T.G. Long staff and Frank Smythe discovered the Valley of Flowers in 1931. More than a thousand varieties of flowers, ferns, and Himalayan herbs grow in the valley. The most beautiful of all Himalayan flower, the Blue Primula can be seen blooming in the valley. To reach the valley one has to trek from Govindghat on the route to Hemkund Sahib up to Ghangharia, 12 km. ahead. Few furlongs ahead of Ghangharia, the trek route to the valley takes a detour towards the left. The valley is at a distance of 5 km from Ghangharia.
Destination: Delhi – Rishikesh – Joshimath – Ghangaria – Valley of flower – Auli – Delhi
Places Covered: Delhi, Rishikesh, Joshimath, Govindghat, Ghangaria, Hemkund Sahib, Valley of flowers, Badrinath, Rishikesh
Arrival in Delhi and transfer to hotel. Sightseeing tours in Old and New Delhi. Delhi, the capital city of India, has much to offer of contrast
Early Morning after breakfast leave for Rishikesh by car Arrive Rishikesh, transfer to hotel for overnight stay.
Drive: 9-10 hrs. Early morning drive to Joshimath. the enitre drive is along the Alaknanda river. Lunch enroute at Rudraparayag. Arrive Joshimath and transfer to hotel for dinner and overnight stay at hotel.
Drive & Trek 2 Hrs 7-8 hrs. Early morning after breakfast drive to Govindghat, a small hamlet situated on the confluence of Alaknanda and roaring Laxman Ganga. Arrive and commence trek to Ghangaria. Lunch enroute. Arrive Ghangaria and camp on the banks of Laxman Ganga. Dinner and overnight camp.
Trek: 6-7 hrs. Morning after breakfast start trek to Valley of Flowers.The first part of the trek is through thick forest along the Pushpavati river. Later we trek in the open meadow. Arrive and explore the area. After encountering rare Flowers e.g Brahmkamal, Blue poppy, Potentilla, and hundreds of others we trace our steps back to the base camp, Ghangaria. Dinner and overngith camp.
Trek: 8-9 hrs. Morning after breakfast we trek to Hemkund, one of the finest high latitude lakes in the area, and pilgrimage for Sikhs and Hindus as well. The entire trek today is uphill till we reach Hemkund. Explore the area and trace your steps back to the base camp.One can encounter some of the flowers on this strech as well. Dinner and overnight camp
Drive 2 hrs. Morning after breakfast trek down Govindghat. Lunch enroute. Arrive and commence drive to Badrinath, the most important temple in north India for hindus. Evening visit the badrinath temple for the evening Darshanas. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Morning after breakfast trek/drive to Mana village , the last Indian village on Indo-tibet border. Remaining day free to explore the area. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Drive 7-8 hrs. Morning after breakfast drive to Rudraprayag. Arrive Rudraprayag and transfer to hotel. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Drive 5-6 hrs. Morning after breakfast drive to Rishikesh. Arrive Rishikesh and transfer to Hotel for lunch and wash and change. Evening transfer to Railway station to board train for Delhi.
After breakfast leave for Sightseeing of delhi. Visit the historic city of old Delhi including the Red fort and the Jama Masjid. Post lunch tour of New Delhi to include Qutub Minar, India Gate, Humayun’s tomb and the Lakshmi Narayan temple. arrive in Hotel and leave in time to reach airport to catch flight for onward destination.
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