Green flowers found in Valley of Flowers

Various green colored flowers like Codonopsis Rotundifolia, Codonopsis Rotundifolia, Bellwort, Arisaema Propinquum,Arisaema Tortuosum, Meen, Cobra Lily amd many more found in Valley of Flowers

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Here are the pictures and information of various flowers with green shade , found in Valley of Flowers

Saussurea Obvallata, Sacred Lotus, Brahmakamal, Kapfu, Kon

saussurea-obvallata, Braham Kamal in Valley of Flowers

Saussurea-obvallata, Braham Kamal in Valley of Flowers


Botanical NameSaussurea Obvallata
English NameSacred Lotus
Local NameBrahmakamal, Kapfu, kon
Flowering timeJuly to Mid September.
Where will you find it in Valley of Flowers You will find it easily at Hemkund Shahib Lake and one the way to Hemkund Sahib. (Last kilometer. This picture was clicked on 6th September, 2012 at Hemkund Shahib Lake . You will not find this flower at Valley of Flowers
Other flowers of the familysaussurea simpsoniana in Valley of Flowers Saussurea Simpsoniana saussurea gossypiphora in Valley of Flowers Saussurea Gossypiphora
Other InformationPlant is considered as sacred and is offered to Lord Shiva. The name Obvallata means surrounded or enclosed refers to the enclosed flower head.

Codonopsis Rotundifolia, Codonopsis Rotundifolia, Bellwort

codonopsis-rotundifolia, Bellwort in Valley of Flowers

codonopsis-rotundifolia, Bellwort in Valley of Flowers


Family nameCodonopsis
Botanical NameCodonopsis Rotundifolia
English NameBellwort
Flowering timeJuly to August.
Where will you find it in Valley of FlowersYou can find it in abundance in Valley of Flowers easily. After you enter the main valley (three kilometers from entry gate) you can spot this easily if you visit in the month of July and August.
Other InformationThe word Rotundifolia means Round shaped leaves as you can see the shape of flower in above picture.

Silene Vulgaris

Silene Vulgaris in Valley of Flowers

Silene Vulgaris in Valley of Flowersq


Family nameSilene (Linnaeus)
Botanical NameSilene Vulgaris
English NameSilene Vulgaris
Flowering timeJune to September
Where will you find it in Valley of FlowersYou can find it throughout in Valley of Flowers after crossing the official starting point of Valley of Flowers. As you walk along the fixed path in Valley of Flowers you can see this flower on both of your sides from July to mid August very easily. After mid August the plant starts maturing and its color changes to brown.
Other InformationFormerly in La Mancha region of Spain, where Silene vulgaris leaves are valued as a green vegetable, there were people known as "collejeros" who picked these plants and sold them. Leaves are small and narrow, so it takes many plants to obtain a sizeable amount. In La Mancha the Silene vulgaris leaves, locally known as "collejas", were mainly used to prepare a dish called gazpacho viudo (widower gazpacho). The ingredients were flatbread known as tortas de gazpacho and a stew prepared with Silene vulgaris leaves.

Arisaema Propinquum

Arisaema-Propinquum in Valley of Flowers

Arisaema Propinquum in Valley of Flowers


Family nameArisaema Propinquum (Schott)
Botanical NameArisaema Propinquum
English NameArisaema Propinquum
Flowering timeJune to July
Where will you find it in Valley of FlowersYou can easily spot this flower in the forest which comes after crossing helipad grounds from Govindgaht to Ghangaria. In the last one kilometer of the trek towards Ghangaria you can see this flower. Even after crossing Ghangaria towards Valley of Flowers you can see this flower easily. But you will hardly find any of this flower inside Valley of Flowers.
Other InformationThis resembles cobra snake. So also called as Cobra lily.

Arisaema Tortuosum, Meen, Cobra Lily

Arisaema-tortuosum in Valley of Flowers

Arisaema Tortuosum in Valley of Flowers


Family nameArisaema Tortuosum
Botanical NameArisaema Tortuosum
English NameArisaema Tortuosum
Local NameMeen, commonly called as cobra lily.
Flowering timeJune to September
Where will you find it in Valley of FlowersYou can find it easily as soon as you start your trek from Govindghat to Ghangaria. As you reach village Pulna you can see this flower between rocks and in fact this picture was also taken in village Pulna itself. You may find some of flowers in upper region also but you will find it mainly in first six kilometers of the trek from Govindghat. This has a typical greenish yellow color and does not have lines like its counterpart Arisaema Propinquum
Other InformationThe word Tortuosum refers to twisted appendage of the spadix. The name Cobra lily comes from its cobra like appearance, with a whip-like tongue, up to 12" long, rising up vertically. It is native to open Rhododendron forests, scrub and alpine meadows in the Himalaya from India to western China.

Feritillaria Roylei, East Himalayan Fritillary, Kakoli, Kshira Kakoli

Feritillaria Roylei in Valley of Flowers

Feritillaria Roylei in Valley of Flowers


Family nameFritillaria Linnaeus
Botanical NameFritillaria Roylei
English NameEast Himalayan Fritillary
Local NameKakoli, Kshira Kakoli (Sanskrit)
Flowering timeJune to July
Where will you find it in Valley of FlowersYou can find Fritillaria Roylei easily in the main part of Valley of Flowers after crossing a big rock near the official starting point of Valley of Flowers.
Other InformationThe tubers are used in treating asthma, fever and tuberculosis. In China bulbs are used in curing asthma and rheumatism.

Polygonatum Verticillatum, Whorled Solomon’s Seal, Kantula, Meda

Polygonatum-verticillatum in Valley of Flowers

Polygonatum-verticillatum in Valley of Flowers


Family namePolygonatum (Miller)
Botanical NamePolygonatum Verticillatum
English NameWhorled Solomon's Seal
Local NameKantula, Meda (Sanskrit)
Flowering timeJune to September
Where will you find it in Valley of FlowersYou can find Polygonatum Verticillatum flower inside the main part of Valley of Flowers. Just three kilometres from the entry gate of Valley of Flowers the main valley starts. Maximum number of flowers are seen in the next two kilometers from the official starting point.
Other InformationIn Ayurvedic system of medicine roots are used in the treatment of fever, general weakness and burning sensation. Roots and leaves are edible. Roots are also used in the treatment of cuts and wounds.

Angelica Archangelica, Holy Ghost, Wild Celery, Chanda

Angelica Archangelica in Valley of Flower

Angelica Archangelica in Valley of Flower


Family nameApiaceae (Coriander Family)
Botanical NameAngelica Archangelica
English NameHoly Ghost, Wild Celery
Sanskrit NameChanda (Chorak Bhed)
Flowering timeMay to September
Where will you find it in Valley of FlowersYou can find this flower in the main part of Valley of Flowers after crossing a huge rock near the official starting point of Valley of Flowers. This flower is found in abundance in July month.
Other InformationArchangelica means powerful angel, referring to the powerful medicinal properties of the plant.

Pleurospermum Candollii, Supka

Pleurospermum Candollii

Pleurospermum Candollii


Family namePleurospermum (Hoffemeister)
Botanical NamePleurospermum Candollii
English NamePleurospermum Candollii
Local NameSupka
Flowering timeJune to September
Where will you find it in Valley of FlowersThis Flower is generally not found in Valley of Flowers. However, you can find this flower on the bank of Hemkund Sahib Lake. This flowers is found an altitude range of 3500-4800 m. This picture was taken on 5th September, 2012 at Hemkund Sahib Lake.
Other InformationThe species name Candollii is on the owner of Augustin Pyramus de Candolle, Swiss Botanist. The fruits are used in treatment of renal diseases and stomachache.

Juncus Himalensis

Juncus Himalensis

Juncus Himalensis


Family nameJuncaceae (Rush Family)
Botanical NameJuncus Himalensis
English NameJuncus Himalensis
Flowering timeMay to June
Where will you find it in Valley of Flowers316
Other Information

Arisaema Jaquemontii

Arisaema Jaquemontii

Arisaema Jaquemontii


Family nameAraceae (Arum Family)
Botanical NameArisaema Jaquemontii
English NameArisaema Jaquemontii
Flowering timeJune to July
Where will you find it in Valley of Flowers318
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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.

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Valley of Flowers Departures 2018

  • Sunday, June 03, 2018
  • Sunday, June 10, 2018
  • Sunday, June 17, 2018
  • Sunday, June 24, 2018
  • Saturday, June 30, 2018
  • Sunday, July 01, 2018
  • Saturday, July 07, 2018
  • Sunday, July 08, 2018
  • Saturday, July 14, 2018
  • Sunday, July 15, 2018
  • Saturday, July 21, 2018
  • Sunday, July 22, 2018
  • Saturday, July 28, 2018
  • Sunday, July 29, 2018
  • Saturday, August 04, 2018
  • Sunday, August 05, 2018
  • Saturday, August 11, 2018
  • Sunday, August 12, 2018
  • Saturday, August 18, 2018
  • Sunday, August 19, 2018
  • Saturday, August 25, 2018
  • Sunday, September 02, 2018
  • Sunday, September 09, 2018
  • Sunday, September 16, 2018
  • Sunday, September 23, 2018

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