Hemkund Sahib & Valley of flower with Badrinath darshan
Valley Of Flowers, Hemkund Sahib & Badrinath Darshan
Days: 5 NIGHTS / 6 DAYS
Day 01: DEHRADUN - HARIDWAR - BIRAHI
Tour Highlights: Breakfast at hotel later proceed to Birahi en route visit Deopriyag, Rudrapriyag. Karnpriyag and Nandpriyag. On arrival at Birahi check in hotel. Rest of the time free for individual activities. Overnight at hotel.
Day 02: BIRAHI - GOVINDGHAT - GHANGRIA
Tour Highlights:Early morning drive for about 1.5 hrs drive to Govindghat, we start the trek by crossing the river Alaknanda over a bridge at Govindghat and from there walking towards the Bhyundar valley through forest area and a few villages. There are numerous waterfalls and absolutely lush green landscape all around. The gradient of the trail is moderate. The 14 kms trek to reach Ghangria takes about 4-5 hrs, one can also hire a mule or use the helicopter service to reach Ghangria. Overnight in Hotel ,Camp or Guest house at Ghangharia.
Day 03: GHANGRIA - VALLEY OF FLOWERS - GHANGRIA
It's a delightful and short ascent to the valley. Gradient is moderate and the landscape extremely soothing to the eye. It will take about a couple of hours to reach the valley. The beauty of this world renowned valley totally lives up to its reputation. There are unending meadows laden with varieties of alpine flowers, network of streams and big mountains all around. At the entrance of the Valley stands the snow-clad peak of Ratban Parvat, towards the left is Nar Parvat, which separates the Badrinath valley from this valley, and to the right is dense Birch forest on the hillsides. The prominent species are Braham Kamal, Anemone, Geranium, Marsh Marigold, Prinula, Lilium, Potentilla, Ranunculus, Inula, Corydalis, Pedicularis, Arisaema, Ligularia, Morina, Impatiens, Saxifrages Bistorta, Anaphalis, Sibbaldia. We will spend 3-4 hrs exploring different corners & vantage points of the valley and towards late afternoon retrace our steps to Ghangria. Total trekking time would be about 04 hrs. Overnight in the Camp/ guest house at Ghangharia.
Day 04: GHANGRIA - HEMKUND SAHIB - GHANGRIA
Today's climb to Hemkund Sahib is steep at places and will take about 3 - 4 hrs. Hemkund Sahib is a popular Sikh Shrine built next to the beautiful lake. The lake is surrounded by wild flowers with Bhramkamal being the most popular. Pilgrims take a dip in the freezing cold waters of the lake, not an easy task. We will serve hot tea in the Gurudwara (Shrine) and retrace our steps to Ghangria. Overnight in camp/ guest house at Ghangharia. (**Visitors not wanting to visit Hemkund Sahib can relish Valley of Flowers again.
Day 05: GHANGRIA - GOVINDGHAT - BADRINATH
Today we trek back to Govindghat and from there drive to Badrinath, on arrival check in hotel rest of the time visit Mana Village (Last village between India & China Boarder) and evening visit Badrinath Dham. Overnight at hotel.
Day 06: BADRINATH - JOSHIMATH - HARIDWAR
Early morning after breakfast, drive to Haridwar enroute visit of Rishikesh of the time visit Parmarth Niketan witness the Ganga Aarti on arrival check in hotel rest.
Accommodation & Food
Skiers will stay in cottage Joshimath. There will be twin sharing facilities in one tent. They will be provided with Breakfast and dinner at the Campsite, however, lunch can planned at the resort at Auli.
Things to Carry Apart from your lovely smile, you have to carry following things with you.
1. 2-3 sweat shirts
2. 2-3 shorts
3. Track pants
4. 2-3 pair socks
5. Shoes (rubber soled and in good condition, should not be new)
6. Warm cloths/Jackets
7. Your toiletries
8. Sun screen & Mosquito repellant
9. A torch (spare batteries)
10. A cap
11. Personal medical kit
12. Extra pair of spectacles in case you use them (we do not recommend contact lenses)
13. Water bottle (ability to carry 1liter of water, NOT a thermos)
14. Camera to take back memories. (Responsibility of the camera or any other equipment will solely be with individual)