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Valley of Flowers Trek: The Best Monsoon Trek


The beautiful terrain in the Himalayas is an easy to moderate trek that offers rare access to Uttarakhand Himalayas. This is an ideal trek for beginners one can plan this trek with family, even accompanied by kids. On the journey to the Valley of Flowers, one can visit the famous pilgrimage Hemkund Sahib. The Valley of flowers is almost 2 km long and 8 km wide. The huge biodiversity in the valley is now under UNESCO’s Man and the Biosphere (MAB) program.


The Valley of Flowers trek begins from Rishikesh to Devprayag followed by a trek to Srinagar and towards Rudraprayag, the journey ends at Karnaprayag. 

Highest Sikh Temple in the World 

The climb to Govindghat and Hemkund Sahib Ji is quite a tough trek and steep one. But this exhilarating journey will give you chills.

On the journey of the trek visit the world’s largest Sikh gurudwara “Hemkund Sahib” which lies at 4400 metres. Just behind the Gurudwara, the hidden beauty lies in the lake which remains frozen for 6 months in the year. The Sikh guru Govind Singh Ji meditated on the banks of the lake during ancient times. The clear Hemkund lake is very pristine and still with the Brahmna Kamals growing in abundance.

Paradise of Flowers

This colourful valley shows many colourful carpets of flowers all around. This impeccable beauty will make you spellbound after visiting. Magnificent alpine flowers spread their magical scents together to make the valley more divine.

The majority of flowers one can witness are  Blue Poppy, Dog flower, Hooked stick seed, Snake foil, Meadow Geranium, and Himalayan rose.

Best Time to Do Valley of Flowers Trek

This magnificent trek is very beautiful and an uphill trek in Uttarakhand Himalayas. This is great for those who are passionate about nature and mountaineering. Monsoon is the best time to do this trek from the end of June to the end of August. While coming inside the valley you will lose your heart by the glance of tiny flowers. This will be the most memorable trek for you.

Weather in Valley of Flowers

The weather of the valley of Flowers changes from time to time. It all depends on when one can plan to visit the Valley of Flowers. So bring clothes according to the season.

More About Valley of Flowers

This Valley of Flowers is situated in the National Park of Chamoli district in the state of Uttarakhand.

  • This valley of flowers is declared a national park in 1980
  • Hence in 1982, the park was named after Nanda Devi and now its world heritage site.
  • This valley of flowers covers the whole area of 87.50 sq km
  • There is a book about the valley of flowers written by author Smyth
  • The author Frank Smith carried 250 seeds of different flower species with him and he exposed
  • There are thousands of species

Altitude going to cover in Valley of Flower

Joshimath Altitude – Approx 6152 ft

Govindghat Altitude – Approx 5906 ft

Ghangaria Altitude – Approx 10101 ft

Valley of Flower Altitude – Approx 12,140 ft

Hemkund Sahib Altitude – Approx 14100 ft

Overview of Valley of Flowers Trek

This trek actually will be for 4 days and 2 days you will need to journey, there will be a total of 6 days from Haridwar. Need to book the flights according to one’s starting point of the journey. You travel from any city in India once you get down to Delhi you will easily get a cab or taxi from Dehradun.

Key Points of Valley of Flowers

Duration: Almost 5 nights 6 days from Dehardun

Base Camp: Joshimath market

Monsoon Weather: At daytime 5 to 15 degrees and Night 6 to 12 degrees

Valley of Flower: Approx Altitude 12,140 ft

Best time to visit: July, August

Trek Level: Easy to Moderate

Trek Distance: By foot 33km By taxi 544 km


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