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A Guide To Plan For Valley of Flowers Trek

Valley of Flowers: 


An Indian National Park, situated in North Chamoli and Pithoragarh of Uttarakhand. The valley is a height of 3250 m and above. It was also recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2002. It is one of the oldest trekking destinations in India. The best time to visit this valley is full bloom which is from mid-July to mid-August in the Monsoon season. The best thing about the Valley of Flowers trekking journey is that it also gives you a chance to visit Hemkund Sahib. This is a holy Sikh gurdwara and is located about 15200 feet above sea level. The journey of the Hemkund Sahib trek begins from the small village of Ghangaria, where the distance is basically 7 km and is covered in seven hours.

For this Valley Of Flowers trek, you will have to trek from Govindghat, on the route to Hemkund Sahib, up to  Ghangaria which is quite an exhilarating climb. Enjoy the scenery of the Himalayan beauty while you continue on this trek.

At an elevation of 14,400 ft, you will come across the colossal clean water lake which will make you outstare. This secret jewel is a unique habitat and home to millions of species of wildflowers such as saxifrages, seams, lilies, poppy, calendula, daisies, geranium, zinnia and petunia.  Not only this you will come across varieties of beautiful colorful butterflies as you continue your Valley of Flowers trek. This place will give you such happiness with the stunning picturesque that should be captured. Blessed with exotic flowers, flora and faunas, splendid views, snow-covered mountains, and high cliffs. More than 650 species of flowers can be found in this park.

This place is home to many endangered animals including the Snow Leopard, Blue Sheep, Asiatic Black Bear, Brown Bear. Also the a wide variety of birds like Himalayan Snow Cock, Snow Partridge, Himalayan Golden eagle. Once at Hemkund Sahib, the calm atmosphere of the lake and the scenery of mountains will definitely daze you. The awesome lake reviewing its vicinity – the mountains and the Gurudwara makes you reflect and appreciate your entire expedition. The soothing breeze and the enchanting beauty entice away from the nature lovers and the photography lovers. 

 Trekkers not only love the trek here but literally fell in love with the beauty of the valley. So this is an ideal destination for all, where you can have wonderful and heavenly experiences.

Valley of Flowers Highlights:

– Firstly, It is a World Heritage Site and the most searched destination to visit in Uttarakhand.

– Secondly, This valley is blessed with flourishing beauty, filled with 300 different types of flowers.

– Thridly, You will get a golden chance to watch out for the rich flora and fauna of the territory like Brahma kamal, saxifrages, seams, lilies, blue poppy, calendula, daisies, dog flower, and brown bear, blue sheep, etc.

– Fourthly, It is one of the best treks for adventure enthusiasts everywhere and also camping can be the extra essence of this trip along with your family and friends.

– Fifthly, The view from the top gives a spectacular scene of the region all around. This place is a heaven for the photographers which will give you such happiness with the stunning picturesque that should be captured.

– Sixthly, Enjoy the glimpse of the famous Hathi Parvat and Saptarishi peaks while you head out on this trek.

– Seventhly, While you are at Hemkund Sahib take a dip in the holy water and purify your soul.

– Eightly, The splendid weather, which offers a blissful escape from the hot weather in summers, is very alluring and guarantees that you will definitely enjoy it.



Uttarakhand is a state that boasts of numerous sights of natural beauty. Valley of Flowers blessed with the rich diverseness and incredible atmosphere make your experiences exciting. With the scenery of the mountains and the stunning trail you will sense as you have definitely landed in the land of heaven. 

So do not miss a chance to visit Valley of Flowers Trek with good spirit and excitement. This place is the heaven for the trekkers and for exploring the rich culture of Uttarakhand. Therefore, for all nature lovers and trekking enthusiasts, this place is definitely not to be missed.

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