New Valley of Flowers trek opens for public after a long time of 45 years

Here is a good news for nature lovers !! Uttarakhand government has opened a new route to Valley of Flowers after 45 years. This route was lying closed from last 45 years.

The government says it will be helpful to rescue teams in case a disaster like the Kedarnath flash floods strikes the region again and the adventure lovers will get a chance to explore a new virgin trail.

Brahma Kamal Flowers on Kunthkhal-Hanuman Chatti Trek Route
Brahma Kamal Flowers on Kunthkhal-Hanuman Chatti Trek Route
Kunthkhal-Hanuman Chatti Trek Route
Kunthkhal-Hanuman Chatti Trek Route

SS Rasaily, director, Nanda Devi Biosphere, said “The Kunthkhal-Hanuman Chatti trek route was since 1970 as people were using the much easier route from Ghangaria to Valley of Flowers. Because it was lying unused, the trek trail soon became overgrown with dense vegetation. During the recent disaster in Kedarnath, a need was felt for an alternate route which could be used to rescue people. This route is suitable for this purpose.”

Valley of Flowers
Valley of Flowers

Badrinath is about 10 km from Hanuman Chatti. People can trek to Kunthkhal and Ghangaria to get back to civilization. According to officials people can go for this trek as it offers a lot of natural beauty.

“The 15 km route is spotted with gorges, glaciers and rivers. The ideal time to trek here is from July to October. You can also see the Brahamkamal flower on this trail which is found over the elevation of 4500 meter.

Kunthkhal-Hanuman Chatti Trek Route
Kunthkhal-Hanuman Chatti Trek Route

Forest department is also beginning to promote a number of other forgotten treks close to the Valley of Flowers such as the trails leading to the Kagbhushandi Lake, Chanab Valley, Dronagiri Parvat etc.

This Post Has 12 Comments

  1. Hi,

    I wanted to know about the dates for the trek. Also is there any website  to book tickets for the trek?

    Thanks

    Kirti

    1. Hello Mam,

      A detailed itinerary has been sent to you. Booking procedure is also written in the mail and we have recently announced our departures for 2016 :-

      • 02 Jul, 2016 to Jul 09, 2016
      • 03 Jul, 2016 to 10 Jul, 2016
      • 09 Jul, 2016 to 16 Jul, 2016
      • 10 Jul, 2016 to 17 Jul, 2016
      • 16 Jul, 2016 to 23 Jul, 2016
      • 17 Jul, 2016 to 24 Jul, 2016
      • 23 Jul, 2016 to 30 Jul, 2016
      • 24 Jul, 2016 to 31 Jul, 2016
      • 30 Jul, 2016 to 06 Aug, 2016
      • 31 Jul, 2016 to 07 Aug, 2016
      • 06 Aug, 2016 to 13 Aug, 2016
      • 07 Aug, 2016 to 14 Aug, 2016
      • 13 Aug, 2016 to 20 Aug, 2016
      • 14 Aug, 2016 to 21 Aug, 2016
      • 20 Aug, 2016 to 27 Aug, 2016
      • 21 Aug, 2016 to 28 Aug, 2016
      • 27 Aug, 2016 to 03 Sep, 2016
      • 28 Aug, 2016 to 04 Sep, 2016
      1. Hello, want to know the exact route. As you have mentioned 2-3 routes. Another question is can we go to Manimahesh trek from Valley of flowers. Is it in the same direction or different. Please reply.

      2. Hello Manisha Ji,
        This is the new route. Earlier route is from Govindghat to Ghangaria and from there to Valley of flowers. Please check the itinerary on Valley of Flowers trek itinerary. Mani Mahesh is in Himachal and Valley of flowers is in Uttarakhand. They are not in the same direction.

  2. Will go on 2016, August or Sept

    1. Hello Sir,

      A detailed itinerary has been sent to you.

  3. This is great news. Would like to know more details I.e. how difficult the route is? Is it safe as its opening after long period ? Is one week sufficient? R u planning a fixed departure package?, if yes, pl sent 2016 options. Thanks in advance.

    1. Hello Sir,

      We have recently announced our fixed departures to Valley of Flowers in 2016 :-

      • 02 Jul, 2016 to Jul 09, 2016
      • 03 Jul, 2016 to 10 Jul, 2016
      • 09 Jul, 2016 to 16 Jul, 2016
      • 10 Jul, 2016 to 17 Jul, 2016
      • 16 Jul, 2016 to 23 Jul, 2016
      • 17 Jul, 2016 to 24 Jul, 2016
      • 23 Jul, 2016 to 30 Jul, 2016
      • 24 Jul, 2016 to 31 Jul, 2016
      • 30 Jul, 2016 to 06 Aug, 2016
      • 31 Jul, 2016 to 07 Aug, 2016
      • 06 Aug, 2016 to 13 Aug, 2016
      • 07 Aug, 2016 to 14 Aug, 2016
      • 13 Aug, 2016 to 20 Aug, 2016
      • 14 Aug, 2016 to 21 Aug, 2016
      • 20 Aug, 2016 to 27 Aug, 2016
      • 21 Aug, 2016 to 28 Aug, 2016
      • 27 Aug, 2016 to 03 Sep, 2016
      • 28 Aug, 2016 to 04 Sep, 2016

      A detailed itinerary has been sent to you. The trek is not difficult its the moderate ones. Its totally safe to go there as we have already taken around 580 people in 2015. You can see the the pictures of groups on this http://www.valleyofflowers.info/valley-of-flowers-trek-gallery-2015/  link. Yes one week is sufficient for the trip.

  4. Hi,

    Please share your detailed itinerary along with costs involved for valley of flowers.I am planning to go there in 1st week of July

    1. Hi,
      A detailed itinerary has been mailed to you.

  5. Hi,
    Please share your detailed itinerary , also let me know when is the best time to see most of the flowers.

    1. Hi,
      The detailed itineray has been sent to you, please check, to know best time to visit valley of flowers please check Best Time to Visit Valley of Flowers page.

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