like to inform you that Valley of Flowers doesn’t open in December and January. It will be open from 1st June to the initial week of October (by latest).
      Thus you can plan according to this. The detailed itinerary has been sent to you.
      Thank you !!

  19. Hello there,
    I am planning to visit VOF coming August on a solo trek.
    Kindly inform me about the details please.
    Thank you.

    • Hello Sherif
      The detailed itinerary of the trip has been sent to you. Kindly check with the mail.
      Contact us in case of further information.
      Thanks

  20. I am planning to visit Valley of Flowers with my family in July 2017. Kindly provide me itinerary and other details.

    • Hello Shrikant,

      The detailed itinerary for June has been sent to you. Valley gets open in last week of May only. It remains covered with snow some days afterward. Snow takes time to melt and flowering also starts after snow gets vanish.n Thus our departure starts from June.
      Revert with your response via mail.
      Thanks

  21. hello, I am planning to visit Valley of Flowers with my friends in July last 2017. Kindly provide me itinerary and other details.

    • Hello Meeta Ji,

      The detailed itinerary and answer to your query has been mailed to you. Kindly check.
      Thanks !

  22. i want to see brhamakamal .can i take my mother on trek she is 55 now and fit .can you please give me details about best time to trek

    • Hello Mr. Yogesh,

      You can surely take your mother along with you. Every year many senior citizens come to the trip. She will definitely enjoy the trek. Keep in mind that she shouldn’t suffer from any major disease.
      The detailed itinerary has been sent to you along with other information. Kindly check with your mail.
      Thanks !

    • Because it remains snow clad Sir. There will be no flowering at all. Also its not possible to trek at that time.
      We have sent you the detailed itinerary for June. You can join the trek if interested.
      Thanks !

    • Hello Sir,

      We have sent you the detailed itinerary for July. There will be maximum flowers in July and August.
      Thanks !

  23. Hello, I am planning to visit Valley of Flowers with my friends in May last 2017. Kindly provide me with the itinerary and other details.And we are planning for 5 days. Will it work?

    • Hello Sir,

      Valley of Flowers will open in June. Our departures are also starting from June.
      The itinerary for the same has been sent to you. Kindly check.
      Thanks !

  24. Hello ,

    We would like to visit July 2nd to August 8th 2017

    Will you please send me trip details plus coast involved

  25. I want to visit valley of flower june around 22.
    Pleasee give me appropirate time to visit as i wantbyo see its beauty with all type of flowers and also let me know how many days it will take.
    M plannibg to visit with my wife.

    • Hello Sir,

      The detailed itinerary being sent to you. Kindly have a look.
      Your queries being answered via mail as well.
      Thanks !

  26. Hi

    I would like to know the number of days required and approx cost of the visit to Valley of flowers for 2 people

    • Hello Sir,

      The detailed itinerary has been sent to you. Kindly check with your mail.
      Thanks !

  27. hello i am visiting Badrinath on 24th May’17. is this possible to visit vally of flowers after that on 25th-27th? please let me know so that i can plan my visit.

  28. Hi,

    I am planning to do this trek alone. is it possible to do trek alone? and also do i need to carry my own tent or staying available on the way ? please let me know.

    Thanks

    • Yes, it is possible to do the trek alone. You don’t need to carry tents, rooms are available.

  29. plan to go Vof flowers we r sinior citizen.quit fit.want to go by tracking.how ia road?how much time takes to cover the journey?

  30. Hi

    Can u pls let me know when is the best time to visit VOF
    Is dec Jan are open ?
    Which time is the best to see flowers ?

    • Please read this page for your answer. It is closed in Dec Jan, Valley of flowers opens only for 4 months in a year from June to September.

  31. Hi

    I am planning to visit valley of flowers this year and want to understand how safe it is going to be if i go in the month of aug. specially Uttrakhand is dangerous in the rains. Pls help me with your itinerary in aug.

    • Hi,
      A detailed itinerary has been sent to you. Please dont worry about safety, it is safe to travel to valley of flowers in August.

  32. Weare planning to visit valley of flowers on 10/08 and 11/08 after finishing our chardham yatra.Please send us the itinerary for two days tour to valley of flowers and the recommended hotels at Ghangra.

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