National Himalayan Trekking Expedition Valley of Flowers 2017


World famous Valley of Flowers is 3 X 3 km open valley in Garhwal Himalayas, first discovered by Maj. Smith coming down from Kamet Expedition. Mythological it is the same place where Sanjivani Booti grew and was taken by great Hanuman to treat Laxman.

This place is also associate d with Pandavas as Bhema fought for Bramha Kamal asked by Draupadi. It is a sacred place for Hindus as well as for Sikhs. It is Botanists and photographer paradise. Variety of flowers and plants grow in the valley. Mist, fragrance combine together give visitors a life time experience.

Valley of Flowers is located in West Himalaya, in the state of Uttarakhand and is known for its meadows of endemic alpine flowers and the variety of flora. This richly diverse area is also home to rare and endangered animals, including the Asiatic black bear, snow leopard, musk deer, brown bear, red fox and blue sheep. Birds found in the park include Himalayan Monal pheasant and other high altitude birds.

The Valley of Flowers is a high-altitude Himalayan valley that has long been acknowledged by renowned mountaineers, botanists, and in literature. It has been recognized internationally for over a century and is referenced in the Hindu religion. Local people have visited the valley since ancient times. Indian yogis (Yogesh Mota) are known to have visited the valley for meditation. The Valley of Flowers has many different colourful flowers, taking on various shades of colours as time progressed. The Valley of Flowers has gained importance as a region containing a diversity of alpine flora, representative of the Western Himalayan alpine shrub and meadows ecoregion.

Trekking expedition including trek to Valley of Flowers, Hemkund & Badrinath.


Program

Duration: 8N/9D

* Reporting Point:Report at Rishiksh

* Program Includes: Inclusive of Boarding, Lodging (simple veg food), group Insurance, Trekking and forest entry.

Day Wise schedule:

Day 1:– Report at Base Camp, Rishikesh.before 4: 00pm
Day 2:– Rishikesh to Joshimath – 275kms by bus (full day)
Day 3:– Joshimath to Govindghat by bus and to Ghagaria by Trek 13 kms
Day 4:– Ghagaria to Valley of Flowers and back (4 + 4 km) Trek
Day 5:– Ghagaria to Hemkunt Sahib and back (5 + 5 kms ) Trek
Day 6:– Ghagaria to Govind Ghat 13 kms Trek and to Badrinath by bus Journey of 25 km
Day 7:– Badrinath to Vasudhara and return to Badranath Treck (8+8 km)
Day 8:– Badrinath to Rishikesh – 310 km full day bus journey
Day 9:– Check out after breakfast.

Note: Program Schedule and route is subject to change without prior notice.

Itineraries map