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Valley of Flowers is perhaps the most sought after sight-seeing place in Garhwal Himalayas, Uttarakhand. The 2 km to 5 km trek is undertaken from Ghangaria from first week of June till last week of September. The best season is from 15th July to 25th August to get view of maximum species of flowers.

The valley is home to many celebrated flowers like the Brahmakamal, the Blue Poppy and the Cobra Lily. It is a much sought after haunt for flower-lovers, botanists and of course trekkers, for whom a sufficient excuse to embark on a mission to reach a place, is that it exists! 

Opening Time of Valley of Flowers
The Valley of Flowers National park remains open for visitors from 1st June to 31st October.

The best time to visit Valley of Flowers is during July, August and September.

Valley of Flower Best Seasons Time

In May: The Valley of flowers becomes accessible in the last week of May when snow starts melting. In the month of May you will see a lot of snow but very less number of flowers. Advantage in visiting in May is that there will be no to less rain as the rainy season starts in the last week of June.

In June: This month is flooded by a lot of pilgrims for Shri Hemkund Shahib, resulting in high cost of Food, Stay and transport facility. Also the availability of rooms gets affected. But, still certain specific flowers can be seen in this month. Also you can enjoy watching huge and beautiful glaciers, waterfalls in the valley of flowers. The biggest benefit in visiting in this month is that there will be very less to no rain. (Rain triggers landslide in this area and your plan may be affected). Rainy season starts only in June end or in first week of July.
In July and August: As snow starts melting in May and new plants starts germinating and grow up till now. You will see a lot of flowers blooming till mid July. There are almost 650 varities of flowers in total that can be seen in Valley of Flowers. The Best time to see maximum number of flowers is mid July to Mid August.

In September:: The September is the Automon season of Valley of Flowers. This is the last month for visiting valley of flower. The plants starts drying up and put their seeds on the earth for the next season. Slowly at the end of the month and in the Next Month snow starts falling and the valley becomes inaccessible. The Last official trip to Valley of Flowers is generally taken in the last week of September.
The pristine water of Pushpawati River divides this enchanting valley into two parts. Capture thick dew drops on the vivid flowers, listen to the chirping of birds and enjoy the salubrious air of the Himalayas. This Valley was introduced to the world as the Valley of Flowers by Frank S, Smith, a mountaineer, explorer and botanist who camped here for several weeks in the monsoon of 1937. The locals always knew about the existence of the valley and believed that it was inhabited by fairies. The region is also rich in varied fauna and you might encounter Himalayan bear, snow leapord, musk deer, blue sheep and several colorful butterflies.

Note: Tourists are not allowed to stay in the Valley of Flowers and therefore there is no accommodation in the Park. You can stay at private lodges and hotels in Ghangaria, the base camp for your trek to the Valley of Flowers..

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Trespassing their celestial abode was avoided although shepherds did take the liberty to graze their cattle here. 
Legends associate this valley with the area from where Hanumanji of Ramayana collected. 'Sanjeevani' herbs to
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The Valley was introduced to the world as the Valley of Flowers by Frank S, Smith - mountaineer, explorer, botanist who camped here for several weeks in the monsoon of 1937 and did valuable exploratory work. He authored a book called "The Valley of  Flowers" which unveiled the beauty and floral splendours of the valley and thus threw open the doors of this verdant jewel to nature-enthusiasts all over the world.

In 1939, Miss Margarate Legge, a botanist deputed by the botanical gardens of Edinburgh arrived at the valley for further studies. While she was traversing some rocky slopes to collect flowers, she slipped off and was lost for ever in the garden of the gods. Her sister later visited the valley and erected a memorial on the spot where she was buried by the locals. The 
thoughtful memorial is still there and the lines inscribed on the marble slab read:

"I will lift mine eyes 
unto the Hills
from whence cometh my strength"

Har ki Dun
Season: July - Mid Oct
Max Altitude: 4200 mts
No. 0f Days:  6
Trek Grade : M

We drive 244 km (8-9 hrs) to Joshimath. Overnight in Tourist Rest House.

Day 2 : JOSHIMATH - GOVINDGHAT - GHANGRIA (3048 M/ 10000 ft)
Early morning we drive to Govindghat (22 km), starting point of our trek. From here we will trek 14 km to reach Ghangria taking about 4-5 hrs. Overnight in tents.

Day 3 : GHANGRIA - VALLEY OF FLOWERS (3658 M / 12000 ft) - GHANGRIA
We will trek 5 km one way to reach the enchanting valley. Spend time here and return to Ghangria in the evening. Total trekking time would be about 5-6 hrs. Overnight in tents.

Day 4 : GHANGRIA - HEMKUND SAHIB (4329 M / 14200 ft) - GHANGRIA
Today's climb of 6 km to Hemkund Sahib is steep at places and will take about 4 hrs. return trek will take about a couple of hours. Overnight in tents.

On this day we will trek for about 3 hrs to reach Govindghat and from here drive to Joshimath. Overnight in a Tourist Rest House.

Early morning drive 244 km to reach Haridwar. TRIP ENDS HERE.

INR :  Rupees 17,989 per head & 24999 per head - Private Group Tours

Fixed Departure Group Tours cost ::  Budget Packages Fix Departure Trek ::--> INR 14,989 Economy / 16,989 Budget / 19,989 Standard / 24,989 Deluxe per person.

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