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About the Activity:
Fixed departure dates: 02-07-2017, 09-07-2017, 16-07-2017, 06-08-2017, 13-08-2017, 20-08-2017

  • Check out this trekking trip to the magnificent Valley of Flowers, a paradise for nature lovers. This 6 day trek unwinds the unexplored beauty of this amazing place in detail.
  • Adventure lovers can have the best time with this trip as it is located at an altitude of 12700 feet and where you can find a rich flora and fauna.
  • The majestic Himalayas preserve such a relishing beauty in order to make those restless minds attain peace and happiness.

Short itinerary is as follows:
Day 1: Haridwar - Joshimath /Auli (245 kms/8-9 hrs)
Day 2: Joshimath/Auli - Govindghat (22 kms/1 hrs) - Ghangaria (17 kms/3-4 hrs)
Day 3: Ghangaria - Valley of Flowers and back to Ghangaria (5 kms one side/4-5 hrs)
Day 4: Ghanghria-Hemkund- Ghanghria
Day 5: Ghangaria - Govindghat – Joshimath
Day 6: Joshimath/Auli -Haridwar

How to reach:
By air: - Daily flights from Delhi to Dehradun (Jolly Grand Airport) which is around 50kms from Haridwar.
By train: - An excellent rail network connects Haridwar to other important cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Varanasi, Chennai, and Kolkata.
From Delhi -Ddn Nzm Ac Express (12205) Arrival At 4 Am Haridwar Jn
From Delhi- Mussoorie Express (14041) Arrival At 6am Haridwar Jn
From Mumbai- Dehradun Express (19019) Arrival At 3.20 Pm Haridwar Jn
From Chennai- Dehradun Express (12687) Arrival At 3.15 Am Haridwar Jn
By road: By road, Haridwar is well connected with major destinations of the country.Haridwar is located at 235 km from Delhi. While NH 58 connects Haridwar with the country's capital - Delhi, NH 72 connects it with Uttarakhand state's capital - Dehradun. There is also good road connectivity between Haridwar and Rishikesh (25 km).There is regular bus service from Delhi for Haridwar from Delhi’s ISBT Kashmere Gate.

Itinerary

  • Day 1 -

    Haridwar - Joshimath /Auli (245 kms/8-9 hrs)

    Early morning drive uphill to Joshimath via Devprayag.

    On the way visit Devprayag to witness the confluence of rivers Bhagirathi and Alaknanda, from where the holy river Ganges started.

    Upon arrival at Joshimath, check into the guest house/camps set up.

    Dinner will be served and retire early for the day so that you are energetic for the trek. 

  • Day 2 -

    Joshimath/Auli - Govindghat (22 kms/1 hrs) - Ghangaria (17 kms/3-4 hrs)

    After breakfast, drive to Govindghat and follow the trek trail which zigzags its way through an ascending valley of apricot forests and terraced fields.

    From Govindghat there is a gradual ascent along a well-maintained pilgrim trail to Ghangaria.

    Cross the Bhyundar valley along the Laxman ganga river bank.

    Upon arrival at Ghangaria, check into camps setup.

    Explore the surroundings in the evening.

    Dinner and overnight stay at the camps.

  • Day 3 -

    Ghangaria - Valley of Flowers and back to Ghangaria (5 kms one side/4- 5 hrs)

    Post breakfast, walk to the Valley of Flowers (3858 m) from Ghangaria.

    After about 3 kms, you will reach a little stream from where the valley commences.

    It is an enchanting sight with an impressive array of rare wildflowers like Geranium, Marsh marigold, Prinula, Potentilla, Geum, Asters, Lilium, Ranunculus, Corydalis, Inula, Braham kamal, Campanula, Pedicularis, Arisaema, Morina, Impatiens, Bistorta, Anaphalis, Saxifrages, Sibbaldia, Thermo- psis, Trollius, Codonopsis, Dactylorhiza, Cypripedium, Strawberry, Epilobium, Rhododendrons and numerous others.

    Most of the flowers have medicinal values too.

    The valley is 10 kms long, 2 kms wide, and is divided by the Pushpawati stream, into which several tiny streams and waterfalls merge.

    After enjoying the beauty of valley, trek back to Ghangaria.

    Stay overnight at camps.

  • Day 4 -

    Ghanghria-Hemkund- Ghanghria

    The next day, leave for Hemkund Sahib (4329 m) from Ghangaria.

    This is quite a steep climb.

    In the holy book, The Granth Sahib, the Sikh Guru Gobind Singh recounts that in a previous life, he meditated on the shores of a lake surrounded by seven snow-capped mountains now recognized as Hemkund.

    Today’s trek includes difficult terrain and the weather is almost susceptible to rainfall.

    In the afternoon, trek back to Ghangaria and stay overnight there.

  • Day 5 -

    Ghangaria - Govindghat – Joshimath

    After breakfast, trekdown to reach Govindghat and from here drive to Joshimath/Auli.

    Upon arrival at Joshimath, check into the hotel/camps.

    Rest of the day is free to explore the area.

    Enjoy dinner and overnight stay at the hotel/camp.

  • Day 6 -

    Joshimath/Auli -Haridwar

    Get a drive from Auli to Haridwar.

    On the way visit Rudraprayag where river Mandakini and Alaknanda meet.

    Arrive Rishikesh/Haridwar by evening and the trip gets concluded by then.

Stay

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  • Accommodation would be camping and you will be provided with sleeping bags, with roll on mattresses and the pantry/kitchen and toilet facilities. 

Meal

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  • All meals during the trek (veg and egg)

Other Inclusions

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  • Qualified and experienced trek leaders, guide, support staff
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  • First aid treatment/facilities
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  • Any of the permit charges, forest entry fee and camping charges
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  • Trekking equipment (tents, sleeping bags, ropes etc.)

Things To Carry

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  • Day Sack for a water bottle, camera, personal clothing
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  • Windcheater/waterproof jacket
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  • Fleece inner wear
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  • Sports/ hiking shoes
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  • Sun Screen lotion, small torch, sunglasses, cap, t-shirts, loose trousers
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  • Light Jacket (woolen)
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  • Personal medicines if required
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  • Rain Poncho or umbrella
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  • Sunglasses
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  • Backpack (Min 55 Liters) with Rain Cover
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  • Floaters or sandals
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  • Pairs of quick dry tees and track pants
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  • Two pair of socks
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  • One heavy jacket
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  • Light towel
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  • Lip balm
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  • Cold cream and sun screen (SPF 40+) recommended
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  • Water Bottle 1 Lt

Advisory

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  • It is advisable to keep a buffer day for unpredictable weather /road conditions in the mountains.
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  • All transport will be arranged from Haridwar to Joshimath to Govindghat and back with additional charges of 1200 each which will be paid to the transporter directly.
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  • Please do not litter and avoid bringing plastic bags for the trek.
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  • Please inform us in advance if you want porter for your personal baggage. Additional charges will be levied.
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  • Trekkers must exhibit kindness and sensitivity towards all animals that they stumble upon during the trek.
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  • During trek travel through the local villages and hamlets, respect towards the local cultural ethos must be adhered to.

Tour Type

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  • This is a group tour

Cancellation Policy

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  • If cancellations are made before 30 days prior to the start of the trek, either you can transfer the trek to any one else you know or get a refund of 90% of the booking amount.
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  • If cancellations are made between 30 and 15 days prior to the start of the trek, either you can choose any other trek or get a refund of 75% of the booking amount.
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  • If cancellations are made between 15 and 10 days prior to the start of the trek, get a refund of 50% of the booking amount.
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  • If cancellations are made in less than 10 days prior to the start of the trek, 100% of the booking amount will be charged as cancellation fee.

Refund Policy

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  • The applicable refund amount will be processed within 10 business days

Confirmation Policy

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  • The customer receives a confirmation voucher via email within 12 hours of successful booking
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  • In case the preferred slots are unavailable, an alternate schedule of the customer’s preference will be arranged and a new confirmation voucher will be sent via email.
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  • Alternatively, the customer may choose to cancel their booking and a full refund will be processed.

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