Number of Days required in seeing Valley of Flowers

While going for Valley of Flowers trip one may also cover Hemkund Sahib and Badrinath. Generally most of the people doing Valley of Flowers trip have only one day for the valley. The total trip of Valley of Flowers takes a minimum of 6 days from Haridwar and for the people coming from far areas of the globe the trip becomes 8-12 days. It is an irony that people spent so much time in reaching Valley of Flowers and still spend only one day in it. By no means can one see its real beauty in a day especially when you come in July and August Month. This is the time when you will find maximum number of flowers in the valley. By maximum I mean total quantity of flowers in quantity and in variety.

Valley of flowers, Pushpawati river. Deep inside the valley, its 7 kilometers from Ghangaria.
Valley of flowers, Pushpawati river. Deep inside the valley, its 7 kilometers from Ghangaria.

What happens when you enter Valley of flowers for the first time?

As soon as one enters Valley of Flowers entry gate he is welcomed by colonies of flowers and dense forest. Since most of us have never been to such a majestic place we tend to spend lot of time in clicking pictures and we move slowly. By the time we realize that we are slow we would have already been late by 3-4 hours. As one need to come back to Ghangaria by evening and get out of Valley of Flowers entry gate by 5.00 p.m. he has limited time to cover the valley.

Group members of 9th July, 2012 group, clicking the photographs of flowers. This is how we tend to be late and could not finish seeing Valley of flowers in a Day.
Group members of 9th July, 2012 group, clicking the photographs of flowers. This is how we tend to be late and could not finish seeing Valley of flowers in a Day.

I recommend having an extra day for Valley of Flowers so that you can finish first 4-5 kilometers on first day. You may click macro photographs of flowers, bees and landscape pictures. Actually clicking of these macro photographs makes you late. On next day you can enter the valley at 7.00 a.m. and move fast without clicking many photographs and try to penetrate as deep as possible. The thumb rule is start back by 2.00 p.m.

Group members clicking the photographs of flowers.
Group members clicking the photographs of flowers.

We also organize trekking tours to Valley of Flowers. I personally accompany all my groups on the trip at least during the trekking part of it. This year we have three fix departures during 21st July to 10th August. Out of these three departures two have an extra day for Valley of Flowers. To know the fixed departures of 2013 kindly visit our fixed departures page.

Group which started on 29th July, 2012 : on the way to valley of Flowers. This day we went up to 11 kilometers inside the valley of flowers.
Group which started on 29th July, 2012 : on the way to valley of Flowers. This day we went up to 11 kilometers inside the valley of flowers.

Last year one of my groups started on 29th July and was an extended one. We went 11 kilometer deep inside the valley of flowers. We did see many beautiful waterfalls, flowers and untouched natural beauty. You may check this post.
You must see our Deeper Parts Gallery to see what you will miss if you do not go in to the Deeper parts of the valley.

169 thoughts on “Number of Days required in seeing Valley of Flowers”

  1. Could you please send a detailed itinerary for the valley of flowers. We are a group of 8 people from dehradun.

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    • We have sent you itinerary on your mail. Please check and revert you can call us on 9991242759.

  2. Hi the information is very helpful and I am planning a trip to the valley of flowers in July and as per your dates 21 july is fine. Please send your detailed itinerary for valley fo flowers including Hemkund. We are a group of four and we are from Kolkata India

    Reply
    • The Valley of Flowers will be closed in May.This is to inform you that ‘Valley of Flowers’ gets open in June only. You can take a visit to the place in June.

    • Hi Sir/Mam,
      A detailed itinerary has been sent to you. Kindly go through it and revert.

  3. Hi I would like to visit valley of flowers in the late july early august 2018.
    I am an 47 yr old woman with diabetes, but under control, right now i am working in an NGO in uttarakhand in Pithoragarh district. so i am little bit better in walking up the hills 😉 but would like to ask you how difficult the trek is?? it is steep?? or horizontal walks?? I would like to spend extra day too in the valley of flowers. please suggest

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  4. Hello ,

    I would like to visit the Valley of Flowers in the month of July 2018.
    Please send me the detailed itinerary for the same

    Reply

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