Will Valley of Flowers open in 2014? When does Valley of Flowers open ?

Will Valley of flowers open in 2014 ? What is the current Position of the Valley of flowers? Is the bridge near Ghangaria constructed to enter the valley of flowers?

This post is necessary to answer the questions of many people who want to come to valley of flowers in 2014 but saw a post on Times of India. This post stated that the Valley of Flowers may not open in 2014 at all. This is very unfortunate that one of the leading news paper is writing this type of wrong news. I could not go to Valley of Flowers personally this season till date, but I sent one of my associates to click pictures of the work done by the authorities in the area. The progress is discussed as follows.

Progress of work between Govindghat and Ghangaria.

They have done a lot of work between Govindghat and Ghangaria and in fact the current trek condition is better than the condition before the floods. They have constructed new bridges at various locations. They have constructed new bridge at Govindghat and another bridge is under construction and this bridge will be motor-able. They also have constructed a new bridge at Bhyuandar Village. Another bridge is under construction at Bhyuandar village, in case the older bridge is not able to stand the river. So there are three bridges at Bhyandar now. Pictures of these bridges along with trek are given below.

Trek netween Ghangaria to Hemkund Sahib, there are no damage to this part of the trek.
Trek netween Ghangaria to Hemkund Sahib, there are no damage to this part of the trek.
Newly constructed trek between Govindghat and Ghangaria
Newly constructed trek between Govindghat and Ghangaria
Newly constructed trek between Govindghat and Ghangaria
Newly constructed trek between Govindghat and Ghangaria
Newly constructed trek between Govindghat and Ghangaria, the pilgrims are coming is good number.
Newly constructed trek between Govindghat and Ghangaria, the pilgrims are coming is good number.
newly constructed trek between Govindghat and Ghangaria
newly constructed trek between Govindghat and Ghangaria
New Bridge at Govindhat.
New Bridge at Govindhat.
Helipad near Ghangaria
Helipad near Ghangaria
Govindghat to Ghangaria trek,
Govindghat to Ghangaria trek,
Govindghat to Ghangaria trek,
Govindghat to Ghangaria trek,
Bridge at Bhyuandar, Newly constructed bridge at Bhyuandar
Bridge at Bhyuandar, Newly constructed bridge at Bhyuandar, you can see two completed parallel bridges and the third one under construction.
Other side of the Bridge at Bhyuandar
Other side of the Bridge at Bhyuandar
Two Bridges at Bhyuandar and the third one the biggest one is under construction,
Two Bridges at Bhyuandar and the third one the biggest one is under construction

Position of the Valley of flowers? Will the Valley of Flowers open in 2014

Now the question is what is the position of the bridge which is required near Ghangaria Village to enter the valley? In fact the Times of India says that the Valley of Flowers will not open as there is no bridge. The authenticated news is that the bridge is already under construction and unfortunately the pictures of the same could not be taken by my associate. But that bridge will be constructed by June 25th as per PWD officials. Now the biggest question is about the trek after the bridge. Actually some 1.5 km trek has to be laid after the trek by forest department. As per my sources that trek will also be completed latest by July 10th, and the Valley of Flowers will be opened for general public after that.

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81 thoughts on “Will Valley of Flowers open in 2014? When does Valley of Flowers open ?”

  1. Hello,
    We are planning a visit to the VoF, possibly from the 8-10th of August. We are from Gujarat, and would like to know if the trail is going to be open or not this season? Also, your recommendation for a place to stay at Ghangaria would be very helpful.

    thanks

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  2. Hi,

    Please let me know if the VoF trip is on for this year.I heard from other travel organizers that the hike is off.I was planning to travel between 24th to 30th July 2014.

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  3. Hi Dev
    Thanks for the detailed information you provided in this website.
    I am from Gujarat. I am coming to visit Hemkund Sahib and VOF in this September. I’ll be there on 5th sept. So, I want to ask you about rout. Is it open in September?

    Reply
    • Hemkund sahib opens from 1 June to 4th Oct generally but sometimes local administration changes the date. in 2013 it was opened on 20th may itself.

  4. Could you please update the status of the bridge near Ghangaria Village to enter the valley and opening date of vof to public.

    Thanks – Vikky

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  5. Hi,
    May you tell the status of treak and the undergoing construction of bridge which connected with vally of flower.

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  6. Hello Sangwanji,
    I am not able to get a clear picture of the conditions prevailing in VOF.The times of India report talks about BK Gangte, director of the NDNP stating that the VOF would not be open during 2014.We have been planning this trip since March’14.Please give us the facts.I have seen the pictures which you have posted and they are encouraging but would like to know if the main bridge is constructed and also if the work related to laying of the trek has begun?

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  7. good work. I have done my all booking for trek to VOF with YHA and since then i am following the updates. your blog is really good one at least to keep the hope alive which has left very little after the news publish by TOI online. will keep watch on your blog for more updates.

    regards
    Nikhil

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