VALLEY OF FLOWER TREK WITH BADRINATH AND TAJ MAHAL VISIT
View from Valley of Flowers
Valley of flowers was well protected and hidden from the world, only the locals frequented the place. It was in as late as 1931 that the place was discovered by Frank Smith, a mountaineer, botanist and an explorer who came across this valley accidentally. He introduced the place to world. He was so enchanted by the place which at that time was in its full bloom that he wrote a book here 'Valley of Flowers'. The book further popularised the place.
The valley is bounded by peaks from all sides and an area of 8,950 hectares here was declared a National park in September 1982. It was only in July 2005 that the valley was added to the list of World Heritage sites by UNESCO. The valley is so significant because of the rich diversified flora it has in its bounds. The valley itself is located at a transition point of Zanskar and Himalayan ranges and Eastern and Western Himalayas. This results in bringing together a rich diversified flora at one place, several of the flower species found here are internationally endangered. There are also many endangered medicinal plants here.
During the journey you will discover some very famous pilgrimages sites: Hemkund, one of the most important and sacred places of the Sikhs; Badrinath, dedicated to the Trinity in Hindu mythology and Haridwar, one of the seven holy cities of Hinduism and Taj Mahal.
The trek start from Govindghat to back Govindghat 04 days.
One of our staff will be with you during all these 14 days from Delhi to Delhi.
Trip Grade : Easy Trek
Duration : 14 days Tour Delhi to back Delhi
Regions : Uttarakhand Garhwal Himalaya
Trekking : 4 Days
Maximum altitude : 4329 m Hemkund Sahib
Best Period : 1st week of May to end of August
Accommodation:13 Nights in Hotel and Guesthouse
Day 01 : Arrival Delhi, Day 02 : Delhi to Rishikesh, Day 03 : Rishikesh to Joshimath, Day 04 : Joshimath to Govindghat – Ghangriya 1st. day Trek, Day 05 : Ghangriya to Valley of Flowers – Ghangriya Trek, Day 06 : Ghangriya to Hemkund Sahib – back Ghangriya Trek, Day 07 : Ghangriya to back Govindghat – Badrinath Trek and by road , Day 08 : Visit Badrinath and Mana Village, Day 09 : Badrinath to Joshimath by road, Day 10 : Joshimath to Haridwar by road, Day 11 : Haridwar Full day Visit, Day 12 : Haridwar to Delhi by road, Day 13 : Delhi to Agra by road, Day 14 : Agra to Delhi by road – PM Departure to home,