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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91 comments on “Number of Days required in seeing Valley of Flowers
  1. Avatar for Devkant Sangwan Raewyn Fleck says:

    Hi We are thinking of trekking for 4 days in the valley of the flowers and the surrounds. We hope to start around the 12th August. Where should we stay ? And do you go back to your accommodation every night and start out from there for the days trekking. We are coming from NZ.

  2. Avatar for Devkant Sangwan Harsh says:

    Hello!
    I am planning to visit Valley of Flowers alongwith my friends in the 1st week of July 2017. Is it a good time to explore the place?
    Moreover, I would appreciate it if you could send me the proposed itinerary for the entire trek trip. Thanks!

    • Avatar for Devkant Sangwan Devkant Sangwan says:

      Hello Harsh,

      July is definitely a good time to explore the place. You can join us in the first week.
      The detailed itinerary has been sent to you. Kindly check with your mail.
      Thanks !

  3. Avatar for Devkant Sangwan Tushar says:

    Hello
    We are 4-5 people planning to visit Valley of Flowers on 28th June 2017. Will it be a bit early to witness the different variety of flowers?
    Also how much distance can we cover into the valley, starting from gangharia? We intend to give 2 complete days to the valley.

    • Avatar for Devkant Sangwan Devkant Sangwan says:

      Hello Sir,

      Flowering begins in the last week of July. You will be finding comparatively less number of flowers than July or August. But certainly there will be flowers along with the glaciers in view.
      Valley gate is 400-500 m away from Ghangharia. Then you will be trekking 5-6 km deep into Valley on DAY 1 and 8-9 km on DAY 2. There is no need for the second day in Valley in June.
      The itinerary for June and July are being sent to you via mail. Kindly go through.
      Thanks !

  4. Avatar for Devkant Sangwan PRAKASH JOSHI says:

    Namaste DevkantJi.
    We are in the age group of 60 + and I am curious to know if we can make this hiking OR is it only for the young.
    We wish to participate in the 24th September team & i would appreciate your reply.

    Thanks.
    Prakash Joshi

    • Avatar for Devkant Sangwan Devkant Sangwan says:

      Hello Sir,

      Glad to see your enthusiasm for the trip. You can surely take up the trek if you are fit enough and doesn’t hold any major disease.
      The other necessary details have been sent to you. Kindly check with your mail. Meanwhile read the following link to have more information:
      Trek feasibility for senior citizens
      Thanks !

  5. Avatar for Devkant Sangwan Ankit Pant says:

    Hi , planning to do 2/3 days trek to Valley of Flowers in feb,2017, Is it possible? Please share contact number if you can.

    • Avatar for Devkant Sangwan Devkant Sangwan says:

      Hello Ankit,
      Valley of Flower gets open in end week of May only. A trip in Feb is not possible as it remain snow clad during this time.
      The detailed itinerary for our first departure has been sent you. Contact number provided to you via mail.
      Thanks

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Valley of Flowers Departures 2017

  • Sunday, June 11, 2017
  • Sunday, June 18, 2017
  • Sunday, June 25, 2017
  • Saturday, July 01, 2017
  • Sunday, July 2, 2017
  • Saturday, July 08, 2017
  • Sunday, July 9, 2017
  • Saturday, July 15, 2017
  • Sunday, July 16, 2017
  • Saturday, July 22, 2017
  • Sunday, July 23, 2017
  • Saturday, July 29, 2017
  • Sunday, July 30, 2017
  • Saturday, August 05, 2017
  • Sunday, August 06, 2017
  • Saturday, August 12, 2017
  • Sunday, August 13, 2017
  • Saturday, August 19, 2017
  • Sunday, August 20, 2017
  • Saturday, August 26, 2017
  • Sunday, August 27, 2017
  • Sunday, September 03, 2017
  • Sunday, September 10, 2017
  • Sunday, September 17, 2017
  • Sunday, September 24, 2017

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