About the Valley of Flower :
Immerse yourself in a world of floral fairytales. A journey to the Valley of Flowers is greeted by a kaleidoscope of vibrant blossoms and a lovely web of streams crisscrossing dewy meadows. The attractiveness is further enhanced by the snow-covered mountains in the background. The walk to the Valley of Flowers in Uttarakhand, nestled in the celestial-looking West Himalaya, provides access to about 300 different endemic alpine flower species and a wide variety of vegetation.
Uttarakhand, a naturalist’s paradise, entices with a spectacular environment of charming lakes, meandering rivers, tall mountains, and soaring Himlayan peaks. The calm setting adds to the distinctive character.
The region, which spans an impressive 87.5 square kilometres, was designated a national park in 1982. The entire valley, which is celebrated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, springs to life as the snow melts. You can also find endangered species here, including the blue sheep, brown bear, snow leopard, and Asiatic black bear. The Valley of Flowers provides for an interesting walking destination at 3600 metres above sea level.
About the destination:
The Valley of Flowers, one of India’s most stunning botanical gardens and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, serves as an entrance to a floral wonderland. The valley, which is perched at a stunning 14,400 feet above sea level, is home to innumerable gorgeous floral species that cover the paths. The trek’s lush landscape is painted in a crisscross of white, purple, blue, yellow, and red, with towering Himalayan massifs keeping watch along the way. Trekkers are lulled into a daze by a medley of alluring scents emanating from the carpet of flowers that cover the valley.
Many streams that pass through the magnificent meadows add to the trail’s spectacular charm. The trek’s beauty is exquisitely intertwined with brilliant grasslands, lovely lakes, and the ascending grandeur of
snow-clad Himalayan giants. Monsoons breathe a new life into the valley, which morphs into an expansive quilt of blossoming flowers.
The alpine lake of Hemkund Sahib, nestled high in the Himalayas, is another seductive highlight of the walk. You must hike up to the lake, which is exhilarating, while daydreaming about the delicious hot langar (lunch) in the Gurudwara Sri Hemkund Sahib.
The journey to the Valley of Flowers starts from a little settlement named “Govind Ghat,” which is located not far from Joshimath. Enjoy six days of undisturbed, unadulterated enjoyment in the Himalayas while being embraced by nature. A trip to the Valley of Flowers will leave you with a lifetime’s worth of memories, some in your camera rolls and some forever hidden away in your heart. It is a botanist’s wildest fantasy and a nature lover’s utopia.
If you’re looking for your next big Himalayan adventure, the Valley of Flowers will quench your thirst like no other.
Altitude: 14,400 ft
Temperature: Day: 12°C-20°C and Night: 4°C-10°C
Trekking Distance: 37km
Difficulty Level: Easy To Moderate
Starting and Ending Point: The trek starts and ends at Govindghat
Railway Station: Haridwar is the nearest railway station
Airport: Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun
Base Camp: Govindghat
ATM: Joshimath is the last place where ATM is there.