Valley of Flowers Trek Budget

TT113

 Valley of Flowers National Park, Chamoli, Uttarakhand, India

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Day 1 : Arrival Joshimath

Upon arrival at the pre-booked hotel in joshimath, meet our trakking crew. Remaining day to relax and acclimatize, overnite stay in joshimath. 
Joshimath is a small town in the Uttarakhand Garhwal hills on the banks of Alaknanda River. This place is very famous for Sankracharya temple and is also the hub for many mountaineering and trekking expedition in Garhwal Himalayas.

Day 2 : Joshimath to Govindghat (drive) to Ghanghari (Trek)

Post early breakfast, you drive from Joshimath to Govindghat (a small hamlet situated on the confluence of Alaknanda and roaring Laxman Ganga and start point for the fully escorted treak). Govind Ghat to Ghangharia (base village for Valley of Flowers and Hemkund Sahib) is a beautiful trek route with magnificent views and river accompanying you throughout. Hot lunch on the trek route. In the late afternoon, arrive at Ghangharia on the banks of Laxman Ganga. Dinner and overnight stay in Ghanghria.

Day 3 : Day Visit to Valley of Flowers (Max Altitude 3658 mtr)

Post breakfast, start our fully escorted trek to Valley of Flowers. The first part of the trek is through thick forest along the Pushpavati river. Later we trek in the open meadows. Arrive and explore the area. Witness several varieties of rare flowers including Blue Poppy, Potentilla, Geranium and and hundreds of others. Packed lunch, flasks full of hot beverages as well as assorted refreshments will be arranged. Return to Ghangharia in the evening for dinner and overnight stay. 

Day 4 : Day Visit to Hemkund Sahib (Max Altitude 4632 mtr)

Post breakfast today we start our fully escorted trek to Hemkund - internationally acclaimed, one of the finest high latitude lakes in Uttarakhand Himalayas. It is also a place of worship for Sikhs and Hindus. Its an uphill trek to reach Hemkund. See the crystal clear lake with astonishing views of surrounding peaks, visit Hemkund Sahib Gurudwara and Lakshman Temple on the banks of the lake. Return to Ghangharia in the evening for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 5 : Ghangharia to (trek) and Govindghat to Joshimath (Drive)

Post breakfast, we start our trek back from Ghagharia to Govindghat and then drive to Joshimath. Hot lunch on the trek route. Dinner and overnight stay in Joshimath. Note: Time permitting, we will arrange for sightseeing in Joshimath and/or Auli this afternoon .

Day 6 : Departure : Tour Ends.

Set amidst majestic snow –clad mountains that stand in bold relief against the skyline, the Valley of Flowers is nearly 10 km in length, 2km in width and concave in shape. It is divided along its length by a small river called the Pushpawati and several tiny streams and waterfalls rush down from the glacial deposits to merge with it. The Pushpawati joins the Laxman Ganga, flowing from Hemkund Sahib at Ghangria. This combined stream retains the name Laxman Ganga till it meets Alaknanda at Govind Ghat.

A massive mountain mantled with snow and called Ghoradhungi , blocks the valley at the other end. There is however, a traditional route which passes across a glacial pass at an altitude Valley and eventually leads to Niti, the last Indian village on the border with Tibet.

Stay Envisaged Stars Destination Nights
Himalayan Abode Home stay
Joshimath 5
Inclusions

Price Includes

  •  All land transfers in shared private vehicle from Joshimath to Joshimath basis as per itinerary
  • 05 night accommodation in budget rooms on double sharing basis (2N at Joshimath in Himalayan Abode Homestay’s backpacker rooms or equivalent and 3N at Ghangria in Valley of Flowers Holiday Home - managed by Himalayan Abode Homestay, Joshimath). Single supplement will be charged extra
  •  All meal (05 Breakfast, 04 Lunch, 04 Evening snack and 05 Dinner) as per itinerary from dinner on Day 1 to Breakfast on Day 6
  • Entry tickets for Valley of Flowers for Indian nationals. Foreign nationals will need to pay the entry fee separtely
  • Trek leader and naturalists fees for a fully escorted trek with fluent English speaking local trekking guide (1 guide for upro 10 pax)
  • Hire charges for mules for trekking soft luggage (1 piece of soft luggage per client)
  • All Taxes
Exclusions

Price Excludes

  • Transport from Haridwar/Dehradun Railway station and back. At extra cost we can arrange for the same
  • Single supplement and request for single occupancy will be charged extra
  • Travel Insurance or any other kind of insurance (Trekkers are advised to obtain applicable insurance on their own)
  • Costs and expenses for medical treatment in case of evacuation or in case of any medical condition or emergency or otherwise for any reason
  • Hire charges for additional porters or mules if separately hired for extra personal luggage or personal ride
  • Charges for Helicopter ride (if any) between Govindghat to Ghangharia and back (INR 7,500 per person, per ride)
  • Charges to carry camera etc into Valley of Flowers
  • Entry fees in Valley of Flowers for foreign nationals
  • Charges for evening sightseeing in Joshimath
  • Any accommodation, travel or transport outside of the above itinerary for any reason. Accommodation at Dehradun or Haridwar or Rishikesh can be arranged at extra cost
  • Meals other than B,L,S, D as indicated in the itinerary or charges for mineral water, other beverages or drinks
  • Any expense of personal nature or any gifts, tips or donations
  • Any drinks, tips for the guide, porter, driver, etc
  • Any other cost or expense which is not specifically included in the price inclusion
Terms and Conditions

Advisory

  • Being monsoon, weather in Ghangharia, Valley of Flowers and Hemkund could be rainy and cold, with temperature ranging from max 20 degrees celsius to min –10 degrees celsius. It is recommended that clients carry suitable warm clothing, protective gear for rainy season and good shoes.
  • Clients are advised to consult their physician and take suitable preventive medication (if prescribed) as a precaution for high altitude sickness, strictly as advised by their physician
  • Trekking on any particular day may be aborted or cancelled in case of extreme / unfavourable weather conditions, keeping in mind safety of the clients. Our trip leader’s decision on this will be final and binding on clients. No refund of costs or any compensation will be paid to clients in such case
  • All clients will have to complete and sign our mandatory Client Information and Waiver Form before starting the trek 
Cancellation Policy

Cancellation policy

  • If cancelled before 15 days of start date – 85 % refund
  • If cancelled within 15 days to 11 days of check-in – 50% Refund
  • If cancelled within 10 days of check-in date – No Refund
  • No refund of costs / any compensation if activity on any day is aborted or cancelled due to extreme/unfavourable weather conditions, keeping in mind safety of the clients. Trip leader’s decision on this will be final and binding on clients

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Trail Overview

Valley of Flowers National Park

Lying  in the deep and higher rechers of the Pushpawati valley in Joshimath Garhwal Himalayas, Uttarakhand, India is this UNESCO World Heritage Site. A place which  is internationally renowned for its richly diverse alpine flora (including many species of medicinal plants), outstanding biodiversity and exquisite natural beauty.
Known in India as ‘Nandan Kanan’ since ancient times, Frank S. Smythe, a British mountaineer, reached this virgin landscape by chance, during his return from Kamet expedition. Awestruck by its pristine beauty and blooming meadows of alpine flowers, he named it as ‘Valley of Flowers’.

Duration : 6 Days
Trail Type : Fixed Departure
Location : Valley of Flowers National Park, Chamoli, Uttarakhand, India
Maximum number of people : 20
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