Best time to visit Valley of flowers, Uttrakhand.
Valley of flowers is snow clad for most of the year and it becomes accessible only in the month of June. Officially valley of flowers opens First June every year. Valley of flowers is always beautiful. It depends upon your taste that what you would like to see.
Valley of flowers in May :
Valley of flowers is snow clad in the month of May and almost inaccessible as depicted in the picture below. You are not allowed to visit valley of flowers during this time. (We have obtained this picture from locals). This is the time when snow in the valley of flowers starts melting and seeds put down by the plants last year start germinating. You may find some flowers.
Valley of flowers in June:
This is the time when snow starts melting rapidly and small plants starts growing and glaciers keeps on melting. By the end of June the valley of flowers is reaching towards its youth and starts changing its color from white to green with new flowers keep on coming on daily basis.
Our Recomendation :- School holidays and pilgrimage time for Shri Hemkund Shahib for which the base camp is same as the one for Valley Of Flowers, Ghangaria, results in too many people in that area. This in turn will increase the cost of hotels and reduces the services. So this is not the best time to visit Valley of flowers.
Valley of flowers in July:-
This is the time when valley of flowers is in full bloom and will be in full bloom till August end. You will find lots of greenery and flowers everywhere in the valley of flowers. If you are fond of watching glaciers you should go in earlier weeks of July(Latest by 15th July). Please watch our pictures of glaciers taken in valley of flowers. Most of these pictures are taken in the first and second week of July.
Valley of flowers in August:
With the passage of time different type of flowers keeps coming and going as per their turn. After a good experience you can find the exact flowering time for each type of flower. There are some flowers which bloom only for a week or so. For example you will find Ladies Slipper Orchid flower mainly in first week of July. You will find maximum number of flowers till mid August and slowly number of flowers will reduce and the plants start maturing and die but not before dropping their valuable seeds for the next year. The color of the valley starts turning from Greenish to yellowish peach. Please watch the picture below of August last week.
Valley of flowers in September:
This is the last month when you have an access to Valley of flowers. The number of flowers reduced, but the color of the valley will change in a dramatic way as you can see in the picture below. Soon there will be snow fall and the plants and seeds will be buried deep under the snow. The seeds will again germinate in next year and the cycle will continue. As rainy season gets over by the end of August so the valley is accessible through out without disruption. Officially the valley of flowers will close on September 30th.