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Valley of Flowers Group from Haridwar

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The Valley of Flowers "Foolon ki Ghati" is a UNESCO World Heritage Site located in the Garhwal Himalayas of Uttarakhand, India. It's a paradise for nature lovers, carpeted with over 500 varieties of alpine flowers in full bloom during the monsoon season (mid-July to mid-August). This beautiful trek is offering a glimpse into the beauty of the Himalayas and the rich tapestry of its flora and fauna.

 

The Valley of Flowers is also believed to be the place from where Hanuman brought the magical herb to resuscitate Lakshman in the Hindu epic Ramayan. Just as you set your foot into the valley, the intoxicating mix of fragrances emitted from the flowers makes you feel in a paradise. The hidden lake at the height of 14,400 ft, creates a hidden coop for numerous species of wildflowers like the saxifrages, sedums, lilies, poppy, calendulas, daisies, geranium, zinnia, and petunia.

Highlights

  • A carpet of wildflowers: The valley is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, famous for its diverse alpine flora. Over 500 species of flowers carpet the valley in a riot of colors, including Brahma Kamal, Cobra Lily, Impatiens, and Anemone
  • Hemkund Sahib: This trek also offers the chance to visit Hemkund Sahib, the highest Gurudwara in the world, located at an altitude of 4,300 meters. The Gurudwara overlooks a serene lake and offers stunning mountain views.
  • Moderate difficulty: The Valley of Flowers trek is considered moderate, making it suitable for beginners with a decent level of fitness. The total distance is around 42 km, with the most challenging part being the climb to Hemkund Sahib.
  • Scenic landscapes: The trek offers breathtaking views of the Himalayas, with snow-capped peaks, lush meadows, and cascading waterfalls.
  • Wildlife spotting: You might also be lucky enough to spot some rare wildlife like the blue sheep and the red fox.

Who should attend?

The Kedarnath Trek is a moderate to challenging trek that is not suitable for everyone. Here are some things to consider before you decide if this trek is right for you:

  • Fitness level: The trek is about 20 kilometers long with an elevation gain of about 3,500 meters. You need to be in good physical condition to complete the trek.
  • Experience: While not an extremely technical trek, some experience with hiking is helpful.
  • Altitude: The trek reaches a high altitude of 3,584 meters (11,760 ft). You need to be able to acclimatize to the altitude to avoid altitude sickness.
  • Adventure spirit: The trek can be challenging, but it is also an incredibly rewarding experience. You need to have an adventurous spirit and be prepared for the challenges of the trail.

Devprayag Maa Dhari Devi Temple Haridwar to Sirsi

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Hotel

Standard Room (Triple/Quad Sharing)

Dinner

(Traditional meal)

  • Haridwar Departure: Start your day early in Haridwar, bidding farewell to the holy town. 

  • Scenic Drive: As you travel by tempo, soak in the fresh mountain air and picturesque landscapes

  • Devprayag Stopover: Reach Devprayag, the sacred confluence of the Alaknanda and Bhagirathi rivers, marking the official beginning of the Ganges. Witness the awe-inspiring Sangam (meeting point) where the waters converge. You might also have time to visit the ancient Raghunath Temple dedicated to Lord Rama

  • Blessings from Maa Dhari: After Devprayag, pay homage at the Maa Dhari Devi temple. This revered temple is dedicated to the guardian deity of Uttarakhand, believed to protect the Char Dham pilgrimage circuit. Seek her blessings for a safe and fulfilling journey

  • This day will involve a scenic drive from Haridwar to Sirsi. You can expect the drive to take approximately 7-8 hours, covering a distance of around 225 km

  • Upon arrival in Sirsi, check into your hotel and spend the evening relaxing and acclimatizing to the higher altitude

  • Note: A seamless exploration of Devprayag Sangam and Maa Dhari Devi Temple hinges on favorable travel times and manageable traffic, as unforeseen delays reaching Sersi could necessitate itinerary adjustments

Rishikesh in Morning
Devpryag Sangam
Dhari Devi Temple
Way to Sirsi
Sonpryag Gaurikund Kedarnath Temple

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Force Tempo Traveller & Trek

Hotel

Standard Room (Five or Six sharing)

Breakfast, Dinner

(Traditional foods)

  • Wake up early morning and greet the dawn with a delicious breakfast at hotel, fueling your spirit for the day ahead
  • Travel by private vehicle to Sonprayag, the gateway to your pilgrimage.
  • From Sonprayag, hop on a shared taxi (fare not included) for a thrilling ride to Gaurikund, nestled amidst the majestic Himalayas. This short journey of 5 kilometers will take about 30-40 minutes
  • Arrive at Gaurikund, a holy site revered by Hindus. This serene spot serves as the base camp for your trek to Kedarnath Temple
  • Take a purifying dip in the kund, a natural pool, washing away any worldly worries before embarking on your spiritual adventure
  • Prepare for a moderately challenging 20-kilometer trek to Kedarnath. The path ascends steadily, offering stunning vistas of the Himalayan peaks and the enchanting Mandakini River Valley
  • Take breaks along the way to soak in the breathtaking scenery and recharge your energy

  • Reach the sacred town of Kedarnath by evening. Check into our conveniently located hotel, just 50 meters from the temple, and freshen up after your rewarding journey

  • In the evening, prepare to be awestruck by the magnificent Kedarnath Temple, one of the 12 Jyotirlingas dedicated to Lord Shiva. Witness the captivating evening Aarti ceremony, a soul-stirring experience that will leave you feeling blessed
  • Enjoy a relaxing dinner at the hotel and settle in for a comfortable night's stay

Sonpryag
GauriKund
Kedarnath Trek
Kedarnath Temple
Kedarnath Morning Aarti Ukhimath

Multiple Modes

Trek & Force Tempo Traveller

Hotel

Standard Room (Triple/Quad Sharing)

Breakfast, Dinner

(Traditional Meals)

  • Wake up early & capture the magical sunrise over Kedarnath Temple from our scenic hotel
  • Perform darshan at Kedarnath Temple and experience the spiritual serenity
  • After a relaxing breakfast in hotel, start your descent from Kedarnath to Gaurikund
  • From Gaurikund, take a taxi or shared union cab to Sonpryag (At your own cost)
  • Upon arrival in Sonprayag, our vehicle will be waiting to take you to hotel in Ukhimath
  • Ukhimath is a beautiful town known as the "Winter Home of Lord Shiva" 
  • After a fulfilling dinner at Ukhimath hotel, cozy up for a restful night

Omkareshwar Temple Har ki Pauri Evening Aarti

Private Vehicle

Force Tempo Traveller

Stay Not Applicable

Breakfast

(Traditional Breakfast)

  • Have a leisurely breakfast and enjoy the mountain views from Ukhimath
  • Visit the Omkareshwar Temple, a 12th-century temple dedicated to Lord Shiva
  • After paying your respects at Omkareshwar Mandir, embark on a beautiful road trip to Haridwar via Rishikesh, taking in the sights along the way
  • End your Kedarnath journey on a high note by witnessing the mesmerizing Har Ki Pauri Aarti in Haridwar

Ukhimath View
Omkareshwar Temple
Road trip to Haridwar
Har ki Pauri Evening Aarti
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SkyHike is a local tour operating community of Uttarakhand. We introduce you to the popular culture and unexplored culture often our Uttarakhand. We teach you how to the expedition at High Altitude with Complete security. & with (Uttarakhand Tourism, ATOAI, IMF) SkyHike is a direct operational community in the Himalayan Ranges with experienced local trek leaders and high-quality equipment.

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Inclusions

  • All hygienic meals and vegetarian as per detailed itinerary (Breakfast & Dinner only)
  • Transportation from Haridwar to Haridwar 
  • Drivers with health certificates
  • Govt. certified experienced instructors with health certificates. 
  • Hotel stays in sersi/ Kedarnath/Ukhimath
  •  All Stays are on Tripple or quad-sharing Basis, But Kedarnath Stay will be on Five to Six Sharing basis
  • Forest Entry Fees
  • Trek Permission
  • Toll Tax, Parking Charges, and Driver allowance

Exclusions

  • 5% GST
  • Any kind of personal expenses/Insurance
  • Food during travelling
  • Porter to carry personal luggage
  • Doli (Palanquin) or Pony/mule or Piththu or Helicopter charges
  • Monument entry fees
  • Photography/Videography fees & permissions
  • Anything not specifically mentioned under the head 'Inclusions
  • Shared Taxi from Sonpryag to Gaurikund charge (aprox 50 rupees at one side) and vice versa

THINGS TO CARRY

Clothing:

  • Thermals: Pack thermals like innerwear (top and bottoms), socks, and full sleeves to keep yourself warm in the cold weather- 2 pairs
  • Jacket for Ice n Snow (preferable water proof)
  • Trekking pants: Choose comfortable and breathable trekking pants (3 pairs)
  • Quick-drying T-shirts: Opt for quick-drying T-shirts to wick away sweat (3-4 pairs)
  • Woolen cap, muffler, and gloves: These will keep you warm in the chilly weather
  • Raincoat and waterproof pants: A raincoat and waterproof pants are essential for the unpredictable mountain weather

Footwear:

  • Trekking shoes: A good pair of lightweight and waterproof trekking shoes with good ankle support is crucial for the trek

Other essentials:

  • Water bottle: Carry a sturdy water bottle or a hydration bladder to stay hydrated throughout the trek
  • Sunglasses and sunscreen: Protect yourself from the sun's harmful rays with sunglasses and sunscreen
  • First-aid kit: Carry a basic first-aid kit to treat minor injuries & Insect repellent
  • Cash: There might be limited options for ATMs on the trek route, so carry enough cash
  • Snacks: Pack plenty of energy-giving snacks like nuts, dry fruits, and chocolate bars
  • Power bank: A power bank to keep your electronic devices charged
  • Walking stick: A walking stick can also provide support on the trek
  • Band aid, Karpoor(Camphor) and Diamox tablets(15 tablets)
  • Govt proof ID Card
  • Camera and spare battery
  • Toiletries and towel
  • Something to lock luggage bag (chain and locks)

Things to avoid carrying:

  • Unnecessary electronics: Avoid carrying electronic devices that you won't need on the trek.
  • Too many clothes: Pack only what you need and layer your clothing to stay warm.

Keep in mind while Backpacking:

When packing, please do not strap items such as boots, sleeping bags or roll mats to the outside of your bags. There is a good chance that they will be ripped off while in transit. They also make handling the bags more difficult when loading buses on the trek. It is much better to bring a larger bag that is bigenough for all your kit rather than a smallerone onto whichyou have to strap extra equipment

 


PICKUP LOCATIONS

From Haridwar



HOW TO REACH

Haridwar is well-connected by all modes of transportation, including flights, trains, and buses. Here's how you can reach Haridwar from anywhere in India:

By Air: Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun DED

Haridwar itself doesn't have an airport. The nearest airport is Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun, which is about 52 kilometers away. You can take a flight to Dehradun from major cities in India, and then hire a taxi or cab to reach Haridwar.

Image of Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun

By Train: Haridwar Junction Railway Station HW

Haridwar Junction Railway Station is well-connected to major cities across India. Trains are a convenient and budget-friendly option to reach Haridwar. Several express trains connect Haridwar to almost all major cities.

Image of Haridwar Junction Railway Station

By Bus : Haridwar ISBT

Haridwar is well-connected by buses to major cities and towns in North India. You can take a government or private bus from your starting point to Haridwar. Government buses are generally cheaper, while private buses may offer more amenities.

 

 


Policy and Terms

 

  • If cancellation is made 30 days or more before the Date of Travel, 25% of the total Booking Cost will be charged as cancellation fees
  • If cancellation is made between 29 days to 16 days before the date of travel, 50% of the total Booking Cost will be charged as cancellation fees
  • If cancellation is made between 7 days to 15 days before the date of travel, 80% of the total Booking Cost will be charged as cancellation fees
  • If cancellation is made within 7 days before the date of travel, the total booking cost will be charged as cancellation fees
  • If payment is not made as per the schedule provided in the first booking confirmation Email, Sky Hike reserves the right to cancel the booking after attempting to get in touch with you. Refunds would be as per the package Cancellation policy
  • Transfer your Trek/Trip (any Trek/Trip, within 2 months of your Date of Travel) to your friend before 15 days of your Date of Travel
  • 70% cash voucher in the form of 'HikeCoin' for any other Trip/Trek for one year, If we are informed before 20 days of the date of travel (1 Rupees = 10 HikeCoin)
  • 80% cash voucher in the form of 'HikeCoin' for the same Trip/Trek for one year. If we are informed before 20 days of the date of travel (1 Rupees = 10 HikeCoin)
  • The applicable refund amount will be processed within 10 business days

Terms and Conditions

 

  • While entering passenger names during the booking process, Do ensure that they exactly match the names on the travel documents (e.g. Aadhar Crad/PAN card/ Passport/Voter ID card/Any Identity Card) that you will be carrying for the Trip/Trek.
  • The passenger names in the booking form should be exactly as per Adhar Card. Sky Hike will not bear any liability for the name change fee if incorrect names and ages have been added at the time of booking.
  • In case your package needs to be canceled due to any natural calamity, weather conditions, etc. SkyHike reserves the right to deny a refund request in the event of a disaster, depending on the nature of the disaster and its impact on the organization.
  • SkyHike reserves the right to modify the itinerary at any point, due to reasons including but not limited to Force Majeure events, strikes, fairs, festivals, weather conditions, traffic problems, cancellation rescheduling, closure of /entry restrictions at a place of visit, etc. While we will do our best to make suitable alternate arrangements, we will not be held liable for any refunds/compensation claims arising out of this.

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