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Valley Of Flowers Trek Tour

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Duration : 5 Nights / 6 Days

Destination Covered : Hemkund Sahib, Govindghat, Ghangaria, Hemkund Sahib

Tour Activities : Trekking, Sightseeing

Tour Themes : Adventure Tours, Hill Stations & Valleys

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Hemkund Sahib, Govindghat and Ghangaria Tour Itinerary

Day 1
Assemble at Govindghat in the evening.
Drive Distance: 265 KMS from Rishikesh;
300 KMS from Dehradun.
Drive Duration: 10 hours

6:00 PM
Govindghat
Discover Govindghat, a pristine hamlet in Uttarakhand, India. Nestled in the Chamoli district, this enchanting destination at the confluence of the Alakananda and Lakshman Ganga rivers serves as the starting point for the transformative treks to Hemkund Sahib and the Valley of Flowers (Open June - September).
With refreshing views of mist-covered alpine hills, Govindghat is a popular pilgrimage site and adventure hub. Located 22 KMS from Joshimath, it's also the gateway to the revered Shree Badrinathji Yatra. At an altitude of 6,000 ft, Govindghat awaits with nature's splendor
and spiritual energy, ready to captivate your 9
soul!
Day 2
Drive to Pulna. Trek to Ghangaria.
Drive Distance: 6 KMS (15 minutes)
Trek Distance - 9 KMS (5-6 hours)
Altitude gain: 5,906 ft 0 10,010 ft

7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Ghangaria
Ghangaria, a mystical realm at the confluence of rivers Pushpawati and Lakshman Ganga, is the last human settlement in the captivating Ghangaria valley.
It serves as a base camp for the enchanting Valley of Flowers and the awe-inspiring Hemkund Sahib. Begin your trek after breakfast from Pulna, embarking on a 9 KMS journey through a mesmerizing landscape. Witness numerous unnamed waterfalls, serene lakes, and encounter wildlife along the route, immersing yourself in the heart of nature's
splendor.
Day 3
Trek to Valley of Flowers and back.
Trek Distance: 8 KMS round trip (6-7 hours)
Altitude gain: 10,010 ft to 11,811 ft

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Valley Of Flowers
Experience the enchanting Valley Of Flowers National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and forms one of the two core zones (the other being the Nanda Devi National Park) of the Nanda Devi Biosphere reserve. Best time to visit is between July - August.
Spanning 87 sq KMS, this enchanting sanctuary is a floral paradise boasting over 600 species, including orchids, poppies, primulas, marigolds, daisies, and anemones. Immerse yourself in sub-alpine forests of birch and rhododendrons, accompanied by cascading waterfalls and streams. The valley is also home to rare wildlife such as the snow
leopard, Himalayan Monal, gray langur, flying squirrel, Himalayan weasel, black bear, red fox, and lime butterfly.
Wake up early, grab some breakfast and a hot beverage before you begin your trek.
Traverse the park's picturesque trails. Bridges, glaciers, and waterfalls punctuate the journey, offering a breathtaking backdrop for your exploration. Every few steps reveal a new variety of flowers, their kaleidoscope of colors captivating your gaze. You can't help but wonder who meticulously arranged this living tapestry and what mysterious forces shaped it's ever-changing variety.
There is a stream too that flows all the way through the valley. Take off your shoes and dip your feet into it before bidding farewell to this mesmerizing realm and descending
back to Ghangaria. Have dinner early and sleep.
Day 4
Trek to Hemkund Sahib and back.
Trek Distance: 11 KMS round trip (7-8 hours)
Altitude Gain: 10,010 ft 14,100 ft

7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Hemkund Sahib
Hemkund Sahib is a revered Sikh pilgrimage site in Uttarakhand, India. Dedicated to Guru Gobind Singh, it sits at 4329 mts (14,203 ft) altitude, near a glacial lake named Hemkund. The shrine attracts numerous pilgrims and offers stunning views. The best time to visit is between June and October.
Wake up, get yourself some breakfast and a hot beverage. A poncho (light raincoat) and a trekking pole can be quite useful on the trek.
Pass the deviation to the Valley of Flowers and spot the misty waterfall on the right, one might even feel a spray of water being carried by the wind as the waterfall breaks on the rocks below.
After a few hours of walking, the tree line disappears, and the views improve. Come across a melting glacier along the way. Take generous breaks to acclimatize to the reduced oxygen levels, stay hydrated and avoid sitting down during these breaks. Continue to ascend to reach Hemkund Sahib Gurudwara and the ethereal Hemkund Lake that slumbers under a frozen embrace for half a year. Walk around the lake, immerse yourself in the serenity of the crystal- clear waters reflecting the surrounding mountains. The harmonious convergence of nature and spirituality is captivating!
Enjoy hot tea and delicious khichdi at the Gurudwara and explore the area. The Himalayan flower, Brahma Kamal, thrives in the area as it only grows at heights of 10,000 ft to 15,000 ft. The descent back to Ghangaria takes about 4-5 hours and can be challenging on the knees and toes. Have an early dinner and rest.
Day 5
Trek to Pulna. Drive to Govindghat.
Trek Distance: 9 KMS (3-4 hours)
Altitude loss: 10,010 ft to 5,906 ft
Drive Distance: 6 KMS (15 minutes)

8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Govindghat
After breakfast embark on a serene journey from Ghangaria Village to Pulna. The 6-hour trek, including breaks, down the alternately sunny and shaded trail let's you escape and unwind. Let nature's symphony relax you as you immerse yourself in this enchanting experience, feeling refreshed and rejuvinated upon arrival at Pulna.
Freshen up and have a balanced meal for lunch at Govindghat after the short drive from Pulna. Rest and reflect on this incredible journey that you've just had. Share your experiences with your teammates over some hot tea. Have dinner early and sleep.
Day 6
Departure after breakfast, drive back to
Rishikesh via Badrinath.
Drive Distance: 315 KMS (10 hours)

7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Rishikesh via Badrinath
In the mystical town of Badrinath, Uttarakhand, India, stands the Badrinath Temple. Perched at 3,100 meters above sea level on the banks of the Alakananda River, between Nar and Narayana mountain range, it is a sacred Hindu sanctuary dedicated to Lord Vishnu, worshipped as Badrinath. Established by sage Adi Shankaracharya in the 8th century, it holds the revered Saligram idol of Lord Badri. Surrounded by mythical tales, it is one of Uttarakhand's four important pilgrimages known as Chardham (Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri being the other three). Here, Lord Vishnu performed penance, oblivious to the harsh weather conditions, leaving an indelible spiritual aura for seekers of divine solace.

Drive back to Rishikesh after visiting the temple.

More Details about Hemkund Sahib, Govindghat and Ghangaria Tour

Inclusions

  • Transportation
  • Day 2: Drive to Pulna from Govindghat. Day 5: Drive back to Govindghat from Pulna.
  • Permits
  • You will need to obtain entry permits for the Valley of Flowers and Hemkund Sahib. The cost for Indian nationals is around Rs. 150 per person for each destination, and for foreign nationals, it is approximately Rs. 600 per person for each destination.
  • Accommodation
  • Stay at Govindghat and stay at Ghangaria. ( Hotel / Homestay, Subject to availability)
  • Meals
  • Day 1: Dinner. Day 2 - Day 5: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. Day 6: Breakfast.

Exclusions

  • Pickup and Drop from Rishikesh/Dehradun: The cab costs Rs 9,000 per vehicle for an SUV and Rs 13,000 for a Tempo Traveler. This fare is shared among trekkers and paid directly to
  • the driver. (Prices are an approximation)
  • Anything apart from inclusions.
  • This Is The Per Head Cost For A Team Of 15 Members. Contact Us To Customize Your Experience.

Payments Terms

  • * 20% Advance Percentage of total booking amount

Getting On A Train?

  • There is no direct train route to Govindghat as it is a small town located in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand, India. However, you can reach Govindghat by train followed by road. Here's a general guide on how to reach Govindghat:
  • The nearest major railway station to Govindghat is Rishikesh Railway Station, located approximately 273 kilometers away. You can reach Rishikesh by train from various cities in India.
  • From there, you will need to continue your journey by road. The cost of the train journey will vary depending on your starting location and the class of travel you choose. It's advisable to check with the Indian Railways or online ticketing platforms for the current prices. The cost can range from a few hundred rupees to a few thousand rupees, depending on the distance and class.
  • Road Transport: After reaching Rishikesh by train, you will need to arrange transportation to Govindghat. You have two main options:
  • Taxi: Hiring a private taxi from Rishikesh to Govindghat can cost anywhere between Rs. 4,000 to Rs. 6,000 (approximately) for a one-way journey, depending on the type of vehicle and negotiation.
  • Bus: Taking a public bus from Rishikesh to Govindghat is a more economical option. The fare for a bus ticket can range from Rs. 500 to Rs. 800 (approximately) per person, one way.
  • Please note that:
  • Road and weather conditions in the region can be unpredictable, especially during the monsoon season or winter months. It's advisable to check the current conditions and plan your journey accordingly. Additionally, it's always a good idea to carry essential supplies, appropriate clothing, and consult with local authorities or travel agencies for the latest information and guidance.
  • These are approximate costs and can vary based on factors such as season, availability, and personal preferences. It's always recommended to check the current prices and make necessary arrangements accordingly.

Taking a Flight?

  • Choose the nearest airport: The closest airport to Govindghat is the Jolly Grant Airport, also known as Dehradun Airport. It is located in Dehradun, Uttarakhand.
  • Book a flight: Search for flights from your departure location to Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun. The cost of a one-way domestic flight from major cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, or Bangalore to Dehradun (Jolly Grant Airport) can range from approximately
  • ₹3,000 to ₹10,000 or more, depending on factors such as airline, class of travel, and how far in advance you book.
  • Transportation from Dehradun to Govindghat: After reaching Dehradun, you have a few options for transportation to Govindghat:
  • Private taxi: Hiring a private taxi from Dehradun to Govindghat can cost around ₹5,000 to ₹8,000, depending on the type of vehicle, negotiation skills, and availability.
  • Shared taxi or cab: Shared taxis or cabs from Dehradun to Govindghat can cost approximately ₹1,500 to ₹2,500 per person, depending on the season and demand. However, prices can vary, so it's advisable to check with local operators or travel agencies for current rates.
  • Public transportation: Taking a local bus from Dehradun to Joshimath may cost around ₹400 to ₹800 per person. From Joshimath, shared jeeps or taxis to Govindghat can cost approximately ₹300 to ₹500 per person.
  • Travel to Govindghat: The journey from Dehradun to Govindghat takes approximately 10-12 hours by road, depending on the traffic and weather conditions. The route passes through Rishikesh, Devprayag, Rudraprayag, and Joshimath. Enjoy the scenic beauty of the Uttarakhand Himalayas during your journey.
  • Please note that:
  • Flight availability and schedules may vary, so it is advisable to check with airlines or travel websites for the most up-to- date information. Additionally, road conditions in the region, especially during the monsoon season, should be taken into consideration while planning your trip.
  • The costs are approximate and can vary based on factors such as the time of year, availability, and negotiation skills. It's always a good idea to research and inquire with local travel agencies or transportation providers for the most accurate and up-to-date prices.

Cancellation & Refund Policy

  • * Upon cancellation, refund will be made after deducting the Retention Amount.
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