Valley Of Flowers Trek


Valley Of Flowers Trek, Rishikesh, India

Start Point: Rishikesh

End Point: Rishikesh



Tour Overview

The Valley of Flowers Trek lies in the vicinity of Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve. It is surrounded by a multitude of flowers that cover the vast area of land. This makes it one of the most beautiful Himalayan trekking experiences our country has to provide.

The valley of flowers trek was made a world heritage site in 2002 by UNESCO. There are more than 520 varieties of flowers in the valley, which combine to create a beautiful tapestry of colors with dominant shades of purple, blue, and pink. The Chamoli district in Uttarakhand is home to the valley of flowers national parks, a wide variety of flora and endangered animals like snow leopards and red foxes.

The valley of flowers trek covers 87.5 km and is at an elevation of 15,200ft. It is a popular trek for all types of trekkers. Trekkers can enjoy the Himalayan trek's steep ascents or descents, and marvel at the beauty of the rich biodiversity. Many pilgrims also embark on the valley of flowers trek with the Hemkund Shib waiting at the end of the trek.

The Valley of Flower National Park and Nanda Devi National Park are located at approximately 12,000ft. They form a transition zone between Zanskar range of mountain peaks and the mighty Himalayas.

When it comes to difficulty levels, the valley of flowers trek falls under the easy to moderate category. It is perfect for beginners and families. The most difficult climb is to Hemkund Sahib Gurudwara, which is the highest Gurudwara anywhere in the world and one the most important pilgrim spots in Uttarakhand.

The valley itself is almost 10 km long, and the colors of rainbows are scattered across the grassy patchwork. It's worth stopping to take a closer look. As you continue to walk through the valley, the scent of flowers is evident.

Our Tour:

We will begin our valley of flowers trek itinerary with an 8-hour drive from Rishikesh, to Joshimath. Joshimath is the basecamp for the Valley of flowers trekking. Although the drive may seem long and tiring, the stunning scenery will make it worth it. You'll be able to see four Panch Prayags, holy sites at the confluences of the river Ganga, namely Devprayag Rudraprayag Karnaprayag and Karnaprayag. We will check into our accommodations upon reaching Joshimath and then retire for the night.

The next morning, we will drive from Joshimath towards Pulna village, which is where we start our trek to the valley of flowers. After reaching Pulna village, we will trek towards Ghangaria. You will find the Pushpawati River flowing alongside as we ascend over a 9-kilometer stretch. It will be an easy to moderate trekking experience.

The uphill section is steep ascents and stone-carved paths. Here you will find small dhabas along the trail where you can refill your water bottles as you go. This train will let you see the Hathi Parvat ranges ahead after walking almost half of the distance. After that, you will have to climb up to your campsite, which is a steep way to go.

You will soon be able traverse the valley of flowers on the next day and that requires to cover at least 4 km of ground before you can do that. You will eventually come across the Laxman waterfall, a fountain of sparkling water. This waterfall will make you feel refresh to get you going for at least 10 more minutes. After passing by the waterfall, we will reach the forest check point from where we will purchase tickets for journey ahead.

You will find a wooden bridge perched on the Pushpavati River at the checkpost and the mountains will soon start to peek out from behind the bridge upon crossing. Every direction you go will feel like paradise as all colors of the rainbow are now present on the ground as blooming flowers. The valley of flowers trek is the easier one because you can walk flat through the valley. The Himalayan peaks are decorated with flowers from the native flower family, such as Poppies, Himalayan roses and Geraniums.

The flowery carpet will be gone after a stretch of 5 km. However, the views of the Himalayan peaks - Nilgiri Parvat, Bhyundar Khal and Rattan make it worth the effort. Since, you can't eat or camp in the valley so you have to return to Ghangaria to retire for the night.

The hardest section valley of flowers trek begins the day after you set out for Gurudwara Himkund Sahib. Located at 15,200 feet, it is the highest Gurudwara in the world. This six-hour trek from Ghangaria up to Hemkund Sahib will be a challenging one in many ways.

Firstly you have to climb to a height of 5,000ft in just a few hours and after that, the beautiful views will get replaced with steep descents, making it quite strenuous. You will now be able see the entire valley of flowers and a waterfall as you continue walking. On your ascending, you will feel the oxygen levels getting low and that will be your cue for drinking water as much as possible.

Gurudwara Hemkund Sab will bless you with the Hemkund Lake, which is right next to it, after you have walked on paths of stone and across melting glaciers. After a hot cup of piping chai, and a delicious khichdi which is served during the Langar at the Gurudwara, you can relax and all your hard work will be worth it.

You'll feel a peace as you walk through the premises. The magnificence of the mountain can be seen in the lake formed by melting glaciers like Saptarishi Peaks. If the sky is clear, you can see the Saptarishis peaks, which beckon you closer. Rare flowers such as the Brahma Kamal, add charm and beauty to Hemkund's lakeside. Near the lake there is a temple dedicated to Laxman (Lord Rama's brother),

The 7 km walk down from there will be a strain on your muscles but it will be much easier the next day, as the descent to Pulna village is less steepy than the uphill climb of the day before. There are plenty of dhabas along the trail, and in no time, you will reach the base from where you can drive to Joshimath.

Valley of Flowers Trek is one of the most popular treks in Indian Himalayas. The trails are well-kept and frequently visited by the pilgrims. You should be cautious on slippery sections, especially in the rainy season. The best time to hike the Valley of Flowers is July and August. Brahmakamal and Blue Poppy are the most popular species of flowers found there. The valley offers more than just flowers as you will find waterfalls, glaciers and towering mountains, quaint villages and gushing rivers.











Tour Itinerary

  • The group will meet at the pick up point by 8 AM.
  • This is where the trek leader will be introduced. Then, there will be a group introduction followed by a briefing and tour briefing.
  • We'll be heading towards Joshimath later on.
  • We'll be crossing the Devprayag and Srinagar rivers, Rudraprayags, Chamoli, Panch Prayag at midway.
  • By the evening, we will be at Joshimath.
  • After check-in, dinner and an overnight stay at Joshimath will be provided.
  • Rishikesh ISBT (tentative) is the pickup point
  • After breakfast, we will head towards Pulna village.
  • Once we reach our destination, we will start trekking towards Ghangaria Village, the first checkpoint.
  • Ghangaria Village will be reached by mid-afternoon.
  • After checking in, lunch will be served.
  • After dinner, a night stay at Ghangaria Village will be offered
  • After an early breakfast we will head out to a Forest Check Post.
  • We'll be having a packed lunch midway during one of our break sessions.
  • We'll reach Forest Check Post and then move on to Valley of Flowers. This is the main attraction of this entire trek.
  • After some time, we will trek down from Valley of Flowers towards Ghangaria village.
  • After dinner, a night stay at Ghangaria Village will be offered.
  • Breakfast will be served each morning.
  • Then, we'll set out on a trek towards Hemkund Sahib (World's Highest Gurudwara).
  • We'll be eating a packed lunch at Midway during one of our breaks.
  • We will reach our destination in the afternoon. After that, we'll stay for a while before returning to Ghangaria Village.
  • After dinner, a night stay at Ghangaria Village will be offered.
  • After an early breakfast we will head towards Pulna village.
  • Once you reach Pulna, make a change for Joshimath. This will be our next destination.
  • After reaching our destination, we will have dinner followed by an overnight stay at Joshimath.
  • After breakfast, we'll be heading out to Rishikesh.
  • By the evening, we will reach Rishikesh.
  • Here, the group is dissected.
  • Here is the end of the Valley of Flowers Trek.


  • Transportation (pick to drop)
  • Accomodation on sharing basis
  • Meal: Day 1 Dinner to Day 6 Breakfast
  • Trip Lead for entire tour
  • Local transportation (Joshimath-Pulna-Joshimath)
  • Local Guide for entire tour
  • All kinds of permits
  • First Aid Kits
  • Infrared Thermometer
  • Oxygen Cylinders
  • Oximeter


  • Expenses of personal nature
  • Hot water Rs. 100 per bucket in Ghangaria
  • Meals during transit
  • Any fees and permits (for non-Indians)
  • Insurance of any kind
  • Cost Escalation due to “Force Majeure and Evacuation charges”
  • Unscheduled delay due to a landslide
  • Anything not mentioned explicitly in the above program


  • On sharing basis as per itinerary (Triple /Quad Occupancy)


  • AP (Breakfast+ Lunch + Dinner, starting from Day 01 Dinner till Day 06 Breakfast)


  • From pick on Day 1 to Drop on Day 6


  • Trekking

Things to Carry

  • Backpack with rain cover
  • comfort footwear
  • Trekking Shoes
  • Quick dry comfort clothes
  • Woolens(thermal, jacket, poncho, socks, cap, gloves)
  • Cold cream, Lip Balm, Sunscreen, Antibacterial Powder
  • Headlamp/Torch
  • Toiletriess

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Confirmation Policy

  • 100% of payment is required to confirm the booking.
  • Payment is inclusive of GST.

Cancellation Policy

  • No cancellations will be taken over the call or WhatsApp message. Please reply to the email of the payment receipt that you have received at the time of booking.
  • Free Cancellation up to 45 days before the departure date.
  • 44 Days to 30 days of Departure date. 10% of the total trip cost.
  • 29 Days to 20 Days of Departure date. 25% of the total trip cost.
  • 19 Days to 10 Days of Departure date. 50% of the total trip cost.
  • 9 Days to 6 Days of Departure date. 75% of the total trip cost.
  • 5 Days to Trip Departure date. 100% of the total trip cost.
  • Cancellations policy will differ during the peak season and for popular destinations.


Refund Policy

  • Booking amount is non-refundable.
  • No Show. No refund.
  • In case of government orders, harsh weather conditions, protests, landslides, or any other unforeseen circumstances, we work out the best possible alternate plans or trips/treks. At times even if certain activities are canceled, the organization provides the best alternative but no refunds are provided.
  • If a trek is called off at the last moment due to a natural calamity/unforeseen circumstances (like rain, snowfall, earthquake, landslides, strike, etc.), Connecting Traveller will issue a trek voucher for the full amount and if possible will provide an alternate trek. 
  • The voucher can be redeemed up to the same amount for the same trek or another trek in the next 365 days from the trek departure date. But no refund would be provided.
  • Any extra expense due to any natural calamity/unforeseen circumstances (like rain, snowfall, earthquake, landslides, strike, bandh, etc.), will be borne by the customer. The company will not be liable.

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