Valley of Flowers was hidden from the world until 1931. Legend has it that the local inhabitants of the Bhyundar valley avoided the Valley of Flowers, believing it to be the celestial playground of the Gods, nymphs and fairies! Such is its astounding beauty that travellers have been known to lapse into fits of ecstasy! They claim to have attained the ultimate peace of mind in this charming valley, for the setting is as dramatic and the views are breathtaking! The Valley of Flowers National Park, when in full bloom would have made even Wordsworth settle here! Waves after waves of the most beautiful flowers adorn the Valley for a very brief period during the summer, after which it goes back to oblivion, only to be seen next summer! When in flower, the Valley is not to be missed! And in that captivating, mist-covered valley bounded by the mighty Himalayan mountains on all sides, roam some of the most elusive creatures found in India. The Snow Leopard, the Himalayan Black Bear, Serow, the Himalayan Golden Eagle are all found in and around the valley! It could well get lucky for you! We also visit the enchanting Hemkund sahib, Badrinath and the gorgeous hill resort of Auli. Come with us on this authentic Himalayan trek
Day 1: (Participants flying to Delhi are expected to reach Delhi by 9:30 am). Reach Delhi at 9:30 am and thereafter fly towards Dehradun. From Dehradun, we drive to Devprayag where the Ganga river comes into being. Over dinner, we would be having an introduction and discussing the course of action over the next week.
Day 2: After taking in the wonderful views of the confluence of the Alaknanda and Bhagirathi rivers, the great journey begins. We travel the glorious route from Devprayag to Auli. Overnight at the picturesque Auli, one the most famous Himalayan hill-stations.
Day 3: Today, we climb till Ghangaria which is a 14 kilometer trek traversing through beautiful woods and offering incredible views all around. Ghangaria is the base for our future forays. This trek is an excellent photographic opportunity too! Overnight in Ghangaria.
Day 4: Today is the D-day! Spend an entire day in the fabled Valley of Flowers. Flowers, glaciers, mountains, meadows and your camera!
Day 5: Trek the enchanting route to Hemkund Sahib. This is a superb place for making some glorious images of the high-mountains, devout Sikhs and the elusive Brahmakamal. Overnight in Ghangaria.
Day 6: We visit the valley once more! (There’s an option of descending the mountain and visiting Badrinath instead). We trek back and spend the night in Govindghat, alongside a magnificent river.
Day 7: We continue our journey and head towards Rishikesh. In the evening,(if the water level is ideal) we would go for white water rafting or visit Vyas caves.
Day 8: We spend an entire day exploring the magnificent town of Dehradun. Our tour expert would show you the magnificence and old-world charm of the FRI (Forest Research Institute) and some other local attractions. We board the overnight train to Delhi.
Day 9: Reach Delhi in the early hours of the morning and leave for Pune by the morning flight. *The above itinerary is subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances
What is included in the trip
- Accommodation at hotels and guesthouses for 7 nights.
- All meals ex-Dehradun.
- Dehradun-Delhi 3AC train fare. 4. Valley of flowers entries, permits and other fees.
- Surface transfers (Dehradun-Govindghat-AuliDehradun) by a minibus.
- Services of our trek cum botanical expert throughout the tour.
What is NOT included in the trip
- Any extra activities.
- Any medical expense.
- Anything not mentioned in inclusions.
- All Govt. Taxes as applicable.
- Extra meals, laundry, internet, soft and hard drinks.