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. Hi, Devkantji thanks for nice blog. Kindly guide me the latest position of valley of flowers at 30-07-2014. 1. Is the bridge near Ghangaria villege completed by PWD ? 2.Is Trek in VOF completed by Forest Deprt. ? 3. Is whole Valley of flowers open for genral public ? Pl. kindly reply.thanking you.

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    • Sorry for late reply, but the bridge was completed by end of July, 2014 and the trek was constructed by forest department by end of September, the valley was opened from 4th October to 9th October, 2014

  2. I want to visit VOF, Hemkund Sahib and Badrinath starting 10th August 2014 from Haridwar/Rishikesh. But I hear VOF has been closed officially this year and road to Badrinath is damaged due to heavy rains and land slides this July. Please let me know if you are still conducting this tour, and how to book it.

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  3. Dear Devkant,
    Pls update us about latest status(after 23 July 14) of bridge (which is required near Ghangaria Village to enter the valley) , 1.5km trek to be laid as mentioned in u r blog above, and current rain fall/flood condition? Thanks in advance.
    Regards
    Amey

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  4. Dear Sangwan Ji, I am interested in visiting valley of flowers from Aug 14-18, 2014 along with my Wife. I am 43 and my wife is 39. Could u help me in completing this trek? Kindly let me know 1) programme schedule 2)facilities provided by you 3) preparation from our side 4) Approximate tour expenditure/person.

    Regards

    R C Sharma

    Reply
    • Hi.. A detailed itinerary has been sent to you. For further discussion we can talk on phone also-9991142759

  5. Hi,

    Thanks a lot for posting updates here. Very keen to visit VoF this year however the uncertainty still persists whether the trek will be opened for tourists this year. Could you please give us any latest update whether VoF will be open this season?

    Thanks

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  6. Hi! I wish to visit the VOF starting 15th August 2014! Pls advice if the VOF will be open that time?
    We are approx 8 member group.
    Thanks in advance.
    A response through an email would be highly appreciated.

    Reply
    • A detailed itinerary has been sent to you and Valley of Flowers was opened at the end of the season this year in oct, 2014.

  7. Hi
    I have just cancelled my bookings. I talked to the people at NGO working in that area “EDC” and they have informed me that the bridge will be ready by end of July, but the work on the vital road connecting to the valley has not started yet. The small narrow path is considered unsafe for lay person and the area is prone to falling rocks.
    I will wait for next year to do this.
    sad, very sad.

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  8. I would like to know the present status of valley of flowers as on date 16th July’14, as we (3 of us) plan to visit the valley from 20th or 21st. We are traveling from Indore Madhya Pradesh and we will leave on the 18th of July. So please let us know if the valley of flowers is open for general public.

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  9. Hello Devkant,

    I am planning to visit VOF in mid of August, will you please update the status of last week.. Is the route is good ahead of Bhyuandar and what about flowers blooming in the valley. Please suggest, should i plan it for September. Please post the picx of ur last trip.

    Thanks for this awesome blog.

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