T.G. Longstaff and Frank Smythe for the outside world discovered this enchanting place by chance in 1931, though the local villagers of Bhyundar Valley knew it as Nandankanan since time immemorial. They feared venturing into the valley, because of the spirits and fairies that were thought to be haunting the beautiful valley. They feared that the spirits would carry them away. More than thousand varieties of flowers, ferns, and Himalayan herbs grow in the valley. The most beautiful of all Himalayan flowers, the Blue Primula can be seen blooming in thousands in the valley. The best time to see the valley in full bloom is mid-July to mid-August. To reach the valley one has to trek from Govind Ghat on the route to Hemkund Sahib, up to Ghangaria, 14 kms ahead. Few furlongs ahead of Ghangaria the trek route to the valley takes a detour towards left. The valley is about five kilometers from.

Valley of Flowers covers a vast expanse of 87.50 sq kms with myriad alpine flowers. It is situated at an elevation of 3,658 mts above sea level. You will encounter numerous cascading waterfalls on the route to Valley of Flowers. The valley of flowers was declared as the National Park of India in the year 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.

Best time: Summers (Jun – October)
Starts/Ends: Haridwar / Haridwar
Places to visit: Haridwar, Rishikesh, Rudraprayag, Valley of Flowers, Hemkund Sahib etc.
DAY 01:



Arrive at Haridwar railway station / Dehradun airport or drive direct from Delhi to Haridwar (220 km/06 hr). Meet and greet by the representative and transfer to hotel for check in.
In the evening, proceed to witness the famous Ganga aarti ceremony at the Hari-Ki- Pauri ghat. Overnight is at hotel in Haridwar.

DAY 02:


(DRIVE: 242 KM / 07 HR) ALT: 1890 M

Today enjoy morning and afternoon Jungle Safari at Rajaji National Park.
Overnight is at hotel in Haridwar.

DAY 03:



(DRIVE: 52 KM / 02 HR)
(TREK: 13 KM)
ALT: 1828 M
ALT: 3028 M

Today, bit early in the morning drive to Govindghat.
Start trek from Govindghat to Ghangharia. Upon arrival at Govindghat, check in at the hotel.
Rest of the day is to relax. Overnight is at hotel in Ghangharia.

DAY 06:



(13 KM TREK)
(160 KM DRIVE / 06 HR)
ALT: 1828 M
ALT: 0610 M

Today, bit early in the morning start your trek down to Govindghat, from here drive to Rudraprayag, en-route visiting Joshimath. After visit continue to Rudraprayag. Upon arrival, check in at the hotel.
Overnight is at hotel in Rudraprayag.

DAY 07:


(135 KM DRIVE / 05 HR) ALT: 0360 M

Today morning drive from Rudraprayag to Rishikesh. Upon arrival, check in the hotel.
In the evening, sightseeing of Rishikesh followed by Aarti ceremony at Parmarth Ashram. Overnight is at hotel in Rishikesh.

DAY 08:



Today in time, transfer to Railway station or airport to depart for onward destination.

*** Trip Ends Here ***