"VALLEY OF FLOWER TREK" 
 
Of all the Himalayan meadows and flower Valleys,nothing compares to Garhwal,s unique rock garden,the valley of Flower,which is endoured with a most fascinating ,fabulous,and rich variety of flowering herbs.

According to the legends,the valley of flowers has been associated spiritually with the name of' 'hanuman'the legendry hero of Ramayana,the great Indian epic.

Of course the local people have long been aware of this fabulous rock garden,but it was first brought ot lime light in 1931,when Frank Symthe,a british naturalist and mountaineer,who after scaling Kamet peak, scumbled upon it by chance.later on,Smythe,assisted with Englands eminent botanist R.L.Holdsworth,explred the valley excensively.

Once explored,the valley caught attention of naturalists,researchers and trekkers from world over.Now to restore the natural balance and conserve the natural heritage,the valley of flower and its environs was declared as Pushpati National park.

The valley of flower,a flatish valley is situated towards the south western part of the national park.The valley is about 5 kms long and 2 kms wide,beginning at and elevation of 3500 mts the valley gradually slopes up like a winding corridor to 3900 mts.The major part of the valley is stretched along the right bank of Puspavati river.
 

ITINERARY 1:
 
Days >> (4N/5D)
Day 1

RISHIKESH/JOSHIMATH. DRIVE:9-10 HRS. OVERNIGHT : HOTEL
Early morning drive to Joshimath.Arrive Joshimath and transfer to hotel for meals and overnight stay.

Day 2

JOSHIMATH/GOVINDGHAT/GHANGARIA. DRIVE:1 HRS TREK:5-6 HRS. OVERNIGHT :CAMP
Early morning after breakfast drive to Govindghat,a small hamlet situated on the confluence of Alaknanda and Laxman Ganga.Arrive Ghangaria and cmap.Meals and overnight camp.

Day 3

GHANGARIA/VALLEY OF FLOWERS/GHANGARIA. TREK :4-5 HRS. OVERNIGHT:CAMP
Morning after breakfast trek to valley of flowers.The first part of the trek is through thick forest then we come to the open meadow.Arrive and explore the area.After encountering rare flowers e.g Brahm Kamal,Blue poppy,Potentilla,and hundres of others we trace our strps back to Ghangaria.Meals and overnight camp.

Day 4  GHANGARIA/GOVINDGHAT/JOSHIMATH TREK :4-5 HRS.DRIVE:45 MTS. OVERNIGHT: HOTEL
Morning trek down to Govind Ghat.Arrive and commence drive to Joshimath. Arrive and transfer to hotel for overnight stay.
Day 5

JOSHIMATH/RISHIKESH. DRIVE :8-10 HRS OVERNIGHT:Train
Return drive to Rishikesh .Arrive and transfer to railway station to board train for Delhi or onward destination
Tour Terminate upon arrival at Rishikesh .


ITINERARY 2:
 
Days >> (6N/7D)
Day 1 RISHIKESH OVERNIGHT:HOTEL
Arrive Rishikesh ,and transfer to Hotel.Diinner followed by meeting the crew and trip leader and briefing on the trek.Overnight hotel.
Day 2 RISHIKESH/JOSHIMATH. DRIVE:9-10 HRS. OVERNIGHT : HOTEL
Early morning drive to Joshimath.Arrive Joshimath and transfer to hotel for meals and overnight stay.
Day 3 JOSHIMATH/GOVINDGHAT/GHANGARIA. DRIVE:1 HRS TREK:5-6 HRS. OVERNIGHT :CAMP
Early morning after breakfast drive to Govindghat,a small hamlet situated on the confluence of Alaknanda and Laxman Ganga.Arrive Ghangaria and cmap.Meals and overnight camp.
Day 4  GHANGARIA/VALLEY OF FLOWERS/GHANGARIA. TREK :4-5 HRS. OVERNIGHT:CAMP
Morning after breakfast trek to valley of flowers.The first part of the trek is through thick forest then we come to the open meadow.Arrive and explore the area.After encountering rare flowers e.g Brahm Kamal,Blue poppy,Potentilla,and hundres of others we trace our strps back to Ghangaria.Meals and overnight camp.
Day 5 GHANGARIA/HEMKUND /GHANGARIA. TREK:8-8 HRS OVERNIGHT :CAMP
Morning after breakfast trek to Hemkund,the pilgrimage for Sikhs as well as Hindus.On a clear day one can see the panoramic view of mountain peaks and the valley.Explore the area and trek down to Ghangaria.Meals and overnight camp.
Day 6 GHANGARIA/GOVINDGHAT/JOSHIMATH TREK :4-5 HRS.DRIVE:45 MTS. OVERNIGHT: HOTEL
Morning trek down to Govind Ghat.Arrive and commence drive to Joshimath. Arrive and transfer to hotel for overnight stay.
Day 7

 

JOSHIMATH/RISHIKESH. DRIVE :8-10 HRS OVERNIGHT:HOTEL
Return drive to Rishikesh .Arrive and transfer to Hotel for meals and overnight .
Tour Terminate upon arrival at Rishikesh