A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Valley Of Flowers in Uttarakhand invites you to marvel at the flurry of colours that are a sight for sore eyes. An extremely popular destination during its blooming season, this is one that makes the climb worth every struggle.
Govind Ghat to Govind Ghat
Duration: 6 Days 5 Nights
14th to 19th August
Day time: 10°C to 20°C
Morning/night: 5°C to 10°C
Altitude-Hemkund 14,400 ft, Valley of Flowers 12,000ft.
Approx Distance: 40 kms
Exotic flowers such as the Blue Himalayan Poppy and Brahma kamal
Per person: ₹12,000
Haridwar to Govindghat
Our journey begins at the holy town of Haridwar. The pick up timings start from 6.00 am and transport is arranged by us at an extra cost. Most participants opt for the Roads & Journeys pick up and we will assume the same in your case. In case you do not want the Roads & Journeys pick up, you will have to make your own travel arrangements. The road to Govind Ghat is a 10 to 11 hour journey through some prominent tourist destinations. Our first stop is Devprayag, where Panch Prayag (five confluences) of Alaknanda River where Alaknanda and Bhagirathi rivers meet and take the name Ganga. From there we move along winding roads and pass a couple more tourist temple towns along the way. We also drive past Joshimath which is a major halt for tourists visiting Auli, Badrinath, Valley of Flowers and Hemkund Sahib. Just an hour before Badrinath is where we will be halting for the night, which is also the starting point of our trek – Govind Ghat. We will be staying at a simple guest house. After settling in, we will take the time to get acquainted with the group and prepare for the trek the next day.
1. Stay: Stay at Haridwar on the last day of the trek is not included in the trek fee.
2. Transport: Transport from Haridwar to Govind Ghat and return from Govind Ghat to Haridwar can be arranged by us at an extra cost. Transport is arranged in Sumo kind of vehicles. A vehicle carries 5-7 people. Sometimes the number of people in a vehicle can be even 4 or 8. Participants are expected to share the cost likewise. The amount is to be paid directly to our transporter. No service tax is applicable on transport cost. Roads & Journeys only arranges the vehicle pick up and is not responsible for any issues during transport.
3. Pick-up: Participants are picked up from the Haridwar. Pickups start from 6.00 am. Most participants opt for the Roads & Journeys pick up and we assume the same in your case. In case you do not want the Roads & Journeys pick up you will have to make your own travel arrangements.