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Just as the name suggests, the place is heaven on earth. It may be difficult to believe, but the Valley of Flowers seems too surreal to believe. The Valley of Flowers is in full bloom in the months from June to October and appears as a carpet of myriad colours.
The Valley of Flowers is the second core zone of the Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve and has been now declared as a World Heritage Site. The entire landscape springs into full bloom right after the monsoon rains. The Valley of Flowers attracts a number of tourists, botanists, florists and trekkers all throughout the year.
The Valley of Flowers is open to the public only during the summers. It is an excellent place for trekking and can be reached on foot by trekking 17 km from the nearest town of Joshimath in Garhwal. You will have to trek about 14 km from Govindghat, which is situated near Rishikesh, to reach Ghangaria. Ghangaria is the last settlement on your way to the Valley of Flowers. You reach the gorge over the River Pushpavati where the valley starts. There are fixed timings for entry into the valley and camping is prohibited there. You will have to return to Ghangaria the same day.
The beautiful valley is situated at an elevation of 3650 m and is delightful to look at. The best time to visit the Valley of Flowers is mid-July to mid-August. The trek to the Valley of Flowers is very easy and can be undertaken by people who have limited or no experience of trekking.
The Valley of Flowers has a very pleasant climate during the day time with the temperatures hovering between 15 to 20 degrees. However, it gets pretty cold during the night time and you may want to dress in layers to protect yourself from the cold. The treks are always led by professional guide trekkers who have completed the basic and advance mountaineering course and are certified in first-aid.
The Zanskar Valley is the place to witness enchanting visuals of snow
capped peaks and alpine lakes. Located in the Ladakh district, there
are numerous places to see here. Visit the Zongkhul Monastery by
undertaking the exciting Padum-Kishtwar trekking route.
Visit Zangla, which is an ancient castle that also houses a chapel
and also feel amazed at the captivating beauty that you see from the
Penzella Pass. Take a village tour through a human settlement in this
divine land at Karsha. Get more breathtaking views from Panikhar and
also visit the Panikhar Fort.
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Traveller Tales from Kargil
11 May 2014
There is some magic in leh that drives many visitors. i loved to discover the ever flowing rivers and straight mountains.The elegant Tsarap River , Rupshu plateau and the Baralacha Pass was worth visit
14 April 2014
The panaromic views of leh catches our attention. We were not only the single group who had gone for the adventure, there were many other groups too. We had started our journey from manali but i realiz...
12 November 2014
While treking we discovered the hiden kingdom of Zanskar, wao i felt like i was in Tibet. The culture there is so similar to the country and has some magnificient views. Got the chance to encounter wit...
20 June 2014
we explored all beautiful places and the credit goes to our super guide. i strongly suggest you to explore all nearby places. and going in a group will be very exciting.
09 July 2014
Wao it was so much fun!!!Our tsarap chu trekking camp as a part of Ldakh tour was very memorable experience. The site has a rich heritage of flaura and fauna.
03 November 2014
The Zanskar River Expedition is a nice and a classy vacation to take. It was once in a lifetime kind of experience. The river expedition felt as if it was never ending. I loved it totally. It was quite...
05 April 2015
Dont wory the trip comes in your budget, just don't miss out any thing, its an awesome place to discover the nature's beauty. One of the best ever trek experience for Me.
28 May 2016
There was a connectivity problem when we were in camps especially at night but anyhow we managed everything. Talking about the trekking expedition it was absolutely great experience. I recommend you to...
02 February 2014
well Guys Its a wonderful Valley you gonna love this really!! As per the myth goes Lamayuru's valley was actually a lake where holy serpents called nagas lived, which got dried after soe decade. The tr...
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