Number of Days required in seeing Valley of Flowers

While going for Valley of Flowers trip one may also cover Hemkund Sahib and Badrinath. Generally most of the people doing Valley of Flowers trip have only one day for the valley. The total trip of Valley of Flowers takes a minimum of 6 days from Haridwar and for the people coming from far areas of the globe the trip becomes 8-12 days. It is an irony that people spent so much time in reaching Valley of Flowers and still spend only one day in it. By no means can one see its real beauty in a day especially when you come in July and August Month. This is the time when you will find maximum number of flowers in the valley. By maximum I mean total quantity of flowers in quantity and in variety.

Valley of Flowers, Pushpawati river. Deep inside the valley, its 7 kilometers from Ghangaria.

Valley of Flowers, Pushpawati river. Deep inside the valley, its 7 kilometers from Ghangaria.

What happens when you enter Valley of Flowers for the first time?

As soon as one enters Valley of Flowers entry gate he is welcomed by colonies of flowers and dense forest. Since most of us have never been to such a majestic place we tend to spend lot of time in clicking pictures and we move slowly. By the time we realize that we are slow we would have already been late by 3-4 hours. As one need to come back to Ghangaria by evening and get out of Valley of Flowers entry gate by 5.00 p.m. he has limited time to cover the valley.

Group members of 9th July, 2012 group, clicking the photographs of flowers. This is how we tend to be late and could not finish seeing Valley of Flowers in a Day.

Group members of 9th July, 2012 group, clicking the photographs of flowers. This is how we tend to be late and could not finish seeing Valley of Flowers in a Day.

I recommend having an extra day for Valley of Flowers so that you can finish first 4-5 kilometers on first day. You may click macro photographs of flowers, bees and landscape pictures. Actually clicking of these macro photographs makes you late. On next day you can enter the valley at 7.00 a.m. and move fast without clicking many photographs and try to penetrate as deep as possible. The thumb rule is start back by 2.00 p.m.

Group members clicking the photographs of flowers.

Group members clicking the photographs of flowers.

We also organize trekking tours to Valley of Flowers. I personally accompany all my groups on the trip at least during the trekking part of it. This year we have three fix departures during 21st July to 10th August. Out of these three departures two have an extra day for Valley of Flowers. To know the fixed departures of 2013 kindly visit our fixed departures page.

Group which started on 29th July, 2012 : on the way to valley of Flowers. This day we went up to 11 kilometers inside the Valley of Flowers.

Group which started on 29th July, 2012 : on the way to valley of Flowers. This day we went up to 11 kilometers inside the Valley of Flowers.

Last year one of my groups started on 29th July and was an extended one. We went 11 kilometer deep inside the Valley of Flowers. We did see many beautiful waterfalls, flowers and untouched natural beauty. You may check this post.
You must see our Deeper Parts Gallery to see what you will miss if you do not go in to the Deeper parts of the valley.

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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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143 comments on “Number of Days required in seeing Valley of Flowers
  1. Avatar for Devkant Sangwan rohini says:

    Hi… we are 2 people and planning to visit Valley of Flowers in the first week of August. Can you please share the details required for the trip.

    • Avatar for Devkant Sangwan Devkant Sangwan says:

      A detailed Itinerary has been sent to you please check or revert if you have any other requirement you can call us on 9991242759.

  2. Avatar for Devkant Sangwan Preeti says:

    Hello, we are a group of 4 and we want to visit valley of Flowers in July’18 end. please guide

    • Avatar for Devkant Sangwan Devkant Sangwan says:

      A detailed itinerary is mailed to you please check or revert you can call us on 9991242759.

  3. Avatar for Devkant Sangwan Srilakshmi Tariniganti says:

    Can some one please tell me minimum how many days is required to see Valley of Flowers

    • Avatar for Devkant Sangwan Devkant Sangwan says:

      It require minimum 6-8 days for the trek. We have sent you itinerary on your mail. Please check and revert you can call us on 9991242759.

  4. Avatar for Devkant Sangwan Mukund says:

    Hello,

    We are group of 7. of which one is a heart patient and she cant climb. another is 2 year old baby. can we still do the Valley of Flowers. also can you send the detailed iternary. we plan to reach aug 5th to deradun and can reach rishikesh by evening.

    • Avatar for Devkant Sangwan Devkant Sangwan says:

      not recommended to come along with 2 year old baby its difficult to manage. The person who is not able to trek can stay back in Joshimath we will send you the itinerary kindly go through it or please give us your contact number. or you may contact us on 9991242759.

  5. Avatar for Devkant Sangwan Goutam Das says:

    Hi the information is very helpful and I am planning a trip to the Valley of Flowers in July and as per your dates 28 july is suitable for me. Please send your detailed itinerary for Valley of Flowers excluding Hemkund. We are a group of two and we are from Kolkata India

    • Avatar for Devkant Sangwan Devkant Sangwan says:

      Yes its a good time for the Valley of Flowers trip. We have sent you all the relevant information on your e-mail. Kindly go through it and revert.

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Valley of Flowers Departures 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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