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Valley of Flowers

8,499 Per Head
  • + 5% Goods & Service Tax
  • Transport Included | Rishikesh To Rishikesh
  • ₹ 6,699 Is Trek Fee | ₹  1,800 For Transport (All Included In Trek Fee)

Valley of Flowers Trek

The Valley of Flowers Trek: Get Ready to Explore the Most Attractive and Charming Trek

If you are tired of living the same routine and want to stay away from the hustle & bustle of city life then TrekupIndia is organizing an amazing trek for you to the Valley.

The myriad patches of bright colors under the watchful eyes of the lofty snow-capped Himalayas. This trek is definitely one of the best experiences you will have in your life.

This Trek is the essence of the wonders that are perfectly decked by Mother Nature. It is one of the most popular trekking locations in the world that is located in the interiors of Garhwal Himalayas.

The words like backpacker’s bliss and photographer’s pleasure fall short in front of the habitat of lovely and charming aura, offered by this valley to its voyagers. If you really want to enjoy nature at its best and stay away from the hustle and bustle of life then this trek is definitely for you.

Located at an altitude of 14,100 ft. above sea level, the Valley of Flowers is declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. During the winter months, this captivating valley stays frozen and on the other hand, as the summers start, it begins to bloom into a youthful prettiness because the snow melts.

The trek is considered an essential part of Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve that welcomes visitors from around the globe during the peak months i.e., June to September along with the huge variety of gorgeous flowers in different colors as well as shapes.

During the trek, this valley also gives you an opportunity to enjoy breathtaking nature views along with some rare species such as blue sheep, red fox, and several others.

One of the best things about this trek is beautiful running streams along with stunning floral pastures as well as eye-catchy mountain views. Get ready to explore the astonishing sights of green surroundings that are followed by the gleaming snowy mountains of the Himalayas.

When it comes to the most fascinating and enthralling valley in India,This trek is on top because it perfectly displays the abundance of colorful flowers as well as green pastures. You can find thousands of blue Primula blooming in this valley, giving you a picture-perfect view. Primula is one of the most gorgeous and lovely Himalayan flowers.

The best time to visit this valley in full bloom is from mid-July to mid-August. You need to trek from Govind Ghat in order to reach the Valley of Flowers and on the route, you will also pass from Hemkund Sahib. From Ghangaria, this valley is about 5km. Trek offers a natural walk into the quintessence of flora and fauna. Not only this, but you can also find more than 300 species of rare as well as endangered species of flowers in this valley. Some of the rare species include Primulas, Calendulas Daisies, Orchids as well as Poppies.

As you trek up towards the valley, you can find some amazing Himalayan animals such as blue sheep, black beers as well as the snow leopard. The eye-catchy Flora and Fauna make this location a perfect destination for trekking.

If you are an adventure freak then you will definitely fall in love with the mesmerizing view of the Valley. Make sure to keep your camera ready because the captivating scenery at this valley is waiting for you.

It is important for you to know that the trek is not easy because the trekking level is moderate along with slightly longer trekking days. This trek will definitely challenge your endurance because there is a steep ascent till Hemkund Sahib. So, prepare yourself accordingly for the trek.

When you stand at the entry of this valley, you will see ahead a mesmerizing colorful carpet of colors flowers laid out which is sure to leave you speechless. Any enthusiast of the Himalaya, thinking about a trek in Monsoon will definitely keep this trek at the top of the list.

Undeniably, this valley is one of the liveliest and tempting places that you will come across in the West Himalaya. It is quite popular for a wide variety of flowers as well as alpine trees that perfectly add an enchanted feel to the valley.

The complete scenery is serene and you will also come across amazing nature views as well as waterfalls while trekking. If you have a love for mountain landscapes and breathtaking natural views then you need to go for this trek at least once in your life.

The Valley of Flowers trek is 1 of India’s hottest treks in the Himalayas. Individuals who have not actually stepped in the Himalayas, have learned about the Valley of Flowers trek.

But there’s a good reason for Valley Of Flower’s renowned recognition – it’s 1 of India’s oldest known treks.

Throughout 1980, Indian government made the Valley of Flowers National Park, and later on in 2002, it was realized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This pushed Valley of Flowers on the bucket list of trekkers from near the planet.

However, you have to remember that Valley Of Flowers trek isn’t simple. It’s a moderate fitness level trek, with somewhat more time trekking many days along with a steep ascent to Hemkund Sahib designed to challenge your stamina. Thus, make nicely for this particular trek. We’ve talked in detail about this trek.

Why Valley of Flowers Trek is Must?

The trek is a must-visit place for trekkers because it offers an amazing trekking experience that is not possible in any other treks. Here are some top reasons why you should go for the this trek at least once in your life.

You will experience a picturesque place where nature blooms with its complete view. The stunning sights of cascading waterfalls, flowery meadows, and small streams are definitely a treat for your eyes.

If the hectic life schedule has taken a toll on you then trek to Valley and spend some quality time in nature and rejuvenate yourself. If you love solitude then this valley will definitely offer you much space.

The gentle cheeping of the birds, uplifting air, the amazing aroma of flowers, and eye-catchy views of nature are perfect for making your trek memorable.

Your trek is incomplete without visiting the Hemkund Sahib Gurudwara which is considered the holiest of worships for Sikhs. The calm & peace of the gurudwara along with mouth-watering Prasad is sure to soothe all your tiredness. In Uttarakhand, Hemkund is considered one of the loveliest lakes.

The stunning view of landscapes and diverse flora & fauna is definitely a dream come true for all nature photographers. If you are fond of nature photography then do carry your camera while trekking in order to capture the beauty of nature that is hard to describe in words.

7 out of 10 trekkers dream of trekking to this beautiful trek because it offers an amazing experience that is beyond your expectations.

The Valley is enclosed in the cradle of the regal Himalayas due to which it is considered as one of the best places to admire these huge guards.

Even though the Valley is located at a remote location but still it is considered one of the most affordable trekking destinations to access in terms of money.

It is one of the most colorful places in the world that is sure to lessen your stress and help you in being relaxed as well as energized in the laps of nature.

While returning back from the trek, you will wish to extend every second your journey because the mesmerizing scenic view of this valley will definitely make

What I love About Valley of Flowers Trek

1. The Valley of Flowers

The largest reason behind me to appreciate as well as recall the trek may be the gorgeous valley itself. when you enters the valley you notice in front of you a colourful mats laid out. The valley is a minimum of a few of kilometres vast as well as over ten kilometres in length. In front of me was the mats with waves of pinks, blues as well as yellows moving along with the breadth as well as breadth.

A narrow course between the blossoms beckons you going much deeper. You today start to see an assortment of blossoms. Not merely in colors however in styles, smell, textures and measurements. A number of tens of measures carry you to an entirely new assortment of blossoms. You wonder who obtained them right here. What made the assortment shift? It had also been fascinating to check out the fundamental fauna shift together with the transforming flora.

I stood by the blossoms, sat down beside them, place down on the little exposed trail attempting to immerse myself and sense a component of the large number of blossoms in the valley. The great mountain breeze coming out of the glacial conclusion of the valley brought with it fragrances which I’d never been before.

2. The climb of trek and Hemkund Sahib

Valley Of Flowers is a moderate trek though the climb to Hemkund Sahib is tough. In six km you get nearly 4,000 ft. Altough this not new struggle additionally, it will get you to some scenic zone which you didn’t suppose.

You will enjoy the entry into the alpine zone while going up to Hemkund. You practically obtain a drone or perhaps helicopter perspective of Valley as well as Ghangaia of blossoms while on the way up. You are able to determine the places you arrived from and the place you went the prior day. A bird ‘s eye perspective throws in a great deal of viewpoint much to landscaping scenery.

As you ascend up steeply you undergo mixed experiences. Making the tree line, getting into alpine meadows, experiencing the slim air and also looking as much as the clean alpine cliffs.

After at Hemkund Sahib, the quietness of the lake as well as the surrounding mountains stun you. The magnificent lake reflecting the environment of its – the Gurudwara and also the mountains causes you to mirror in appreciation about the entire trip of yours. For most, it’s a few minutes of peaceful reflection of the whole life.

3. The cultural experience

Valley Of Flowers isn’t simply a trek. In addition to a a trek on the gorgeous valley, it tells you an amazing trip of trust performed by people. You observe youngsters, children, elderly, middle-aged, tots on this amazing climb to the lake during 14,000 foot. Many folks use the assistance of ponies or perhaps porters but rather a number of them climb on the own might of theirs.

It was heartwarming to discover volunteers sweeping each department of the trail to ensure that it stays neat and working at Hemkund Sahib Gurdwara in temps that are snowy . It absolutely was a fantastic perception to awaken in Ghangria at dawn on the parade phone calls of the Sikh Gurudwara. The trek displays an earth you’d barely notice usually.

Best time to trek

July to September is considered the best time for The Valley. During August month, you can see the valley in full bloom that gives you splendid views.

Day Wise Detailed Itinerary

Day 1- Haridwar to Joshimath (Drive)

  • Altitude, 1900m/6,200ft; Joshimath is 275km from Haridwar.
  • You will be picked up sharp at 6:00 AM from Haridwar Railway Station.
  • It is going to be a long drive of almost 10-11 hours, so get prepared accordingly.
  • In Joshimath, you will get the last ATM point.
  • You will also get a small market in Joshimath
  • You will not face any networks problem all along the way
  • Night stay will be scheduled in a guest house with shared accommodation

Route

  • Haridwar to Rishikesh
  • Rishikesh to Devprayag (Bhagirathi river and Alaknanda river meets)
  • Devprayag to Srinagar
  • Srinagar to Rudrapryag (Meeting of Mandakini River and Alaknanda river)
  • Rudrapryag to Karnprayag (Union of Pinda River and Alaknanda River)

From Haridwar, we will begin the trip. All the trekkers will be picked up from Haridwar Railroad station and begin the drive to Joshimath. In order to reach Joshimath, we will take the route of Badrinath road and cross Rishikesh, organizing pick up from this point also.

On the way to Joshimath, you will come across amazing scenic beauty that is sure to leave you surprised. Make sure you carry your camera in order to capture some amazing and life-long moments.

You might get tired because of the long 9-hour drive to Joshimath but remember you will never run out of attractive and beautiful sights. As we upwards, the river running with you on the parallel side will get wilder as well as fascinating at the same time.

While driving to Joshimath, you will pass by 4 of the Panchprayag or the five blissful connections of Ganga named Devaprayag, Rudraprayag, Karnaprayag as well as Nandaprayag.

This is the time when you need to sit with wide-open eyes along with your camera in order to capture some astonishing views of nature that are hard to find anywhere else.

Day 2- Joshimath to Govindghat-Pulna and trek to Ghangharia

  • 40km drive from Govindghat to Pulna which is located at a height of 2,000m/6,800ft. The drive will be of 4 hours. 
  • Trekking for 9kms from Pulna to reach Ghangharia which is situated at an altitude of 2,290m/9,800 ft. You will reach in 4 hours Ghangharia. 
  • You will trek on a gradual ascent on a stone-paved path along with the river. 
  • Water is available all along the route so you can refill your water bottles easily. 
  • Trekkers will be served with packed lunch 
  • From Pulna, Mule and porter facility is available
  • BSNL network will be available only at Ghangaria
  • Helicopter service is also available from Govind Ghat to Ghangaria if the weather is good (this cost is not included)
  • Night stay in the guest house
  • You will also come across some of the amazing sites such as Govind Dham Gurudwara, Govindghat, Hemkund Gurudwara base, Information Center.

Govindghat is almost 22km from Joshimath. Get up early in the morning because after having breakfast you will leave to Govindghat. On the way, you will come across the last Vishnuptayag.

By 8 in the morning, we will be reaching Govindghat and drive to Pulna which is 4km away from Govindghat. Be prepared as it will be a 9km hard course along with a stream named Pushpawati.

You will never go hungry on this path because there are several tidbit shops that offer delicious food items such as hot noodles, paratha, tea, omelets with bread, and so on.

After reaching Pulna, we will start our trek to Ghangharia on a clearly defined stone-paved path that is suitably built with stairs. You will be arriving at Bhyundar village, after 5km of trekking. This village is famous for offering an astonishing viewpoint of clear Hathi Parvat sights.

The route is also known for offering eye-catchy views of the gorgeous scenery that is created by Mother Nature. You will be served with hot lunch and then move further for the trek which is a little steeper. 

By the evening but before the sunset, you will be reaching Ghangharia and enjoy a blissful view of the charming location and relax. 

After reaching Ghangharia, you will be at an altitude of 10,000 feet. In this area, you will also come across some rare species of birds that are only found in mountains. At night, all the trekkers will be relaxing and staying in the guest house.

Day 3- Ghangaria to Valley of Flower and back to Ghangaria

  • Elevation or altitude- 3,500m/11,500ft. 
  • Distance- Each way it’s 4km.
  • Be prepared, as you will be trekking for 7 long hours.
  • The valley is almost 6-7km long and ends with a glacier.
  • Till the valley, you will find mixed gradient along with level walk on grassland
  • On the way, you will come across several streams that are perfect for refilling your water bottles.
  • Packed lunch will be served as no food is available in the valley
  • Before the sunset, we will return back to Ghangaria as camping is not allowed inside the valley
  • A night stay will be scheduled in a guest house.
  • In the valley, you will come across beautiful & unique flowers like white leaf hog foot, blue poppy, Himalayan rose, snake foil, dog flower, river anemone, meadow geranium, and hooked stick seed.

Get up early in the morning and have your breakfast till 07:00 AM. Day 3 is going to be quite exciting as we will be trekking from Ghangaria to Valley of Flower and then back to Ghangaria.

This day will definitely refill your memories with some amazing & lasting views of dreamland. The trek to Valley will help you to experience the solace of nature without the hustle & bustle of city life because this valley is a true beauty as well as the paradise of nature.

The journey to the trek from Ghangaria is almost 4km. The valley is 6-7km long and the distance traveled in the valley is going to depend upon how the trekkers want to explore the valley. However, it is also going to depend upon the stamina of trekkers.

After 30 minutes, when you start from Ghangaria, the forest check post will arrive. Although, you might not find the check post interesting but just before this check post there is a gushing waterfall known as the Laxman waterfall. The next attraction will arrive, after trekking for 20 minutes in the greenery.

This is the point where you will find the Pushpavati river flowing below the wooden bridge, giving a perfect example of beauty. Though it is common but still something unique and mesmerizing to capture in your camera.

The track is steep and stone-paved just like the before days. As you enter inside the valley, you will find several bridges and landslide areas.

Right after entering the valley, you can hear the melody chirping sounds of the birds as well as flowing water. The perfect natural beauty offered at this trek is different and takes you to another world.

The valley is going to offer you amazing experiences and beautiful views that are just beyond your expectations. The views of Himalayan peaks are quite relishing and sparkling that you cannot miss.

You will also find some native flowers at Valley of Flowers trek like blue poppy, hooked stick seed, White leaf, meadow geranium, hog foot, Himalayan rose as well as dog flower. After a 5 km stretch at a glacier, all these eye-catchy colorful blossoms will come to an end.

In order to make the trek more pleasurable and unforgettable, you can quickly wind up and reach the Pushpavati River because this is something you cannot afford to miss. Near this river, you can find breathtaking views of nature and even relax in the lap of nature.

If you are lucky enough and the weather is good then you can also enjoy famous Himalayan peaks such as Gauri Parvat, Nilgiri Parvat, Rattaban, Bhyundar Khal, and several others.

Before the sunset, we will be trekking back to Ghangaria and enjoy lip-smacking dinner.

Day 4- Ghangaria to Hemkund Sahib and back to Ghangaria

  • Located at an altitude of 4,300m/14,100ft.
  • The distance is 5.5km each way; it is going to be a 7 hours long trek.
  • The trek path has a gradual and steep mixed ascent.
  • Till Hemkund Sahib, a mule ride service is available.
  • From road side dhabas, you can easily refill your water bottles.
  • You will be served with hot lunch at Gurudwara langar.
  • On the way to Hemkund Sahib, you can find Himalayan blue poppy; Brahma Kamal.
  • A night stay will be scheduled in the guest house at Ghangaria.

Early in the morning, we will start our trekking after having breakfast in order to visit the famous holy shrine of Hemkund Sahib.

It is located at a height which is alpine as well as above tree line. The track is quite wide and also well-defined because several pilgrims from across the globe visit Hemkund Sahib in order to seek blessings.

While trekking from Ghangaria to Hemkund Sahib, you can find several tea stalls as well as Dhaba. Around this trail, while approaching the height of 4000m, you will find that Brahma Kamal blooms in plenty. With a moderate incline, the climb is continuous. It is going to take almost 3 to 4 hours for reaching Hemkund Sahib.

You need to know that The Hemkund Sahib is one of the most valuable shrines for every Sikh and is also considered the world’s highest gurudwara which is located at an altitude of 4,329 meters.

The lake is definitely a treat for your eyes that remains misty in the monsoon season. Don’t forget to spend some quality time around the lake and enjoy a cup of tea which is specially served by the Gurudwara committee.;

This place is located between the snow-clad mountains as well as a beautiful serene lake that offers a mesmerizing view of the mystical location.

At the time of clear skies, you can also observe perfect imprints of the butting Saptrishi tops. This lake is mainly taken care of by dissolving ice masses of Saptrishi tops as well as Hathi Parvat. Not only this, but you can also find a strict Laxman sanctuary close to the lake.

It is important for you to know that the area surrounding the lake is so enthralling that it will definitely blow away your mind with its picturesque attractiveness and fascinating sights of beautiful flowers such as Brahmakamal, blue poppy as well as Vajardanti.

Since the weather can turn bad at any time, so by the evening, we will be returning back to Ghangaria & where you will be served hot and delicious food.

A night stay will also be scheduled here.

Get ready to enjoy the impeccable experience and collect some unforgettable memories along with you.

Day 5- Ghangaria to Govindghat and Drive back to Joshimath (Badrinath optional)

  • The trekking distance from Ghangaria to Govindghat is 13km which will take a 5-hour time.
  • It is just a 20-minute drive from Govindghat to Joshimath.
  • All the trekkers will be served with hot and delicious packed lunch on the way.
  • A night stay will be scheduled in the guest house at Joshimath.

Note: You need to know that during the Monsoon time, Govind Ghat to Badrinath is a landslide prone area. So, if our leaders will find that your safety is at risk because of the bad weather condition, landslides, or road blockage then we will not drive to Badrinath and drive directly to Joshimath.

After having your breakfast in the morning, you start descending to Govindghat and then finally drive back to Joshimath. From here, Badrinath is almost 25km which will take 1 hour to reach. If the weather and road are good then we will also visit Badrinath.

On day 5, the trek will move in the reverse direction i.e., from Ghangaria to Govindghat. The trek is easy and offers you a perfect view of nature that you might not have even expected.

After reaching Govindghat, we will head towards Badrinath only if the weather and road are good. The journey to Badrinath is really amazing because it offers a lovely view of waterfalls as well as a gorgeous river.

Note: You need to know that Govindghat to Badrinath is a landslide prone area at the time of monsoon. So, if our trek leaders find that the safety of trekkers is at risk because of the bad weather condition or monsoon then we will directly drive back to Joshimath.

You will be reaching Joshimath by evening or night and then a night stay will be scheduled in a guest house.

Day 6:- Joshimath to Haridwar

  • After having tea or coffee, we will depart to Haridwar from Joshimath.
  • You will be reaching Haridwar in the evening around 6 to 7 PM.
  • Get your bookings and tickets done accordingly.
  • You can also do the tickets for your hometown after 8:00 PM

Photos by Rahul Chauhan

This is the last day of the trip so make sure to make the most of it. We will drive back to Haridwar early in the morning by 6 AM so that we can reach by 6-7 PM. You will be served breakfast as well as lunch on the way only.

All the trekkers can get their bookings done for their hometown accordingly after 8 PM.

Short Itinerary

Day 01: Haridwar to Joshimath

Day 02: Joshimath to Govindghat-Pulna and trek to Ghangharia

Day 03: Ghangaria – Valley of Flower – Ghangaria

Day 04: Ghangaria to Hemkund Sahib and back to Ghangaria

Day 5 : Ghangaria to Govindghat and Drive back to Joshimath (Badrinath optional)

Day 06: Joshimath to Haridwar

Trek Cost Inclusion

Stay is included on all days of the trek ( from Joshimath to Joshimath).

You will be staying in Guesthouse and hotels both at Joshimath and Ghangariya.

All meals from dinner at Joshimath on Day 1 to breakfast on Day 6 at Joshimath are included. Meals are simple, nutritious and vegetarian.

All the trek equipment will be included like a sleeping bag, kitchen & dining tent, utensils, mattress, tent, toilet tent, and crampon (if needed).

Note:- Tents and sleeping bags are custom made of Trekup India which are tested on high altitudes by our mountain expert trek team.

First aid medical kits, oxygen cylinder as well as stretcher.

Check our on trek safety protocol here.

All the needed forest entry fees along with permits.

Your trek will be led by a trainedexperienced professional guides and trek leaders with a solid guiding backgroundtimes of particular nature and trekking experience, medical certifications, and a passion for leading people into breathtaking terrains.

Transport charges from Rishikesh to Joshimath and Return from Joshimath to Rishikesh.

Trek Cost Exclusion

  • All kinds of personal expenditures are excluded.
  • Anything that we have not mentioned avobe.

The trek cost is not inclusive of meals bought during the journey on 1st day and last day. ( Food starts from dinner at base camp on day first till last day lunch ).

Mules or porter charges to carry private baggage (Offload Charges for bag 600 per day, per bag. Note: bag weight should not be more than 11 kg.

Any kind of emergency evacuation charges

Trek Logistics

Pickup point will be from ISBT Rishikesh and from Haridwar it will from Haridwar Railway Station and pickup time will be 6.30 AM.

Note: We will share exact pickup location and driver details on whatsapp group, apart from it our transport manager will be also present at the pickup point to assist you.

We will drop you off at Isbt Rishikesh / Haridwar max by 8 P.M on the final day. We advice you to make your departure bookings after 10 P.M.

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Route Map

valley of flowers trek route and map

How To Reach Rishikesh?

  • By Air
  • By Train
  • By Bus
  • Jolly Grant Airport is the nearest airport to reach Rishikesh by flight that is located almost 25km away from the city. You can find regular flights from Delhi to Rishikesh.
  • However, if you are planning to reach Rishikesh by flight then it is better to come one day in advance.

In case, you want to reach Rishikesh from Delhi by train then you have to reach Hridwar 1st then from there you can take bus to Rishikesh its 35 kms from Haridwar to Rishikesh.

From Delhi, you can find a regular bus service for Rishikesh. ISBT Kashmere Gate is the main bus station in Delhi from where you will find both ac and non-ac buses for Rishikesh.

However, it is always better to take government buses from Kashmere Gate ISBT. The bus will drop you at Rishikesh ISBT and then we will send our staff who will pick you up from isbt rishikesh so you need to reach there.

  • At 06:30 am, Bolero, Tata Sumo, travller or any other vehicle like this will only pick you up from isbt Rishikesh.
  • By 05:00 pm, you will be reaching Joshimath.

Things To Carry for the Valley Of Flowers Trek?

Remember that Valley of flowers Trek is a high-altitude trek due to which it is necessary for you to carry all the trekking gear carefully.

Here is a list of trek essentials that you need to have:

Trek Essentials: You can’t do the trek without these.

1. Trekking Shoes

Valley Of Flowers needs sturdy trekking shoes that can withstand snow and have good grip.

Rental: We have the decathlons proper Quechua trekking shoes for rent Rent trekking shoes Here.

2. Backpack

A backpack 50-60 litres is required for a trek such as Valley Of Flowers. Your backpack should have good hip support, shoulder support, and pockets should be accessiable quickly .

Rental: Rent your backpack from TrekupIndia Store, If you do not have a Backpack , Rent it right here.

3. Clothing

Layering is the best way to protect yourself in the mountains. Layers provide maximum protection against all the elements. Layers are also great for protecting against the elements, especially when it changes rapidly in the mountains.

Base Layer: 3 – T-shirts

Carry 2 T-shirt, and wear 1. Wear full-sleeve, dry-fit T-shirts, preferably with collars. These will protect your neck and arms from sunburn. UV radiations can quickly burn you, especially in the high altitudes of the trek.

Dry-fit T-shirts dry quickly, dry quickly, and are quick drying in the event of rain. Collared T-shirts work better than those with rounded necks.

Cotton or Synthetic?We Indians love cotton. It makes sense to wear cotton down in the plains, where the heat can reach 40 degrees Celsius. It takes a while to dry once it is wet. Synthetic is the best choice for mountains where temperatures are cooler. They are quick to wick sweat and dry quickly. They can smell fast so make sure to have a roll-on deodorant.

Expert Tip: If you’re more prone to colds, you can carry a pair of thermal inners. From the past experiences of ours, using 2 T shirts over other helps to prevent from cold.

From Where To Buy:Buy from Decathlon.

5. Insulation Layers in Winter.

The Valley Of Flowers trek can be done in winter. You will need at minimum 5 layers of warm clothing if you are going between December and March.

You will require1 – inner thermals, 2 – light fleece, 1 – light sweater, and 1 padded jacket. Don’t buy your grandma’s sweaters. They can be very heavy. You want fleece jackets and sweaters that fold easily.

A padded jacket is the best choice for your outer layer. Water resistant materials are not necessary. You do need an outer jacket with a padded lining that keeps out the cold and wind. Make sure your padded jacket includes a hood.

Rental: we have a 3 in 1 trekking jacket which have all these protection, check out at TrekupIndia shop.Rent 3-IN-1 trekking jacket here.

6. Two – Trek Pants

This trek requires at least one pair of trekking pants and a maximum of two. One pair of pants should be worn and one additional for when it rains/snows. Trek pants with zip-off thighs at the thighs make them ideal for trekking. You should also choose quick-drying pants over cotton. Even in colder climates, they dry quickly.

TRack pants or trekking pants?Track pants can be used as a backup or double as thermal bottoms. Track pants aren’t trek pants so they shouldn’t be your main outerwear. They should be used as an emergency backup.

Compalsoury Accessories, without these you will not be equipped to perform the trek or not able to do Trek

These accessories are necessary to carry. These accessories are mandatory for anyone who travels to Valley Of Flowers. Trekkers tend to delay borrowing or purchasing accessories. We recommend the opposite. These accessories should be gathered first.

1. Sunglasses.

Sunglasses are required to prevent snowblindness. Expect to be walking on snowy stretches during a winter trek such as Valley Of Flowers. Snow blindness can be caused by a small amount of direct sunlight (around a half-hour’s exposure). Because fallen snow acts like thousands upon thousands of mirrors, reflecting direct UV rays. You will need sunglasses that provide UV protection.

If the trekking day is sunny and bright (on meadows, open sections), you should wear sunglasses. You must not remove your sunglasses from a snowy section until it is fully crossed.

In case you use spectacles: You can buy oversized sunglasses for your glasses, which you can wear over your regular glasses (buy at Decathlon). Photochromic lenses are also available if you find this cumbersome.

Contact lens users: Contact lenses can be worn on the trek if you have them. The lens solution won’t freeze. It will not be a problem to change your lens inside your tent. You will only need enough cleaning solution to clean your fingers. Your contact lenses can be covered with sunglasses.

2. Suncap.

Suncaps are mandatory. A sun cap is mandatory for trekking. It can cause headaches, sunstrokes, rapid dehydration, and a drop in performance.

Important Information: The Golden rule of the mountains is to always cover your head. A sun cap is a protective layer that protects you from the sun’s harsh rays during the day. It also works well with naked UV rays. Sun caps keep your body’s temperature in check. The reverse is true in the morning/evening. Your head quickly loses body heat. The woolen cap stops heat from escaping your head.

3.Hand Gloves.

You will be handling snow quite a lot on a trek like Valley Of Flowers. To grip things or hold onto snow, gloves are essential. The gloves should also keep you warm. You should get synthetic gloves with waterproofing on the exterior and a padded interior. Wear a tight-fitting fleece glove in your synthetic hand glove if you have difficulty obtaining the combination (not likely). This trek requires hand gloves.

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4. Woollen Cap or Balaclava.

These should cover your head. You lose the most heat in the cold mountains from your head and not your hands, feet, or other parts of your body. Protecting your head is important, especially in the evenings when the sun sets. Your woollen cap should be worn at all times, including early mornings and late evenings.

A woollen cap that covers your ears can protect your sensitive ears. Balaclavas are a modernized version of the woolen cap. The balaclava covers your ears, neck, and other parts of your face. A woolen cap that covers only your head will not be sufficient, such as a woolen cap, will require a neck warmer or scarf.

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5. Socks (3 sets).

You should also have three to four pairs each of socks for sports. You get warmth and cushioning from sports socks. The mantra here is to wear synthetic socks, or at the very least a synthetic blend. Cotton socks absorb sweat and water. These socks are difficult to dry.

Woollen socks are warm and cozy in the winter. Two sports socks are sufficient if you can’t get woolen socks.

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6. Head Torch / Head Lamp

Many trekkers don’t know if they should get a torch or a headlamp. A headlamp is essential because it allows you to use your hands for other activities. You’ll need to use your hands for the Valley Of Flowers trek, including washing dishes, setting up tents, and holding your trekking poles.

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7. Trekking Pole / Trekking Stick

You can balance and stability with trekking poles. You can reduce your energy use by up to 40%. There are steep ascents, and descents on the Valley Of Flowers trek. A pair of trekking sticks can make the difference between a pleasant and strenuous trek. India uses a single trekking stick. Two trekking poles will give you more stability and balance. You can also walk faster with them.

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8. Rainwear.

Weather can quickly change on a trek. In a matter of seconds, a bright sunny day can quickly turn into a torrential downpour. To combat this, you will need a poncho and a rain jacket. A poncho, a large rain cover that covers your arms and heads, is what you need. Because it covers you and part of your backpack, it is very effective. It is very light and weighs almost nothing.

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9. Rain cover for your Backpack .

Backpacks can save your life. Your backpack will hold all of your dry clothes and warm gear. Your backpack should be kept dry at all times. Most backpacks have rain-covers built in. If your backpack does not come with a rain-cover, you can either buy one or make a large sheet of plastic to fit the dimensions of your backpack. The plastic sheet can be wrapped around the backpack and held in place by a string or elastic.

10. Daypack (20-30 ltrs, optional).

Some trekkers choose to load their bags onto a mule or potores while on the Valley Of Flowers trek. Although we don’t encourage it, if you do choose to offload, then a daypack is required. You will need to carry water bottles, rainwear and emergency medicines. The campsites are the only place you can find your main backpack, which contains most of your equipment.

One day backpack is a small version of backpack which is generally of 20 – 30 ltr capability.

Additional necessary Trek Essentials

1. A toilet kit.

Try keeping the toilet kit light. Have only the basic things– toothbrush, a roll on deodorant, lip balm, a little moisturiser, toilet roll, tiny detergent along with toothpaste. You will not able to bath on the trek, therefore do not overload on shampoos and soaps.

Quick Information: Carry miniature sized products. You won’t have greater than that. When you are travelling in a team, share 1 toothpaste for all.

Stay away from getting big toilet rolls. Probably The smallest size roll is much more than sufficient for a trek as Valley Of Flowers Trek.

For females: If you’re more likely to have the Periodes of yours on the trek day of yours, do not care about it. You are able to utilize the pads of yours, tampons or maybe menstrual cups on the trek. There’ll be toilet tents in which you are able to change. Be sure you have ziplock bags to take back the menstrual waste of yours. Do not leave behind any misuse in the mountains

2. Cutlery:

Will be provided by us like your plates and mugs etc.

3. Two one litre plastic bottles or even a two litre hydration pack:

Valley Of Flowers Trek has many hiking days. You have to take two 1 litre water plastic bottles to help keep yourself hydrated. Carry light-weight thermos, it will help to assists you to save water that is warm on an extremely cool morning or even for late nights.

4. Presonal medi kit

Carry the medications with you, readily available at most occasions. Do not take any kind of medication unless you have consulted your trek leader.

1. Dolo 650 (5 tablet computers): This is paracetamol. It assists to take on high temperature, slight discomfort.

2. Avomine (4 tablet computers): Carry this specifically if you are prone to nausea. Pop one fifty per cent hr before the beginning of your roadway trek.

3.Combiflam (5 tablets): if you have pain in your legs, it will help you to get instant relief from pain. It also contains paracetamol.

4.Digene:If you think your food is undigested then you can take this med. Aslo tell your trek leader about it.

5.ORS (6 packs): Consume a pack of ORS water at least once a day, usually mid-day when you are in the middle of your trek.

6. Knee Brace (optional): Carry this if you are prone to knee injury or have recognized problems of knee discomfort.

Our trek leaders bring a high Altitude medical set with them which likewise contain Life-Saving Drugs, in emergency situations TrekupIndia Trek Leaders will handel the situation as our trek leaders are well trained for mountains. Before taking these medicines by yourself first tell your trek leaders about it.

Compulsory Documents to Carry.

These are files needed to be submitted at Forest Department before ypur trek. With no of these, you will not be permitted to trek .

Original and photocopy of government photo identity card. Carry Id’s like adhaar, voter id, etc.

Food Provided by Us During the Valley Of Flowers Trek

We provide only Indian vegetarian food and mainly your meal is going to contain Indian bread, vegetable, lentils and Rice along with delicious dessert. During your trek, we will serve three meals a day including breakfast, lunch, and dinner .

In the evening, you will also be served tea & snacks and lip-smacking soup before dinner. If it will be a long day of trekking, you will be given a packed snack.

After doing a lot of research on the nutritional requirements for the trekkers, we prepare the menu. Before putting all the meals together, we also consider altitude gained and weather.

The meal served by us while trek is perfectly balanced with the right amounts of calories, carbohydrates, vitamins, protein, fiber, and minerals. You need to know that all our cooks have great expertise in cooking and have undergone thorough training. So, get ready to enjoy delectable and lip-smacking dishes during your trek.

You will be served with lemon tea in the tent in order to start your day with a refreshed feeling. Before leaving the campsite for trekking, you will be given a hot finger-licking breakfast like upma, Aallu Prantha, Besan Chilla, Poha, Daliya,  Corn flakes, Maggie, along with tea or coffee.

In case, your trek will be longer one then we also offer some fresh local fruits such as apples and even healthy drinks like Frootie or Maaza. In the afternoon, you will be served simple & healthy lunch, while at around 04:00 pm, you will be given tea and a light evening breakfast.

After you reach your campsite at night, you will be served a hot and delightful dinner. After reading this, you must have got the idea about the food provided by us on trek, you don’t need to worry about food. Many trekkers trek with us again and again because of the food we provide. Thus, we will definitely give you unforgettable experiences.

Safety During Valley Of Flowers Trek

Trekking with us for Valley of Flowers is completely safe because we have a team of trek leaders who are qualified in Wilderness first-aid and also have complete information about the high-altitude glitches.

During Trek, we carry a complete first-aid kit that contains all the important medicines. Before trekking with us, you need to ensure that you are medically fit for the trek and if you are able to judge yourself then it is better to take advice from a professional.

For us, your medical fitness is very important than anything else.

Know About Us:- You need to know that our company TrekUp India has been in the field of Adventure Tourism for the last 23 years. Right from our inception, we have been involved in providing treks, voyage & hiking programs as well as high altitude expedition rafting.

We keep on organizing treks in Uttarakhand and Himachal, while being a part of the trekking community, we feature more than 75 Himalayan documented treks. Apart from other outdoor activities, our company also organizes trips for schools, colleges, and family.

We ensure complete technical safety in the mountain

Our company has a vast team of more than 100 guides, as well as trainers in order, serve in the mountain treks.

One of the best things about our team is that all the members are trained professionally from Nehru Institute of Mountaineering, Indian mountaineering foundation Delhi as well as Hanifle Center Outdoor Education Mussoorie.

Therefore, we never believe in compromising on the quality as well as services offered to our valuable customers.

For Us, Your Safety Is the Top Urgency

At Trekup India, you will find a team with local knowledge and fluency in English as well as Hindi. This helps in ensuring that you have an amazing trek and not only this, we also pay attention to your health as well as safety because this is something we cannot ignore.

All the team leaders involved in trekking have already undergone several professional courses in First Aid, Portable Altitude Chamber Training, CPR, Environmental Awareness Training as well as Advanced Wilderness Emergency Medicine.

We also carry a complete first aid medical kit not only on the trek but on each and every trip which is organized by us. Apart from the medical kit, we carry a portable altitude chamber and medical oxygen for all kinds of high-altitude treks .

Our company has great expertise in organizing all sorts of group adventure holidays for family groups, school & college groups as well as friend groups. When it comes to travel options, we have a wide range that suits different fitness levels as well as traveling styles.

Therefore, no matter who big the group size, we pay personal attention to each and every member present in the group.

How We Ensure That Your Trek Is Safe with Us

Right from our establishment, we at TrekUp India, are continuously involved in introducing new safety practices into Indian trekking in order to ensure the safety of voyagers.

For walking on snow, TrekUp India introduced Microspikes and also made emergency bottled oxygen mandatory for all kinds of treks.

In order to test pulse as well as oxygen saturation levels, pulse oxymeters are used. As a safety communication device, we at TrekupIndia introduced radio.

Though we have noticed that most of the organizations organizing treks do not follow these systems but with time several competing companies are adopting these practices and organizing great and safe treks.

Explore our New Safety Protocols

In order to ensure a perfect Trek, we have introduced some new safety checks that will assure more safety for our trekkers. Our On-trek safety checks include:

  • Daily oxygen saturation along with pulse readings
  • Stretchers team appointed on every trek
  • Radios
  • Trained mountain staff and full safety
  • Additional oxygen cylinders
  • Special medical kit for high altitude treks
  • Microspikes on all types of snow treks
  • Experienced Trek leaders as well as safety
  • Technical team on all snowy slopes

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