Valley of flowers trek itinerary | Detailed trek itinerary of valley of flowers trek.

“All about the beautiful journey”-Your journey begins from Haridwar and finally ends here.

Valley of flowers trek itinerary | Day 1

Haridwar to Govindghat
Distance – 300 km
Journey – 10-12 hrs by road

Mandakini, a slow paced river glides from Kedarnath. The relatively faster Alaknanda river traverses from Badrinath. They amalgamate   together and is called as Alaknanada. Meeting Bhagirathi at Dev Prayag, its journey is completed.

Mandakini, a slow paced river glides from Kedarnath. The relatively faster Alaknanda river traverses from Badrinath. They amalgamate together and is called as Alaknanada. Meeting Bhagirathi at Dev Prayag, its journey is completed. ” title=”Mandakini, a slow paced river glides from Kedarnath. The relatively faster Alaknanda river traverses from Badrinath. They amalgamate together and is called as Alaknanada. Meeting Bhagirathi at Dev Prayag, its journey is completed.

Devprayag Confluence of River Bhagirathi and Alaknanda, light green color left side river is Bhagirathi coming from Gangotri and the other one is Alaknanda coming from Badrinath.
Devprayag Confluence of River Bhagirathi and Alaknanda, light green color left side river is Bhagirathi coming from Gangotri and the other one is Alaknanda coming from Badrinath. Alaknanda glides towards DevPrayag and blends with River Bhagirathi to give us the Pious Ganga. Ganga symbolizes devotion and faith.

The trek to Valley of Flowers begins at Haridwar, the holy city. You will be picked from one point in a convenient conveyance. We will drive towards our starting point which is Govindghat. It’s a full day ride alongside river Alaknanda. There may be prospects to see Rudrprayag and Devprayag along the way. It depends on the punctuality of the group and the feasibility of time.

Alaknanda further flows down to DevPrayag and meets River Bhagirathi to form river Ganga.

Along the journey are beautiful sights of the emerald rivers. Lunch is arranged on the way and we finally reach Govindghat by evening. Positioned at the bank of River Alaknanada, Govindghat is the embarking point of the trek. Relish the splendid scenes around and relax for the journey next morning.

Valley of flowers trek itinerary | Day 2

Govindghat to Ghangaria
Distance – 13 km
Journey – 8-10 hrs by trekking

You may choose to take ponnies and porters. Even helicopter is available. But you cannot depend on Helicopter as flying of Helicopter depends upon weather conditions. It may or may not fly on a particular day.

Waterfall between Govindghat and Ghangaria, This is 250 meters High waterfall
After a trek of 5-6 kms, you can have a glimpse of this astounding waterfall. For video, visit our Gallery page. This is 250 meters High waterfall.

This is what you get to see once walking 7 km towards Ghangaria village. Trek towards this beautiful snow clad mountain and you will reach Kag Bhusandi Lake. It’s a charming high altitude lake.
Breakfast early morning and start the trek at 7 am towards Ghangaria village. You will witness enchanting views all along. Lunch can be managed on the way. Trekking along River Pushpavati is amazingly beautiful.

Please do not miss the following video of this waterfall. You love it for sure.


Hathi Peak seen from Bhyandar village. Trek to Kagbhusandi Lake goes towards this peak.
Hathi Peak seen from Bhyandar village. Trek to Kagbhusandi Lake goes towards this peak.

The first 9 kms of trek are alongside Pushpavati. After having lunch on the banks of the river, we will cross it. The forthcoming 4 kms are slightly steeper. A total altitude gain is approximately 1.5 kms.
Reach Ghangaria by the evening and relax. One can also visit the nearby waterfall and enjoy the picturesque locale. Some rare species of birds and tailless rats can be seen here.

Valley of flowers trek itinerary | Day 3

Ghangaria to Valley Of Flowers and back to Ghangaria
Distance – 13- 14 kms
Duration – 7-8 hrs by trek

This day you will witness one of the most alluring places of the world. Its impeccably beautiful and pleasing environment will surely entice you.

Pushpawati river bed is 6 kilometers in the Valley of Flowers. You can see the pink shade on the river bed . This pink shade is due to a colony of a beautiful flower Epilobium Latifolium or we can call it River Beauty also.
Pushpawati river bed is 6 kilometers in the Valley of Flowers. You can see the pink shade on the river bed . This pink shade is due to a colony of a beautiful flower Epilobium Latifolium or we can call it River Beauty also.

Rise early in the morning and have breakfast. You’re all set to trek towards Valley of Flowers at 7 am. A ticket is issued at the entrance which is valid for 3 days. The ticket costs Rs 150 for Indians and Rs 450 for non-Indians.

Waterfall in front of Valley of Flowers entry gate
Waterfall in front of Valley of Flowers entry gate

So you are entering a dream land. No need of carrying water as the sparkling water is drinkable. No pollution and no urbane life. Pure bliss and beauty.

Enter and the valley’s check point and you will witness the solace of nature. Your ears are blessed with sounds of chirping birds and rhythmic flowing water. There is no pollution and a life of natural beauty awaits here.

You should prefer to have lunch at the Pushpavati River bed (see picture). If you quickly wind up your time, you can reach this point. You should not be missing this splendid scene which is 6 km far from Ghangaria. So, the total trek becomes 14 km.

The experience is impeccable and will create memories of a lifetime. It’s an epitome of unblemished natural beauty.

Valley of flowers trek itinerary | Day 4

Ghangaria to Valley Of Flowers and back to Ghangaria
Distance – 12 km
Time – 8-9 hrs by trek

Early breakfast and an early start to Sri Hemkund sahib will begin your day. Leave by 7am and reach this pious Gurudwara. The high altitude lake is a treat for nature lovers.

Hemkund Sahib Lake in June first week.
Hemkund Sahib Lake in June first week.Hemkund sahib is the highest gurudwara in the world. Amidst snow clad mountains and a beautiful lake alongside, this place is serene and spiritual. It remains beautiful throughout the year.
Braham Kamal and Blue Poppy – They are a rare species of flowers. Brahamkamal has special significance in Hindu religion and is admired by people. The blue poppy is a distinct flower and attracts people especially the Japanese.

Braham Kamal and Blue Poppy – They are a rare species of flowers. Brahamkamal has special significance in Hindu religion and is admired by people. The blue poppy is a distinct flower and attracts people especially the Japanese.

The lake is reposing at an astounding altitude of 13500 ft above sea level. Fabulous scenes can be enjoyed along the way. This 6 km trek is quite steep but worth it. Charming scenic beauty along with sights of flowers like blue poppies, vajradanti and brahmkamal is truly delightful.

The lake is at an altitude of 13500 ft above sea level.

Valley of flowers trek itinerary | Ghangaria-Govindghat-Badrinath | Day 5

Ghangaria to Govindghat
Distance 13 km 5 hours by trekking
Time – 5 hours by trekking

Govindghat to Badrinath
Distance – 20 km
Time – 1 hr by road

Rise early and begin the trek at 6am. You will traverse towards Govindghat and reach there by lunch. After lunch, there will be road journey to Badrinath. It’s a beautiful journey with sights of waterfalls and rivers. The flowing Alaknanda is an amazing view. Wonderful sights all along the journey are delightful.

The Badrinath Tample.

The Badrinath Tample.

Truly Gold! This moment was captured early morning behind the Badrinath Temple. Many such hill tops can be seen around.

Truly Gold! This moment was captured early morning behind the Badrinath Temple. Many such hill tops can be seen around.

We will head towards village Mana. It’s pleasurable to see the starting point of River Saraswati at Mana. Visit the small locale and check-in hotel for relaxing.

Valley of flowers trek itinerary | Day 6

Badrinath to Haridwar
Distance – 320 km
Time 10-12 hrs by road

This is last day of the trip. After an early departure from Badrinath, you can have breakfast and lunch on the way to Haridwar. You will reach the destination by evening. This is where we take leave and the trip concludes with great memories.

Zig zag road from Badrinath to Haridwar. It’s 20 km from Joshimath. You can also see River Alaknanda at the back.

Zig zag road from Badrinath to Haridwar. It’s 20 km from Joshimath. You can also see River Alaknanda at the back.

It’s tiring physically but mentally you will be on a high. The experience, the sights and the trip is very exciting for everyone. You might leave for home the same day or plan to take rest at Haridwar.

Hopefully, this trek will be great and wonderful for you. Come join us to a journey splendid and tranquil. Away from urban hustles, it offers a life of serenity and peace in the lap of Mother Nature.

This itinerary is suggestive in nature. Actual journey plan may differ slightly. Kindly ask for a detailed document from us. It is advisable to read all terms and conditions carefully before booking with us.

Valley of flowers National Parks, Uttrakhand, India

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  1. Hi. We are planning for trek in August last . We have 4 days for this trip?. Can it be covered in 4 days or please let me know minimum number of days ?

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

  2. Me and my friends have planned it around 10th August 2018. What is the weather condition at present? Is it all accessible and safe to travel considering the rains?

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

  3. Can u pls send a detailed itinerary

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

  4. Hi we have 5 days for valley of flowers trek, max treking a day 10km. Kly advise cost per person hardwar to hardwar

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

  5. Could you please provide a detailed itinerary for this trip

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

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