Pink and Red Flowers found in Valley of Flowers

Information and pictures of red flowers, like Geranium Collinum, Pannir Soppu,Primula Denticulata, Primrose, Drumstick Primula, Jalkutre, Thymus Linearis, Linear Leaved Thyme, Balma-jhar, Ban Ajwain,Indigofera Heterantha, Himalayan Indigo, Kathi, Kathoj, Sakina, Cypripedium Himalaicum, Himalayan Venus and many more found in Valley of Flowers.

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Vajardanti, Potentilla Atrisanguinea, Himalayan Cinquefoil, Vajardanti

Vajardanti, Potentilla atrisanguinea, Himalayan Cinquefoil

Vajardanti, Potentilla atrisanguinea, Himalayan Cinquefoil


Botanical NamePotentilla atrisanguinea
English NameHimalayan Cinquefoil
Local NameVajardanti
Flowering timeJune to August, You may find some flowers up to mid September also, near Pushpawati river bed.
Where will you find it in Valley of FlowersYou will find it in abundance in Valley of Flowers. Specially on the both side of trek after walking for just one kilometer from entry point.
Other flowers of the family Potentilla atrisanguineaPotentilla Cuneifolia
Other InformationThe word Atrisanguinea is derived from two words Atri means very dark and Sanguinea means blood red. You can observe these property in above picture. The flower looks so beautiful when you see it live in Valley of Flowers that you feel like touching it, eating it or keep watching it, specially due to its color and its velvet texture. Some Indian females also want to have a beautiful dress of this color. You go in any season to Valley of Flowers the probability of finding this beautiful flower is very high.

Geranium Collinum, Pannir Soppu

Geranium-collinum in Valley of Flowers

Geranium-collinum in Valley of Flowers


Family nameGeraniaceae (Geranium Family)
Botanical NameGeranium collinum
English NameGeranium
Local NamePannir soppu
Flowering timeJuly to August. You may find some lonely flowering plants even in September near Pushpawati River Bed.
Where will you find it in Valley of FlowersYou will find it near to Pushpawati River bed. It is not so abundance as compared to his other counterpart Geranium wallichianum.
Other InformationThe word Collinum is referring to hills- the habitat of the plant.

Primula Denticulata, Primrose, Drumstick Primula, Jalkutre

Primula-denticulata in Valley of Flowers

Primula-denticulata in Valley of Flowers


Family namePrimula
Botanical NamePrimula Denticulata
English NamePrimrose, Drumstick Primula
Local NameJalkutre
Flowering timeMay to June
Where will you find it in Valley of FlowersYou will find it in early June near Valley of Flowers entry gate. Just after walking 150 meters inside you will find a frozen river. On its bank you can easily spot colonies of Primula Denticulata.
Other InformationThe word Primula is derived from Primus means first, referring to flowers to that are first to open in spring season. It is used in treating diabetes and urinary diseases.

Thymus Linearis, Linear Leaved Thyme, Balma-jhar, Ban Ajwain

Thymus-linearis in Valley of Flowers

Thymus-linearis in Valley of Flowers


Family nameThymus
Botanical NameThymus Linearis
English NameLinear Leaved Thyme
Local NameBalma-jhar, Ban Ajwain
Flowering timeMay to September
Where will you find it in Valley of FlowersYou will find Thymus Lineris among stones on your way inside Valley of Flowers. It is a mat forming herb which is strongly scented. It is responsible for beautiful pink patches in Valley of Flowers.
Other InformationThe whole plant is used in the treatment of eye diseases, skin diseases and stomach ache.

Indigofera Heterantha, Himalayan Indigo, Kathi, Kathoj, Sakina

Indigofera heterantha in Valley of Flowers

Indigofera heterantha in Valley of Flowers


Family nameIndigofera Linnaeus
Botanical NameIndegofera Heterantha
English NameHimalayan Indigo
Local NameKathi, Kathoj, Sakina, Sakina (Hindi)
Flowering timeMay to October
Where will you find it in Valley of FlowersYou can find it on the way between Govindghat and Ghangaria. As it grows between 1500 meter and 3000 meter.
Other InformationFlowers are used as vegetable and leaves are used in alleviating dysentery and cough.

Bistorta Affinis

Bistorta affinis in Valley of Flowers

Bistorta affinis in Valley of Flowers


Family nameBistorta (Scopoli)
Botanical NameBistorta Affinis
English NameBistorta Affinis
Flowering timeJune to September
Where will you find it in Valley of FlowersYou can find it easily near Pushpawati river bed in Valley of Flowers. However many colonies of Bistorta Affinis can be seen on the bank of Hemkund Sahib lake also.
Other InformationThe whole plant is used in treatment of cold and diarrhoea.

Cypripedium Himalaicum, Himalayan Venus

Cypripedium Himalaicum in Valley of Flowers

Cypripedium Himalaicum in Valley of Flowers


Family nameCypripedium (Linnaeus)
Botanical NameCypripedium Himalaicum
English NameCypripedium Himalaicum
Local NameHimalayan Venus
Flowering timeJune to August
Where will you find it in Valley of FlowersThis is a rare flower found in Valley of Flowers. Although the flowering time is June to August, you can find it from July first to third week of July in Valley of Flowers after some effort only. Provided you know the exact location of the flower. This is so rare that you need some guide who knows about its location. You may find it just before crossing the wooden bridge next to the official starting point of Valley of Flowers, you can see small colonies of Cypripedium Himalaicum on your left side. You need to walk on your left few yards (Away from the main path), it is not available right on the way.
Other InformationThis is a vary rare flower. You should visit Valley of Flowers in first or second week of July to have an opportunity to see this rare and very beautiful flower.

Dactylorhiza Hatagirea, Hathageri, Paanch Anguli, Salaam Panja

Dactylorhiza Hatagirea in Valley of Flowers

Dactylorhiza Hatagirea in Valley of Flowers


Family nameDactylorhiza (Necker)
Botanical NameDactylorhiza Hatagirea
English NameDactylorhiza Hatagirea
Local NameHathageri, Paanch Anguli, Salaam Panja
Flowering timeJune to August
Where will you find it in Valley of FlowersYou can find Dactylorhiza Hatagirea easily in Valley of Flowers at its slopes. It is easily identifiable. However you should visit from July to mid August to find it easily.
Other InformationYou can find Dactylorhiza Hatagirea easily in Valley of Flowers at its slopes. It is easily identifiable. However you should visit from July to mid August to find it easily.

Epilobium Latifolium, River Beauty

Epilobium Latifolium in Valley of Flowers

Epilobium Latifolium in Valley of Flowers


Family nameOnagraceae (Evening Primrose or Willow herb family)
Botanical NameEpilobium Latifolium
English NameRiver Beauty
Flowering timeJuly to October
Where will you find it in Valley of FlowersYou can easily see this flower on the bank of flowing water streams. Especially more you go deep into Valley of Flowers the chances of getting its large colonies are more. It gives Pushpawati river bed its pink shade in the month of July. If you want to see this flower in abundance you need to to Valley of Flowers from 15th July to 15th August and reach at least up to Pushpawati River Bed. Epilobium Laxum is other member of the family found in Valley of Flowers.
Other InformationIt is used as an antidote to poisons and treatment of fever.

Pedicularis Porrecta

Pedicularis Porrecta in Valley of Flowers

Pedicularis Porrecta in Valley of Flowers


Family namePedicularis (Linnaeus)
Botanical NamePedicularis Porrecta
English NamePedicularis Porrecta
Flowering timeJune to August
Where will you find it in Valley of FlowersYou can spot it in various part of Valley of Flowers. However you need to be there in July to mid August to spot it easily. It grows more in later half part of Valley of Flowers, near the Pushpawati River Bed.
Other InformationThe word Porrecta is derived from word Porrectus means extended horizontally. Referring to the upper part of the flower.

Pedicularis Punctata

Pedicularis Punctata in Valley of Flowers`

Pedicularis Punctata in Valley of Flowers


Family namePedicularis (Linnaeus)
Botanical NamePedicularis Puncata
English NamePedicularis Puncata
Flowering timeAugust to October
Where will you find it in Valley of FlowersYou can spot it in various part of Valley of Flowers. It grows more in later half part of Valley of Flowers, near the Pushpawati River Bed.
Other Information

Rhodiola Heterodonta

Rhodiola Heterodonta in Valley of Flowers

Rhodiola Heterodonta in Valley of Flowers


Family nameCrassulaceae (Stone Corp Family)
Botanical NameRhodiola Heterodonta
English NameRhodiola Heterodonta
Flowering timeJune to August
Where will you find it in Valley of FlowersIt is more easily available towards Hemkund Sahib area. But you can find some of flowers near Pushwapati river bed. This picture was taken at Pushpawati river bed in Valley of Flowers
Other InformationThe word Heterodonta means Variably toothed, as you can see in the leaves.

Rosa Macrophylla, Wild Rose, Ban Gulab, Dand Kunja

Rosa Macrophylla in Valley of Flowers

Rosa Macrophylla in Valley of Flowers


Family nameRosa (Linnaeus)
Botanical NameRosa Macrophylla
English NameWild Rose
Local NameBan Gulab, Dand Kunja, Ban Gulab (Hindi)
Flowering timeJune to August
Where will you find it in Valley of FlowersYou can find it easily just after entering the Valley of Flowers gate. In fact after checking in to Valley of Flowers this would be among the first to be seen. Many flowers can be seen if you visit till August mid. You can again see some of them near to Pushpawati river bed after crossing Bhojpatra Jungle. In September you can see beautiful buds of the flowers (After all the petals fell ).
Other InformationThere are two different colored Rosa are found in Valley of Flowers, white and pink.

Alteris Pauciflora

Alteris Pauciflora in Valley of Flowers

Alteris Pauciflora in Valley of Flowers


Family nameLiliaceae (Lily or Onion Family)
Botanical NameAletris Pauciflora
English NameAletris Pauciflora
Flowering timeJune to July
Where will you find it in Valley of FlowersYou can find this tiny flower on Pushpawati river bed in Valley of Flowers and on the bank of Hemkund Sahib lake. Please note that the flowers are too tiny to recognize. Even smaller than they appear in the above image. But they are really beautiful.
Other InformationAleris means meal looking and Pauciflora means few flowered.

Hyoscyamus Niger, Henbane, Bazer-Bhang, Dadura Ajavayan-Khurasani

Hyoscyamus Niger in Valley of Flowers

Hyoscyamus Niger in Valley of Flowers


Family nameSolanaceae (Night shade or Brinjal Family)
Botanical NameHyoscyamus Niger
English NameHenbane
Local NameBazer-Bhang, Dadura Ajavayan-Khurasani (Hindi)
Flowering timeJune to October
Where will you find it in Valley of FlowersThe flower is not seen in Valley of Flowers. This flower can be easily seen in Badrinath and Mana village. In Mana village you can see near vehicle parking on the bank of river Alaknanda, very easily in the month of July and August. After August the plant matures and dies. This is a very poisonous plant.
Other InformationThis is a very poisonous plant, in fact all parts of the plants are highly toxic and can cause convulsions, vision loss and even death.

Morina Longifolia, Biskanakara, Biskandru

Morina Longifolia in Valley of Flowers

Morina Longifolia in Valley of Flowers


Family nameDipsacaceae (Teasel or Scabious Family)
Botanical NameMorina Longifolia
English NameMorina Longifolia
Local NameBiskanakara, Biskandru
Flowering timeJune to September
Where will you find it in Valley of FlowersYou can see this flower right from the entry gate of Valley of flowers and till the Pushpawati river bed at various spots. The flower can be spotted easily because of its color and size. If you visit Valley of Flowers after second week of August you will find only a few flowers blooming but you can witness the tall stalk of old flowers which bloomed in July and August. The picture above was taken on 15th July, 2007 just after entering the Valley of Flowers gate. You may see village Ghangaria in background.
Other InformationThe flower is named after a French nurseryman Louis Morin, who produced the world's first plant catalogue in 1621. Longifolia means long leaves. In Tibetan medicine stem, leaves and flowers are used in digestive disorders, nausea and vomiting.

Rhododendron Lepidotum

Rhododendron Lepidotum in Valley of Flowers

Rhododendron Lepidotum in Valley of Flowers


Family nameRhododendron (Linnaeus)
Botanical NameRhododendron Lepidotum
English NameRhododendron Lepidotum
Flowering timeJune to early August
Where will you find it in Valley of FlowersYou can find Rhododendron Lepidotum on a grassy slope just after crossing first river near the entry gate of Valley of Flowers. Soon after entering the gate and walking for just 100 meters you will have to cross a shallow / frozen river. After crossing this river you can see this flower on your right side slope. This flower can be seen till July end easily.
Other InformationThe people of Manang district, central Nepals, take the juice of the plant, believing it purifies the blood. Pounded leaves are boiled in water and spread on cots, beds, and mats to kill bugs.

Thalictrum Cultratum

Thalictrum-cultratum in Valley of Flowers

Thalictrum-cultratum in Valley of Flowers


Family nameThalictrum Linnaeus
Botanical NameThalictrum Cultratum
English NameThalictrum Cultratum
Flowering timeJune to September
Where will you find it in Valley of FlowersYou can find it very easily in the dense forest at the entrance of Valley of Flowers and after crossing iron bridge over Pushpawati river (500 meters from entrance). This flower looks very beautiful when it swings even in slightest of breeze.
Other InformationThe word Thalictrum is derived from word Thalictron which means plant with divided leaves.

Typhonium Diversifolium

Typhonium-diversifolium in Valley of Flowers

Typhonium-diversifolium in Valley of Flowers


Family nameTyphonium
Botanical NameTyphonium Diversifolium
English NameTyphonium Diversifolium
Flowering timeJune to August
Where will you find it in Valley of FlowersWe have never seen this flower in Valley of Flowers. The above picture was clicked in open grassy slope of Auli (A beautiful hill station near Joshimath) in July 2007.
Other InformationThe term Thyonium means Smoky or Dull, which can be seen in the color of the flower.

Aruncus Dioicus, Goat’s beard or Bride’s feathers

Aruncus Dioicus in Valley of Flowers

Aruncus Dioicus in Valley of Flowers


Family nameRosaceae (Rose Family)
Botanical NameAruncus Dioicus
English NameGoat's beard or Bride's feathers
Flowering timeJuly to August
Where will you find it in Valley of FlowersYou can find this Perennial herb just after crossing the dense forest on your trek to Valley of Flowers from Ghangaria. (Just one and half kilometers from the entry gate of Valley of Flowers) You can find this herb on both sides of your narrow trek.
Other InformationIn Italy the young shoots are eaten, usually boiled briefly in herb infused water, and then cooked with eggs and cheese. In Friuli it is one of the ingredients in the local home-made soup based on wild greens called 'pistic'.

Colquhounia Coccinea, Himalayan Mint Shrub

Colquhounia Coccinea in Valley of Flowers

Colquhounia Coccinea in Valley of Flowers


Family nameLamiaceae (Mint Family)
Botanical NameColquhounia Coccinea
English NameHimalayan Mint Shrub
Flowering timeAugust to September
Where will you find it in Valley of FlowersYou can find Colquhounia Coccinea or Himalayan Mint Shrub very easily on your way from Govindghat to Ghangaria. If you are going by pony you will find that ponies love to eat the leaves of this plant.
Other InformationNamed in honor of Sir Robert Colquhoun, who was a lieutenant in British army in India and a plant collector and early patron of botanical gardens of Calcutta.

Epilobium Laxum

Epilobium Laxum in Valley of Flowers

Epilobium Laxum in Valley of Flowers


Family nameOnagraceae (Evening Primrose or Willow herb family)
Botanical NameEpilobium Laxum
English NameEpilobium Laxum
Flowering timeJuly to September
Where will you find it in Valley of FlowersYou can find Epilobium Laxum very easily in the middle part of Valley of Flowers, specifically near water streams. You can see this little flower on your trek after entering Valley of Flowers gate and trekking for just one and half kilometers from July to September. The flowers resembles its family member Epilobium Latifolium which are found in abundance on Pushpawati River Bed, so much so that it paints the river bed in pink shade.
Other InformationThe word Laxum means growing loosely.

Fragaria Nubicola, Straw Berry, Wild Straw Berry, Gand-Kaphal, Kiplaya, Badri

Fragaria Nubicola in Valley of Flowers

Fragaria Nubicola in Valley of Flowers


Family nameFragaria (Linnaeus)
Botanical NameFragaria Nubicola
English NameStraw Berry, Wild Straw Berry
Local NameGand-Kaphal, Kiplaya, Badri (Hindi)
Flowering timeJune to August
Where will you find it in Valley of FlowersYou can find this on the left side of the trek just after crossing the dense forest 150 meters from the entrance gate. Just after crossing the dense forest and seeing a hollow tree (on your right) your trek will decend to iron bridge over Pushpawati river and you can find Fragaria Nubicola on your right side along with Blue poppies and Primula radii among rocks.
Other InformationFruits are very tasty and edible. But please don't pluck them from Valley of Flowers as they contains seeds which are important for next season. Moreover plucking anything from Valley of Flowers is a crime under Indian laws.

Impatiens Sulcata, Dog Flower, Chaul, Kwal

Impatiens Sulcata in Valley of Flowers

Impatiens Sulcata in Valley of Flowers


Family nameBalsaminaceae (Balsam Family)
Botanical NameImpatiens Sulcata
English NameDog Flower
Local NameChaul, Kwal
Flowering timeJune to September
Where will you find it in Valley of FlowersThis flower is found in abundance in Valley of Flowers. It is found in so much quantity that it paints the Valley of Flowers in pink shade during the later half of July and first half of August. You can see this flower right from the entry gate till Pushpawati river bed. But you can see the biggest colony of the flower just before reaching at official starting point of Valley of Flowers. The official starting point is three kilomneters from the entry gate.
Other InformationThe seeds of the plant are edible.

Oxyria Digyna, Mountain Sorrel, Chyakulti, Kailashi

Oxyria Digyna in Valley of Flowers

Oxyria Digyna in Valley of Flowers


Family nameOxyria (Hillcoat)
Botanical NameOxyria Digyna
English NameMountain Sorrel
Local NameChyakulti, Kailashi
Flowering timeJune to August
Where will you find it in Valley of FlowersYou can find Oxyria Digyna easily on Pushpawati river bed. In fact this picture was also taken at Pushpawati River bed. This flower is found at an altitude of 2400 to 5500 meters. You may also find this flower near Hemkund Sahib lake.
Other InformationThe word Oxys in Greek means sharp or sour, referring to the sharp or bitter taste. The whole plant is used as an appetizer. The leaves are rich in Vitamin-C.

Polygonum Amplexicaule, Kutrya, Amli

Polygonum Amplexicaule in Valley of Flowers

Polygonum Amplexicaule in Valley of Flowers


Family namePolygonum (Linnaeus)
Botanical NamePolygonum Amplexicaule
English NameKutrya
Local NameAmli
Flowering timeJuly to September
Where will you find it in Valley of FlowersGenerally this flower is found on the way from Govindghat to Ghangaria and this flower is not found in Valley of Flowers. This picture was clicked near village Bhuandar.
Other InformationLeaves of this plant are used in treatment of wounds. Whole plant is believed cause abortion.

Polygonum Capitatum, Kaflya

Polygonum Capitatum in Valley of Flowers

Polygonum Capitatum in Valley of Flowers


Family namePolygonum (Linnaeus)
Botanical NamePolygonum Capitatum
English NamePolygonum Capitatum
Local NameKaflya
Flowering timeJune to September
Where will you find it in Valley of FlowersThis flower is found on the way from Govindghat to Ghangaria. Just after walk in few hundred meters from Govindghat you may see this flower near your trek. We have not seen this flower in Valley of Flowers. However, this flower exists in wide altitude range of 100-4800 m.
Other InformationThe plant is used as an antidote to Snake poison.

Rhodiola Wallichiana

Rhodiola Wallichiana in Valley of Flowers

Rhodiola Wallichiana in Valley of Flowers


Family nameCrassulaceae (Stone Corp Family)
Botanical NameRhodiola Wallichiana
English NameRhodiola Wallichiana
Flowering timeJune to August
Where will you find it in Valley of FlowersRhodiola Wallichiana is found on the Bank of Hemkund Lake and in the deeper part of Valley of Flowers. Generally you may not find this flower easily in Valley of Flowers but you can easily spot it at Hemkund Sahib Lake. There you can find this flower along with colonies of Saussurea Obvallata (in July, August & September), Blue Poppies (in July and August) and Aconitum Violaceum (in September).
Other Information

Senecio Graciliflorus, Ground Sel, Kikret, Kuchee

Senecio Graciliflorus in Valley of Flowers

Senecio Graciliflorus in Valley of Flowers


Family nameSenecio (Linnaeus)
Botanical NameSenecio Graciliflorus
English NameGround Sel
Local NameKikret, Kuchee
Flowering timeJune to October
Where will you find it in Valley of FlowersYou can find this flower after trekking for 1-2 Km. from the entry gate of Valley of Flowers. This plant is found an altitude range of 2100-4100 m. This is a rare plant.
Other InformationIn Greek Gracile means graceful and Florus means flower referring to graceful looking flowers of this species.

Allium Wallichi, Doona, Gobka, Laddu

Allium Wallichi

Allium Wallichi


Family nameAllium (Linnaeus)
Botanical NameAllium Wallichii
English NameAllium Wallichii
Local NameDoona, Gobka, Laddu
Flowering timeJuly to August
Where will you find it in Valley of FlowersThis flowers is a bit rare flower to spot in Valley of Flowers. Last year we could spot only 2 flowers of Allium Wallichii. You can spot it in the middle part of Valley of Flowers. Middle part means after trekking 3-4 Km. from the entry gate of Valley of Flowers.
Other InformationThis plant is found at an altitude range of 2800-4300 m. Bulbs of this plant are used in treatment of altitude sickness and cough. Flowers are used for garnishing salads.

Bistorta Vaccinifolia, Inuri

Bistorta Vaccinifolia

Bistorta Vaccinifolia


Family nameBistorta (Scopoli)
Botanical NameBistorta Vaccinifolia
English NameBistorta Vaccinifolia
Local NameInuri
Flowering timeJuly to September
Where will you find it in Valley of FlowersThis flower is found easily in the later half of Valley of Flowers. Bees love this flower and you can spot hundreds of Bees on these flowers if you can spot its colony. This plant grows in colonies near streams and wet places generally on rocks.
Other InformationThis flower found an altitude of 2000-3500 m.

Leycesteria Formosa, Himalayan Honey Suckle, Gulnar, Piralu

Leycesteria Formosa

Leycesteria Formosa


Family nameCaprifoliaceae (Honcy Suckle Family)
Botanical NameLeycesteria Formosa
English NameHimalayan Honey Suckle
Local NameGulnar, Piralu
Flowering timeJune to August
Where will you find it in Valley of FlowersYou will find this flower on the way Govindghat to Ghangaria. You will not find this flower in Valley of Flowers as this flower is found at an altitude range of 1000 - 2800 m. You can find this flower near Bhuandar Village on your trek from Govindghat to Ghangaria
Other InformationLeaf paste of Leycesteria Formosa is used in treating Dandruff and killing lice. The word Formosa means finally found or beautiful referring to flowers of this species which very attractive.

Spiranthes Sinensis, Phirlya

Spiranthes Sinensis

Spiranthes Sinensis


Family nameSipranthes (Richard)
Botanical NameSpiranthes Sinensis
English NameSpiranthes Sinensis
Local NamePhirlya
Flowering timeJuly to September
Where will you find it in Valley of FlowersYou can find this flower after crossing first river near the entry gate of Valley of Flowers. Just after crossing the river on the mountain slop next to it you can find Spiranthes Sinensis specially in the month of September.
Other InformationThis flower is found at an altitude range of 2800-3300 m. The whole plant is used in treatment of fever.

Vigna Vexillata, Machali

Vigna Vexillata

Vigna Vexillata


Family nameVigna Savi (Snail Vine)
Botanical NameVigna Vexillata
English NameVigna Vexillata
Local NameMachali
Flowering timeThroughout the year
Where will you find it in Valley of FlowersYou can find Vigna Vexillata on the way from Govindghat to Ghangaria. As this flower is found at an altitude range of 1200-2200 m. it is not found in Valley of Flowers.
Other InformationRoutes are edible, seeds are used as vegetable and whole is used as a fodder.

Corydalis Meifolia, Tongzil

Corydalis Meifolia

Corydalis Meifolia


Family nameFumariaceae (Fumitory Family)
Botanical NameCorydalis Meifolia
English NameCorydalis Meifolia
Local NameTongzil
Flowering timeJune to September
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Other Information

Gymnadenia Orchidis

Gymnadenia Orchidis

Gymnadenia Orchidis


Family nameGymnadenia
Botanical NameGymnadenia Orchidis
English NameGymnadenia Orchidis
Flowering timeJune to August
Where will you find it in Valley of Flowers290
Other Information

Nepeta Erecta

Nepeta Erecta

Nepeta Erecta


Family nameNepeta
Botanical NameNepeta Erecta
English NameNepeta Erecta
Flowering timeJune to August
Where will you find it in Valley of Flowers259
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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.

5 comments on “Pink and Red Flowers found in Valley of Flowers
  1. Avatar for Devkant Sangwan amsingha says:

    VERY NICE !!

  2. Avatar for Devkant Sangwan Manvi Batra says:

    Very nice collection of flowers. Nicely presented. I would like to go to Valley of Flowers in 2013. Have you fixed your departures of 2013. I will be coming form New Delhi. What will be the cost. kindly send me all the information in detail. Will you provide me a guide for the trek. The flowers are beautiful, especially Vajardanti, Potentilla Atrisanguinea is my favorite.

    • The fixed departures to Valley of Flowers have already been announced. To know the dates kindly click here.I accompany my groups to Valley of Flowers. I will be personally coming with all the groups at least ion the day we will be going to Valley of Flowers.

      • Avatar for Devkant Sangwan shantanu says:

        beautiful presentation. nature at its best! my wife(44yrs)and self(53yrs)would like to join your group leaving haridwar on july 27th, 2014. will this the best time or you suggest 1st wk of aug 2014? i have gone thru the itinerary.

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Verbascum thapsus

Verbascum thapsus is a herb of 1-1.5 m tall, stem is leafy, erect. All parts of the plant is covered by dense woolly tomentum. Stem is narrowly winged and with bases of leaves. Flowers are yellow in color, wool like and on rod like spikes.The genetic name thapsus refers to densely woolly filaments of stamens.

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