Valley Of Flowers
"The Flower's Valley"
A Village in Uttarakhand, India3650 meters
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Ideal time to stay: 1 - 3 days
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How is the weather at Valley Of Flowers
Height(Altitude) of Valley Of Flowers from sea level: 11975 feet
Latitude/Longitude: 30.7333330°N, 79.6333330°E
Ecosystem: Valley , Plain
Food, Culture and Language at Valley Of Flowers
Food Type Available: Indian, Tibetan
Regional Language: Hindi
Currency: ₹ - Rupee (INR)
Why travel Valley Of Flowers?
Valley of Flowers is a vibrant and splendid national park reposing in West Himalayas. Nestled in Uttarakhand, this alluring place is famous for its charming meadows of alpine flowers. Endowed with a diverse range of endemic flora, it is picturesque in its beauty. This lush region is also home to some rare and endangered animal species. You may spot animals like Asiatic black deer, snow leopard, musk deer, red fox, brown bear and blue sheep. High in the lofty Himalayas of the Garhwal region sprawls this enchanting valley. Legends believe it to be the place from where Hanuman had collected the Sanjeevani buti for curing Lakshmana. This place has floral pastures, running streams and beautiful backdrop of the mountains.
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6 Places to visit and Things to do in Valley Of Flowers
Valley Of Flowers Trek
Valley of Flowers Trek- A trek amidst a riot of colours and scents. Many tales are spun around the Valley of Flowers – usually about trekkers falling unconscious from the heavy scent of flowers on the valley floor. Whatever the stories, they do have a grain of truth in them, in a good way! It is rare to find a valley so full of flowers. Flowers bloom everywhere in a riot of colours – purple, yellow, white, pink… They blanket the valley in such a way that sometimes, you can’t see the valley floor at all! It's almost 13 Km from Govindghat.
Expenses - NA
Time needed - 5 hours
Valley of Flowers National Park
Valley of Flowers National Park is an Indian national park, located in West Himalaya, in the state of Uttarakhand and is known for its meadows of endemic alpine flowers and the variety of flora. This richly diverse area is also home to rare and endangered animals, including the Asiatic black bear, snow leopard, musk deer, brown bear, red fox, and blue sheep. Birds found in the park include Himalayan monal pheasant and other high altitude birds. At 3352 to 3658 meters above sea level, the gentle landscape of the Valley of Flowers National Park complements the rugged mountain wilderness of Nanda Devi National Park to the east. Together, they encompass a unique transition zone between the mountain ranges of the Zanskar and Great Himalaya.
Expenses - ₹150
Time needed - 3 hours
Hemkund Sahib Trek
Hemkund is almost 18km trek from Govindghat, which is the gateway to the Bhyundar or Lakshman Ganga valley. The trek from here to Hemkund takes one through forests of pine and rhododendron where wild roses, ferns and alpine flowers bloom. The surging waters of the Lakshman Ganga are also visible. The last 5km of the trek entails a steep climb from Ghangharia, which is a base for visiting Hemkund. This sacred Sikh shrine is situated on the shores of the Hemkund lake (4320 m).
Expenses - NA
Time needed - 6 hours
Hemkund Sahib, Valley Of Flowers
Hemkund Sahib (also spelled Hemkunt), known as Gurudwara Sri Hemkunt Sahib Ji, is a Sikh place of worship and pilgrimage site in Chamoli district, Uttarakhand, India. It is devoted to Guru Gobind Singh Ji (1666–1708), the tenth Sikh Guru, and finds mention in Dasam Granth, a work dictated by Guruji himself. With its setting of a glacial lake surrounded by seven mountain peaks, each adorned by a Nishan Sahib on its cliff, it is according to the Survey of India located in the Himalayas at an elevation of 4,632 meters (15,197 feet). It is approached from Govindghat on the Rishikesh-Badrinath highway.
Expenses - NA
Time needed - 1.5 hours
Nanda Devi National Park
Himalayan snow leopard is one of the major attractions of Nanda Devi National Park amidst the valley of flowers and mountain ranges. Other animals found here are the endangered Asiatic black bear, blue sheep, and brown bear. It is also popular for its medicinal plants and herbs. Nanda Devi Peak, which is one of the highest peaks of the world can be seen very closely from this National Park. Along with Valley of Flowers, Nanda Devi National Park has been declared as World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1988.
Expenses - NA
Time needed - 4 hours
Hemkund Lake is about 2km in circumference. Its clear, still waters mirror images of the Saptashringi Peaks (5500 meters) which surround it. Bits of ice still float on the waters between July and October, the best season to visit Hemkund. The rockstrewn shores of the lake are covered with moss and flowers in bloom.
Expenses - NA
Time needed - 1 hours
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