Overview

Experience the breathtaking beauty of Uttarakhand with our Valley of Flowers trek, a mesmerizing adventure that takes you through a paradise of vibrant blooms and awe-inspiring landscapes. Nestled in the heart of the Himalayas, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is a heaven for nature enthusiasts and adventure seekers alike.

Embark on a journey that begins in the holy town of Badrinath, where spirituality blends seamlessly with natural splendor. As you make your way towards the Valley of Flowers, each step unveils a stunning panorama of snow-capped peaks, cascading waterfalls, and lush meadows carpeted with a kaleidoscope of flowers. This trek offers a truly immersive experience, allowing you to witness nature at its very best.

The Valley of Flowers is popular for its rich biodiversity, with over 600 species of wildflowers, including rare and exotic varieties. Marvel at the delicate orchids, vibrant rhododendrons, and vibrant daisies that paint the valley in a riot of colors. The air is filled with the intoxicating fragrance of blossoms, creating a sensory symphony that will leave you in awe.

Your journey continues to the enchanting village of Mana, known as the last inhabited village before the Indo-Tibetan border. Here, you can immerse yourself in the traditional Himalayan way of life, interacting with friendly locals and gaining insights into their unique culture and traditions. Explore ancient temples, taste local cuisine, and embrace the serenity of this remote Himalayan gem.

Our expert guides will lead you through the trek, ensuring your safety while sharing their extensive knowledge of the region's flora, fauna, and history. Whether you're an experienced trekker or a first-time adventurer, our carefully curated itinerary caters to all skill levels, allowing you to savor every moment of this extraordinary experience.

8 Nights 9 Days 14 Aug Valley of Flowers, Uttarakhand
Highlights
What makes this tour special
  • Explore the Valley of Flowers trek in Uttarakhand, including Badrinath and Mana village.
  • Scenic drive from Delhi to Rishikesh, starting point of the trek.
  • Journey from Rishikesh to Auli, a picturesque hill station with panoramic views.
  • Trek from Auli to Govind Ghat, followed by an enchanting hike to Ghangria.
  • Discover the breathtaking Valley of Flowers, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with its diverse and rare floral species.
  • Trek to Hemkund Sahib, the highest Gurudwara in the world, surrounded by snow-capped peaks.
  • Visit the famous Badrinath Temple, a significant Hindu pilgrimage site dedicated to Lord Vishnu.
  • Enjoy the serene ambience and cultural immersion in Mana village, the last inhabited village before the Indo-Tibetan border.
  • Picturesque drive through the scenic landscapes of Uttarakhand.
  • Experience the spiritual vibes of Rishikesh, the yoga capital of the world.
  • Expert guides ensuring safety and sharing knowledge of flora, fauna, and local history.
  • Comfortable accommodation in Rishikesh, Auli, Ghangria, and Badrinath.
  • A well-curated itinerary catering to all skill levels, suitable for both experienced trekkers and beginners.
  • Create unforgettable memories of natural beauty, spirituality, and cultural exploration.
Dates and Rates
date & duration price
Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival at Rishikesh

Reporting at Rishikesh. Check into your hotel in Rishikesh and spend the evening exploring the holy town and its spiritual attractions. Overnight stay in Rishikesh.

Day 2: Rishikesh to Auli

After breakfast, embark on a private bus journey from Rishikesh to Auli, a picturesque hill station known for its breathtaking views. Enjoy the scenic drive as you ascend to higher altitudes. Check into your hotel in Auli and spend the rest of the day at leisure, soaking in the natural beauty of the surroundings. Overnight stay in Auli.

Day 3: Auli to Govind Ghat and Trek to Ghangria

After breakfast, depart from Auli and drive to Govind Ghat. From here, begin your trek towards Ghangria, a charming village nestled amidst the mountains. The trek takes you through scenic landscapes, lush forests, and gushing rivers. Reach Ghangria by evening and take rest for the night. Overnight stay in Ghangria.

Day 4: Valley of Flowers Trek

Wake up early in the morning, have packed lunch, and embark on a trek to the enchanting Valley of Flowers. Marvel at the stunning variety of flowers, including rare species, as you explore this floral paradise. Immerse yourself in the vibrant colors and serene atmosphere of the valley. Return to Ghangria by 5 pm. Overnight stay in Ghangria.

Day 5: Hemkund Sahib Trek

Today, trek to Hemkund Sahib, the highest Gurudwara in the world. This sacred Sikh pilgrimage site is nestled beside a pristine glacial lake surrounded by snow-capped peaks. Pay your respects at the Gurudwara and soak in the peaceful ambience. Return to Ghangria for an overnight stay.

Day 6: Ghangria to Govind Ghat and Transfer to Joshimath.

After breakfast, trek back to Govind Ghat. From there, transfer to Badrinath, a significant Hindu pilgrimage site dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Visit the famous Badrinath Temple in the evening and immerse yourself in the spiritual aura of this revered place. Overnight stay in Joshimath.

Day 7: Joshimath to Rishikesh

After breakfast, embark on a picturesque drive back to Rishikesh. Enjoy the breathtaking views of the Himalayas and the winding rivers along the way. Upon arrival in Rishikesh, check into your hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay in Rishikesh.

Day 8: Departure from Rishikesh

After breakfast, check out from the hotel and bid farewell to the mesmerizing landscapes of Uttarakhand. Trek Ends. You can proceed for your journey back home.

Inclusions/Exclusions

What is included in the tour

  • Accommodation:
    • Stay in twin/triple sharing rooms from Rishikesh to Rishikesh.
  • Transport support as per the itinerary from Rishikesh to Rishikesh.
  • Guide and support staff:
    • Experienced, trained, and supportive guides.
  • Forest permit for Indian travelers.
  • Visit Badrinath and Mana village. (subject to road and weather conditions)

What is NOT included in the tour

  • Transport to reach Delhi from hometown.
  • Meals Delhi to Delhi. (As we are staying in Hotels you can choose your meals everyday).
  • Permit for drones in Valley of Flowers - additional cost.
  • Personal expenses like tips, personal medicines, phone calls, etc.
  • Any transport support during the trek apart from what is included above.
  • Any cost arising due to unforeseen incidents like bad weather, roadblock, landslide, medical evacuation, etc.
  • Personal luggage with a mass not exceeding 12 kg per bag per person can be carried by porters/mules at an additional price.
  • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions.
  • Adventure Insurance.
  • Any taxes if applicable.
Pickup point
Directions.
Valley of Flowers, Uttarakhand View on Map
Things to carry

Basic Gear :

Back pack & rain cover

(40 - 50 ltr) with comfortable shoulder straps) (can be rented from Mountainfit)

Day pack + rain cover

10 - 20 ltr (If you hire a mule or porter and also for Summit day)

Walking stick

Advisable (At least one) ) (can be rented from Mountainfit)

Head torch

1 Nos. ) (can be rented from Mountainfit)

Water bottle/Hydration pack

2 bottles of one litre each

   

Snacks

Energy bars, dry fruits, electral/ORS

Personal Medical Kit

Consult your doctor

 

Clothing :

T-shirts

2 to 3 (Dry Fit Preferred)

Full T-shirts

1 Nos.

Fleece jacket

1 Nos. (Alternative: a woolen sweater)

Down feather / Hollofil jacket

1 Nos.  (can be rented from Mountainfit)

Wind & waterproof (jacket & pant)

1 Pair

Thermal inners (upper and lower)

1 Pair

Trek pants

2 Synthetic (avoid shorts, fitting denims, capris)

Poncho (Rain Protection)

1 Nos. ) (can be rented from Mountainfit)

Personal Utilities :

Sunscreen cream

Hand sanitizer

Moisturizer

Antibacterial powder

Toilet Paper & wipes

Toothbrush and toothpaste

Lip balm

Quick dry towel

Sun cap

1 Nos.

Woolen cap

1 Nos.

Buff / Bandana

1 Nos.

Sunglasses

U/V protected advisable.

Protect your feet :

Trekking shoes

1 Pair (Waterproof, high ankle with good grip)

Floaters/flip-flops

1 Pair (Very useful to roam around camp).

Cotton socks

4 pairs

Woolen socks

2 pairs

Gaiters and Crampons

1 Pair (MountainFit team will notify you if required)

 

Protect your hands :

Waterproof gloves

1 Pair

Fleece/woolen gloves

1 Pair

 

Few Important Tips:

  • Dress in layers: Carry at least 3 layers at the trek.  Weather is quite unpredictable so we need to keep ourselves warm. Keep it simple, but warm enough. Pack your backpack as per provided trek essential list.
  • Thermos Flask (1ltr):  This is very important on winter trek as water in normal bottle freezes due to severe temperature.
  • Do not carry any precious items like jewellery on the trek. Mountainfit Team will not be responsible for loss or damage of such items.
  • Carry extra plastic bags for wet clothes/garbage/etc. “DO NOT LITTER THE TRAIL, KEEP IT CLEAN”
  • Drones and satellite phones are not allowed, so please don’t bring them.