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Valley of Flowers Trek- A beautiful trek in the Nandadevi National Park Himalayas

Duration : 02 Nights / 03 Days
Places Covered : Joshimath - Govindghat - Ghangaria - Valley o f flowers - Joshimath
Base : Joshimath
Best Time to Visit : End June till Mid September
Nature of Trek : Easy to Moderate Level

Fix Departure Trip @ 6499 per person

Include :: Local Transport, Guide for entire tours, Accommodation 2 nights at Ghangaria with all veg meals.

N30 43 0.012 E79 40 0.012
Date of Inscription: 1988
Extension: 2005
Property : 71,783 ha 
Buffer zone: 514,286 ha

The Discovery of The Valley of Flowers National Park Uttarakhand India:

It is well known that Valley was discovered in the year 1931, when Frank S. Smythe, a British mountaineer along with his six other British mountaineers lost their way while descending from Mount Kamet East, at 7757metert, situated in Uttarakhand Garhwal Himalayas. Below 17,000 feet there was heavy rainfall and stoarm with dense mist surrounded the east of mountain side. They miss the main route and paused, uncertain to the route. Suddenly his partner R. L. Holdsworth, a botanist as well as a climbing member of the main expedition team exclaimed “Look”, Suddenly Frank S. Smythe followed the direction of his outstretched hand. When they descend down he could see nothing rather then rocks, later suddenly his wandering gaze was arrested by a little row of splash of blue, and beyond it were other splashes of blue, and other varity of flowers in area, he have given the name of valley of flowers, One can encoutner bluish shade of Valley of Flowers especially in July and August month.

Day 1 : Joshimath - Ghangaria (30,48m)
We will pick up you from Hotel in Joshimath and from Joshimath drive to Govindghat, which is the starting point for the trek. From Govindghat there is a gradual ascent along a well - maintained pilgrim trail to the camp at Ghangaria - the base from where day walks can be made into the valley of flowers. Arrange porters and prepare for the trek. After a light breakfast, 14 km trek up to Ghangaria. Dinner & Night halt at Camp / Hotel. ( All meals at camp). 



Day 2 : Ghangaria - Valley Of Flowers - Ghangria  (3,658~3962m).

After breakfast start trek to valley of flowers. The first part of the trek is through thick forest along the Pushpavati river. Later we trek in the open meadow. Explore various Himalayan flowers inside the parks and back to Ghanghariya. Overnight at Hotel / Lodge. The valley is an enchanting sight with an impressive array of rare wildflowers like brahma kamal, fane Kamal with range of small multicolored flowers make it a delight for travelers. The snowclad peaks including Nilgiri Parbat (6474 m) stand in bold relief against the skyline. The valley is 10 kms long, 2 kms wide, and is divided by the Pushpawati stream, into which several tiny streams and waterfalls merge.

Day 3 : Ghangaria - Joshimath 
After breakfast leave for Govindghat on the trek of 14 kms and reach govindghat be afternoon and drive back to Joshimath after that. check in hotel on arrival and relax. One can also visit Auli in the evening. overnight at hotel. ( breakfast and lunch ). 

Protection and management requirements

The Nanda Devi and Valley of Flowers National Parks are naturally well protected due to their inaccessibility. The State Forest Department undertakes regular monitoring of the limited routes that provide access to these parks.  Both parks are subject to very low levels of human use, with only some community-based ecotourism that is regulated and facilitated by the park management.  There has been no livestock grazing inside these parks since 1983. Mountaineering and adventure-based activities inside Nanda Devi National Park has been banned since 1983 due to garbage accumulation and environmental degradation by such activities in the past. The status of flora, fauna and their habitats inside Nanda Devi National Park has been monitored through scientific expeditions carried out once in every ten years since 1993.  Results of the surveys and time series analysis of remote sensing data indicate substantial improvement in the status of flora, fauna and their habitats inside Nanda Devi National Park. Similarly, studies and annual surveys in Valley of Flowers National Park indicate the maintenance of the status of the flora, fauna and habitats. Both the National Parks and the Reserved Forests in the buffer zone of the Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve are well protected and managed as per wildlife management and working plans respectively

The long-term protection of the Nanda Devi and Valley of Flowers National Parks is dependant on the maintenance of the high levels of protection and current low levels of anthropogenic pressures within the parks. Regular monitoring of the status of wildlife and their habitats in these parks is critical and needs to be continued. Tourist or pilgrim management, and development activities such as hydro power projects and infrastructure inside the buffer zone of the Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve are the existing and potential threats that need to be addressed.

Historical Description

Established as a national park with effect from 6 November 1982 as per Notification No. 3912/14-3-35-80 of 6 September 1982, the intention having been declared under Notification No. 2130/14-3-35-80 of 18 August 1980. Dang (1961) provides an historical account of the exploration of the Handa Devi Basin. The first recorded attempt to enter the sacred basin was by W. W. Graham in 1883, but he was unable to proceed beyond the gorge of the lower Rishi Ganga. Subsequent attempts by Dr T. G. Longstaff in 1870 and Hugh Ruttledge in 1926, 1927 and 1932 also met with failure. Finally, in 1934, Eric shipton and H. W. Tilman pioneered a route to the 'Inner Sanctuary' by forcing a passage up the gorge of the upper Rishi Ganga. Later, in 1936, Tilman and N. E. Odell made the first ascent of Handa Devi, reputedly the most outstanding mountaineering success of the pre-Second World War era. It was their accounts of this natural sanctuary that first drew attention to the spectacular mountain wilderness (Tilman, 1935; Shipton, 1936), following which the area was established as a game sanctuary on 7 January 1939 (Government Order No. 1493/XIV-28). Commonly referred to as 'Handa Devi Sanctuary', the name was changed to sanjay Gandhi National Park at the time of notification. This met with local opposition and the site was gazetted as Handa Devi National Park. The park was inscribed on the World Heritage List in December 1988. The park constitutes the core zone of a much larger area (200,000ha), extending as far north as the Dhauli Ganga, that has been proposed as a biosphere reserve (Indian National MAB Committee, n.d.).

valley-of-flowers-in-june

View of Valley of flowers in June end

Species

The species listed below represent a small sample of iconic and/or IUCN Red Listed animals and plants found in the property. World Heritage Properties in which a species has been identified. These species are identified in an effort to better communicate the biological diversity contained within World Heritage properties inscribed under criteria ix and/or x.

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