The Valley of Flowers Trek, which is around 38 kilometres long, may be completed in 4 to 5 days. The majority of enthusiastic hikers decide to take this lush stroll in mid-August for the best experience. The Valley of Flowers experience is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that makes us visit the area often.
Things to keep in mind before going to Valley Of Flowers Trek
1. Experience heaven before Reaching the Final Destination
Valley of Flowers Trek is renowned for inspiring an unimaginable joy in the minds of trekkers because it is one of the unique natural botanical gardens in the nation. I immediately and without hesitation agreed when one of my friends, who is an avid trekker, asked me to go with him to the Valley of Flowers. We left at four in the morning the following day. I was able to relive so many of my favourite trip experiences just going through Dehradun. We arrived in Haridwar, the starting site of the trek through the Valley of Flowers, quickly.
2. Let’s explore the Flower Valley
The following day, we set out on trek from Ghangaria to the Valley of Flowers. We saw thousands of flowers in full bloom as we descended 3,858 metres to reach the Valley of Flowers. We witnessed a magnificent and stunning sight that made our eyes water. I first encountered Himalayan Slender Tape Vine, Meadow Rue, Dwarf Globe Flower, and Marsh Marigold at the entrance to this national park, which had vivid light pink, blue, and orange blossoms. Our trek was a surreal adventure thanks to a special combination of snow-capped mountains, green meadows, and white clouds.
3. But how it was discovered?
As we hired a guide to help us know more about the area, he informed us that two British people, mountaineer Frank Smith and botanist Joan Margaret Legge, who jointly investigated the valley in the 1930s, are to be credited with its discovery. However, Prakash Chandra Kala, a botanist from the Wildlife Institute of India, stayed in the valley for ten years. He wrote two books during that time that contain a list of all the flowers that bloom in this region with their common as well as scientific names.
4. Cellular Networks in the Valley
Before you travel to the Valley of Flowers, be aware that while Ghangaria has electricity, there isn’t much in the way of cell network. Other tourists may receive JIO signals at the entrance gate.
Notably, we can make calls from satellite phone booths in Ghangaria.
5. Trek Timings
You cannot hike the 17 kilometres from Govindghat to Ghangaria after 2 o’clock in the afternoon. You must get at the base camp by 3 pm in order to depart from Ghangaria on the same day and return to Govindghat. Only after that, at 3 pm, can you begin the 4 to 5 hour climb down to Govindghat. After 4 o’clock, horseback riding is not permitted due to a concern of landslides and wild animals.
6. Accommodation near the Valley
Almost no lodging options are available outside of the Valley of Flowers. In Ghangaria, there are guest hotels, lodges, and campsites available. So far, Garhwal Mandal Vikas Nigam is the greatest place to stay. Some people like staying in Govindghat, Auli, or Joshimath because those cities have hotels with greater amenities. Remember that you will need to travel for about 30 minutes to get to Ghangaria whether you choose to stay in a hotel or set up camp in any of these three places.
Explore the valley to the fullest, take photos, and let the fresh air and calming aroma of the flowers refresh all your senses on this lovely trip. Let your concerns speak out loud.
Hi, My name is Aekansh Somani and I love to explore and trek.