Best time to visit valley of flowers.

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 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.

Huge Glaciers are found in Valley of Flower in June. At this time snow starts melting and the seeds of the last year’s plants starts germinating and by July all the flowers will be at full bloom.

Huge Glaciers are found in Valley of Flower in June. At this time snow starts melting and the seeds of the last year’s plants starts germinating and by July all the flowers will be at full bloom.


Golden Lilly in the month of June, this flower can be seen till 2nd week of July

Golden Lilly in the month of June, this flower can be seen till 2nd week of July

Colony of Golden Lilly in the month of June, this flower can be seen till 2nd week of July

Colony of Golden Lilly in the month of June, this flower can be seen till 2nd week of July

Beautiful Glacier seen in June Month.

Beautiful Glacier seen in June Month.

Beautiful Glacier seen in June Month. Please note the beautiful Rhododendron flowers on right side of trek.

Beautiful Glacier seen in June Month. Please note the beautiful Rhododendron flowers on right side of trek.

June Flowers Gallery


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.

Pushpawati river bed is 6 kilometers in the Valley of Flowers. You can see the pink shade on the river bed . This pink shade is due to a colony of a beautiful flower Epilobium Latifolium or we can call it River Beauty also.

Pushpawati river bed is 6 kilometers in the Valley of Flowers. You can see the pink shade on the river bed . This pink shade is due to a colony of a beautiful flower Epilobium Latifolium or we can call it River Beauty also.

Valley of flowers as seen in Mid July. The pink shade on the river bed is Epilobium Latifolium. This flower looks very beautiful and is found on river banks. You can see our gallery on deeper parts of valley of flowers to see more very beautiful pictures of Deeper parts of valley of flowers.

Following in one of the picture of our deeper parts gallery on valley of flowers . You can have a look on the gallery to see more such pictures.

Epilobium Latifolium deep inside the Valley of Flowers.

Epilobium Latifolium deep inside the Valley of Flowers. You can see these flowers till August end.

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.

If you come during this time you will find Valley of Flowers as well as Hemkund Sahib both in full bloom. You can see lots of Brahama Kamal flowers as Hemkund Sahib.

As time passes the plants in Valley of Flowers get mature and you can see lesser number of flowers are visible. Leaves of the plants starts turning color to yellowish green/peach.

As time passes the plants in Valley of Flowers get mature and you can see lesser number of flowers are visible. Leaves of the plants starts turning color to yellowish green/peach. This picture was taken in August End.

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.

Valley of flowers as seen in September. Valley of flowers is turing yellowish in color and you will find more of berries then flowers.

Valley of flowers as seen in September. Valley of flowers is turing yellowish in color and you will find more of berries then flowers.

Valley of flowers in October:

Snowfall starts in October and the valley is closed officially for general public.

Valley of Flower is snow clad in May. At this time snow starts melting and the seeds of the last year’s plants starts germinating and by July all the flowers will be at full bloom in Valley of Flowers.

Valley of Flower is snow clad in May. At this time snow starts melting and the seeds of the last year’s plants starts germinating and by July all the flowers will be at full bloom in Valley of Flowers.


Valley of flowers trek itinerary

Best Time to visit Valley of Flowers

Best Time To Visit Valley of Flowers

The best time to visit valley of flowers depends upon your liking as the valley is always beautiful. If you want to see maximum number of flowers July and August is a good time, if you want to see lot of glaciers you should visit in June, to see Brahamkamal flowers at Hemkud August and September is a good time.

Valley of Flowers Trek Itinerary

Valley of flowers trek itinerary

Detailed itinerary for valley of flowers trek explaining the day wise altitude gain, distance travelled, mode of transportation available and time required to travel between different destinations. Guidance on various options available to skip trekking between Govindghat and Ghangaria.

Valley of Flowers Tour Packages

Valley of flowers Tour Packages

We also provide packages for trek to Valley of flowers. If you wish to come with us you can visit this page to see our offers and departures to the valley in upcoming season.

Valley of Flowers Photo Gallery

Valley of flowers Photo Gallery

We have been going to valley for many years and have lot of pictures of the valley of flowers and our groups, they are classified in various galleries like flowers gallery, birds’ gallery, earlier groups gallery, landscapes and many more, just surf through our galleries to have a virtual tour to valley of flowers.

Things to carry for the Valley of Flowers Trek

Things to carry for trek to valley of flowers

When you are on a trekking tour you should know what are the things to carry for the trek. We have many years of experience and based on that experience we have made a list of things to carry for trek to valley of flowers.

How to reach Valley of Flowers

How to Reach Valley of flowers

It is important to know before starting the trip that how to reach valley of flowers? How many days are required for the trip to the valley? Distances between various points and time required to travel between them.

Frequently asked questions About the Valley

senior citiezens in valley of flowers

Can senior citizens visit valley of flowers?

Senior citizens also want to come to this heaven on earth but they are confused about whether they can do it or not. We have been taking senior citizens to the valley of flowers. There are options of helicopter and ponies to skip trekking.

shoes appropriate for the valley of flowers trek

What type of shoes is appropriate for valley of flowers ?

When you go for trek you should wear appropriate type of shoes so that your main concentration is on trekking and enjoying nature. We have seen that shoes of many people breaks while trekking and sometimes people develop blisters.

minimum age to visit Valley of Flowers

Minimum age to visit valley of flowers

Whether kids can do the trek to Valley of Flowers or not? What is the minimum age requirement to visit the valley of flowers? Please read this full page to get the answer to this question. Couples with young children willing to visit valley of flowers can go through this page.

Number of days required to see valley of flowers

Number of Days required in seeing Valley of Flowers

Minimum number of days recommended going for trek to Valley of Flowers. Why we need an extra day for the trip. Read full report with pictures of the valley.

how difficult is Valley of Flowers Trek

How difficult is Valley of flowers trek.

Trek difficulty of the Valley of Flowers trek. Vital statistics are given here. How much altitude is to be gained every day while trekking? How much distance is to be covered every day? What is Fitness level required for the trek?

Valley of Flowers after Floods

Valley of flowers after floods.

Valley of flowers has witnessed a massive flood in 2013. We were the first to report that the flowering area of the valley is totally intact. Now the valley of flowers has become again accessible and all the treks and bridges have been reconstructed.

157 comments on “Best time to visit valley of flowers.
  1. Avatar for Devkant Sangwan Kaushal Pachchigar says:

    Hi,

    I am planning to visit Valley of flowers in August ’16 two adults.
    Please share the trecking itanery and thnigs to caary for trecking. Travel dates are flexible between end of July till mid of august ’16

    Rgds,
    Kaushal

    • Avatar for Devkant Sangwan Devkant Sangwan says:

      Hello Sir,

      A detailed itinerary along with all other information is already sent you you. Kindly check.

      Thank you!!

  2. Avatar for Devkant Sangwan Ankit Mittal says:

    i am planning to go to the valley of flowers, hemkund sahib, rudraprayag & auli in the last week of august . can u please send an itinerary for the same. how many days and cost as well.

    • Avatar for Devkant Sangwan Devkant Sangwan says:

      Dear Ankit,

      We have sent you a detailed itinerary along with all information. Please check.

      Thank You

  3. Avatar for Devkant Sangwan Meenakshi Sawhney says:

    I suffer from backache and some mild knee pain. I am 48 year old woman. Is it adviseable to go to Valley of flowers?

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Valley of Flowers Departures 2016

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