Valley of Flowers

Duration: 8 Nights / 10 Days

Destination Covered: Delhi - Haridwar - Rishikesh - Joshimath - Govind Ghat - Valley of flowers - Hemkund - Ghangaria - Rudraprayag -

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Itinerary

On arrival in Delhi, you will be pick-up by our representative with Garland welcome and transfer to hotel for overnight. Overnight in Delhi.

Morning after breakfast drive to Rishikesh. On arrival in Rishikesh, check into the hotel and relax. Late afternoon enjoy the sightseeing of Rishikesh including Ashram, Temples & beautiful picturesque. Overnight in Hotel at Rishikesh.

Today after breakfast a long drive to Joshimath.  The journey to Joshimath is a fascinating one, travelling mainly up the Alaknanda valley from Deoprayag onwards a mixture of beautiful countryside and fascinating bustling small towns.You can take stopover for a while at the place called “Devepryag” and Dhari Devi Temple placed on the way to Joshimath.It is significant because of having confluence of the two prime rivers of the Garhwal Himalayas “Bhagirathi” and Alaknanda actually holy river Ganges starts from here. En route make a short stop at Dev Prayag – the confluence of river Alaknanda & Bagirathi. Overnight in Guest House.

After breakfast, drive to reach Govindghat (altitude of 1828 mt / Approx 25 Km, about 2 hrs drive). On arrival, start trekking to reach Ghangaria (altitude of 3049 mt / 14 km Trek about 5-6 hrs walk) with packed lunch. Ghangaria is also known as GOVIND DHAM, It is the base camp for visiting Hemkund Sahib and Valley of Flowers. In the evening you can have the glimpses of beautiful surroundings. Overnight in Guest House / Camp.

After breakfast, we start our trek to the Valley of Flowers (altitude of 3658 m), with packed lunch (10 kms trek return / 5-6 hrs walk). The valley is ringed with snow-capped mountains and watered by streams rising in the mountains, the trek is beautiful, through forests, and meadows, with lovely views of Garhwal Himalaya. The Valley is an enchanting sight with an impressive array of rare wildflowers like Geranium, Marsh marigold, Prinula, Potentilla, Geum, Asters, Lilium, Ranunculus, Corydalis, Inula, Braham kamal, Campanula, Pedicularis, Arisaema, Morina, Impatiens, Bistorta, Ligularia, Anaphalis, Saxifrages, Sibbaldia, Thermo- psis, Trollius, Codonopsis, Dactylorhiza, Cypripedium, Str-awberry, Epilobium, Rhododendrons and numerous others. Most of the flowers have medicinal values too. Evening return back to Ghangaria. Overnight in Guest House / Camp.

After breakfast 5 km trek to Hemkundsahib (4329 m) from Ghangaria (10 Kms step climb return / 6-7 hrs walk). This is quite a steep climb. In the Sikh holy book, the Granth Sahib, the Sikh Guru Gobind Singh recounts that in a previous life, he meditated on the shores of a lake surrounded by seven snowcapped mountains now recognized by Hemkund. We visit Lake & Gurudwara. Later back to Ghangaria. Overnight in Guest House / Camp.

After breakfast start 14 km downhill trek of 5 hrs walk to Govindghat. From Govindghat, start 1 hr drive to Joshimath. On arrival check into the guest house & relax. Overnight stay at Joshimath.

After breakfast, drive to Rudraprayag. Rudraprayag is situated at the holy confluence of river Alaknanda and river Mandakini. On arrival in Rudraprayag, check into the guest house and relax. In the afternoon visit the several temples such as Koteshwar Mahadev, Chamunda Devi, Kedarnath, Shankaracharya Samadhi , Gaurikund ,Son Prayag , Panch Kedar ,Madmaheshwar & others. Overnight in Guest House.

Morning after breakfast drive to Haridwar (Approx 170 Km, about 6 hrs drive). Enroute enjoy the panoramic view of the region with Photography.  On arrival in Haridwar, transfer to Railway station to board Shatabdi express to Delhi. (Dep. 18:10 hrs. Arr. at 22.45 hrs.) Train for Delhi. On arrival in Delhi at Railway station pick-up and transfer to Hotel. Overnight in Hotel at Delhi.

Morning at leisure. Late morning enjoy the sightseeing of New Delhi with Qutab Minar (this Minar has five distinct storeys with the height of 72.5 m & also the World’s tallest free standing minaret & each marked by a projecting balcony); also enjoy the excursion of Lutyens buildings Parliament house, President house & India Gate. Later in the evening transfer to International airport to board your return flight. Room is available till 12:00 hrs)

Note: This is just a suggested itinerary indicative of what could be possible. We tailor holidays for your specific needs. Contact us if you want modifications so that we could tailor a holiday to suit your need for an unforgettable India trip.
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