Himalayan Treks : Valley of Flowers

What you will see

From times immemorial, adventure seekers have been attracted to the Himalaya. The Garhwal Himalaya of Uttaranchal is house to numerous snow clad peaks like Trishul, Nandadevi, Kamet and Bandarpunch, the beautiful "Valley of Flowers" and the paradise of HemkundSarovar located at 14,500 ft. After May when the snow starts melting, multi-colored flowers emerge from the fertile soil. July-August is the best time to visit this valley, because in this season one can see it in its full glory. During this season about 400 varieties of flowers bloom in the valley. A British mountaineer - Frank Smith, discovered this flower bedecked valley in 1931. He and his colleagues were returning from Kamet expedition when they lost track and accidentally came across this wonder of the world. Some of the flowers last only for a week, and then a new variety starts blooming with new colors and a new fragrance. After September they once again disappear for a long hibernation under the snow.

Trek Schedule: Valley of Flowers

Boarding Preference:
Day Schedule

1

Departure for Delhi:
Batch V1 (7 August) & Batch V3 (15 August) will proceed to Delhi by Train No 12627 Karnatak Express at 10.27am from Daund. Reporting time for Batches V1 & V3 is at 6 am on Pune Railway Station.
Batch V2 (11 August) will proceed to Delhi by Train No 12629 Sampark Kranti Express from Pune Railway Station at 9 am.
Overnight train journey.

2

Arr. New Delhi and proceed to Haridwar by Train No 12055 Janshatabdi Express at 3.20 pm. Overnight halt at Haridwar.

3

Leave Haridwar at dawn for Joshimath & visit Auli, if possible.

4

Joshimath to Ghangria (20 kms by bus & 14 kms trek)- Early morning, we proceed to Govindghat which is at a distance of 20 kms. from Joshimath. The trek route to Ghangria begins here & one has to trek 14 kms. to reach Ghangria.

5

Ghangria to Valley of Flowers & back (12 kms) - Valley of Flowers is a beautiful carpet of multi colored flowers. We spend the entire day in the valley & return to Ghangria in the evening.

6

Rest / Adjustment day.

7

Ghangria to Hemkund & back (12 kms) - Hemkund is a beautiful holy lake situated at a height of 14,500 feet. We have to climb continuously for 6 kms. to reach the Hemkund Sahib Gurudwara. We conclude the exhausting day at Ghangria.

8

Ghangria to Badrinath (14 kms trek & 20 kms by bus) - An early downhill trek takes us to Govindghat from where we travel upto Badrinath for a night halt.

9

Badrinath to Mana village & back - Mana, the last village on the Indian side of China border is just 3 kms. fromBadrinath. We also visit the Ganesh Gufa, VyasGufa& the origin of river Saraswati.

10

Badrinath to Haridwar - We return to the plains after having spent a few days in close vicinity of the Himalaya. In the evening we reach Haridwar - the city of temples.

11

Optional visit to the Queen of Hill stations – Musoorie & return to Haridwar for a nighthalt.

12

Proceed for Delhi by Train No 12056 Janshatabdi Express at 5.55 am. Arr. Delhi at 11.30 am and proceed to Pune by train no 12780 Goa Express from H. Nizzamudin Railway station. Overnight train journey.

13

Arrival Pune.

BatchesV1V2V3
Available Seats404036
Pune to Delhi07 Aug11 Aug15 Aug
Delhi to Haridwar08 Aug12 Aug16 Aug
Haridwar to Joshimath - Auli09 Aug13 Aug17 Aug
Joshimath to Ghangria 10 Aug14 Aug18 Aug
Ghangria to Valley of Flowers 11 Aug15 Aug19 Aug
Ghangria 12 Aug16 Aug20 Aug
Ghangria to Hemkund 13 Aug17 Aug21 Aug
Ghangria to Badrinath 14 Aug18 Aug22 Aug
Badrinath to Mana Village15 Aug19 Aug23 Aug
Badrinath to Haridwar 16 Aug20 Aug24 Aug
Haridwar to Musoorie 17 Aug21 Aug25 Aug
Haridwar to Delhi 18 Aug22 Aug26 Aug
Delhi to Pune19 Aug23 Aug27 Aug

Book Online


Available Seats: 40

₹ 16,500

Booking amount: ₹ 5,000

Book Offline

  • Call Mr. Vinay +91 9822913455 and secure your seats.
  • Download Application & Medical Form
  • Deposit your payment in following account: Account Name: Yuvashakti
    Bank Name : IDBI Bank
    Branch Name : Laxmi Road Branch, Pune.
    Account number : 45910010014172
    IFSC Code : IBKL 0000459
  • Courier your form and payin slip to: Yuvashakti, 388, Narayan Peth, Near Modi Ganpati, Rashtrabhasha Bhavan, Pune -411 030

Things to Carry: Valley of Flowers

A list of things to be carried

  • Backpack (40 to 60 Ltrs)
  • Trekking Shoes (with rubber sole)
  • 3-4 Cotton shirts 
  • 2 Trekking Pants or track pants
  • Sweater / Pullover / Jacket
  • Thermal wear (optional)
  • Daypack (optional if your offloading the backpack)
  • Waist Pouch (to keep important things handy)
  • Woolen Scarf or Buff
  • Woolen & Cotton socks (4-5 Pairs)
  • Chappals 
  • Gloves (1 pair wollen, 1 pair waterproof)
  • Light raincoat or Poncho
  • Headlamp or Led Torch (with extra batteries)
  • Trekking Pole (optional)
  • Water Bottle
  • Lunch Box
  • Electoral Powder or ORS or Glucon-D
  • Sewing Kit (Thread, Needle, Buttons)
  • Sun glasses (Avoid Blue Shade)
  • Note book & Pen
  • Camera (optional)
  • Toiletries (Sunscreen, Cold Cream, Toothbrush, Toothpaste, Shampoo, etc.)
  • Small and big plastic bags
  • Backpack Raincover
  • Personal medical Kit (Pain Killer, Band-aid, antiseptic cream, cotton)

Important Notes: Valley of Flowers

Important Note

The above fees include the entire transportation and common accommodation from Pune to Pune. The fees however do not include the meals during whole Trek (Pune to Pune), any kind of shopping, mineral water, optional sight seeings, and any other expenses of personal nature. An important meeting shall be organized prior to the departure where all the do’s and don’ts will be discussed at length. The venue and timing of this meeting will be communicated well in advance to all the participants and attendance to this meeting will be compulsory.

Kindly Note

The railway reservations begin 120 days prior to the date of departure. Hence, all the participants who wish to join this programme from Pune are requested to confirm their participation immediately to facilitate railway reservations.