8 Days - Valley of Flowers and Hemkund Sahib Trek from Delhi

Delhi - Rishikesh - Joshimath - Govindghat - Ghanghariya - Valley of Flowers - Hemkund Sahib - Ghangharia - Govindghat - Rishikesh

Overview

Valley of Flowers, the heritage site of Uttarakhand is located 3,658m above mean sea level. Discovered by mountaineers in 1931, this is now a heritage site too. If you love to watch valleys carpeted with wildflowers, this is the best destination to choose from. Apart from the flowers, the place is also famous for endangered animals, Himalayan climate, alpine flora, and others.

Closer to Valley of Flowers, Hemkund Sahib is an important pilgrimage site dedicated to Guru Gobind Singh. The Sikh Gurudwara is located on the Hemukund banks in Chamoli. This 7 Nights 8 Days Valley of Flowers and Hemkund Sahib Trek itinerary covers both the Valley of Flowers and the Hemkund pilgrimage site in an efficient manner.

Highlights

  • Enjoy the River confluence of Alaknanda and Bhagirathi at Devprayag, Alaknanda and Mandikini at Rudraprayag and Alaknanda and Pindar at Karnprayag
  • Visit the sacred Hemkund Sahib Gurudwara
  • Visit the picturesque Valley of flowers

Day Wise Itinerary

Day 1 : Delhi - Rishikesh (Drive) / Fly to Dehradun - Rishikesh (Drive)

Reach the Yoga Capital of the country by driving directly from Delhi to Rishikesh or flying to Dehradun and driving to Rishikesh. Once you reach Rishikesh, you will be checked into a hotel.

Visit Triveni Ghat by evening to enjoy the famous Ganga Aarti. Return to the hotel for overnight stay and dinner.

Day 2 : Rishikesh - Joshimath - Govindghat (By Drive)

Post breakfast, you will be driven to Joshimath via Rudraprayag, Devprayag, and Chamoli on the NH 58. After the scenic ride, you will reach Govindghat, where you will be checked into a rest house. You will be enjoying dinner and overnight stay in Govindghat.

Day 3 : Govindghat - Pulna - Ghangaria

This is the beginning of the Valley of Flowers trek. You will start the day by a road drive to Ghangaria. From there, the 14 km trek starts. This trail would take a maximum of 5 hours to complete.

You will trek through waterfalls, lush green areas, villages, forested regions, and more. Once you reach the destination, you will be checked into a guesthouse.

Enjoy overnight stay and dinner at the guesthouse.

Day 4 : Ghangaria - Valley of Flowers - Ghangaria

After breakfast, pack up lunch and start the Valley of Flowers trek from Ghangaria. The route is a little steep but mesmerizing. You ought to pay a fee if you wish to carry your camera inside.

As you walk through the region, you would reach the valley in a couple of hours. The valley is located 3,658m above mean sea level and you spot the Pushpawati River’s source. Spend the day by exploring the flowers and other natural beauties of the region.

Return to Ghangaria, on the same day.

Day 5 : Ghangaria - Hemkund Sahib - Ghangaria

Post breakfast, the Hemkund Sahib trek starts, which is around 4 hours away (6 km). The Hemkund Sahib is perched at 4,329m above mean sea level. If you are choosing peak summer and spring, the route would be closed due to heavy rainfall (November to April).

The trek ends at Parikrama of the region, which is a pristine water source for a holy dip. After taking a holy dip, you will visit the small shrine of Lord Lakshman.

Later, you will reach the Gurudwara. After exploring the place, you will return to Ghangaria on the same day.

Overnight stay in the Ghangaria guesthouse.

Day 6 : Ghangaria - Govindghat

Post breakfast, you will be reaching Govindghat as you trek through the beautiful Himalayan valley. Once you reach Govindghat, you will be staying overnight in a guesthouse.

Day 7 : Govindghat - Rishikesh

After breakfast, you will start the road trip to Rishikesh. Once you reach Rishikesh, you will be checked into a hotel, and the rest of the day is free.

Overnight stay at Rishikesh.

Day 8 : Rishikesh – Delhi (Drive) / Drive to Dehradun – Delhi (By Flight)

After breakfast, you will be driven to Delhi or to the Dehradun airport to catch your flight to Delhi.

Inclusions

  • Accommodation for the valley of flower trek is in Hotels/Guest Houses
  • All pick up; drop & local sightseeing will be through personal car from Dehradun to Dehradun or Delhi to Delhi.
  • Forest entry charges and permits
  • 7 Breakfast & 7 Dinner offered all Vegetarian meals
  • On trekking days, 2 days packed lunches will be provided.

Exclusions

  • 5% GST
  • Guide
  • Extra Meal
  • Any Airfare / Train fare
  • Expenses caused by factors beyond our control like rail and flight delays, roadblocks, and vehicle mal-functions, political disturbances etc.
  • Camera fee
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips, laundry & phone call
  • All personal expenses
  • Airport, railway and bus transfers
  • Any extra food, laundry, phone call charges
  • Any extra sightseeing or usage of vehicle, other than mentioned in the itinerary

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