Valley of Flowers / Hemkund Sahib - 6 Days

Trip Facts

  • 16000
  • Uttarakhand (Chamoli DIstrict)
  • 14700
  • Moderate
  • Campsite, Tents
  • 20
  • 14
  • 50

Overview

Valley of flowers treks is a paradise for nature lovers, photographers, hikers, explorers etc. A moderate level trek which an individual with average physical fitness can easily do. There will be a common stay at a village called Ghangariya, which is at an altitude of 3000 m. The trek starts from a place named Govind ghat on the Joshimath-Badrinath road and ends at the same place.

One more attraction is Hemkund Sahib Gurudwara, which is at an altitude of  4500 m. Reaching there is not that easy as you have to gain almost 1500 m from Ghangariya till Hemkund Sahib. You might enjoy walking in snow at the last portion of the trek just before Hemkund. Once you reach and if the weather is clear, magnificent views of the surrounding peaks can be seen.

Trek Schedule: 13th to 18th August 2022

Trek Fees: INR 16,000/- + GST (at actual)
(Ex- Dehradun / Rishikesh)

Register yourself by paying booking amount Rs. 5,000 (Non-refundable)

Cancellation Policy:

  1. If cancellation is made one month or more prior to the trek, we will refund 100% of the paid amount
  2. If cancellation is made 15 to 30 days prior to the trek, we will refund 50% of the paid amount
  3. If the cancellation is made within 15 days prior to the trek, there will be no refund.

If the trek gets cancelled due to any any natural calamities like Uttarakhand floods, Nepal Earthquake, Covid-19 pandemic, we will refund the trek fees deducting actual expenses incurred depending on the stage of the trek.

Covid-19 Regulations:

  • You have to carry 2nd Vaccine certificate or RT-PCR negative report (not be older than 72 hours) while travelling to Uttarakhand.
  • For your return journey, if your destination requires RT-PCR negative report, plan your travel accordingly and keep minimum 1 day buffer to get tested.

Expedition Highlights

  • Explore the beautiful Bhyudar Valley
  • Enjoy the beauty of nature with more than 600 species of flowers
  • Attain highest altitude of 4500 meters

Itinerary

Day 1
Dehradun / Rishikesh to Joshimath (1870m)

Pick up from Dehradun / Rishikesh and drive to Joshimath by taxi. Overnight stay at Joshimath.
(Drive: Around 250 kms)

Day 2
Joshimath to Ghangariya (3050m)

You will start early morning from Joshimath. Taxi will drop you till Govind ghaat, around 15 kms away. Trek will start from Govind ghaat to a village called Ghangariya (3050 m). The trek will be approx. 9-11 kms and time taken is around 6-7 hours

Day 3
Ghangariya to Valley of Flowers (3400m) and back

This is the day for which you packed your bags and left your home. A somewhat tiring yet beautiful hike will take you to the Paradise Valley, i.e. Valley of Flowers. Enjoy the scenic views of the valley and get tuned with the cold breeze along with the magnificent company of Orchids, Poppies, Marigold, Daisies etc. You have to trek back to Ghangariya after spending sometime in the valley.

Day 4
Ghangariya to Hemkund Sahib (4600 m) and back

After a long previous day at Valley of flowers, you head to witness another high altitude wonder – Hemkund Sahib Gurudwara at an altitude of 4600 m. Hemkund is also a Kund or Lake or Tarn (which means high altitude lake).

The ascent to Hemkund Sahib will be challenging as you gain almost 1500 m and come back again. If you are fortunate enough, you will get a chance to walk through the snow passage just before Hemkund.

Day 5
Trek from Ghangariya to Govindhaat and drive to Joshimath

This is the final day of trek and the satisfaction of completing the trek successfully will be on a next level. You will head back to the road head, that is Govind ghaat, where taxis will be ready to drop you at Joshimath. Enjoy the evening celebrating the success of the trek and take rest.

Day 6
Joshimath to Dehradun

Journey from Joshimath to Dehradun will start as early as possible after breakfast. You will reach Dehradun by evening. So, plan your return journey accordingly.
Have a safe journey! Cherish the trek memories forever!!

Trek Cost: Rs. 16,000 + GST (at actual)

Cost Includes

  • 1. Transport from Dehradun / Rishikesh to Joshimath (Day 1)
  • 2. Transport from Joshimath to Dehradun / Rishikesh
  • 3. Transport from Joshimath to Govindghaat
  • 4. Meals from Joshimath to Joshimath
  • 5. Stay, food charges during the actual trek
  • 6. All permits, National Park fees

Cost Excludes

  • 1. Meals during travel
  • 2. All personal elements other than the Includes
  • 3. Any kind of beverages, food other than includes
  • 4. Personal porter charges (roughly around 350-400 per day per bag : Max. 10 kg) - (Optional) - You can carry your own sack during the trek.
  • 5. GST at Actual

Registration Process –

Step 1>> Booking Amount

Register yourself by paying booking amount Rs. 5,000 (Non-refundable)

Step 2>> Medical Form

Print and submit the Medical declaration Form Download

Step 3>>Indemnity Bond

FOR ADULTS – Print and submit the notarized indemnity bond Download

FOR MINORS – Print and submit the notarized indemnity bond Download

Step 4>> Balance Payment of your trek

Bank Transfer:

Account Name: GIRIPREMI ADVENTURE FOUNDATION
Bank Name:  HDFC Bank, FC Road Branch
A/c No. : 50200062745252
IFSC code: HDFC0000103

Google Pay
G-Pay Number: 8668548653
UPI: 8668548653@okbizaxis
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2 Months Training Module for High Altitude Treks – Download

Acclimatization at high altitude – Download

Suggested Kit list – Download

(For this trek, as the total trekking days is 4, you can consult GAF Team and pack the bag accordingly)

You can send your enquiry via the form below.

Valley of Flowers / Hemkund Sahib

Trip Facts

  • 16000
  • Uttarakhand (Chamoli DIstrict)
  • 14700
  • Moderate
  • Campsite, Tents
  • 20
  • 14
  • 50