Bestowed with the rare and exotic Himalayan flora, the Valley of Flowers is a bouquet of nature peacefully snuggled in the West Himalayan region of Uttarakhand. The trek of Valley of flowers goes through dense forests, along with Pushpawati river and can be reached by crossing many bridges, glaciers and waterfalls on the way. This glaring piece of nature is an Indian National Park and a UNESCO World Heritage Site exhibiting plush meadows blossomed with endemic alpine flowers and diverse fauna in this valley.
This U-shaped alpine valley, formed by retreating glaciers, remains snow-covered from November to May. When the ice thaws in June, the valley is rich with herbs, medicinal and flowering plants, which burst into a profusion of colour in July and August. The month between mid-July and mid-August is the ideal time to visit.
Sri Hemkund Sahib is situated 4000 mt above sea level. The holy pilgrimage of Sikhs, HemkundSahib, is covered with snow capped mountains, giving it a mesmerizing look. The Sapt-Sring, seven hills, have surrounded the holy shrine and the lake. The lake’s rocky shores are covered with snow through most of the year,
Badrinath or the abode of Lord Vishnu is situated at Chamoli district of Uttarakhand. Lying between the two monutains, Nar and Narayan, Badrinath is a majestic sight as well as the the most important of all the Char Dhams. The holy town is set at an altitude of 3,133 mts above sea level on the bank of the ice cold Alaknanda River
Ghangaria is the base camp for the mesmerizing Valley of Flowers trek which rewards trekkers with abundant natural beauty in the form of waterfalls, verdant hills covered with pine and oak trees, gushing rivulets and streams and of course, myriad flowers. Other treks in this region are: Gupt Khal Trek and Bhyundar Khal.
Be it nature lovers, trekkers or avid botanists, everyone has been charmed by the beauty of the Himalayas. Valley of Flowers trek can be taken to access the eponymous Himalayan valley, where the rich biodiversity and breathtaking surroundings will keep you mesmerised. Your expedition starts from Haridwar.