Valley of flowers & Hemkund Sahib Trek for Women 5N/6D


Itinerary -


Day 01 : Haridwar - Auli (2450m) (Drive / 280 Kms  / 8 - 9 hrs)  

    Assemble at Haridwar & be driven to Auli.
    By evening reach the lodge at Auli.
    Explore the beauty of the lodge, set amidst the apple orchards.
    Overnight in Lodge.


Day 02 : Auli (2450m) - Govindghat - Ghangaria (3050m) (Drive / 1 hr) (Trek / 4 - 5 hrs)

    Early morning drive to Govindghat (1 Hour)
    Trek begins from Govindghat.
    From Alaknanda bridge, trek towards Bhyundar valley, amidst forests & a few villages.
    Reach Ghangaria amidst the fine views of lush green meadows.
    Overnight in hotel at Ghangaria.


Day 03 : Ghangaria (3050m) - Valley Of Flowers (3600m) - Ghangaria  (3050m) (Trek / 4 - 5 hrs)

    Early morning trek to the Valley of Flowers from Ghangharia.
    Witness the unending meadows, laden with alpine flowers, streams & mountains.
    Immerse yourself in the spectacular view of snow clad peak, Ratban Parvat.
    Explore the vantage points of the valley for 3 – 4 hours.
    Late afternoon head back to Ghangharia.
    Overnight in hotel at Ghangaria.


Day 04 :Ghangaria

Option 1: Ghangaria (3050m) - Hemkund Sahib (4329m) - Ghangaria (3050m) (Trek / 6 - 7 hrs)

    From Ghangharia, hike to Hemkund Sahib.
    Explore Hemkund Sahib, a gurudwara next to the beautiful lake.
    You will get to see high altitude flower Brahmakamal, while on the Trek & also around the lake.
    One may choose to take a dip in the holy water of the lake.
    Head to Laxman Mandir next to the gurudwara.
    Towards afternoon head back to Ghangharia.
    Overnight in hotel at Ghangaria

Option 2: Ghangaria (3050m) - Valley Of Flowers (3600m) - Ghangaria (3050m) (Trek / 4 - 5 hrs)

    Indulge in a leisure hike in valley of flowers.
    Explore the distinct species of flowers, capture their beauty.
    Towards afternoon head back to Ghangharia hotel in ghangaria.
    Overnight in hotel at Ghangaria


Day 05 : Ghangaria – Govindghat -   Badrinath - Auli (Trek / 3 - 4 Hrs)   (Drive / 4 hrs)

    Early morning Trek back to Govindghat.
    In an hour’s drive reach the Badrinath Township.
    Badrinath Temple situated on the backdrop of Neelkanth Peak will be a spiritual moment.
    From Badrinath drive to the lodge at Auli in 2 - 1 /2 Hours .
    Overnight in the lodge.


Day 06 : Auli – Haridwar (Drive 280 kms / 8 – 9 Hrs)

    After breakfast drive down to Haridwar.
    On reaching, depart for onward destination.


                                                   Trip Ends With Sweet Memories !!!


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List of Essentials

It is very important for this adventure trip that you need to be equipped properly and with a bit of back up. Mountain/adventure travel requires one to be adequately equipped with the right kind of personal gear. Since one is travelling in the wilderness there will be hardly any opportunity to buy anything once you hit the trail so we urge you to carefully pack everything into your bags. Also please keep in mind you can rent out or purchase equipment from our Gear Store, if required.

    Shirts / T-shirts – 2/3
    Warm shirt/light micro fleece pullover/full sleeve T shirt
    Trekking Pants (water resistant/repellent & having inside lining for extra warmth) - 2
    Windproof/water resistant outer shell (jacket) of good quality (no flimsy wind cheaters please!) with a proper hood
    Down jacket with min 600 fill power rating
    Thick Fleece / Full-sleeve Woollen sweater
    Thermal inner wear (upper & lower)
    Woollen cap (Balaclava)
    Inner fleece gloves
    Outer water proof gloves
    Thick woollen socks & regular socks (4 – 5 pairs)
    Scarf/muffler (optional)
    Comfortable waterproof (Goretex) Trekking/Hiking shoes (shoes with a thick sole and high ankles are recommended)
    Camp shoes (these can be easy to slip in sneakers/sport shoes)
    Gaiters
    Raincoat / Poncho
    Small light weight towel
    Insulated water bottle & hydration pack (optional)
    Cap / floppy hat to keep the strong sun away from your face
    Sun glasses with UV protection and ability to cut the glare (imp when traversing through snow)
    Sturdy walking stick / Trekking pole
    Sunscreen Lotion
    Lip Balm
    Torch / Flashlight (with extra batteries)
    Medicines, if requiring any specific medication
    Personal toiletries
    Book, if you like reading
    Day pack/small bag which you will carry on your back every day and keep your essentials in it
    Carry rain cover for your bags
    Keep a few poly bags or waterproof bags in your bag in which if required you can put your belongings in case of heavy rain
    Camera if you like (with fully charged batteries)

     
...LOADS OF ENTHUSIASM!! AND A PLEDGE TO LEAVE NO TRACE





Transport Options (Delhi – Haridwar – Delhi)

For travel to Haridwar and back one can choose between air, rail & road. For air travel, the closest airport is the Jolly Grant Airport (30 kms) in Dehradun and is well connected to Delhi and other parts of the country by Air India, Jet Airways, Kingfisher Airlines & Spice Jet.  Train travel is highly recommended with enough options being there. For train details, you could log on to www.indianrail.gov.in and for online railway ticket bookings you could log on to www.irctc.co.in.
There are frequent Public Transport buses including Volvos available from Delhi to Haridwar that cost about Rs.500 -700 per person. These buses depart from Delhi ISBT every 30 mins. or so and take about 4/5 hrs to cover the distance. The same is also applicable on the return journey. A private vehicle could also be arranged for if you require the same.

 
Weather Details

The season for this trek is June to September. In the initial days of the season there will be snow on the higher reaches which generally melts by mid-June. Post mid-June it could rain anytime and for any duration. In the higher mountains it normally drizzles and doesn’t pour the way it does in the plains. You will have lot of mist. Day temperatures could fall to 10-15 °C. There is possibility of sunny days also and in this case your day temperatures could go up to 20-23 °C. Evenings and nights are going to be moderately cold with temperatures around 6-14 °C.
Please keep in mind that the above information is not exact and does not account for sudden changes. Whatever the temperatures and conditions rest assured we will be prepared to handle it with ease as we use equipment of very high specifications.






Duration: 06 Days

Season: Jun – Oct

Grade: Moderate+

Region: Garhwal (Uttarakhand)


Highlights

High Adventure Quotient : The myriad shades of the valley: its waterfalls, glaciers, towering mountains, big rivers & quaint villages.

The Best of Outdoors : Home to many common varieties of alpine flowers and plants.

High Point : A High Altitude Himalayan Valley, A World Heritage sight.

Things to Do : Discover rare flora & fauna| Visit Hemkund Sahib Temple | Bird Watching

Enjoy being with like-minded people in the best of outdoors.




Description

When wilderness beckons, Valley of Flowers should be on your list. Valley of Flowers is celebrated for almost 300 species of wild flowers that bloom here like Brahmakamal, Blue poppy, Cobra lily ,Anemone, Prinula, etc. The Valley is a hidden jewel at an altitude of 3250 m, home to many rare and endangered species of animals like Asiatic black bear, snow leopard, blue sheep, etc. Experience the colossal beauty of this valley, offering the most beautiful outdoors you could ever imagine of!

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