The Valley of flowers is located at the district named chamoli present at Uttarakhand. There are 3 different ways to reach the Valley of flowers.
One of the most well-liked treks in the Himalayas in India is the Valley of Flowers walk. Even those who have never set foot in the Himalayas are familiar with the Valley of Flowers trek.
However, there is a good explanation for Valley of Flower’s fabled popularity—it is one of India’s first treks, according to records.
The Valley of Flowers National Park was established by the Indian government in 1980, and UNESCO designated it a World Heritage Site in 2002. Due to this, trekkers from all over the world are adding Valley of Flowers to their bucket lists.
- By road:- this is best for the closest visitors. They can drive to the valley of flowers via Govindghat.
- By train:- The nearest railway station is Rishikesh. But the road ends at Govindghat from there it takes 16km to reach the Valley of flowers via taxis or buses
- By air:- at Dehradun, Jolly Grant is the nearest airport. But the road ends at Govindghat from there it takes 16km to reach the Valley of flowers via taxis or buses.
Things to carry for the trek
- Two pairs of trousers.
- Two pairs of short pants
- Two wool jumpers (light wt.)
- Woolen hat
- A umbrella
- A pair of gloves
- A camera
- A notebook with paper and a pen
- Water bottle
- Power bank
- Walking boots or trekking shoes.
- First air box
- Small towel
Best time to visit
The best time to visit the beautiful scenery of the valley of flowers between July to mid-August. In that period it is in full bloom.
Why should you visit
Valley of Flowers is known for its beautiful nature which has no stains or blemishes. And people go through wonderful experiences while driving from here to places like Haridwar and Joshimath. It has a huge biodiverse environment where people can relax their minds and get a kick out of nature at its best.
Level of difficulty
The level of difficulty of the valley of flowers trek is easy to moderate. For beginners, it is the perfect trek with beautiful nature. The trek is a minimum of 6 days from Haridwar and a maximum of 8 to 12 days from far areas of the globe.
Places to visit near the valley of flowers
- Gordon Bugyal
- Niti Valley
- Mana village
Myths about the valley of flowers
According to mythology, it is believed that Hanuman brought the magical herb named as sanjeevani bhuti from this place to save Lakshman in the Hindu epic Ramayan. Many people till now continue to believe that Sanjeevani Buti which works like a magical herb, continues to grow in this drop-dead gorgeous place.
Specialties of the Valley of flowers
The Valley of flowers has over 600 species of exotic flowers like poppies, primulas, orchids, marigold, daisies, etc. Which has an astonishing view. It is a nature which has full of glory having a spectacular experience. It has a huge biodiversity, where people can adore the nature at its best, which force them to stop and praise.
Despite that, you should be aware that the Valley of Flowers hike is challenging. It’s a somewhat difficult trek, with slightly longer hiking days and a demanding ascent to Hemkund Sahib. So be sure to get ready for this adventure. This topic has been covered in great detail in the trek guide’s “difficulty” section.
You can find all the information you need to complete this walk in this comprehensive trek guide.
A narrative about how a person fell in love with Himalayan treks after hiking to the Valley of Flowers and Hemkund Sahib is also included in the book. Yes, that is possible. We are aware of this since Sandhya UC, the co-founder and COO of Indiahikes, experienced it.