Valley of Flowers National Park is, located in West Himalaya, in the state of Uttarakhand and is known for its meadows of endemic alpine flowers, and the variety of flora. This richly diverse area is also home to rare and endangered animals, including the Asiatic black bear snow leopard,musk deer, brown bear, red fox, and blue sheep. Birds found in the park include Himalayan monal pheasant and other high altitude birds
Here is how you will spend your time
Day 1: Haridwar –auli(2450m) Drive/280 Kms/8-9 Hrs
Meet at Haridwar Railway Station by Pretty Planet Travels representative and get transferred to Auli by a vehicle. Making its way along Ganga and Alaknanda rivers, the drive is an engaging one. Cross holy towns of Rishikesh, Dev Prayag and Rudra Prayag. Reach the destination and relax in a beautiful lodge.
Auli is an important ski destination in the Himalayan mountains of Uttarakhand, India. Auli, also known as a 'bugyal' or Auli Bugyal, in the regional language, which means ...
Day 2: Auli (2450m) –govindghat–ghangaria(3050m)drive/1 Hr & Trek/4-5 Hrs
Day Highlights: 14km trek, Alaknanda River, Bhyundar Valley
Day Details:Today, wake up early morning for an hour drive to Govindghat, which will serve as the starting point of the moderate level trek. Begin the activity with crossing the Alaknanda River over a bridge and then trek towards the Bhyundar Valley.
Savour the trail through forest area and villages and the sights of waterfall and verdant landscapes. After covering 14km in 4-5 hours, reach Ghangria. If you wish, you can also hire a mule or use the helicopter service to reach.
Alaknanda River is a Himalayan river in the state of Uttarakhand, India and one of the two headstreams of the Ganges, the major river of Northern India and the holy river of ...
Alaknanda, Badrinath, Uttarakhand, India
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Travel from Auli to Ghangaria
Day 3: Ghangaria (3050m) –valley Of Flowers (3600m) –ghangaria(3050 M) Trek/4-5 Hrs
Alpine flowers, Streams, Ratban Parvat Peak, Nar Parvat, Birch Forest Day Details:This balmy day, look forward to a short climb to the valley, moderate gradient and fetching landscapes. It will take you around 2 hours to reach the famous Valley of Flowers. Feast your eyes on vast meadows dotted with vibrant alpine flowers, many streams and lofty mountains. Right at the entrancestands the snowy Ratban Parvat Peak, on the left is Nar Parvat and on the right is the dense Birch Forest. Unravel the charms of the region over a good 3-4 hours. Head back to the camp at Ghangria.
Day 4: Option 1: Ghangaria (3050m) –hemkundsahib (4329m) –ghangaria(3050m) Trek/6-7 Hrs Option 2: Ghangaria (3050m) –valley Of Flowers (3600m) –ghangaria (3050 M) Trek/4-5 Hrs
Ghangaria (3050m) – Hemkund Sahib (4329m) – Ghangaria (3050m) (6-7hrs) Day Highlights: Hemkund Sahib, Laxman Mandir Day Details: Ascend to Hemkund Sahib, a revered Sikh Shrine built next to the mesmerising lake (ringed by wild flowers with Brahmkamal being the most popular) over 3-4 hours. Expect steep climbs at some places. Once there, soak in the beauty of the place as sip on the piping hot tea served at the Gurudwara (shrine). Visit Laxman Mandir next to the Gurudwara. By noon, retreat to Ghangria. Overnight will be spent in the campsite. Option 2: Ghangaria (3050m) – Valley of Flowers (3600m) – Ghangaria (3050 m) (Trek/4-5hrs) Day Highlights: Click pictures, Document flower species Day Details: If you wish to keep it light today, enjoy a leisurely hike to Valley of Flowers. Enjoy clicking pictures and documenting the flower species. By noon, retreat to Ghangria. Overnight will be spent in the campsite.
Badrinath, Neelkanth Peak Day Details: On this day, you will trek back to Govindghat. Once there, drive to the stunning temple town of Badrinath. Plonked on the banks of holy Alaknanda and with Neelkanth Peak as the backdrop, this place of worship makes for a riveting destination especially for those into spirituality. In here are sulphur water pools and fresh air. Later in the evening, you head to the lodge in Auli. Take a hot shower and dig into a delectable meal. Overnight will be spent in the lodge.