• March 8, 2024
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\Valley of Flower Trek -Perfect destination to spend your vacation

\Valley of Flower Trek -Perfect destination to spend your vacation

Have you ever dreamt of walking in a meadows full of beautiful flowers amidst hills with cool breeze brushing your face? Well, Valley of Flower is your destination which fulfills your dream. It is a trail of flowers you wouldn’t miss trekking on. Trek in Valley of Flowers is one of India’s most popular treks as well as the oldest one in the Himalayas. The Indian government established the Valley of Flowers National Park in 1980. It was recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2002.

It is located at Chamoli District of Uttarakhand. Its altitude range is between 3352 metres to 3658 metres above the sea level. It extends to an area of 87.50 sq. km. Valley Of Flowers trek is a moderate level trek. It is a slightly longer and a steep incline to Hemkund Sahib that will challenge your constancy. The trek starts from Govindghat for which one has to come to Rishikesh which lies at the foothills of the Himalayas and is your gateway to the Garhwal region. 

Why Flower Valley Trek?

The most obvious reason is the jaw dropping picturesque carpet like flowers laiden over the hills. Utmost variety of flora and fauna is the most enthralling part of the trek. It treats your eyes and senses with a variety of flowers having different colours, shapes, sizes & textures.

It is second to none kind of experience as trek is challenging and satisfies all your senses. 

Valley Of Flowers is a moderate trek but as you move ahead to Hemkund it becomes a little challenging.  At 6 km you almost rise up to 4,000 ft. It treats you with an unexpected view of the alpines, Ghangaia and Valley of flowers. It gives you a bird’s-eye view from the top and puts perspective to landscape scenery.

Best Time to visit

The best time to visit Flower Valley Trek is between July and September.

In July, one can expect a lot of lush green scenery but there won’t be many flowers until mid-July. The trek extends to a high altitude of 14,000 ft which is why it retains snow even in July. Rain washes off the snow by the end of July and monsoon starts setting. Flowers start blooming from mid-July onwards by making mid July the most favourable time to experience the trek. In August, monsoon washes over the entire valley and it becomes the peak time of blooming of flowers. Brahma Kamal is a rare flower that  grows only around the altitude of 14,000 feet. One can see this rare sight while climbing up to Hemkund. This is the perfect time to explore the valley and gifts of mother nature. 

The valley is filled with 300 different types of flowers and one gets the chance to witness the vivid flora and fauna of the region. The different species like saxifrages, sediams, lilies, blue poppy, calendula, daisies, and dog flowers can be seen around. You get to see the famous Hathi Parvat and Saptarishi while trekking. The holy nature and spiritualism sensed at Hemkund Sahib makes the trek more fulfilling and once in a lifetime kind of experience. 

This fulfilling trip sweeps you off your feet, not literally but with the beautiful dreamy views and sceneries. This perfect trek has much to offer from snow covered mountains, lush green alpines, bed of flowers, cool breeze, indigenous people and their culture. While on your way to holy pilgrimage, people from all age groups can be seen trekking their way through amidst the mother nature. 

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