Valley of Flowers trek itinerary

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Option 1

Two days for Valley of Flowers
  • Total no of days ex Haridwar : 7 Days
  • Departure Saturday and Sunday
  • Ends on Friday and Saturday

Option 2

Two Days for Valley of Flowers, with Auli and Gorson Top

  • Auli and Gorson Top for one day
  • Total no of days ex Haridwar : 8 Days
  • Departure every Saturday ends on Saturday

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
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127 thoughts on “Valley of Flowers trek itinerary”

  1. 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 ?

    Reply
    • A detailed itinerary has been sent to you please go through it or you can call us on 9991242759.

  2. 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.

    Reply
    • A detailed itinerary has been sent to you please go through it or you can call us on 9991242759.

  3. 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

    Reply
    • A detailed itinerary has been sent to you please go through it or you can call us on 9991242759.

  4. 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.

    Reply
    • A detailed itinerary has been mailed to you. You can call us on 9991242759 for more information.

  5. 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

    Reply
    • A detailed itinerary has been sent to you please check or revert you can call us on 9991242759.

  6. 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

    Reply
    • 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 !

  7. 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

    Reply
  8. 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

    Reply

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