Valley of Flowers Gallery

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Flowers in Valley of Flowers

There are around 650 different type of flowers found in Valley of Flowers. The above gallery shows some of them. According to us at least 40% of the flowers found in Valley of Flowers are of Bluish or purple blue shade. For example Aconitum Balfourii, Aconitum violaceum,Blue Poppy,Cyananthus-Microphyllus,Cyananthus Lobatus,Corydalis,Geranium Wallichianum,Cicerbita Macrorhiza,Gagealutea,Gentiana Phyllocalyx and many more. Details of all the flowers are given on separate pages you can click on the small images below to know more about a particular flower.

The maximum number of flowers is seen in last week of July. By number we mean quantity in terms quantity per type of flowers as well as number of types of flowers seen. You can see flowers in large number during this period. The best time to see flowers is mid July to mid August. Ironically this is the period when landslides occur on the way from Haridwar to Badrinath. But this is the cost to see the heaven on the earth. Last year many people cancelled their trip to Valley of Flowers due to rains and landslides. Actually landslides generally take less time to clear then traffic jams at metros. BRO (Border Road Organization) works very efficiently and generally clears it the road soon. We always provide authentic and up to date information about the road conditions on the way to Valley of Flowers.

Landscape Gallery of Valley of Flowers.You can see many glaciers in the pictures. Most of these pictures are taken in July.

Huge Glacier in Valley of Flowers

Huge Glacier in Valley of Flowers

Huge Glacier in Valley of Flowers in May

Huge Glacier in Valley of Flowers in May

Epilobium Latifolium on the bank of shallow stream

Epilobium Latifolium on the bank of shallow stream

Valley of flowers after floods - No damage to the flowering area is seen.

Valley of flowers after floods – No damage to the flowering area is seen.

Epilobium Latifolium at Pushpawati River bed.

Epilobium Latifolium at Pushpawati River bed.

Valley of Flowers

Valley of Flowers

Valley of Flowers, the Glacier point

Valley of Flowers, the Glacier point

Valley of Flowers

Valley of Flowers

Landscapes of Valley of Flowers

Valley of Flowers changes its landscape almost every day. You can see various shades in Valley of Flowers like white and dark brown in May and June, lush green in July to mid August, peach green color from mid August to mid September and brownish yellow by the end of season before snow fall starts again in October. You can see this effect in below images. All the glaciers clicked in above images are taken in the month of July. Till mid July you can easily spot many glaciers in Valley of Flowers, although some may obstruct your way till the end point of Valley of Flowers if you visit late June to July first week. As you may come across half frozen rivers a, which are difficult to cross. Temporary bridges made of wood and iron sheets can be made only once the river melts fully.

The weather in Valley of Flowers changes very rapidly. Some time even in fifteen minutes you can see full cloudy sky, no visibility and soon there can be bright sunshine.

Valley of Flowers in the month of June:

In the month of June plants in the Valley of Flowers are in growing state ( Flowers will come in July in most of them) and only a few flowers like Corydalis cashmeriana, Primula Denticulata,Iris Kemaonensis, Gagealutea, Caltha Palustris and Taraxacum Officinale along with few more are found in the valley. Plants wait for monsoon to start by end of June and the color of valley soon starts changing towards green and early flowers starts blooming by the end.

Valley of flowers after floods - Glacier point, Here used to be a huge glacier up month of July.

Valley of flowers after floods – Glacier point, Here used to be a huge glacier up month of July.

Valley of Flowers in the month of July:

July is the peak season for Valley of Flowers lovers. Lots of people visit Valley of Flowers. Approx 200 to 300 people per day visited in July, 2012. In the month of July Valley of Flowers is in lush green shade. Lots and lots of flowers bloom during this time. Starters are Campanula Latifolia, Geranium Wallichianum and Polemonium Caeruleum and by July end they will paint the Valley of Flowers in Bluish purple color. These three flowers are mainly responsible for giving Valley of Flowers its Bluish purple shade during the month of July. Along with it red spots of Potentilla Atrisanguinea (It grows in abundance in Valley of Flowers). And white spots of Anemone Tetrasepala and Anemone Obtusifolia, yellow spots of Lilium Oxpetalum and Pedicularis Hoffmeisteri / Haldya Phool and many more. Over all Valley of Flowers is in its full beauty during this period of time.

Colony of Anemone Tetrasepla in the month of july

Colony of Anemone Tetrasepla in the month of july

Valley of Flowers in the month of August:

During the first half of the month the valley will be in full bloom as it was in July. But the bluish purple shade given by Campanula Latifolia, Geranium Wallichianum and Polemonium Caeruleum, the prominent flowers are replaced by Impatiens Sulcata and Valley of Flowers is painted with pink color. Soon during the end of the month the number of flowers will start reducing in term of quantity and type. By the end of the month you can see the yellowish green color of the valley as compared of lush green during July month.

Bistorta Affinis in the valley of flowers

Bistorta Affinis in the valley of flowers

Valley of Flowers in the month of September:

Flowers will be less in number but positive point in visiting during this period is that the monsoon gets over by end of August and you can witness clear sky and landscapes are visible clear at least once a day. Some time you can witness fresh snow fall on the peaks. You can see fresh snow fall in the picture.

Berries in the Valley of Flowers  in the month of September

Berries in the Valley of Flowers in the month of September

Berries in the Valley of Flowers  in the month of September

Berries in the Valley of Flowers in the month of September


Valley of flowers in September

Valley of flowers in September

This picture was taken early in the morning on 19th Septemeber 2012 from Hotel Krishna, Ghangaria. There was no snow ont these peaks a day before. Fresh snow fall in September started on peaks in Valley of Flowers.

This picture was taken early in the morning on 19th Septemeber 2012 from Hotel Krishna, Ghangaria. There was no snow ont these peaks a day before. Fresh snow fall in September started on peaks in Valley of Flowers.

ON 4TH OCTOBER Valley of Flowers CLOSES OFFICIALLY AND OPENS ON JUNE 1ST .

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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.

15 comments on “Valley of Flowers Gallery
  1. Avatar for Devkant Sangwan RISHABH says:

    WANT TO KNW ABUT THE PACKAGE FOR 3 IN THE FIRST WEEK OF SEPTEMBER
    AND WHAT IF WE WANT TO EXPLORE MORE APART FROM THE ITENARY…

  2. WE APPRECIATE FOR THE INTEREST AND ACTION TO ENJOY BY VIEWERS

  3. Avatar for Devkant Sangwan Vinay says:

    Please provide me the iteranary and costing details for this trip.

  4. Avatar for Devkant Sangwan Sheel Bansal says:

    Want to visit only valley of flowers…I m from Delhi..in how many days can I cover..with full exposure and according to u…

    • Avatar for Devkant Sangwan Devkant Sangwan says:

      Hello,
      You need 7 days ex Haridwar for a complete trip to Valley of flowers. Detailed itinerary has been mailed to you.

  5. Avatar for Devkant Sangwan Govind says:

    Is it possible to see some flowers during June 3 rd week.

  6. Avatar for Devkant Sangwan sudhir sheth says:

    had been to VOF in aug 12 with some other group, but now i feel it should be done by a local person who has studied this place before we could see only 50% of the flowers without its knowledge, i feel i should visit this year with you, hope to plan acco and book at an earliest.

    • Avatar for Devkant Sangwan Devkant Sangwan says:

      Hello Sudhir Sheth ji,

      Yes I remember you met me on the trip. Your comment is a lesson to those who do not plan well and go to this wonderland. But you are lucky that you at least know what you have missed. Most of the guys coming to the valley are happy even after not seeing the real beauty because they does not know what they have missed.

  7. Avatar for Devkant Sangwan Dinesh Mishra says:

    I have no question to ask you at this time

  8. Avatar for Devkant Sangwan Dinesh Mishra, Hatkalyani, Debal, Chamoli says:

    I am belonging to this region and my heart is always with my native place.

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Valley of flowers is open in 2014. All the bridges and trek has been constructed.
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Fix Departures in 2015

All these departures are starting on Sunday.
  1. 28 June to 4th July
  2. 5th July to 11th July
  3. 12th July to 18th July
  4. 19th July to 25th July
  5. 26th July to 1st August
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