Uttarakhand state has a rich scenic beauty of the Himalayas which offers many amazing opportunities for trekking. Valley of Flowers tour is a well-planned package of 8 days and 7 nights offering a chance to spectacle the amazing beauty of World Heritage Site of Valley of Flowers and a chance to prayer at Sri Hemkund Sahib, one of the holiest pilgrimage sites of Sikhs. Enjoy natural splendours throughout your from Ghangaria to Valley of flowers and further again, from Ghangaria to Gurudwara Sri Hemkund Sahib. The package also includes destinations such as Delhi, Haridwar, Joshimath, Govindghat, Rudraprayag and Rishikesh. Along with sightseeing, other highlights are evening Ganga aarti in Haridwar, visit holy convergences of Alaknanda River and sightseeing in Rishikesh. So plan your trip to these destinations in Uttarakhand with our Valley of Flowers package. Be it a revitalizing holistic healing retreat in Haridwar, buzz & adventure in Rishikesh or a long yoga & meditation retreat at some of the best yoga ashrams, this package has all the must-visit destinations included.
Tour Duration : ( 07 Nights / 08 Days )
Destinations Covered : Delhi - Haridwar – Joshimath - Govindghat – Ghangaria - Hemkund Sahib – Ghangaria - Valley of flowers – Ghangaria - Govindghat – Rudraprayag - Rishikesh – Haridwar - Delhi
Day 1: Delhi – Haridwar (250 km / 5 to 6 hrs)
Upon arrival meet and drive to Haridwar. Upon reaching Haridwar, complete the check-in formalities at the hotel. Freshen-up and get ready for exploring this holy city on the banks of River Ganga. Visit the very popular Ganga ghat, Har-ki-paudi. The evening is scheduled for the remarkable Ganga aarti, the river worshipping ceremony. While holy chants are played in the background, admire the wonderful sight of lighted lamps that falls into the flowing water of the river. Stay overnight in Haridwar.
Day 2: Haridwar – Joshimath (280 km / 6 to 7 hrs)
Morning breakfast start your drive to the beautiful hill town of Joshimath. It is also a popular Hindu pilgrimage center. As you are driving upwards, halt at the holy sites of Devprayag, Rudraprayag and Karnprayag, the confluences of the Alaknanda River with River Bhagirathi, River Mandakini, and River Pindar. Continue your journey to Joshimath. As you reach, check into the hotel is followed by sightseeing.Overnight stay.
Day 03: Joshimath – GovindGhat (20kms drive) – Pulna (3kms drive local jeep) - Ghangaria (10kms/4hr Trek)
We will start early after breakfast and drive to Govindghat, further reach Pulna Village by road (Shared taxi available on direct payments basis). Pulna is a small village 3 km from Govindghat. Earlier the trek used to start from Govindghat but now a new road has been constructed between Govindghat and Pulna. From Pulna the trek to Ghangaria is 10 km. You will see beautiful mountains, waterfalls and beautiful river while you trek towards Ghangaria. You can also see beautiful birds on the way. Stay will be in hotels at Ghangaria (3000 mts). Check in Hotel. Overnight stay.
Ghangharia/Govinddham: Situated in the midst of a pine grove Ghangharia serves as a base for visiting HemkundShaib. It is the last human habitation in the valley. A tourist Lodge, log huts, tents and a Gurudwara provide comfortable accommodation.
Day 04: Ghangaria - Hemkund Sahib - Ghangaria (6kms/4hr each side)
After breakfast, start trekking to Gurdwara Sri Hemkund Sahib, one of the holiest Sikh pilgrimages. Guru Gobind Singh meditated here. The place is described as Hemkund Parbat SapatSring, the "lake of ice" "mountain" adorned with "seven peaks", surround the shrine, looming over lush green pastures. The tenth and penultimate Guru, Sri Guru Gobind Singh ji, meditated for years in these mountains, finally leaving his earthly form and uniting with the Almighty. The star-shaped Gurudwara Sri Hemkund Sahib Ji, at a height of over 4,239 mt, is as such, a memorial to Guru Gobind Singh ji and a reminder of the saint’s mission. Snow-covered peaks and mountains makes the backdrop for 'The Hemkund Lake'. Return to Ghangria, Overnight stay.
GurudwaraHemkundShaib: This imposing star-shaped structure of stone and concrete masonry is one the shores of the lake. An outlet behind the Gurudwara is source of the Lakshman Ganga. Temple of Lord Lakshman: A small temple nearby, dedicated to Lord Lakshman.
Day 05: Ghangaria - Valley of Flower - Ghangaria (4kms/3hr each side)
Post early breakfast, you start your much awaited trek to Valley of Flowers. It is an easy walk through lush green and spectacular landscape Stunning views and blooming wild flowers are for you to explore once you enter Valley of Flowers. This day is a treat to nature lovers and photography enthusiasts. Valley stretches for about 10 km. It is up to you to explore as much as you can during the time your trek leader allocates (Altitude Valley of Flowers 3658 mtr). (Option to hire pony is NOT available as Valley is UNESCO World Heritage Site)
Valley of Flower was discovered by Frank Smith while on the Expedition to Mt. Kamet. This picturesque Valley covered by rare species of flowers & a wide variety of Butterflies, Musk Deer, Thar&serow are found here. Back to Ghangaria.Overnight stay.
Day 06: Ghangaria - Govindghat (10kms trek down & 3kms by Jeep) – Rudraprayag (140kms/5-6hr drive) HT : 895 MTS.
Return back to Govindghat, further drive to Rudraprayag. Check in Hotel. Rest day at leisure.Overnight stay.
Rudraprayag is one of the PanchPrayag (five confluences) of Alaknanda River, the point of confluence of rivers Alaknanda and Mandakini. Kedarnath, a Hindu holy town is located 86 km from Rudraprayag. The famous man eating Leopard of Rudraprayag hunted and written about by Jim Corbett (hunter) dwelled here.Weather - Generally hot in summer, the temperature ranges from 35-40 degree Celsius, Winter: The Days are pleasantly cool but the nights are cold, temp ranges from 20 deg to 05 deg.
Day 07: Rudraprayag – Rishikesh (140kms/4hr)
Drive to Rishikesh, the 'place of sages' is a celebrated spiritual town on the bank of Ganga and is surrounded by Shivalik range of the Himalayas on three sides. It is said that when Raibhya Rishi did hard penances, God appeared by the name of "Hrishikesh " and this area hence firth came to be known as Rishikesh.Check in Hotel. Later visit Rishikesh Temples & Sight Seeing – LaxmanJhulla, Ram Jhulla, TriveniGhat, Bharat Mandir, Shivananda Ashram. At evening visit Ganga Aarti at Parmarth Ashram. Overnight stay.
Day 08: Rishikesh - Hardwar - Delhi (250kms/7hr)
Drive back to Delhi. On Arr. Delhi, transfer to Railway Station / Airport. Tour Terminate.