How difficult is Valley of Flowers trek.

This is very common question from people who wish to come to Valley of Flowers. Valley of Flowers trek needs one track for four days.

Valley of Flowers trek First day:

Govindghat to Ghangaria.

The trek begins at Govindghat. Govindghat is 25 kilometers before Badrinath. Govindghat is at the height of 5500 feet and Ghangaria is at the height of 10,200 feet. That is the gain 4700 feet after trekking for 14 km. The trek is steep in its first 3 km and last 3 kilometers. Today’s trek may be avoided by taking pony or using helicopter. Helicopter service can be used only when weather is clear but the best time to visit Valley of Flowers is the monsoon season. So you cannot rely on helicopter on this day. You may or may not get helicopter but you can easily get pony for Ghangaria. For elderly people even palanquins are available. But I have personally seen that many a times elderly people trek whereas some of the young people in young 30s take ponies.

Ghangaria to Valley of Flowers:

Ghangaria to Valley of Flowers is not so steep trek as once you reach to the official starting point of the Valley of Flowers it almost at the same level for the next 3-4 kilometers. The official starting point of the Valley is almost 3.5 km from Ghangaria and according to me out of this 50% is steep uphill and the remaining is not so steep. This day ponies are not available as they are not allowed to enter in the valley. But Palanquins and Doli’s are available. But you need to buy the entry tickets for the porters as well. Their help can be taken up to the first three kilometers and after that you can trek as it is almost flat. But I recommend you to trek only or you will miss out lot of flowers on the way while in to Doli or Palanquin.

Valley of Flowers is almost flat after its official starting point.

Valley of Flowers is almost flat after its official starting point.

Palanquins carrying a tourist to Valley of Flowers, they charge almost Rs. 6000-8000 rupees per day. The services are handy for people who are unable to trek but still want to go to Valley of Flowers

Palanquins carrying a tourist to Valley of Flowers, they charge almost Rs. 6000-8000 rupees per day. The services are handy for people who are unable to trek but still want to go to Valley of Flowers

Ghangaria to Hemkund Sahib:

This is quite steep and I recommend to take a pony at least while going uphill. This saves time and energy both. If you have booked your trip with us we will be trekking beyond Hemkund Sahib where some of the rare flowers bloom. They are not even available in the Valley of Flowers. While coming back you can walk down.

Ghangaria to Hemkund Sahib Trek is bit steep. Almost 1 km altitude is to be gained by trekking for about 6 kilometers.

Ghangaria to Hemkund Sahib Trek is bit steep. Almost 1 km altitude is to be gained by trekking for about 6 kilometers.

Ghangaria to Govindghat :

It is purely downhill as opposed to explained in Para 1 but if you want to save time you can use pony or Helicopter.

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Devkant Sangwan is an ardent lover of nature and is a passionate traveler. He belongs to Haryana (India) and is a law graduate by profession. He’s professionally well qualified and is an Associate member of the Institute of Company secretaries. Like many others, Devkant’s heart did not lie in his profession. He was born to follow his dream which is exploring the beauty of nature. He visited Valley of Flowers for the first time in 2004 and instantly fell in love with the splendor of the place. He started pursuing the place more often and adored it over and over again. He even left his job for his travel pursuits and calls the place as his second wife.

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87 comments on “How difficult is Valley of Flowers trek.
  1. Avatar for Devkant Sangwan Ravi Kishore says:

    The trek from Govindgarh to Ghangharia seems too long and that too steep. 14 KM is a long trek to cover in a day. I walk everyday at home for an hour and longer periods on weekends. But 14 KM appears too much. Please clarify the difficulty of the trek.

    • Avatar for Devkant Sangwan Devkant Sangwan says:

      We will start from Govindghat and reach Pulna Village by road. Pulna is a small village 3 km from Govindghat. Earlier the trek used to start from Govindghat but now a new road has been constructed between Govindghat and Pulna. From Pulna the trek to Ghangaria is 10 km. You can easily get ponies from Govindghat to Ghangaria. Other option is to take Helicopter or Palanquin/porter. Helicopter will fly only when weather conditions are ok.

  2. Avatar for Devkant Sangwan Ambika says:

    I am interested. Want to know the price and detailed itinerary

    • Avatar for Devkant Sangwan Devkant Sangwan says:

      A detailed itinerary has been sent to you please go through it. For more information you can call us on 9991242759 or drop a message so that we can discuss over phone for the Trek.

  3. Avatar for Devkant Sangwan vivel says:

    I am planning to do this trek in august 2018, this will be my first trek is it a good idea to do this trek alone. Is there any accommodation available in ghangria or govindhat.

    • Avatar for Devkant Sangwan Devkant Sangwan says:

      A detailed itinerary has been sent to you please go through it. For more information you can call us on 9991242759 or drop a message so that we can discuss over phone for the Trek.

  4. Avatar for Devkant Sangwan Jayita Mitra says:

    I and my family are interested in the trip to Valley of Flowers and Hemkund Sahib (3-4 days)in the month of August (roughly between 5th till 15th August)
    Kindly provide me detailed itenerary from the nearest railway station(we will come from Lucknow).
    Can you please let me know where to stay if we visit the places.
    We may include stay in Mahindra Binsar Valley Resort (near Almora). Is it quiet near to Govindghat and should include it in the tour

    • Avatar for Devkant Sangwan Devkant Sangwan says:

      A detailed itinerary has been sent to you please go through it. For more information you can call us on 9991242759 or you can message us your contact number so that we can discuss over phone about the trek.

  5. Avatar for Devkant Sangwan Arjun says:

    please send me itinerary ..i am interested

    • Avatar for Devkant Sangwan Devkant Sangwan says:

      A detailed itinerary has been sent to you. Kindly go through it and revert you can call us on 9991242759.

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