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About the Destination: 

  • A chanced discovery on a lost path made by British traveller Frank Smith in 1931 resulted in the world welcoming the enchanting Valley Of Flowers. His book by the same name created a stir among nature lovers, making the Valley Of Flowers Trekking one of the most sought after since then.
  • Perched gracefully under the watchful eyes of the towering Himalayan peaks protecting the tranquil environs, the valley is situated at an altitude of 3,858m. 
  • With millions of species of wild flowers such as saxifrags, sediams, lilies, poppy, calendular, daisies, geranium, zinnia and petunia, the valley also holds many streams that add on to the natural beauty. The rich bio diversity is also home for several species of butterflies and insects too.

Altitude: 12,763ft


  • Day 1 - Haridwar - Govindghat via Joshimath and Devaprayag (Drive 260km/ 10hrs)

    Uphill Drive, Joshimath, Devaprayag

    Around 6am, assemble at Haridwar Railway Station. Begin a long distance, uphill drive from Haridwar to Govindghat. Along the way, pass Devaprayag to witness the holy confluence of Bhagirathi and Alaknanda Rivers to form the River Ganges. Arrive at Joshimath, a midpoint for other religious pilgrimage locations. You could stay over here or proceed to Govindghat in lieu of time for the halt.

  • Day 2 - Trek from Govindghat to Ghangaria (Trek 14km/ 4hrs)

    Mountain Trekking

    Today begins Valley Of Flowers Trekking in Uttaranchal with a short 14km gradual ascent trek from Govindghat to Ghangaria. Arrive at Ghangaria. Hotel check-in or camp out. Explore the surrounding. Have dinner and call-it-a-day.

  • Day 3 - Trek from Ghangaria to Valley Of Flowers and back (Trek 5km, one-way/ 5hrs)

    Blossoms, Flora

    This day marks the very reason for your entire high altitude Valley Of Flowers trek. Start your day with a wholesome breakfast. Scale a height of 3,858m to arrive at the Valley Of Flowers. This sight is a feast to the eyes and treat for the soul.

    Admire one of nature’s finest creations as you are left speechless witnessing an array of thousands of flowers in full bloom. The myriad palette with a multitude of colour shades rests against the watchful eyes of the mighty Himalayas. Creating an alluring canvas, the valley has several streams casually meandering through it. The wild flora creates a rich eco-system for many species of birds, butterflies, and insects too. Several soulful moments later begin your return trek to Ghangaria. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel/ camp.

  • Day 4 - Trek from Ghangaria to Hemkund Sahib (4,329m)

    Trekking, Holy spot of the Sikhs, Seven Snow-capped Mountains

    Today after breakfast, you’ll follow a steep trail to Hemkund Sahib to visit the religious site where Guru Gobind Singh is said to have meditated in a previous life. Surrounded by seven snow-capped mountains this place is no doubt soothing and calming. Spend time here. And after lunch, start a late afternoon trek back to Ghangaria. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel/ camp.

  • Day 5 - Trek from Ghangaria to Govindghat and drive to Joshimath


    After breakfast, take the same trek route from Ghangaria to Govindghat. From Govindghat, drive to Joshimath. If you desire, you can tour Auli in the evening. Overnight stay at Joshimath.

  • Day 6 - End of  Valley Of Flowers Trekking journey. Drive from Joshimath to Haridwar

    Trip ends here

    Leave Joshimath early for your return journey home from Haridwar. Take back a mosaic of unbelievable memories with you. 


  • Hotel/Camp on triple sharing basis


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  • Trekking
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  • Camping

Other Inclusions

  • Accommodation (5 nights on triple sharing basis)
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  • Veg meals while on trek
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  • Trekking equipment
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  • Necessary permits
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  • First aid medical kits
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  • Qualified and experienced trek leader, guide, and support staff

Things To Carry

  • Warm shirt/ light micro fleece pullover/ full sleeve T shirt
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  • Water resistant trekking pants
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  • Windproof/ water resistant jacket, down jacket with min 600 fill power rating
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  • Thick Fleece/ Full-sleeve woollen sweater
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  • Thermal inner wear
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  • Woollen cap, Inner fleece gloves, outer water proof gloves
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  • Thick woollen socks and regular socks
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  • Scarf/ muffler (optional)
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  • Comfortable waterproof Trekking/ Hiking shoes with a thick sole, Camp shoes
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  • Gaiters
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  • Raincoat/ Poncho
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  • Small light weight towel
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  • Insulated water bottle and hydration pack (optional)
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  • Cap/ floppy, Sun glasses
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  • Sturdy walking stick/ Trekking pole
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  • Sunscreen Lotion, Lip Balm
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  • Torch/ Flashlight (with extra batteries)
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  • Personal medication
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  • Personal toiletries


  • 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 trek leader or instructor in order to enjoy a safe and sound trekking experience.
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  • Do not consume alcohol or any other intoxicants during the trek.
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  • Avoid trekking during the nights.
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  • Before undertaking the trek, consult a physician.
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  • Carry basic medications and a first-aid kit during the trek.
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  • The trek takes place through eco-friendly zone; do not encourage littering the local sites or campsites.

Cancellation Policy

  • If cancellations are made 30 days before the start date of the trip, 25% of booking value will be charged as cancellation fees.
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  • If cancellations are made 15-30 days before the start date of the trip, 50% of booking value will be charged as cancellation fees.
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  • If cancellations are made within 0-15 days before the start date of the trip, 100% of booking value will be charged as cancellation fees.
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  • In case of unforeseen weather conditions or government restrictions, certain activities may be cancelled and in such cases the operator will try his best to provide an alternate feasible activity. However no refund will be provided for the same.

Refund Policy

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

Confirmation Policy

  • The customer receives a confirmation voucher via email within 24 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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    People Shared their Stories
    Story by Ramaa Malik

     Rated : 4.0

    I visit this site in 2015 middle with my friend Vally of flower and Hemkund Sahib both are good destination for a traveler

    Story by Gopaal Asan

     Rated : 4.0

    The valley of flowers trek is something that any trekker would easily love to trek. I am a first time trekker, and I wanted to try a trek that was not so tough, yet a trek that was nice and beautiful to watch the surroundings. This trek was the best option. Firstly, I got to trek in the most nicest trails. Secondly, the trek was very much in budget. Finally, the trek was surrounded by beautiful flowers all over. If you go in the right season, then you would absolutely enjoy this trek. WOW! Amazing trek! Highly recommended for all.

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    Story by Shubha Kaniyar

     Rated : 4.0

    Valley of Flowers is in full bloom from mid August to Early September. So when I arrived Ghangharia on August I was told that the valley needs at leaset two visits interspread with a visit to Hemkund. I have been there at a very early age and the vibrant colours still ring a bell in my mind.

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    Story by Bankim Kaur

     Rated : 5.0

    If you're a nature lover, then valley of flowers is one place you certainly cannot miss. The trek isn't really easy though its a short one. The paths were destroyed during the floods two years back. They have been temporarily fixed using rocks. Great experience, beautiful place, lovely company and hell lot of pictures.

    Story by Bhagvan Devar

     Rated : 5.0

    If there is any place that can be called as paradise on earth then it is certainly Valley of Flowers. Nature unlimited. Fresh Air, colorful flowers, clear white water streams and rivers, result of melting glaciers, chilled river water off-course. Trails with flowers both the sides. Would definitely like to visit again sometime.

    Story by Chetan Agarwal

     Rated : 5.0

    All the pains and struggles in this trek is totally worth! After the feel and experience we had in this trek, we completely forgot everything. So amazing and so appealing it was. The valley is a must visit destination at least once in a lifetime. Thanks team Thrillophilia for making this wonder happen!

    Story by Swarnalata Iyengar

     Rated : 5.0

    Its a heaven on earth. Valley of flowers is damn beautiful and as the name suggests the entire valley is filled of flowers. It was a pleasure of its own kind to make your way through the flowers laden trails. Loved the entire experience.

    Story by Vandana Usmani

     Rated : 5.0

    Valley of flowers is gradually becoming popular thanx to so much post that we get online…but what you’ll see from your eyes and the feeling of touching these beautiful flowers cannot be explained through a photograph

    Story by Akshay Verma

     Rated : 5.0

    I’m planning to go again, some places are not worth of including in bucket list coz these places cannot be enjoyed by just one visit and valley of flowers is that place for sure where I won’t mind celebrating my all vacations.

    Story by Nitin Ajmera

     Rated : 5.0

    Is the Valley of Flowers as beautiful as it claims to be? Yes it actually is! I discovered all this and more during the trek to the National Park. My friends and I actually tried to count the number of types of flowers, but there were just so many!

    Frequently Asked Questions

    1. How do I reach the base camp?

      You have to assemble at around 6 AM in the Haridwar Railway Station, from where you will be taken to the base camp located in Govindghat.

    2. What is the best time to go?

      The location has a pleasant climate throughout the year. However, the best time to go for the trek is from July to September, after the first monsoon rains and when the flowers are in full bloom.

    3. How cold does it really get on the trek?

      With the maximum temperature reaching the 17 degrees during the summer, the morning and the nights are a bit cooler.

    4. What kind of clothes and equipments should I carry?

      As the temperature is cold throughout the trek with the possibilities of rain, we recommend that you carry woolen clothes, which can be full sleeves woolen sweater, thermal inner wear, windproof jacket, etc. along with a raincoat.

    5. What is the level of fitness expected from the participants?

      Though the level of trek is from beginner to moderate, we recommend that you have a high level of physical fitness.

    6. Will food and water be provided during this trek?

      Yes, vegetarian meals and safe drinking water throughout the trek are provided.

    7. Can I have liquor or smoke while we're on the trek?

      Consumption of alcohol or other types of intoxicants during the trek is strictly prohibited.

    8. How many trekkers will be in one tent?

      The camps provided during the trek can accommodate three people in one tent.

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