Will Valley of Flowers open in 2014? When does Valley of Flowers open ?

Will Valley of Flowers open in 2014 ? What is the current Position of the Valley of Flowers? Is the bridge near Ghangaria constructed to enter the Valley of Flowers?

This post is necessary to answer the questions of many people who want to come to Valley of Flowers in 2014 but saw a post on Times of India. This post stated that the Valley of Flowers may not open in 2014 at all. This is very unfortunate that one of the leading news paper is writing this type of wrong news. I could not go to Valley of Flowers personally this season till date, but I sent one of my associates to click pictures of the work done by the authorities in the area. The progress is discussed as follows.

Progress of work between Govindghat and Ghangaria.

They have done a lot of work between Govindghat and Ghangaria and in fact the current trek condition is better than the condition before the floods. They have constructed new bridges at various locations. They have constructed new bridge at Govindghat and another bridge is under construction and this bridge will be motor-able. They also have constructed a new bridge at Bhyuandar Village. Another bridge is under construction at Bhyuandar village, in case the older bridge is not able to stand the river. So there are three bridges at Bhyandar now. Pictures of these bridges along with trek are given below.

Trek netween Ghangaria to Hemkund Sahib, there are no damage to this part of the trek.

Trek netween Ghangaria to Hemkund Sahib, there are no damage to this part of the trek.

Newly constructed trek between Govindghat and Ghangaria

Newly constructed trek between Govindghat and Ghangaria

Newly constructed trek between Govindghat and Ghangaria

Newly constructed trek between Govindghat and Ghangaria

Newly constructed trek between Govindghat and Ghangaria, the pilgrims are coming is good number.

Newly constructed trek between Govindghat and Ghangaria, the pilgrims are coming is good number.

newly constructed trek between Govindghat and Ghangaria

newly constructed trek between Govindghat and Ghangaria

New Bridge at Govindhat.

New Bridge at Govindhat.

Helipad near Ghangaria

Helipad near Ghangaria

Govindghat to Ghangaria trek,

Govindghat to Ghangaria trek,

Govindghat to Ghangaria trek,

Govindghat to Ghangaria trek,

Bridge at Bhyuandar, Newly constructed bridge at Bhyuandar

Bridge at Bhyuandar, Newly constructed bridge at Bhyuandar, you can see two completed parallel bridges and the third one under construction.

Other side of the Bridge at Bhyuandar

Other side of the Bridge at Bhyuandar


Two Bridges at Bhyuandar and the third one the biggest one is under construction,

Two Bridges at Bhyuandar and the third one the biggest one is under construction

Position of the Valley of Flowers? Will the Valley of Flowers open in 2014

Now the question is what is the position of the bridge which is required near Ghangaria Village to enter the valley? In fact the Times of India says that the Valley of Flowers will not open as there is no bridge. The authenticated news is that the bridge is already under construction and unfortunately the pictures of the same could not be taken by my associate. But that bridge will be constructed by June 25th as per PWD officials. Now the biggest question is about the trek after the bridge. Actually some 1.5 km trek has to be laid after the trek by forest department. As per my sources that trek will also be completed latest by July 10th, and the Valley of Flowers will be opened for general public after that.

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Devkant Sangwan is an ardent lover of nature and is a passionate traveler. He belongs to Haryana (India) and is a law graduate by profession. He’s professionally well qualified and is an Associate member of the Institute of Company secretaries. Like many others, Devkant’s heart did not lie in his profession. He was born to follow his dream which is exploring the beauty of nature. He visited Valley of Flowers for the first time in 2004 and instantly fell in love with the splendor of the place. He started pursuing the place more often and adored it over and over again. He even left his job for his travel pursuits and calls the place as his second wife.

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81 comments on “Will Valley of Flowers open in 2014? When does Valley of Flowers open ?
  1. Avatar for Devkant Sangwan Prosenjit ghosh says:

    Shall I visit Valley of Flowers in the month of May say between 8 to 10th May

    • Avatar for Devkant Sangwan Devkant Sangwan says:

      Hello Sir,

      This is to inform you that ‘Valley of Flowers’ gets open in June only. You can take a visit to the place in June.
      Contact us further if you want to join the trek.
      Thanks !

  2. Avatar for Devkant Sangwan dipankar brahma says:

    Valley of Flowers open in 2015 ?

    • Avatar for Devkant Sangwan Devkant Sangwan says:

      Valley of Flowers is already open sir.
       

      • Avatar for Devkant Sangwan Pritom says:

        Hello Devkant JI. We are planning to visit the Valley of Flowers on 2nd week of August, 2015. Could u plz inform us that whether it would be acsessible then ? & whether we could view the full glooming of flowers at that time of year ?

        • Avatar for Devkant Sangwan Devkant Sangwan says:

          Hello Mam,

          Valley of Flowers will be accessible by that time and you can also see the full bloom at that time.

  3. Avatar for Devkant Sangwan aditya kumar says:

    Hi I want to know whether Valley of Flowers is accessible now or not. Bridge construction is competed or not.

    I am planning to go there on 2nd of October. Any help will be highly appreciated.

    Thanks

  4. Avatar for Devkant Sangwan Harpreet Singh says:

    Hi,

    Thanks for such a pleasant blog for such a beauty of nature.
    I am planning to visit Valley of Flowers and hemkund shaib in first week of october probably 1st-5th october.
    Will the places remains open till then?
    Are the conditions (weather, track and bridges) suitable?
    Are 3-4 days sufficient for a nice trip out there ? If not what should be the minimum time ?

    Also please let me know the estimated cost, dos and don’ts, best places to stay, a brief route map that we should follow.

    Thanks,
    Harpreet

  5. Avatar for Devkant Sangwan atishay says:

    Even the Hindustan Times has that news, I was just about to cancel my plan to visit Valley of Flowers in August 2014, I guess It’s opened and would be good to go.

    • Avatar for Devkant Sangwan Devkant Sangwan says:

      Unfortunately due to bureaucracy in India the work started very late from 2nd week of September 2014 but was completed very fast by locals. It is opened to public for 6 days from 4th October, 2014.

  6. Avatar for Devkant Sangwan arti says:

    Hi Dev,

    We are planning trek in first week of October. Will we get chance to see flowers at that time and is it right time to go?

    Thanks,
    Arti

    • Avatar for Devkant Sangwan Devkant Sangwan says:

      To see flowers October is not a good time to go, you will see seeds and not flowers. It is autumn season for Valley of Flowers.

  7. Avatar for Devkant Sangwan sushant katiyar says:

    Devkant sir plz update the condition of the bridges as of august. I had a chat with the DFO of the Valley of Flowers and he said that there was still some work left and was ambiguous as to when the work would be completed. Could shed some more light on it?
    thanks

    • Avatar for Devkant Sangwan Devkant Sangwan says:

      Work stared in September on the broken trek. Valley was opened for public at the end of season. You may plan next season.

  8. Avatar for Devkant Sangwan Dolat Patel says:

    Hi, Devkantji thanks for nice blog. Kindly guide me the latest position of Valley of Flowers at 30-07-2014. 1. Is the bridge near Ghangaria villege completed by PWD ? 2.Is Trek in Valley of Flowers completed by Forest Deprt. ? 3. Is whole Valley of Flowers open for genral public ? Pl. kindly reply.thanking you.

    • Avatar for Devkant Sangwan Devkant Sangwan says:

      Sorry for late reply, but the bridge was completed by end of July, 2014 and the trek was constructed by forest department by end of September, the valley was opened from 4th October to 9th October, 2014

  9. Avatar for Devkant Sangwan DT says:

    I want to visit Valley of Flowers, Hemkund Sahib and Badrinath starting 10th August 2014 from Haridwar/Rishikesh. But I hear Valley of Flowers has been closed officially this year and road to Badrinath is damaged due to heavy rains and land slides this July. Please let me know if you are still conducting this tour, and how to book it.

  10. Avatar for Devkant Sangwan Amey says:

    Dear Devkant,
    Pls update us about latest status(after 23 July 14) of bridge (which is required near Ghangaria Village to enter the valley) , 1.5km trek to be laid as mentioned in u r blog above, and current rain fall/flood condition? Thanks in advance.
    Regards
    Amey

  11. Avatar for Devkant Sangwan R C SAHRMA says:

    Dear Sangwan Ji, I am interested in visiting Valley of Flowers from Aug 14-18, 2014 along with my Wife. I am 43 and my wife is 39. Could u help me in completing this trek? Kindly let me know 1) programme schedule 2)facilities provided by you 3) preparation from our side 4) Approximate tour expenditure/person.

    Regards

    R C Sharma

    • Avatar for Devkant Sangwan Devkant Sangwan says:

      Hi.. A detailed itinerary has been sent to you. For further discussion we can talk on phone also-9991142759

  12. Avatar for Devkant Sangwan Ameya says:

    Hi,

    Thanks a lot for posting updates here. Very keen to visit VoF this year however the uncertainty still persists whether the trek will be opened for tourists this year. Could you please give us any latest update whether VoF will be open this season?

    Thanks

  13. Avatar for Devkant Sangwan Bidhayak Acharyya says:

    Hi! I wish to visit the Valley of Flowers starting 15th August 2014! Pls advice if the Valley of Flowers will be open that time?
    We are approx 8 member group.
    Thanks in advance.
    A response through an email would be highly appreciated.

    • Avatar for Devkant Sangwan Devkant Sangwan says:

      A detailed itinerary has been sent to you and Valley of Flowers was opened at the end of the season this year in oct, 2014.

  14. Avatar for Devkant Sangwan PANKAJ says:

    Hi
    I have just cancelled my bookings. I talked to the people at NGO working in that area “EDC” and they have informed me that the bridge will be ready by end of July, but the work on the vital road connecting to the valley has not started yet. The small narrow path is considered unsafe for lay person and the area is prone to falling rocks.
    I will wait for next year to do this.
    sad, very sad.

  15. Avatar for Devkant Sangwan Warren says:

    I would like to know the present status of Valley of Flowers as on date 16th July’14, as we (3 of us) plan to visit the valley from 20th or 21st. We are traveling from Indore Madhya Pradesh and we will leave on the 18th of July. So please let us know if the Valley of Flowers is open for general public.

  16. Avatar for Devkant Sangwan Aman says:

    Hello Devkant,

    I am planning to visit Valley of Flowers in mid of August, will you please update the status of last week.. Is the route is good ahead of Bhyuandar and what about flowers blooming in the valley. Please suggest, should i plan it for September. Please post the picx of ur last trip.

    Thanks for this awesome blog.

  17. Avatar for Devkant Sangwan Mohandas says:

    It is now July 13, is there an update on opening the valley for visitors?

  18. Avatar for Devkant Sangwan Prachi says:

    Hello,
    We are planning a visit to the VoF, possibly from the 8-10th of August. We are from Gujarat, and would like to know if the trail is going to be open or not this season? Also, your recommendation for a place to stay at Ghangaria would be very helpful.

    thanks

  19. Avatar for Devkant Sangwan Latha bhat says:

    Hi,

    Please let me know if the VoF trip is on for this year.I heard from other travel organizers that the hike is off.I was planning to travel between 24th to 30th July 2014.

  20. Avatar for Devkant Sangwan Bhumeet says:

    Hi Dev
    Thanks for the detailed information you provided in this website.
    I am from Gujarat. I am coming to visit Hemkund Sahib and Valley of Flowers in this September. I’ll be there on 5th sept. So, I want to ask you about rout. Is it open in September?

    • Avatar for Devkant Sangwan Devkant Sangwan says:

      Hemkund sahib opens from 1 June to 4th Oct generally but sometimes local administration changes the date. in 2013 it was opened on 20th may itself.

  21. Avatar for Devkant Sangwan Srilekha says:

    Is it possible to go Valley of Flowers around 16th July’14, as i heard that bridge & road not yet completed.

  22. Avatar for Devkant Sangwan Vikky says:

    Could you please update the status of the bridge near Ghangaria Village to enter the valley and opening date of vof to public.

    Thanks – Vikky

  23. Avatar for Devkant Sangwan PRADEEP DUBEY says:

    Hi,
    May you tell the status of treak and the undergoing construction of bridge which connected with vally of flower.

  24. Avatar for Devkant Sangwan sreenivas says:

    Hi Devkant,
    any update on when the Valley is going to open at the earliest?

    Thanks
    Sreenivas

  25. Avatar for Devkant Sangwan Soumi says:

    Very good post. I visited VoF in July 2012. and again planning to visit in coming August.

  26. Avatar for Devkant Sangwan LALITHA says:

    Hello Sangwanji,
    I am not able to get a clear picture of the conditions prevailing in Valley of Flowers.The times of India report talks about BK Gangte, director of the NDNP stating that the Valley of Flowers would not be open during 2014.We have been planning this trip since March’14.Please give us the facts.I have seen the pictures which you have posted and they are encouraging but would like to know if the main bridge is constructed and also if the work related to laying of the trek has begun?

  27. Avatar for Devkant Sangwan Nikhil Rajeshirke says:

    good work. I have done my all booking for trek to Valley of Flowers with YHA and since then i am following the updates. your blog is really good one at least to keep the hope alive which has left very little after the news publish by TOI online. will keep watch on your blog for more updates.

    regards
    Nikhil

  28. Avatar for Devkant Sangwan Arpan says:

    Hi,

    I am interested in taking the trek from 10 Aug to 16 Aug. Please share a detailed itinerary along with financial implications and others requirements. Also, please suggest how to book the trek.

    warm regards,
    Arpan

    • Avatar for Devkant Sangwan Devkant Sangwan says:

      A detailed itinerary has been sent to you for booking you need to transfer 5k in our below account details after that we’ll give you the booking confirmation as soon as the transaction get reflected in our account.
      Name : Blue Poppy Holidays Private Limited
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  29. Avatar for Devkant Sangwan PRADEEP DUBEY says:

    Please update the condition for the opening of vally of flowers so that we can make a visit of this place.

  30. Avatar for Devkant Sangwan Yusuf Motiwala says:

    Hi, can you please update about the bridge status and possibility to visit VoF this season.

    Many Thanks for this excellent blog

  31. Avatar for Devkant Sangwan Pritom Dasgupta says:

    Thank u Devkant ji for your valuable updates. We are planning to visit the Valley of Flowers on 22nd August 2014. Could u please confirm us whether the valley would be opened by then or not ?? & also what about the availability & blooming of flowers at that particular time, keeping in mind the late arrival of monsoon this yr ??

  32. Avatar for Devkant Sangwan Dr Rajesh Shukla says:

    Devkant ji kindly keep informing about your trip to vof as i am also interested in this season only.

  33. Avatar for Devkant Sangwan Savithri Dr says:

    Its heartening to know news of regeneration…thank u so much

  34. Avatar for Devkant Sangwan SWAPNA RAY says:

    Hi,

    Bengali Travel writer in Kolkata. Going Valley of Flower and Hemkund this August’ 2014. Starting from Kolkata on 15th August to go to Delhi – Hardwar – Joshimath – Gobindaghat – Ghangaria- Hemkund-Ghangaria-Valley of Flowers- Ghangaria-Gobindghat-Joshimath-Hardwar- New Delhi.

    Swapna Ray

  35. Avatar for Devkant Sangwan PANKAJ says:

    Thank you. I hope you can update us on the status again in first week of July. Perhaps, I can find the ground realty from a NGO working in that area.
    If you get any news of the blooming of flowers in VoF, please do post is here on your blog.

    thanks & regards
    Pankaj

    • Avatar for Devkant Sangwan RISHI says:

      Please let me know about that NGO. As ours is also an NGO specially working for accelerating the adventures in the youth. The working area is currently in Gujarat and we are also interested in visiting the same national park.

  36. Avatar for Devkant Sangwan Lucideldeserto says:

    HI, I’ve read the post and thank you really a lot.
    I’ve turned it too, to one of my best friend that will be there next month.
    This is really good news. Hope most of people is reading your post.
    This would be job for many workers, job for hotels, job for drivers…..
    thanks God everything is going on ….good.
    lovely
    Prema

  37. Avatar for Devkant Sangwan Prema Lina says:

    My dear friends,
    It’s from my heart that I thank you for all this big and hard effort in rebuilding what has been damaged last year. Thanks to all workers there.
    People should, must know the excellent works on progress. Times of India is reporting false news. And this is not good for pilgrims/tourists.
    What the best action to show them these pics.
    Im looking forward to reach you soon.
    Thanks thanks thanks
    Prema Lina

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