Valley of Flowers trek itinerary | Detailed trek itinerary of Valley of Flowers trek.
“All about the beautiful journey”-Your journey begins from Haridwar and finally ends here.
Valley of Flowers trek itinerary | Day 1
Haridwar to Govindghat
Distance – 300 km
Journey – 10-12 hrs by road
The trek to Valley of Flowers begins at Haridwar, the holy city. You will be picked from one point in a convenient conveyance. We will drive towards our starting point which is Govindghat. It’s a full day ride alongside river Alaknanda. There may be prospects to see Rudrprayag and Devprayag along the way. It depends on the punctuality of the group and the feasibility of time.
Alaknanda further flows down to DevPrayag and meets River Bhagirathi to form river Ganga.
Along the journey are beautiful sights of the emerald rivers. Lunch is arranged on the way and we finally reach Govindghat by evening. Positioned at the bank of River Alaknanada, Govindghat is the embarking point of the trek. Relish the splendid scenes around and relax for the journey next morning.
Valley of Flowers trek itinerary | Day 2
Govindghat to Ghangaria
Distance – 13 km
Journey – 8-10 hrs by trekking
You may choose to take ponnies and porters. Even helicopter is available. But you cannot depend on Helicopter as flying of Helicopter depends upon weather conditions. It may or may not fly on a particular day.
This is what you get to see once walking 7 km towards Ghangaria village. Trek towards this beautiful snow clad mountain and you will reach Kag Bhusandi Lake. It’s a charming high altitude lake.
Breakfast early morning and start the trek at 7 am towards Ghangaria village. You will witness enchanting views all along. Lunch can be managed on the way. Trekking along River Pushpavati is amazingly beautiful.
Please do not miss the following video of this waterfall. You love it for sure.
The first 9 kms of trek are alongside Pushpavati. After having lunch on the banks of the river, we will cross it. The forthcoming 4 kms are slightly steeper. A total altitude gain is approximately 1.5 kms.
Reach Ghangaria by the evening and relax. One can also visit the nearby waterfall and enjoy the picturesque locale. Some rare species of birds and tailless rats can be seen here.
Valley of Flowers trek itinerary | Day 3
Ghangaria to Valley Of Flowers and back to Ghangaria
Distance – 13- 14 kms
Duration – 7-8 hrs by trek
This day you will witness one of the most alluring places of the world. Its impeccably beautiful and pleasing environment will surely entice you.
Rise early in the morning and have breakfast. You’re all set to trek towards Valley of Flowers at 7 am. A ticket is issued at the entrance which is valid for 3 days. The ticket costs Rs 150 for Indians and Rs 450 for non-Indians.
So you are entering a dream land. No need of carrying water as the sparkling water is drinkable. No pollution and no urbane life. Pure bliss and beauty.
Enter and the valley’s check point and you will witness the solace of nature. Your ears are blessed with sounds of chirping birds and rhythmic flowing water. There is no pollution and a life of natural beauty awaits here.
You should prefer to have lunch at the Pushpavati River bed (see picture). If you quickly wind up your time, you can reach this point. You should not be missing this splendid scene which is 6 km far from Ghangaria. So, the total trek becomes 14 km.
The experience is impeccable and will create memories of a lifetime. It’s an epitome of unblemished natural beauty.
Valley of Flowers trek itinerary | Day 4
Ghangaria to Valley Of Flowers and back to Ghangaria
Distance – 12 km
Time – 8-9 hrs by trek
Early breakfast and an early start to Sri Hemkund sahib will begin your day. Leave by 7am and reach this pious Gurudwara. The high altitude lake is a treat for nature lovers.
The lake is reposing at an astounding altitude of 13500 ft above sea level. Fabulous scenes can be enjoyed along the way. This 6 km trek is quite steep but worth it. Charming scenic beauty along with sights of flowers like blue poppies, Vajardanti and brahmkamal is truly delightful.
The lake is at an altitude of 13500 ft above sea level.
Valley of Flowers trek itinerary | Ghangaria-Govindghat-Badrinath | Day 5
Ghangaria to Govindghat
Distance 13 km 5 hours by trekking
Time – 5 hours by trekking
Govindghat to Badrinath
Distance – 20 km
Time – 1 hr by road
Rise early and begin the trek at 6am. You will traverse towards Govindghat and reach there by lunch. After lunch, there will be road journey to Badrinath. It’s a beautiful journey with sights of waterfalls and rivers. The flowing Alaknanda is an amazing view. Wonderful sights all along the journey are delightful.
We will head towards village Mana. It’s pleasurable to see the starting point of River Saraswati at Mana. Visit the small locale and check-in hotel for relaxing.
Valley of Flowers trek itinerary | Day 6
Badrinath to Haridwar
Distance – 320 km
Time 10-12 hrs by road
This is last day of the trip. After an early departure from Badrinath, you can have breakfast and lunch on the way to Haridwar. You will reach the destination by evening. This is where we take leave and the trip concludes with great memories.
It’s tiring physically but mentally you will be on a high. The experience, the sights and the trip is very exciting for everyone. You might leave for home the same day or plan to take rest at Haridwar.
Hopefully, this trek will be great and wonderful for you. Come join us to a journey splendid and tranquil. Away from urban hustles, it offers a life of serenity and peace in the lap of Mother Nature.
This itinerary is suggestive in nature. Actual journey plan may differ slightly. Kindly ask for a detailed document from us. It is advisable to read all terms and conditions carefully before booking with us.
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.