Valley of Flowers Trek, Uttarakhand

Valley of Flowers

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  • 6 Days  5 Nights 
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Overview Nestled in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand, Valley of Flowers lies at an altitude of 14,107 ft above the sea level and is declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Also known as ‘Phoolon ki Ghati’, it is known for its plush meadows which blossom with widespread alpine flowers and diverse fauna making it one of the most beautiful trekking destinations. One of the oldest and most popular treks in India, Valley of Flowers trek offers a legendary trail to the trekkers where the mix of fragrances from all the flowers of the valley gives you a bliss of paradise. This 6 days trek to Valley of Flowers takes you through the unparalleled majestic views of the rare and exotic Himalayan flora, dense forests, waterfalls and beautiful glaciers making it one of the best experiences for trekkers

Valley of Flowers Uttarakhand quick info:

Valley of Flowers trek distance: 38 km

Valley of Flowers trek difficulty: Easy to Moderat

Valley of Flowers temperature: Day 12°C - 20°C and Night: 4°C - 10°

Valley of Flowers height: 14,107 ft

Valley of Flowers best time to visit: June end to mid September

Who should attend?

Anyone who loves challenges Anyone who has limits to push Anyone looking for an adventure Anyone fit enough for this thrilling experience

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Start your Valley of Flowers trek from Rishikesh. Meet the fellow travelers and the trek guide

After a quick briefing session, start the drive from Rishikesh to Joshimath

Take a short stop over at Devprayag and witness the holy sangam of Bhagirathi and Alaknanda rivers together forming Ganga

To reach Joshimath, pass through Rudraprayag and Karnaprayag driving alongside Alaknanda river

Upon reaching Joshimath, complete the check in formalities and freshen up

Have a hearty chit chat session with the fellow travelers

Dinner and overnight stay at Joshimath.



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After having an early morning breakfast, get transfered to Pulna from Joshimath and start your trek to Ghangaria

Trek through the eye-catchy views of the gorgeous scenery that is created by mother nature

On the trail, get amazed by the beauty of lush green forests and pass along the beautiful Lakshman Ganga river

Reach Ghangaria after covering a distance of 9 kms and trekking for 5-6 hours

Enjoy a delicious dinner and overnight stay at Ghangaria.



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Post breakfast, get ready for the ultimate adventure on your Valley of Flowers trek

Trek up to an altitude of 3,505m to arrive at the Valley of Flowers Uttarakhand

Upon reaching the valley, you will witness an array of thousands of colorful and vibrant flowers in full bloom

Get mesmerized by the beauty all around and explore the valley

After spending some leisure time here, descend back to Ghangaria

Reach the hotel and end the day with a delicious dinner.



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Enjoy a lip-smacking breakfast at the hotel and get ready to pay homage to the holy Shrine Hemkund Sahib

The trekking trail is a bit difficult due to the steep ascent and trekking stick can come in handy

Reach Hemkund Sahib, a religious site where Guru Gobind Singh is said to have meditated in the previous life and it is also considered the world’s highest gurudwara

This place is located between the snow capped mountains as well as a mesmerizing serene lake that offers an amazing view of the mystical location

After spending some time here, start your trek back to Ghangaria

Upon reaching Ghangaria, mark the end of the day with a warm dinner and retire to your rooms.



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Begin your day early with a delicious breakfast and start your trek to Pulna

As you descend to Pulna, get ready to listen to some interesting local stories shared by your guid

On the trail, admire the view of beautiful and exotic fauna and flora

After reaching Pulna, get transfered to Joshimath and freshen up

Explore the surroundings in the evening

Enjoy a lip-smacking dinner and overnight stay at Joshimath.

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After a mouth-watering breakfast, board the vehicle and start driving back towards Rishikesh

Arrive in Rishikesh by evening

End your Valley of Flowers trek with a beautiful experience.


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• Transportation during the journey from the pickup on day 01 to drop on day 06 is covered.

• Accommodation- Stay is included from Day 1 to Day 5 (Joshimath to Joshimath). You will be staying in lodges on all days of the trek. Rooms will be shared with fellow trekkers

• Meals – Dinner at Joshimath on Day 1 to breakfast at Joshimath on Day 6 are included. We provide simple vegetarian food on all days of the trek

• Accommodations on sharing basis as per itinerary

• Experienced local guide/trek guide

• Basic first aid kit



• Valley of Flowers entry fees

• Any additional expenses such as personal nature/medical emergency.

• Additional accommodation/food costs incurred due to any delayed travel.

• Any lunch and other meals not mentioned in package inclusions.

• Any airfare/rail fare other than what is mentioned in “inclusions” or any type of transportation from which is outside the itinerary.

• Parking and monument entry fees during sightseeing.

• Additional costs due to flight cancellations, landslides, roadblocks, and other natural calamities or delays.

• Any other services not specified above in inclusions.

• Since Valley of Flowers is a monsoon trek, there are possibilities of roadblocks due to landslides. Account for this by adding a buffer day in your travel plan.

• Local transfer between Govindghat and Pulna(if applicable)

• Transfers from Joshimath to Govindghat (for Joshimath to Joshimath package)



  • Rucksack (Min 55 Ltrs with rain cover)
  • Trekking Shoes, Floaters or Sandals
  • Quick Dry Tees
  • Track Pants
  • Cotton socks
  • Pair of woolen socks
  • Rain jacket or Poncho 
  • 1 Full Sleeves Sweater or Fleece Jacket,1 Heavy Jacket, 1 Pair of Thermal
  • Quick-dry towel
  • Windproof Jacket
  • Woolen Cap
  • Gloves
  • Sun Cap
  • Scarf
  • Lip Balm
  • Cold Cream & SunScreen (SPF 40+)
  • Packed food
  • Water Bottle 1 
  • Powerbank
  • Headlamp or torch with fresh pair of batteries
  • Personal Toiletries 
  • Personal Basic Medical Kit
  • Sunglasses
  • People who use spectacles (Use Photochromic glasses instead of contact lenses)
  • Trekking Pole
  • Extra Polythene



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By Air: Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun serves as the nearest airport to Rishikesh. Visitors can take a direct flight to Dehradun from Mumbai or Delhi or connecting flights from anywhere in India. Local vehicles can be availed from outside the airport to reach Rishikesh by road from Dehradun

By Train: Rishikesh Junction Railway Station is well-connected to all the surrounding major cities. Visitors can easily find frequent trains to Rishikesh from Delhi and Dehradun

By Road: Rishikesh is well connected by roads to all major cities and towns, so visitors as per their choice and comfort can take the bus to reach Rishikesh smoothly. Rishikesh is connected to Chandigarh, Delhi, Dehradun, and Nainital through a good network of roads.

Policy and Terms

  • If cancellation are made 30 days before the date of travel then 25.0% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees
  • If cancellation are made 15 days to 30 days before the date of travel then 50.0% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees
  • If cancellation are made 0 days to 15 days before the date of travel then 100.0% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees
  • The applicable refund amount will be processed within 10 business days.

Frequest Questions

Q: What is the accommodation type in the Valley of Flowers trek package?
A: It is a 6-day trek. Accommodation will be in the hotel on all the days on quad/triple sharing basis.

Q: What type of shoes are good for this trek?
A: The best suited shoes for this trek route are the ones that are breathable and light in weight. Also, ankle support is also a very important thing to take care of while buying the perfect pair of shoes. You can go for brands like- Decathlon, Wildcraft, Quechua, etc. In the winters, you’ll require gators or gumboots which you can rent from the Joshimath.

Q: Which is the nearest railway station to Joshimath?
A: The nearest railway station from Joshimath is Rishikesh Railway station which is 250 km away from there and is well connected with the major destinations like Lucknow, Calcutta, Delhi, etc.

Q: What is the maximum Valley of Flowers height?
A: The maximum altitude that you’ll climb during this trek is 14,107 ft. You’ll be able to witness many exotic and rare Himalayan Flora and fauna on this trekking trail.

Q: What is the Valley of Flowers trek difficulty?
A: The trek to Valley of Flowers is moderately difficult. A person must be in good physical and mental state for doing this trek.

Q: Is smoking and drinking allowed during the trek?
A: No, such activities are not advisable during the trek. In the Valley of Flowers trekking package, you will be trekking at higher altitude areas where your body needs more oxygen so if you drink and smoke then there will be adverse effects on your health and it may lead to you in serious health condition.

Q: How big are the groups?
A: Usually, we take 20-24 people in one batch including males and females. We need a minimum of 6 people for a fixed departure, but for the customized trip, the group size doesn’t matter.

Q: What will be the food menu during the trek?
A: Wholesome and nutritious vegetarian food is served during the trek as it is easy to digest and preferable in high altitudes.

Q: What is the Valley of Flowers best time to visit?
A: Valley of Flowers trek best time is in the months from June to mid-September. This is the time just after the monsoon rains when the flowers start blooming and further make this place stay true to its name.

Q: Is Diamox advisable for this trek?
A: Yes. Since you are climbing up to a height of about 14,107 feet above sea level in Valley of Flowers, chances to experience the drastic change in oxygen level and climatic conditions are high. Hence carry a Diamox with you which will help you overcome high altitude sickness.

Q: Do I need a guide for this trek?
A: A well-trained and well-informed guide is essential for the trek so they could arrange for the necessary permits and guide you safely through the mountain terrains.

Q: How is the Valley of Flowers temperature throughout the year?
A: While the summers here are a bit scorching, the valley is best known for its spring season. Whereas Valley of Flowers in winter can be really chilly due to its height, which can act as a spoilsport for various different activities. Hence is not advisable.

Q: Is this trek safe for girls?
A: Our treks are planned with a male: female ratio. As an organizer, we make sure that their rooms are shared only with other female trekkers.

Q: What is the level of fitness expected from the trekkers?
A: The trail difficulty level towards Valley of Flowers and Hemkund Sahib is moderately difficult. Good physical and mental fitness is expected to complete the trek.

Q: Tell me about the guides who will be accompanying me during the Valley of Flowers trek.
A: The trek is led by professional trek leaders who have completed basic and advanced mountaineering courses. There will be one guide who leads the group and another guide who will be walking at the end of the group making sure of the safety of the whole group.

Q: How is the network and Internet connectivity during the Valley of Flowers Uttarakhand trek?
A: Beyond the base location there will be no network connectivity. Only BSNL network will be there on the base location. So it is advisable to be prepared well for the same.

Q: What are the safety precautions for this Valley of Flowers trekking package?
A: All the members of support staff are certified in wilderness first aid and are trained for all concerns related to high altitude. The staff will be carrying a first aid kit to ensure the maximum safety of the trekkers.

Q: What is the total Valley of Flowers trek distance?
A: The total trek distance covering in this package would be 47 km in the span of 5 Nights and 6 Days.

Q: What are some of the important tips for Valley of Flowers Uttarakhand?
A: Follow all the instructions from your guides. The stay will be in hotels on double/triple/quad sharing so one must not expect any luxuries. The climatic conditions in the mountains can change from time to time, so please pack your bags accordingly.

Q: Can we visit Hemkund Sahib during the Valley of Flowers trek package?
A: Of course, you can visit Hemkund Sahib on your trek to Valley of Flowers. It is a must visit attraction. It is one of the most revered Sikh Shrines. Hemkund Sahib is the world’s highest gurudwara situated at a height of 14107 ft.

Q: When does the Valley of Flowers open?
A: It starts to open in the beginning of June till mid October. Rest of the year it stays covered in snow. Hence monsoon is the best time to go for this trek.

Q: What clothing or equipment do we need to carry during the Valley of Flowers trek?
A: Wardrobe essentials like heavy woolen and fleece clothes, rain-proof jackets, sunglasses, wind-proof jackets, thermal inner-wear. A sturdy backpack with a plastic or waterproof lining. Trekking shoes, snow boots, trekking poles. moisturizers, chapsticks, torch, water bottle, extra polythene bags for wet clothes, etc.

Q: Can one go to the Valley of Flowers in winter?
A: The Valley of Flowers temperature is best in monsoon months and in winters, the trek remains closed due to heavy snowfall.

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