Valley of flowers 2013, an update

Bridge at Govindghat constructed

After bad news at last there is good news that a bridge has been constructed over Alaknanda at Govindghat by the authorities. About 1000 ponies were evacuated for the other side of the river. The repairing and construction of trek between Govindghat and Ghangaria has also been started. A small make shift bridge is also constructed between Govindghat and Ghangaria over Pushpawati River 3 kilometers before Ghangaria.

Iron Bridge at Govindghat which was washed out by floods in Alaknanda.
Iron Bridge at Govindghat which was washed out by floods in Alaknanda.
Newly constructed bridge at Govindghat
Newly constructed bridge at Govindghat
Front view of newly constructed bridge at Govindghat
Front view of newly constructed bridge at Govindghat

Authorities believe that the trek between Govindghat and Ghangaria can be reopened for public by September first week. There is no damage at Ghangaria and between Ghangaria and Hemkund Sahib. It means Hemkund Sahib can be reopened by 15th September, 15 days before official closing date. However opening Valley of Flowers can be done only after construction of another bridge over Pushpawati River 500 meters inside the entry gate. All these washed away bridges are explained in my earlier blog post. There is high probability that the trek to Valley of Flowers from Ghangaria is also damaged at some points. That also has to be repaired, but that can be done only after Ghangaria is accessible and a bridge over Pushpawati is constructed.

Bridge over Pushpawati River between Govindghat and Ghangaria. You can see the trek so near to river. It is washed off now. There are many places where the trek is so near to river.
Bridge over Pushpawati River between Govindghat and Ghangaria. You can see the trek so near to river. It is washed off now. There are many places where the trek is so near to river.
Some golden moments at the bridge in 2010. I used to sit near this bridge for hours together. You can see beautiful scenes from here. Even Auli grounds are visible from here.
Some golden moments at the bridge in 2010. I used to sit near this bridge for hours together. You can see beautiful scenes from here. Even Auli grounds are visible from here.
A bridge being constructed between Govindghat and Ghangaria over Pushpawati River just 3 kilometers before Ghangaria.
A bridge being constructed between Govindghat and Ghangaria over Pushpawati River just 3 kilometers before Ghangaria.

After considering the above facts it seems possible that Valley of Flowers may be reopened by 15th September, 2013. We have cancelled most of our trips this season but we have opened booking for 15th September and 22nd September departure.

Valley of flowers trek, 2013 update

Valley of flowers trek 2013 | weather trip to valley of flowers will be possible, an update.

I kept on talking to locals about the latest progress for construction of a bridge over Alaknanda at Govindghat and repair work to be done on trek between Govindghat and Ghangaria. Local authorities tried to construct a bridge over Alaknanda but they failed to do so.  There were approximately 1000 ponies waiting on the other side of the river to cross over. Poor pony owners were very sad as some of the ponies died due to hunger. Any ways good news is that now yesterday the authorities constructed a temporary bridge and they evacuated all of the ponies.

The temporary bridge constructed will soon be taken to Lambagad, a village few kilometers from Govindghat towards Badrinath. Hope the authorities will look into the matter and make some permanent arrangement to cross over the river.  Once a permanent arrangement is done for crossing over then only some construction of trek can be started beyond Bhyuandar village.  I am hopeful that village Ghangaria will be accessible by end of this season and I may have a trip at least to Hemkund Sahib before closing of the season. I will be going to Kuari Pass on from 4th August to 10th August and try to go up to Govindghat and click some pictures.

Following are some of the pictures of Govindghat, Pulna Village and Bhyandar. Picture of Bhyuandar village is right after the flood in June, 2013.

Beautiful view of Village Pulna in winters. Before floods in June, 2013. Once I wrote for this village to be my favorite destination for my future residence. But, unfortunately this village is also swept away in floods.
Beautiful view of Village Pulna in winters. Before floods in June, 2013. Once I wrote for this village to be my favorite destination for my future residence. But, unfortunately this village is also swept away in floods.
Beautiful village Pulna is all destroyed in floods. This village belongs to hotel owners in Ghangaria. Even Bhyundar is also swept away.
Beautiful village Pulna is all destroyed in floods. This village belongs to hotel owners in Ghangaria. Even Bhyundar is also swept away.
Govindghat after the floods, 2013 Where there is riverbed now, once it used to be hotels and vehicle parking. Do you think we human beings were bit too close to river ? Please comment at bottom of page.
Govindghat after the floods, 2013 Where there is riverbed now, once it used to be hotels and vehicle parking. Do you think we human beings were bit too close to river ? Please comment at bottom of page.
Govindghat after the floods. This road used to lead to starting point of trek to valley of flowers. But now no bridge over Alaknanda. even you can see some of the hotels on the bank has been swept away. Most of the hotel owners here are ruined. Even land has been engulfed in the river. Who is responsible for this ? please comment.
Govindghat after the floods. This road used to lead to starting point of trek to valley of flowers. But now no bridge over Alaknanda. even you can see some of the hotels on the bank has been swept away. Most of the hotel owners here are ruined. Even land has been engulfed in the river. Who is responsible for this ? please comment.
Man crossing Alaknanda river by rope bridge at Govindghat
Man crossing Alaknanda river by rope bridge at Govindghat
Govindghat after the floods and a man crossing Alaknanda river by rope. Just another angle, This is how some people crossed River Alaknanda.
Govindghat after the floods and a man crossing Alaknanda river by rope. Just another angle, This is how some people crossed River Alaknanda.
Govindghat after the floods and a man crossing Alaknanda river by rope. This is how some people crossed River Alaknanda.
Govindghat after the floods and a man crossing Alaknanda river by rope. This is how some people crossed River Alaknanda.

Beautiful video of valley of flowers. Collection of some of selected clips. You will love it. Please do not forget to comment.


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Valley of flowers trek, 2013 washed off by floods

Valley of flowers trip may not be possible in 2013

Two vital bridges are missing between Govindghat and Valley of flowers. Trek between Govindghat and Ghangaria is also badly affected. Government has many other issues to solve before it can start working here.

I had talks with some locals and come to know that this year the trip to valley of flowers may not be possible. The vital bridge on Alaknanda River is swept way in flood. Gurudwara Management committee has already called off Hemkund Sahib Yatra this year.
If we start one be one the hurdles in our trip to valley of flowers they can be summarized as follows.

  1. The bridge over Alaknanda :-
  2. We need at least a temporary bridge over Alaknanda. I think this will soon be made. Even if Hemkund Yatra is to be started next year the repairing work has to be done this year only. The accessibility of Ghangaria is only for 5 months a year. To start any work on trek this bridge has to be constructed. I am very positive that the bridge will be constructed soon.

    Govindghat market before the destruction. All this is swept away in floods. Now it has become river bed.
    Govindghat market before the destruction. All this is swept away in floods. Now it has become river bed.
    Govindhghat after the floods, you can see the trek on the other side of river but there is no bridge available. It is washed off
    Govindhghat after the floods, you can see the trek on the other side of river but there is no bridge available. It is washed off
    Govindghat after the destruction, many hotels, Parking and a vital bridge swept away.
    Govindghat after the destruction, many hotels, Parking and a vital bridge swept away.

  3. The trek between Govindghat and Ghangaria is damaged:
  4. Our trek between Govindghat and Ghangaria is at many places near the Pushpawati River. It is badly affected and needs to be rebuilt. You can imagine the destruction Pushpawati River would have done by comparing the pictures of Pulna Village below.

    Beautiful view of Pulna Village before the flood. This village is just three kilometers from Govindghat on our trek to Ghangaria.
    Beautiful view of Pulna Village before the flood. This village is just three kilometers from Govindghat on our trek to Ghangaria.
    Beautiful village Pulna is all destroyed in floods. This village belongs to hotel owners in Ghangaria. Even Bhyundar is also swept away.
    Beautiful village Pulna is all destroyed in floods. This village belongs to hotel owners in Ghangaria. Even Bhyundar is also swept away.

    To repair and rebuilt the trek it may take this full season. However the temporary trek may be built soon. Once the trek is repaired and rebuilt we can reach Ghangaria. However I do not have confirmed reports but I am apprehensive about a vital bridge over Pushpawati River on our trek between Govindghat and Ghangaria(See picture below).

    Bridge over Pushpawati River between Govindghat and Ghangaria. You can see the trek so near to river. It is washed off now. There are many places where the trek is so near to river.
    Bridge over Pushpawati River between Govindghat and Ghangaria. You can see the trek so near to river. It is washed off now. There are many places where the trek is so near to river.
    Bridge over Pushpawati River on the way from Govindghat and Ghangaria. This bridge is three kilometers before Ghangaria. Now not present.
    Bridge over Pushpawati River on the way from Govindghat and Ghangaria. This bridge is three kilometers before Ghangaria. Now not present.

    Considering the destruction at Pulna Village there is high probability of this bridge being swept away in floods. If it is also swept away it needs to be rebuilt.

  5. A bridge over Pushpawati river 500 meters from Entry gate of valley of flowers:

This used to be my favorite spot for sitting and watching the river for some time. It was really a very romatic place on the trek to valley of flowers from Ghangaria. You can see some golden moments of past in below images.

Bridge over Pushpawati River, some Japanese are taking rest while coming back from valley of flowers
Bridge over Pushpawati River, some Japanese are taking rest while coming back from valley of flowers
Some golden moments at the bridge in 2010. I used to sit near this bridge for hours together. You can see beautiful scenes from here. Even Auli grounds are visible from here.
Some golden moments at the bridge in 2010. I used to sit near this bridge for hours together. You can see beautiful scenes from here. Even Auli grounds are visible from here.
Bridge over Pushpawati, Just 500 meters inside valley of flowers entry gate. This bridge is swept away by floods. This picture was taken in 2010.
Bridge over Pushpawati, Just 500 meters inside valley of flowers entry gate. This bridge is swept away by floods. This picture was taken in 2010.

Unfortunately I have confirmed reports that the bridge is not there anymore. Considering the facts that to reach up to this point we need to first correct step one and two, it may take lot of time. I have a strong apprehension that the trip to valley of flowers may not be possible this year.

However I have reports that Village Ghangaria is not at all affected by floods, all hotels are safe. The trek between Ghangaria and Hemkund Sahib is also ok. All the information given above is collected from my local sources.

Only one hurdle in visiting valley of flowers this year. The broken bridge over river Alaknanda at Govindghat.

Man crossing Alaknanda river by rope bridge at Govindghat

Today morning I talked to a local person who has a hotel at Ghangaria and houses at Pulna Village and Bhuandar Village. I asked him about the latest position of Govindghat and possibility of a trip to valley of flowers in near future.  The main hurdle between the valley of flowers trip in 2013 is the absence of a bridge over Alaknanda River. But I hope It will be constructed within a month. I was discussing with Mr Raghuveer Chauhan, he told me that the hotel owners are coming together to construct the bridge if the authorities will not do it. I promised him to do as much help I can do financially to construct that bridge and I am in talks with other site owners who organize trips to valley of flowers to contribute. I appeal everyone who is willing to support for the cause can contact me. Even a small help will be very useful.

I was told by Mr Raghuveer chauhan that Village Ghangaria is ok and if the bridge is constructed over the river the valley of flowers trips will be possible in upcoming months of 2013.

Beautiful colony Geranium in the Valley of Flowers in July last week of 2012
Beautiful colony Geranium in the Valley of Flowers in July last week of 2012

We human beings are very tiny in front of nature. We damage nature and nature takes revenge like this. Let us stop damaging nature.

Although I try to give best information from my sources but there may be differences in actual position. Please take your decisions carefully. I will not be responsible for any loss due to any information here. I am totally dependent on information passed on by locals.

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Valley of flowers trip, 2013 : Govindghat Washed Away by Alaknanda!

Present Condition of Govindghat, Weather there is any possibility for a trip to Valley of flowers in 2013

Hello all,

I feel very sad to inform that Govindghat , our trek starting point for valley of flowers trek is destroyed almost completely in recent flood in Alaknanda river. Most of the hotels in lower region are swept away by Alaknanda. One helicopter which was parked on the bank of river Alaknanda is also washed away in the flood. Amy vehicles like tempo travelers, suv’s , two wheelers etc are also washed away in the river Alaknanda. Exact number could not be determined but they will be more than 200. Only bridge connecting Govindghat and Ghangaria is also washed out. Almost everyone in the Govindghat is ruined. It happened suddenly and many people got stuck in Ghagaria. Ghangria is a small remote village where generally supplies are very less and generally it is done by ponies. Most of the shopkeepers in the village and along the trek are very poor people who wait for the season for their earnings and due to this accident they do have any hope left for this year. Many houses in village Pulna is also washed out by floods in Pushpawati river.

Govindghat in 2011

Govindghat in good times. This picture was clicked in July 2011. You can see full parking full of vehicles. In below picture you can hardly see parking. Please note the location of bridge in this picture which is absent in below picture.
Govindghat in good times. This picture was clicked in July 2011. You can see full parking full of vehicles. In below picture you can hardly see parking. Please note the location of bridge in this picture which is absent in below picture.

Govindghat after the floods.

Govindghat after the floods. You can see that the Iron Bridge is not visible in the picture. This is Sikh Gurudwara. you can compare this picture with above picture which was taken in July, 2011. All the vehicles in the parking are washed out. Can you spot some two three bikes in the parking.
Govindghat after the floods. You can see that the Iron Bridge is not visible in the picture. This is Sikh Gurudwara. you can compare this picture with above picture which was taken in July, 2011. All the vehicles in the parking are washed out. Can you spot some two three bikes in the parking.

Govindghat in 2011

Govindghat view from the trek to valley of flowers. Most of these hotels are washed out by fresh floods in the area. You can see the water level in above picture.
Govindghat view from the trek to valley of flowers. Most of these hotels are washed out by fresh floods in the area. You can see the water level in above picture.

Currently Indo Tibet Border Police (ITBP) and Indian Army are doing rescue work. Now their main focus is on rescuing people. I hope if the weather is ok BRO (Border Road Organization) may start building of roads later this month. They have already opened some part of National Highway between Joshimath and Rudra Prayag.

Weather there will be trips to valley of flowers this year (2013).

It is possible only when the broken bridge is rebuilt on Alaknanda River at the start of the trek. I hope it will be done within a month and we may resume our trips to valley of flowers. Let us wait and watch. I feel that this destruction of nature is retaliation by nature to human activities in Himalayas. Lots of Dams are constructed in last 10 years. Even they will be constructing dam on river Alaknanda. Watch the picture below. I appeal all that let nature be nature else it will adjust itself to be as it want to be. Sometimes I feel that earth would have been heaven without human beings. I do not know why God (If it exists) created human beings.

Pulna Village, Half of this village is washed out.

Pulna Village on the way to Ghangaria. Half of this village has been washed out by floods in Pushpawati River.
Pulna Village on the way to Ghangaria. Half of this village has been washed out by floods in Pushpawati River.

Present Road condition on the way to Govindghat

Road Position on the way to Govindghat. But I think the roads will be soon repaired. Out BRO is working very hard.
Road Position on the way to Govindghat. But I think the roads will be soon repaired. Out BRO is working very hard.

Present Road condition on the way to Govindghat

Somewhere between Chamoli and Joshimath. You can see the road conditions.
Somewhere between Chamoli and Joshimath. You can see the road conditions.

If you have any questions please ask below in comment section. I will be answering them as soon as possible.

First Visit to Valley of flowers in 2013

Valley of flowers in May, 2013

I went to valley of flowers on 21st July, 2013 for the first time this season. You can see some of the pictures clicked on the trip. One of the most stunning thing I saw was that that glaciers swept away the entry gate of Valley of flowers along with the forest officer’s check post. Below are the two pictures for your comparison. The first picture was taken on 10th July, 2012 and the second one was taken in May, 2013. Every year glaciers do a lot of damage to manmade structures at Ghangaria. The glaciers also swept away shelters made for ponies at Ghangaria, unfortunately I did not click the picture of that for your reference.

Damage by glaciers near valley of flowers

Valley of flowers entry gate in July, 2012
Valley of flowers entry gate in July, 2012


Valley of flowers entry gate in May, 2013. You can see the gate and forest officer's check post has been swept away by glaciers.
Valley of flowers entry gate in May, 2013. You can see the gate and forest officer’s check post has been swept away by glaciers.

This does not mean that the glaciers are dangerous for people visiting Valley of flowers. They are dangerous for the structures that get frozen in them in winter and when they move all together they take away everything frozen in them. Now see the beautiful part of Valley of flowers. The shade in the pictures below shows that the monsoon is not yet started and valley of flowers in not in its lush green color. The seeds put down by last year have started germinating and the plants are still young. The valley of flowers will be in its peak beauty by July. You can see the glaciers even till mid July and have an opportunity of walking over them.

Valley of flowers shade in May, 2013

Valley of flowers as seen on May 21st, 2013 Observe the shade and the size of glacier.
Valley of flowers as seen on May 21st, 2013 Observe the shade and the size of glacier.

Other side of the Glacier in May 2013, This glacier is visible even till July last week.
Other side of the Glacier in May 2013, This glacier is visible even till July last week.

Different flowers in valley of flowers in May, 2013

I could click some of the flowers on the way to Valley of flowers. Following are some of them along with some other pictures. And I tell you that the flowers seen in this season will not be available when you come to valley between July and September.

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Senior Citizens in Valley of flowers

Can a Senior Citizen visit Valley of Flowers?

How should senior citizens manage their trip to Valley of Flowers?

Recently I have been called up by many senior citizens who are willing to go to Valley of Flowers. Generally they have maintained good health and doing some physical exercises daily. They asked me whether they can do this trip of not. The answer is yes. But there are some important things to be taken care of and I will discuss it in following paragraph.

Official notice by Uttrakhand Administration to Senior citizens, Hiper tention, Cardiac Diseases, Diabetic and Asthmatic patients.
Official notice by Uttrakhand Government to Senior citizens, Hiper tention, Cardiac Diseases, Diabetic and Asthmatic patients.

First thing is they should get themselves check from a doctor as they need to trek almost 12-14 kilometers everyday for a minimum of 4 days (although ponies are available for 3 days except the day to Valley of Flowers). Valley of Flowers is at a height of 11000 feet approximately and Hemkund Sahib is at a height of 13500 feet. You should not have had altitude sickness in past.

Ghangaria to valley of flowers by porter.
Ghangaria to valley of flowers by porter.

Following paragraphs tells different ways to skip trekking during Valley of flowers trip:

Use porters/ponies/helicopter from Govindghat to Ghangaria. From Govindghat to Ghangaria a Senior Citizen should not trek as he should conserve his energy for Valley of Flowers day. There are other options from Govindghat to Ghangaria like porters, ponies or helicopter. Porters can carry a person in a Doli or Palki (Palanquin). (Pic Palki). If a single porter carries as seen in the picture it cost approximately Rs. 800 to Rs. 1000. But if four porters are carraying the cost may be Rs. 6000 to Rs. 8000 for a day. A single pony costs Rs. 600 to Rs. 800 per day. Helicopter costs Rs. 3500 between Govindghat and Ghangaria one way. These prices are of 2012 you may add 10% for every year as inflation.

Senior citizens trekking from Govindghat to Ghangaria.
Senior citizens trekking from Govindghat to Ghangaria.

On the day to Valley of Flowers you do not have option of ponies or helicopter and you need to be dependent on porters. Porters will take only up to 3 kilometers inside the Valley of Flowers. Out of these 3 kilometers approximately 2 kilometers is a steep but beautiful ascent. Depending upon your strength you may trek or take a porter up to 3 kilometers and trek beyond 3 kilometers for about 2 kilometers. You porter may wait at 3 kilometer for you and bring you back to Ghangaria. You may also come back of your own by trekking as coming back will not be difficult being gradual decent.

On the day when you go to Hemkund Sahib you should take ponies or porters as this is very difficult trek. You may also skip to go to Hemkund Sahib as some of you may be tired after trekking to Valley of Flowers.

Helicopter service from Govindghat to Ghangaria
Helicopter service from Govindghat to Ghangaria

One of our Senior Citizen customers in 2012 has written a Valley of Flowers trek travelogue. You can read his experience with us. This is original unedited version of travelogue by Dr. Tapan Chakarborti (Check name spelling)

Govindghat to Ghangaria by Pony
Govindghat to Ghangaria by Pony

What type of shoes is appropriate for valley of flowers?

This is very important question as life can become hell if you are not carrying right type of shoes on your trek to Valley of Flowers. There are various options for shoes like sports shoes, leather shoes or floaters. I have seen some crazy people even trekking bare foots into the Valley of Flowers. When I asked about it the answer was that they lost their shoes near Hemkund Shahib Gurudwara. Those Sikh people even walked bare foot over glaciers. But everybody of us can not be so rough and tough. Already we will be working very hard while trekking and right type of gears are very important specially shoes.

Type of shoes that should be avoided.

  • Sports Shoes: Sports shoes should be avoided for trekking as they are not so rough and tough and they are made up of cloth. Once they get wet it is very hard to dry them in cold and humid weather of Valley of Flowers and Ghangaria region.
  • Old Shoes: Old shoes should be avoided because they may get broken on the way itself as the trek is full of rocks and lot of pressure is exerted on shoes.
    Terrain of Valley of Flowers Trek
    Terrain of Valley of Flowers Trek

    Trying to repair shoes
    One of our client Mr. Kunal Sarin trying to repair his shoes.

    Trying to repair shoes
    One of our client Mr. Kunal Sarin trying to repair his shoes.

    Broken soles of shoes
    Broken soles of shoes deep inside Valley of Flowers

    Characteristics of a good shoe for trekking to Valley of Flowers:

    • Shoes should be new but you should wear them for at least fifteen days before coming for the trek as new shoes can bite and cause blisters. Old shoes can be comfortable but may break any time on your trek. This has happened with one of my client during September 2012 visit to Valley of Flowers. You can read his travelogue here. I have seen lot of shoe soles laying on the trek explaining that old shoes can leave you anytime in the middle of the trek.
    • Shoes should have nice grip: If you are coming before 25th July you will have to walk over glaciers on your trek. For this your shoes should have a nice grip under its sole.
    • Ankle Support: Prefer the shoes which have some ankle support to protect you from tissue raptures in case you bend your ankle by mistake due to rocky trek.
    • Water Proof: It almost impossible to get full water proof shoes. But you should avoid sports shoes for the reason that they are made up of cloths and foam. Once they get wet it is very difficult to dry them. You need to cross 3-6 shallow streams on your trek inside the Valley of Flowers depending upon how deep you go. (See the pictures below) Actually no shoes can resist water and you will have to take them off before crossing the stream. I recommend to not being lazy in taking off your shoes or in 9 out of 10 times you will end up wetting up your shoes and after that you can imagine how you will trek with wet shoes. I personally believe even floaters are better choice sometime as you need not take them off but not recommended for people who feel colder. The risk with floaters is that they are not recommended to walk over glaciers and you will be prone to ankle twist.

    Crossing streams in Valley of Flowers
    You will have to cross 4-6 water streams in you trek to Valley of Flowers.

    Recommendation:

    Heavy built Woodland shoes with nice grip on its sole and with ankle support are recommended for the trek with a backup of a pair of floaters in your bag.

    Recommended type of shoes with grip
    Recommended type of shoes with grip

    Sample floaters
    Sample floaters

    QUECHUA SHOES ARE ALSO VERY GOOD IDEA

    You can also try QUECHUA hiking shoes. They are not so costly and can be ordered online.

    QUECHUA SHOES
    QUECHUA SHOES

Minimum age to visit valley of flowers, Whether kids can be taken for Valley of flowers trek.

Whether kids can be taken on trip to valley of flowers.

This is a common question coming across for couples having kids and wants to visit valley of flowers. The answer is ‘Yes’ they can be taken along but not infants. The minimum age should be such that the kid should at least enjoy. There is no problem as far as the trekking part is concerned as porters are available throughout the trek at a cost of Rs. 3000-5000 per day (Rates of year 2018) depending upon demand and supply, these rates are dependent upon the weight as well.

You can see the picture and kids actually enjoy the ride some of them even fall asleep during the journey. I feel the minimum age for a kid to visit valley of flowers is 4 years. But there are many other things that are to be taken care of when you are traveling along with kids like clothing, basic medicines and other accessories for kids as it will be hard to find these things at Ghangaria being very remote place. Temperatures in Ghangaria are very low especially during night times and it is highly recommended to take clothing accordingly for your kid.

Porter carrying a child from Govindghat to Ghangaria
Porter carrying a child from Govindghat to Ghangaria

I have seen kids of age 10-15 years does trek more efficiently then elder ones as they have more energy. I will recommend you to not to take your younger kids to Hemkund Sahib by trekking as it is a tough trek and situated at an altitude of 13500 feet.

So if you have kids below 4 years we recommend you to not to take him along for the valley of flowers trek. However I have seen Sikh people taking even infants to Hemkund Sahib for religious purpose. The decision is purely yours.

We also organize trekking tours to valley of flowers from Haridwar. To book a seat kindly fill form at our contact us page or on a form on right side bar. To know the fixed departures of this year, kindly visit valley of flowers tour package.

Aditya

 

Valley of Flowers Trek Travelogue by Aditya Chinchewadi

 

Hi, I am Aditya! (Aged 12) let me tell you how my trek plan started to Valley of Flowers Trek. My father and some of his friends were ready to go for the trek. But suddenly everyone cancelled. My father was not happy that he was going alone. One day my mom and my dad sat in the night and were discussing about should he go or not as he was alone. My mom suggested an idea to take me also to the trek.

Sanskruti

 

Valley of Flowers Trek Travelogue by Sanskruti Chinchewadi

 

Hi I am Sanskruti (aged 10 years). I want to tell how my trek plan started. First my dad was going with some of his friends. But due to various reasons they told that they can’t come. My mom gave an idea that my brother can give company to him. Then I also told I will also go with my brother & my father.