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Name of the Trip : "Valley of Flowers Hemkund Trek with visit to Badrinath & Auli "

Grade: Easy to easy to Moderate

Number of Days: 0 6

Number of Nights : 0 5

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Name of the Trip : Best Time : 5th June to 5th October
Description: Trek Kuari Pass Trek

VALLEY OF FLOWERS

Of all the Himalayan meadows and flower valleys, nothing compares to Garhwal's unique rock garden, the Valley of Flowers, full of the most fascinating, fabulous, and rich variety of flowering herbs. According to the legends, the Valley of Flowers has been associated spiritually with the name of 'Hanuman', the legendary hero of Ramayana, the great Indian epic.

First bought to limelight in 1931 when Frank Smythe, a British naturalist and mountaineer, who after scaling Kamet peak, stumbled upon it by chance. Later on, Smythe , assisted by England's eminent botanist R.L.Holdsworth , explored the valley extensively. Now, to restore the natural balance and conserve this natural heritage, the Valley of Flowers and its environs are declared as Pushpavati National Park.

Enjoy 5 nights 6 days trip exploring the famous Valley of Flowers and Hemkund, one of the finest high altitude Himalayan lakes in the region with visit to Badrinath, the most important pilgrimage for hindus in India & Mana, the last Indian settlement towards Tibet.

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Days From /To Days Details Highlights of the Day
Day 01: Rishikesh- Pipal Koti 7- 8- hrs. Overnight hotel Morning after breakfast drive straight to Pipal Koti through Deoprayag, Rudraprayag & Karnprayag. Enroute stop at Devprayag for cup of tea at Rudraprqyag for Lunch.
Arrive Pipal koti & transfer to hotel. Evening visit the small market of of the hill town. Dinner & overnight hotel
Day 02: PipalKoti -Joshimath - Govind Ghat
(57 kms drive)-Ghangaria
(13 kms/4 hr Trek).
Drive to Govindghat, Trek Start from here to Ghangaria (3000 mts). Ghangharia. Situated in the midst of a pine grove Ghangharia serves as a base for visiting Valley of Flowers & Hemkund Sahib. It is the last human habitation in the valley. Arrive and check in to hotel. Overnight: Hotel Govind Ghat.
Day 03: Ghangaria - Valley of Flower-Ghangaria (4 kms / 2-3 hrs each side) Overnight hotel. Morning after breakfast trek/pony to valley of Flowers. The Entire Trek is gradual ascent along the Pushpavati river.
Valley of Flower was discovered by Frank Smith while on the Expedition to Mt. Kamet. This picturesque Valley covered by rare species of flowers & a wide variety of Butterflies, Musk Deer, Thar & serow are found here. Back to Ghangaria. Overnight: Ghangaria.
Day 04: Ghangaria -Hemkund Sahib -Ghangaria (6 kms / 3-4 hr each side). or Visit to Valley of Flower once again. Early morning, trek start from here to Hemkund Sahib. Return back to Ghangaria after Darshan. Gurudwara Hemkund Sahib: This imposing star-shaped structure of stone and concrete masonry is one the shores of the lake. An outlet behind the Gurudwara is source of the Lakshman Ganga. Temple of Lord Lakshman: A small temple nearby, dedicated to Lord Lakshman. Overnight: Ghangaria
Day 05: Ghangaria - Govindghat (13 kms trek down) - Joshimath /Pipalkoti. Early morning, trek down to Govind Ghat. On Arr. Govindghat, drive to Badrinath. Badrinath one of the 'Four Dhams' is one of the most celebrated pilgrimage spots of the country and is situated at an elevation of 3,133 meters, guarded on either side by the two mountain ranges known as Nar & Narayan with the towering Neelkanth Peak providing a splendid backdrop. This revered spot was once carpeted with wild berries. Thus the place got the name "Badri van", meaning "forest of berries". After Badrinath Temple Darshan drive back to Pipalkoti. Check in Hotel. Overnight: Pipalkoti
Day 06: Piplakoti/ Rudraprayag - Rishikesh / 7-8 hrs) Early morning free to take the rope way to Auli & back. After late breakfast drive to Rishikesh & to haridwar via Rudraprayag.
Arr. Haridwar/ Dun Apt . Tour terminates upon arrival at Rishikesh. Board the train for Delhi.

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