The World Wants To Trek In A Legendary Trail
One of India’s most popular hiking trips in the Himalayas is the Valley of Flowers. People who didn’t even step into the Himalayas heard of the Flowers Trek in the Valley.
However, behind Valley Of Flower’s legendary popularity there is a solid reason: it’s one of India’s oldest known treks.
The Valley of Flowers National Park has been created by the Indian Government in 1980 and later recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2002. This has brought Valley of Flowers to the world’s bucket list of trekkers.
You should note, however, that it’s not easy to walk in Valley Of Flowers. A moderate level trek that will challenge your endurance with a little longer trekking days and a steep ascent to Hemkund Sahib.
Get ready for this trip, then. In the difficulty section of this tour guide, we discussed this in-depth.
What I like about Valley Of Flowers
1. The Valley of Flowers
The most important reason why I love this trek is the pretty valley itself. You will see a colourful carpet in front of you when you stand at the entrance of the valley.
The valley is a few kilometers wide, 10 kilometers long at least. The tapestry with rose, blue and yellow waves flowed along with width and width was in front of me.
Valley of Indian Flowers
A beautiful view of Dog Flowers valley in the foreground (Impatiens Sulcata). Pavan Jain’s picture
You are told to go deeper on a narrow path between the flowers. You are now beginning to see a number of flowers. In shapes, sizes, textures and smells not only in colours.
A couple of decades of steps will take you to whole new flowers. Who got them here, you wonder. What has changed the variety? The large fauna and the flora changed was also interesting to see.
2. The climb and Hemkund Sahib
Valley Of Flowers trek is a moderate hike, but your next level is the climb to Hemkund. Almost 4,000 ft is gained in 6 km. Not only does this present a new challenge, but it also brings you to a scenic area you didn’t expect.
As I climbed to Hemkund, I loved entering the alpine zone. You almost have a view of Ghangaia and Valley of flowers on the road up by drone or helicopter.
You can see from where you came and where you went the day before. The view of a bird’s eye also puts the landscape in such a way.
The peace of the lake and of the surrounding mountains once stunned you at Hemkund Sahib. The majestic lake, the mountains and the Gurudwara reflect on you throughout your trip in gratitude. It is a moment for many of them to calmly reflect their whole life.
3. The cultural experience
Not only a trek is Valley Of Flowers. It will show you an incredible journey of faith made by humans, along with a trip to the beautiful valley.
At this incredible 14,000-ft climb to the lake, you see young people, elderly people, children, and children. Many take the support of ponies or even porters, but many climb their own strength.
It was hot to see people wandering every part of the path to keep it clean and to work at freezing temperatures in Hemkund Sahib Gurdwara. The dawn of the parade calls of the Sikh Gurudwara gave me a wonderful feeling to wake up in Ghangria. The walk shows you a world that you could not see any other way.
How long is the Flowers Valley walking?
The Flowers Trek valley measures 38 km. And in 4 days, in about 6 hours every day, you cover this distance. Two days are also required for your journey to and from the Flowers Valley base camp.
The tour starts in Govindghat, an 11-hour Rishikesh drive. You trek to Ghangria from Govindghat. This is yours at the base of your trek. You will walk around 6 hours each day and come back to Ghangria.
You will witness a wide range of things during your trek: flowering flowers, rivers gushing, high mountain scenery before you, delicate bridges, stone paths, lakes, and much more.