Valley of flowers trek is a must do trek by every trekker who wants to trek in the Himalayas. The Valley of flowers nestled high in Himalayan valley in Chamoli district in Uttarakhand. This easy trek gained considerable popularity in trekking community as a beginners trek and an important trek in Uttarakhand trekking circuit.
The Valley of flowers trek in the Himalayas was declared a national park in 1982 and it’s a UNESCO world heritage site. The trek starts from Govindghat a small place on Haridwar – Badrinath road. It has few hotels and a Gurudwara. You can reach Govindghat after a 10 hour long drive from Haridwar. The Valley of flowers trek first leg is trekking from Govindghat to Ghangaria; next day either you can trek to valley of flowers and return to Ghangaria. One can also club Hemkund Sahib trek with Valley of flowers trek. Hemkund Sahib Trek route diverts from the checkpost of valley of flowers and goes straight. The Hemkund Sahib route is a steep and a difficult 6 Kms uphill trek from Ghangaria.
Valley of flowers trek is renowned for its variety of alpine flowers
Views of awesome summits of Rataban peak and 14kms expanse of beautiful valley
Valley changes its colors every fortnight during the month of July & August because different flowers bloom at fortnight interval.