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Valley of Flowers Trek: Beginners Guide


The Valley of Flowers trek is among the most popular treks in India. The flowers of this trek give a feeling of heaven on earth. One of the solid reasons behind the fame and popularity of Valley of Flowers is the fact that the Valley of Flowers trek is one of the oldest and most popular treks in India. In 1980, the Valley of Flowers National Park was created by the Government of India, and in 2002, it was recognized by the Government of India as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Now the Valley of Flowers has also been included in the list of trekkers around the world. Valley of Flowers by Longo is one of the most visited places in Uttarakhand. It extends for about 8-10 kms. When one enters this valley of flowers, one is stunned to see the beauty of this place, we cannot describe the beauty of this place in words, we have to experience it ourselves and this experience is one of the most beautiful experiences of life. there will be a.

Red flowers, yellow flowers, pink flowers are seen in this beautiful valley, all this in itself is a wonderful sight in the valley of flowers, as well as beautiful peaks are seen everywhere.

Some Facts

  • Region- Garhwal Himalaya
  • Height- 12,000 ft
  • Trekking time- Approx 7-8 days
  • Best time to trekking- Mid July and August
  • Trek distance- 11 kms

The Valley of Flowers trek starts from a small spot on the Haridwar-Badrinath road from Govindghat. Trekkers and tourists can reach Govindghat after a long drive of 10 hours. The trek to the Valley of Flowers starts from Govindghat to Ghana. One can also trek to Hemkund Sahib along the Valley of Flowers. The Hemkund Sahib trek route leaves from the checkpost of the Valley of Flowers and goes straight. Hemkund Sahib Marg is a steep and arduous journey of 6 kms from Gangaria.

Best Time to Visit

The best time to trek to the Valley of Flowers is from mid-July to August. A spectacular flowering season begins every year in these high altitude alpine meadows. It is open from mid-June to September, when the snow begins to melt, making July and August the best time to see the flowers in bloom.After December the Valley of Flowers cannot be reached until the beginning of May. Different flowers bloom in this valley every month by laying a carpet of different colored flowers. It rains for a day or two, but the view of the valley takes away all the restlessness.

Difficulty Level

Those people can also climb the Valley of Flowers Trek who are trekking for the first time. The climb of Valley of Flowers Trek is not very difficult. It can do this easily. The  level of difficulty of Valley of Flowers trekking is moderate. The reason for this is that Most of its trail is even, but with intermittent steep climbs and descents. Although this trek is not technically challenging, it still requires good physical fitness from the trekkers.

How to Reach

By Train:  Roshikesh is the closest railroad station to the Valley of Flowers. You can reach Rishikesh with the help of a train And after that take a taxi from Rishikesh to Govind Ghat, this taxi will take you to Govind Ghat in 11 to 12 hours.

By Road: You can reach Valley of Flowers by road, get a bus from Rishikesh to Joshimath which will take you to Joshimath in 10 to 11 hours.

Things to Carry

  • High hiking boots or trekking shoes
  • Bag for changing clothes, Water bottle, Woolen clothes
  • Trekking pole
  • Umbrella
  • Packed lunches and snacks, Energy bar
  • Cotton Socks ,Woolen Socks
  • Two Pair Shoes, Bag Pack ,Track Paint
  • Torch Light, Jacket ,Sunglass, Cap, Suncream, Woolen Glove Walking Stick.


If you’re keen on the  flowers then this place is ideal for you. Along with the tourists coming here, they will also get the privilege of visiting the religious place of Sikhs ‘Hemkund Sahib’. If Hemkund is called only a religious place, then it will also be wrong because this place is full of beliefs as well as is situated in the lap of nature’s captivating views. Along with this, you’ll  also enjoy trekking during this beautiful valley of flowers.

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