8 Days Valley of Flower Itinerary
As you arrive in Delhi, meet our tour representative, who will help you with an assisted road transfer to Haridwar. On the way, stop for lunch. Upon reaching Haridwar, complete the check-in formalities at the hotel. Then, freshen up and get ready to explore this holy city on the banks of River Ganga.
Visit the popular Ganga ghat, Har-ki-Pauri. The evening is scheduled for the remarkable Ganga aarti, the river worshiping ceremony. While sacred chants are played in the background, admire the sight of lighted lamps that fall into the river's flowing water. Afterward, return to the hotel for dinner.
Stay overnight in Haridwar.
On day 2 of your Haridwar to Valley of Flowers tour, enjoy breakfast. Later start your drive from Haridwar to the hill town of Joshimath, a famous Hindu pilgrimage center. As you drive upwards, halt at the holy sites of Devprayag, Rudraprayag, and Karnprayag, the confluence of the Alaknanda River with River Bhagirathi, River Mandakini, and River Pindar. Then, continue your journey to Joshimath. As you reach, check into the hotel, followed by sightseeing.
Overnight stay in Joshimath.
On the 3rd day of the Valley of Flowers package, post breakfast, start driving Joshimath to Govidghat, a beautiful hamlet; popular among adventure enthusiasts and pilgrims. Govindghat is also the starting point of the trek to the Valley of Flowers and Hemkund Sahib Trek.
From here, start your trek to the Ghangaria Village. It is placed at the confluence of River Pushpawati and River Hemganga and is the last human habitation center during the trek. The village lies in the Bhyundar valley. As you arrive in Ghangaria, check-in at the hotel and enjoy the evening relaxing.
Overnight stay in Ghangaria Village.
On the 4th day, the Ghangaria to Hemkund Sahib trek starts. Hemkund Sahib is a highly revered pilgrimage center among Sikhs, associated with the 10th Sikh Guru, Guru Gobind Singh. It is believed that he meditated here for several years.
On your way to the Gurudwara Sahib, you will come across splendid views of the Himalayas, cascading waterfalls, and lush forests. Referred to as Gurudwara Sri Hemkunt Sahib, Hemkund Sahib is the highest gurudwara of the Sikh community, settled at an altitude up to 4329 meters above sea level. It is a star-shaped Gurudwara made up of white marble. Offer sincere prayers at the gurdwara and get the blessings of the almighty. After that, return to Ghangaria.
Stay overnight in Ghangaria Village.
On the 5th-day, start the Valley of Flowers trek. Valley of Flowers is one of the top tourist sites in Uttarakhand. It covers an area of up to 87 square kilometers and is like a wonderland for nature lovers, adventure lovers, and avid photographers.
It is a UNESCO heritage site best known for its lush velvet meadows, flower-strewn beds, and endangered species of flora and fauna. Legends say that it was this place from where Lord Hanuman collected 'Sanjevani' herbs for Lord Rama's younger brother, Lord Laxman. Valley of Flowers consists of a diverse variety of exotic flowers, including Geraniums, Marsh Marigold, Rhododendrons, Asters, Strawberries, Primulas, and Epilobium.
If you are lucky enough, you may also spot Musk Deer, Brown Bear, Red Fox, Blue Sheep, and Asiatic Black Bear. Back to Ghangaria in the evening.
Overnight stay in Ghangaria Village.
In the morning, embark on the 13 km trek from Ghangaria to Govindghat. As you reach Govindghat, drive to Rudraprayag. On arrival, check-in at the hotel. The remaining day is leisure. Take a rest or explore the place on your own.
Overnight stay in Rudraprayag.
Today, start your road journey from Rudraprayag to Rishikesh, the 'Yoga Capital of India.' This is a holy town on the banks of River Ganga. It is dotted with innumerable temples and ashrams. Enjoy sightseeing and a temple tour of Rishikesh. Some of the popular attractions in Rishikesh include Lakshman Jhula, Ram Jhula, Neelkanth Mahadev Temple, Triveni Ghat, Parmarth Niketan Temple, and Swarg Ashram. Later in the day, get transferred to Haridwar. After arrival, check in at the hotel.
Stay overnight in Rishikesh.
Today is the last day of your Valley of Flowers trek from Delhi tour. First, partake in local sightseeing and temple tours of Haridwar. Then, later in the day, drive to Delhi. You will be transferred to the railway station or the airport for your onward journey.