- Duration: 08 Nights/ 09 Days
- Major Attractions: Haridwar, Rishikesh, Govindghat, Hemkundsahib, Joshimath, Valley of Flowers
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Valley of Flowers National Park is a unique national park of India. It is located in Garhwal Himalayas and is a combination of adventure and wildlife, as one has to trek in-order to reach Valley of Flowers. Here, after monsoon one can see more than 300 different types of wild flowers in the very natural manner.
The important thing here is to see The Asmanda leaf in a great quantity- very rarely seen in other valleys of Himalayas. It is also a birding tour of India as a bird watcher can see many Himalayan birds, some butterfly species and the wild animals like Snow Leopard, Mask Deer, Blue Sheep and Himalayan beer etc. Valley of Flower National Park Tour is also a spiritual tour because it takes to River Ganges – the lifeline of India and an auspicious river for Hindus, Rishikesh- a renowned Yoga & Meditation center and a famous Sikh pilgrimage place Hemkund Sahib. It is one of the unique Indian Wildlife Tours.
Day 1 – Delhi-Arrival
Arrive at Delhi international airport, you will be assisted by our representative and transferred to the hotel.
Day 2 – Delhi-Haridwar-Rishikesh
In the morning, you will be transferred to the railway station to catch the fastest Shatabadi Express train for Haridwar. On arrival at Haridwar station, transfer straight to Yoga capital of India Rishikesh. Rishikesh is known as a gateway to the Himalayas. It is a home of different adventurous tours as White Water River rafting, hiking and trekking. After having lunch, take a tour of Lakshman Jhula (a suspension bridge of 450 feet long), Bharat temple, Ram Jhula, Swargashram temple and Geeta Bhawan temple. If time permits, visit Nilkantha Mahadev temple (12 KMS far from main town) – this temple is situated at the height of about 5000 feet).
Day 3 – Rishikesh-Rudraprayag-Joshimath
After having breakfast, depart Rishikesh for Joshimath en-route stop at Rudraprayag the place where two mighty rivers Mandakini and Alaknanda confluence. Finally arrive in Joshimath and check in to the camp/ hotel.
Day 4 – Joshimath-Govindghat-Ghangaria
Today, in the early morning, leave for Govindghat – the beginning point of this trek. From here trek steadily to Ghangaria – which is the base camp for Valley of flowers National Park (an UNESCO World Heritage Site).
Day 5 – Ghangaria-Valley of Flowers-Ghangaria
Post breakfast, trek 04 KMS to Valley of Flowers National Park (3858 meters). Valley of Flowers is an enchanting place having the incredible collection of the very rare wild flowers like Fane Kamal, Brahma Kamal and many other multicolored ranges of the flowers. These flowers make Valley of flowers as a delight for traveler. The mountain peaks covered with snow as Nilgiri Parbat (6474 meters) located in the opposite side of the valley. The valley of flowers national park is 10 KMS long and 02 KMS wide. It is separated by Pushpavati Stream because of this separation many different small streams and water falls are merged. Enjoy the beauty of Valley of Flowers for sometime. Later, come back to the camp at Ghangaria.
Day 6 – Ghangaria-Hemkundsahib-Ghangaria
Post breakfast trek to Hemkundsahib (4329 meter) (a holy Sikh shrine). Today would be quite vertical trekking to Hemkundsahib. At this place renowned religious Sikh teacher Guru Gobind Singh meditated near the lake. Visit the auspicious lake and the famous Sikh temple known as Gurudwara. After the visit, you return back to the camp at Ghangaria.
Day 7 – Ghangaria-Govindghat-Joshimath
Day 8 – Joshimath-Rishikesh
Day 9 – Rishikesh-Haridwar-Delhi-Departure
At appropriate time, leave Rishikesh for Haridwar station to catch the train to Delhi. Arrive in Delhi and drive to the international airport to embark the onward connection. The tour ends.