Valley of Flower - 5 Days

With a shocking background of the strong Himalayan reaches, the Valley of Flowers National Park presents an ethereal view and a remarkable encounter for guests.

Valley of Flowers “Foolon ki Ghati” is one of those delightful journeying undertakings that can be appreciated during the storm season. It is faultlessly settled in the West Himalayan district of Uttarakhand and lies at a grand level of 3600 m above ocean level. With an amazing chance to detect the exceptionally uncommon blue Primula, the Valley Of Flowers journey is one of the most mind-blowing known journey on the planet.

Overview

Valley of Flowers “Foolon ki Ghati” is one of those delightful journeying undertakings that can be appreciated during the storm season. It is faultlessly settled in the West Himalayan district of Uttarakhand and lies at a grand level of 3600 m above ocean level. With an amazing chance to detect the exceptionally uncommon blue Primula, the Valley Of Flowers journey is one of the most mind-blowing known journey on the planet.

The Valley of Flowers is likewise accepted to be the spot from where Hanuman carried the supernatural spice to revive Lakshman in the Hindu awe-inspiring Ramayan. Similarly as you set your foot into the valley, the inebriating blend of scents radiated from the blossoms causes you to feel in a heaven. The secret lake at the level of 14,400 ft, makes a secret coop for various types of wildflowers like the saxifrages, sedums, lilies, poppy, calendulas, daisies, geranium, zinnia, and petunia.

DAY 1 : Haridwar Railway Station to Joshimath

  • Date : 26 May, 2022
  • Duration: 10-11 hours

DAY 2 : Joshimath to Govindghat (18km/1hrs)

  • Date : 27 May, 2022
  • Trek Distance: 18 km
  • Trek Duration: 1 hours

DAY 3 : Ghangaria to Valley of flowers

  • Date : 28 May, 2022
  • Trek Distance: 6  – 7 km

DAY 4 : Ghangaria to Hemkund Sahib (12km /7hrs)

  • Date : 29 May, 2022
  • Trek Distance: 12 km
  • Trek Duration: 7 hours

 DAY 5 : Joshimath to Haridwar via Rishikesh 

  • Date : 30 May, 2022
  • Trek Distance: 258 km
  • Trek Duration: 9 hours

Itinerary

Day 1
Haridwar Railway Station to Joshimath


The drive to Joshimath is 10/11 hours long, along the sacred rivers – Alaknanda, Mandakini and Ganga. Devprayag is en route at the confluence of river Bhagirathi and Alaknanda.

Day 2
Joshimath to Govindghat (18km/1hrs)


Post breakfast, the drive will be towards Govindghat. Begin journeying from Govindghat on a perfect path which is generally in an excellent condition since it is cleared by the workers’ consistently.

Day 3
Ghangaria to Valley of flowers


The transcending mountains should be visible neglecting the valley making the sight enchanting. Dive deep and get hypnotized by the scented blossoms, the valley extends from 6-7 km until an ice sheet comes into focus.

Day 4
Ghangaria to Hemkund Sahib (12km /7hrs)


Leave Ghangaria ahead of schedule before 6:00 am. The Gurudwara begins at 5:00 am and individuals discuss chorale outside Gurudwara door. So prepare with a rain coat and go to Hemkund Sahib.

Day 5
Joshimath to Haridwar via Rishikesh (258km/9hrs)


Today last breakfast with Himalayan Hikers After breakfast leave mid 07. Am, have your lunch in transit and you can arrive at Haridwar evening 5 to 6 Pm.

Includes /Excludes

Includes

  • -Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara category in 3 star in double occupancy
  • – Welcome and farewell dinner
  • – Bus transport as per mention in the itinerary
  • – Trekking conservation permit
  • – Trekking Register Certificate
  • – Equipped and insured trekking porter (one porter in between 2 person)
  • – Experienced and first aid trained license holder trekking guide

Excludes

  • – Personal insurance
  • – Personal use trekking equipment
  • – Tipping to guide and porter
  • – Domestic airport tax (RS 170 = USD 3)
  • – Donation to the local people
How long is the Valley of Flowers trek?

The Valley of Flowers Trek is a four day long journey which begins at the base camp Govindghat. You have to trek for 14 KM from Govindghat until Ghangaria which would be a 8-10 hour trekking time.

Which is the nearest ATM to the Valley of Flowers Trek?

There are ATMs in Joshimath you can use but are mostly non-functional during peak season. Carry your cash from Dehradun or Rishikesh or Haridwar.

How many trekkers are in a single group?

On the Valley of Flowers trek, we usually take around 20- 23 trekkers in total.

Is there any ATM close to the Valley of Flower trek and Do I get a network on the Valley of Flower trek?

No, there is no ATM facility available in Valley of Flowers. So tourist can withdraw the cash from the previous location like Govindghat and Joshimath.

There is no network in the Valley of Flowers trail, you will only find mobile connectivity only until Govindghat base camp. Network connectivity and internet can be found in Auli. There is no connectivity in Ghangariya, Valley of Flowers, or even Hemkund Sahib.

Available Dates

    • 6 Jun- 10 Jun 2022(Open)

    • 20 Jun- 25 Jun 2022(Open)

    • 09 July -13 July 2022(Open)

    • 28 July- 01 Aug 2022(Open)

    • 30 Aug – 04 Sept 2022(Open)

Dehradun is easily accessible from Delhi by bus, train or air. We discuss the details below:
By air

  • Jolly Grant Airport is the nearest airport to Dehradun by plane, which is about 25 km from the city. You can find regular flights from Delhi to Dehradun.
  • However, if you are planning to reach Dehradun by flight then it is better to come one day in advance.

By Train

In case, you want to reach Dehradun from Delhi by train then two express trains are quite convenient. With the train, it is an overnight journey. The two trains are mentioned below:

  • Nandadevi Express – Train no: 12205 (Departure 11:50pm; Arrival – 5:40am)
  • Dehradun Express – Train no: 12687 (Departure – 9:10pm; Arrival – 5:00am)

By Bus

From Delhi, you can find a regular bus service for Dehradun. ISBT Kashmere Gate is the main bus station in Delhi from where you will find both ac and non-ac buses for Dehradun.

However, it is always better to take government buses from Kashmere Gate ISBT. The bus will drop you at Dehradun ISBT and then we will send our staff who will pick you up from Dehradun Railway Station, so you need to reach there.

  • At 06:00 am, Tata Sumo or any other vehicle like this will only pick you from Dehradun Railway Station.
  • By 04:00 pm, you will be reaching Sankri.
  • In the trek cost, food from Dehradun to Sankri is included

Valley of Flower Trek is an high altitude trek. The trekking gear you have to have for this particular trek differs from normal treks. Thus read this whole segment.

Trek Essentials: You can’t do the trek without these.

1. Trekking Shoes

Phulara Ridge needs sturdy trekking shoes that can withstand snow and have good grip.

Rental: We have the decathlons proper Quechua trekking shoes for rent Rent trekking shoes Here.

2. Backpack

A backpack 50-60 litres is required for a trek such as Phulara Ridge. Your backpack should have good hip support, shoulder support, and pockets should be accessiable quickly .

3. Clothing

Layering is the best way to protect yourself in the mountains. Layers provide maximum protection against all the elements. Layers are also great for protecting against the elements, especially when it changes rapidly in the mountains.

Base Layer: 3 – T-shirts

Carry 2 T-shirt, and wear 1. Wear full-sleeve, dry-fit T-shirts, preferably with collars. These will protect your neck and arms from sunburn. UV radiations can quickly burn you, especially in the high altitudes of the trek.

Dry-fit T-shirts dry quickly, dry quickly, and are quick drying in the event of rain. Collared T-shirts work better than those with rounded necks.

Cotton or Synthetic?We Indians love cotton. It makes sense to wear cotton down in the plains, where the heat can reach 40 degrees Celsius. It takes a while to dry once it is wet. Synthetic is the best choice for mountains where temperatures are cooler. They are quick to wick sweat and dry quickly. They can smell fast so make sure to have a roll-on deodorant.

Expert Tip: If you’re more prone to colds, you can carry a pair of thermal inners. From the past experiences of ours, using 2 T shirts over other helps to prevent from cold.

From Where To Buy:Buy from Decathlon.

5. Insulation Layers in Winter.

The Phulara Ridge Trek can be done in winter. You will need at minimum 5 layers of warm clothing if you are going between December and March.

You will require1 – inner thermals, 2 – light fleece, 1 – light sweater, and 1 padded jacket. Don’t buy your grandma’s sweaters. They can be very heavy. You want fleece jackets and sweaters that fold easily.

A padded jacket is the best choice for your outer layer. Water resistant materials are not necessary. You do need an outer jacket with a padded lining that keeps out the cold and wind. Make sure your padded jacket includes a hood.

6. Two – Trek Pants

This trek requires at least one pair of trekking pants and a maximum of two. One pair of pants should be worn and one additional for when it rains/snows. Trek pants with zip-off thighs at the thighs make them ideal for trekking. You should also choose quick-drying pants over cotton. Even in colder climates, they dry quickly.

TRack pants or trekking pants?Track pants can be used as a backup or double as thermal bottoms. Track pants aren’t trek pants so they shouldn’t be your main outerwear. They should be used as an emergency backup.

Compulsory Accessories, without these you will not be equipped to perform the trek or not able to do Trek

These accessories are necessary to carry. These accessories are mandatory for anyone who travels to Phulara Ridge. Trekkers tend to delay borrowing or purchasing accessories. We recommend the opposite. These accessories should be gathered first.

1. Sunglasses.

Sunglasses are required to prevent snowblindness. Expect to be walking on snowy stretches during a winter trek such as Phulara Ridge. Snow blindness can be caused by a small amount of direct sunlight (around a half-hour’s exposure). Because fallen snow acts like thousands upon thousands of mirrors, reflecting direct UV rays. You will need sunglasses that provide UV protection.

If the trekking day is sunny and bright (on meadows, open sections), you should wear sunglasses. You must not remove your sunglasses from a snowy section until it is fully crossed.

In case you use spectacles: You can buy oversized sunglasses for your glasses, which you can wear over your regular glasses (buy at Decathlon). Photochromic lenses are also available if you find this cumbersome.

Contact lens users: Contact lenses can be worn on the trek if you have them. The lens solution won’t freeze. It will not be a problem to change your lens inside your tent. You will only need enough cleaning solution to clean your fingers. Your contact lenses can be covered with sunglasses.

2. Suncap.

Suncaps are mandatory. A sun cap is mandatory for trekking. It can cause headaches, sunstrokes, rapid dehydration, and a drop in performance.

Important Information: The Golden rule of the mountains is to always cover your head. A sun cap is a protective layer that protects you from the sun’s harsh rays during the day. It also works well with naked UV rays. Sun caps keep your body’s temperature in check. The reverse is true in the morning/evening. Your head quickly loses body heat. The woolen cap stops heat from escaping your head.

3.Hand Gloves.

You will be handling snow quite a lot on a trek like Phulara Ridge. To grip things or hold onto snow, gloves are essential. The gloves should also keep you warm. You should get synthetic gloves with waterproofing on the exterior and a padded interior. Wear a tight-fitting fleece glove in your synthetic hand glove if you have difficulty obtaining the combination (not likely). This trek requires hand gloves.

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4. Woollen Cap or Balaclava.

These should cover your head. You lose the most heat in the cold mountains from your head and not your hands, feet, or other parts of your body. Protecting your head is important, especially in the evenings when the sun sets. Your woollen cap should be worn at all times, including early mornings and late evenings.

A woollen cap that covers your ears can protect your sensitive ears. Balaclavas are a modernized version of the woolen cap. The balaclava covers your ears, neck, and other parts of your face. A woolen cap that covers only your head will not be sufficient, such as a woolen cap, will require a neck warmer or scarf.

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5. Socks (3 sets).

You should also have three to four pairs each of socks for sports. You get warmth and cushioning from sports socks. The mantra here is to wear synthetic socks, or at the very least a synthetic blend. Cotton socks absorb sweat and water. These socks are difficult to dry.

Woollen socks are warm and cozy in the winter. Two sports socks are sufficient if you can’t get woolen socks.

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6. Head Torch / Head Lamp

Many trekkers don’t know if they should get a torch or a headlamp. A headlamp is essential because it allows you to use your hands for other activities. You’ll need to use your hands for the Phulara Ridge Trek, including washing dishes, setting up tents, and holding your trekking poles.

7. Trekking Pole / Trekking Stick

You can balance and stability with trekking poles. You can reduce your energy use by up to 40%. There are steep ascents, and descents on the Phulara Ridge Trek. A pair of trekking sticks can make the difference between a pleasant and strenuous trek. India uses a single trekking stick. Two trekking poles will give you more stability and balance. You can also walk faster with them.

8. Rainwear.

Weather can quickly change on a trek. In a matter of seconds, a bright sunny day can quickly turn into a torrential downpour. To combat this, you will need a poncho and a rain jacket. A poncho, a large rain cover that covers your arms and heads, is what you need. Because it covers you and part of your backpack, it is very effective. It is very light and weighs almost nothing.

9. Rain cover for your Backpack .

Backpacks can save your life. Your backpack will hold all of your dry clothes and warm gear. Your backpack should be kept dry at all times. Most backpacks have rain-covers built in. If your backpack does not come with a rain-cover, you can either buy one or make a large sheet of plastic to fit the dimensions of your backpack. The plastic sheet can be wrapped around the backpack and held in place by a string or elastic.

10. Daypack (20-30 ltrs, optional).
Some trekkers choose to load their bags onto a mule or potores while on the Phulara Ridge Trek. Although we don’t encourage it, if you do choose to offload, then a daypack is required. You will need to carry water bottles, rainwear and emergency medicines. The campsites are the only place you can find your main backpack, which contains most of your equipment.

One day backpack is a small version of backpack which is generally of 20 – 30 ltr capability.

We give just Indian veggie lover food and fundamentally your dinner will contain Indian bread, vegetable, lentils and Rice alongside delightful treat. During your trip, we will serve three suppers daily including breakfast, lunch, and supper.

At night, you will likewise be served tea and tidbits and lip-smacking soup before supper. In the event that it will be a drawn out day of traveling, you will be given a pressed bite.

In the wake of doing a great deal of exploration on the wholesome prerequisites for the travelers, we set up the menu. Prior to assembling every one of the suppers, we likewise consider height acquired and climate.

The supper served by us while journey is impeccably offset with the perfect proportions of calories, sugars, nutrients, protein, fiber, and minerals. You really want to realize that every one of our cooks have extraordinary ability in cooking and have gone through exhaustive preparation. Thus, prepare to appreciate luscious and lip-smacking dishes during your trip.

You will be presented with lemon tea in the tent to begin your day with a revived inclination. Prior to leaving the camping area for traveling, you will be given a hot finger-licking breakfast like upma, egg bhurji, Maggie, omelet alongside tea or espresso.

On the off chance that, your trip will be longer one then we additionally offer a few new neighborhood natural products, for example, apples and, surprisingly, solid beverages like Frootie or Maaza. In the early evening, you will be served straightforward and solid lunch, while at around 04:00 pm, you will be given tea and a light night breakfast.

After you arrive at your campground around evening time, you will be served a warm and wonderful supper. Subsequent to understanding this, you probably got the possibility that with us, you don’t have to stress over food. In this manner, we will give you remarkable encounters.

Valley of Flower Trek Trip Highlights

  • Very true to its name, the trek to Valley of Flowers floors you with infinite flowers in full bloom and can actually be renamed as a floral fairytale romance!
  • Attain peace of mind at Hemkund Sahib, a Sikh Gurudwara nestled beside a high-altitude dazzling lake largely known as Hemkund, whose literal meaning is “Lake of Snow”.
  • Privileged as a UNESCO World Heritage site, the floral fragrance from the carpeting flowers entices you throughout the trek
  • Witness the heavenly land where the fairies flutter joyfully in the absence of humans, according to the locals.

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Valley of Flower
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  • Book Your Trek Just Only ₹ 2,000/INR. (Remain Amount After Arrival)
  • Booking on call available

Include

  • Transport
  • Forest Permit and entrance fee
  • Accommodation in Hotel Sankri
  • Accommodation in tents on twin share basis
  •  All meals: breakfast, packed lunch, tea, coffee, snacks, soup and dinner
  • (All camping gears)
  • High quality tents
  • Sleeping bags
  • Mattress
  • Liner
  • Pillow
  • Separate Toilet tents – Ladies and Gents
  • Dining Tent
  • Dining Table
  • Porters
  • Helper
  • Mules
  • Kitchen team
  •  Radio Walkie-Talkie for Communication
  • Good Experience Trek Leader guide and Technical guide
  • Medical Kit
  • Oxygen Cylinders
  • Crampons and Gaiters

Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5
October 9, 2022

Best team..

Shankar
Rated 5 out of 5
August 7, 2022

Well provide all facilities

Suraj
Rated 5 out of 5
July 29, 2022

My experience was amazing with Himalayan warrior team, thankyou team Himalayan warrior.it was an amazing journey for us . When I looked for treks that are good for trekking novices as well treks that are perfect for winters .

Vivek
Rated 5 out of 5
July 3, 2022

I’m a regular trekker and I ensure that I go for a winter trek every year. I had an opportunity to trek with the Himalayan Warriors in Jan 2022. And trust me it was one of the best experiences as a trekker.
The trek was very well organised and the entire crew (drivers, accommodation, cooks, guides) all were very courteous and accommodative. The food served on the trek was very healthy and tasty. It snowed during the trek which made it even more adventurous. The guide took care of every person in the group and ensured we reached the summit at the right time to see the mesmerizing sunrise.
I highly recommend this trek with Himalayan Warrior.

Pankaj Prasad
Rated 5 out of 5
June 26, 2022

great

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