Here is a good news for nature lovers !! Uttarakhand government has opened a new route to Valley of Flowers after 45 years. This route was lying closed from last 45 years.
The government says it will be helpful to rescue teams in case a disaster like the Kedarnath flash floods strikes the region again and the adventure lovers will get a chance to explore a new virgin trail.
Brahma Kamal Flowers on Kunthkhal-Hanuman Chatti Trek Route
Kunthkhal-Hanuman Chatti Trek Route
SS Rasaily, director, Nanda Devi Biosphere, said “The Kunthkhal-Hanuman Chatti trek route was since 1970 as people were using the much easier route from Ghangaria to Valley of Flowers. Because it was lying unused, the trek trail soon became overgrown with dense vegetation. During the recent disaster in Kedarnath, a need was felt for an alternate route which could be used to rescue people. This route is suitable for this purpose.”
Valley of Flowers
Badrinath is about 10 km from Hanuman Chatti. People can trek to Kunthkhal and Ghangaria to get back to civilization. According to officials people can go for this trek as it offers a lot of natural beauty.
“The 15 km route is spotted with gorges, glaciers and rivers. The ideal time to trek here is from July to October. You can also see the Brahamkamal flower on this trail which is found over the elevation of 4500 meter.
Kunthkhal-Hanuman Chatti Trek Route
Forest department is also beginning to promote a number of other forgotten treks close to the Valley of Flowers such as the trails leading to the Kagbhushandi Lake, Chanab Valley, Dronagiri Parvat etc.
My name is Kunal and I’m basically from Jaipur, India. I have long been dreaming to go to a place which is almost heaven on earth. At least I call it so because until you physically go there you cannot feel the charm it holds. Surfing on the internet I came across to my dream place which is in fact called the ‘Valley of Flower’ in Uttarakhand, India and I realized that this is the place I want to go. After some more research I was able to find few tour operators and after comparing them all I found the Blue Poppy the best. I was really impressed with the amount of information I got from these people and everything is nicely updated on their website. I love the way all information is given segment wise and quite in depth from food to clothes and tiny things. Really great work to have such a nice informative website.
I am really happy with the service of Blue Poppy and would recommend to others as well. Everything was nicely organized and the food was too good. Thanks for everything.
I am a passionate photographer and one of my prime reason to go to this heaven was to do lot of nature photography and I’m very lucky that during my trip the weather was excellent and I was able to get most out of my trip. During my trip I also meet the owner of the Blue Poppy, Mr. Devkant. He’s a nice, calm guy and shared lot of nature and places information with everyone
Finally the trip was excellent, good arrangements, nice people and lovely nature and places. I’m happy to share my snaps on your site.
Right from the start up at Haridwar till our return, we had lovely time with Blue Poppy Holiday with all their arrangements. It will be difficult to find out any lapses in it.
“All credit to the Blue Poppy Team-the guides and the team leader Devkant!”
So enthusiastic and tireless in all respect like taking care of all the participants, all arrangements and his involvement to be with the group on the way of trek from start to finish!
We had enjoyed the road trip from Haridwar to Govindghat enjoying the natural beauty of Himalayas, Alaknanda and its tributaries.
Stay at hotel was good.
The trek from Govindghat to Ghangaria was enjoyable. It was joyous moments all the way enjoying the nature. We were very close to the nature or were mixed with it.
The booklet of flowers and guidance provided us was good on hand helpful stuff to refer regarding the flowers and what are dos / donts in the valley.
The trek was wonderful though it was a bit hard one at starting. We enjoyed every second we spend there with hills, glaciers, trails, streams, flowers, river and mystic peaks. The best of all was the company of Devkant all along the trek rout.
The second day was more better as we went to the extreme deeper of the valley! Devkant will say how deep we were! It was just wonderful trek.
This is a unique valley where you will see – peaks, streams, glaciers, river, lush greenery, flowers and lot more.
Next trip was to Hemkund Sahib and the trek was again wonderful.
We preferred to take all the treks by ourselves only without any pony supports. We enjoyed it.Enjoyed the dip at the holy pond.
On the return to Govindghat and trip to Badrinathji was again
Sone pe suhaga!
In short, I personally had experienced the best of my days in the valley and would love to be again!
All the praise for Blue Poppy Team and the all participants from all over the country and from abroad for this wonderful experience.
This post is written by Mrs. K Haritha and her group who has gone on the trek between 12th July, 2015 to 18th July, 2015.
“Me and my 7 friends, an all women group went for the trek between 12th to 18th amidst many apprehensions and warnings from loved ones and friends. Very early in the tour, we realized that all the fears were unfounded. Everything was beautifully organized and the weather would not have been more perfect. Cut off from the regular world, the trek to the valley and Hemkund Sahib was absolute bliss. Though we expected to see many more types of flowers in the valley(we were told that the flowering is delayed by 15 days this time), we were simply awed by the sights around. The natural flower blooms on the way to Hemkund sahib more than made up for any little disappointment that was there. In all, a life time experience. I am glad I did it.”
Blue Poppy’s picture taken by our group on 13th July, 2015
Juncus thomsonii is a small perennial herb herb which has tufted stem. Its height is 20 cm. Stems are hollow. Leaves are basal and thread like. Flowers are white and can be found in terminals or solitary. The specific name is on the honor of Thomas Thomson.