Forget me Not flower paints valley in Blue color during first half of July every year.
Beautiful view of the valley of flowers in the month of June.
Feel like touching this flower found in Valley of flowers ….?
Beautiful white flower in the valley
This is a beautiful glacier found in the valley. This picture was taken on 2nd July 2011 by us on our trip to the valley. There are around 600 different type of plant species found in the valley. This flower is generally visible in first and second week of July. This year we are going to the valley on 9th July from Rishikesh.
Beautiful White flower in valley of Flowers
There are about 650 different types of flowering plants found in valley of flowers…..
This flower is visible from July first week to 15th July in abundance, just after crossing the first wooden bridge. Valley of flowers opens from June to September every year. For the rest of year it is snow clad. Valley of flowers is a UNESCO world heritage site and accessible by trek only. We organize trekking tours to valley of flowers.
Glacier in valley of Flowers
The dark green forest is Bhojpatra forest. This picture is taken in the month of July, 2007.
This is the point from where you can see final point of valley of flowers i.e. Pushpawati River.
Valley of flowers – Scenes in Valley of flowers changes very rapidly- clouds- bright sun shine – rain all with in a span of an hour.
I clicked this picture on my trip to valley of flowers on 31st July 2012. The left side peak is Saptsingh peak. Really, its heaven on earth. This pictures is unable to explain the real feeling of being there. Best of the pictures on my site are unable to explain the real beauty of the valley
Forget me Not flower paints the valley in Blue color during first half of July every year.
I went to the valley on 11th July 2012 along with my group. Forget me not flower painted the valley in blue color. You can witness thousands of blue color flowers in the valley. I saw lot of flowers in the valley including Geranium, forget me not, Vajardanti and many many more.
Gauri peak as seen from Auli, July 2007
I clicked this picture on my visit to Auli in 2007. After returning from the valley, Hemkund Sahib and Ghangaria I stayed in Auli forest for a week. On my first day i trek through deep forest in Auli ann saw this beautiful scene. This is core Himalayas. My love…… !
Just another blue flower in Valley of flowers
Valley of flowers is full of blue color flowers. Flowers found in valley of flowers are mostly in blue shade. Kindly visit our Flowers page to watch some of the pictures of the flowers. There are around 600 different type of plant species found in valley of flowers. The next trip to valley of flowers, Hemkund Sahib and Badrinath will be organized from 9th July from Rishikesh.
Frozen Hemkund sahib lake on 30th May 2012. We clicked this picture on our visit to Valley of flowers. Hemkund Sahib is situated at a height of 14500 feet above sea level and is world’s highest gurudwara. The next trip to valley of flowers, Hemkund Sahib and Badrinath will be organized from 9th July from Rishikesh.
Four sepalled Anemone or Anemone Tetrasepala in valley of flowers
Four sepalled Anemone or Anemone Tetrasepala
I went to valley of flowers on 11th July 2012 along with my group. Four sepalled Anemone paints the middle part of valley of flowers in white color. The site is really very beautiful. The actual scene is much more beautiful then this picture. In fact even best of the pictures and videos can not explain the real beauty of valley of flowers. It is true wonder of nature. I saw lot of flowers in valley of flowers including Geranium, forget me not, Vajardanti and many many more.
In valley of flowers………
These people came from USA to visit valley of flowers but were not lucky enough to reach Pushpawati river bed as visibility was very low. Though they were very happy to see whatever was visible. You should at least take a day or two extra while going to valley of flowers, especially in rainy season. You can observe some beautiful flowers in background. When you visit valley of flowers you need to be lucky, to see some beautiful landscapes as during rainy season valley of flowers is full of clouds for some of the days. When you will be able to see peaks and rivers only for a while, when the clouds gets away.
Myself on the way to Hemkund Sahib May 30th
This time Valley of flowers, Hemkund Sahib and Ghangaria witnessed a lot of snowfall which did not melt even by 30th May. I hope you may find some of the snow/glaciers till 20th July also. I have never seen so much of snow and Ice in my life time.
Pink flowers in valley of Flowers
There are about 650 different types of flowering plants found in valley of flowers…..
This flower is visible mainly on the river banks. Beautiful pink shade in Pushpawati river is mainly due to this flower. This picture was taken on 15th July 2007. We organize trekking tours to valley of flowers.
Just reaching Pushpawati River Bed…..
Reaching soon to Pushpawati River Bed……… This is the site I wait to reach while trekking to valley of flowers. I have been to this place many times. This is the one of the most beautiful site of valley of flowers. We generally have lunch on the river bed (slightly visible). The dark part is Bhojpatra jungle.
Trek from Govindghat to Ghangaria
To reach valley of flowers one need to reach Ghangaria village first. Ghangaria is the base camp for trek to valley of flowers and Shri Hemkund Shahib. Ghangaria is 14 kilometers from Govindghat and is accessible by trekking only. After 2 kilometers of trek from Govindghat to Ghangaria you will reach this point. You will soon reach to village Pulna. (Just 2 kilometers from here). From Pulna you can have a view of a beautiful.waterfall.
To reach valley of flowers one need to reach Ghangaria village first. Ghangaria is the base camp for trek to valley of flowers and Shri Hemkund Shahib. Ghangaria is 14 kilometers from Govindghat and is accessible by trekking only. After 2 kilometers of trek from Govindghat to Ghangaria you will reach this point. You will soon reach to village Pulna. (Just 2 kilometers from here). From Pulna you can have a view of a beautiful waterfall.
Clouds in valley of flowers.
Another beautiful view of valley of flowers
In the month of July the weather in the Valley of Flowers changes very rapidly. In few minutes you can see sun getting disappeared in clouds and again the sun may reappear soon.
Glacier on the way to Valley of flowers.
This is a huge and beautiful glacier on the way to Valley of flowers. This picture was taken on 2nd July 2011 by us on our trip to Valley of flowers. Kindly observe that glacier is still visible after summer season of May and June. Valley of flowers is at a height of 11000 feet and still you find vegetation.
Our group at village Mana. we really enjoyed the trip.
We trekked to the deepest part of valley of flowers. Upto 9 kilometers inside valley of flowers. That was really a nice experience. I will soon be posting some of the pictures of the group. And a good eleven people made it to last. Although we got stuck for two days (one day at Badrinath and One at Joshimath) but we played cards in our hotel. All in all it was one of my favorite groups.
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
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
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
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 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
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
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.
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
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 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.
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 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.