This enchanting valley is situated at an altitude of 3,658 meters in the deep Himalayas. Valley of Flowers lies at Bhyundar Valley in the Garhwal Himalayan ranges of Uttaranchal (District- Chamoli), India. The Valley was introduced to the world as the Valley of Flowers by Frank S, Smith - mountaineer, explorer, botanist who camped here for several weeks in the monsoon of 1937.
This valley covers a vast area of 87.50 sq kms with myriad alpine flowers. The valley of flowers was declared as the National Park in 1982 and it is now a world heritage site. The virgin beauty of this mystical valley has always lured botanists, nature lovers and adventure lovers.
Less known to the common tourists, protected by snowy mountains, this fairy-land remains under deep cover of snow during the colder months, and burst into its coulour as the snow melted with the advent of summer. During the monsoons in July & August the countless flowers bloom in this National Park and offer a breathtakingly spectacular show.
The valley is home to many celebrated flowers like the Brahmakamal, the Blue Poppy and the Cobra Lily.
Some important flowering plants having tremendous medicinal values are: Anemone, Geranium, Marsh, Marigold, Primula, Potentilla, Geum, Aster, Lilium, Himalayanblue poppy, Aconite, Delphinium, Ranunculus, Corydalis, Inula, Saussurea abvallata, Campanula, Straw berries and Rhododendron etc.
The valley is also home to a large variety of wildlife.
Go for the Trek:
Rishikesh - Joshimath - Govindghat - Ghangria - Valley of flowers - Ghangria - Govindghat.
Joshimath- GMVN guesthouse / hotels/ lodges available.
Ghangria- GMVN guesthouse / hotels/ lodges available.
Location: Nandanvan National Park, Uttarakhand.
Famous for/as: meadows of alpine flowers and the variety of flora.
Chilly throughout the year.
Monsoon (July to September): Moderate rainfall.
Altitude: 3352 to 3658 mt.
Nearest airport Jolly Grant, Dehradun.RAIL
Nearest Rail head is Rishikesh.ROAD
Day 1. Rishikesh-Joshimath (250 Km drive).
Day 2. Joshimath-Govindghat-Ghangria (25 Km drive + 14 kms trek).
Day 3. Ghangria - Valley of flowers - Ghangria (7+ km trek).
Day 04: Ghangria To Joshimath return (drive).
For Hemkund Saheb darshan add one day at Ghangria:
Add a day: Ghangaria - Hemkund Sahib - Ghangaria (5.5kms/5hr each side) Early morning, trek start from here to Hemkund Sahib. Return back to Ghangaria after Darshan. Overnight at Ghangria.