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About the Destination:
Uttarakhand, previously known ‘Uttaranchal’, the home to scenic meadows, towering peaks, alluring rivers and several sacred pilgrimages. Tucked away in this beautiful Indian state is the captivating Valley of Flowers.
Located around 3,352-3,658m above the sea level, this picturesque valley is home to several rare and exotic species of flowers. With the complete intervention of the Mother Nature, this valley in the Pushpawati vicinity blooms blissful during the flowering season and turns into a true delight for the visitors. It was declared as a National Park in 1982 and is also one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India.
About the Departure with Details:
The Valley of Flowers Hemkund Sahib trek will takes you through some exciting and challenging trails in Uttarakhand. A visit to the Valley of Flowers is a must because in summer when the flowers bloom with their full glory! While the roads leading to it are not in the best of shape, the journey is well worth it. This apart, the other locations are quite spectacular too. You will truly feel like you are in paradise.
Meal Types: No meals provided during the duration of Valley of Flowers and Hemkund trek
Activities: Trekking, Camping
Duration: 8N/9D (excluding Delhi)
Difficulty Level: Easy to Medium
Trekking Distance: 49km
Arrival in Rishikesh
Report at New Delhi railway station at around 1145AM. From here, embark on a transfer to Rishikesh through the holy city of Haridwar. Arriving in Rishikesh, check-in into a local hotel for an overnight stay.
visit Deoprayag, Rudraprayag, Karnprayag
In the morning, you will be driven to Joshimath. En route, you can visit Deoprayag, Rudraprayag and Karnprayag. On arrival in Joshimath, check-in into a hotel and retire for the day.
10km/5 Hours Trek,
Following a 22km drive to Govindghat, today you will be starting with your trekking expedition to Ghangaria. Enjoy trekking through the pine groves, winding trails and finally reach Ghangaria after 5 hours; overnight stay will be in a tourist lodge.
7km/4 Hours Trek (each side), Keylong or Jispa
Today will be most fascinating day of this trek as you will be experiencing Valley of Flowers trek! After having breakfast in the Ghangaria camp, start hiking towards this pictorial valley and discover the rare and exotic species of flowers within it. After spending some pleasant and delightful moment amidst the flowers, trek back to the Ghangaria; overnight stay in camp.
12 km/6 Hours Trek (each side), Hemkhund Sahib, Brahma Kamal
Begin the day with an early morning trek from Ghangaria to Hemkund Sahib. You can also catch the glimpses of the Brahma Kamal and other exotic species of flowers on the Hemkund Sahib trek along with rare and endangered birds. Returning to Ghangaria, retire in the camps.
13km Trek, Lakes, Temples, Origin of Saraswati River
Post breakfast in the campsite, embark on a back trek to Govind Ghat, from where you will be driven to Badrinath. Along the way, you will get a chance to visit lakes and temples as well as the origin of the Saraswati River; overnight stay at a hotel in Badrinath.
This day will be treated as a day of rest or buffer day. Since the tour is conducted during the monsoons, one might encounter landslides which can disrupt the trek; the day can be spent in personal pursuits.
Local Sightseeing, Shopping
Get an early morning start to the day and take a drive to Dehradoon. Arriving in the town, enjoy some free time and get indulged in local sightseeing or shopping followed by overnight stay.
Hemkund Sahib Trekking Tour Ends Here
Take an early morning train (0500AM) to Delhi and reach the capital by around 1145AM. Arriving in Delhi, continue with your onward journey to home.
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