Valley of Flower

LOCATION: Garhwal Himalayas,
DURATION: 6 days (Haridwar – Haridwar)
TREKKING DAYS: 3 Days
MAXIMUM ALTITUDE: Valley of Flowers (3600m) / Hemkund Sahib (4329m)
GRADE: Moderate+
SEASON: July-Sept
ACCOMODATION: Luxury Camp - 2 Nights, Hotels - 4 Nights 

Suggested itinerary for 6 nights 07 days 
Day 1: Delhi – Haridwar
Reach Haridwar around 1300 hrs. Checkin to your pre allotted rooms at Ganga Lahari. Relax for a while and explore the local market in the evening followed by
 
Ganga Aarti Darshan at Har-ki-pauri, Dinner and overnight at the Hotel.
 
Day 02: Haridwar – Joshimath 280 kms / 8 hours
Early morning wakeup call followed by early breakfast at the hotel. We shall drive to Joshimath on a hilly road along the
 
Ganga River and later by the Alaknanda River. This is a long but interesting drive. After driving for about 160 km, we stop at Rudraprayag for lunch. It’s a small scenic town situated at the confluence of river Alaknanda and river Mandakini.
 
We shall reach Joshimath in the evening and check in at the Luxury Campsite. Camp Joshimath is at an altitude of
 
2745 meters, 20 Kms before Gangotri there is only one word to describe Harsil: stunning! It is situated in a valley on the
bank of river Bhagirathi, at the confluence of the Jalandhari Gadh and the Bhagirathi, nestled in the shadow of the huge mountain that lies at the head of the Baspa Valley (Himachal Pradesh). Harsil is connected to the Baspa valley by several passes such as the Lamkhaga Pass.  Apart from Matri and Kailash mountains, on the right side there is the Shrikanth peak behind which lies Kedarnath and in the rear there is Banderpunch. This sylvan hamlet is well-known for its natural beauty and delicious apples. The winding shady roads, tall conifers, lofty mountains, the turbulent Bhagirathi, apple orchards, streams, waterfalls and green meadows -- all add to Harsil’s allure.
 
Dinner and overnight at the campsite.
 
Day 03: Joshimath - Govindghat - Ghangaria (Drive: 19 km + Trek: 13 km):
Today after breakfast, we drive to Govindghat at the confluence of the Laxman Ganga & the Alaknanda rivers. After an early lunch, we start the gradual uphill trek to reach Ghangaria through dense vegetation. Ghangaria also known as GOVIND DHAM is a base camp for the Valley of Flowers and Hemkund Sahib.
 
Evening arrive at Ghangaria and check into the hotel for overnight stay.
 
Day 04: Ghangaria - Valley of Flowers - Ghangaria (Trek/ 6 km each way):
Today after breakfast, we set on for the trek with picnic lunch to the Valley of Flowers (3650-3965 mts). The valley boasts of more than 300 species of rare wild flowers including the blue Poppy, pink Geraniums, blue and yellow Pansies to name a few.
 
Evening return back to base. Overnight in hotel.
 
Day 5: Ghangaria - Govindghat – Joshimath (Trek + Drive: 19 km):
Morning after an early breakfast, start return trek to Govindghat. Upon arrival, meet with the waiting vehicle and drive to Joshimath.
 
Evening arrive at Camp Joshimath. Dinner and O/n at the Campsite.
 
Day 06:- Joshimath – Haridwar 280 kms / 8 hours
Morning after an early breakfast, drive back to Hotel Ganga Lahari for dinner and overnight stay. We can have our lunch Enroute.
 
Day 07: Haridwar – Delhi
Post breakfast, free time to pack your luggage and memories and depart for onward destination
Tour ends
 
List of things to bring along:

  • T-shirts/ sweat shirts
  • Light weight long trousers
  • Warm long-sleeve shirt
  • Rucksack (even though you will have porters carrying luggage, it is a good idea to carry rucksacks if not then duffle bag)
  • Woolen cap/ good gloves
  • Wind proof jackets /Rain gear (a must)
  • Warm clothes / jacket especially for evenings and mornings (if it rains it will get rather cold).A number of layers of clothing (thermals are recommended for the innermost layer) is preferable to a big thick jacket. This helps as you can add or remove layers according to the climatic conditions, which can change rapidly (specially for the evening/ early mornings when it is rather cold)
  • A knapsack for the trek to carry your water bottle, camera and rain gear.
  • Water bottle for the trek
  • 2 pair of shoes (not new. 2nd pair for emergency). It would be a good idea to have rubber soled ankle length shoes. The trail from Govindghat to Ghanghariya tends to get wet (may have leeches as well) 
  • Sun glasses, cap, sun block
  • Retainers for spectacles/ sun glasses
  • Camera (with extra batteries/ film/ memory card)
  • Flashlight
  • Reading / writing material
  • Toiletries
  • Personal medical kit
  • It is a good idea to carry a pocket knife if you have one.
 
Includes the following services:
  • Accompanying Leisure Hotels Trekking Manager.
  • All land transportation from Haridwar to Haridwar by a Non A/C vehicle (Innova/ Qualis/ Scorpio)
  • Portrage of member’s luggage on trek up to 15 Kg per member.
  • All trekking arrangements including wildlife fee, Guide and mules for
 
transporting equipment and members’ luggage etc.
  • Full board accommodation on double/ twin sharing basis at Haridwar (2 nights), Joshimath, (2 nights), Ghangaria (2 nights)
 
The above price does not include the following services:
  • Train fare/ Airfare to/ from Haridwar.
  • Travel insurance covering medical evacuation, hospitalization, air evacuation, baggage insurance and trip cancellation.
  • Use of mini-bar in the hotel rooms wherever applicable
  •  Any optional trips other than specified in the program.
  • Any en-route or personal expenses such as alcoholic and non alcoholic beverages, telephone calls, tips & gratuities, laundry etc.

Personal equipment like clothes, 

  • Light weight long trousers
  • Warm long-sleeve shirt
  • Rucksack (even though you will have porters carrying luggage, it is a good idea to carry rucksacks if not then duffle bag)
  • Woolen cap/ good gloves
  • Wind proof jackets /Rain gear (a must)
  • Warm clothes / jacket especially for evenings and mornings (if it rains it will get rather cold).A number of layers of clothing (thermals are recommended for the innermost layer) is preferable to a big thick jacket. This helps as you can add or remove layers according to the climatic conditions, which can change rapidly (specially for the evening/ early mornings when it is rather cold)
  • A knapsack for the trek to carry your water bottle, camera and rain gear.
  • Water bottle for the trek
  • 2 pair of shoes (not new. 2nd pair for emergency). It would be a good idea to have rubber soled ankle length shoes. The trail from Govindghat to Ghanghariya tends to get wet (may have leeches as well) 
  • Sun glasses, cap, sun block
  • Retainers for spectacles/ sun glasses
  • Camera (with extra batteries/ film/ memory card)
  • Flashlight
  • Reading / writing material
  • Toiletries
  • Personal medical kit
  • It is a good idea to carry a pocket knife if you have one.
 Includes the following services:
  • Accompanying Leisure Hotels Trekking Manager.
  • All land transportation from Haridwar to Haridwar by a Non A/C vehicle (Innova/ Qualis/ Scorpio)
  • Portrage of member’s luggage on trek up to 15 Kg per member.
  • All trekking arrangements including wildlife fee, Guide and mules for
 
transporting equipment and members’ luggage etc.
  • Full board accommodation on double/ twin sharing basis at Haridwar (2 nights), Joshimath, (2 nights), Ghangaria (2 nights)
 
The above price does not include the following services:
  • Train fare/ Airfare to/ from Haridwar.
  • Travel insurance covering medical evacuation, hospitalization, air evacuation, baggage insurance and trip cancellation.
  • Use of mini-bar in the hotel rooms wherever applicable
  • Any optional trips other than specified in the program.
  • Any en-route or personal expenses such as alcoholic and non alcoholic beverages, telephone calls, tips & gratuities, laundry etc.
  • Personal equipment like clothes, shoes, daypacks, personal medical kit etc.
  • Any exigency expenses due to reasons beyond our normal control
  • Any other item not specified above.