Valley of Flowers Trek and Hemkund Sahib [Premium]
Valley of Flowers trek detailed overview:
This trek is one of the most beautiful treks in India, this also happens to be one of those treks where a lot of trekkers begin their journey of exploring the Himalayas. Located in the Nanda Devi Biosphere, Valley of Flowers is a UNESCO World Heritage site and also India's largest natural botanical garden. One of Uttarakhand's most scenic destinations is the two adjoining treks, Valley of Flowers and Hemkund Sahib conveniently positioned between Joshimath and Badrinath. Ghangaria to valley of flowers can be conveniently covered as well. Ghangaria to valley of flowers distance is 4km. Joshimath to valley of flowers distance is 21km.
Visit the abode of various species of flowers!
Valley of flowers altitude around 3,600 m. The Valley of Flowers National Park opens up in a floral splendour from June up until September every year. A good 500 different species bloom and carpet the valley during this time. The riot of colours that trekkers get to see during this time period is beyond what words can describe. For us, the best time to visit the Valley of Flowers is anywhere between mid of July - August end.
Valley of flowers himalayas- Acclimatize in Auli
On the trek to valley of flowers, you will be acclimatising in Auli. It is India's most popular ski destination - Auli on the first two days of the trek. Head out to the beautiful Gorson Bugyal for an acclimatization trek.
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Have hot langar by an Alpine Lake at 15,200 ft (4,633 m)
The Valley of Flowers trek is incomplete without an exhilarating climb to the world's highest Gurudwara Shri Hemkund Sahib. Nestled in the backdrop of the pristine Hemkund lake is the holy Gurudwara which is visited by over thousands of devotees and trekkers every year. The highest valley of flowers height in feet is 15,200. (Click here to read a detailed photoblog on our Hemkund Sahib Trek)
Visit Panch Prayag
Travel via the five sacred river confluences in the Garhwal Himalayas. Devprayag, Rudraprayag, Karnaprayag, Nandaprayag and Vishnuprayag in the ascending flow sequence of their occurrence.
Devprayag is the confluence of the two holy rivers, the Bhagirathi - the chief stream of the Ganges and the Alaknanda. It is the first Prayag on the way to Badrinath. Beyond this confluence, the river is known as the Ganges.
Rudra Prayag is the confluence where the river Alaknanda meets the Mandakini River. The confluence is named after the god Shiva, who is also known as Rudra.
Karn Prayag is the location where the Alaknanda River is joined by the Pindar River which originates from the Pindar glacier, below the Nanda Devi Mountain range.
Nandaprayag is the confluence where the Mandakini River joins the main Alaknanda River.
Vishnuprayag - The Alaknanda River, which originates from Satopanth glacier is joined by the Dhauli Ganga River near Joshimath (on Joshimath - Badrinath route). Alaknanda flows in front of the Badrinath temple, one of the most revered Hindu shrines.
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The stunning views on valley of flowers uttarakhand trek!
The trail to Gorsan Bugyal gives you a good close-up view of the revered Mt. Nanda Devi along with other peaks such as Mt. Chaukamba, Mt. Dronagiri, Hathi Parvat, Ghoda Parvat and many more. All of this makes this trek a perfect escapade from the monotony of daily life. The landscapes will surely make you fall in love with photography.
Hemkund sahib valley of flowers trek- See animals that reside in the Biosphere
Valley of flowers location is endowed with a diverse range of endemic flora, it is picturesque in its beauty. This lush region is also home to some rare and endangered animal species. You may spot animals like Asiatic Black Deer, Snow Leopard, Musk Deer, Red Fox, Brown Bear, and Blue Sheep.
Important Valley of Flowers trek Links:
For queries regarding the trek: Go to our Valley of Flowers FAQs page and find answers to all your question.
For a detailed guide on Valley of Flowers: Read this comprehensive Valley of Flowers Guide to help you understand all you need to know about the Valley of Flowers trek!
To see how the Valley looks during the monsoons: Check out this photoblog of 45 stunning pictures captured during the monsoon trek to Valley of Flowers.
How to get fit for the Valley of Flowers trek: Click here to read a detailed blog on preparing for the Valley of flowers trek.
Wondering what to carry for the trek: Read this blog with a detailed list of things to carry for the Valley of Flowers trek.
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