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Overview

About the Destinations:

The Hemkund trek with Valley of Flowers is truly a call for the adventure fanatics! Nestled in the lap of the Garhwal Himalayas, this scenic valley is known for its celestial beauty. One of the most colourful gifts of the Mother Nature, it is the home to some of the rare, exotic and wild Himalayan of flowers.

Declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it falls in the Nanda Devi Biosphere region. On an expedition to this magnificent valley, one can also spot some of the endangered wildlife species like Asiatic Black Bear, Brown Bear, Snow Leopard, Blue Sheep and several others.

Duration of the Tour: 5N/6D

Meal Types: Vegetarian with Eggs

Activities: Trekking, Camping

Total Trekking Distance: 38km

Highest Altitude: 12,000-14,400ft

Temperature Range: Day: 10 to 15 Degrees, 20 to 23 Degrees || Night: 6 to 14 Degrees

Difficulty Level: Moderate

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Drive from Haridwar to Joshimath (1,874m) (235km)

    Devprayag, Rudraprayag, Karnprayag, Nandprayag, Valley of Flowers Documentary

    Waking up early in the morning relish a delicious breakfast and embark on an enthralling drive to Joshimath or the winter abode of Lord Badrinath. On your way, you will be visiting Devprayag, Rudraprayag, Karnprayag and Nandprayag. Arriving Joshimath by evening, check-in into a hotel and retire for the day after enjoying a documentary film on the Valley of Flowers.

  • Day 2 - Drive from Joshimath to Govindghat (22km), Trek from Govindghat to Ghangria

    13km Trek, Riverside Trekking, Waterfalls

    Following today's breakfast and a short drive to Govindghat (1,828m); a popular pilgrimage for the Hindu devotees, begin with your trekking quest to the enchanting Valley of Flowers. From Govindghat, start ascending towards Ghangria; also known as Govind Dham, and follow the river trails that are adorned with scenic waterfalls and lush greeneries. Arriving at the Ghangria campsite, retire for the day with an overnight stay.

  • Day 3 - Trek from Ghangria – Valley of Flowers – Ghangria

    5km Trek (Each Way), Valley of Flowers

    Waking up in the morning, pump up yourself as today you will be trekking to the Valley of Flowers! Following breakfast in the Ghangria campsite, embark on a 5km delightful trek to the Valley of Flowers. Arriving at the valley, gaze through its enchanting beauty and romance the various colours of the nature; an opportunity to be a shutterbug for the day! Spend amazing moments discovering the bright and appealing flowers in the valley before you start descending down to the Ghangria campsite for an overnight stay.

  • Day 4 - Trek from Ghangria – Hemkund Saheb – Ghangria

    6km Hemkund Trek (Each Way), Hemkund Sahib Gurudwara & Lake, Hathi Parvat, Saptarshi Peak

    An early morning trek will take you to the pious Hemkund Sahib (4,329m), one of the sacred places for the Sikhs and the highest Gurudwara in the world. Arrive at the religious spot and gasp in the alluring beauty of the Hemkund Sahib Lake that remains frozen during the winters. Enjoy the reflections of the surrounding glaciers on the azure water of the lake that is fed by the Hathi Parvat and Saptarshi glaciers. Come evening, start trekking back to Ghangria campsite for an overnight stay.

  • Day 5 - Trek from Ghangria to Govindghat, Drive from Govindghat to Joshimath (via Badrinath)

    14km Trek, Badrinath,Trek Ends Here

    Today's trek will be the last leg of this amazing trek. Starting from the Ghangria camp, this part of the trek will take you back to Govindghat. Following your arrival here, take a drive through the scenic routes of Badrinath and finally arrive in Joshimath; overnight stay will be in a hotel.

  • Day 6 - Drive from Joshimath to Haridwar (235km)

     Valley of Flowers with Hemkund Trekking Tour Ends Here

    After a delicious morning meal, you will be driven back to Haridwar, and with your arrival in the holy city, this magnificent Hemkund trek with valley of flowers will come to an end.

Other Inclusions

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  • All accommodations within the trek
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  • All meals as mentioned in the meal details
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  • All necessary and required permits
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  • First-aid kit and oxygen cylinder during the trek
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  • Experienced trek guides, leaders and supporting staff

Things To Carry

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  • Comfortable clothes like shirts, t-shirts, trousers, track pants
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  • Woollen clothes like sweaters, jackets, full-sleeves, thermal inner wear and other similar
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  • Waterproof and windproof jackets, raincoats or poncho
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  • Woollen cap, scarf, mittens, woollen socks (additional pair is suggested)
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  • Good quality trekking/hiking shoes
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  • Flashlights with extra pair of power cells and bulb
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  • Caps or hats, sunglasses and camera (if required)
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  • Sunscreen lotion or any other skin moisturisers
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  • Personal toiletries and basic medications (if any)
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  • A diary and a pen; books in case you love reading
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  • Insect repellent and an emergency first-aid kit

Advisory

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  • Climatic conditions in the high altitudes vary from the plains; take adequate time to get acclimatized to high altitudes.
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  • Pay heed to the tour leaders or instructors in order to enjoy a safe and sound experience.
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  • Do not consume alcohol or any other intoxicants during the tour.
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  • Avoid roaming during the nights.
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  • Carry basic medications and a first-aid kit during the tour.
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  • The tour takes place through eco-friendly zone; do not encourage littering the local sites or campsites.
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  • While visiting the religious sites, maintain proper dress-code and do not hurt the local sentiments of the places.

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