The valley of flowers spread across the Himalayan region in Uttarakhand and also called the National Park. The park, spread over an area of 87.50 km, was declared a National Park in the year 1982. If you love flowers, then this place is perfect for you. Along with the tourists coming here, there will also be an opportunity to visit the 'Hemkund Sahib' religious place of Sikhs. Hemkund Sahib is religious place. You can also enjoy trekking in the beautiful valley flower.
The trekking of Valley Flower starts from Govindghat which is the small place on Haridwar-Badrinath Road. Every trekkers and tourists can reach Govindghat after a long drive. Here you can also trek Hemkund Sahib with the valley of flowers. The Hemkund Sahib Trek route leaves the check post of the flowering valley and goes straight ahead. Hemkund Sahib Road is one standing and 6 kilometers of difficult journey from Gangariya which is located in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand. The Valley of Flowers is a World Heritage Site declared by the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
As we all know, Uttarakhand is a sacred place filled with natural beauty in the Himalayan area of Uttarakhand, there is a beautiful valley called 'Valley of Flowers', which is full of flowers in every season of the year. It’s never ending natural beauty attracts the nature lovers and trekkers to themselves that's why every year, people come here for trekking and watch the beauty of Flowers. The 'Valley of Flower' one of the most favorite’s choice of tourists for trekking. This place is known for the beauty of alpine trees and flowers; the 'Valley of Flowers' area is home to rare and endangered animals, including the Asiatic black bear, snow leopard, brown bear and blue sheep.
On some distance from Joshimath, there is Govind Ghat, from where the path starts of going to the 'valley of flowers' and 'Hemkund sahib'. In that manner, the trekkers can make a fresh start their journey from Haridwar or Rishikesh to travel along the Alaknanda River across the Badrinath highway to reach Valley Of Flowers. Further at a distance of 12 kms the way will take you to Hemkund Sahib, up to Gangaria. Ahead of Gangaria, the Uttarakhand trekking route to the valley will take a detour towards the left. From Gangaria, at the distance of 5 kms, the trekkers can reach to the Valley of Flowers. The valley of Flowers is an enchanting sight with an impressive array of rare wildflowers, In which different types of flowers are bloomed, such as Braham kamal, Geranium, Marsh marigold, Prinula, Potentilla, Geum, Asters, Lilium, Ranunculus, Corydalis, Inula, Campanula, Pedicularis, Morina, Impatiens, Bistorta, Arisaema, Ligularia, Anaphalis, Thermo- psis, Saxifrages, Sibbaldia, Trollius, Codonopsis, Dactylorhiza, Cypripedium, Strawberry, Epilobium, Rhododendrons etc. Valley of Flowers is 10 kms long, 2 kms wide, and is divided by the Pushpawati stream, into which several tiny streams and waterfalls. After enjoying the beauty of valley, trek back to Ghangaria. From here you can move towards your destination.
Start your drive to Govindghat. This is a long but interesting drive. You will for most part of the journey drive along the Ganga & Alaknanda rivers. En route you will be crossing the holy towns of Rishikesh, Dev Prayag & Rudra Prayag. Reach Govindghat in the evening and relax.Overnight stay and dinner in Govindghat.
Morning after breakfast we start the trek by crossing the river Alaknanda over a bridge at Govindghat and from there walking towards the Bhyundar valley through forest area and a few villages. There are numerous waterfalls and absolutely lush green landscape all around. The gradient of the trail is moderate. The 14 kms trek to reach Ghangria takes about 4-5 hrs, one can also hire . Overnight in the hotel Ghangharia.
It's a delightful and short ascent to the valley. Gradient is moderate and the landscape extremely soothing to the eye. It will take about a couple of hours to reach the valley. The beauty of this world renowned valley totally lives up to its reputation. There are unending meadows laden with varieties of alpine flowers, network of streams and big mountains all around. At the entrance of the Valley stands the snow-clad peak of Ratban Parvat, towards the left is Nar Parvat, which separates the Badrinath valley from this valley, and to the right is dense Birch forest on the hillsides. We will spend 3-4 hrs exploring different corners & vantage points of the valley and towards late afternoon head back to the hotel at Ghangria.
Today we trek back to Govindghat and from there you can drive Back to your home town.Tour ends with lifelong memories.