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Valley of flowers Trek.

Valley of flowers Trek require you to trek for 4 days from Govindghat. This document will tell you the total distance to be trekked on each day and various options available to skip trekking.

It is a common question; people want to know about the number of kilometers which one need to trek for a trip to Valley of Flowers. Total trek will be approximately 50-55 km in four days. That can be explained below.

Day 1 Valley of flowers Trek:

Trek from Govindghat to Ghangaria.

Govindghat Altitude: 5500 feet (1676m)

Ghangaria Altitude: 10200 feet (3110m), There is almost an altitude gain of 4700 feet (1432m).

From Govindghat to Ghangaria the trek officially is 14 km but after the flood in 2013 the trek has been rerouted at many places and the total distance has been increased. Although not official but it should be approximately 16 km now. It will take almost 8-10 hours of trekking.

Whether you can skip trekking: Yes, you can easily get ponies from Govindghat for Ghangaria. Other option is to take Helicopter or Palanquin/porter. Helicopter will fly only when weather conditions are ok.

Following are some of the pictures of the trek between Govindghat and Ghangaria. Click picture to enlarge.

Day 2 Valley of flowers Trek:

Ghangaria to Valley of Flowers and back to Ghangaria.

Ghangaria Altitude: 10200 feet.

Valley of Flowers Altitude: Varies between 11500 feet to 10500 feet.

Distance to be trekked: Depending upon your stamina and speed you can trek between 3 km to 8 km one side in to the valley. The first entry is allowed at 7.00 am and you need to get out of the valley by 5 pm. The trek has become steeper since 2014 as 1 km of the trek has been rebuilt and now we need to go up and come down again. Once we reach 3.5 km inside the valley the trek is almost flat.

Ponies are not allowed to enter the Valley of Flowers however you can hire a porter or take palanquin; you need to bear the entry fee cost of porters also along with their charges.

If you are coming with us for the Valley of flowers Trek you will be going again to the valley on Day 4.

Following are some of the pictures of the trek from Ghangaria to Valley of flowers. Just to give you an idea of the terrain and trek difficulty

Day 3: Valley of flowers Trek:

Ghangaria to Hemkund Sahib and back to Ghangaria

Ghangaria Altitude: 10200 feet.

Hemkund Sahib Altitude: 14000 feet.

Distance to be trekked: 6 km one side.

This is quite steep and it is at higher altitude which makes it more difficult. I recommend you to take a pony for sure at least for going uphill. You can come walking while coming back. The trek is continuously uphill as can be seen in the picture. Helicopter is not available this day.

Day 4: Valley of flowers Trek

Ghangaria to Govindghat.

It is gradual coming down. Just reversal of Day 1. You can take pony just to save some time if you wish to go to Badrinath in the evening. It will take almost 4-5 hours to reach Govindghat by trekking and 3 hours by pony.

Following table explain the availability of porter/palanquin, pony or helicopter on various days along with their charges.

Services

Day 1
Govindghat to Ghangaria

Day 2
Ghangaria Valley of Flowers and back to Ghangaria

Day 3
Ghangaria to Hemkund Sahib and back to Ghangaria

Day 4
Ghangaria to Govindghat

Helicopter Service

Available @ Rs. 3200 per person one side.

Not available

Not available

Available @ Rs. 3200 per person one side.

Pony

Available @ Rs. 800 per person.

Not available

Available @ Rs. 600 per person one side and Rs. 800 for both sides.

Available @ Rs. 800 per person.

Porter

Available @ Rs. 800 per porter. They can carry luggage or even people.

Available @ Rs. 800 per porter. But you need to take his entry ticket also. Entry ticket is Rs. 150 per person.

Available @ Rs. 800 per porter.

Available @ Rs. 800 per porter.

Palanquin

Available but price is very dynamic as availability is very low. Price varies between Rs. 6000 to Rs. 8000 per day. As 4 porters are needed.

Same price as of Day 1 but you need to pay for entry tickets of the four porters also.

Available @ Rs. 6000- Rs. 8000 for both sides.

Available @ Rs. 6000- Rs. 8000.

10 Comments

shweta · February 17, 2017 at 2:16 pm

I want to visit in May n I want to go hemkund sahib also pls send me all details n how much it’s going to charge…

    Devkant Sangwan · February 19, 2017 at 6:50 am

    Hello Shweta Ji,

    You can take a visit to Hemkund Sahib in the May end. It will be open by then.
    The rest of the details have been sent to you via mail. Kindly check it.
    Thanks !

Baishakhi sarkar · December 26, 2017 at 5:25 am

I want to visit valley of flowers in july. Will there be too much rain at that time? Or is it good to visit in august?

    Devkant Sangwan · January 20, 2018 at 12:37 pm

    We cannot say anything about the future weather conditions but for the last 2-3 years weather was very cooperative, august is the good time to visit vof you will find lot of flowers.

Abhik Pandey · May 25, 2018 at 7:43 am

I am planning to Visit Hemkunth Sahib and Flower valley between 8th to 15th june 2018. will it be an appropriate time to visit and will there be any flowers in flower valley during this time. and will there be any snow during the whole trekking upto Hemkunth Sihib and flower valley

    Devkant Sangwan · May 25, 2018 at 12:19 pm

    A detailed itinerary has been mailed to you. You can call us on 9991242759 for more information.

Bindu Reddy · June 1, 2018 at 7:30 am

Hi,

What about accomodations in Govindghat and Ghangria?

    Devkant Sangwan · June 1, 2018 at 7:45 am

    A detailed itinerary has been mailed to you. You can call us on 9991242759 for more information.

SY Liaw · August 11, 2018 at 5:33 am

hello there! i’d like to join the trek on 2nd september. Please advise for further arrangements. thank you

    Devkant Sangwan · August 11, 2018 at 8:31 am

    A detailed itinerary has been sent to you please go through it or you can call us on 9991242759.

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