In 1931 Frank. S. Symeth, Eric Shipton and R. L. Holsworth, all british mountaineers were heading back from a sucessfull expedition to Mt. Kamet when they lost their way and landed in a valley in the high western Himalayas. This valley was full of flowers, so Frank Symeth named it “The Valley of Flowers”. It is renowned for its meadows of endemic alpine flowers and fauna. The snow leopard is the most famous and mysterious animal roaming around.
Route 8 days/7 nights
Day 1: 7 hrs. drive from Delhi to Rishikesh. Overnight stay at camp/hotel.
Day 2: 8 hrs. scenic drive to Joshimath. Overnight stay at camp/hotel.
Day 3: 1 hr. drive to Govind Gath, 3 hrs. (6km.) trek to camp 1. Overnight at camp.
Day 4: 3 hrs. (7km.) trek to Ghangria. Overnight at camp.
Day 5: 2 hrs. trek to the Valley of Flowers and 2 hrs. back the same day (overnight stay in the park is not permitted). . Overnight at camp.
Day 6: 6 hrs. trek to Govindgath, 1 hr. drive to Joshimath. Overnight stay at camp/hotel.
Day 7: Drive to Rishikesh. Overnight stay at camp/hotel.
Day 8: Drive to Delhi.
- Grade: Moderate
- Best Time: May to June / September to November