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Home –» Garhwal Trek–» Valley of Flower 2008 Trek


Valley of Flower 2008 Trek


Duration : 08DAYS/ 07 NIGHTS

Valley of Flowers

It was in 1931 that Frank Smythe and Holdsworth stumbled on the valley while returning from their successful Kamet expedition. There were "at once transported from a region of solemn austerity to a fairyland of dainty flowers, most of them dwarf, but brilliant in colour". Bustling with beautiful, lively and vibrant colours, this park spread over an area of 87.5 sq. kms. has the largest collection of wild flower species.

As though created by nature itself, the beauty of the park is enhance by the Pushpawati river flowing in the vicinity overlooked by towering Rataban peak in the background. More than 300 species of wild flowers bloom and swing with life during the monsoons. Also inhabiting the place is the amazing variety of Himalayan bUttarflies. Hidden from the probing eyes of civilization, this valley had been known to the inhabitants as the Bhyundar Valley, the playground of fairies and nymphs. Legends also associate this valley with the area from where Hanumanji of Ramayana collected "Sanjeevani" herbs to revive Lakshmana, the younger brother of Rama. The valley can be visited only during the day, and overnight stay is prohibited.

Base : Rare Flora
Ranunculus Pedicularis Marsh Marigold Rhododend
rons
Brahmaka
mal
Corydalis Bistorta Epilobium Nomocharis Oxypetala Daisy
Sibbaldia Anaphalis Cypripedium Strawberry Arisaema Costatum Himalayan blue Poppy
Dianthus Calendula Yellow Anemones - Lilium


ITINERARY
DAY Itinerary DISTANCE/ TIME
1. Delhi - Rishikesh
Pick up from Railway Station or Airport and departure for Rishikesh. Evening at leisure to explore the holy town of Rishikesh and Aarti Darshan at Triveni Ghat. Overnight stay at Rishikesh.
(225kms/ 6hrs drive)
2. Rishikesh - Joshimath
After breakfast leave for Joshimath. Lunch enroute in Rudraprayag. Overnight stay at Joshimath.

Joshimath: is the winter home of Sri Badrinathji. It is situated on the slopes above the confluence of Alaknanda and Dhauliganga. It is one of the 'maths' established by Adi guru Shankaracharya
(251kms/ 10hrs drive)
3. Joshimath - Govind Ghat- Ghangaria
After breakfast leave for Govindghat thereafter 13 Kms trek to Ghangharia. Overnight stay at Ghangharia.

Govindghat: is the confluence of Alaknanda and Laxman Ganga Rivers. It has an imposing Gurudwara named after Guru Govind Singh. colore base camp for trek to Valley of Flowers where lodging and boarding facilities are available.
(Drive20kms/45min)  [Trek 14 kms/5hrs]
4. Ghangaria-Valley of Flowers - Ghangaria
After breakfast with pack lunch leave for Valley of flowers. Return back to Ghangharia. Overnight stay at Ghangharia

Valley of flowers: East of Badrinath is the exotic valley of Flowers in a conical shape with the river Pushpawati flowing through it. This valley has been declared as a National Park, It is 18 Kms trek form Govindghat. A must - see for all nature lovers
(16kms trek/ 6hrs)
5. Ghangaria- Hemkund Sahib - Ghangaria
After breakfast leave for Hemkund Sahib. After Darshan and Pooja return back to Ghangharia. Overnight stay at Ghangharia.

Hemkund Sahib: Near the Valley of Flowers is the holy lake Hemkund - an important pilgrimage of the Sikhs and Hindus. Along it shores is the sacred Sikh Shrine where Guru Govind Singh, the tenth guru unified with God after prolonged Meditation in his previous birth. Nearby is the Laxman temple. The reflection of surrounding snow clad peaks in its placid waters offers a scenic sight.
(12kms/ 5hrs)
6. Trek Ghangaria - Govind Ghat - Drive Joshimath
After breakfast trek to Govind Ghat and drive to Joshimath. Overnight in Joshimath.
14Kms.Trek/ 4Hrs. & 22Kms Drive / 1Hrs.
7. Joshimath - Rishikesh
After breakfast drive to Rishikesh. Overnight in the hotel.
(251kms/ 10hrs drive)
8. Rishikesh- Delhi
After breakfast leave for Delhi. Arrival Delhi in the afternoon.  Tour Concludes.
(225kms/ 6hrs drive)

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+ Government Service Charge - 4.896% on all the above rates

NO OF PAX VEHICLE TYPE PROVIDEDNON A/C
2 - 3 INDICA
4 - 5 QUALIS
6 - 7 TEMPO TRAVELLER
8 - 9 TEMPO TRAVELLER
10 - 12 TEMPO TRAVELLER


List of Hotels / Guest House with room category used:
TOWN DELUXE STANDARD
Rishikesh Haveli Hariganga / Country Inn SuitesGreat Ganga / Neeraj Bhawan / Somany (A.C.Rooms)
Joshimath Dronagiri (Dlx Room) / Mount View (Dlx Room)Dronagiri (Semi - Dlx Room) / Mount View (Semi - Dlx Room)
Ghangaria Krishna Palace / Deepak Guest House (Double Room)Krishna Palace/ Deepak Guest House (Double Room)
Badrinath Sarover Park Plaza / Narayan Palace (Dlx Room)Narayan Palace       (Semi Dlx)
Kedarnath Panjab SindhPanjab Sindh
Guptkashi Chardham Camps Hotel J. P. Palace
AuliCliff topGMVN
RudrprayagMonal ResortGMVN


Price Includes:

• Travel Kit including: Waist Pouch, cap, Chocolates, Chips, Juice pack for per person.
• All transportation as specified
• Breakfast in all hotels.
• Accommodation in above mentioned or similar category hotel subject to availability.
• Accommodation on twin sharing on even number of guests / triple sharing basis on odd numbers of guests
• Credit of Rs 200.00 per person in lieu of breakfast at Kedarnath. And in Auli and Rudraprayag only with standard package.

The Price does not include:

1. Personal expenditure, such as laundry, telephone calls, beverages etc.
2. Any kind of travel insurance
3. Any abnormal expenditure, arising due to road blocks or any type of natural calamity
4. Any personal porterage while on the trek.
5. Anything not specified in the itinerary
6. Valley of flowers national park fees
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TRAVEL ADVISORY:

1. Accommodation in Ghangaria is very basic, as it is a very remote place. Even electricity is erratic.
2. You will have to hire mules/ porters from Govind Ghat - Ghangaria - Govind Ghat i.e. while going for the trek unless you are carrying your rucksack yourself. Mules/ Porters are available in plenty. Please do not bring suitcases but airbags/ duffel bags.

The Price does not include:

1. Personal expenditure, such as laundry, telephone calls, beverages etc.
2. Any kind of travel insurance
3. Any abnormal expenditure, arising due to road blocks or any type of natural calamity
4. Any personal porterage while on the trek.
5. Anything not specified in the itinerary

Important note:

1. Prices are quoted based on tentative itinerary given to you. This is not the final itinerary. Our booking process starts on receiving full payment in advance from you. We try our best to maintain the same itinerary given to you initially. However, it is possible that at the time of booking (and especially during the peak season) the hotel or the room category mentioned by us is full. In that case we will give you an alternate hotel or an alternate room (higher category or lower category). Change in costs, if any, will be intimated to you and balance payable by you or to you will be paid by you or refunded to you as the case may be.

2. Sometimes, we may also have to change the itinerary to accommodate the bookings or for other logistic/operational reasons..

3. Our bookings are subject to the condition that this clause is acceptable to you.

Tour Cancellation:

All notice of cancellation must be sent to our New Delhi office in writing. Verbal cancellations will not be entertained. There is also no refund for services not utilised. There will be a cancellation fee as uner:

• 30 days prior to Tour departure date: 50 % cancellation.
• 29 -20 days: 75 % cancellation
• 19 days and below including no show: 100 % cancellation

EXTRA NOTE:
All schedules and other information are subject to change without notice and to Government approval.
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CHECK LIST FOR THE TREK
1. Cotton Shirts/T-Shirts
2. Pants
3. Full & Half Sleeve Sweater
4. Light Rain Coat / Umbrella
5. Cotton Socks
6. Wind Cheater
7. Sneakers
8. Hand Towel
9. Camera with Extra Rolls
10. Suntan Lotion
11. Toilet Kit
12. Torch with extra cells
13. Personal Medication
14. Boroline / Chap Stick
15. Water bottle
16. Slippers
17. Anti Mosquito repellent
18. Some chocolates, dry fruit etc.


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