Valley of Flowers trek itinerary

Detailed trek itinerary of valley of flowers trek.

“All about the beautiful journey”-Your journey begins from Haridwar and finally ends here.

Valley of flowers trek itinerary | Day 1

Haridwar to Auli
Distance: 315 km
Journey: 10-12 hrs by road

Mandakini, a slow paced river glides from Kedarnath. The relatively faster Alaknanda river traverses from Badrinath. They amalgamate   together and is called as Alaknanada. Meeting Bhagirathi at Dev Prayag, its journey is completed.
Devprayag Confluence of River Bhagirathi and Alaknanda, light green color left side river is Bhagirathi coming from Gangotri and the other one is Alaknanda coming from Badrinath.
Devprayag Confluence of River Bhagirathi and Alaknanda, light green color left side river is Bhagirathi coming from Gangotri and the other one is Alaknanda coming from Badrinath. Alaknanda glides towards DevPrayag and blends with River Bhagirathi to give us the Pious Ganga. Ganga symbolizes devotion and faith.

The trek to Valley of flowers begins at Haridwar, the holy city. You will be picked from one point in a convenient conveyance. We will drive towards our starting point which is Govindghat. It’s a full day ride alongside river Alaknanda. There may be prospects to see Rudrprayag and Devprayag along the way. It depends on the punctuality of the group and the feasibility of time.

Alaknanda further flows down to DevPrayag and meets River Bhagirathi to form river Ganga.

Along the journey are beautiful sights of the emerald rivers. Lunch is arranged on the way and we finally reach Govindghat by evening. Positioned at the bank of River Alaknanada, Govindghat is the embarking point of the trek. Relish the splendid scenes around and relax for the journey next morning.

Valley of flowers trek itinerary | Day 2

Auli to Ghangaria
Distance: 40 km by road and and 10 km by trek

You may choose to take ponnies and porters. Even helicopter is available. But you cannot depend on Helicopter as flying of Helicopter depends upon weather conditions. It may or may not fly on a particular day.

Waterfall between Govindghat and Ghangaria, This is 250 meters High waterfall
After a trek of 5-6 kms, you can have a glimpse of this astounding waterfall. For video, visit our Gallery page. This is 250 meters High waterfall.

This is what you get to see once walking 7 km towards Ghangaria village. Trek towards this beautiful snow clad mountain and you will reach Kag Bhusandi Lake. It’s a charming high altitude lake.
Breakfast early morning and start the trek at 7 am towards Ghangaria village. You will witness enchanting views all along. Lunch can be managed on the way. Trekking along River Pushpavati is amazingly beautiful.

Please do not miss the following video of this waterfall. You love it for sure.

Valley of flowers trek Waterfall on the way from Govindghat to Ghangaria
Hathi Peak seen from Bhyandar village. Trek to Kagbhusandi Lake goes towards this peak.
Hathi Peak seen from Bhyandar village. Trek to Kagbhusandi Lake goes towards this peak.

The first 9 kms of trek are alongside Pushpavati. After having lunch on the banks of the river, we will cross it. The forthcoming 4 kms are slightly steeper. A total altitude gain is approximately 1.5 kms.
Reach Ghangaria by the evening and relax. One can also visit the nearby waterfall and enjoy the picturesque locale. Some rare species of birds and tailless rats can be seen here.

Valley of flowers trek itinerary | Day 3 and 4

Ghangaria to Valley Of Flowers and back to Ghangaria
Distance: 13- 14 kms
Duration: 7-8 hrs by trek

This day you will witness one of the most alluring places of the world. Its impeccably beautiful and pleasing environment will surely entice you.

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.

Rise early in the morning and have breakfast. You’re all set to trek towards Valley of Flowers at 7 am. A ticket is issued at the entrance which is valid for 3 days. The ticket costs Rs 150 for Indians and Rs 600 for non-Indians.

Waterfall in front of Valley of Flowers entry gate
Waterfall in front of Valley of Flowers entry gate

So you are entering a dream land. No need of carrying water as the sparkling water is drinkable. No pollution and no urbane life. Pure bliss and beauty.

 

Enter and the valley’s check point and you will witness the solace of nature. Your ears are blessed with sounds of chirping birds and rhythmic flowing water. There is no pollution and a life of natural beauty awaits here.

You should prefer to have lunch at the Pushpavati River bed (see picture). If you quickly wind up your time, you can reach this point. You should not be missing this splendid scene which is 6 km far from Ghangaria. So, the total trek becomes 14 km.

The experience is impeccable and will create memories of a lifetime. It’s an epitome of unblemished natural beauty.

Valley of flowers trek itinerary | Day 5

Ghangaria to Hemkund Sahib and back to Ghangaria
Distance: 12 km
Time: 7-8 hrs by trek

Early breakfast and an early start to Sri Hemkund sahib will begin your day. Leave by 7am and reach this pious Gurudwara. The high altitude lake is a treat for nature lovers.

Hemkund Sahib Lake in June first week.
Hemkund Sahib Lake in June first week.Hemkund sahib is the highest gurudwara in the world. Amidst snow clad mountains and a beautiful lake alongside, this place is serene and spiritual. It remains beautiful throughout the year.
Braham Kamal and Blue Poppy – They are a rare species of flowers. Brahamkamal has special significance in Hindu religion and is admired by people. The blue poppy is a distinct flower and attracts people especially the Japanese.

Braham Kamal and Blue Poppy – They are a rare species of flowers. Brahamkamal has special significance in Hindu religion and is admired by people. The blue poppy is a distinct flower and attracts people especially the Japanese.

The lake is reposing at an astounding altitude of 13500 ft above sea level. Fabulous scenes can be enjoyed along the way. This 6 km trek is quite steep but worth it. Charming scenic beauty along with sights of flowers like blue poppies, vajradanti and brahmkamal is truly delightful.

The lake is at an altitude of 13500 ft above sea level.

Valley of flowers trek itinerary | Day 6

Ghangaria to Pulna Trek, Drive to Badrinath and Mana, by evening reach Auli
Distance: 13 km
Time: 5 hours by trekking

Ghangaria to Badrinath
Distance – 55 km by road and 10 km by trek
Time – 1 hr by road

Rise early and begin the trek at 6am. You will traverse towards Pulna and reach there by lunch. After lunch, there will be road journey to Badrinath. It’s a beautiful journey with sights of waterfalls and rivers. The flowing Alaknanda is an amazing view. Wonderful sights all along the journey are delightful.

The Badrinath Tample.

The Badrinath Tample.

Truly Gold! This moment was captured early morning behind the Badrinath Temple. Many such hill tops can be seen around.

Truly Gold! This moment was captured early morning behind the Badrinath Temple. Many such hill tops can be seen around.

We will head towards village Mana. It’s pleasurable to see the starting point of River Saraswati at Mana. Visit the small locale and check-in hotel for relaxing.

Valley of flowers trek itinerary | Day 7

Auli to Haridwar
Distance: 320 km
Time: 10-12 hrs by road

This is last day of the trip. After an early departure from Auli, you can have breakfast and lunch on the way to Haridwar. You will reach the destination by evening. This is where we take leave and the trip concludes with great memories.

Zig zag road from Badrinath to Haridwar. It’s 20 km from Joshimath. You can also see River Alaknanda at the back.

Zig zag road from Badrinath to Haridwar. It’s 20 km from Joshimath. You can also see River Alaknanda at the back.

It’s tiring physically but mentally you will be on a high. The experience, the sights and the trip is very exciting for everyone. You might leave for home the same day or plan to take rest at Haridwar.

Hopefully, this trek will be great and wonderful for you. Come join us to a journey splendid and tranquil. Away from urban hustles, it offers a life of serenity and peace in the lap of Mother Nature.

This itinerary is suggestive in nature. Actual journey plan may differ slightly. Kindly ask for a detailed document from us. It is advisable to read all terms and conditions carefully before booking with us.

Valley of flowers National Parks, Uttrakhand, India
For more information visit Valley of Flowers Trek.

127 thoughts on “Valley of Flowers trek itinerary”

  1. We are planning a visit to hemkund sahib and valley of flowers in june 1st week. Is valley of flowers worth a visit at this time of the year given the fact that it has just opened and not many flowers will be in bloom. Also will there be snow at or on the way to hemkund sahib/valley of flowers that we can play with?

  2. Me and my friends have planned it around 10th August 2018. What is the weather condition at present? Is it all accessible and safe to travel considering the rains?

  3. Hi. We are planning for trek in August last . We have 4 days for this trip?. Can it be covered in 4 days or please let me know minimum number of days ?

  4. hey thanks for the above information , i am planning to visit valley of flowers in july end by road from delhi . we have a 4 days plan , can you please help me with a proper itinery, like what all we can explore ?

  5. Hello

    I am planning to visit VOF with friends on bikes.

    We are planning to leave very early in morning by 5 am from dehradun to Govind ghat.

    Is it possible to cover the trek from pulna to Ghangharia on the same day??

    Or are there any hotels at pulna to stay overnight, so that can start trek to valley of flower once again by early morning.

    Are there any conditions for getting entry permits to VOF as i heard that permit is allowed only till 2pm.

  6. Hi,

    Is it possible to complete the trek in 5 days. Can you please share the itinerary over mail. We are planning to visit next month in the 15th Aug week.

    Also want to know, how difficult is the trek?

    Regards,
    Rishi

  7. Hi,

    We are four people planning to go for a trip to Valley of Flowers around 13 July. We have only four days for this trip. Is it possible to go on this trip in four days? if not then what is the minimum required number of days for this trip?

    Also can you please tell me what are the charges and the list of things that we need to carry with ourself.

    Regards
    Baroh.

  8. Hi,
    Am a solo traveller planning to visit the valley in the first week of June this year, would love some details in regard to intinerary and the kind of weather conditions one can expect.
    Regards,
    Tanveer

  9. Hi!
    If i am a single traveller, can i join a group? Or are the groups all closed?
    Are you putting small groups together if they are booked for the same date?
    How is it to travel up in the himalaya during monsunsaison?
    I am a botanist, will there be a guide who knows the plants very well?
    Can you organise an anward journey to kedarnath as well?

    Thank you so far
    Magdalena from vienna

    • You can join our fixed departure tours. A detailed itinerary has been sent to you. Please check and revert. For your Kedarnath you can get down at Rudraprayag while coming back from the trip.

    • Hello Sir,

      The detailed general itinerary has been sent to you. Kindly have a look.
      As you are a big group, we can customize the trip for you. Will stay connected to you.
      Thanks !

  10. Hi,

    We are four people planning to go for a trip to VOF in July. The date we have come to conclusion is around July 8.

    Can you please tell me what are the charges and anything else that we should bear in mind before starting our journey.

    And in case we decide to fix the plan how should we go about paying you and about any other formalities.

    Regards
    Sougota Ghosh

  11. Hi

    We had booked with you in 2013 the VoF trek but then the flash flood had happened and we had to cancel.

    We are now planning for this year. Pls advise the dates for this year.

    Regards
    Ritu Nath, Kuwait

  12. We are travelling with Kids. Can we take the trek for 1 day from Ghangaria? and get to Ghangaria by road? Is May good time to visit valley of flowers?

    • Hello Priya,
      I would like to inform you that Valley of Flowers gets open from 1st June till the initial days of October. You can come anytime in between.
      Govindghat to Ghangaria is trekking distance which was 14km earlier and being reduced to 10 km now. (pony, porter, chopper available). The detailed itinerary from our side has been sent top you. Kindly check.
      Contact us for further information.
      Thanks

  13. Hello Sir,

    I am planning to visit Valley of flowers in 2017.

    Please suggest me the best time to visit and also the compete details of days required,places which will be visited and the price

    Regards,
    Reshma

  14. Hi Mr.Sangwan, Looking forward eagerly to meet you as I have booked myself for the" Valley of flower" trek with you starting on 1st August 2015. I have few queries & here they go….

    1. When should I reach Haridwar to catch up with you & how do I contact your team ?

    2. From the above itinerary it's not clear to me that how many days we shall visit the "Valley Of Flower". Is it one day or two days  I was given an idea that we shall visit the "Valley of Flowers"  for two consecutive days. As published in your website http://bluepoppyholidays.com/…. (" Most of the tour operators and individual going to the valley have only one day for the valley in their itinerary. Is one day sufficient to see the valley entirely or you need more days? We take you to the valley for two days. Check out the reasons why you need two days for the valley with pictures of what people do on first day?"). Please clear my confusion.

    3. When are we coming back to Haridwar ? I would like to  know the exact date to schedule my return flight ticket to Kolkata. Offcourse I undrestand that  any change of schedule due to bad climate or any other factor is beyond your control.

    Thanks & regards

    Dwaipayan Chakraborty

    09830640124 

    • Hello sir,

      Answers to your questions are as follows:-

      1. We will send you a hotel voucher regarding Haridwar Hotel.

      2. You’ll be going to Valley of Flowers for two days.

      3. You’ll be coming back to Haridwar on 7th August, 2015 around 6 or 7 pm.

  15. Hi,
    I’m really looking forward to visit this place ASAP.
    Can u give detailed information on expenditure, no. Of days required,facilities provided in the package,etc.so it becomes a bit easier for me to proceed further.

  16. HI Devkant,  

                          Has the valley of flowers opened this year?  What is the cost of hiring a porter?

  17. Hi Devkant,

    We are 4 members planning to come valley of flowers in Oct 1st week 2nd Oct to 7th Oct. Could you please send me the itinerary. Also provide me the details of accommodation and other travel information.

    Thanks.

  18. Sir,

    IT seems there are heavy rains in mountains during 13th july 3014 to 27th July enroute to Govindghat/vof. Whether any groups visited VOF during this time. Whether U hv organised any trips. Whether the valley is opened,. Please clarify

    • Valley was not open during this time but we organized the trips to Hemkund Sahib and to the valley up to the bridge, there was absolutely no problem from Haridwar to Govindghat.

  19. I heard that this time also entry to Valley of Flowers National Park is cancelled. Like to have a clarification in this regard. We are planning to visit VOF in August.

  20. Hi, We plan to visit VOF in mid august. Could you please send across a detailed itinerary for your trip starting 10th Aug. Also, is the bridge to VOF constructed now?

  21. Hi, We are a group of 3-4 guys and planning to visit only valley of flowers. We are planning in the 2nd week of july from delhi and can take a max of 4 days. Please guide us how to plan the whole trip in the available time. Also please let me know if the valley is fully accessible this year and when the flowers are expected to be seen in full bloom.
    Thanks.

  22. Hi, We are a group of 3-4 guys and planning to visit only valley of flowers. We are planning in the 2nd week of july from delhi and can take a max of 4 days. Please guide us how to plan the whole trip in the available time.
    Thanks.

  23. We are 5 people group planning to travel for a week to valley of flower starting 26th July. Please suggest a plan and tariff.

  24. Hi, I am planning to go with my family in Aug 3rd week for 6-7 days…I saw the itenary..which looks pretty good..but question is ,is it okay to take my parents (in mid 60’s) for such a trek and if yes, what would be best way? Pony? Also do you know how much they may charge per head for the whole day?

  25. Hi,

    We are a group of 4-5 people, planning to visit in the first week of July for 3 days(weekend).

    We will be coming from Delhi. Can you please send us some customized info for us.

    Thanks,
    Ankush

  26. Hi,

    We are a group of 4-5 people, planning to visit in the first week of June for 3 days(weekend).

    We will be coming from Delhi. Can you please send us some info customized for us.

    Thanks,
    Ankush

  27. Hi Devkant,
    I plan to drive to govindghat with my friends in my own car.
    As I can understand we will have to leave the car for 3-4days so is there a safe place/ paid parking zone to leave the car.
    We are a group 4-5 people and want to reach there around july 8-10th so please provide us the exact planned dates for the trek also
    Thanks
    Sreenivas

    • Hello,
      It is not recommended to take your own vehicle for this trip. You can ind safe parking space at Govindghat.

  28. I m planning to go in the month of july first week or second week. please send me the detail cost for 2 people.

  29. Hi Devkant,

    The site is very informative. Thanks for the details provided in the site. We are a group of 4-5 planning to visit Valley Of Flowers in 2nd week of August 2014. We would be traveling from Mumbai with tentative travel dates 9th Aug – 17th Aug. Can you please let us know if there is any tour planned around these dates?

    Regards,
    Mcdon

  30. Hi Mr. Sangwan,

    We are a couple planning to visit this awesome place on earth by the 1st week of August ’14. I could see that there’s one fixed departure scheduled for 3rd – 9th August ’14 & would like to be a part of the group. Please help me understnd the associated cost ex Haridwar for the same for 2 of us. Thanks.

    Regards,
    Soumendu Das

    • Hello Soumendu Das Ji,

      A detailed itinerary has been sent to you. You would have filled in your details on contact us form and would got the mail instantly. Please send a mail to me with your phone number or call me so that the package may be discussed.

  31. Hi,
    We are a couple and we are interseted to visit valley of flowers . I have not trekked for more than half an hour so far . So, do you suggest this trip for me ?
    Is there some other means of reaching vallet of flowers ?say by jeep ?
    Could you give more details in this regard ? Also, if we trek, will the path be very steep ?

    Thanks!
    Anitha .

  32. HI Devkant,
    Thank you for such a wonderful and detailed website. I tried signing up for the itinerary but didn’t receive it. Can you send it to me on my email? Thanks!

    • I sent it again from my personal ID there is some problem, my server is not sending mails to Hotmail. But now I sent it from my personal ID

  33. Hello

    is it possible to cover valley of flower in 4 days from haridwar and reaching back there. we are planning trip on aug from 15-18 aug , we will be reaching haridwar on 15th early morning , can you please suggest us

    • I talked to you and answered this question. You can do it minimum of five days and can be done in four days if you are very disciplined and ready to do more hard work.

  34. We are planning to leave to valley of flowers on June 13th and come back by 23rd wat places can be covered n how much is the cost

    • Hi,
      I have sent you a detailed itinerary and other details as per your requirement. Please check your mail.

  35. Hi Devkant,

    Its been a pleasure browsing through your website. This has been the best info site I have come across for “Valley of Flowers”. Thanks alot.

    I have been planning on a trip to the following destinations in the month of July (25th – 1st Aug).
    – Haridwar
    – Badrinath
    – Valley of Flowers
    – Rishikesh

    We are a group of 12 (Family – Age Range: 20-58yrs). Would really be grateful if you could provide a good package for us and also total cost estimates. We will reach Haridwar on our own and would like to take professional help from here.

    Waiting for your response.

  36. Dear Devkantji,
    Its really wonderful to go through your blog. We, a family of 4 adults would like to visit valley of flowers in the second week of july.
    Please send us the itenaries of the plans.
    Would like to dedicate 2 days for valley of flowers and one day to hemkund.
    Regards
    Unmesh M

  37. Dear devkantji,
    Its really wonderful to read through your blog. well informed.
    we, family of 4 people from Kerala, would like to visit the valley of flowers in the month of july, preferably in the second week, please send me the itenaries for the plans. would like to have 2-3 days at ghanghria visiting both hemkund and valley of flowers.
    thank you
    Unmesh M

  38. Hello Devkant,
    We seriously considering a trip/trek to Valley of Flowers in early June as a family of adults. We are particular about dates and will be starting from Delhi. It is possible to have this trip start on June 2 and be back to Delhi by June 7 or 8th?
    If possible, please suggest us the itinerary and associated costs.
    Thanks a lot.

  39. Hi- We a group of around 12 ppl are planning to visit valley of flower is mid og Aug. Request if you can send the itineary with cost & we intend to cover only valley of flower. Is it possible to cover in 3 daYS. We are coming from Delhi. Prompt response is appreciated.
    rgds
    Ankit

    • Hello Ankit Jain Ji,
      Only Valley of flowers also needs at least 5 days from Haridwar. I have sent you a different mail from my personal mail ID.

  40. Hi – Could you please send me the itinerary for trips from Mid June to Late August. We are 2 people travelling from Bangalore. Thanks

    • Hello Manisha Joshi ji,

      I am sorry to say that valley of flowers opens on 1st June every year and you may not be allowed to go to the valley before that. Also this is not the best time to visit valley. Visit our Best Time to Visit Valley of Flowers page for more information and plan accordingly. You may go in the month of June but not the best time to visit.
      For information you can call me at +91 9991142759 any time.

    • Hello Shubhi,
      There are no fixed departures in 1st week of June. But I am giving a customized trip to one of my client during this time. If you want you can call me and we can discuss about the trip.
      Thanks

  41. I would like information about the 7 day trip departure Aug 24th 2014
    I would like the opportunity to have two days in the Valley
    How many people do you take on your trips?
    What accommodation is provided ?
    Please give some idea of costs
    I would probably fly from Dehli Is Dehraduh the best place to fly to?
    look forward to your answer

    • Hello Mary Roche,
      Thanks for contacting us for valley of flowers trip. A detailed mail has been sent to you. Please refer to that. In case you have any other inquiry you can again contact me.

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