With the advent of monsoon rains in the Himalayas flowers bloom without restraint in the high river valleys and lofty meadows. The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Valley of Flowers shakes off the burden of snow accumulated over long winter months and paints itself with vibrant colours. The serenity of the Valley of Flowers is complemented by the holy site of Hemkund Sahib with an impressive gurudwara perched on the shore of a vast high altitude lake.
Drive from Haridwar/Dehradun to Joshimath. Overnight in hotel.
11km of easy trek followed by 3 km of steep ascent to Ghaghariya. Overnight in homestay/lodge.
Easy trek to Valley of Flowers – camping is not allowed in the valley so we will trek as far as possible and return to Ghaghariya in the evening. The valley is 10 km long and about 2 km wide and nature enthusiasts can venture deep into the valley.
Steep ascent to visit Sikh pilgrimage center of Hemkund Sahib. One needs to be careful while coming down as it is steep descent – people can wear knee support to protect knees during descent.
13 km downhill trek to Govindghat. Leave early morning at 6AM to reach before noon. After this the participants can choose to either visit Badrinath or go to Joshimath and visit Auli or head back straight towards Haridwar/Rishikesh.