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.
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’.
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