Valley of Flowers and Hemkund Sahib ji Trek

Starting From:
10800 (6 Days)
Destination :
Govind Ghat Ghangaria
Overview :
2 nights Govind Ghat -3 Night Ghangria
Inclusions :
Your tour itinerary:

Day 1-Drive from Haridwar to Govind Ghat 

Pick  from Haridwar  drive to Govindghat  by taxi

The trek to Valley of Flowers (VOF) and Hemkund starts a little beyond Joshimath at a pilgrim hamlet called Govind Ghat.

The drive is spectacular and along the Shrinagar , Ganga, Alaknanda and Mandakini rivers. En route visit at Devprayag. The historical town is situated on the confluence of river Alaknanda & Bhagirathi River which makes the holy Ganges.  Leave Haridwar or Rishikesh early in the morning and travel along River Alakananda on the Badrinath highway. The journey from Haridwar to Joshimath takes about 10 hours.

 

Day 2-Trek from Govind Ghat to Ghangria; 13 km, 5 hours 

After breakfast drive to  Govind Ghat (20 km and 45 minutes away). The treks to VOF and Hemkund have a common trail till Ghangria.  Start trekking to reach Ghangaria(3049 mt / 14 km Trek) with packed lunch. Ghangaria is also known as GOVIND DHAM, It is the base camp for visiting Hemkund Sahib and Valley of Flowers . . The 13 km trek from Govind Ghat to Ghangria goes all the way along the river. The trek takes 6-7 hours and you approach a tabular land. .

 

Day 3-Ghangria to Valley of Flowers and back; 10 kms, 6 hours 

Early in the morning start trekking (7 Km) to reach  "HEMKUND SAHIB". One of the most revered of all Sikh Shrines, The Hemkund  Sahib, the World’s Highest Gurudwara, is situated at an altitude of 4,329 mts.  An hour of stiff climbing brings you to Hemkund  Sahib Gurudwara. The lake lies just behind it. The Hemkund Sahib lake remains frozen for six months. Warm yourself in the Gurudwara and have generous helpings of hot tea and khichdi.

Walk around to the other side of the Hemkund Lake. The lake exudes an aura of peace and serenity. It’s crystal clear, undisturbed and reflects mountains in it. The lake with crystal clear water , set amidst tall mountains and reflecting them and the Gurudwara is some sight to watch. Around Hemkund, the Himalayan flower, Brahma Kamal grows abundantly.

Leave Hemkund by early afternoon. The walk down can be strenuous on the knees and toes.  It takes 4- 5 hours to walk down the 6 kms.  Evening is free for rest & relaxation. Overnight stay.

 

Day 4-Ghangaria to Hemkund sahib and back-6 kms/7 hrs

Leave Ghangria early (6 am) to give yourself the whole day to spend at Valley of Flowers. The trail splits in less than a kilometre and there is a gate to buy entry tickets to the valley. The valley is really a botanists’ dreamland. The valley stretches 5-7 km further, until it ends with a glacier visible at a distance. The stream flows all the way through the valley. Carry packed lunch from Ghangria on the Valley of Flowers trek day. There is no food available in the valley and overnight camping isn’t allowed either. Plan your return along the same path by early afternoon. The afternoon sun falling on the valley from a different direction, gives a whole new perspective to the same place you saw in the morning.

 

Day 5-Ghangaria to Govind Ghat-13 kms /5 hrs

Start early by 6 am to be down at Govind Ghat by 11 am. Once you reach Govind Ghat, choose to proceed to Badrinath/Joshimath-Auli* or stay back at Govind Ghat and leave the next day

 

Day 6- Depart from Govind Ghat –Expected to reach Haridwar by 6.30 pm evening

Trek ends here. Drive down to Haridwar. It is advised that you keep a buffer day because the weather in the mountains is unpredictable. Rest at Haridwar for the night. You can explore Haridwar the next day and take a train to Delhi when convenient.

Inclusions

Inclusions:

  • TRANSPORTATION COST:){PICKUP POINTS TO DROP POINTS} (Haridwar to Govindghat & Govindghat to Haridwar
  • Permits and Entrance fees.
  • Accommodation in tents/GVMN  guest house/lodges/dormitory/home stays on share basis during trekking as per itinerary requirements
  • All vegetarian nutritious meals meals,{During Trek/Base camp to base camp} Breakfast, Packed Lunch, Tea/Snacks, & Dinner.
  • All camping gear including tents , sleeping bags, sleeping mattress, liner, Kitchen tent, Dining tent and toilet tent.
  • First aid box (Our Team if fully trained and Equipped to handle any emergency –Medical or climatic )
  • Good Experience Hindi/ English guide, cooks and porters, mules.
Exclusions

Exclusions:

  • Personal Insurance.
  • Personal toiletry 
  • Items Personal Medicine kit 
  • Meals during transit. (Haridwar to Govindghat & Govindghat to Haridwar)
  • Charges of mules/porters carrying extra luggage. (Rs 500/per bag/pp/requires pre booking )
  • Anything not included under the head “COST INCLUDES”    
  • Any cost arising from unforeseen circumstances like bad weather, road blocks, landslides etc.
Place Description
Stay Plan
  • Govind Ghat - 2 Nights
  • Ghangaria - 3 Nights

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    • Charu Gulati
    • Gurgaon, India
      Jul 09, 2016

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    • Delhi, India
      Dec 07, 2018

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    • Chikhli, India
      Jul 26, 2016

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    • Noida, India
      Jul 27, 2016

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