- Places: Kathgodam, Nainital, Joshimath, Govindghat, Ghangaria, Hemkund Sahib, Valley of flowers, Badrinath, Pipalkoti.
- Activities: trekking.
The Valley of Flowers is considered to be one of the widest valleys among Himalayan Treks. It lies at Pushpavati stream which is joined by several smaller streams and waterfalls at an altitude from 3352 meters. And can be drawn near from Badrinath, Joshimath and Ghansali to West, South and North East respectively through high Mountain Passes which remains open around May. The best season to visit The Himalayan Flowers of the valley is July to August.
The Valley of Flowers is vital on account of its diverse alpine flora; it is a representative of West Himalayan biogeography zone. The panoramic landscape of the Valley of Flowers National Park complements the rugged mountain wilderness of Nanda Devi National Park.
Day 1: Delhi to Kathgodam.
Day 2: Kathgodam(Rail Head) to Nainital. On the very first day we will begin our journey from Kathgodam to Nainital. Overnight halt is in a hotel at Nainital.
Day 3: Nainital to Joshimath (288 km). On this day, we will initiate our journey towards Joshimath. After a long journey, night stay is followed in a hotel at Joshimath.
Day 4: Joshimath to Govindghat (1828 meters) (Road Head) - Trek 11 km to Ghangaria (3048 meters). After having breakfast early in the morning, we will leave for Govindghat. On reaching Govindghat, the trek of 11 km will take us to Ghangaria. Over night stay is at a Camp/Rest House.
Day 5: Trek 6 Kms to Hemkund Sahib (4329 meters) to Ghangaria. After the early morning Breakfast, the trekking starts for a distance of 6 kms which will bring us to Hemkund Sahib and then get back to Ghangaria. Stay at night in Ghangaria.
Day 6: Valley of Flowers to Ghangaria Camp (10 km). We will take an early start to valley of flowers, after having breakfast. After visiting the Valley of flowers, we will return to Ghangaria Camp. Overnight stay is in the camp at Ghagharia.
Day 7: Trek 11 kms to Govindghat and then to Badrinath (visit Badrinath Temple and area around Badrinath). After having breakfast, we will start trekking towards Govindghat which is approx 11 kms for Ghangaria camp. Once we reach here, the next journey will be towards Badrinath. Here, we will visit the famous badrinath temple and will also explore the area around the temple.
Day 8: Pipalkoti. After the breakfast, the journey starts towards Pipalkoti. Overnight stay is in a hotel at Pipalkoti.
Day 9: Kathgodam (Rail Head) 272 kms. Departure to Delhi. After an early breakfast, the journey of this day will take us back to Kathgodam and from here we will take the overnight journey to Delhi.
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