How to reach Valley of Flowers ?

How to reach Valley of Flowers ?

Time needed: 4 days.

How to reach valley of flowers from Delhi, Haridwar, Rishikesh and Dehradoon.

  1. Reach Delhi to Haridwar.

    You can reach Haridwar from Delhi using Private taxi, AC Volvo bus, train or by air. To reach by air you need to reach up to Dehradoon airport first and then drive to Haridwar.

    Haridwar

  2. Haridwar to Auli / Joshimath / Govindghat.

    From Haridwar you need to drive to Auli / Joshimath / Govindghat. You can stay at any of these places as they are nearby. Total distance 275kms – 300 kms time taken will be 10-12 hours.

  3. Auli / Joshimath / Govindghat to Ghangaria.

    You need to first drive to Govindghat if you are not staying there. From Govindghat drive to Pulna Village for 4 kms in separate vehicle, your vehicle is not allowed. From Pulna its a moderate trek to Ghangaria for 10 kms. You can get Helicopter or Pony or Porters from Govindghat to Ghangaria.

  4. Ghangaria to Valley of flowers and back to Ghangaria.

    Full day trek of 10- 20 kms depending upon how deep you go. Start early to explore deepest parts of the valley of flowers. You need to be back by 5 pm as per forest department rules.

Check out tour package page for valley of flowers, you just need to report at Haridwar. However we can customize your trip from Dehradun airport as well

We take approximately 800-1000 people to valley of flowers every year.

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How to reach Valley of flowers from New Delhi:-

Reaching Valley of flowers from Delhi requires 7 days and 6 nights in total and we can divide it into following segments.

Reaching from New Delhi to Haridwar:

Distance 200 kilometers.

You can reach Haridwar from New Delhi by road or by train. Air-conditioned Volvo buses are available from New Delhi to Haridwar. You can take bus from Anand Vihar Inter State Bus Terminus at New Delhi. If you are not so particular about Air-conditioned bus then you may get a bus every ten minutes from New Delhi. It takes almost 5-6 hours from New Delhi to Haridwar by bus.

The second option is you hire a taxi from New Delhi to Haridwar. It is a bit costly affair as they charge both ways for dropping only. But if you 3-4 people minimum this is also a good idea.

The last option is going by train. If you are starting from New Delhi you can get a train easily from New Delhi but bookings are to be done well in Advance. You can check train availability from New Delhi to Haridwar by clicking here. But if you are coming from other parts of India kindly try to book your tickets for a direct train to Haridwar only.

You should reach Haridwar by evening as you need to start early (not later than 5.30 AM) the next day for the trip. Train is the best option but if you did not have train reservation you can go in for air-conditioned Volvo bus.

Haridwar
Haridwar
Haridwar
Haridwar

Haridwar to Valley of flowers

Reaching from Haridwar to Govindghat.

Distance 300 kilometers.

This is the day when you have option of going by road only. The whole day you will be traveling along Alaknanda River and the whole journey will be in hills. So take a tablet for vomiting if you are prone to that. Public transport is not so good in this region and since you need to travel for at least 10-12 hrs by road you need to have a comfortable vehicle. Hiring a vehicle from Haridwar is a good idea and they charge for the whole trip of 6 days. Getting dropped and sending them back is not a good idea as while coming back it would be difficult to get a taxi from Govindghat or Badrinath.

The best idea is to go in for an organized trip by a professional organizer or hire a taxi for the trip. (You can contact us for any of the need). Reach Govindghat by evening. And prepare yourself for tomorrow’s trek. Sleep early and divide your luggage in to two parts. You can leave some luggage at Govindghat which you dont need at Ghangaria.

Haridwar to Govindghat
Haridwar to Govindghat
Rudraprayag the confluence or river Alaknanda and Mandakini. The left river is Mandakini.
Rudraprayag the confluence or river Alaknanda and Mandakini. The left river is Mandakini.

How to reach from Govindghat to Ghangaria.

Total Distance 14 kilometers.

The motor-able road ends at Govindghat. Ghangaria is the common base camp for trek to Valley of flowers and Hemkund Sahib. It is a small village where there are some basic hotels. In 2012 the electricity reached this village and now you can expect some electric charging facility for your camera cells in Ghangaria.

Govindghat
Govindghat




From Govindghat you have got four options to reach Ghangaria. They are:-

  • By trekking
  • By pony.
  • By porter/porters.
  • By Helicopter.

Reaching Govindghat to Ghangaria by trekking.

To reach Ghangaria from Govindghat by trekking you should start your trek as early as possible but not later than 8:00 AM. Have a good breakfast before starting and carry fewer luggage or hire a porter. If you are hiring a porter kindly make sure to be with him all the time for your own benefit. You may need things on the way like umbrella, eatables or camera on the way. Do not put any valuable in luggage with porter. Do not be in haste to reach Ghangaria as you will more tired, just enjoy the beauty of nature and keep clicking photographs. You will reach Ghangaria by evening. Stay in a pre-booked hotel. (Contact us to book a hotel in Ghangaria). Please read our full page on
Govindghat to Ghangaria trek

Pulna Village in the way Govindghat to Ghangaria
Pulna Village in the way Govindghat to Ghangaria

Reaching Ghangaria from Govindghat by Pony.

Ponies take approximately four hours to reach Ghangaria. So can have a luxury to start by 9.00 AM from Govindghat. But we recommend you to start early and reach Ghangaria by 12.00 noon and enter Valley of flowers today only to finish the micro level photography of the first kilometer of Valley of flowers. This step will give you more time for tomorrow for valley of flowers when you will explore the deeper parts of Valley of Flowers. Valley of flowers entry closes at 2.00 PM so be there at enterance before that.

Govindghat to Ghangaria by pony
Govindghat to Ghangaria by pony
Govindghat to Ghangaria
Govindghat to Ghangaria

The entry ticket costs Rs. 150 for Indian nationals and Rs. 600 for foreigners. But good news is that this ticket is valid for three days, so dont need to take a ticket tomorrow. Come out of the gate before 5.00 PM.

Reaching Ghangaria from Govindghat by Porter/Porters.

If you a senior citizen or an old age person you dont want to trek for any reason and the Helicopter is not flying due to bad weather you can hire a porter or group of four porters who can carry a person. Single porter is recommended for a light weight person upto a weight of 50 kilograms. The pictures will explain the facility in a better way. Even you can hire single porter for children with you. Reach Govindghat by evening and stay in a pre-booked hotel. (Contact us to book a hotel in Ghangaria).

Govindghat to Ghangaria
Govindghat to Ghangaria
Govindghat to Ghangaria
Govindghat to Ghangaria

Reaching Ghangaria from Govindghat by Helicopter.

This is the fastest way to reach Ghangaria from Govindghat. But in the month of July and August the flying of the Helicopter is very uncertain due to bad weather. So the availability of helicopter is very uncertain. You can not plan your self accordingly. But if you can get a helicopter you can save both time and energy but you will be deprived of the beauty of nature from Govindghat to Ghangaria. We dont recommend this mode as you have come to this place for nature and not for luxury.

Now you have reached the base camp Ghangaria, for the trek to Valley of flowers.

Govindghat to Ghangaria
Govindghat to Ghangaria

Reaching Valley of flowers from Ghangaria :

Basically you need to trek from Govindghat to Ghangaria. But for older, physically weak and children porters are available. Ponies are not allowed in Valley of flowers.

Get up early in the morning the day and get ready for breakfast by 6.00 AM and finish your breakfast by 6.30 AM so as to reach Valley of flowers entry gate before 7.00 AM. Valley of flowers entry gate opens at 7.00 AM and you need to be back by 5.00 PM. Today be punctual so as to explore as much as possible. This is the most crucial day of the trip. You should explore the maximum area of Valley of flowers. Even local guides are not interested in taking you to core and the most beautiful part of valley of flowers. Since you are spending a lot of time and taking lot of pain to reach Valley of flowers, you should not miss the main beauty of Valley of flowers. We take you to the core area of Valley of flowers (Provided you have enough stamina and speed). Kindly contact us to book your seat with us at a reasonable price. As this is our hobby turned into profession. We love our job and you can expect the best of the services.

Check the trek difficulty level on How difficult is Valley of flowers trek.

Porter carrying a lady to Valley of flowers
Porter carrying a lady to Valley of flowers

Check the minimum age to visit Valley of flowers.

Check the best time to visit Valley of Flowers.

283 thoughts on “How to reach Valley of Flowers ?”

  1. I am planning to go next year with my wife and son…..can you plz send all of the information that is required..

  2. Dear Devkant,
    Me and my wife are planning to visit the Valley of Flowers in the last week of July this year. What’s the duration of the entire trip? And the costs involved, including accommodation? From Delhi we are planning to board a bus. What is the nearest place we can travel to by bus from Delhi?
    Kindly furnish the above information along with other details so that we can plan our trip well in advance.

  3. we are planning to visit the place this july. how much will it cost for a group of 4-5 people including the journey from Delhi. And is it possible to visit the place on your own and making your own arrangements?

  4. Hi,

    What time of the year is best suited to visit and how much it will cost for the trip, and is it possible to camp at Valley ?

    • A detailed itinerary has been mailed to you please go through it and you can call us on 9991242759 anytime. July and August is best to visit Valley of flowers and no one have permission to stay at Valley.

  5. We are a group of 5 from west bengal want to go to valley of flowers during mid july for 6 days.
    Can you provide details of the journey including the cost.

  6. Interested in visiting valley of flowers, please send all the details, best period to visit and also how many days to be spent there.

    • 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.

  7. Hi! I am planning to visit valley of flowers in June end (starting date 25 June). Can you send me a detailed itenerary with price for trip from Delhi.

  8. I am planning a visit to Valley of Flowers in June second week. We are 1 couple and 1 kid (5 yrs). Please send the detailed itinerary for the same.

    • 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.

  9. I am planning a visit to Valley of flowers. We are 2 couples. Please send the detailed itinerary for the same.

    • 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.

  10. Hi,
    Me and my friends are planning to visit this place. Which is the best time for this July or August. Plan suggest.

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

  11. Hi Folks,
    I have my father aged 70 Yrs who would like to travel to Humkund Sahib. How can the same be planned on a heli ?

    Thanks

  12. Hi, I am Sourav from West Bengal. Planning to visit Valley of Flowers & Hemkund Sahib this year. Myself 45, my wife 40 and my son 15. Please guide us about the best time, tour itinerary and package costs.

  13. Dear Sir
    I am interested in tracking to valley of flowers under your able guidance.
    I am single I would like to visit during second week of June.
    Can you send me detailed interns and cost.

  14. Hi…we are two ladies aged 40 and 30 would like to visit valley of flowers. I am also a travel agent who loves nature and travel. Please send me a detailed itinerary and costing.

    • Dear Sir/Mam,
      We have sent you a detailed itinerary for the trip to valley of flowers. Please provide us your contact no so that we can call and discuss with you about the trip.

  15. Hello,

    We live in Gurgaon. My mother is 60years old. Can we plan a trip to the valley of flowers with our mother. We may plan for 2-4 people (including mother). How many days would be required for a leisure trip there? What is the best time to visist? How low will the temperatures during that time?

    • Hi Mam,
      A detailed itinerary has been sent to you.Please go through it and revert.
      Best time to visit Valley is in the month of July and August.

  16. Is it open on may . I am planning to visit there in first week of may. Plz reply and send me some details about your packages

  17. Looking to visit valley of flowers from 9th july, 2017 onwards. Is this is a good time. We are a group of 3 people.

  18. We are a group of 4-5 planning to visit valley of flowers possibly in the first week of august’17 with private transport. Is that the ideal time to visit.
    Please share the itinerary for the trip, thanks.

  19. Hi, We are a group of 6 people. Planning it for 24th-26th June. Can you please share the details.

    We are okay with overnight journey from Delhi on 23rd.

    Thanks

  20. Dear sir, we are planning to visit valley of flower in 1st week of July. we will be in Delhi on 3rd July and our return is on 9th July from Delhi. please tell us there is any package available or tell us how can we plan our tour to move forward.

  21. I am planning to visit valley of flower and hemkund sahib. I am single to visit.my planning to come in September 2017.

  22. Hi me and my friend will reach Delhi on 27th July 11 am….and have a to reach back to Delhi on 1st August by 2 am..can we do a trip of valley of flowers within this period.?

  23. We are keen to visit the place and take the package , 4 adults and 4 kids 2-7 years age, plz give the details , date are 16 June -24 June, also suggest what all we can see nearby or must watch there

  24. Hi, i am planning to visit Valley of flowers and Hemkund Sahib. We are 2 people. We shall be leaving from Delhi. Prposed schedule is 15th June.

    Kindly advise and send the detailed itinerary with contact details.
    Thanks & warm regards,
    J.P. Singh

  25. Hi,
    Im coming to delhi from kerala after 20th july .I am planning to visit badrinath, Valley of Flowers and Hemkund Sahib. please let me know details.

  26. Hello,we are planning to valley of flowers Trek and hemkund and badrinath, please send details with quote number of people 4

      • Hi
        Im coming to haridwar from delhi on 28 th june. I would like to visit valley of flowers. Out return is on 3rd from delhi. Please suggest an itinerary

      • You have too less days, cant do the valley of flowers in four days. Call back on +91 9991142759

  27. I am planning to visit badrinath, Valley of Flowers and Hemkund Sahib in June end. I am from Delhi please let me know details

  28. I am planning to visit valley of flower and Hemkund Sahib in June. I am from Delhi please let me know details

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